Weddings & Events by Raina is a Nashville based boutique event and wedding planning firm that has prided itself for the past 15 years on creating bespoke stylish and memorable events in the greater Nashville area. Our team has planned and been a part of nearly 1,000 events, the quality of which, can be reflected in the countless reviews from happy clients and their families.
Our clients hire us for the concierge level of customer service we provide them, their loved ones and their event guests. We treat every client like they are family. Every event and client is unique and we believe in getting to know each person to more accurately design an event that reflects them and enlist a team of vendors that ideally match their style, budget and personality. We offer a range of planning packages to fit what you need and where you are in the planning process. Luxury planning, full event planning, month of planning and day of coordination. We are ready to help you plan your unforgettable Middle Tennessee celebration.
Our owner, Raina, is a licensed Tennessee Wedding Officiant and has presided over more than 450 joyful couples weddings, elopements, and vow renewals. We welcome all couples and support equality. In addition to planning and officiating, we also provide business consulting specializing in helping venue owners grow their wedding & event venues.
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
"Booking Weddings & Events by Raina was hands-down the BEST decision we made! Raina immediately understood what we wanted even when we I couldn't find the right words! Every vendor she recommended to us was nothing short of AMAZING. She has an excellent reputation and it is immediately obvious why. Raina was always super responsive, very positive, a great listener, and executed every detail of our wedding flawlessly! We never once stressed over anything. We have had endless praise about how lovely our wedding was and we attribute that entirely Raina!"
- Shelby & Austin
"5 stars just aren't enough to describe how fantastic Raina and her team are!! We booked Raina over a year in advance of our wedding. She was always available to answer questions and offer advice. We had hoped for an outdoor wedding, but a storm came through at the last minute, and we had to change our plans. This should have been stressful, but Raina took care of every detail and made sure that we had the most beautiful wedding. Raina thinks of everything, and it is obvious that she sincerely loves what she does. We seriously can't stress enough how wonderful Raina and her team are! If you're looking for a wedding planner, you should absolutely book her right now!!"
- Jessica & Evan
"We let our previous coordinator go (a month prior to our ceremony) and were fortunate to find Raina. She and her team were responsive, professional, punctual, organized, always thinking ahead, and lovely people all around. They literally carried binders with information we'd sent (this was absolutely a dream after choosing the wrong planner initially). If you want to know that a team has your back, will take care of any issues that pop up, and has extensive experience in the wedding industry, choose Weddings and Events by Raina. You'll be relieved you did!! They handled setup for over 200 guests, I can't begin to express what an AMAZING job they did."
- Sarah & Ayan
"Raina is truly a gift to us. My wife, Amanda, and I could not have found a better, kinder, and more loving professional to officiate and plan our wedding. Fears as a same sex couple in finding someone who would share their talent and services with us, in a nonjudmental manner, dissipated when we met Raina. What we found was full acceptance and love. She was prepared more than any other we reached out to. Helped us with every detail of the day, contacted all the vendors, got everyone working cohesively & created a day that was simply perfection. Her pricing was absolutely unbeatable for her quality work. She got to know us as individuals, we made a life long friend in Raina and full heartedly recommend her to anyone."
- Jennifer & Amanda
"I cannot give enough credit to how well the wedding went because of Raina and her team. I do not believe I could have pulled it off without her. She is a superhero! She is there to not only plan, but listen to you. Not just about the wedding day, but the stress of it, family problems, gives advice. She knows EVERYONE, she has them on speed dial. She paired me with the absolute best vendors and is in constant contact with vendors. She already knows what you will forget and has it ready for you. I could honestly go on and on. She truly cares about you and your wedding. She wants your wedding to be as good of a match as your soon-to-be partner. I would hire her and her team again in a heart beat, and highly recommend you do too!!"
- Megan & Darin
"I was hesitant to ask someone for help with my daughter’s reception... because I'm a do-everything-myself superhero mom. Meeting with Raina, she asked a lot of questions and I quickly realized that I had grossly underestimated the massive amount of details involved in having a successful event. Plus, I wanted to spend time on my daughters special day experiencing and sharing instead of running around putting out fires sparked by a lack of attention to detail. We could not have done it without you Raina! Worth every penny and more!"
- Sheryl, Mother of the Bride
"Raina and her amazing staff were involved, enthusiastic, and prepared since the day we engaged their services. Raina’s excitement and attention to detail was clear within the first few minutes of our meeting, and her experience put much of my anxiety at ease. Our Sikh Indian wedding necessitated coordination across out of town vendors, last minute changes, and numerous course corrections. From behind the scenes, our beautiful, complex wedding incurred the challenges of constrained venue staff and some minor printing mishaps. Our guests never knew the difference, and my groom and I only found out after the fact. You’re in good hands with these seasoned, organized experts."
- Emily Ranieri
"Without a doubt, contracting Wedding & Events by Raina was the smartest decision we could have made for our daughters wedding. My daughter lives in middle Tennessee and we live on the west coast. They returned every call or email promptly and more than fulfilled every promise and commitment. On the day of the wedding, Mariah and her staff worked tirelessly until every last thing was packed up. She worked well with my daughter and my wife. She had endless referrals and helpful suggestions. Mariah and her team worked well with the other contractors and reviewed all contracts before the event. In a nutshell she made the wedding day easy and stress free for what I would consider a very reasonable price."
- Brian, Father of the Bride
"Raina and her team are nothing short of miracle workers! They plan for every detail, but are ready for every surprise. The benefit and value of hiring a professional like Raina is that nobody but her team knows when something goes wrong. It is handled in the blink of an eye with no accompanying drama. Her taste and talent are also second to none. If you want “extraordinary,” she should be the first person you call. She will ensure everything falls perfectly into place after that. What more could a bride want for planning the most special day in her life??"
