Meghan Cease, a native of Brentwood, Tennessee, has called the Magic City home for the past 30 years. She received a degree in Marketing Communications from The University of Mississippi. Immediately upon graduation, Meghan moved to New York to pursue a career in marketing. Working for companies such as Conde Nast Publications, Ellie Tahari, and David Yurman, she found her love for event planning. Missing the South, Meghan eventually moved home and and attended Auburn University where she received her MBA in International Marketing and Project Management. Soon after graduation, M. Elizabeth Weddings and Events was established.
When Meghan isn't planning beautiful weddings, you can find her at Lake Martin enjoying time with her family, eating Mexican food, cuddling with her Goldendoodles, traveling back to the Big Apple, belting out Musicals (Wicked is her favorite!), and spending time with friends around a beautiful charcuterie board and champagne!
Candice Henderson, a native of Duluth, Georgia, found her way to Alabama and the events industry by attending The University of Alabama. It was there that she discovered a love for planning through her leadership roles in her sorority as well as through her course work. Candice majored in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Planning and after graduation quickly entered the event industry in Birmingham.
Candice joined the M. Elizabeth Events team in 2014 and has since planned hundreds of weddings, building relationships not only with her clients but with vendors as well. She loves serving her clients and creating unique one of a kind designs that tell her couples individual stories. If you want to think outside of the box, Candice is your girl. Outside of planning weddings, you can find Candice spending time with her husband Brett and pup Delilah, traveling, and enjoying quality time with friends and family.
Shelbi Simpson, a native of Ohatchee, Alabama, graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management and a minor in Consumer Science in 2017. Shelbi found her way to M. Elizabeth Events when she joined our internship program in May 2017. During her internship, she quickly became an important part of the M. Elizabeth Events team, and became our Associate Planner in August 2017. She is no stranger to the event industry, as she started working for a catering company in Tuscaloosa during high school. She realized her passion for event planning while working as a venue coordinator in Birmingham during college.
When Shelbi isn’t planning weddings, you can find her spending time with her family and friends at the beach. She also enjoys sitting on her porch enjoying a good book with a glass of wine, while cuddled up with her pups.
"I just have to thank you one more time, you are the BEST in making people’s visions become reality. Our entire weekend went so smoothly and if there were any glitches, we never knew about them! I am going to miss working with you and the care and attention you gave us. Hopefully, it won’t be my last time working with M. Elizabeth Event! Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart."
"I absolutely recommend that anyone that is about to plan a wedding hire M.Elizabeth Events! Their team is excellent in every way. Everyone is very professional, knowledgeable, dependable and helpful. I had the honor of working specifically with Candice Henderson for both of my daughter's weddings and I could not have done it without her. She is so approachable, easy to work with and just always put me and my daughters at such ease. I always felt like she understood us and knew our needs before we did! On the wedding day, we had no stress because she took care of every single thing! I highly recommend this team of experts. They will make your wedding planning and day the best day ever!"
"As a repeat customer, I can say that both of my daughter's wishes were met and exceeded all expectations. You were able to bring to life everything they/we envisioned their day to be! Staff was a pleasure to work with."
"There is no event team that I would recommend more! M. Elizabeth planned my wedding, and we were so thrilled with everything that there wasn't even a question who we would use when my sister got engaged last year. The relief of not having to worry about anything on my wedding day was more than I can put into words, but knowing that my mom could also enjoy the day stress-free was more than I could have ever hoped for. They look at each detail and ensure that every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed. And when the whole night was over, the cleanup and packing up of our car and my parent's car was seamless, and we were able to leave without worry. Not only did they cover everything, but they made me feel like I was the only bride they were focused on and no matter how big or small the decision was, they were there ready to help me make it. Couldn't recommend them more!"