Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Leslie Cregg-Hyder, President

A New Hampshire resident but a Lowell girl at heart, Leslie Cregg-Hyder has been planning unforgettable events for over fifteen years. She’s the best fairy godmother around – if you have a problem, she can solve it, and she even has a magic wand! (Ok, it’s her Smart Phone.) From envisioning wedding day details for brides, to her superstar vendor team, to her fabulously detailed timelines, Leslie knows how to rock a wedding day with style and grace. She keeps her inspiration fresh and modern, trendy yet timeless. Leslie is there to navigate all of your wedding woes, from properly addressing your stationery, to awkward family moments, to wedding etiquette.

Leslie’s career began planning political fundraisers and charitable events, where she was the VP in charge of clients like the American Red Cross, ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease and It’s My Heart – Boston. That’s where she gets her talent for working with any budget, big or small. She has a sentimental spot for Veterans Organizations and working with military brides, her husband Scott served overseas in the Army for 10 years and is a disabled veteran.

Leslie currently plans weddings, corporate events, and charitable fundraisers all over Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and the Lakes Region. She is certified in Event and Trade Show Management, sits on the Advisory Board for the Middlesex Community College and is the Event Director for Hidden Battles Foundation.

When she is not planning events and spoiling her clients, you can find her flipping through magazines by the lake, playing superhero with her son Cregg, shopping, and sipping on ice coffee.

Chelsey Walter, Event Coordinator

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

Aside from the spectacular decor and beauty, my favorite part of a wedding by far is the “aisle moment” between the bride and groom. While everyone rises and turns towards the bride, I love to look down the aisle at the groom. His raw and genuine emotion is so touching and it makes all the wedding craziness worthwhile. It’s all too common that so much of the attention is on the bride that day, so I love seeing the emotions of excitement, nerves and love come from the groom as he watches his forever come down the aisle.

What are you “must haves” to throw an amazing party?

Fresh flowers are a must! The look and smell is incredible. An easy access bar (and plenty of bar goods!) — make sure the flow is easy to help themselves and out of the way of the ‘party space’ so there is no congestion. Also never run out of booze… Lastly, a good playlist that covers all the vibes you want your guests to feel.

What inspired you to be an event planner?

It was a combination of knowing my knack for organization and passion in ensuring everyones having a good time. I’ve always had a love for decorating, so that part of the job has always been a bonus; but seeing the event come together like an orchestra and everyone so happy, calm and in love is what really makes it for me. I just love to help people and be apart of such an incredible time.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to travel. Being a bikini and beach addict, I’m always planning the next tropical adventure. It’s so important to experience all that we can in the time we get.

Brittany MullenBrittany Mullen, Event Coordinator

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

This is a tough one, because I have a few. However, if I must choose just one I’d say the couple’s first dance. It’s one of many firsts they do being married, but there’s just something so breathtaking about this moment. The way they look at each other, the sparkle in their eyes, and the love and happiness that fills the room with all their loved ones there to enjoy it with them and celebrate these two on their special day of becoming one.

What are you “must haves” to throw an amazing party?

Top three must haves: great music, great food, and a variety of drinks. Décor is a close runner up. Whether there is a theme to the party or not, adding some sort of color scheme or interior design brings life to the party. It helps deliver the overall vibe you want all the guests to experience.

What inspired you to be an event planner?

I started working weddings and events at 16 years old at the Nashua Country Club. I always enjoyed all the challenging work and each small detail that goes into making someone’s special day.  Seeing it all come together, the smiles on their faces, and bringing dreams to life, is the most rewarding feeling.

What do you do in your spare time?

As a mother, my spare time is very limited. When I do find the time I typically spend it with friends and family, or catching up on some much needed relaxation.

Meet the Team

Leslie Cregg-Hyder, President

A New Hampshire resident but a Lowell girl at heart, Leslie Cregg-Hyder has been planning unforgettable events for over fifteen years. She’s the best fairy godmother around – if you have a problem, she can solve it, and she even has a magic wand! (Ok, it’s her Smart Phone.) From envisioning wedding day details for brides, to her superstar vendor team, to her fabulously detailed timelines, Leslie knows how to rock a wedding day with style and grace. She keeps her inspiration fresh and modern, trendy yet timeless. Leslie is there to navigate all of your wedding woes, from properly addressing your stationery, to awkward family moments, to wedding etiquette.

