"The best dreams happen when you're awake."
When I first entered the world of weddings in 2014, I felt I found what made my heart sing. Since then, I've been helping couples create their dream days whilst making the planning process fun along the way! I've never been "Type A" or "Type B" I have always landed smack dab in the middle, and I bring that approach to wedding planning too. The mix of logistical and creative, fun and organized - these are all assets I bring to the table and love bringing my couple's visions to life.
You can often find me at my favorite local coffee shop sipping on a vanilla latte, on a long drive jamming out to Kacey Musgraves or at home with my two pup binge watching Grey's Anatomy or The Bachelor/ette.
Perry Vaile Photography
Flowers might be our favorite aspect of events and we love working with all our local, talented artists! I have been known to freelance with florist-friends on my free weekends and love to make arrangements with my backyard garden in the spring time.
It's no secret Virginia has an amazing selection of wineries, Charlottesville specifically! You can find me at any of my favorites (Veritas Winery, Pippin Hill Winery or Early Mountain Vineyards) on a hot summer day enjoying a cool glass of Rosé.
A goal of mine is to travel to a new place every year, whether that be for work or play! My favorite place to travel to is Europe. I love the culture, laid-back atmosphere and the fact that cappuccinos are acceptable at any time of the day or night.
Our favorites places in Europe are the Dutch countryside and the Champagne region in France. Next on our list; Italy and Portugal!
"She is truly superwoman and handles the craziness of wedding planning with so much class and elegance. She naturally makes you feel like you can trust her with anything and she without a doubt has a heart of gold.."
- Chloe, October 2018
" Elise was so easy to talk to -- part therapist/part logistician, and she thought of everything. ."
- Cat, October 2019
"My favorite part of working with Elise was her personality. While she was very organized, she was always creative and calm.
She got along with everyone and our guests and vendors loved her.... Our wedding day was seamless and we had a blast."
- Kristina, April 2019
"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."
- Molly, October 2019
"She was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding investment."
- Mary, October 2018
"Hiring Elise as our wedding planner was the best decision we could have made. She is an EXPERT in the field with a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources. ."
- Elizabeth, June 2019
Back in the 90's, my mom brought her brother a sandwich to work. From there she ran into my dad, turns out it was the day before his birthday so she offered to take him out for it (#girlpower) - from there, a few short months later and they were married! Living with that example of love and marriage that has lasted over 25 years truly rooted my love of love.