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 I Decided To Become A Certified Wedding Planner Through
Certified Wedding Planner Society

Wedding Planning Certification 
When I received my Wedding Planning Certification from the Certified Wedding Planner Society, I gained so much more than an enormous amount of knowledge in planning and executing weddings. I joined a family of like minded, well trained, and supportive wedding planners and wedding venue professionals who do not see each other as competition, but see each other as partners. 
I have a network of wedding experts by my side who take such great care of my clients and I have access to special discounts from the Certified Wedding Planner Society's exclusive industry partners. This allows me to help my clients plan their weddings with the latest, most efficient tools available. My certification with the Certified Wedding Planner Society includes lifetime membership and support. I participate in continuing education on a regular basis so that I can provide my clients with a level of professionalism that far surpasses the “industry standard”. 
The Certified Wedding Planner Society is the leader in Wedding Planning Certification. They are passionate about the wedding industry and do everything in their power to empower their members. 
The wedding industry is constantly in a state of change. New trends come and go and clients come to us with a wide range of needs. It is important to work with a certified wedding planner who not only knows how to plan your wedding but is also supported by an international organization that is the leader in the industry. I look forward to being that planner for you.
Design Certification
My design certification enables me to expand my offerings to my clients.  It prepared me to understand my client’s holistic vision, know how to analyze a venue, bring in and consult with a decorator and expose commonly overlooked details.  Sometimes clients will need a jumpstart with color palettes and mood boards to brings things like linen colors, stationary a florals together.  With certain venue spaces, it will take some out-of-the-box creative thinking and floorplan ideas which I get excited brainstorming with couples about.  There are endless designs, colors, themes as to what you want your wedding to look and feel like.  What vibe will we be planning for?
Timeline Certification
My timeline certification enables me to be on my game and exceed expectations when it comes to running The Day Of happenings.  Does your timeline include the full day or day before details?  Do you have a detailed professional document that to send to all the vendors you hired to make sure everyone is on the same page?  With my experience in running projects across the united states, it takes a conductor to bring together the instruments to create the sheet of music you are looking for.  Your timeline is important and provides direction to everyone at the same time.  I look forward to creating this with you.

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.

Venue Coordinator vs Wedding Planner? Get educated on what your venue coordinator does vs what your Certified Wedding Planner does and the benefit of having both.

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.”