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2017 brings exciting news!!

Never in a million years, would I have though that this Southern girlie could successfully run a business and take her passion of creating wonderful memories for countless, beautiful families into its TWELFTH year!!

That’s right.. Elegantly Yours Events was first birthed in 2005 and since that time, I’ve grown this baby by leaps and bounds. There is something to learn EVERY single day. I’ve forged so many great vendor relationships that many of them are now – what we in the industry sometimes say – my Friendors.

This has been an incredible journey and as we sashay into the first quarter of the new year, we are saying goodbye to the old and celebrating the new.

Under Construction


Stay tuned for the big reveal of or new name and brand new website design – coming March 2017!!!!

In the meantime, we’re still here, behind the scenes, creating memorable wedding planning experiences for our 2017 couples. Check back during the month of February for planning tips, color palette inspiration and so much more to keep you on a happy wedding planning track!!

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Richmond NACE Annual Beer & BBQ

The Richmond NACE Chapter hosts a fun social for local friendors every year. Its always a great time to relax and catch up with some great professionals in our city.

This years social was planned by your truly!!







Super HUGE thanks to our sponsors!!


Venue  - 7 Hills Brewing Co. // Florals Zahara’s Events and Designs // PhotographyShalese Danielle Photography // GamesLevel Up Rentals //  EntertainmentThe Mashup of EastCoast Entertainment.

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EYE featured on The Knot

Simply honored to share just a little bit of my expert advice on rain back up plans for The Knot recently!


 {images courtesy of Divine by Design Image}

It’s so important to present options to our couples, and to also have options (Plan B & sometimes C) readily available.

This wedding planner master knows exactly how to keep her couples “panic-free”, allowing for more enjoyable & memorable moments on the big day, with family and friends!!!

Click here to read our advise on how to implement a stress-free wedding day!

Thanks to OFD Consulting LLC for the great opportunity!

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EYE Featured on The Daily Wedding

With this classic, historical Richmond shoot at Tredegar, our team wanted to get back to the basics and create a pure, feminine and sophisticated look. The tent liner with hanging chandeliers was just the perfect setting to create a timeless Richmond surrounding. The coral and gold tones and utterly stunning decor laid out the absolute perfect settings for us to achieve the look we were going for – an elegant and sophisticated space.

Tredegar Shoot

Click here to see more images of this amazing styled shoot on The Daily Wedding blog


Huge thanks to our wedding professional team!

Photography: David Abel Photography // Event Planner: Elegantly Yours Events // Invitation Designer: English Tea Paperie // Linens and Coverings: Glamour Linens LLC // Jewelry: Helena Noelle Couture // Chandelier Lighting: Lighting Professors // Ecletic Rentals: Paisley & Jade // Chair Rentals: Party Perfect // Tent: rent-e-quip inc // Museum: Tredegar Iron Works //Floral Design: Zahara’s Events & Design // Make-Up Artist: Tic Tac Toe Artistry // Hair: J’de Hobbs

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Wedding Planner Brunch & Bubbly

Richmond boasts an incredible list of spectacular wedding and event planners.  This year I wanted to do something exclusive for this incredible circle of talent.

I shared my thoughts with Kathryn McDonald of The Hilton Downtown, and over a cup of coffee and lots of excitement, the Brunch & Bubbly was born, I couldn’t be more excited about this event that was hosted by me earlier this week. This will become an annual, exclusive, invite-only event, catered to the best wedding & event planners in the Richmond area. My hopes is that this event will become the most anticipated event for Richmond area planners.

To set the tone for the inaugural Brunch & Bubbly, we partnered with Stephanie O’Dell of Dejlige Creative to design the invitations that were beautifully calligraphied and mailed to invited guests.



The morning of the Brunch & Bubbly, guests were greeted to their choice of a Mango Bellini’s, Pineapple Mimosas, and an absolutely amazing Apricot Coconut Prosecco Punch that was so refreshing!




One of my favorite elements from the morning was the seeing the guests walk into the ballroom and seeing their name in calligraphy on the back of the ghost chairs.  Stephanie of Dejlige Creative came in that morning while we were setting up the room and added each guests name to the chairs. Absolutely incredible to see how easy she makes it.


Delicate centerpieces of peonies & roses created a beautiful runner adorned with candles in brass holders. This was designed by Keitha Thomas of Zahara’s Event and Design.


The delectable menu consisted of Sundried Tomato, Asparagus & Feta Cheese Quiche,  Petit Filet wrapped in Bacon and stuffed with Jalapeno Cream Cheese,  Roasted Salmon with Maple Bourbon Glaze. The Chef came out to welcome us and tell us a little bit about how he decided on the menu choices


As a parting favor, each guest went home with a miniature version of Miller & Rhoads Famous Chocolate Pie.


I’m already envisioning design elements for next years’ exclusive Planner Brunch & Bubbly.



Special Thanks to our Event Partners:

Venue – Hilton Downtown // Planning – Elegantly Yours Events // Photography - IYQ Photography // Invitations & Menu Cards -Dejlige Creative // Florals – Zahara’s Event and Designs // Chairs – AFR Rentals // Linens – Glamour Linens // Calligraphy – Dejlige Creative // Videography  – Cassie H. Creates



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