About Our Designer and Coordinator image
Melissa Bryant, along with her family, have enjoyed planning and coordinating weddings and other events as a hobby for family and friends for nearly 30 years.  She has over 20 years experience in meeting planning as a profession.  When her son got married, Melissa planned and designed the entire event with her son and her soon to be daughter-in-law.  After receiving so many compliments, Melissa and her husband, Rodger, decided that it was time to start their own business to help others plan their big day.  Thus, Southern Elegance was born and Melissa's dream of having her own floral design, wedding & event planning business started.

Melissa's passion and love for making things absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way is a trademark of Southern Elegance. Their attention to detail and design guarantees that your special day or event will be unforgettable to everyone involved, especially you! Melissa and the Southern Elegance team understands first hand how important it is that you are able to enjoy the planning process while not having to stress about all the many details that go along with planning a wedding or any party for that matter. Our goal is to make your day all about you. We will go the extra mile to make sure your wishes are met and your visions become reality while working within the confines of your budget. With resourceful and smart planning, your wedding or event can be beautiful without breaking the bank. Southern Elegance will customize a plan and design for your event according to your vision, venue, and budget. We will work hard to insure that your dream wedding becomes a reality. For you, our goal is to make it seamless, stress free, and timeless. Your guests will consider it an honor to have been a part of such a special event.

Congratulations on this very special time in your life! Southern Elegance would consider it an honor and privilege to help you enjoy every moment of this journey in whatever capacity we may be of service.

*A very special thank you to our wonderful photographers:
Allie Chambers Photography
Mandy Chadwick Photography
Gambill Photography
Stacy Preston Photography