Most businesses start with a particular need and for Jamie Whittaker, co-founder and president of Venuelust, it was all about finding a beach house for her sister-inlaw’s wedding. Whittaker worked for a special events company in California at the time. “My job was visiting venues and getting on their preferred vendor list,” she explains. When talking with her sister-inlaw, she couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find a unique venue. She launched Estate Weddings and Events in 2008 and rebranded it as Venuelust one year ago.