Our dream was to become event planners, because it means the world to us to help others celebrate life’s special moments. Our passion became a career in 2014 when we began A Touch of Southern Events, LLC. Our company has continued to grow and we now have four planners on our team. We all take pride in being from the south where we never meet a stranger and building lasting relationships is a personal priority. Being polite, gracious, thankful, & hospitable are all adjectives our team members strive to be known for. We were raised to love Jesus, drink sweet tea, say “y’all” when referring to more than one person, and know that you are never fully
dressed without a smile. It makes our hearts melt when we get to help clients plan for some of the greatest moments in life. We want to make sure that you get to enjoy every moment of YOUR special day, so let us take care of the logistics and you make the memories!
Live Simply, think BIG
I was born and raised in the North Star of the Carolinas where I was taught to "Live Simply, but Think BIG." Without a doubt I am a Mama's girl who wholeheartedly believes in putting Christ first. My heart is filled with joy when I can turn something old into something new, make someone smile, or check something off of my bucket list. I said "I Do!" to my main squeeze who stole my heart over ten years ago, and I am so thankful to call him my husband. We have the most precious little girl named Madeline (pronounced line, not lyn) who is by far our greatest adventure and accomplishment in life.
I am a Certified Event Planner who is devoted to helping others celebrate both big and small events in life. The best time to celebrate is whenever you can, right?
When I have some free time, you could probably find me at an Elon football game (Go Phoenix!), spending time with my wonderful family and friends, traveling to new places, volunteering in my community, bargain shopping, or enjoying a cupcake at my favorite bakery. Meeting new people is one of my favorite adventures, and I look forward to sharing it with you!
Founding Owner & Lead Planner
Life's a Party!
Working in the industry for six years has shown me that life is all about celebrations. I’ve found that people are the happiest at gatherings with ones they love. I strive to make sure clients get all they want and deserve during their special moments, whether that be at a wedding, shower, birthday celebration, or anniversary party!
In my free time you will find me with friends or family. I love being around others. I was born and raised in a small town where everyone waves and says hello as if you’ve known each other for years. I believe that with Jesus, strong coffee and a smile - any day can be amazing! I married the love of my life in October 2019 and we are living the dream day by day together. I love to cuddle my fur children and I spend as much time as physically possible with my superhero, my mom. I am also an avid fixer upper and love remodeling, just ask my husband, his honey do list gets longer each day! I guess you could say “I got it from my momma”! I look so forward to getting to know you and I can’t wait to help you plan the celebration of your life!
Owner & Lead Planner
Put a smile on peoples' faces
Hi there! I’m Melissa, and I am originally from a small town in North Carolina known as McLeansville. I am a firm believer in my faith and I live everyday with Christ as my foundation. I believe in leading with grace and to always enjoy the simple things. I am a lover of cooking from scratch, entertaining family and friends, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending any free moment with my sweet husband Lucas and our pup Levi! If there is one thing I've learned about myself through life, it's that I love making other people happy. I enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life and it would be an honor to be a small part of your big day! Knowing that I put a smile on someone else's face makes it all worth it to me!
Remember why you started
Hi there! I’m Madelyn. I know first hand that life is full of high highs and low lows, but remembering where I came from and why I started helps me to take every step of this adventure fearlessly and confidently. I was born and raised in Madison, NC by parents who taught me that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I’ve continued to live in that mindset throughout my years at UNC Chapel Hill, where I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor’s of Arts in Exercise Sport Science. Over the years, I’ve learned to walk by faith, not by sight, and trusted in what the Lord has planned for me. With that in mind, I do my best to live every moment to the fullest and enjoy the small things in life, which is one of the best parts of being part of the A Touch of Southern team; I get to help people experience one of the happiest moment's of their life!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my golden-doodle, Ollie. On my free weekends, you can find me cheering on the Tar Heels, whether it’s in Kenan Stadium, the Dean Dome, or Boshamer Stadium; I truly am a Tar Heel born and bred! Overall, I love soaking up all the small, laughter filled moments of life, as well as the big momentous ones, and I can’t wait to be part of your big day!