I was born and raised in the small, but stunning state of Rhode Island. I’m a wedding designer + planner, a daughter, sister, granddaughter, auntie, girlfriend, friend, and the world’s greatest doggie momma.

When I’m not working with you to plan the stress-free wedding of your dreams, you can find me adventuring / exploring new places, watching a good chick flick or action film, DIY’ing/ crafting, visiting family and friends back home in Rhody, scoping out the latest fashion trends, dancing uncontrollably in the kitchen while creating a new recipe (shoutout to my girl Lizzo) & sippin’ on a pumpkin cold brew regardless of the season.

I'm Carissa

Hello there,

I'm the daring type, a complete adventurer. I'm pretty much down for anything.

I love DIY anything. I'm pretty good at making something out of nothing. My latest fave has been Dollar Tree crafts (not even mad about it).

I danced competively for 10+ years, so dancing in the kitchen while making a new recipe is a given (shoutout to my girl Lizzo).

I'm a sucker for a good Disney movie or chick flick, but action will always be my number one.

I'm a travel queen and LOVE making / documenting unforgettable memories wherever I go.

I enjoy fashion (I may or may not have a look-book of outfits I pieced together for reference).

My "Carissa Time" is super important to me. I reflect every day on who I am and where / what I want to do next.

I'd rather go for tacos and a marg
than a fancy dinner.

I'm a social butterfly. Making connections with everyone I meet is kinda my superpower.

I can sing. YUP. One of my go to karaoke songs is
Love on Top by Beyonce.

Planning a wedding is WAY MORE than just coordinating, it's bringing your vision to life in the most magnificent way and with the ones you love most. I want my couples to feel like they’re floating on air. It’s their special moment to shine and have the most memorable day of their lives.

Growing up in a big, Catholic, Italian family, meaningful connections, life's celebrations, and everlasting memories were everything. Ever since I was a little girl my family has been my priority, especially my grandmother. She has always been able to find the most joy when we are altogether. Her passion for community/relationships, the power of faith, and finding beauty in everything is my true purpose for starting my business. She is my light, and I strive to be that light for my couples.


Do you charge travel fees?

The couple is required to purchase and / or reimburse for any travel expenses that exceed the complimentary travel distance of 40 miles. This includes but is not limited to gas, lodging, airfare, and/or tolls for both the rehearsal and wedding day.

Also, the same requirements apply to any planning meeting in person on site.

How do I book you?

We can be contacted via email or the contact page here on our website. We also include a link to book a free discovery call in our social media profiles.


No, we will never take on two weddings in one day. We rarely take on more than one wedding per weekend. This allows us to only focus solely on YOU in the days leading up to your wedding.

Also, when you meet with one of our lead planners that is the lead planner that will be there on your wedding day. We feel it's very important that you get to work with the same lead planner through the entire process. This way we really get to know each other so that on the wedding day you are able to sit back and relax knowing you can trust your lead planner to take care of all the wedding day details. 

will i still have some control over my wedding if i hire you?

Absolutely! We will do as much, or as little, as you want us to do during the process. Your wedding is all about what YOU want and then we give you our suggestions.

Do you only work with certain venues and vendors?

We're open to collaboration with any venue or fellow friendor. We have a preferred vendor list that we provide to all CCE couples, but you're not required to select from it.

we're getting married in new england, but live across the country. can you help us?

Yes, we work with couples across the country. Having a wedding planner on your side is key in this type of situation since you most likely don’t have the time and energy to fly back and forth to meet with vendors, etc.

Do you carry personal liability and professional indemnity insurance?

Yes. we carry general and property liability insurance.

"Carissa is absolutely amazing and truly deserves ten stars! I knew from our first meeting she had to be my day of coordinator, and she ended up so much more than that! She made sure everything was taking care of by reaching out to vendors and coordinating times/drop-offs which made me last a couple weeks before the big day very stress-free. The day-of, she was a god sent! She was there taking care of business! Since we had a backyard wedding, we had a lot of vendors coming in and she set up a timeline that made the whole day go off without a hitch. She really did make my wedding vision come to life and executed it perfectly. She made sure my wedding day was smooth and everything was taken care of. Carissa truly went above and beyond, and I am very lucky to call her a friend. Highly highly recommend Carissa!

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