nearly newlywed team Jackie Courtney

Jacqueline Courtney

Who she is: Founder

Originally from Iowa, Nearly Newlywed founder Jacqueline Courtney moved to New York to pursue fashion and life in the ‘big city.’ She received her design & management degree from Parsons the New School for Design before embarking on a career in fashion with positions at Barneys NY, Men's Vogue and Karla Otto NY.

Prior to founding Nearly Newlywed, Jackie worked as a publicist for international fashion designers including Marni, Thakoon, Matthew Williamson and Emilio Pucci, working with top stylists and editors at Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, and more. She also spent time with internationally renowned eCommerce agency Create the Group supporting the digital strategy of Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan, among other luxury brands.

Jackie lives in Brooklyn with her husband Patrick, son Ryan, and dog Charlie.

Emily Rochotte

Who she is: Editor in Chief

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Emily Rochotte is a city girl at heart. A proud graduate of Fordham University, she holds a degree in marketing and a passion for all things weddings.

A content maven, Emily's work has been featured in several digital and print publications including How He Asked by The Knot, Equally Wed, Bermuda Wedding and Honeymoon magazine, Wedding for $1000, just to name a few.

Emily loves hearing all the details of couples' wedding and engagement stories and would love to hear from you! Have a question about planning your wedding? Want to pitch an article idea? Just want to say hello? Send her a note at emily(at)nearlynewlywed(dot)com


Kaitlyn De La Cruz

Who she is: Partnerships and Creative Media Manager

New York born and raised, Kaitlyn De La Cruz has always had a love for fashion and elegance, and what’s more elegant than wedding dresses? She received her degree in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked in different parts of the industry including retail, alterations, designing and production. In addition to her talents and experience in the fashion industry, Kaitlyn can be found showcasing her musical talents at open mic nights around New York City.