HI! I’m Lacoya and I’m the owner and VERY passionate mind behind Hello Love Events, a wedding & event planning + design studio based in Fredericksburg, VA!

My passion is my brides – a.k.a. my ‘bridal besties’. I love them like my children. I vow to protect them from all of the hurt, harm, and danger that comes from wedding planning. I vow to fight for them and clearly communicate their visions #‎likeaboss. I vow to laugh and giggle with them and do my very best to make their wedding day dreams come to life. I love to love on them every chance that I get – and the BEST part? I love to have dinner dates with them AFTER the wedding and pinky promise to never speak the words ‘wedding’ or ‘DIY’ again (at least not for the first 2-3 dates).

I also have a HUGE heart for creative community. I LOVE building and maintaining community amongst small business owners! I love saying, “Hello!”, warm hugs and good, encouraging and loving conversation! Small business ownership is lonely – and I yearn for REAL connections from folks that just ‘get it’. I love cheering you all on, dinner and/or coffee dates, bible study groups, meetups, road trips, sleepovers, Skype sessions…..you get the point. I just LOVE seeing us ALL succeed!

I have been married to my college sweetheart for 3 years now – he’s my #1 defensive lineman and quarterback all-in-one. We have 2 children – a 7yo son, and an almost 2yo daughter (hereto affectionately referred to as ‪#‎beansandpies‬ – yes, they have their own hashtag on Instagram!). I’m an electrical engineer for the Navy during the day (#‎ontheroadtofulltime‬) and a full-fledged to-do list junkie by night. I’m originally from Sweet Home Alabama, and my hubby is a Georgia Peach – we find it really hard to hide our accents, but most of the time, people end up just loving it.

I am SO glad you stopped by! Please feel free to browse, laugh, learn, and just hang out with me! XO

– Lacoya