Justine Broughal, Managing Partner 

Justine (she/her) is a passionate community builder, event planner, and stylist. The founder of Together Events,

she helps couples craft meaningful partnerships through thoughtful celebrations and ensures that every event she designs is unique, inclusive, and memorable.

Beginning her event design career in nonprofit spaces, she is passionate about incorporating social justice into her work. Not only does Together Events donate 10% of its profits to community organizations, but we also work with our clients to make sure your wedding or event reflects your values. 

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Anita Pandian, Associate Planner

Anita (she/her) is a freelance event producer working throughout the tristate area specializing in weddings, fashion events, and creative services. With a background in fashion public relations, Anita has experience in events both large and small, working in New York and her home state of Texas for many years. Anita has a passion for event planning and loves knowing that clients can look back on their weddings and remember it as an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience—instead of remembering how stressful it was.


Anita is a longtime resident of the West Village, where she lives with her dog, Alex, and her cat, Rico. She is an avid connoisseur of Texas BBQ and a lover of all things Bravo TV. When not planning events, she’s busy prepping for her future on a farm in Upstate New York.

Anita has worked with Together Events since 2018.


Maryam Shariat Mudrick, Managing Partner


Maryam (she/her) is an Associate Planner who brings 15 years of creative consulting experience to the team. She’s worked across state and continental lines to design and deliver unique and thoughtful weddings, galas, conferences, and experiences. With an eye for design and handmade details, Maryam is always striving to incorporate meaningful and personalized elements without increasing costs or complexity. After all, thoughtful touches  keep your guests talking long after the last glass of champagne has been poured. 


Maryam lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, Ross, and her stepdaughter, Emma. When she’s not working with Together Events, she's consulting with social impact organizations to advance their mission, organizing in her community to advance individual dignity and collective equity, or getting her hands dirty (literally) with her own creative hobby—tie-dye.


Kelly McCabe, Associate Planner


Kelly (she/her) joined the Together Events team as an Associate Planner in 2021. With experience planning intimate gatherings, awareness events, and nonprofit galas, she is eager to dive into the upcoming wedding season! Kelly is passionate about creating fun and authentic events and stress-free celebrations that reflect what’s important to partners and their communities.


Kelly has lived in Astoria, New York for four years and loves getting to know her neighborhood. Outside of Together Events, she can be found crafting, thinking up enriching activities for nannying, and tending to her houseplants.


Melissa Lee, Associate Planner


For the past 10 years, Melissa (she/her) has been involved in event planning with nonprofits, higher education, and wedding coordination. She has a passion for inclusive design and working with local vendors invested in their communities. Melissa likes to reimagine what wedding celebrations can look like and help couples create a celebration that aligns with their values.

Melissa lives in Portland with her cat, Ginny. When she’s not working, you can find her off in the woods hiking and camping or exploring new places to eat in Portland. She is also an avid baker and cook who loves to bring people together in community over delicious food.

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Shaniece Parker, Studio Manager


Shaniece (she/her) is passionate about welcoming couples to Together Events and creating custom event proposals. She enjoys collaborating with Justine and the wedding planning team to source inclusive, community-focused vendors and craft beautifully designed events and memorable experiences.


She’s from Austin, Texas (which naturally means she’s 60% Topo Chico and 40% tequila), and spent seven years in New York City before moving to her current home in Zürich, Switzerland. Outside of Together Events, Shaniece is “all things design” and works as a graphic designer for start-ups, entrepreneurs, emerging brands, fine art museums, and galleries.

Shaniece has worked with Together Events since 2019.

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Margaret Efthim


Margaret (she/they) has been an Associate Planner with the Together Events team since 2021. Bridging her background in television production with her passion for event producing, Margaret brings hands-on creative experience to the table. She is dedicated to making high-impact, low-hassle events accessible for all. Margaret believes that the most memorable celebrations are created by caring communities, and that's why she loves working with Together Events. 


Margaret resides in Brooklyn, New York. When she's not organizing events in her community, she enjoys supporting local musicians and drag performers. She also loves to venture throughout upstate New York and discover vintage treasures.