Laurel Elise Events is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding planner. With her attention to detail and organization, owner Elise Scheeren strives to create a smooth planning process. She loves all things wedding. Some of her specializations are timelines, tastings, and maintaining a fun and amicable environment.
Whether you want someone to fully plan your wedding or a pro to take over the details in the month leading up to the big day, Elise is there to help. Laurel Elise Events offers three main packages: full-service planning and design, partial planning and management, and month-of coordination. Elise plans rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions for multiple types of weddings which include destination, religious, non-religious, and elopement wedding occasions. Laurel Elise Events’s planning services include:
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Chloe Terrell · Married on 10/20/2018
Out of this world INCREDIBLE!!!
Where do I start!? It was truly an HONOR to have Elise as our Wedding Planner for our wedding at Veritas Winery, right outside of Charlottesville, VA. I don't think I will ever be able to praise her enough! Elise was beyond what we could ever imagine in a Wedding Planner. 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. Before I found her, I started planning a lot on my own and became overwhelmed planning everything from Charlotte, NC, however, when Elise took things over, my stress washed away. Looking back, I wish I just booked her for full planning rather than partial. She truly listens to your vision and takes it to a whole different level and will blow your mind. She knew I loved candles and gold and brought our reception into a candle lit dream and tied my love for gold in perfectly! The room looked so timeless and it was thanks to Elise's creativity and attention to detail. She is so personal, we even call her family now. From my own experience, she is very well connected in the Charlottesville area and well respected. She also made a point to save us money where we could which I loved about her. All the vendors we booked that knew her raved about her as well and the ones that worked with her for the first time due to our wedding, had positive feedback about her as well. She is extremely organized and has so many resources to keep you on track with your timeline of due dates (which I needed, since I am not the most organized but she was so patient with me). Her online portal has a huge checklist of everything you can think of which I could easily access whenever. She also sent us multiple floor plans she created to help us envision everything. Within her portal she had additional resources like creating timelines for your family and wedding party so everyone had all the details they needed. Her communication is incredible! I always heard back from her within 24 hours but most of the time I heard back from her within a few hours, if not minutes. She took care of putting together our invitation suite to mail out which had quite a bit of details and it looked beautiful! I sent her items in the mail that she had set up for our HUGE wedding party (11 bridesmaids & 16 groomsmen/ushers) which we appreciated so much! It was so nice to walk into our wedding party suites at the venue the day of the wedding and see all of the goodies displayed so beautifully for our wedding party. Everyone loved Elise that had the chance to meet her - Our wedding party was raving about her as well and said she was so helpful when they needed something! Our parents communicated with her a lot as well and she was so accommodating to their needs. Naturally with 250 people at our wedding, I imagined there would be a few hiccups but Elise always reassured me she had things under control and she did. She gave both my husband and I a sense of peace, that I most people dream about leading up to their wedding day. Everyone had a fabulous time! If you have the chance to work with Elise, do not look any further! I cannot stress enough how talented Elise is. She makes things happen and will truly make your dreams come true! Thank you so much Elise for all that you did for us!Sent on 11/13/2018
Kristina DiPano · Married on 04/13/2019
The key to wedding day success!
We hired Elise of Laurel Elise Events as a partial planner for our wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. The wedding ceremony was held at the UVA Chapel and the reception was at the Darden School of Business.Sent on 05/10/2019
Elise did an amazing job coordinating with our vendors and talking through all of the steps involved in the planning process. She also shared planning software with us that made planning, coordinating with vendors, and creating timelines (for vendors, family, etc.) a breeze. She would always respond promptly with the information that we needed. Even when we ran into obstacles with vendors, she was ready to dive in and do what was necessary to make our day a success. Up until the week of the wedding, we were still adding some finishing touches. Elise not only had stellar creative additions to our design, but also had no problem incorporating our last-minute details.
It is worth mentioning that our wedding was particularly difficult to plan because we were not only coordinating between multiple venues, but my husband and I were also planning the wedding remotely (… and the wedding ended up falling on the weekend of UVA’s basketball national championship celebration and Thomas Jefferson’s birthday – a particularly busy time in Charlottesville!!). Elise went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding ran smoothly.
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. Elise is extremely knowledgeable and it was clear that she was well respected by all of the vendors that we worked with. Our wedding day was seamless and we had a blast.
Thank you for making it possible for us to have an absolutely beautiful wedding, Elise!
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Mary · Married on 10/13/2018
The calming presence that every bride needs!
I can not say enough good things about Elise! She was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding investment. From the second she started coordinating our wedding (about 6 weeks out), I felt like a total weight was lifted off of my shoulders. She took over everything! I felt completely confident that our day would be exactly what we dreamt of with her on our team.Sent on 01/22/2019
We had an at home ceremony and reception so there were so many moving parts. She did not seem stressed or overwhelmed one single time (even when our reception barn was in shambles 2 days beforehand, ha!) She really had such a calming presence about her that kept us all calm even minutes leading up to the walk down the aisle.
As with any event, there were last minute hiccups. When we needed to make last minute adjustments to the schedule, she made them and made sure everyone was on the same page. Thank goodness for her because she handled every single one of them without getting me involved! This was such a relief and really let me enjoy the days leading up to our wedding.
Thank you so much for being such a big part of the biggest and best day of our lives! You are an angel!
Laurel Elise Events's reply:
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We are very happy to have Elise on our team as an Event Manager and one of our preferred planners! She is very sweet, detail oriented, and has a GREAT eye for style.