With a combined 8+ years of experience in the special events & wedding industry, Alyson and her team have the perfect set of skills and knowledge to help you make your wedding dreams a reality!
Alyson started her career in event management in Raleigh, NC at the NC State Fairgrounds after graduating from NC State University (Go Wolfpack)!
She quickly fell in love with the wedding industry after having the opportunity to help plan some of her friends' weddings!
Alyson joined a local wedding venue, The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, as a Venue Manager shortly after the venue opened in 2017 and has since expanded in to the role of Lead Coordinator.
In the Fall of 2018, Alyson took a leap of faith and started her own Wedding Planning business, Alyson Jean Events!
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
To date, Alyson has had the pleasure of working with over 50+ couples to plan their special day! As a wedding planner, she believes her God-given purpose is to be a light during the planning process.
In her spare time you can find Alyson spending time with her fiancé and their four fur-babies, hanging out at local coffee shops, boating, skiing or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with family!
Laura joined Alyson Jean Events (started by her daughter Alyson) in an accounting role. Her passion and gifts for helping others quickly drew her to experience the excitement of wedding planning too! She has always enjoyed being part of a team environment and has easily transitioned her attention to detail into wedding events. Working with the pieces and people coming together to make every wedding magical is nothing short of amazing!
Laura has fun working with mothers of the bride/groom her age as they plan weddings for their children close in age to her own. She enjoys recalling special memories of her wedding in seeing so many old traditions still being included today but also the freshness of learning new ones.
She and her husband Roger own Roger’s Classic Cars, classic oldsmobile wedding and event cars. She takes care of the accounting and scheduling for Roger’s Classic Cars and finds pleasure in working with couples choosing to add special classic car touches to their engagement and wedding photos. In her free time she enjoys visits with family, power walking, boating and hiking in the mountains of NC.
Ellory was born and raised in Virginia where she discovered her love for all things wedding. Growing up she always looked forward to her special wedding day. While planning other weddings, she compiled all her favorite parts to make her own dream wedding. In 2016, she married the love of her life. Her husband's job moved them to North Carolina at the end of 2017.
After a year of an Accounts Payable desk job, she decided to follow her heart and return to weddings. Immediately jumping into Venue Management, Ellory has worked in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill with different venues. She took a break in 2021 from the wedding world to become a first-time mama to her precious son. But, of course, she is back at it again to bless couples with a highly personal touch to fulfill their wedding dreams.
Lauren grew up just outside of Hershey Pennsylvania ( the sweetest place on earth), graduated from Penn State University and now lives in Raleigh NC. She has worked in hospitality for most of her life, starting with my first serving job at 16. Her entire family has worked at the Hershey Lodge and Convention center so you could say it's in her blood.
Lauren discovered she had a passion for events and weddings after taking a role as one of the Assistant Banquet Managers at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. That eventually brought her to North Carolina where she accepted the role of Assistant Banquet Manager at the Carolina Inn. She now currently work at Lenovo but have since found she really misses the high energy and excitement of weddings and events!
In her free time she and her husband love to visit the coast any chance they can get or try their hand experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. Lauren loves home décor and interior design and is always helping friends with home projects or looking for the next new project to tackle in her home!
Stacy was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina, where she still lives with her husband and daughter. Stacy fell in love with working at weddings while assisting her Photographer friend over the past several years.
Even though, she is new to the wedding planning and coordinating world, she has always been in roles of leadership and helping others. You'll always see a smile on her face and a willing hand to help in any way she can.
Stacy enjoys spending time with family, watching movies and being outdoors. She is so excited to be a part of our team and cannot wait to assist in helping the wedding day go so smoothly.
Kelsey grew up in North Carolina, graduated from NC State University, and lives in Apex with her husband, young son, and golden retriever. Kelsey has always had a passion for event planning and genuinely enjoys helping brides bring their wedding dreams to life.
In her spare time, you can find Kelsey and her family shopping for antiques, taking a trip to their favorite spots in Boone, NC, or fixing up their historical home in Apex!
Edie is a new resident to North Carolina, following time in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Manhattan. While Edie is new to the Raleigh area, she is no stranger to events. She has experience working for corporations and nonprofits, but loves the personal connection and celebration that comes with weddings.
Edie graduated from Penn State University in 2017 and has enjoyed traveling, learning new cities, and planning her own wedding in the years since. When she isn't making wedding dreams come true; you can find her relaxing with her husband and their dog, or exploring their new home.