WHO WE ARE
Willow & Ivy Events is a boutique event planning and design studio based in Seattle, Washington. We take a limited number of weddings and events each year to ensure that our clients receive the personalized attention and creativity they are seeking. We are passionate about creating a day that is a perfect representation of each client's individual personality, style, and overall vision.
Inspired by sparkles and peonies, fueled by champagne and tacos, we will bring your wedding day dreams to life. You'll receive a tailored experience, innovative design concepts, and exceptional service with as much or as little assistance as you desire with Willow & Ivy Events.
Owner | Lead Designer
Alex is a originally a Midwestern girl hailing from Ohio. With a wedding planning background rooted in Washington, D.C., Alex is all in on events in the PNW these days. After living and working in the nation's capital for two years, Alex wanted a change but wasn't ready to give up the wonderful world of weddings and so Willow & Ivy Events was born!
Alex draws design inspiration from fresh flowers, vibrant color stories, playful patterns, and anything that sparkles.
When she's not planning, organizing, and executing events, she can either be found out training for an upcoming half marathon weekend or in with a good book. Alex also enjoys checking out new restaurants, watching baseball, traveling the world, and hanging out with her Maltipoo, Kip.
Cocktail of Choice: Bellini| Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Fogón | Dream Honeymoon Location: Bora Bora |
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip | Best TV Show of All Time: Parks and Recreation |
Go to Coffee Order: Iced Dirty Chai | Favorite Book: Lolita
Lizzi is a Midwest girl who came to Seattle because it has the best of all worlds: mountains, water, and the city. She studied Hospitality in college and quickly fell in love with the fast paced environment that always keeps you on your toes. After working in hotel event planning for three years in Ohio, she decided she was ready for a change and moved out to the West Coast.
Lizzi loves all things romantic, including jewel tones, lots of texture and everything sparkly. She loves to incorporate personalized details about the bride and groom into unexpected places.
In her free time, Lizzi likes to explore different neighborhood coffee shops and search for the best happy hour tacos. She also loves traveling as much as possible, reading, and watching basketball.
Cocktail of Choice: Bees Knees | Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Barolo | Dream Honeymoon Location: South Africa |
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Jeni's Wildberry Lavender | Best TV Show of All Time: The West Wing |
Go to Coffee Order: Oat Milk Latte with an Extra Shot (more caffeine please) | Favorite Book: The Giver
Seattle is Erin's hometown; she was born and raised here and wouldn’t have it any other way. You can find her kayaking, hiking, road tripping, attending outdoor concerts, or lounging by the lake any day that the sun is out! While she waits for summer to come back around, she loves to snowboard, sit by the fire with coffee or cocktails, and plan trips to different continents where it’s warmer.
Erin enjoys the fast-pace of the wedding industry and thrives in scenarios that she has never come across before. She finds fascination in detail as well as satisfaction in organization and efficiency which is the perfect fit for wedding coordination.
When she's not planning weddings, Erin is an avid traveler. She has visited Guatemala, Honduras, Thailand, and South Africa in the past couple of years. She is also currently the lead bartender at an upscale craft cocktail bar where she get to combine her passion for creation and perfection in the drinks that she serves.
Cocktail of Choice: Depends on the day, but I’ll always drink an Old Fashioned | Favorite Seattle Restaurant: The Pink Door |
Dream Honeymoon Location: Maldives | Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cheesecake with brownies | Best TV Show of All Time: Lost |
Go to Coffee Order: White Chocolate Mocha | Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Born a New Englander, Jelisa grew up in a small coastal town in Massachusetts where she discovered her love for the ocean. She knew her heart belonged on the West Coast so she packed up for college and moved her life to the Bay Area. Following graduation she worked for a tech company in San Francisco for a few years but soon her wanderlust and curiosity got the best of her, and she spent a year backpacking through Central and South America. Now, Jelisa is settled in Seattle and living her best life, chasing her dreams of wedding & event planning.
Jelisa draws her wedding inspiration from the great outdoors, whether it be the soothing glow of the beach or the rustic feel of the mountains. She enjoys playing with delicate flowers, lots of greenery, glowing candles, simple gold detailing and crisp linens. No matter what your vision for your big day, Jelisa will find creative and unique ways to make it as elegant and memorable as you've always imagined, and then some!
In her down time you can catch her on a hike or at a yoga class, shopping, finding the coolest new boba tea shops, and exploring the city.
Cocktail of Choice: Moscow Mule | Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Momiji | Dream Honeymoon Location: The Maldives |
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I've never met an ice cream I didn't like, but if I had to choose one...Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough |
Best TV Show of All Time: Friends | Go to Coffee Order: Vanilla Latte | Favorite Book: The Alchemist