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Leila James Events is a luxury event planning and design company based out of Newport, RI, committed to creating one of a kind extraordinary events. Our team is devoted to providing and designing personalized experiences for each and every one of our couples that are authentically “you” and speaks to your personality as a couple. Every couple deserves a stress-free and enjoyable planning process that is fully customized to their needs and style.

Services Offered

At Leila James Events we offer a full-service timeless approach to your customized experience throughout your planning and design. We offer two Collections - Full Service Wedding Weekend Planning and also Full Service Wedding Day Planning.

We are here to guide you through every phase of your planning and guarantee a fun and stress-free experience. We specialize in designing a custom aesthetic and experience for each and every one of our couples that let’s their personalities shine. We curate unforgettable celebrations that guests will remember and rave about for years to come!

  • Woman-owned

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings
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Barbara M. Sent on 11/10/2023
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Absolutely AMAZING!!!

I don't think there are enough adjectives in a thesaurus to describe how much we loved working with Sarah!! Responsive, always available, organized, super creative, friendly, well-connected, never said no, always pleasant, soooo easy to work with are just a few that come to mind. She does it all, from the moment you hire her until the wedding weekend concludes (and even beyond that!!) From storing many, many wedding and after party items, to helping out with every last minute detail. We came from out of town for my daughter's wedding in Newport and when we arrived every single thing was taken care of and perfect. Sarah is extremely professional and I think she has a relationship with every single wedding vendor in the area. I can't recommend her enough--Sarah went above and beyond to make our daughter's wedding absolutely perfect!!!
Dawn D. Sent on 10/10/2023
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What a pleasure it has been to work with Sarah; she made me feel comfortable immediately! A master at her craft; we simply could not have organized such an epic wedding weekend without her! Sarah is extremely organized, reliable, easily available, responsive, thoughtful and kind! Sarah provides a stress free, collaborative experience. She was absolutely instrumental in the seamless planning, unparalleled attention to detail at all the beautifully orchestrated events. She covered all the bases implementing back up plans for every scenario while maintaining her calm equanimity! It would be an honor to work with her again!
Ethan Sent on 09/25/2023
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Hurricane forecast worked out great!

Sarah is an amazing wedding planner, she knows how to manage the vendors, the wedding party, the venue and day of event activities. Sarah is professional and responsible. I love Sarah's creativity and her excellent vision. I loved all the vendors that Sarah had recommended. We had a beautiful, fun and personal wedding in Newport! The day of the wedding, there was a hurricane forecasted and Sarah coordinated the entire backup plan and she kept everyone calm and organized. Thank you!!
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