Last up on “Meet the Planners” is company founder Laura Weatherly. Laura grew up in North Carolina and attended Duke University before coming to D.C. and starting Engaging Affairs in 1996.
Your signature cocktail: Champagne. I always keep a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the fridge.
Favorite vacation spot: Maui and Venice
Favorite restaurant: Blue Duck in D.C. and Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh
What magazine do you read every month without fail: Southern Living
Guilty pleasure TV: Scandal, True Blood, Downton Abbey
Favorite wedding trend: Laser-cut invitations
Wedding trend you’d like to see die a slow death: improper use of Mason jars (not a huge surprise there), e-vites for weddings
Describe your perfect weekend when you don’t have a wedding: morning yoga, yummy brunch with my family, paddle boarding, then reading a good book in the hammock before dinner on the back deck.
Describe your dream client: a couple who has a good perspective on life and who realizes that a wedding is just one important day out of many in their future life together and not the end-all-be-all of their existence
Favorite celebrity wedding: Ellen and Portia– I love the intimacy and true joy in their wedding!