by the numbers
170 events and counting … and we could name every one!
founded in 2011
3-6 lemon & lime team members per event
17-19 wedding professionals per event
15-395+ guest counts
Hours… we’ve lost count.
I’m the lime of lemon & lime event design. I wish Katey and I had a better story for how our name came about but we didn't realize people would be so curious! So...here I am!
My years of experience in advertising and the corporate event world really prepared me for the jump into the wedding industry. There's nothing like the feeling you get after sending a bride down the aisle to meet her groom! It's a cross between “oooooh what a beautiful couple!” and “Hurry up, there's only 20 minutes until cocktail hour!” Adrenaline. Rush. And I wouldn't have it any other way!!
When I'm not hustling on a wedding weekend (notice I didn't say “off season” because that's non-existent) you can find me hanging out with my husband/toddler/fur baby, cheering on Baltimore sports, planning vacations, or let's be honest...talking about weddings! And though I'm not actually from Maryland, I've been here for over 15 years and I'm pretty sure my obsession with the state flag and knowledge of state facts (I used to work on the tourism campaign) would impress any native. I'm also pretty amazing at picking crabs.
I’m a wedding planner, and this always comes out, whether I’m at the dentist or talking about the weather, because I’m proud of what we do!
I also love throwing in that my first job was on Capitol Hill and people look at me like— “so how did you get here?” Oops. I’m actually from Ohio (which always comes out as well, my love for that state is hilarious)! I used to live in DC but loved how laid-back Baltimore was. I’m obsessed with Pittsburgh Sports, and of course no one likes me around here because I love the Steelers. But my husband likes me and he’s a huge Ravens fans, so I have faith you can like me too. I started lemon & lime with Ashley 6 years ago; we figured if we were going to be working 70+ hour weeks, why not do it for ourselves? We missed connecting with & enjoying people—and we were sick of clients being an email address that we barely knew. So we dove right into one of the most personal days of a person's life— their wedding.
We also started this so we could create our own schedules as we started to grow our families. I love that Ashley can take her son to Dutch Wonderland on a Wednesday and I can do baby yoga (albeit not well) with my daughter on Monday mornings. We work long and late and I’m never on the couch without my computer, but lemon & lime is our first “baby” and it needs us.
Some think we’re crazy; I actually LOVE when our clients who are doctors or in medical school say, “I could never do what you do.” Like they don’t save lives on a daily basis? But there is a reason wedding planners are in the top 5 of the most stressful jobs. You have to LOVE what you do to make it, and I truly do.
I’ve been apart of the lemon & lime event design team since 2014, and have loved every second of it! There isn’t a wedding I’ve worked that I haven’t gotten misty eyed and honestly felt my heart swell as I send a bride down the aisle to the love of her life or watch a dad dance with his daughter like she is a little girl again. In between working weddings and the meetings leading up to them, I spend as much time with my fiance, Derek, and our dog, Chibbs. I also try to stick to the four main food groups: tacos, nachos, burritos, and Starbucks. You can find me as close to your dance floor as possible by the end of the night and get ready for lots of hugs!
I’ve been working with lemon & lime event design since 2013. What started out as just an internship, quickly turned into something much more! Aside from the love and happiness that surrounds the day, I love the satisfaction of checking things off our Run of Show. Whether it’s making a grocery list or planning ahead for Christmas gifts, I will find any reason to make a list JUST so I can check off what I’ve done. When I’m not running around on the wedding day, I’m usually at home with my two favorite guys, my boyfriend and our dog, Mosley (like CJ Mosley, we are Ravens fans). I am a regular at Dunkin Donuts, a master snapchatter and love trying craft beer, especially if it’s local!
Lead Planner, Social Events
My name is Karrie Cook and I am a past Lemon and Lime bride. I just loved Lemon and Lime so much that I had to be them! I have affinities towards all things with a southern charm including seersucker, ferns, lanterns, pearls and Clemson Tigers. I love spending free time with my two year old daughter and husband exploring various novelties that Baltimore has to offer. My favorite part of a wedding is the first time the husband sees his bride. Whether this is a private moment during the "first look" or that walk down the aisle where they lock eyes for the first time, it is such an organic and genuine emotion that each of them will remember forever.
My sorority sister was a guest at a wedding shortly before we graduated college. She came back and said I had to meet up with the amazing wedding planners, lemon & lime event design...she was right! Fast forward through multiple emails and meeting up at Johnny’s (their latte art is very Instagram worthy); I started after I graduated McDaniel College in the summer of 2013! From road trips to iconic Baltimore venues I love the various places the wedding industry has taken me and the awesome vendors I have met along the way! Team Starbucks hands down!
My official start date with lemon and lime was on a rainy May day in 2017...HOWEVER I had spent the previous year stalking Katey and Ashley on social media! I wanted them to plan my wedding but they were booked so I did the next best thing and emailed them about a job! Over a year later, I've been with lemon and lime through so many weddings and endless fun. I love seeing the culmination of all of our hard work play out on the wedding day. It really pays off to see how happy the couple are and know that I was a part of it. Outside of weddings, emails and meetings, I spend time with my husband and our new baby girl. I love to travel, read, shop and keep up to date on my celebrity gossip. Also, if you ever need a recommendation for a good meal, I'm your girl!
I have been with lemon & lime event design since early 2016. As a calligrapher and wedding stationery designer, I love collaborating for fun projects for various clients, and seeing how they come together the day of the wedding. I love any kind of paper products, Chick-fil-a, and puppies! Team Starbucks!