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, Orangetheory workouts, 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 (Raleigh, NE Wake, Franklin & Orange Counties)

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.

Kristen Myers - Wedding Logistics Coordinator

Hello! I was born and raised in Virginia, but I have called North Carolina home since 2007. In addition to being a dental hygienist, I have always enjoyed organizing and planning events for family and friends, but I really fell in love with the wedding planning process when I organized my own wedding in 2013. So, I was beyond delighted when Erin asked me to join the Chestnut & Vine Team. I love seeing a couples’ dream day unfold, knowing I had a little hand in the behind the scenes magic. I currently live in Cary with my husband, 5 children and a plethora of fur babies. I look forward to meeting you and helping bring your dream wedding to life!

Santannah Sportsman - Wedding Logistics & Social Media Coordinator

Hello! I’m the girl behind the scenes posting pretty pictures and making sure you see what Chestnut & Vine is all about. I was born and raised in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m currently perusing a degree in Business Management at UNC Charlotte. I have always had a passion for planning, organizing, and designing so wedding planning has been a perfect balance! When I’m not studying or planning weddings, I love road trips, kayaking, and hiking. I’m grateful to be a part of an awesome team of people who are willing to give 110% to make sure your day is everything you hoped for. I look forward to working with you and hope to bring your Pinterest wedding vision come to life!

Courtney Henken - Lead Wedding Logistics Coordinator (Western Wake, Triad & Sandhills, NC | 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!

Brooke Mucci - Chestnut & Vine Intern

Hey! I have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina since I was thirteen and am currently studying at Liberty University to pursue a B.S. in Theatre Arts. I have always had passion for all things artistic and creative and love to combine them with planning and organization. I am recently engaged as of January 2021 and am so excited to apply what I’ve learned from Chestnut & Vine to my own wedding this fall! In my free time, I love reading, writing, painting, movie nights, soccer, and spontaneous dance parties. I’m all about growing connections and building relationships with other people, and my favorite thing about working in the wedding industry is being able to help couples’ love stories come true and watch them unfold.

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