Meet our new planner, Chelsea!

We are thrilled to add Chelsea to the Mariée Ami team! A little bit about her background and a few fun questions to get to know our new gal…

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Chelsea grew up dreaming of being a wedding planner. She graduated from the University of Alabama where she majored in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Planning.

Chelsea began her planning career as an intern for Mariée Ami, and later worked for Blackberry Farm, where she formed relationships with the most coveted vendors in the wedding industry.  Since returning to Mariée Ami, Chelsea has gone above and beyond to make her brides’ dreams come true.  She has an innate ability to connect with her clients and is extremely detail oriented. Chelsea ensures that every wedding she plans is unparalleled and is executed seamlessly.

When she is not busy planning weddings, Chelsea enjoys traveling and spending time with her boyfriend and their menagerie of dogs.

What’s your favorite bridal trend for 2017?
The Pantone color of the year – greenery! The design options are endless with greenery. Whether your wedding is outdoors or indoors, using greenery and pairing colors along with it then creates the element of the indoors and outdoors becoming one. It’s inviting, it’s natural, and it’s refreshing. Pantone’s selection of 10 color palettes to pair with greenery allows you to either create a bright and unique look or to stay minimalistic with greens and pastels. It is a boundless design journey using the greenery Pantone!

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What do you think is the most overlooked wedding detail?
In my opinion, the most overlooked wedding detail is the reception styling. While it seems broad, the details can be as small as setting the bar a specific way, to as grand as furniture layout and accents. Bars look better when you have specific placements for trays, decorated with personalized koozies, drink stirrers, napkins, etc. While a lot of brides have those items, without creatively displaying it it can sometimes disappear! Adding soft seating is a beautiful design component, but often it is overlooked. My rule of thumb is to dress furniture as you would a dining table, if not more in depth. You can extend the design through flowers, pillows, and soft lighting using an assortment of votives, candles, etc.

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What’s your favorite “first dance song”?
Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra

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