A little about Mia…

I founded Little Acorn Events in 2018 when I was pregnant with my first baby and ready to dive headfirst into a passion of mine that I hoped would enable me to stay home with my daughter and find abundant joy in my work. At the time, I was dreaming of owning my own wedding business, crafting relationships with industry pros, and looking to build a name for myself in the beautiful & profound wedding community that exists in Charlottesville.. 

My beginning in the wedding profession is unique, in that I stepped into this work having planned & attended one wedding (my own), not by working at a venue or otherwise in the event industry. It was a true calling, I knew what & who I wanted to be. I had only to begin. So, when I first launched my company, I was a day-of coordinator, listening to the plans couples had created for themselves, and executing on the big day. I worked at weddings all over Virginia…at barns, vineyards, houses, inns, breweries, hotels… and I learned so much during that time in my career.

In my first year, I learned the type of people I enjoy working with, the types of venues I enjoy designing in, & the weddings I enjoy creating.  I stepped into being more than a coordinator, I became a wedding planner.

…and I still am! My type A, hyper organized brain may be a lot at times for my husband, but it also means I am in the right profession! Over the past five years, I have built a community of vendor relationships, my own dynamic team of talented women, and am always armed with my impeccable attention to detail. During the planning journey, we bring your wedding dreams to life by building a team of talented wedding professionals and a thorough timeline for your wedding day, and play a managerial and collaborative role with vendors on the day of your wedding. 

I love being a planner. Now, five beautiful & wild years later, I’m a wedding designer.

Wait, what’s a wedding designer? 

You have so many ideas and pinterest boards, not to mention the input of your family and friends…it can feel like a whirlwind! My favorite part of the planning journey is bringing all those ideas and little details together into a cohesive vision that celebrates who you two are together. Intentionally detailed and thoughtfully curated design creates a wedding day that is beautiful and uniquely yours.  

A question I get asked frequently is whether I still offer a day of coordination.

Yes, but not just on the wedding day! Because now I know better. Rather, my company offers an event management service. We button up all the final details such as layout, seating, and timeline. We confirm & then double confirm all details with your vendor team. We run your rehearsal and are on site for typically 9 hours on your wedding day, cueing all the big moments and managing all the little details.

Designing high quality and detail oriented moments for you and your guests is exactly what my team and I pride ourselves in, but the connections I am privileged to build with clients & fellow wedding creatives during the process is why I love what I do. We are passionate about love and human connection here at Little Acorn Events and we cannot wait to create that with you.

Mia & the women of LAE