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I want to thank you so much for visiting us on our small little corner of the internet!
Also, a congratulations is most likely in order! I'm so happy you're here! 

My name Elise and I have a passion for design, updos and Bella Belle shoes. I have a small, trusted team located in Charlottesville, Virginia and we cannot wait to hear from you. If there's cake to be cut and boutonnieres to be pinned, we are there! 

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Welcome and Congratulations! 

wedding planning in THE heart of virginia

Pictures of my pug, bright floral skirts, vanilla lattes, almond croissants and my (not-so) secret shame of binge watching Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor whenever I can! 

what I'm known for:

After working at an award winning venue for 3 years, shadowing insanely talented florists and assisting phenomenal fellow planners, I found myself falling in love with timelines, tastings and most importantly, the couples themselves. Soon thereafter, I created Laurel Elise Events + Weddings in hopes to bring the vision that so many couple's have of their wedding to life. 

What made me fall in love with love? My parents. They are what made me fall in love with the idea of marriage in the first place. With their love as my example, how could I not want to work in such a magical industry?! My obsession of hand written calligraphy, anything sweet and rom coms also probably didn't help! 

An optimist, wanna-be yogi and hopeless romantic all rolled into one. 

MEET Elise

I treat each and everyone of my bride's like they were my own sister getting married. I always make sure you are comfortable and stress-free as the day nears! On the big day, my goal is to make sure you don't lift a finger. 

We treat you like family.

what makes us different

I truly believe everyone has a soulmate, and that's why I think weddings are so special. It's the person you've chosen to build the rest of your life with and that has something to be said for. 

We still believe in fairytales.

what makes us different

Family Farm Wedding

Mary Jean + Beau

Winery Wedding in August

Lindsay + Andrew

Modern Elegance at Veritas Vineyard

Chloe + Mark



inquire about your date

Planning Packages start at $2,500

We offer 3 different packages for our clients:

-Full Service Planning and Design; our most popular package, for the couple's that both work 40+ hour weeks and don't have time to plan a huge event! 

-Partial Planning and Management; you've booked your vendors but just don't know what's the next step.

-Month-Of Coordination; hand us the reins 4-6 weeks out! We'll take over all the logistics and communication so you don't have to worry anymore.

If you're still reading this, you might be our kind of people...

booking information

"Before I found her, I started planning a lot on my own and became overwhelmed, However, when Elise took things over, my stress washed away. Looking back, I wish I just booked her for full planning rather than partial. She truly listens to your vision and takes it to a whole different level and will blow your mind...The room looked so timeless and it was thanks to Elise's creativity and attention to detail. She is so personal, we even call her family now."

"She is so personal, we even call her family now."

Chloe & Mark

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"Elise was hands down the best and most professional wedding hire we worked with for our massive, 2-ceremony, multi-cultural wedding in Charlottesville. Her warmth and willingness to go above and beyond the standard of duty helped alleviate so much stress and potential hiccups along the way, and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone in need of wedding coordination and/or wedding planning."

"Her warmth and willingness to go above and beyond..."

M + R 

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"Thank you so much for everything you did for Andrew and I with this wedding. You truly made it such an easy process and I cannot begin to tell you how much stress you took from me! You are an expert at what you do and such an absolute joy to work with. Thank you so much for making our special day perfect." 

"An absolute joy to work with!"

Ryann & Andrew

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The most amazing event coordinator in the entire world. I would not be able to have planned my day without the help of Elise! She is absolutely hands down the best there is, and made our day more special than I could ever have dreamed of. Words cannot even explain how wonderful of a individual she is, or even begin to let ya'll know that you NEED to have her plan your wedding. The best decision you'll make when you book with Laurel Elise Events.

"She made our day more special than I could have dreamed of ."

Leanne & Dayn

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Elise was phenomenal to work with. She is very hard working, passionate about what she does, and very professional.  She provided me with a very detailed to do list which was very helpful because I always had a fear I would forget about something. Elise asked all the questions I had never even thought about. The month before the wedding she took over everything for me. It was the best feeling to know what was going on but not having to be the one writing emails, coordinating details, finalizing arrivals, and creating a day of timeline. The day of my wedding was completely stress free. Elise and her assistant took care of everything. 

"The day of my wedding was completely stress free."

Katie & John

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