About Me

Hi! I’m Ellen. I’m a wedding and event planner in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re here you’re probably engaged or related to someone who is. Congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life and I would love to be a part of it.

My background is a bit different from what you may hear from other planners. After college I worked in corporate America as a health care financial consultant for a few years and then made the switch to the advertising world where I worked in social media and website analytics for another few years. In both roles I managed teams, prepared reports and presented to numerous clients, and was the point person for multiple projects. I definitely got used to juggling a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis.

Despite having success in the corporate world, I wasn’t happy. Wedding planning had always interested me (and I’ve been watching Say Yes to the Dress for as long as I can remember!), but I absolutely fell in love with the industry while planning my own wedding. I started to work a few events on weekends in my spare time, immediately loved being on the other side, and haven’t looked back. Wedding planning taps into all of the things I was good at in the corporate world, but adds all of the fun, pretty, exciting details I was missing. 

Over 5 years and 100 happy couples later, I still get excited to work through the budget, put together the perfect vendor team, finalize all the pretty details and bring everything to life on wedding day. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and to help you navigate this exciting time! 

 

Ellen Thomas Events Award Winning Wedding Planner - 2019 2020 and 2021 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award and The Knot Best of Weddings 2019 2020 and 2021

Everyone hates ice breakers, but here are a few of my favorite things aside from weddings:

    • Dogs – especially my crazy rescue mutt, Cayenne. If you have a dog, I probably want to meet him or her. If you’re planning on having your dog be a part of your wedding, even better.
    • French fries – I’ve never met a french fry I didn’t like. It’s a real problem.
    • Neapolitan pizza with spicy salami. Or, honestly, any pizza. Pizza and French fries mmmmmmm.
    • Relaxing by the pool or at the beach with a good book and a cold beverage.
    • Margaritas, prosecco, red wine, and craft beer… clearly I don’t discriminate!
    • Sleeping in and taking naps.
    • Big loose floral arrangements – especially with bright, fun, colors.
    • My morning Diet Coke (and my lunch Diet Coke but who’s counting…).
    • CrossFit – to burn off all the pizza, french fries, Diet Coke, and booze. I work out and coach at my gym, but don’t worry, I can talk about other things.
    • The Bachelor franchise – the ultimate guilty pleasure!
    • House Hunters, Flip or Flop, Fixer Upper… pretty much anything on HGTV.

Sound good? Ready to get started? Head on over to the Contact Page… I can’t wait to hear from you!

Photos from Jill Doty Photography, Video by eMotion Film