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YWbL Founder,
Month-Of Coordinator +
Your Wedding Manager

With nine years of industry experience and at last count, over 1,200 events completed ranging from private dinners, concerts, conferences, academic lectures, funerals, graduation ceremonies, red carpet galas and of course, weddings, Lauren is the Month-Of Coordinating force behind the "by Lauren".

Lauren is a Tennessee native (Go Vols), Midwestern by choice (Go Hoosiers!) with a deep (deep) love for margaritas, karaoke, European adventures,  the word “logistics”, Gloria Steinem, Dolly Parton and Bruce Springsteen.

Honestly, I can say that my wedding day was everything I ever dreamed it could be, and there is no doubt in my mind that I owe that to Lauren.
— Courtney Lichty (above), Poconos Bride


Your Wedding Manager, New York

The YWbL Jane-of-all-trades, Justine has been with YWbL since just after it’s inception, working on weddings in Montauk, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and deeper Brooklyn. Justine specializes in joy-filled, DIY infused, dance-heavy weddings where having fun and getting hitched are the two goals of the day. By the end of the wedding, she will be your mom and your flower girl’s best friend.

A native New Yorker and fellow midwesterner by choice (Go Hoosier!) with a background in production and theater, Justine has a love of oversized sweaters, Miley Cyrus and her tiny dog Toby.

Lauren and Justine with YWbL was absolutely the best decision we ever made during wedding planning. The day would not have been possible had they not helped us so much the last month and made sure everything ran smoothly day of.
— Kate Soderquist (above), Brooklyn Bride

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Your Wedding Manager, Nashville

As our Nashville regional manager, Laura is holding down the fort in her and Lauren’s home state of Tennessee. With prior event experience at Opryland and Indiana University Auditorium and association management, Laura has seen the gamut of events. Laura specializes in +1 customer service, the ultimate poker face, reception toast coaching, crisis aversion and creating stressless days for her couples.

A native Tennessean and another Hoosier by choice, Laura has a deep love for Volunteer Girls State, her viola, her hometown of Chattanooga and Keith Urban.


Laura, was also a dream to work with and made my wedding day (which is notoriously one of the most stressful days in a bride’s life) one of the smoothest and easiest days ever! She exuded kindness and calm, which helped calm me down so much and kept me present and grounded to enjoy every moment of the day.
— Amy Dunning, Nashville Bride

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Photo courtesy: Laura Ryan Photography

Your Wedding Manager, New York

The YWbL poster child (her wedding is featured on our home page!), Lauren R. came to YWbL as a client first, before joining the other side. Having worked with YWbL as a bride, Lauren brings unique insight and attention to each wedding she works on. Beyond YWbL, Lauren has over ten years of event experience, most recently at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where she's planned events with brides to Storm Troopers to VP Joe Biden and almost everything in-between! Lauren specializes in precision, venue/project management, levity, and lives for elegant affairs with badass couples.

A native Jersey Girl, Lauren holds an MFA in Theater Performance/ Pedagogy from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and has been a New Yorker for 12 years. Lauren has a deep love for Jeff Goldblum, the Muppets, her husband and their little pup Yoshi.

We look  forward to talking to you about how
we can make YOUR WEDDING a great success!  


header photo courtesy of Ross Harvey Photography