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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​As 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, crafted Wedding Cakes and 3D cake designs for 20 years, and has over 23 years of event planning experience. Her experience in healthcare management has paved the way to her current career as an event planner.  Carolyn's expert eye for detail, her ability to see the overall big picture, and her talent for design and decor have her one of the top-rated event planners in Nashville.  

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Our Coordination Team

Carolyn Dohnal, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CMUA 

Owner/CEO, Head Planner

JD DohnalOwner/CEO, Band Leader 

Wedding Planning Assistant