Meet The Team
At Weddings With A Twist, we strive to have a more flexible approach to wedding planning. This allows us to adapt well to last minute changes and to really focus on each individual couple and how they would like their day to go. We gladly offer our advice and expertise without overshadowing your wishes so your wedding is a true reflection of you. It is our goal to provide exceptional and highly detail oriented service while also being easy going and fun to work with. Our calm nature will help you relax on the wedding day, knowing that we have everything under control. Our hope is for you to be present in every moment of your day and look back with nothing but happy memories.
Krista Dentice | Owner + Lead Planner
When I started Weddings With A Twist in 2011, I accomplished my long time dream of becoming a wedding planner. While studying graphic design at the University of Minnesota, I gained experience by sitting on the board and planning events for Habitat for Humanity. In addition, I have worked in customer service and hospitality including a position as a consultant at a bridal gown boutique. My down to earth and approachable personality helps those I work with feel at ease. I really enjoy personal development and some of my favorite activities include listening to podcasts and audiobooks. Every year I attend the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas, a nationwide convention for professionals in the industry to stay up to date on the latest trends and practices.
Currently, my husband and I are enjoying settling into our new house with our rescue dogs, Rowdy and Chuck. I like to lead an active lifestyle and a few years ago I teamed up with Bucci’s Bridal owner, Melissa Bucci, to create Wisconsin’s only bridal fun run, Piece of Cake! 5K, which gives back to charity and provides brides and grooms with a fun and unique way to celebrate their engagement. I also can’t resist a glass of bubbly and perusing the aisles of Target (if only I could do both at the same time!)
After seven years, I still find so much joy in watching couples share all of their special moments together. With each passing year, I fall even more in love with what I do and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.
Julia Cherkinian | Coordinator
The most important thing to know about me is that I am the biggest Disney fan you will ever meet! I have always had a love for Disney as well as wedding planning and as soon as I graduated from UW-Madison, I was offered my dream job of working as a wedding coordinator at Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings at Walt Disney World. While I had an amazing experience there, I knew that I wanted to return to Wisconsin and create magical weddings in the Midwest. I also enjoy mashed potatoes, country music, and a good thunderstorm. In my free time I like hanging out with my sisters, training for my upcoming marathon, cooking and of course taking trips to Disney. I feel so blessed to work with the kind, caring woman that Krista is, and to coordinate weddings for so many amazing couples. I can't wait to sprinkle some pixie dust on your special day! :)
Melanie Basile | Coordinator
When I graduated from Carroll University and joined Weddings With A Twist, I knew I was lucky to be a part of a fantastic and talented team. I have a bubbly personality, am a thorough communicator, and am very attentive to the small details. I am a master multitasker and can handle whatever is thrown in my direction with ease. I have years of experience in customer service, which allows me to easily form trusting relationships with both couples and other wedding vendors. My family, friends, and my adorable ball of fur (my dog, Midnight) are the highest priorities in my life. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, and traveling to new and exciting places and even spent time in college studying at the University of London. It is such a rewarding experience to be there for couples on their big day and I look forward to creating special moments for the two of you.
Katrina Hoffmann | Coordinator
I joined Weddings With A Twist due to my love of planning, attention to detail, and creative side. I have always had a passion for helping others and in addition to wedding planning, I also work as an athletic trainer at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in their sports medicine clinic. I love spending time with my fiance and two dogs, usually binge watching Netflix. I also enjoy crafting (sewing, scrapbooking, wood burning, etc.), staying active by going to the gym, competing in triathlons, hiking, and camping. My patient and calm personality lends itself well to all of the different circumstances I encounter. I find no greater joy than making sure that a couple’s wedding day is everything they imagined and goes off without a hitch.