Owner + Certified Wedding Planner
I'm Carissa, a Certified Wedding Planner + Designer through The Bridal Society, the nation’s leading wedding planning certification program.
I have successfully been planning and coordinating weddings since 2012 and I've loved every minute of it. The small, seemingly insignificant details of a wedding are what made your special day one that you and your guests will never forget.
My team and I take over all control and responsibilities on your wedding day so that you can relax and soak in every beautiful moment. What exactly does that entail? I do it all! From starting at the beginning with setting a budget and finding the perfect venue, all the way down to making sure every table setting is perfectly lined up on your wedding day. Even if you just hire me as your Month-Of Coordinator, I give just as much attention and love to your wedding as well...no detail goes unchecked! My goal as your Certified Wedding Planner is to guide and advise you as best I can so we can make your dream wedding a reality.
I'm personable, calm, and detail-oriented on wedding days, which is an important aspect for executing flawless events. I thrive under pressure and love the challenge of handling "hiccups" as they come up, because there's always something that doesn't go as planned on a wedding day, but it's nothing I can't handle!
I knew I wanted to be a wedding coordinator when I was in 6th grade after watching The Wedding Planner for the first time. As I got older, I realized I could do all different types of events, so I started getting my experience in High School. I've worked in a bunch of different event industries; from television, to weddings, to non profit events, to galas...I've seen it all! But I must admit, weddings are my one true love out of all the event types because I love being able to walk alongside two people who are deeply in love to help make their wedding day as beautiful as it can be.
I've been married for 7 years to my super handsome, goofy, and handy husband Andy, who you may be lucky enough to meet because he sometimes assists me on wedding days! I am a huge dog lover (I can't help but rescue them from the street when I see them) and I have 3 pups at home...hopefully more in the future! But that might be on hold for now because Andy & I just had our first baby boy, Kyler, on Easter day this year, so our hands will be a little full for a while. When I'm not doing weddings, I love spending time with the people I love, whether we are hanging out watching our favorite TV shows, or going out for an adventure. As long as there are laughs involved, I'm a happy gal!