A    letter

from your wedding planner

love

katie baynard

lead planner and owner of tilly and teal

Can I let you in on a secret? The journey to the aisle isn't about figuring out logistics or picking out designs. I know that's the opposite of what you'd think a wedding planner would say, but it's true! This time should be focused on experiencing new adventures, learning new communications skills, and celebrating your two families coming together. Your engagement should be focused on loving one another in ways that allow you to feel both heard and loved because at the end of this journey is the start of another.

Stress, Frustration, and Confusion? They don't belong here.

I understand that my role as your wedding planner is a large one, one where I offer guidance, support, and comfort.  My entire goal is to customize your wedding day so that it tells the greatest love story of all time, yours. 

Your marriage will be a constant place of safety and a center for love and growth.

I love my job so much because I know, truly know, that hiring a wedding planner can ease the transition from engagement to marriage. An even bigger bonus? During our time together, we will no doubt develop a relationship full of friendship and trust.

I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to Tilly and Teal!

Can I let you in on a secret? The journey to the aisle isn't about figuring out logistics or picking out designs. I know that's the opposite of what you'd think a wedding planner would say, but it's true! This time should be focused on experiencing new adventures, learning new communications skills, and celebrating your two families coming together. 

I understand that my role as your wedding planner is a large one, one where I offer guidance, support, and comfort.  My entire goal is to customize your wedding day so that it tells the greatest love story of all time, yours. 

I love my job so much because I know, truly know, that hiring a wedding planner can ease the transition from engagement to marriage. An even bigger bonus? During our time together, we will no doubt develop a relationship full of friendship and trust.

I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to Tilly and Teal!

Sincerely

Hey Bride-to be

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What I    about weddings

love

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Not just a beautiful venue, but a venue with a beautiful gift of love and service who's staff is encompassed in serving you, your love, and your families. Venues who think of the little details that will make your wedding day run smoothly. Venues who extend that service to your vendors, thinking of the ways they can best support them, which is extremely important because it allows a space for everyone to thrive and come together with one goal in mind... what's best for you on your wedding day

beautiful venues

I love witnessing the ways in which you and your family honor one another, share in joy, celebrate and welcome a new journey, and promise to support you through the ups and downs that any marriage is bound to experience. I love lighting the candles on your In Memorial table, being sure to study each face, noticing the features you share. I love that I am there on Day One, just as these relationships become Forever. I especially love being able to love on your family, both on Earth and in Heaven, celebrating all together the journey that brought you two here.

loving on your family, on earth and in heaven

Managing the smaller, lesser thought of details, allows me to serve you in a greater capacity. I love gathering the bridal details so your photographer doesn't have to hunt for them or putting on the Groom's and Groomsmen's boutonnieres because who really knows how to do that? I do... expertly. I love bustling up your skirt, quickly, because you're ready to hit the dance floor with your husband.  And at the end of the night, who collects the red-hot sparklers once you've left? I do. I'm there to take care of the smaller things because it all feeds into the bigger picture.

managing the smaller details

Sometimes it's a complete surprise, sometimes we plan it into your day as a surprise for your guests, but I love including fun quirks about you two as individuals and as a couple! It adds a uniqueness to your day! Love popcorn? Let's have a popcorn bar! Into donuts? Let's have a donut cake! Want to have an End of the Night Snack bar? Let's have Pizza or Tacos! We've even had an ice cream truck come to a wedding! 

including a fun quirk of yours

First Looks are so special, but even more so when it involves a parent. It really communicates a "Thank You" and "I Love You" to the person who influenced you, who poured copious amounts of love into you, who witnessed your life's greatest moments, who deserves the gift of time with just their baby girl on her wedding day. It is such a precious moment, an emotional one, and I love adding this time into your day.

a first look with dad

You're marrying your best friend! Spending the day apart is tough enough and if you're anything like me, you want to share the only private moment you'll get through the entire day together. A First Look is the best way to give you two ample time to love on one another, see each other, spend time together, grab some Romantic Portraits, and reaffirm the promise of forever. 

a first look with your love

The First Touch is so fun! It makes the aisle walk so much more anticipating. It's a great way to offer time of prayer together or read love letters to one another without breaking the tradition of seeing one another before walking down the aisle. It's fun to see you pass sparks of adrenaline to one another! 

