Get To Know Us

“We want to make your planning experience just as celebratory and rewarding as the big day itself!”

Hey y’all, we are glad you are here!

We are a full-service wedding + event planning dynamic duo based along the beautiful Emerald Coast.

For us it all began over a glass of wine (of course) discussing our excitement for all things events. From planning birthday parties, family gatherings, GNO & even our own weddings, we discovered a passion for all things special and social. After that first glass of wine, we turned our dream into a reality, and we started RaeBird. Every detail is part of the big picture and we have the ability to fully manage events from beginning to end while planning the design and coordination.

Our company is small, but our heart & hard work is big! We are ready to bring your vision to life so let’s raise a glass together!

Leighann Elliott

Leighann was born in raised in Atlanta Georgia and grew up in a large family with lots of love and excitement. Her passion for serving others and need for travel and adventure fueled her interest in hospitality. She majored in Hospitality Management at Auburn University and graduated in 2017. War Eagle!! Right after Graduation, Leighann moved to the Beautiful Emerald Coast to pursue career goals in event coordinating and management. When not planning weddings + events for RaeBird, she work as the Event and Marketing Manager for The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Resort. She has worked and executed in the Hospitality and events industry for over a decade, living for the whirlwind of an event day.

Haley Poveda

Haley is an Arkansas native who now claims Florida as Home. She grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2014, WOO PIG! Her passion and attention to detail has been engrained for years but enthusiasm for weddings + events came after planning her own! She can’t wait to help provide the same joy that she felt on her wedding day to all of our future brides. Outside of planning weddings + events with RaeBird, she is likely at the beach, sipping a glass of Pinot Noir & spending time with handsome husband, Andy and their dog,Crew.