Tie the Knot by Tessa was created from a love and passion for people and events. Our mission is to create romantic and timeless weddings that set the tone for beautiful marriages. Founded in 2013, Tessa and her team have worked with over 50 brides, both in Arizona and out-of-state. A successful wedding is dependent on the team creating it, which is why we bring our clients to the most reputable and talented creatives.

Our story

Tessa was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Arizona State University, Tessa gained her hands-on experience in events. Getting her start in events during an internship at an audio visional production company, Tessa learned the ins and outs of event production and design. After working on a several weddings, Tessa was hooked. Her passion for people, love, and beautiful things finally came together, thus Tie the Knot by Tessa was born. Since the start of Tie the Knot by Tessa, Tessa has worked with numerous brides, planning, designing a coordinating their dream weddings. During the process, she has developed lifelong friendships, commonly referring to herself as “the bride’s BFF”. Tessa finds her inspiration in every day life, and her personal style reflects her design aesthetic: timeless, romantic and unique. You can find Tessa at her studio in Old Town Scottsdale, or teaching a spin class at The Madison Improvement Club. 

Tessa Kahoun

owner | Principal Planner & Designer

dream wedding

romantic, classic and timeless

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” 

“The queen of all girl bosses- Sophia Amoruso. I admire her style, story and work ethic. Anyone who can create a business from making vintage clothing appealing, fresh and new again is very talented. I envy her creative eye and willingness to take risks!” 

“Taco Bell…there I said it! Don’t judge me!”

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Arizona born and raised, Justine graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. She took two years to travel through Western Europe, Hong Kong and India. Justine continues to be inspired by architecture, textiles, room decor and the manicured gardens visited during her time abroad. Back in Arizona, Justine began assisting a prominent interior designer, later moving into non-profit event coordination. She found her calling in 2008 as a Wedding Planner. Proper planning and attention to detail coupled with impeccable design is a must when planning a wedding. Taking clients through that process is her passion.

Justine Fritz

lead planner

dream wedding

whimsical, rustic and romantic

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"Let the beauty in what you love be what you do." - Rumi

Kate Hudson- My all time favorite role is Penny Lane in Almost Famous. It's Kate’s sexy laid back style and her wild-child spirit that I love the most.

Not sharing- As a mom of two little boys, I've been known to hide in the kitchen pantry to eat my sweets in peace. My current favorites: dolce de leche brownies and lemon tarts.

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Jessey studied marketing at The University of Arizona. Her love of weddings developed when she was planning her own in 2015. Jessey joined our team in 2017. Fun fact! Tessa and Jessey met in high school, where they had planned their junior prom on student government. When Jessey isn’t assisting brides, Jessey is always working with Ryan Nicole Photography and spending time with her husband and pup, Arnie. 

Jessey Bowen

lead planning assistant

dream wedding

modern, whimsical and glam

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"Love yourself first and everything else will fall into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world" - Lucille Ball

Blake Lively. The girl could pair a necklace and some heels with a trash bag and still look like a queen.

Staying in pj's, ordering food from postmates, and binge watching a show with my pooch. (Shameless, Grey's anatomy, Criminal Minds) 

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