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i'm raela,
and i tell love stories

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

There are so many love stories you have to tell: how you met, your first date, the fireworks of that first kiss, how they popped the question.  Your wedding is also a story, and a very authentic way of telling that story is a marriage of all these stories telling your friends and family about your journey as you begin a new chapter of your life together.  My goal is to tell your love story intentionally and authentically.

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.

i'm raela,
and i tell love stories

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

There are so many love stories you have to tell: how you met, your first date, the fireworks of that first kiss, how they popped the question.  Your wedding is also a story, and a very authentic way of telling that story is a marriage of all these stories telling your friends and family about your journey as you begin a new chapter of your life together.  My goal is to tell your love story intentionally and authentically.

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. I'm a storyteller, and as your wedding planner, I want to know your story. I specialize in designing weddings that are more than beautiful, that weave in snippets of your love story to create a wedding that is authentically you.

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

NEXT FAVORITE THING

getting all

dressed up

NEXT FAVORITE THING

SLEEP UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AT KAKSLAUTTANEN

my bucket list

Act in a play

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Hear maya angelou speak

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ride in a hot air balloon

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feed a sloth

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SEE THE EIFFEL TOWER

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SEE an opera

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swim in every ocean

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snorkel the great barrier reef

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see a broadway play

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visit the louvre

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see baby turtles reach the ocean

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visit notre dame in paris

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visit every continent

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