OR a first touch

It's such a small act, but I love being the one to fluff your dress right as you're about to walk down the aisle. It's my last act for you as a single woman before you become a married woman. One last detail perfected for you, done with so much love and well wishes, before you embark on your new journey!

The Final Fluff

I'll be there in the back, holding the doors to your escape wide open for you, seeing you as your happiest selves. I get to be one of the first people to actually say "CONGRATULATIONS, NEWLYWEDS!" to you. It's a huge honor. 

being one of the first to congratulate you

This is when we see your vision, our time dreaming and planning, come to fruition! The room where you'll spend your first hours of marriage, surrounded by the ones you love, and celebrate your new life together! It should be beautiful! I love watching your faces light up as you walk your reception space for the first time! 

watching your reception dreams come to life

After our journey together, it's so fun learning more about you through the eyes of your best friends! Seeing your friends and family express their love for you is so incredibly special. We know their words are ones you will never forget and knowing that makes it so meaningful to us.

heartfelt speeches

It's time to dance into Year One of Marriage! I love watching you and your friends and family love on one another in such a fun and upbeat way! Your friends goof off with you and your grandparents watching on from their table laughing and enjoying the festivities. It's so much fun seeing all these personalities come together to love on you in such a fun way!

watching the celebration unfold

One of the greatest moments of the night is watching all those who love you gather up to see you off into married life. All the love, all the congratulations, the hoots and hollers, and the joy all over your faces... it's the best gift for this wedding planner.

seeing you off into married life

meet your

planning team

I'm a natural born problem solver, lover of details, calm under pressure, and a loud laugher. My favorite aspect of planning is learning who you are as individuals and a couple and incorporating unique details that represent you into your wedding day. You won't just have a planner by your side, you'll have a best friend.

What, seriously, can't you live without in your daily life and why?
My faith, coffee, my cats, my husband.

What are some fun things people should know about you?
I have a low-key obsession with Tinkerbell. I collect little trinkets of hers!

What is your business named after and why?
My cat and my favorite color!

What do you find is important that any prospective client know about you?
That I'm genuine when it comes to my relationship with them. This is not another transaction but it's a new opportunity to help them navigate one of the most important days of their life.

katie

lead planner & owner

Rina cherishes celebrations and has always done whatever she could to make personal events look and feel special and meaningful. She attributes her love for them to her grandfather, Papa, who loved every and any excuse to host a party. Rina's passion and desire to be a part of the industry has only grown over time.

What excites you about being a part of Team T+T?
I first met Katie in the midst of replanning my original May 2020 wedding ( officially married July 2021!). She was 1500% supportive of what we wanted and needed. It wasn’t about her business - she wholeheartedly just wanted me to have my day, the way I envisioned it. I’m excited to be a part of a team that truly puts its couples above all else. I’m excited to be there on their wedding day and to make sure the day exceeds what they imagined. To be your advocate, your supporter, your hype squad. 

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
I have always loved when the bride and groom is announced for the first time into their reception! There is something about it… the energy, the excitement, and the relief. It has all culminated to this moment, now they can enjoy, be themselves and celebrate their love and their marriage.

Rina

ASSOCIATE PLANNER

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
I love seeing our brides and grooms interactions during the ceremony. While they aren't always able to fully speak to each other, you can see how much love is between them and the unspoken things they say through hand squeezes and eye contact. 

Which core value of T+T's do you resonate with most?
I really resonate with simplicity. When you hear that, you might think about a simple wedding but what I think of is the simplicity of the day itself. A lot of couples can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of both planning and the actual wedding day. While all of it is incredibly exciting, in the end it all comes down to you and the love you have for each other. Being able to boil it down to that simple fact of sharing your love with others is what it's all about!

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
Where to start! When not assisting on a wedding day I love hanging out with friends and exploring new wineries and breweries in VA. I also am a HUGE hockey fan so during the season I'm either at games or in front of my TV cheering on the Caps!

