Since 2018, I’ve felt the joy and honor of planning and coordinating weddings for couples that have turned into some of my best friends. Outside of weddings and events, my favorite things to fill my days with are yoga classes (instructing and practicing), historical fiction books, and ice cream trips with Ross and our boy, Calvin. I love indie rock music and most importantly, I'm very pro-Hello Fresh (hit me up for a reference code)!

Hometown:  St. Augustine, FL

Favorite part of wedding day: The moment after the bride walks down the aisle.

Go-to coffee order: Large iced coffee with a dash of cream and a pump of vanilla

erin cleveland

Owner, Lead Planner, & Certified Event Designer

Erin and I have worked together on events for the last decade. We went from being members of an event staff to then being supervisors together for the event staff, to then getting married and starting our wedding planning business shortly thereafter! Outside of my full-time job in healthcare, weddings and spending time with our son Calvin, I’m probably working on a home project or taking a trip with the fam. Connoisseur of fantasy sports, news, politics, and a good IPA.

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Favorite part of wedding day: Watching the speeches from the couple’s closest people.

Go-to coffee order: Vanilla sweet cream cold brew (or whatever Erin ordered and didn’t finish)


Ross cleveland

co-owner & event producer

During my time on the ECE team for the past few years, I've loved getting to lean into my passion of curating beautiful design with and for clients I love! There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a Pinterest board of inspiration unfold into an actual event that is beyond what we could have dreamt of on our first design call. On a day to day basis, you can find me blasting Taylor Swift in my car, taking trips to the thrift store, and obsessing over my dog, Rowan. 

Hometown:  Cape Cod, MA

Favorite part of wedding day:  When the bride and groom get to take in everything and finally see all the planning coming together!

Go-to coffee order:  Oat milk honey lavender latte

Haley Towles

lead Planner + designer

I came to the ECE team by way of a bride turned planner. After Erin saw my wedding binder complete with a table of contents and protective sleeves, we knew we were a match made! I love seeing a couple’s unique personality in the big and little details alike. When I’m not helping the ECE team make magic, you can find me traveling, spending time with my husband and dog Fran, and perfecting my dirty martini recipe and home gel manicure.

Hometown:  Roanoke, VA

Favorite part of wedding day: 
Ceremonies - I am a sap. I tear up every time, I love love!!

Go-to coffee order: 
Iced vanilla oat milk latte (iced all year round baby!)


LEXIE GUNTHER

lead planner

I’ve been on the team for about a year and a half! I am behind any and all of the posts that you see on Instagram, Facebook, etc. I also get to work with couples on developing stationery designs for their wedding day that feel unique and true to them. I’m incredibly extroverted and I love crocheting, reading, hosting any sort of party, and trying new recipes. Designated photo taker of the group, always. 

Hometown:  Southampton, NJ

Favorite part of wedding day:  The reception! I love getting to see the bride and groom interact and dance with their friends and family. 

Go-to coffee order:  London fog or a french vanilla latte!

Lisa Glisson

content manager 

I got connected with the ECE team this year through one of its OG members, who also happens to be my long-time best friend, Izzi! I am now the boss lady’s, (Erin’s), go-to gal—serving as administrative assistant and event producer. My special skills include: living in NOVA but traveling any/everywhere/anytime to make it for your event, talking your ear off about the latest in the film and theatre world, and being mistaken for a Diaz sister at least once per wedding! Joining the Erin Cleveland Events team has truly been the highlight of my year and I couldn’t feel more blessed. Let’s get to work! 

Hometown:  Bedford, VA

Favorite part of wedding day:  The reception - I love seeing everyone from near and far gather to celebrate love.

Go-to coffee order:  Iced chai tea latte with oat milk + vanilla

LIZZIE NIGRO

administrative assistant

I've been on the Erin Cleveland Events team since its origin in 2018 but on Erin (Diaz) Cleveland’s team since 2000, when I was born and became her little sister! I like to call myself her “asSIStant” - fulfilling any and all duties she needs: including planning + coordinating events, various social media/content tasks, and inserting my opinion anytime she needs it (or sometimes when she doesn’t). When I’m not spending time with family or friends, you will probably find me watching a rom-com, oversharing my thoughts on the latest in pop culture, or eating a chicken quesadilla. Unapologetic snatcher of the aux cord. 

