At Ignite we look at your wedding or occasion as a big jigsaw puzzle where each piece is dependent on the others for success.


Pamela Yerkes

About Pamela

Pamela comes from a small town in New York called Tarrytown. Starting her career early, she stumbled into the technology business, working her way up within the company, she found her passion managing projects. As this new love for planning and execution developed, Pam also found a love for building client relationships and found joy in creating well executed and enjoyable experiences for others.

She decided to take her 20 years of expertise to a new industry where the magic happened…literally. Pam obtained her Master Certificate in Wedding Planning from The Bridal Society to bring a value-add to her clients and stay on top of industry trends. This certification provides access to a wealth of endless knowledge, resources across the country at her fingertips and a support organization. Pam believes successful events and magical weddings begins with proper organization, communication and a plan.

As your trusted planner, I keep all vendors on the same page, and make certain each guest is well taken care of. You and your family can relax and really enjoy your wedding day or event knowing your vision will come to life.

Why Choose a Certified Wedding Planner?

Why hire a Certified Wedding Planner? Certified Wedding Planners have the bride and groom's best interest in mind and who better to help a couple than the experts who do nothing but plan, have relationships built and resources at their fingertips!

Certified Wedding Planner vs an uncertified planner what's the difference? The difference is education and community. Not only have I been certified but have continuing education available at my fingertips to bring you the best inclusive planner.

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What People Are Saying About Ignite



When I reached out to Pam for my wedding I was completely overwhelmed. I had a month left and knew I would not be able to pull it together in time. After our first discussion Pam was already working around the clock to ensure my wedding would be a success. She organized everything. She kept tabs on vendors, asked me questions I never would have thought of, and gave me advise I didn’t even know I needed. She got inside my head to help me create my vision. When the day came, she was there for me all day ensuring that everything flowed. My wedding ended up being a dream. It was more perfect than I ever could have imagined. Ignite your occasion played an integral part in this. Without them it would have been ok, but with them it was elevated to the next level, and they allowed me to enjoy the entire day soaking in every moment from start to finish. The services provided by Ignite Your Occasion are invaluable, and I would recommend every bride consider them in order to ensure they have the wedding of their dreams!”

Bride, December 2019



The best thing Oldsmar Cares did was hire Pamela Yerkes for our Annual Golf Tournament. She brought her exceptional organizational skills, ideas and relationships with local vendors to the project. We relied on Pamela to take care of all the details, so we could focus our attention on our guests. I would recommend Pamela as an event coordinator no matter the type or venue. She brought fresh ideas and asked all the right questions to make the day complete.”

Brenda Gaulin
Vice Chairperson, Oldsmar Cares



Pamela Yerkes was the event coordinator for my bridal shower and 30th birthday party. She pays attention to detail and is very organized. I gave her some ideas and she made it happen and it was everything that I had imagined and more. Pam Yerkes has a passion to make your wishes and wants come to life.”




If you are looking for a successful event or training seminar, then you must engage with Ignite.

I have had the privilege of knowing Ignite’s owner, Pamela, for over five years and have had the honor of hiring her multiple times to take full responsibility for managing and coordinating my corporate events, subject matter expert seminars and networking mixers. Pamela is a true professional in every aspect of her offerings including: detailed planning, ensures the pre, live and post communication is content rich, thorough, timely and completed and her attention to detail and critical thinking is spot on.

Ignite ensures that each affair flows smoothly to take my businesses to the next level. They create the professional atmosphere I am looking for to have returning clients at my events, seminars and networking mixers. I wholeheartedly recommend her and her company Ignite, for any business professional that wants to succeed in their events.”

Jon Marshall
Owner, Suncoast NPI
Founder/CEO, Sales Referral Academy



Ignite planned our Grand Opening celebration and it was fantastic! Pam did an amazing job and is fun to work with. She is super organized and offered many great ideas. Pan did a great job communicating with everyone involved and making sure things ran smoothly. You can tell she really loves what she does. I can't recommend her highly enough. If you want to sit back and enjoy your event Ignite will make that happen. We already have her planning our 1st Anniversary celebration.”

JoAnn Fitzpatrick
Operations Manager, Oldsmar Cares



Pamela Yerkes did an amazing job for my baby shower. Pamela is very professional - in a comfortable, calming way...she offers options, helps with suggestions and is very flexible. The services provided by Ignite are a definite value!! We loved everything about dealing with her.”