Leslie’s career began planning political fundraisers and charitable events, where she was the VP in charge of clients like the American Red Cross, ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease and It’s My Heart – Boston. That’s where she gets her talent for working with any budget, big or small. She has a sentimental spot for Veterans Organizations and working with military brides, her husband Scott served overseas in the Army for 10 years and is a disabled veteran.

Leslie currently plans weddings, corporate events, and charitable fundraisers all over Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and the Lakes Region. She is certified in Event and Trade Show Management, sits on the Advisory Board for the Middlesex Community College and is the Event Director for Hidden Battles Foundation.

When she is not planning events and spoiling her clients, you can find her flipping through magazines by the lake, playing superhero with her son Cregg, shopping, and sipping on ice coffee.

Chelsey Walter, Event Coordinator

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

Aside from the spectacular decor and beauty, my favorite part of a wedding by far is the “aisle moment” between the bride and groom. While everyone rises and turns towards the bride, I love to look down the aisle at the groom. His raw and genuine emotion is so touching and it makes all the wedding craziness worthwhile. It’s all too common that so much of the attention is on the bride that day, so I love seeing the emotions of excitement, nerves and love come from the groom as he watches his forever come down the aisle.

What are you “must haves” to throw an amazing party?

Fresh flowers are a must! The look and smell is incredible. An easy access bar (and plenty of bar goods!) — make sure the flow is easy to help themselves and out of the way of the ‘party space’ so there is no congestion. Also never run out of booze… Lastly, a good playlist that covers all the vibes you want your guests to feel.

What inspired you to be an event planner?

It was a combination of knowing my knack for organization and passion in ensuring everyones having a good time. I’ve always had a love for decorating, so that part of the job has always been a bonus; but seeing the event come together like an orchestra and everyone so happy, calm and in love is what really makes it for me. I just love to help people and be apart of such an incredible time.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to travel. Being a bikini and beach addict, I’m always planning the next tropical adventure. It’s so important to experience all that we can in the time we get.

Brittany MullenBrittany Mullen, Event Coordinator

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

This is a tough one, because I have a few. However, if I must choose just one I’d say the couple’s first dance. It’s one of many firsts they do being married, but there’s just something so breathtaking about this moment. The way they look at each other, the sparkle in their eyes, and the love and happiness that fills the room with all their loved ones there to enjoy it with them and celebrate these two on their special day of becoming one.

What are you “must haves” to throw an amazing party?

Top three must haves: great music, great food, and a variety of drinks. Décor is a close runner up. Whether there is a theme to the party or not, adding some sort of color scheme or interior design brings life to the party. It helps deliver the overall vibe you want all the guests to experience.

What inspired you to be an event planner?

I started working weddings and events at 16 years old at the Nashua Country Club. I always enjoyed all the challenging work and each small detail that goes into making someone’s special day.  Seeing it all come together, the smiles on their faces, and bringing dreams to life, is the most rewarding feeling.

What do you do in your spare time?

As a mother, my spare time is very limited. When I do find the time I typically spend it with friends and family, or catching up on some much needed relaxation.

Four words to describe Leslie…ON TOP OF IT! I worried about NOTHING when I was in her hands! From start to finish She was WONDERFUL! She did all my shopping for decor, and other small random things I needed, she asked SO many questions about things I had NO idea I was supposed to even do. The day of services were UNREAL! Her, and her team took care of everything, including my bustle when my bridesmaid forgot how to do it (talk about good under pressure!)

Jenna & Jarrod

I hired Leslie 3 months before my wedding, and I wish that I had hired her much sooner. She did so much more than day-of coordination. Leslie met me several times before wedding day and helped me iron out all of my details. On wedding day, they seemed to be everywhere. The wedding went off without a hitch and I had zero stress related to coordination and planning. I highly recommend Planned Perfectly. They made the whole wedding so fun and stress free. They were the best!

Cathy & Jeff