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hi, i'm raela

I'm a Nashville wedding planner with a love for dogs, musicals, the beach, and fresh flowers, and fueled by white cloud mochas.

Inspiration is everywhere: a favorite song, a meet cute, an inside joke. All of these little details woven together create a wedding that is truly you. Beautiful weddings happen every day, but not all are personal. 

I believe in weddings that are not only stunning, but tailored down to the small details with elements that are fresh and resonate with each couple.

My friends and family would tell you that I'm a busy bee with a love for checklists, calendars, and highlighters. They would also tell you that I've been a wannabe fashion icon since day one designing dresses, playing with colors and patterns (and yes, throwing weddings for my Barbies.)  

My name is a combination of my grandparents names, Ray and Lula. I'm a sucker for musicals, rom-coms, and dramas, but I can occasionally be persuaded otherwise. When I'm off the clock, you can find me watching The Mindy Project with a glass of red wine.  

I have a thirteen year old mini schnauzer named Jazzy, and she's my absolute favorite. I've had her since I was a child and over half my life, so we're two peas in a pod. You can find us ending a day at the off-leash dog park picking up a strawberry acai refresher and a puppuccino at Starbucks.

i don't believe in
cookie-cutter weddings.

I studied English in college, and I've always been a creative: singing in a choir, acting in a play, reading my poetry, giving speeches, painting, drawing, competitively writing essays and short stories. As your wedding planner, I want to know your story. There are countless beautiful weddings happening every day, because love is a beautiful thing. My goal is to design a wedding that is just so you. I plan weddings that weave in the little details about the couple to create a wedding that isn't just stunning, but has elements telling guests little excerpts of your love story.


I don't believe in cookie-cutter weddings. It's my goal to create a wedding as unique as your signature, and make sure the only tears shed are the good kind. 


my dog, jazzy

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