Connecticut Wedding Planner,
New England + Destination Weddings


Meet Our Team


As a hospitality major in college, Lisa knew from a young age that event planning would be in her future. As a child, Lisa often found herself drawn to wedding publications and asking to attend bridal shows. In 2012, with the launch of Nightingale Events, Lisa was able to officially make her mark on the Connecticut wedding and event planning industry. Providing clients the tailored, fun, accessible support she discovered was needed in the industry. Lisa is always excited to discuss creative ideas and help clients navigate all aspects of event planning.

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

A planner who often becomes a friend, Lisa places great emphasis on allowing clients to be guests at their own events. From big planning moments, such as saying “Yes” to the dress, to organizing complicated logistics, to sewing a button onto a suit, Lisa is passionate about all aspects of an event running smoothly, giving her clients, and their guests, an event they will remember forever.

Lisa: Owner & Creative Director | Photography: Sassymouth Photography


A creative, nurturing, free-spirit woman with a passion to go above and beyond in all endeavours she pursues. Vanessa has an extensive background event planning. She acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Central Connecticut State University and since then has worked at non-profit organizations, public relations agencies and higher education institutions, planning events for a wide variety of audiences. Working in such environments has helped her master the skills of multitasking, time management, efficiency, relationship building and customer service, allowing for superb results. Vanessa never stops working to apply, practice and learn new skills to put forth in her work, and her dedication and calming energy helps put clients at ease. She loves being a part of clients’ special days and goes out of her way to make sure they are abundantly happy.

Vanessa: Event Planner | Photography: Sassymouth Photography


A nursing graduate, turned event planner, Courtney is quick on her feet, and a fast problem solver, which lends itself well to keeping clients calm during their events, and throughout the planning process. A mother to daughter Brynn, Courtney can relate to the importance of a meaningful event, not just for the client, but for their family and guests as well. Courtney thrives on good jokes, exercise and Starbucks, channeling her boundless energy into creating a joyful, non-stressful, planning experience for her clients.

Courtney: Event Coordinator | Photography: Sassymouth Photography


Kristin is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic. With a project management background in the design industry, her organization and creativity lends itself perfectly to thoughtful and visually appealing events. In addition to event planning, Kristin is a couture milliner. Through this medium her eye for detail and artistic ability is regularly exercised, translating into a sophisticated creative approach to event design and planning. There is no such thing as “too much” event planning when it comes to Kristen’s time; when she has downtime, she can be found planning charitable events that support her community.

Kristin: Event Coordinator | Photography: Sassymouth Photography


Lauren started her career in the agency world and has over six years of experience in project management, specializing in experiential marketing. A self-starter with a love for both events and design, she enjoys working in a fast-paced, creative environment, focusing on bringing new and innovative ideas to life. A newlywed herself, she is intimately familiar with the wedding planning process and the care and attention to detail required to make a lasting impression. In her free time, Lauren enjoys practicing calligraphy and dabbling in many other forms of artistic expression.

Lauren: Event Coordinator | Photography: Christopher Ellington