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Joan Howe is the owner of First Impressions Event Planners, Rhinebeck, New York, a full service event and wedding planning company. Joan is a service oriented person whose career also includes Star Travel, a full service travel agency, located in Red Hook, New York. With more than 20 years experience in the travel industry, Joan has planned and executed many destination weddings in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and the US.

Joan has managed corporate accounts including Bard College, the Trends Institute of New York, KDK Realty, and numerous foundations, hospitals, and banks. In the entertainment industry, clients have included Van Morrison, Chip Taylor, and John Platania.

Since forming First Impressions Event Planners, Joan has planned events in many Hudson Valley locations, Atlanta, Georgia, and Baltimore Maryland. In addition to weddings Joan has planned Bar Mitzvahs, holiday parties, birthday parties, Celebration of Life, baby, and bridal showers.

Joan likes to explore and travel as an event and wedding planner, to find a perfect venue for her clients. With unique service and amazing attention to detail your event will be a lasting impression.

joan howe - event planner

First Impressions Event Planners • Rhinebeck, NY
845.532.7777 •