Emma

Associate Planner

What excites you about being a part of Team T+T?
Gaining a group of amazing women as friends is one thing that excites me about being a part of Team T+T. I am surrounded by people who also love weddings and we get to bond over being included in a couple’s special day. I started as an Intern with T+T and I am so happy to now be an assistant, where I can continue to be a part of this amazing team. 

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
My favorite part of wedding day is right before everyone walks down the aisle. I love getting to stand behind the scenes and see the bridal party have their nervous excited jitters and watch the bride prepare to walk down the aisle. It is such a special moment that not everyone gets to see and I love how I get to be a part of it. I also love when dinner and dessert is served ;)

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
When not assisting on a wedding day, you can find me being a full-time student at George Mason University, baking, working out so I can eat everything I bake, reading, and spending time with my family, friends, and my Silver Lab, Ellie. 

Olivia

Executive ASSISTANT &
Wedding Day Assistant

What excites you about being a part of Team T+T?
Being a part of the T+T team has been one of the best experiences of my life! I truly look forward to seeing our couples on their wedding day, but being around our team members is what gets me excited to go to work. Being around our team members and seeing how much each of them loves the job is something that is truly inspiring!

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
Reception reveals! Seeing the reaction of the couple as they walk into their dream reception space is the BEST part of any wedding day!

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
When I am not assisting on a wedding day, I am working full time in the Special Events Department at the Wolf Trap Foundation in Vienna, Virginia, and writing color guard shows for local high schools.

ANGEL

WEDDING DAY ASSISTANT

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
My favorite part of wedding days is definitely the first look. I'm a hopeless romantic and love seeing two people in love sharing in a private moment before they get swept away by all the attention. I'm not afraid to admit that I've cried during some first looks!

Which core value of T+T's do you resonate with most?
All five core values of T+T are important to me but the one I resonate with more is transparency. It's super important to me that our couples go into their wedding planning with full knowledge of what things might be attainable and might not be. I would never want to get any of our couples' hopes up with something they may really want for their wedding day just for it not to work out in the end. 

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
When I'm not assisting on a wedding day, I'm working full time as an Event Coordinator in a country club in Gainesville, Virginia, reading, baking, or spending time with my fiance and our pup Halo!

JACKIE

Wedding Day ASSISTANT

What excites you about being a part of Team T+T?
I planned my own wedding during my senior year at college and didn't have a wedding coordinator, so I understand how crazy doing everything yourself can be. I love working for Tilly and Teal because Katie is so focused and caring to the couple and I'm able to help her in giving others the experience I wish I had!

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the maid-of-honor and best man speeches. They show not only how much the bride and groom love each other, but how it's so apparent to everyone around them as well, it's a really sweet moment.

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
When I'm not help with weddings, you can find me drinking my daily Starbucks iced mocha latte at work as a Marketing Manager and personal assistant at a real estate company. When I'm not there, I'm spending time hiking, hanging out, or playing my husband and our sweet baby boy.

EMILY

WEDDING DAY ASSISTANT

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
My favorite part about wedding day would be the constant keeping to schedule, attention to detail, and problem solving. The reward then comes from the happiness the couple and their guests feel after having such a wonderful day; then knowing that you did a good job too.

Which core value of T+T's do you resonate with most?
Humility. Obviously it takes a confident person to know what they are capable of, and put together a job well done with ease. But I believe it also takes a humble person to know their shortcomings and be willing to accept them as being just as much a part of who they are. 

When not assisting on a wedding day, where can we find you?
When not at weddings or working, you could expect to find me hanging out with my friends and/or family, and most likely at a brewery or winery with my black and white Shih Tzu, Otis, usually snuggled next to me!

Alison

WEDDING DAY ASSISTANT

Tilly is the namesake behind Tilly and Teal! While the jury is still out on whether or not she also holds a love for the color teal, she does hold the title of Purrfector of Mommy's Work... a job she takes very seriously. She demands attention with meows when we're on the phone and she may make an appearance or two daily on Tilly and Teal's social media accounts. 

If you need any advice on how to be cute and cuddly, Tilly's your gal.

tilly

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