Hometown: St. Augustine, FL

Favorite part of wedding day: Hearing the music the couple chose to accompany all the important moments at the wedding is always so special.

Go-to coffee order: Cold brew

Izzi Young

event producer

Erin recruited me as an Event Producer in 2018 when we planned a friends bridal shower together. I love putting all of the details together- whether I'm setting a tablescape, perfecting a floral arrangement, or fixing a hair that has fallen out of place. I am obsessed with my dog Bodie and trying new restaurants across Richmond with my husband Cam. Lover of chick lit. Proud member of Bachelor Nation.

Hometown:  Suffolk, VA

Favorite part of wedding day:  When the formalities are finished and it’s time to let loose on the dance floor!

Go-to coffee order:  Vanilla latte

Jenna lehmann

event producer

My time spent working with Erin began over 10 years ago, when we worked together overseeing the events team at a local university. Since then, we’ve planned, attended, and celebrated countless events that we’ve coordinated — and we continue to do so today. As Lead Planner, you can entrust me to be with you every step of the way on your wedding day and leading up to it. When not working, you will likely find me scouting the latest Apple product, watching an episode of Jeopardy!, or trying to locate the nearest pool. Shameless lover of country music.

Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH

Favorite part of wedding day:  The reception - I love seeing the bride/groom ready to party!

Go-to coffee order:  Honey cinnamon latte


Steph ward

event producer

"I can't recommend Erin Cleveland Events enough! From initial consult to wedding day they made us feel supported, calm, and organized. Not only are they fantastic at what they do, Erin and her team (we had the pleasure of working with Steph!) are really warm, friendly and enjoyable people to be around which made the whole process stress-free."

Jordan, 2022 bride

We're so excited to get started planning your big day.  

meet the team

erin cleveland

Owner, Lead Planner, &
Certified Event Designer

Since 2018, I’ve felt the joy and honor of planning and coordinating weddings for couples that have turned into some of my best friends. Outside of weddings and events, my favorite things to fill my days with are yoga classes (instructing and practicing), historical fiction books, and ice cream trips with Ross and our boy, Calvin. I love indie rock music and most importantly, I'm very pro-Hello Fresh (hit me up for a reference code)!

Hometown:  St. Augustine, FL

Favorite part of wedding day: The moment after the bride walks down the aisle.

Go-to coffee order: Large iced coffee with a dash of cream and a pump of vanilla

ross cleveland

Co-Owner & Event Producer

Erin and I have worked together on events for the last decade. We went from being members of an event staff to then being supervisors together for the event staff, to then getting married and starting our wedding planning business shortly thereafter! Outside of my full-time job in healthcare, weddings and spending time with our son Calvin, I’m probably working on a home project or taking a trip with the fam. Connoisseur of fantasy sports, news, politics, and a good IPA.

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Favorite part of wedding day: Watching the speeches from the couple’s closest people.

Go-to coffee order: Vanilla sweet cream cold brew (or whatever Erin ordered and didn’t finish)

Haley Towles

Lead PLANNER + designer

During my time on the ECE team for the past few years, I've loved getting to lean into my passion of curating beautiful design with and for clients I love! There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a Pinterest board of inspiration unfold into an actual event that is beyond what we could have dreamt of on our first design call. On a day to day basis, you can find me blasting Taylor Swift in my car, taking trips to the thrift store, and obsessing over my dog, Rowan. 

Hometown: Cape Cod, MA

Favorite part of wedding day: When the bride and groom get to take in everything and finally see all the planning coming together!

