Meet Our Team!

We’re here to help make your day perfect!



Natalie Johnson, Owner & Lead Coordinator

I (Natalie) have had the unique opportunity  growing up around weddings and events. My family owns  a wedding venue/winery, so I learned at a very young age that I had a passion for planning and executing all the finite details. This is where I learned the ins and outs of Weddings, Venues, OLCC & County rules, ect... all things you should know as a planner so you can help your clients get the perfect venue and vendors for their wedding day or event. I received my bachelors degree from OSU in 2006 and then took on a roll in Corporate event planning in 2007. I decided I wanted to get back to weddings, my passion, so I slowly started coordinating weddings. In 2014 with the help of my husband, Dan, I was able to leave my corporate event planning career and fully expand Carpe Diem Weddings and Event's. Over the last decade we have been involved in just about every type of wedding and event. We have been fortunate enough to find and train a staff that works exceptionally hard and does everything in their power to help make your event flawless! 


Dan Johnson, Owner & DJ

Dan’s many years of experience and great energy make him and incredible DJ! He’s worked in the wedding industry for 5 years and knows all of the ins and outs of how music can enhance your special day.


Mindy Wilmes, Coordinator

Mindy is a lifesaver!  I have searched high and low to find someone I trust to do the job the way it needs to be done. She takes care of my couples and all the details. This girl is a natural and has something that can not be taught. She just gets it- ! :) Carpe Diem feels so fortunate to have her as part of our team!


Why the name Carpe Diem?


Dan and our entire Johnson family live their lives by the saying "Carpe Diem" . The Latin aphorism for "Seize the Day". The reason being, Dan's twin brother, 1st. Lt Michael Johnson, was killed in action while leading allied forces in Afganistan in 2009.  Mike believed in Seizing the day so much he had it tattooed on his back. The Johnson family has since used the phrase in honor of Mike.

While trying to come up with a name for our business,  Dan suggested Carpe Diem Weddings and Events. I could not think of a better name or higher honor for our Company. - Seize the Day, YOUR Wedding Day - Carpe Diem! 

Carpe Diem Offers all Military and First Responders a 10% discount off any of our packages. We thank you for your service.