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"On September 5, 2015 I married my best friend and we used this company to plan and coordinate our wedding day. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for Elegance by Design our wedding and the days leading up to it wouldn’t have been as smooth and stress free. They handled EVERYTHING and I am forever grateful for their service and dedication to making our day all the more special! I would recommend this company to anyone!"

I am the proud owner of Elegance by Dezign, master event planner, graphic designer, business branding and visual media specialist all rolled into one! We have been in business since October of 2008.  When I am not planning weddings, events, or designing invitations, programs, resumes, {yes my custom designed resumes lands my clients jobs} and brochures, I am also wife to Derrick, and mom to our 16 year old daughter Lauren Ashley, who are my daily inspiration.

It is always my goal to provide excellence in client service! My passion for clients, couples, carefully executed wedding events, business partnerships, and graphic design has fostered our growth, and has given us a platform of excellence for more than 13 years! Prior to Elegance by Dezign, I matriculated in the non-profit arenas of Greater New Orleans in various areas of both print and broadcast media, event planning, public relations, marketing and graphic design. I have a proven track record of executing events with ease and excellence allowing me to consistently meet deadlines with an unmatched passion for details! I am a strong, passionate and educated entrepreneur; earning a Bachelor's degree in Communications & Marketing in 1996, and  a Master's in Organizational Management in 2001. I am also a published author! Check out my new book, now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble; or click here: "Lauren's Song: Better Days Ahead!"

new orleans destination WEDDING planner &  graphic designer


ashtin f.

laplace, louisiana

Although most of my days are filled with orders, emails, inquiries and tending to family and/or other obligations; in my down time, a few fun facts about me:
I love a good romantic comedy which include; "Crazy Rich Asians", "The Wedding Planner", "Brown Sugar", and "The Holiday". I am also a huge fan of action flicks, and great television dramas!

In addition to being a published author, I am also a poet, with an affinity for both the English and Spanish languages.

I absolutely love to travel and experience new things, cultures and cuisines!   
HGTV and home decor are things I thoroughly enjoy as well; and if I had the time, {and I absolutely, do not} I would do freelance work in interior design!

"I was forced to leave the workforce and my PR/Marketing Career of 10+ years after an emergency c-section. Two years later, Elegance by Dezign was born and I haven't looked back since!"

Whether it's the wedding of your dreams, a design solution for your small business or event, or a memorial tribute program design to honor your loved one, Elegance by Dezign is present and invested in your positive client experience! It is always our goal to leave a "diamond impression" and our conviction that elegance is a luxury you truly can afford!

I am proud of this collective body of work and humbled by your patronage.

I look forward to being of excellent service to you soon! 


are you ready to celebrate your story?

My love story is serendipitous and magical. Boy meets girl, choir member falls in love with drummer. 23 years later, we are still making music together, and share one intelligent, beautiful daughter. She and my husband are my daily inspiration. I am passionate about love. and a true romantic at heart with a knack for organization and creativity; so wedding planning and design comes naturally to me. 

....inspired by my love story.... 

the heart

behind the weddings


custom graphics

celebrating the big moments




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