About Caroline

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."   Steve Jobs

I’m blessed to have the best job in the world and I absolutely love what I do.

I’m humbled and honored to have the opportunity to create a day full of laughs, tears, promises,  and memories surrounded by family and friends. To be able to witness a day that marks the beginning of a lifetime together for two people in love.

I have planned weddings with as little as fifteen guests and I have planned weddings with five-hundred guests.  They have been in ballrooms, beaches, city sidewalks, airplane hangers, cathedrals, and mountaintops. I’ve worked with sixty-year old brides and twenty-year old brides and every age in between. There is simply nothing that can compare to being around that much love; that much faith and hope.  

And till this day, I still cry when the groom first sees the bride.  

My journey began in the summer of 1988 with a summer internship for a notable New York City wedding planner. After years spent finishing college, traveling, working in advertising, getting married and starting a family, I found that I was missing those long but beautiful days making dreams come true. Then in 1997 I had the opportunity to start my own business and there was not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that it would be wedding planning. Later that same year, I took the next step and expanded into a full service event production. In 2003, I grew once more and added an award winning floral design firm. Now, almost twenty years and close to a thousand weddings later, my passion for planning and designing weddings and events is as powerful as it was from that very first day.

I invite you to delve further into our website and see what we have accomplished for brides, grooms, corporations, charitable organizations, gatherings and celebrations.  And I hope you can be inspired by all the joy and happiness our events bring and I would love to be able to do the same for you and for your wedding or event.

I have indeed been blessed to be able to share my talents with our clients alongside my amazing team of professionals. We pride ourselves in our reputation of getting to know our clients; to know exactly how to design and achieve a wedding or event that conveys the personality, wishes and dreams for their big day.

It is our responsibility, our honor, our deepest desire and earnest promise to make your day as perfect as possible. A day filled with joy, laughter, hope, beauty, love and memories.


We at CLED are very pleased and honored to have worked with and for these great businesses, charities and institutions in creating their special day or event. We would love to work with you too!

List of Clients/Charities:

  • ITT Night Vision

  • Roanoke College

  • Moss Center for The Arts

  • Inn At Virginia Tech

  • Ferrum College

  • Business Solutions Inc. 

  • Allstate Insurance

  • Archstone Properties

  • It Works Global

  • Junior Achievement of SW Virginia

  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

  • American Cancer Society

  • Fox/CW 5 Roanoke

  • Children’s Miracle Network

  • Junior Achievement of SW Virginia

  • Roanoke Country Club

  • Novozymes

  • Patrick Henry Ballroom

  • Lee Hartman & Sons

  • Primland Resort

  • Audi

  • North Cross School

  • Roanoke Catholic School

  • Roanoke Children’s Theatre

  • Center In The Square

  • The Jefferson Center Foundation

  • The Taubman Museum

  • Bethany Hall

  • Roanoke Children’s Theatre