Our Friendship goes way back and our respect for each other runs deep. Annapolis is a very small, quaint town and that small town feel has been such an asset to our connections and friendships across the wedding industry. Get to know each of us a bit more below, but our doors are always open for a visit!
ALLY TIERNEY - CO-OWNER
I guess I have always been a free spirit. I have always been one to follow my dreams fiercely to see where they lead. I began my career in theatre, spent some time living in India, taught special education, and then started a business designing and making one of a kind jewelry pieces and handbags. And then I met Jill! Jill and I hit it off right away. We both loved designing, loved theatre and, it turns out our husbands went to high school together (small world!). We were destined to be friends and I just love the business we have created together. One of my favorite aspects about our business is the people we have met along our way. Our clients and their families mean the world to me and have helped shape 2hands into what it is today!
JILL DAVOLIO - CO-OWNER
Life takes you down so many paths, but when a spectacular, unexpected one opens up, you know amazing things will happen. My path started when I met my husband in college and toured together in our band for 8+ years. I've always been an entertainer at heart, which is, among other reasons, why Ally and I connected instantly. I am a graphic designer by trade which is why I brought in our line of invitations. After Ally and I met, we realized our husbands new each other in high school, our kids quickly became besties, and the rest is history. Don and I still perform on occasion, love my Jersey girl roots, lipstick, and watching my children grow into amazing young people. I'm always up for an adventure and can't wait to hear about yours!
JEN NYLAND - PRINCIPAL PLANNER
A leap of faith is how I became a part of 2hands Studios. I’ve been producing events spanning from intimate garden weddings to 7000 person galas for many years. Of all the events that I have been a part of (over 2000…crazy, but true), weddings have always been what I am most drawn to. So when 2 of my closest friends reached out a few years back about adding a new division to their already successful event business, I took that leap of faith and am so grateful that I did! I love getting to know my clients personally and helping them bring their ideas to life to create their dream wedding. I’m a sucker for a good “how we met” story. Can’t wait to meet you and hear yours!
KRIS ARCHER - HEAD PLANNER
There is nothing like the rush of getting a couple down the aisle, hearing laughter erupt as a groomsman freestyles his toast, or watching employees cut loose at a corporate party. That’s what I love about this work. After years of marketing, PR and event planning for corporate clients, it’s been fun and refreshing to connect with clients more personally and bring their wedding, social or corporate party vision to life.
I’d consider my style to be classic with a twist, and love an exciting design or logistical challenge. I also love a good mojito! I look forward to meeting you and helping to take the stress out of planning your big day!
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