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Rising Stars: Meet Elise Lance

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elise Lance.

Hi Elise, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Wedding planning is truly the combination of everything I love: Organization, creativity, and working with people! I began my wedding planning industry journey in my Junior year of college, I had been majoring in Biology and Psychology on a Pre-Med track for three years and decided to go in a completely different direction.

I joined a wedding planner in Northwest Arkansas and learned so much from them, and fell in love with weddings! When I got engaged I planned my own wedding and loved every minute of it, and knew I wanted to turn it into a career long-term. After graduating from college, I got married and moved to Nashville, TN where I started my own wedding planning company.

I’ve learned so much as a business owner and have loved getting to meet so many amazing people along the way. Weddings are such a joyful time in people’s lives, I love that I get to be a small part of that and make a couple’s dreams come true! EL Events is proud to have a full 2022 schedule and a busy 2023 already!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Being a sole proprietor and figuring out how to establish an LLC, pay business taxes, bookkeep, etc. has definitely been a learning experience!

I was thankfully able to showcase my style and design through styled shoots to get my business started, and have had amazing first couples that believed in me!

I feel so grateful that it has really been a smooth journey, it truly has made me feel like this is what God called me to do!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
My belief is that weddings should be FUN and should display you and your fiance’s personality without being stuffy or something you’ve seen a million times before. Being on the newer side of the event industry allows me to have open creativity and not be put in a box.

I love keeping up with wedding trends and even making some predictions on what is coming up next! Styled shoots are always fun to design and display what I can do and the ideas I come up with! I specialize in creating a space that makes wedding planning fun – I know a lot of couples stress so much throughout the process and I want to make it as easy as possible!

I also want to allow the couple to have a voice in the process and get the exact day that they want, rather than anyone else! I’m most proud of the friendships I’ve created with couples and vendors, it makes the journey so much more enjoyable and satisfying.

It also helps me know what the couple will like before they even tell me so I can create the most perfect day for them specifically!

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I was originally on the Pre-Med track and wanted to be a doctor since I was a little girl! I wanted to be a big influence on someone’s life, and I’ve found that also through wedding planning!

Pricing:

  • Full Planning starts at $3000

Contact Info:

  • Email: elise.elevents@gmail.com
  • Website: eleventsdesign.com
  • Instagram: @elevents.nash

Image Credits
Laura K. Allen Photography, Emma Manning Photography, Ever Creative Photography, and Vow Collective Photography

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