Direct My Day Team
The woman behind Direct My Day Charleston
A hard working woman who has always had a passion for helping others, Lauren has dedicated most of her professional life as an educator and basketball coach. These experiences, no matter how big or small, have instilled beliefs and practices that play an important role into getting the most out of everyday.
After getting married to her husband [Tyler] in December of 2016, Lauren's passion for helping others was reignited, "As a young girl, I always knew what I wanted to do, as I got older that passion faded.
God brought a new season for me in my life to help people in a new light.
To help with the happiest day of their life".
She created “Direct My Day” to ensure that all future couples
would not have to worry, stress or fear that something may go wrong
on their special day, and Direct My Day Charleston was launched in
September of 2017. Helping couples all over the low country has
given Lauren even more inspiration and ideas for the
future of Direct My Day, and for future special days!
When Lauren is not helping with wedding coordination,
she can be found at he gym or working on new projects!
She loves her dogs, the beach, and working out.
After 15 years in the industry we are excited to bring Cory on board as our newest addition as senior planner and business operations manager. After owning her own firm for a decade in Charleston she brings a lot of experience in both planning and design services. From multiple NFL players to NY Times best selling authors, she has executed luxury weddings all over this city for a wide variety of clients. Cory launched her own professional organizing business a few years ago and has since realized she missed the wedding industry and is ecstatic to join DMD. Weddings are like breathing for this gal!
Born and raised in Charlottesville, VA she moved here 15 years ago after studying Business and Event Planning at Elon to dive into weddings. In between drafting timelines and layouts you will find Cory at the cycling studio, cooking, or at the beach with her two little girls Scotlyn and Caroline.
Lee is a veteran in our industry with over 20 years experience.
Our brides love her attention to detail and ambition to go above and
beyond for each wedding she personally touches. She is a mother of 4 and is proud to have planned her oldest daughter’s wedding
here in Charleston in 2019 (of course while hiring Direct My Day to handle all details the day of). Her background offers extensive experience with floorplan design, timeline coordination, vendor communication and ceremony design.
Lee is available for weddings in Charleston, SC, Beaufort, SC
and Charlotte NC, offering limited bookings to provide detailed
attention to each client.
When not working weddings she can be found serving
with her family at her local church, renovating her home
here in Charleston and spending time with her family and friends.
Senior Planner & Business Operations Manager
Nicole Lee Wood
Lead Planner / Assistant
From Beaufort SC and a graduate from Johnson and Wales Charleston with honors in Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant Management, Nicole started wedding and event planning at Wild Dunes Resort and has worked with many venues all over the Southeast. Nicole is an avid equestrian and dog lover. She loves planning every aspect of weddings and executes wedding planning from beginning to end perfectly!
Lead Planner / Assistant / Bartender
The newest member of our team, Leila moved from Pennsylvania in 2018 where she worked in restaurant management and marketing as well as event coordinating for several years. Leila is extremely visual with an eye for for design and attention to detail. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and playing with her lab, Gus! Her favorite part of any wedding is seeing all the hard work and planning come together in a beautiful space, making your wedding feel like an absolute dream!
Planner / Assistant
As a native to the Lowcountry, Catie Shows
has been working as a professional seamstress
specializing in bridal and formalwear since 2017.
With a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design,
Catie has an strong eye for detail and design.
Though she is quick with a needle and thread, she loves working all aspects of a wedding. When she is not working with couples she can be found exploring outdoors with her pup, Remi
or curls up with a warm beverage and a craft project on her lap.
Lead Planner / Assistant
Ashton's passion for weddings sparked at a young age attending many of the weddings her father officiated. Watching all the love encompass each venue sprouted her dream to plan. Now having made so many wonderful connections though weddings, she couldn't ask for more! She has worked retail, with wedding venues and has extensive experience with vendors, actors, musicians and directors! She calls Nashville, TN home and is still taking clients there. If she isn't planning a wedding, Ashton can be found crafting, talking about film or having game nights!