xoxo, elise

I believe in real moments and true love. The kind of love that reminds you that joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I also believe this love deserves to be celebrated in a the most special way we know how; together. 

I began in the wedding industry in 2014 at world renowned vineyard working in their events and catering department. Once I got the wedding bug, it never left! I began shadowing luxury planners and wedding florists, getting my toes wet wherever I could. In 2017 I launched Laurel Elise Events and here we are 50+ weddings later, doing the damn thing. 

Wedding planning can be a lot of fun... and then not so much! We're here to help with both parts. We will always be in your corner when planning and making sure that it's the wedding you both want. With our vendor connections, resources and passion for excellence - we make sure you get the best team on the block that's tailored to you, your budget and your personalities. Call us the wedding industry matchmakers. 




VIRginia WEDDING planner FOR the new romantics

MEET ELISE

Natalie Jayne Photography

I was born and raised in heart of the Shenandoah Valley and after meeting my fiancé Dillon, we moved to Richmond, VA. Since then, we've slowly discovered our favorites; Stella's for dinner and key lime pie for dessert! 

My love for weddings has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Rhode Island to the streets of Paris. But regardless of where I travel, the Virginia heat and sticky summers will always be my home.

Love, lattes and our two pugs bring happiness to our home. 

charlottesville, va

melisa + marco

"Whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a huge event with 200+ people, she will nail it and make it amazing."

WORD ON THE STREET

01

Like all modern day love stories, we met on a dating app. Within 3 weeks I was officially his girlfriend, 7 months later I was his fiancé and after this September, I will be his wife! Being on the other side has given me the best insight for my brides! 

fairytale

my modern day

02

My love affair with lattes began once a Starbucks came to my hometown and was heightened after my first trip to Europe. Ever since then, there isn't a coffee shop I won't try on my search for the best vanilla latte. 

latte

love you a

03

With half my family still living in The Netherlands and Germany, I frequent Europe often. There is nothing quite like their lifestyle, cuisine and wine.
Next stop: Italy & Greece!

my heart

europe has

meet elise

AWARDS & 
RECOGNITION

MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
Magnolia rouge
INSIDE MAGAZINE
STYLE ME PRETTY
FALL 2020 COVER - WINE AND COUNTRY WEDDINGS MAGAZINE 

we have been featured in the following publications

CHARLOTTESVILLE WINE & COUNTRY 
WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2020

we’re thankful for these awards

It started with a Pinterest board (I hate to say it, but it's true.) I started daydreaming about my own wedding way before I ever knew who it was going to be with! I never thought my fascination and obsessed with these days would lead to a full time career until I was in the Hospitality Management Program at James Madison University in 2014 and realized that I could combine my love of design, parties, and people into this dream of a job - a wedding planner. It's more than a J-Lo movie, it's a cultivation of relationships, eye for design and a passion for my client's happiness that motivates me each day to be the best we can be! 

holding the veil

the heart

Kristen Camielle Photography

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