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About Us

Marilee & Grace was named after the principals Grandmothers; ladies of great inspiration. We hold true to the ideals of those that taught us our etiquette and work ethic. Together, the ladies of M&G work diligently to ensure your day is a success.



Talayna Akrie, CMP, Talayna jump started her event career planning large corporate events. She ventured into wedding planning to work with couples on a more personal level and LOVES modern weddings, blush dresses, her puppy bubbles and spending time with her husband Ty and sweet baby Aunalise.

Lea Harms, Lea joined the event industry five years ago and has been helping brides and grooms ever since. Her romantic spirit ensures your day will be full of wonderful memories to cherish forever! She LOVES the first client meeting when she gets to know your story, running with her pups, dinner parties and being a Colorado native.

Elisabeth French, Elisabeth is passionate about planning weddings and events. Her creative mind allows the impossible to be possible! She LOVES all things outdoors, and golfing with her hubby!

Laurie Twombly, Laurie started her career at a decor company where she fine tuned her skills in event design. Her background in theatre allows her to tell her couples story through visual details. She LOVES when the groom sees the bride for the first time, her cat, Hugo, and cozy nights by the fireplace with her hubby and baby boy, Milo!