SIMPLY SAVANNAH: The Beginning
In 2010, Layla Mayville started Simply Savannah Events with the vision of creating an eco-friendly & green wedding planning company after helping out at a friend's wedding. She is very passionate about wedding coordinating, party planning and loves inspiring brides to find new and creative ways to decorate that are environmentally friendly. Layla was born and raised in Acton, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in graphic design from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and received a Masters from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2007 she moved to Savannah, Georgia where she met her husband, Christopher. In the fall of 2012 her husband got an amazing job opportunity in Northern New York and so Layla will be moving up to the cold Adirondacks and back to the snow!
In 2011, Nicole Rene Schwalge moved from the rainy Northwest (native Oregonian) to Savannah, Georgia to follow her hunk of a boyfriend, also named Christopher! After being a bridesmaid in her cousin's wedding she found something that excited her. Before moving to Savannah she contacted Layla and on a trip down to Savannah to find a job, the two met at their popular meeting spot, Gallery Espresso. Nicole was excited to get involved with Layla and offered to help out at the Richmond Hill Bridal Show. After that Nicole started working at all of the weddings and really found a passion for coordination and event design. When the news came out that Layla was moving, Nicole decided this was the next big step and although sad that she is losing her mentor, friend, and boss... she is excited to take over the company. She is an avid blogger and on any given day you can find her pouring over countless wedding blogs, pinning inspiration, and creating wedding inspiration boards. Nicole received her Bachelors in Business Leadership from the University of Puget Sound. Being from one of the most green environmentally conscious states in the country, Nicole hopes to continue Layla's vision of an eco-friendly company and to inspire brides to be environmentally friendly.
SIMPLY CHOOSE US: The Why
We are passionate about weddings. We know weddings. We love weddings. And we love helping you love your wedding. We are not a cookie cutter, traditional wedding planning company. No way, not here. You will not find boring weddings here. We take your personality, your love story, your inspiration and we design your wedding in ways you never thought possible. If you dream of a magazine-worthy wedding then you have come to the right place. We love to find innovative ways to bring your vision to life. Also, we reuse and recycle. Simply Savannah Events has a small but quickly growing inventory of all your wedding needs. So we help you save money and time. We are affordable, for the everyday bride. Because we know that weddings can be expensive. But that doesn't mean we cut corners on style. We use your budget and we create an event you will never ever forget because we know how and where to find vendors, supplies, decor that will not just fit your budget but will make your wedding awesome. We know the best vendors in town for whatever you are looking for. We make stuff too. So you saw something super cool on Pinterest that you want at your wedding? We do that for you so it looks professional and just as awesome as it did on Pinterest because we just love doing that. We are professional and organized and put together. We will contact you to keep you on track. We like people and we want to not just be your wedding planner, but we want to become your friend. We listen when you need someone to and we know when to take the reins so that you can relax and enjoy spending your engagement in a happy excited state of mind. And on your wedding day, we do the work. Not your friends. Not your family. And especially not you. We know that every little detail counts on one of the biggest days of your lives, and so we do the nitty gritty stuff so all you have to do is smile, relax and have an amazing day!