About  The Team



Owner + Planner


Amanda Summers Photography

Hi there, I'm Melissa, but I go by Lissa (like Melissa without the -me) and welcome to my little corner of the internet- I'm so glad that you're here! I know that wedding planning can be ROUGH-but I'm here to help navigate you through all of the craziness that comes with planning a wedding.

I'm your planning BFF and hype-girl from the moment you get engaged to cheering you on as you bust a move on your wedding day! As a wedding planner and bridesmaid (x 10), I've seen pretty much every crazy scenario and I've got your back no matter what because you deserve the best experience possible!

I love learning about what’s most important to you and your partner on your wedding day, and coming up with those special things to make your love unique.


I’m here to take the stress off, add some extra laughs, and make things go smoothly for you so you can actually ENJOY your day without the constant fear and anxiety of worrying what will happen if something goes wrong, because I've got this!

I believe that ALL couples deserve a beautiful wedding day!

If you're a fun-loving, down to earth couple who loves dogs, Harry Potter, Saturdays at the vineyard, and finding the best place for takeout, drop into our emails and let's get this party rolling!


Washington, DC

Based in the heart of



Associate Planner


Krista is one of the incredible associate planners with LMW! She's a Loudoun County local, chicken and dog mama, wedding fanatic, avid traveler, and spreadsheet queen. She loves the vineyard and brewery scene in NOVA (she got married at Kalero Vineyard) and is a wine/beer aficionado- seriously, if you need any recommendations on the best wine in VA, she's your girl!

Krista has a strong background in events coordination in addition to experience with AirBnB and vacation home rentals, and real estate- so she's got your back from the time you get engaged and need to find a place for your wedding party to crash to when you decide to buy your first place!

She loves creating unique and thoughtful experiences for couples and has an unparalleled attention to detail. Krista will bring your vision to life, making your big day absolutely unforgettable!

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let's see what we have in common...


Shows I'm Currently Binging

Image by Nathan Dumlao

Gilmore Girls

Photographer with Camera

Veronica Mars

Image by Krisztian Tabori

Penny Dreadful

I could watch Gilmore Girls on repeat and I often put it on in the background when responding the emails. I find their their fast-paced ramblings unexpectedly calming.
I feel like I was definitely late to the Veronica Mars party! I'm a sucker for a mystery, especially with early-2000s charm (hello dresses over pants and side bangs with crunchy curls)!

Penny Dreadful is creepy for sure, but the acting is AMAZING and Josh Hartnett brings me wayyyy back.

Ready to get this party started?

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