Hello there! I'm a hugger so let's pretend I am giving you a big virtual hug right now! Congratulations on your engagement my friend! I am so excited for you!! Let me tell you a little about me and then I want to hear all about you and your wedding plans!
So, I have been a wedding designer/planner since 2003 yes, 13 years! I love every part of the process. I am a born and raised southern lady with deep roots in Atlanta, Georgia.
"I love laughing until I cry, a great family gathering, toffee nut lattes from Starbucks and an amazing pair of pumps. More than that anything, I cherish my relationship with God. He has been so faithful to me and has brought me to this place where I gratefully stand right now."
I have two amazing boys that keep me busy when I'm not taking care of business. They are my most prized projects, learning and growing into men every day. Teaching them to love and be loved is where my heart is. They have witnessed long working hours full of tears, love, and coffee and have been able to witness first hand, what hard work gets you. I married Damien, the man of my "prayers" in March of 2016. He was a guest at a wedding I was planning pro-bono in July of 2012.
I'm an advocate against child abuse and has been involved in many functions in the southeast to bring awareness. I have chaired numerous fundraising and event planning committees and have been named the Best of Coast Wedding Planner winner many years in a row.
There are few things that I have learned over the years, I know most brides are nervous about the planning process, I know that most of my brides "WANT IT ALL," I know that most brides want their wedding to be creative, beautiful, romantic, magical and original. Most brides want perfection and every bride thinks about her wedding every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Guess what? I do too! I can't wait to take this journey with you!
Now, enough about me, I want to hear more about you!
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Mary Alex · Married on 10/29/2016
I don't know how to put in to words how valuable Sara Gilliane Weddings was to us. Our wedding planner, Leia, was all that I could have ever asked for and more. The very first day I met her, she got to work and never stopped until weeks after the wedding was over. Her friendship, organization, and professionalism are some of the main reasons my wedding went off without a hitch. She took care of any and all problems that came up (there were hardly any because she did such an amazing job) and she made me feel comfortable and at ease on our big day. Thank you Sara Gillianne Weddings for helping create the most magical day of our lives. We are forever grateful and love you guys so much!Sent on 02/23/2017
Melissa · Married on 05/14/2016
Perryn was my wedding planner and she was amazing. There were times I got super frazzled and she did a great job making lists, priorities, and timelines to help me stay on track. She was always available for questions and help during the planning process and then the week of took completely over (because I was too much of a control freak to let that happen sooner) and arranged everything and all of the vendors perfectly. She ran the rehearsal which went wonderfully. The day of the wedding everything went perfectly. She checked in on us getting ready and made sure we had everything we needed. Everything went off on time without a hitch. It takes a special person to put up with stressed out brides, and Perryn was awesome. I would highly recommended working with her!Sent on 05/31/2016
Kristen · Married on 05/07/2016
Leia did an amazing job helping us plan and coordinate our wedding! We chose the month-of planning option, and it was perfect for us since we had already completed many of the tasks associated with our Big Day. Leia helped us finalize the last minute details and gave many ideas and suggestions. She was also super helpful in planning the ceremony processional and was there for the rehearsal to keep everybody in line! She and her assistants did an excellent job on our wedding day taking care of everything so my husband and I (nor our families) had to worry about a thing!!Sent on 06/24/2016
Sara is a absolute joy to work with and makes everybody from her clients to the vendors she is working with feel like apart of her family.
what a hard worker! Always looking for ways to make a wedding unique and very quick with solutions if something goes wrong- wedding dress coming apart, air conditioning out at the venue- nothing phases this gal! The originator of the Pensacola Block Party Wedding!
Words are not enough to express this amazing gal! She is absolutely amazing. Look no further, you have found an incredibly talented event designer. She's got it all and knows just about all there is to know in the wedding world. Trust this lady with your day! I have yet to hear about a dissapointed client. Only loving and thankful words toward this event director. We love being her preferred florist!