From a demanding job to a vibrant social life—you’re confident and capable in nearly anything you take on. But wedding planning is an entirely different story—and not one you’re willing to write on your own. From having no idea where to start—to worrying you’ll miss something major along the way—the woes and worries of planning a wedding are real. We get it.
We’re here to step in, step up, and shoulder the stress—so you can go back to being bathed in that rare brand of bliss that comes from getting to marry your person.
The bee in our logo isn’t just an aesthetic choice—since our founding in 2012, it’s been the symbol that informs and inspires the way we serve you and yours. Our founder’s grandmother—the wildly creative matriarch the Nightingale brand was built on—long ago designed two beautiful chairs upholstered in a golden bee fabric, which you’ll still find sitting pretty in Lisa’s home today. And then there’s the bee pin—a gift Lisa’s mom gave her from her grandmother’s jewelry collection right before she walked down the aisle. Lisa always keeps the pin close by her side as a reminder of what this work is all about: legacy.
Here, our wedding planners are firm believers that our role isn’t just to plan pretty parties—but rather to celebrate, honor, and preserve family legacies and epic love stories. Like our founder’s grandmother, we are all about empowering others through the avenue of enduring artistry. And like the beloved bee, we are all about searching for and treasuring life’s sweetest moments.
We could not do this work alone. We believe in uplifting our vendor partners and in cultivating an inclusive atmosphere for our couples.
There are pockets of bliss everywhere—we’re here to help you unearth them. We infuse the wedding planning process with positivity, brightness, and plenty of reasons to laugh
From booking a vendor to checking off a to-do, we bring a confetti-ready attitude to accomplishments both big and small.
On any given day in my childhood, you could find me clipping photos of wedding dresses (though there’s no need to revisit the shoulder-padded styles I was clipping in the 80’s). I began working in hospitality at just 16 years old—and I always loved how the industry allowed me to lean into my innate desire to help others.
Fast-forward to meeting my husband (while walking down the aisle together as a bridesmaid and groomsman no less)—and I fell in love all over again with the notion of love stories. I went on to found Nightingale Events in 2012, bringing with me my lifelong desire to be of service to others and every ounce of hospitality experience I gained over the previous decade.
While Nightingale has since collected a number of awards and features to its name, nothing is quite as gratifying as getting to be a positive force during such a monumental period in your life. I’m a total cheerleader when you need a pep talk, a voice of calm amongst the chaos, and that one wedding planner who will turn into a lifelong friend (I can’t help it—I love people).
When I’m not encouraging my couples to laugh—or turning crazy logistical puzzles into cohesive event experiences—you can find me raising funds for breast-cancer research, refueling with burrata and beach days…or obsessing over my wild nieces and nephews, curled up with my sweet pit-bull (Ruxin James), or cruising with my husband in one of our muscle cars.
With years (and years) of event planning and production experience, I can confidently say there’s no logistical challenge I can’t take on with cool-headed capability. But what really drives me is creativity. I’ve always been deeply imaginative and empathetic—and I truly love diving into your every wish to design a wedding that reflects you in a stunning, story-driven way.
I especially appreciate how being a New England wedding planner allows me to explore so many different opportunities for high design. Garden weddings, tented weddings, vineyard affairs, mountaintop moments—I love them all, and I particularly enjoy how each can have its own unique energy in any one of our four stunning seasons (I mean, this place—come on!).
When I’m not having the kind of insightful conversations with couples that unearth hidden-gem design ideas, you can find me hiking or biking with my husband and pup, coaching lacrosse, or refueling with coffee…and chocolate…and ice-cream (no one said I had to pick just one).