JD Dohnal had the desire to start his own wedding/special events band back in his college days, but finally made it a reality 10 years ago when he launched Top Tier Band. Besides being a musician with a passion for providing great entertainment, he wanted to utilize his people and business skills, while always focusing on providing excellent customer service! JD has grown Top Tier Band into one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the southeastern Unites States. He’s also an award-winning songwriter/producer whose songs have been featured in movies and many TV shows.  When working with Carolyn, JD works as not only the band leader, but also as an assistant, helping with all aspects of the event from start to finish.


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Andrew Kaimana, Wedding Planning Assistant

Meg Marano lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her cats, Dr. Terror and Mozart. Originally from Ithaca, New York,  she made the move to Nashville in 2009.  Years of experience in theatre production and touring in the music industry gave Meg the organizational and multi-tasking skills that made the transition into event planning easy.  She has a expert eye for detail and is extremely attentive to each and every client, going above and beyond to ensure a perfect day!


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​As our Owner and CEO, Carolyn Dohnal established Top Tier Events as a well-known and trusted Wedding and Event Planning company in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her dedication to customer satisfaction and the highest quality service sets Top Tier Events apart from other wedding planners in the industry. She holds a Master's degree in Informatics and licensure as a Registered Nurse in multiple states, is certified as a Hair and Makeup Artist, and has over 20 years of event planning experience.  Her experience in healthcare management has paved the way to her current career as an event planner. 


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Meg Marano, Wedding and Design Coordinator, Artist

Our Coordination Team

Carolyn Dohnal, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CMUAOwner/CEO, Head Planner

Andrew Kaimana attends college at Nashville State Community College, pursuing a degree in Computer Science.  As Carolyn and JD's son, Andrew has inherited a knack for delivering quality customer service and frequently assists with event planning. 

JD DohnalOwner/CEO, Band Leader, Wedding Planning Assistant