MEET TEAM LRE

Because we know that wedding planning overwhelm is stealing joy from engaged couples, there are certain key characteristics we know we need to have to accomplish our mission of getting all engaged couples back to being excited about getting married.

  1. We are relational. What we do is 90% relationships and 10% wedding planning so we work hard to consistently strengthen our relationships with our customers, our vendor partners and each other.

  2. We are inclusive. Our mission is to get ALL engaged couples back to being excited about getting married. That means we lovingly & equally serve LGBTQ+ couples, BIPOC, interracial couples, any couples of any religion. 

  3. We are creative problem-solvers. Planning a wedding requires creativity in everything from how we design a table to how we allocate a budget to how we manage a dropped cake on the wedding day to how we facilitate the resolution of family conflict.

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ALEXIS ALVAREZ

CEO

Alexis opened LRE after spending 5 years in the hospitality industry and nearly 10 years dreaming of owning her own business. While on maternity leave with her oldest daughter, Lillian, Alexis realized that if she was going to teach her newborn daughter that she can live her dreams and have a family, that she had to do it herself first. So with a 3-month-old baby, between naps and nursing, Alexis launched Lillian Rose Events. 4 years, another baby, and 50 weddings later, Alexis is excited to fully step into the role of CEO; shifting her focus to creating new services, allowing Lillian Rose Events to live our mission of helping ALL couples, regardless of budget, defeat confusion and reclaim the joy that comes with being engaged.

Fun Facts about me:

  • I love Jesus.

  • My favorite coffee is sourced from Guatemala & Honduras.

  • My favorite tacos are Al Pastor 

  • I love drinking Chardonnay, but I'll take pot over wine any day.

  • I have recently developed a new hobby in caring for plants & floral design.

  • I have a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

  • I am a SP4 with a 3 wing on the Enneagram.

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BEVERLY

Lead Wedding Planner & Floral Designer

Beverly joins our team after spending 15 years as a Floral Designer. Her extraordinary design talent & remarkable way of understanding a couple's vision makes her a true asset to our team & yours. Beverly is excited to grow her relationship with her couples from just the floral design process to the full length of engagement.

Fun Facts about me:

  • My favorite flower is Pink Mink Portea.

  • I grew up near NASA and have a fascination with space.

  • I play tenor Saxophone.

  • I love the outdoors, hiking, boating and traveling.

  • My favorite food is Pozle.

  • I'm DYING to do a Pot inspired styled shoot or wedding.

  • I am a 2 with a 3 wing on the Enneagram.

IMRE

Associate Wedding Planner

Imre joins Team LRE after working for the last several years in Television & Film production on shows like Showtime's Work in Progress and Netflix's Easy. As the Assistant Director, his job ranged from making production schedules to transforming empty warehouses into functioning workspaces to making sure everyone makes their call times and keeping the crew moving; all while having 5 people talking to him at once and trying not to spill his coffee. Imre's experience in managing production in TV & Film, makes him the perfect addition to our team & yours! 

Fun Facts about me:

  • I am a cat mom.

  • I make yogurt and Kombucha at home.

  • I love to bake.

  • I have watched 30 Rock several times through.

  • My Spotify is embarrassingly full of show tunes.

  • I am an 8 with a 7 wing on the Enneagram.

KATE

Associate Wedding Planner

Kate joins us after spending 15 years working in the New York fashion industry where she worked as both a Model Director and Photographer's Agent. Both positions put her in the direct lines of planning, managing, and executing fashion shoots and shows. She did everything from managing production schedules to recruiting models and creatives to the creative work of conceptualizing a shoot. Her unique experience with events and fashion gives her a creative out of industry perspective that brings so much creativity to our team and yours.

Fun Facts about me:

  • I love interior design.

  • I own a travel business & love to travel in my spare time. My favorite place I've ever visited is Zanzibar.

  • I am passionate about wildlife.

  • I can imitate almost any accent, although I am from England.

  • I'm obsessed with boats but suffer from terrible sea sickness.

  • I am a 3 on the  Enneagram.

CHRISTINA

Associate Wedding Planner

Christina joins Team LRE after graduating from THE Ohio State University with a Bachelor's in Strategic Communications (GO BUCKEYES!). She's worked for the last 3 years as an Event Coordinator at Darby House in Columbus. Her experience working at the venue level brings expertise in the management of vendors & the wedding day.  Christina is excited to broaden her scope from just working with couples during the final stretch to the full length of their engagement.

Fun Facts about me:

  • My favorite food is Pad Thai.

  • I was raised in the Golf Cart Capital of the World, Peachtree City, GA.

  • I love Jeopardy and I try to watch it every night.

  • I have a minor in Criminology.

  • I love the outdoors and spending my free time on adventures like kayaking and hiking.

  • I am 2 with a 3 wing on the Enneagram.

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