For those of you who don’t already know me, let me introduce myself… My name is Jennifer Cole. I’m a wife, mom of 5 amazing grown kids, crazy chicken lady (30+ chickens), cook, gardener, canning enthusiast, “Nonnie” to my Granddaughter, Emma, and Hairstylist of 31 years.
I’ve always enjoyed decorating and I especially LOVE Christmas Decor! My husband and I used to have a little gift shop/home decor store called “The Funky Rooster” here in Texarkana, Texas. So of course I had a blast decorating the store for Christmas- which led to customers asking me if I would be willing to decorate their homes for Christmas. Long story short… I decided to give it a try and became known as “The Christmas Fairy”
Fast forward 5 years… a good friend approached me about decorating her daughter’s wedding, to which I initially thought, “No Way”! I can’t decorate a wedding!! But after talking with her at length, I worked up the courage to say “yes” and give it my best effort! Surprisingly, I absolutely LOVED it! Two weeks later, I decorated another wedding and realized I had found my passion!
1 year later, I had a storage building packed with wedding decor and a calendar full of weddings booked. I feel so blessed to have “accidentally“ gotten into the wedding biz. I have met so many amazing people I now call friends, and I’m currently looking for a van to purchase (I have outgrown my SUV) and hired another assistant. I’ve been super fortunate to have my mother-in-law as an assistant through all of this, but we needed another set of hands.
Meet Reagan McDaniel, Lead Designer/Balloon Artist
Reagan is the Assistant Manager at TRW Boutique in Texarkana. She found her passion for decorating when designing her own wedding in 2022! Since then she has dabbled in doing one of her friends baby shower’s and has recently picked up doing balloon arches for birthday parties! Reagan is looking to grow her experience & love for design as well as making sure ours brides have the most special day!
Meet Gabi Ryther, Lead Designer
Gabi was born in Dallas, TX and grew up in Texarkana, TX. Gabi and her husband, Clint, recently bought a home in Texarkana to be closer to family after living in Conway, AR for 6 years. Gabi graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2017. In 2018 she married her high school sweetheart in the wedding of her dreams. Gabi currently works at Texas A&M University at Texarkana. Gabi not only has a passion for creativity, but also feels her goal within the job as a lead designer is "to make each bride feel heard in their vision and help them to always remember their special day for years to come!" Gabi sees wedding design as a creative challenge in the best way. She thrives when given the chance to design and create, and feels the differing personalities of each bride only adds to the fun in the design process. She feels that this job is a calling God has placed in her life to make each wedding as beautiful as the future marriages of our clients will be!
Meet Cooper Frachiseur, Design Assistant
My name is Cooper, and I'm a 19-year old student from Redwater. I'm pursuing my Education major at Texarkana College, and I'm excited about my future prospects. My ultimate goal is to become a teacher, and I'm eager to see where this path takes me. In addition, I'm excited about lending a helping hand to Jennifer and JCole Design in wedding decorating. This is a new opportunity for me, and I can't wait to get started!
Meet Chloe Arndt, Design Assistant.
I was born and raised in Texarkana, TX and still call it home. I attended Texas High School and graduated in 2019. I married my best friend in January of 2023 and we welcomed our first baby in October of 2023. I work at Miller County Farm Bureau during the week and love it a lot. I got into decorating when my Aunt Jennifer needed some help one weekend and I just kept coming back every weekend. I have loved every second of being on this team. I truly love getting to be a part of making wedding dreams come true. Jennifer is the best boss and decorator, and I'm super grateful to be working on her team.
Meet Scarlett Parker, Design Assistant
Scarlett was born and raised in Texarkana, Tx and is a graduate of Texas High School. She raised a family and then spent many years running her husband’s construction business in Dallas as his office manager. Now that she has retired and returned to Texarkana, she chose to dive right in and be my right hand woman. Scarlett is creative, energetic, and so fun to work with. She has been with our company for three years and we could not do our jobs without her! We are so fortunate to have her smiling face on our team!
Meet Taylor Cole, Design Assistant
Taylor was born and raised in Texarkana and is a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School. She is currently attending Texarkana college, where she is earning her associates degree in Health Science. Taylor plans to attend Tyler Junior College and enroll in the radiology tech program. Not only is she a good student and a hard worker, but she is also very detail oriented, which makes her a fantastic addition to the J Cole Design Team. Plus, you will always see Taylor with a smile on her face and she makes her work environment Feel fun and friendly for everyone around her.
