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Team Photography by Sarah Nann Photography 

Lauren
Chambers-Tracy

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The woman behind the Direct My Day brand

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.

In 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 others with the happiest day of their life".

Owner - Direct My Day, Direct My Bar, Drape My Day

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 gave Lauren even more inspiration and ideas for the future of Direct My Day, and in 2018 Direct My Bar was born. Most recently, Lauren launched Drape My Day to provide drapery services.

When Lauren is not helping with all things wedding, she can be found at the gym or working on new projects! She loves Jesus, her dogs, the beach, and spending time with her family.

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Roni Newberry

Director of Operations - Direct My Day,
Direct My Bar & Planner

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Roni,  joins Direct My Day from the non-profit sector where she has spent the last 5 years realizing her true passion for helping individuals and their small businesses succeed by improving processes through technology and communication. Additionally, Roni has experience in event planning for nonprofits as well as a lengthy career in the food and beverage industry, which makes her a natural talent when it comes to wedding planning and day of coordination. Roni is most proud of her food and beverage experience in fine dining and feels that gives her special attention to detail on your big day! 

 

Roni was born and raised in South Georiga and received two degrees from Georiga Southern University and a liberal arts degree from Thomas University. When she is not assisting behind the scenes or at a wedding she enjoys reading, yoga, building businesses, and going to the beach with her dog. Roni also has a passion for the environment, lives a sustainable lifestyle, and would love to bring that passion to your big day!

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Calista Woodson

Executive Planner + Designer /
Co-owner of Drape My Day

As a native of the South Carolina Upstate and “transplant” to the Lowcountry, Calista has been able to experience South Carolina from its mountains to oceans. Event planning has been Calista's passion for years and she has executed over 50 weddings and events in her few short years in the business, which has been amazing and eye opening. What she enjoys most about weddings are being able to interact with others, meet new people, and see their vision come to life at the end of the day.

Most recently, Calista purchased Drape My Day (formerly Tanis J. Events), with Lauren to start the newest iteration of the "Direct My Day" brand. As an experienced planner and designer she is very excited to help your draping visions come to life! 

Lee Domikis

Executive Planner + Designer

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.

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Caroline
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Caroline Hartzheim

Executive Planner + Designer

A native of London, England, Caroline started her career in corporate events. After over a decade managing large-scale events in locations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Washington, D.C., Caroline then turned her hand to wedding planning, both here in the US and across the globe. She has planned weddings in England, France and even New Zealand. She has one simple aim – to exceed her client’s expectations and produce breathtaking events for you and your loved ones. With the belief that a wedding should be a reflection of who you are as a couple, Caroline offers a personal and committed service to her clients. By drawing on your individual style and working with your venue setting, she specializes in a classically elegant and timeless aesthetic. When she is not busy tackling the design and logistics of upcoming weddings, you can find Caroline traveling the globe with her husband and kids, seeking inspiration and new experiences.

Leila Krebs

Associate Planner 

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!

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Leila

Gabby Dobosz

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Associate Planner

Gabby, one of our newest members on the team moved from Connecticut in 2021 to continue exploring her passion for planning. Although Gabby’s family and friends would say she’s been planning parties since she was a little girl, she started working in banquet planning for several years where she worked a wide variety of events.

 

Additionally, Gabby has an extensive career in the food and beverage industry, which profiles her dedication to clients and providing high-quality service. Gabby’s transition to wedding planning was a natural outlet for her creative and strongly detail-oriented personality.

 

Gabby’s favorite part about wedding planning is being able to work with couples and making their unique vision come to life- “the big reveal is priceless, a truly magical moment!” In Gabby’s spare time she loves being active, exploring/traveling, and hanging out at the beach with a good book in her hand. 

Sierra Roach

Associate Planner

Sierra moved to the Lowcountry in 2007. With a true passion for planning and attention to detail, she enjoys nothing more than helping couples turn their wedding dreams into a reality. Focused and always an advocate for her clients, you know you are in good hands with our girl Sierra. 

 

Before attending school and training as a Physician Assistant, Sierra worked in the event and catering industry, and it wasn’t long before her love for all things wedding pulled her back into doing what she enjoys most - helping people start their happily ever afters.

 

When she’s not busy helping couples plan their perfect day, you can find her out on the boat with her family & friends, reading a good book, traveling, or enjoying everything the Lowcountry has to offer. 

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Kenzie Yarina

Marketing + Design Specialist

Kenzie graduated from Clemson University with a degree in both Marketing and Management. From creating her first wedding binder at the age of six to having crafted design proposals for all of her closest friends, she has always loved weddings. Throughout her time in college, she worked in the wedding planning industry and fell deeper in love with the field.

 

Post graduation, she traveled the country as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Alpha Phi International, but soon missed being a part of a couples’ big days and moved to Charleston to continue that journey. Since beginning at Direct My Day, Kenzie has been a great fit as she practically lives on Canva and has a natural eye for design.

 

In her free time, she can be found crafting new recipes for her cookbook, planning trips with her friends and family, trying out new restaurants around Charleston, or relaxing by the pool with a good book!

Team Photography by Sarah Nann Photography 

We're hiring! 
Social Media Manager - Part Time
Wedding Day Assistants 

Interested? 
Submit resume and cover letter to directmydaycharleston@gmail.com

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