Connecticut Wedding Planner,
New England + Destination Weddings


Meet Our Team

What We Do

No two couples are the same, our packages are customized to fit the needs of where you are in the planning process.  Whether you just got engaged, or you’re not sure where to start, or you have a few more months till your big day and need a professional to come in and take over, we are here for you.  Some of our most popular packages are  Full Planning & Design, Wedding weekend Planning & Design, Partial Planning or Wedding Management which is also referred to as “Month of Coordination”. We look forward to hearing from you and creating a package that meets all your wedding dreams.


Each tiny detail in life’s sweetest celebrations deserves to be shared and enjoyed to the fullest.


Lisa knew from a young age that event planning would be in her future. As a child she found herself drawn to bridal publications and asking to attend local bridal shows. Since 2012, she has proudly built a strong foundation for event planning and design at Nightingale Wedding and Events.

A planner who often becomes a friend, Lisa places great emphasis on allowing clients to be guests at their own event. Lisa’s energy, creativity, and sense of humor translate to events planned with heart, dedication, and fun. Her extensive experience, attention to detail, and can-do attitude help her clients relax, so they can truly enjoy every moment of their special day.

From big planning moments, such as saying “yes” to the venue, to organizing complicated logistics, she is passionate about helping her clients navigate all aspects of planning their wedding, and creating an event that they will remember forever. She loves to discuss creative design ideas and think outside of the box. At Nightingale Events, no two weddings are the same, and Lisa customizes every experience based on the couple to make their wedding as unique as they are. She loves a challenge, and working hard to execute their vision for the perfect event. Whether planning a small gathering, or finalizing the last minute details of an extravagant event, she is constantly inspired by the opportunity to make her clients’ dreams a reality.

When she’s not planning and designing weddings, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their Pitbull, Ruxin James. Together, they love to spend time renovating and cruising in their vintage cars, and traveling and experiencing different cultures. Lisa’s love for creativity and details translates to her home in Vernon, CT, which she is currently redecorating.

Nightingale Events has been featured as a leading event planner in Connecticut Bride Magazine, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Simply Eloped, Carats and Cake and Crate & Barrel.

Lisa: Owner & Creative Director | Photography: Evergreen Weddings

We Are

Responsive, excited, and genuinely focused on providing our clients with a stress free enjoyable planning experience that will leave them confident and excited about the outcome of their event.  People often come to us as clients, but leave as friends, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

We Believe

That big moments should never go without celebrating. Our team is comprised of women who genuinely believe in the joy that comes with celebration, and find great purpose in helping others experience this by taking away the stress of planning. We approach each event as if it was our own.


Being a married gal herself, Lauren is intimately familiar with the wedding planning process and the care and attention to detail required to make a lasting impression. A self-starter with a love for events and design, she’s truly focused on the details of your day. Lauren started her career in event marketing and has over 8 years of experience working with high-end clients on large scale programs and invite-only celebrity events. Today, she’s an Event Producer + Calligrapher on our team and also has her own calligraphy business, wink pink ink, where she specializes in custom pieces for your home or wedding.

Lauren: Asscoiate Planner + Calligrapher | Photography: Evergreen Weddings


Rachel is a creative soul with a varied background in client services and the wedding industry. From helping brides find their dream gowns at a bridal boutique to wedding day coordination, Rachel is no stranger to making her couples feel heard and providing them with a one-of-a-kind experience. Having recently planned her own wedding with her wife, Rachel understands how brides feel on their big day and values the importance of capturing every special moment. As an event coordinator at Nightingale Events and an In House Editor for Simply K Studios, Rachel loves helping her couples plan the perfect day, and remember it in a perfect way. In her spare time, she loves to bake, paint, create prints, and she looks forward to expanding her travels beyond the East coast for the first time!

Rachel: Administrative + Event Producer | Photography: Simply K Studios

Your Dream Team

We have a team of women who will work with you on your wedding day and are ready to become your dream team.