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who we are.

we are romantics, creating those moments that are unforgettable.

Your wedding is likely the biggest formal event you will plan in your life and can often be overwhelming when it comes to knowing proper etiquette. We have spent years studying wedding do’s and don’ts and we are here to give you answers to every question like “how do I address a Doctor’s invitation?” or “how do I talk to my soon to be mother-in-law about what to wear to the wedding?” We are here to hold your hand through it all.

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion that you will cherish for a lifetime. Allowing someone else to handle the planning, details, and overall design of your wedding day is a big decision. CHAD BIGGS EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN knows just how important this is and feels privileged to work with couples to create a joyous celebration that genuinely represents them.

We have a  true LOVE affair with weddings and our clients’ ideas become our passion. We have planned and designed some of the most beautiful weddings and our experience and expertise will put any couple at ease.

As a boutique wedding planning and design firm, we take a personal approach to every event. CHAD BIGGS EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN wants to get to know you, your interests, and most importantly, your love story. Creativity is where we thrive. We have the ability to transform your vision into a unique design that represents you as a couple. Whether it is a rustic outdoor wedding, an extravagant ballroom wedding, or the simple elegance of a beachside reception, you can be sure it will be something you and your guests have not seen before. 

Meet the Team

CHad Biggs

I love that planning events allows me to combine both my passions and my strengths. Designing a vision, telling a story and orchestrating a performance all while collaborating with couples from all walks of life. I find great satisfaction seeing how happy each client is with the end result of the events we plan. Additionally, and most noteworthy, the relationships that we form with many of our clients last a lifetime.

I have been coordinating weddings and events for over 16 years and have been working for myself for 5 years. Being influenced by some of the best in the business, I learned quickly the standard of quality acceptable when planning once in a lifetime events. I store these experiences and use these experiences when planning weddings and special events.

I find inspiration in many places – the couples LOVE story, the venue, nature, landscape design, different cultures and the seasons all inspire me when I am designing your wedding.

My favorite moment of a wedding is right before you walk down the aisle. If given an unlimited budget I would milk the ceremony making it as fabulous as possible with a full symphony, lighting spectacular, a few great performances and chuck full of meaningful content to truly reflect the importance and sweetness of the moment. 


jessica tilton

There’s no more momentous occasion in life than a wedding for couples and their families. My passion for this industry truly comes from making a difference during the planning process. Starting with a “big picture” and creating an individual event that reflects the personality of my clients and the love that they share is the most gratifying part of my job. I enjoy taking one of the most insurmountable tasks for a couple- planning a wedding - and making it one of the most fun and memorable times of their lives! From the very beginning stages, like booking vendors, to the smallest details of fabrics, signage and that personal touch, I look at all of it as an exciting and new challenge.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's in Communication, I knew exactly where I wanted to be. I gained my experience through large corporate and country club events. I believe my skills are highlighted in the wedding industry, where it isn’t just about putting on a successful and beautiful event, but about creating moments along the way.

When I’m not planning weddings and spending time with clients, my favorite thing to do is to spend time at home with my husband and our brood of cats - we have three! I also love exploring new restaurants and wine bars in the Triangle, running in Umstead Park and indulging in my guilty pleasure - Bravo television.




Senior Associate Planner

Associate Planner

Hi there! Born and raised in Raleigh, I am blessed to start my career here amongst the people and the city that are so dear to my heart. I recently graduated from NC State University with a degree in Public Relations. During my time as a student, I interned and assisted wedding planners in the Raleigh area, where I discovered my passion and natural talent for the event planning industry. Creating a beautiful environment that helps set the stage for memories that will be cherished for generations to come is one of my strongpoints, allowing me to assist couples as they are designing one of the most joyous days of their lives. I relish building relationships with others and bringing them joy.

Organization and implementation delight and challenge me! My love for organization, attention to detail, and serving others make event planning a dream career for me. I am both excited and honored to work with this talented team at Chad Biggs Event Planning and Design! In my spare time, I love cooking (and eating of course!), staying fit, spending time with my wonderful friends, family, and Bernese Mountain dog, and any other adventure that arises.

Born and raised internationally, Steph has traveled the world and loves pulling inspiration from all different cultures and traditions, but the place she loves most is right here in North Carolina. After furthering her education in the States, she planted roots in Raleigh post graduation, which is where she met her loving husband. 

She has successfully navigated the events and entertainment world both locally and abroad. With a background in the arts, she excels in finding creative solutions for every obstacle and seeing her clients vision through to the end of the reception. 

Steph's very favorite part of what she does is working closely with her clients and finding out how to reflect who they are as a couple in the details of their wedding day. Her big pay off is being able to watch her happy couples enjoy their celebration free of stress! She believes that with her acutely detailed approach to planning, her clients are able to enjoy and embrace each moment of their big day to the fullest!


steph smith

lauren velasco

With an education background from one of the most renowned baccalaureate programs in the country for event management and an utter passion in event planning, Lauren is determined to make every couple’s event truly special.

Her admiration for weddings struck her after becoming a certified wedding planner through the Bridal Society in 2015, as well as completing an internship as a wedding planning assistant. Lauren has always been an achiever, be it academics, athletics, professional life, or any other field in her life. She believes through hard work, dedication, attention to detail, and persistent planning, your event will be successful and one to remember!

Lauren loves to develop relationships with each of her clients to ensure that each event is unique and personal. One of her strong suits is providing quality customer service while also being empathetic, thus allowing her to see through her client’s eyes. Lauren considers it a reward in and of itself to see her client’s wedding vision become a reality, and will gladly help along the whole way. Lastly, she promises to bring her impeccable detail-oriented skills, her creativity, and most importantly, her commitment to you and your event.

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janna brown

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