Hi, I'm Lacey! Before I begin, no…I have never watched J. Lo’s The Wedding Planner. And I don’t have sketches and diary entries from my childhood when I was dreaming up my own wedding. In fact, becoming a wedding planner was never even on my radar. I knew I wanted to own a business, I knew I was good at planning parties and events, I knew I was good at decorating and design (thanks, Pier 1!), and I knew I was organized, insightful, and proactive. When I found myself in an ill-fitting Monday-Friday, 9-5 desk job, I couldn’t help but think of ways to get out of it, as well as what it would be like to be the hero I had needed on my own wedding day.
I was your classic Type-A, Self-Proclaimed-DIY-Bride that thought she could handle everything (AKA: a massive control freak). By the time we realized we could benefit from a professional coordinator, we had maxed out our budget, couldn’t make it happen and thus a family member offered to carry the job title. To this very day, I still cringe when I think of all the things we planned for that didn’t happen, and all the things that happened that we didn’t plan for. Needless to say, I deeply regret skipping out on such a necessary, vital role to a wedding day. And so I adopted my newest life goal: To never let another bride or groom feel the same unnecessary stress that we felt in planning our own wedding - whether it be from wading through all the voices and opinions, wondering where to even begin or how to budget, and how to feel certain in your decisions.
I shadowed other planners, I networked throughout the industry, I took courses, read books, scoured articles and blogs, and offered free Wedding Coordinating services to 7 gracious couples who didn’t know me from Adam, but believed in me enough to allow me the opportunity to build this business through hands-on experience. Evergreen Weddings was officially launched in August 2019 and I have had the greatest joy of sending the most amazing couples down the aisle to say their “I Dos!” and getting to call it WORK.
I'm a sucker for tradition when it means something - otherwise, it's time to start new ones! I am well known for my ability to make a house a home, my chocolate chip cookies, opting for hugs over handshakes, and my quick witted, and sometimes slightly inappropriate, sense of humor.