wedding and event planning

About Us

Meet the Team

Wilmington Wedding Planner

Hayley

Owner & Lead Planner

Hi! I’m Hayley, lead planner for the FP team, and the daughter half of our mother-daughter duo. I started Fairytale Pursuits in early 2015 because I LOVE weddings. From the dress, to the vows and “I do’s”, to dancing the night away with the love of your life, every aspect of a wedding enthralls and excites me. There’s no greater feeling than watching a couple’s vision come to life, and knowing that I helped make it happen.

Born and raised in North Carolina, I love my southern roots, but there’s nothing I love more that the hustle and bustle of New York City. I’m a strong lover of anything pink, and I’m completed addicted to Sundrop (it’s a soda for those of you who aren’t from the south) and Mini M&Ms. My vacation of choice is anywhere with a beach, and I’d sit there all day with a Nicholas Sparks novel in hand. I also watch entirely too much of the reality show Big Brother, usually with my sweet eskimo furbaby KodaBear.

When I was a little girl I was already telling my dad what my wedding was going to be like, completely unaware that I had years to go before that dream was even a possibility. Fast forward to the present, and I got my chance to be a bride. I married my sweet husband, Luke, in January 2016. We’re almost high school sweethearts (story for another time!), and I loved every second of being on the other side of the planning process. I treat every wedding with the same excitement and diligence as if it were my own, and nothing makes my heart skip a beat like crossing off a checklist. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect profession, and I love turning wedding visions into realities. I can’t wait to be a part of your special day!
    
Wilmington Day-of Coordinator
Luxury Wedding Planning
North Carolina Wedding Coordination

Jenny

Charlotte Wedding Planner

Creative Director & Assistant Planner

Hey y’all! I’m Jenny, creative director and assistant planner for FP, and the mother half of our mother-daughter team. I truly love weddings, and always appreciate every couple’s unique story. Every wedding is so different from the last, and I truly enjoy seeing wedding details come together and reflect the uniqueness of the bride and groom, and their families. Getting to work side by side with my daughter is just the icing on the cake.
 
I am a true southern belle. I was born and raised in North Carolina, and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. There’s nothing I love more than a beach – the salty air, the soft sand, the sound of crashing waves – and I could sit there from sunrise to sunset with a book in my hand. Peanut butter is my go-to snack, and I usually end up sharing it with my furbaby, Foxy. I enjoy anything that let’s me be creative, from sewing to working in my flower garden.
 
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years, and my husband and I have one of those unique stories I said I loved. We were married in 1989, right after Hurricane Hugo hit. After picking up the wrong wedding gown, dragging fallen trees out from in front of the church doors, and praying an hour before the ceremony that the electricity would come back on, we said “I do,” and had more fun than I could have ever imagined. I love getting to help a couple through all the mishaps, and watch them walk away with the happy day they always dreamed of. I can’t wait to be involved in your wedding!
Charlotte Day-of Coordinator
Coastal Wedding Coordination
Virginia Wedding Design
Photos courtesy of Milk + Honey Photography Co.
How He Asked
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The Overwhelmed Bride
Southern Bride
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