Photo by Ashton Kelly Photography

Photo by Ashton Kelly Photography

"Have an awesome day and if you don't, try again Tomorrow!"

Jessica Lail

IYD Owner & Principal Planner

"Hi there! I am the owner and dream chaser behind It's Your Day Weddings & Events.  I love meeting new people and traveling to places I've never been.  I'm a problem solver at heart, a list-maker who triple checks everything, in addition to a project manager extraordinaire.  I've been planning and coordinating weddings since 2009 and I never imagined how much my business would grow.  If you are a bride who hates stress, loves to stare at perfect Instagram photos of flowers and cake, dares to sing car karaoke while no one is looking, considers themselves a Snapchat enthusiast, and thinks furry animals can also count as children....and....well, obviously has a sense of humor..... then this could be the start of something beautiful.  

*At this time, I'm booking Weddings & Events for Winter 2018 and all seasons in 2019. 

*Proud to be a Bridgewater College Alumna!*


 Photo by Bessie Black Photography

Photo by Bessie Black Photography

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”- Nelson Mandela

Emily     

Associate Planner

"Before my own wedding in 2015, I had no idea I had a passion for or exactly what I wanted to do. It wasn't until I planned, designed, and coordinated my own wedding, that I realized just how amazing a wedding day could be. Every detail of a wedding day is special, unique, and memorable and I knew that I wanted to be a part of making that day happen for bride's like YOU! I reached out to Jessica in 2017, offering my help at weddings and hoping to get my feet wet. My first wedding with IYD was in April of 2017 and in my second season, I was recently promoted to Associate Planner for 2019 from a Team Lead & Event Manager role.  I am so excited to work with a team that truly loves and enjoys making wedding days special and I cannot wait to work with my own clients and help you with your memorable day!"

*Proud to be a JMU Alumna*

*Availability for Winter 2018 and all seasons in 2019*


 Photo By Lauren Morris Photography

Photo By Lauren Morris Photography

"Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, & be sweet on the inside."

Anna 

IYD Event Manager

"It started off with watching TLC's Cake Boss & Say Yes to the Dress.  I worked at a local wedding venue in high school to make extra money babysitting before attending James Madison University which is when I started to see how much fun and excitement happen at weddings. I declared my major in Hospitality Management and the summer prior to my Junior year, I started to work as an intern on the IYD team and just completed my second wedding season. I can't wait to share my passion for weddings and details with amazing brides like Y-O-U.  If you're down to earth, love to have fun, and are excited about your wedding day.  I have some availability for 2018 Fall wedding dates and would love to chat more about your big day. Contact us today!"

*Proud to be a 2017 JMU Hospitality Management Graduate*


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“AND REMEMBER THAT, IN A WORLD OF ORDINARY MORTALS, YOU ARE A WONDER WOMAN.”

Lindsey

IYD Team Lead & Wedding Day Assistant

"I was a bridesmaid in a wedding Jessica coordinated in March 2015.  After watching her work a very long and challenging day, I walked up and asked if she needed anything. Jessica (in true Jessica fashion) told me to go have fun and be a bridesmaid and that she couldn't believe I'd be so kind and thoughtful to ask since she was working and I was a wedding guest.  The next week she called me and asked me to join her team and I am so glad that I said yes; each wedding adds a new adventure, skill, and flavor of cupcake!  You'll find me behind the scenes handling the details and setup working alongside Jessica and helping manage our team of interns.  This is my 4th year on the IYD Team and I'm so excited to work with each of you to ensure a great wedding day."   

                *Proud to be a JMU Alumna*


 Photo by Wild Heart Films

Photo by Wild Heart Films

“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” – Snow White

LEXI

IYD Team Lead & Wedding Day Assistant

“I had several friends who suggested I become a wedding planner some day. I told them they were all crazy because I wanted to be in a theater and I wanted to manage a stage and/or direct shows for the rest of my life. Fast forward five years later and here I am, a wedding planner. I realize now that all of my friends were right, and I just wasn’t seeing it: I loved TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Four Weddings,” I love gatherings and celebrations, I love organizing little details to make a big picture, and I love managing a show from backstage. I started as an intern with the IYD team in June 2016, and now that I’ve graduated from JMU (go dukes!), I am now a Team Lead and Day-Of Coordinator for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia Beach. I can’t wait to hear about your fairytale love story and help you live your own Happily Ever After with your other half!”

*Proud to be a JMU 2017 Hospitality Management Graduate*


 

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