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I'm so happy you're here! 

 Laurel Elise removes the complexity, confusion and stress of wedding planning. Simply put, we treat every wedding like it was our own so you don't have to worry about a thing!

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Charlottesville Wedding Planner | east coast wedding planner

Bright floral skirts, vanilla lattes, almond croissants and my (not-so) secret shame of binge watching The Bachelor whenever I can! 

what I'm known for:

After working at an award winning venue for 3 years, shadowing prestigious florists and assisting phenomenal fellow planners, I found myself falling in love with timelines, tastings and design.

Soon thereafter, I created Laurel Elise Weddings + Events in hopes to bring the vision that so many couple's have of their wedding to life. 

Wedding planner, optimist and wanna-be barista all rolled into one. Nice to meet you. 

Meet Elise

MORE about me

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

Great Marsh Estate 
Bealeton, Virginia

J + Z

Keswick Winery 
Charlottesville, Virginia

J + V

The Seclusion 
Lexington, Virgina

L + E


01.Wedding Weekend Planning 
02.Full Service Planning  
03. Partial Planning 
04.Month-Of Coordination 

Our Services


"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. 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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"I can not say enough good things about Elise! She was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding investment. I felt like a total weight was lifted off of my shoulders. She took over everything! I felt completely confident that our day would be exactly what we dreamt of with her on our team."

"The calming presence that every bride needs!"

Mary + Beau 

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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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"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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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. 

"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. 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.

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

Katie & John

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