About Us

Life and Personal

Elise grew up in Northern Virginia. and went to college to get her bachelor's in Psychology and then a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. When she met her husband Christopher, she moved down south to his hometown of Wilmington, NC! She planned her own wedding and became inspired by the industry! 

Industry Background

After planning her own wedding at Bakery 105, Elise became an event coordinator at two small venues in town. Ready for the next challenge, she assisted with other planners and did some detailing, office work, as well as catering at a larger venue in town. With several requests for her coordinating services coming in, she decided to launch Elise Does Events LLC in December of 2018.

Client Commitment

When you book Elise, you book a friend. She genuinely believes in doing anything necessary to make your event run perfectly and how you envisioned it. From unlimited communication to having experience as a bride in Wilmington herself, she understands the challenges as well as the joys that come with being a bride and is here to help and celebrate with you in each step of the journey!

Clientships are Friendships

Meet my Assistant Lane


Lane is a bride turned close friend and now wedding assistant! She is an absolute asset to the team and makes sure that set-up runs efficiently on the day of the wedding! We can't wait for her wedding in 2020!

Holly and Matt


Holly and Matt became those clients that we now go on double dates with! Their wedding was absolutely amazing, all the way down to the custom bride and groom donuts! They are one of the coolest couples I know and I'm so glad that we get to continue to see them! 

Heather and Sean


Heather booked me way before I established Elise Does Events LLC! Coordinating turned into full on decorations, details, and even florals! I admit, I cried when her day was over. We were sad to see the beautiful day go.  I'm so glad we get to stay connected, even though she doesn't live in Wilmington.