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's team has had the pleasure of working with over 100+ couples to plan their special day! As a wedding planner, Alyson 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 husband and their four fur-babies, hanging out at local coffee shops, boating, skiing or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with family!
Accounting Manager + Lead Assistant Coordinator
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.
Lead Assistant Coordinator
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.
Lead Assistant Coordinator
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!
Social Media Manager + Assistant Coordinator
Ashton was born and raise in North Carolina and currently lives in Wendell, NC with her husband and two daughters. She has worked in the wedding industry for 8 years helping style brides and bridesmaids, and coordinating weddings on the side.
Since she was little, she has dreamed of working in the wedding industry, and the passion has grown as an adult! Ashton graduated from NC State college of Textiles with a degree in fashion design and has loved using her creative side to help brides bring their vision to life! She began her career in weddings during college while working at Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh.
When not working with brides, Ashton loves to spend time with her family outdoors, working out and going to the mountains or the beach.
Brianna was born in Florida but has lived in Cary, NC since she was young. Her passion has always been helping and caring for people. She has worked in the medical field since 2014 and currently works in the UNC Rex ER.
Brianna discovered her new found passion for weddings when planning her sister's wedding and then her own! She gets her creative inspiration from her Mom and enjoys helping her plan over-the-top family gatherings, bridal showers, baby showers and anything else you can imagine!
Brianna is looking forward to using her passion for helping others to help brides on their wedding day!
Catie was born and raised in Clayton, NC. She currently attends East Carolina University and will graduate in May, Go Pirates! She is studying Interior Design, Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship. Catie’s attention to detail helps tremendously while assisting with one of the most special days a couple can have together.
As the ceremony begins, Catie loves seeing the reaction of the groom, as his beautiful bride floats down the aisle. While having some experience in the wedding industry, Catie is excited to learn and grow while working with our wonderful team.
In her spare time, Catie enjoys antique shopping, time with her family and fiancé, spending days on the beach, and playing with her dachshund, Briggs. Catie values her faith and believes that working with Alyson Jean Events is right where she needs to be.
Catie also has her business, CaCo Designs where she enjoys bringing home and venue photos to life through hand drawn portraits.
Kelsey grew up in Sanford, North Carolina, where she still lives today with her fiancé and her soon-to-be step daughter.
Kelsey is a kindergarten teacher and that’s definitely where her creative and planning skills definitely come into play! She is beyond excited to start this new journey as a wedding assistant with Alyson.
In her free time when she is not blessing the minds of her students, she loves to spend time with her family, painting, riding four wheelers and being outside!
Alyssa was born in Boca Raton, FL but has spent most of her life in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alyssa attended East Carolina where she received a business degree in Hospitality Management. After college, Alyssa moved to Washington, DC where she spent three years working for a event/catering company and assisted in a variety of events from corporate catering, weddings and events for the president.
Alyssa has a passion for events and helping bring the guests vision to life. Currently she works at Lenovo, but loves to also help with events and weddings on the side.
In her free time, Alyssa loves spending time with her fiancé, family and friends as well as spending time at the beach and playing with their King Charles Cavalier- Gracie Mae!