Go-to coffee order: Oat milk honey lavender latte

LEXIE GUNTHER

Lead PLANNER

I came to the ECE team by way of a bride turned planner. After Erin saw my wedding binder complete with a table of contents and protective sleeves, we knew we were a match made! I love seeing a couple’s unique personality in the big and little details alike. When I’m not helping the ECE team make magic, you can find me traveling, spending time with my husband and dog Fran, and perfecting my dirty martini recipe and home gel manicure.

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Favorite part of wedding day: Ceremonies - I am a sap. I tear up every time, I love love!!

Go-to coffee order: Iced vanilla oat milk latte (iced all year round baby!)

Lisa Glisson

content manager

I’ve been on the team for about a year and a half! I am behind any and all of the posts that you see on Instagram, Facebook, etc. I also get to work with couples on developing stationery designs for their wedding day that feel unique and true to them. I’m incredibly extroverted and I love crocheting, reading, hosting any sort of party, and trying new recipes. Designated photo taker of the group, always. 

Hometown: Southampton, NJ

Favorite part of wedding day: The reception! I love getting to see the bride and groom interact and dance with their friends and family. 

Go-to coffee order: London fog or a french vanilla latte!

lizzie nigro

administrative assistant

I got connected with the ECE team this year through one of its OG members, who also happens to be my long-time best friend, Izzi! I am now the boss lady’s, (Erin’s), go-to gal—serving as administrative assistant and event producer. My special skills include: living in NOVA but traveling any/everywhere/anytime to make it for your event, talking your ear off about the latest in the film and theatre world, and being mistaken for a Diaz sister at least once per wedding! Joining the Erin Cleveland Events team has truly been the highlight of my year and I couldn’t feel more blessed. Let’s get to work! 

Hometown: Bedford, VA

Favorite part of wedding day: The reception - I love seeing everyone from near and far gather to celebrate love. 

Go-to coffee order: Iced chai tea latte with oat milk + vanilla

jenna lehmanN

event producer

Erin recruited me as an Event Producer in 2018 when we planned a friends bridal shower together. I love putting all of the details together- whether I'm setting a tablescape, perfecting a floral arrangement, or fixing a hair that has fallen out of place. I am obsessed with my dog Bodie and trying new restaurants across Richmond with my husband Cam. Lover of chick lit. Proud member of Bachelor Nation.

Hometown: Suffolk, VA

Favorite part of wedding day: When the formalities are finished and it’s time to let loose on the dance floor!

Go-to coffee order: Vanilla latte

izzi diaz

event producer

I've been on the Erin Cleveland Events team since its origin in 2018 but on Erin (Diaz) Cleveland’s team since 2000, when I was born and became her little sister! I like to call myself her “asSIStant” - fulfilling any and all duties she needs: including planning + coordinating events, various social media/content tasks, and inserting my opinion anytime she needs it (or sometimes when she doesn’t). When I’m not spending time with family or friends, you will probably find me watching a rom-com, oversharing my thoughts on the latest in pop culture, or eating a chicken quesadilla. Unapologetic snatcher of the aux cord. 

Hometown: St. Augustine, FL

Favorite part of wedding day: Hearing the music the couple chose to accompany all the important moments at the wedding is always so special.

Go-to coffee order: Cold brew

Steph ward

event producer

My time spent working with Erin began over 10 years ago, when we worked together overseeing the events team at a local university. Since then, we’ve planned, attended, and celebrated countless events that we’ve coordinated — and we continue to do so today. As Lead Planner, you can entrust me to be with you every step of the way on your wedding day and leading up to it. When not working, you will likely find me scouting the latest Apple product, watching an episode of Jeopardy!, or trying to locate the nearest pool. Shameless lover of country music.

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Favorite part of wedding day: The reception - I love seeing the bride/groom ready to party!

Go-to coffee order: Honey cinnamon latte

"I can't recommend Erin Cleveland Events enough! From initial consult to wedding day they made us feel supported, calm, and organized. Not only are they fantastic at what they do, Erin and her team (we had the pleasure of working with Steph!) are really warm, friendly and enjoyable people to be around which made the whole process stress-free."

jordan, 2022 bride

let's get to work!

We're so excited to get started
planning your big day.