Erica: Florals & Event Design
Hey there, I’m Erica: I focus on design, florals and the creative details that create the look and feel of our events. I founded Paper Hearts & Co. (now, Leigh and Mitchell) in 2010 after years of working in the floral design industry. With a keen eye for innovative design, and a love for figuring out logistics, I’m passionate about ensuring each of our events match our client’s dreams for them.
I gravitate toward lush organic, garden style florals and greenery, but I also love to keep things modern.
With a creative background in design, I also enjoy creating our large scale design elements, like hand-lettering or watercolor signage. You can find my work featured in publications such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, and Wedding Chicks.
Fun facts about me are; that I am a coffee-addict, macaron enthusiast, avid cookbook-collector who loves the color white. When I am not working, I enjoy playing the violin and singing in a band at my church, hanging with my husband, or spending time in my kitchen cooking up something from one of my many cookbooks.
Hannah: Lead Planner
Hannah, here! I’m passionate about weddings because they’re a day when everyone you love is in one room to celebrate YOU! I’m so honored every time I get the privilege of making your special day as stress-free as possible.
I’ve been a wedding planner in the Seattle area for the past seven years, and became certified with the Wedding Planning Institute in 2009. Since then my hobby has blossomed into a business, and it’s one I truly love. You can find my work featured in publications such as Hey Wedding Lady, Seattle Bride Magazine, and Borrowed and Blue.
I love each and every special moment of a wedding day; from the bride slipping into her dream dress, to the tear-filled eyes of the bride’s father when he walks her down the aisle, to the look on the groom’s face when he sees the woman he’s fallen in love with call him “husband” for the first time. I want to make sure these special memories are the ones you remember the rest of your life—first dance, to frosting smeared across the groom’s face.
When I’m not wedding planning you can find me outside with my husband and daughter, reading a good book, or pinning delicious recipes on Pinterest!
Leighanne: Associate Planner
My favorite part of this business is making memories that last a lifetime. After I’ve fluffed a bride’s dress, fixed her hair and veil, and sent her down the aisle to her future husband, I always turn my eye to the groom as he watches his gorgeous bride coming toward him. Seeing that deep emotional connection in the groom’s eyes—that’s the reason we celebrate.
I’ve been working in the event industry since 2008, using skills learned from the very best to coordinate and plan dozens of events. I’ve also had the pleasure of having weddings featured in publications such as The Knot and Modern Bride. Over the past eight years I’ve honed my skills for focusing on the smaller details, so my clients can effortlessly enjoy the big moments. Helping my clients see their vision of a perfect wedding become a reality is my life’s true passion.