- Susan G
"The BEST wedding planner around! Raina is an absolute joy to work with and just be around. She is bubbly and upbeat and always, always happy to help no matter if you hire her for a week or a whole year. The planning process was made easier knowing that if I had a question it would be answered quickly and efficiently. All day on my wedding day I knew there was nothing I had to worry about because I trusted her and her team to make sure everything went as it was supposed to. She is hands down the best choice of wedding planner as she is always on top of things and does it with a genuine, infectious smile! Hire her! You won't regret it!"
- Fallon & Collin
"I knew the first thing I wanted to book after I got engaged was a wedding planner. Raina to the rescue! Raina was absolutely incredible, I am so happy I found her through reviews online. I had no idea how nice it would be to have vendors that knew each other and had done several weddings together (not to mention got along well). I am a self admitted perfectionist and Raina made sure I could relax both leading up to the wedding and especially the day of because she had everything covered (even things I didn't think of, like an umbrella). I cannot begin to explain how much stress was lifted off of me. Her team fluffed and bustled my dress whenever needed. Every little detail was perfect! You will love Raina & her team!"
- Tara & Ryan
"Raina was the best decision of my wedding. When we decided to tie the knot, my husband and I were so busy and didn’t know how we would pull it off! In she came with a great package. She not only took the pressure off of us but Raina was there to make sure everything was perfect for the wedding day. When my train detached because one of my bridesmaids accidentally stepped on it, I cried and cried. Raina not only fixed it, she was able to make sure my train stayed intact for the entire photo session. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong in a wedding, and when it does, you WANT Raina by your side! She is wonderful, unflappable, professional, and simply priceless!"
"Working with Raina an excellent and pleasant experience. We found her through our caterer. You hear so many people complaining about how they didn't get to do this or that, working with Raina alleviated all of these. She helped us find several vendors and replace someone last minute. At the actual event her and her staff had everything under control and handled everything seamlessly. If there were problems she took care of them so it didn't show at all. We didn't have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend, they are well worth it. The wedding was amazing and so much fun."
- Morgan C.
"Raina is an INCREDIBLE planner!! We were planning a Nashville wedding from New York. Raina did site visits, picked up materials for us, and worked really closely with us on every detail. She has a huge network of recommended vendors, a million and one insider tips for different Nashville venues, a great eye for design, and a literal infinite amount of patience for my stressed-out and disorganized self and all my family. I cannot imagine how much more stressful our wedding would have been without Raina. For all the other people who are planning long distance, or who are fundamentally forgetful or disorganized, or just feel better with a really calm and organized person around: Raina’s the best!"
- Marcia, Mother of the Bride
Welcome to Weddings & Events by Raina website.
Following are the terms and conditions that govern your use of this site. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CONSTITUTE A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND Weddings & Events by Raina. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR DOWNLOAD ANY IMAGE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
Ownership of This Website
This website is owned and operated by Weddings & Events by Raina. All of the content featured or displayed on this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs images, illustrations and software (“Content”), is owned by Weddings & Events by Raina , its licensors and its content providers. All elements of Weddings & Events by Raina websites, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Except as explicitly permitted under this or another agreement with Weddings & Events by Raina , no portion or element of this website or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means and this website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Weddings & Events by Raina or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You shall indemnify Weddings & Events by Raina, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and licensors against any losses, expenses, costs or damages incurred by any or all of them as a result of your breach of the terms of this Agreement or your unauthorized use of the Content and related rights.
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND Weddings & Events by Raina EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Weddings & Events by Raina WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT Weddings & Events by Raina, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. Except as specifically stated in these Terms and Conditions of Use or elsewhere on this website, or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither Weddings & Events by Raina nor its directors, employees, licensors, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of this website or the Content whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Weddings & Events by Raina uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the Content’s accuracy, correctness or reliability. There may be links to other websites from the Weddings & Events by Raina website; however, these other websites are not controlled by Weddings & Events by Raina and we are not responsible for any content contained on any such website or any loss suffered by you in relation to your use of such websites. You waive any and all claims against Weddings & Events by Raina regarding the inclusion of links to outside websites or your use of those websites. Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.
Governing Law and Venue
This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, USA, without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law and not including the provisions of the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Venue for all disputes arising under this Agreement shall lie exclusively in the Courts of the State of Tennessee in Rutherford County or the Federal District Courts of the District of California (as permitted by law) and each party agrees not to contest the personal jurisdiction of these courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, Weddings & Events by Raina shall have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action or proceeding before any non-US court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other relief in the event that, in the opinion of Weddings & Events by Raina, such action is necessary or desirable. No Waiver, Severability No action of Weddings & Events by Raina , other than an express written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Should any clause of these Terms and Conditions of Use be found unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use prices, information and available contractual license terms featured on this website without notice. These conditions set out the entire agreement between Weddings & Events by Raina and you relating to your use of this website.
Copyright © 2022, Weddings & Events by Raina All rights reserved.
This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit one of our websites, blogs, or share your personal information with us via social media such as Facebook. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses or phone numbers.
Blog - We have public blogs on our Websites. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are unable to remove your information, we will tell you why.
Contest and Sweepstakes - We may, from time to time, offer surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions on our Website, blog or through social media (collectively “Promotions”). Participation in Promotions is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address.
Ivory Door Studio
Button Bug Photography
Markella Kyprios Photo
Zach Harrison Photography
Sur La Lune Photography
Ardee Chua Photography
Amy Allmand Photography
Laura K Allen
John Myers Photography
Zoe Life Photography
Dani Purdington Photography
Rebecca Denton Photography
Need photo credit for photos used on this site? Our apologies! Send us an email and we'll get it fixed!