Insight for Brides
Hey, y'all! I'm Carlee Sizemore and I'm so pleased to be joining Lauren here at Every Last Detail. Originally from the South, I currently reside on the coast of Connecticut with my darling husband and adorable little boy. Like many before me, I joined the wedding industry after planning my own wedding. A bride before the invention of wedding blogs and inspiration sites (Hello, 2008!), I would have loved to have had an educated resource such as Every Last Detail. It is such an honor to be able to contribute my insight and inspiration for real brides (that's you, dear reader!). An editorial and event stylist and designer of fabulous accessories, you can find me over at Carlee Sizemore!
Hello! I am Samm, and I am so excited to be joining Lauren and the rest of the amazing ELD team! I am originally from Bellingham Washington (yes, where Death Cab for Cutie is from!) but I mostly grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida and have lived in Orlando for the past 5 years so Florida is my home but I love love love to travel. I am co-owner of Imprint Cinema with my husband Alex, who I married a little over a year ago. I love everything about weddings- from what I do (filmmaking), to the details... and especially the little sparkles :) I have loved weddings from the first time I stepped into one and since then, I have been to over one hundred (including my own!). My favorite thing about weddings is that no matter how many I get to see, enjoy, or be a part of, every single one is so different! I love seeing a couple's personality come across in their details and decor, and I am excited to share these things on Every Last Detail!
Hi there! We are Kevin + Yun, owners of The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop — an online shop for grooms and groomsmen looking for affordable, vintage-inspired wedding wear. Originally from Toronto, Canada we've known each other since birth (literally!) and after taking many a divergent path throughout the years, landed in the same city again in 2003. We got married in 2006 and throughout our planning process wished that there were the incredible resources — blogs, vintage furniture rentals, awesome groomsmen shops (!) — that are now available to couples. We currently live in Los Angeles, CA with our precocious baby girl who keeps us busily entertained and on the move when we aren't working to make guys everywhere look their handsome-best for their big day.
Hi all! I'm Jessica Devins, but you can call me Jess. :) I photograph and film weddings with my amazing husband who is a consistent inspiration to me. We approach each love story with an artistic, beautiful and documentary vision, with the goal of telling their story of the couple that is unique to them. I love raw emotion and get choked up at almost every wedding we capture because I can't help fall in love with a great love story. We are based in Minneapolis, MN where the weather keeps us on our toes and there's always a lake near by to cool off in. I'm a coffee addict with a desire to see the world and to capture the beauty along the way.
Debbie Orwat is the Founder and Editor of Planner's Lounge. Planner's Lounge is a resource site and community for wedding and event planners to relax, talk, learn and inspire. Debbie is also the Owner and Creative Director of Save the Date Events, a multi-award winning event planning and design company based in Denver, Colorado. Debbie is also the Owner of StudioWed in Denver. StudioWed is a boutique showroom, design studio and concierge planning service.
Hi y'all! I'm Kelly Hancock and (at the risk of sounding oh so southern) I am tickled pink to be joining Lauren and the fabulous ELD team! As an organization and detail junkie turned bride turned event planner, I can't wait to share with you my heart and some of the things I have learned along the way. I have a passion for love stories and I adore taking care of the "little things" so that brides can savor every moment of their engagement and wedding day. Originally from New Orleans, you can currently find me in St. Petersburg, FL with my sweet husband of four years, running Kelly Hancock Event Planning.
Hey y'all! I'm Emily McCollum, Owner of Emily Grace Design. I am a special events coordinator and designer based in Central Florida. I have worked in special events for the past five years in both New York and Florida. I have always devoted myself to the special little details that really make a wedding shine! I love hearing the love stories of the couples I work with to create special details and moments of magic that totally encompass who they are right then in their love story, and will leave a lasting impression on them and their guests. I am also a bride-to-be and understand the challenges, excitement, stress, and fun of planning a wedding for your most favorite people to enjoy. I come with a unique perspective of creating this special day from the shoes of a professional and from someone who is immersed in planning her own wedding. I am a lover of unicorns and everything glittered, a sap for beautifully written vows, a collector of Dr. Seuss books, and a believer in true love.