Wedding Coordinator and Director / Head of Operations
Madie was born and raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with her parents and three sisters. She discovered her passion for baking at a young age which was encouraged & taught by her grandmother. When the family relocated to sunny South Florida in her teens, her love for events flourished. Madie took her passions and ran with them straight to The Culinary Institute of America in New York for her Associate’s in Baking & Pastry Arts. During her time at CIA, Madie was active in student life as a Resident Assistant where she planned many fun events for her students across campus. She later completed an Externship with the Pink Cake Box, a boutique specialty bakery where she discovered her unique patience, talent and love for custom cakes. As she was preparing to graduate from the Associates program, with a fast track to her Bachelor’s, she was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to work as a Pastry Manager in Training at the French fine dining restaurant on CIA’s Campus.
Madie finished her education earning her BBA in Food Business Management with a Concentration in Asian Cuisines while working fulltime as the Pastry Manager in Training at The Bocuse Restaurant. Also, during her Bachelor’s studies at the CIA, she studied abroad in Singapore, where she also traveled to some of her bucket list locations including Australia, Bali, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Once Madie returned to the Hyde Park, NY campus, she focused on her last semester of college, during this time she was elected the General Manager for her class’ Senior Charity Event (a capstone required by those seeking a Bachelor’s degree). During the months of planning she just knew that event planning was in her blood. After graduation Madie broke into the industry as a Sales & Marketing Administrator —where not long after she was promoted to a Sales Manager.
Now as a part of the Golden Pineapple team, her creativity, experience and intuitive nature is a huge asset to our team. When Madie isn’t coordinating weddings or posting our Instagram recaps she is spending time with family and friends, while growing her own custom desserts business! Her goal is to make couple’s wedding fantasies come true whether that be through executing an exquisite event or by captivating their hearts with their wedding cake!
Vendor Coordinator / Event Management
An expert in organization and efficiency, his keen attention to detail allows for the seamless transition of a customized wedding design to its final production. Kyle’s enthusiasm, elite customer service, and passion for flawless events ensures that every Golden Pineapple wedding is an fabulous experience.
Bridal Concierge / Wedding Coordinator
Sam was born in a small sea side town called Pattaya, Thailand. From there she moved to Malaysia and finally moved back to her parents home town of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She graduated from Jupiter Christian School and went on to pursue her bachelors degree in communications at Palm Beach Atlantic University and minored in Education.
Coming from an Italian Family, weddings and parties were a common occurrence. This is when her desire to plan weddings came to fruition.
Because of her love of romantic comedies, her senior internship led her to a small charming town in South Carolina. This is when her dream of becoming a wedding planner started to become a reality.
After her internship, her love for weddings became even stronger. She landed a job at a prestigious Palm Beach hotel where she worked numerous weddings and events. The highlight of that job was working one of Hollywood’s power couples wedding. One of Sam's favorite moments in a wedding is the look on the grooms face when he sees his bride coming down the aisle.
In her free time, if she’s not traveling, you can find her sitting beachside.
Event Stylist / Wedding Coordinator
Alex was born and raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and moved to sunny South Florida in 2011. Growing up, Alex was a competitive cheerleader participating in both all-star and high school varsity programs. Cheerleading is where she learned important life skills including leadership, time management, and being a team player. When she wasn’t doing school work or competing on the mat, she was watching TLC’s My Fair Weddings with David Tutera. That is where her passion for wedding and event planning started. She now is pursuing both her BBA and MBA in Hospitality Management with a focus in Event Management at Florida International University. She hopes to graduate Summer 2020 with both degrees. Alex is also in the process of starting her very own balloon garland business! On her days off, she loves hanging with family and friends, going to the movies, trying out new coffee shops and going to Disney!
After having many event production internships working on various different projects like SOBE Food and Wine Festival and Beach Volleyball Major Series, she knows that weddings are definitely where her passion lies. Which led her to the Golden Pineapple team. Her younger sister, Madison joined the team first and Alex later joined as a Day of Coordinator. Alex strives to make sure that every detail of an event goes off without a hitch! With an impeccable eye for detail and incredible time management skills, she ensures every couple that they have nothing to worry about on their big day!