Team

Erin McCauley - Lead Wedding Logistics Coordinator & Owner

Born and raised in Central Illinois, I’ve proudly called North Carolina home since 2008. In addition to being a small business owner, wife, step-mom, and aunt, I’m a trademark paralegal, a loyal IU Alumna and Basketball Fan, Die Hard Cubs Fan, and avid traveler who enjoys reading, pilates, yoga and paddle boarding. My favorite part of planning my own wedding at my alma mater was working out the logistics and creating an experience our guests will never forget, which is what I want to do for you, too! I’m blessed to work with an incredible team of talented, friendly and outgoing women, and I can’t wait for our team to help you have an unforgettable wedding experience!

Bridget Brandt - Wedding Logistics Coordinator

Although I was born and raised in Massachusetts, I have called North Carolina my home for the last 13 years! I live in Wake Forest with my husband, Trevor, my son Landon, daughter Avery and two dogs. Since graduating from Wingate University, I have worked in multiple areas of the events industry; catering, rentals, and as venue coordinator! I love working with brides to help execute their vision for one of the happiest days of their life. I am so excited to be a part of the Chestnut & Vine team of remarkably talented ladies! I look forward to connecting with you!

Kayleigh Creech - Wedding Logistics Coordinator

Hi Y’all! I’ve lived in North Carolina my entire life and can’t get enough of this great state! I grew up in good ol’ New Bern (birthplace of Pepsi!) and attended Appalachian State University where I received my degree in Graphic Design. I love being creative and solving problems which makes being a wedding coordinator very rewarding. I really enjoy seeing how people celebrate their love through different cultures, styles and traditions. I am so happy to help on your special day, whether it be an extra hand to help bustle a dress or teach your guests how to dance the wobble, I’m your girl! When I’m not being creative I enjoy exploring the local breweries, swimming, hiking, camping or just being outdoors.

Chelsea Gallagher - Lead Wedding Logistics Coordinator

Born and raised in Wake Forest, I am so excited to be working with the brides and grooms of the Triangle! I earned my BA in Communications with a minor in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and have worked in several areas of the events industry over the past five years. To me, event planning is one of the only careers where you can literally see your hard work come to life. A self-described introverted extrovert, I have a love of connecting with people and helping to create their dream wedding, all while staying behind the scenes. Working directly with clients to handle one of the most important days of their lives is an incredible honor and I appreciate every second of it! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with my husband and our three dogs.

Kiley Bruss - Wedding Logistics & Client Experience Coordinator

Hello! I moved to North Carolina in 2021 and currently reside in Durham with my fiance. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Purdue University in 2019. Afterward, I completed my Masters at Northwestern University in Higher Education Administration. I am a lover of hiking, reading, football Sundays (Go Bears!), and college basketball. I am so thankful for our team at Chestnut & Vine and proud to be both a team member and a Chestnut & Vine bride. I love being a part of the magic that happens behind the scenes and I look forward to making more dream weddings come to life for our couples!

Alexis Canady - Wedding Logistics Coordinator

I’m a North Carolina girl, born and raised. I grew up on the coast and graduated from UNCW. I also briefly lived in Iowa, but have since returned to Wake Forest, North Carolina. I live here with my husband, son, and labradoodle, Moose. I enjoy a clear blue sky and sunny morning walks with my family with a coffee in hand. I’m also a sucker for romantic movies, and gladly spend hours watching anything from rom-coms to dramas filled with grand gestures, perfectly imperfect couples, and, of course, unbelievably eloquent admissions of love. My love for love has led me to becoming an associate wedding coordinator. As a recent bride myself, I’ve learned so much about patience and how it takes a village to make it to that special day. I melt seeing the pure joy in a couple’s eyes after making their vision for that special day a reality. My heart explodes every single time. I love hearing people’s stories, being a part of their journey, and cannot wait to be a part of yours!

Courtney Henken - Lead Wedding Logistics Coordinator (Chicago, IL)

Hello! I recently became a local to North Carolina with my dog Bruiser and high school sweetheart – now fiancé – in 2019. Born and raised in Northern Illinois and a graduate from the University of Illinois, you can say I am a super Illini fan. My journey with Chestnut & Vine actually started when I hired Erin to plan my wedding; with my passion of planning events I knew this was a team I needed to be apart of! I cannot wait to give future couples the weddings of their dreams like Chestnut & Vine is doing for me!

Join the Chestnut & Vine Team

Are you an outgoing, organized, energetic person who will go above and beyond expectations to make our couples’ dream weddings come true? We’d love to hear from you!  Send your resume and cover letter to erin@chestnutandvineweddings.com