Meet Logan Arndt, Installation Tech
Logan is a graduate of Texas high school where he met and later married the love of his life, Chloe. The two of them now reside in Texarkana and just welcomed their first baby. Logan is our behind-the-scenes guy who does just about anything and everything we need him to do. Standing at 6’4” not only can he do the heavy lifting and the high reaching tasks, but he is also very fun loving, and a pleasure to have around. The other vendors, that we work closely with always love to see Logan step out of the van! Logan is literally “The Man” of the crew here at J Cole Design!
Meet Maddie Edzards, Content Creator and Social Media Designer
I'm 23, born and raised in Texarkana. I have a wonderful fiance and a feisty 2 year old! I got into working with JCole Design after working a wedding as the bride's right hand man. I knew immediately that weddings were my favorite thing! I have a passion for designing stationery and helping JCole design her social media. I am currently planning my own wedding, and get to tag along with Jen and the crew. i love being behind the scenes of making sure someone's day is perfect!
Meet Emily Meinzer, Director of Website and Blog Content
Hi! I'm Emily! I was born and raised in Texarkana, TX. I graduated from Texas High School in 2017, then moved away to attend college at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. I got my degree in Public Relations and moved to Dallas to start my career in professional sports. After a few years of working in the golf industry, I started missing home. I met my fiance, fell in love, and moved back to Texarkana. I am curently getting my teaching certificate and dream of being a Kindergarten teacher.
I got involved with Jen and J Cole Designs through my future husband, Jen would claim him as one of her "extra" kids. I am currently planning my own wedding and enjoy getting to be involved in the creative process of wedding planning and design. I have a passion for website design and photography and I'm excited to be on the team and helping our clients have their wedding dreams come to life!
Jennifer and her team turned my mix of different styles into the most beautiful decorations for my wedding! She made my wedding dream a reality with how perfect it turned out!! To top it off she was so sweet and helpful with everything! She kept me from having to stress about decorating and making it perfect, so I would 100% recommend using J Cole Design!!!
Jennifer decorated my wedding two weeks ago and it was BEAUTIFUL!! She exceeded everything I asked for!! She made my vision a reality!! She truly is the best!! Don’t walk… but run to book her for any occasion you need decorated!! (Bonus..she even comes to clean up afterwards so you don’t have too!) 🤩🤩
Jennifer made my wedding day stress free and everything looked beautiful. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants/needs help decorating for any event. She is amazing to work with!
My wedding was an absolute dream with the help of Jennifer! I recommend her to everyone I know if they’re needing any occasion decorated. Jennifer truly exceeded all of my expectations and I couldn’t have been happier with her. Her eye for detail is amazing and I put all my trust in her! She is so easy to communicate with, fast responses, and a tremendous help!
Jennifer decorated my daughters wedding beautifully! Her eye for color and texture and design is far above the rest! She went above and beyond to add that special touch for my daughter’s special day.
Oh, and I can’t wait for the Christmas Fairy to visit my home this year!
Jenn exceeded our expectations with our daughters wedding. Her vision of decor for the wedding was just what we had dreamed! She’s amazing at everything she touches!!! You won’t be disappointed in your choice to use her as your decorator!
Her Style is Amazing...just look at all her pictures. Beautiful Work.
Jennifer is the BEST!!!!!
She does beautiful work and it all just comes natural to her.
She is a very talented decorator, give her free reign and she will amaze you. Just sit back and enjoy her creativity
J Cole Design has a special knack for weddings and Christmas decor, with an extremely creative eye and a talent for exceeding expectations. As her tag line says, she's here to help make your special day especially beautiful.
We were blessed to have worked with Jennifer recently, and very excited to be working with her again this next summer! It is remarkable to meet so many kind, compassionate and understanding people in this industry -- and J Cole Design certainly fits that bill.
So thankful that my amazing mother in law asked Jennifer to decorate for my wedding!! I have no creative bones in my body, I just knew the colors I wanted and the theme and Jennifer did the rest. She was amazingly punctual and was in contact with me the whole time to make sure my dream wedding was perfect. I don’t know how it would of turned out without her!! She truly is amazing and I would hire her again for any kind of event that I am having!!
ennifer made my daughter’s Sweet 16 party look like a dream. She listened to what we wanted and used her talents to create it perfectly. I would definitely use her again and I recommend her to everyone
I AM SO EXCITED TO CONNECT WITH YOU AND decorate your perfect day