The anchor beneath the surface for your freedom to fly

Flying Anchor Event Design - a Seattle-based wedding planning and coordination company - focuses on client education, guest experience, and strong interpersonal relationships as the magic formula for a spectacular wedding adventure. We are your Planning Partner in the months leading up to your wedding, then seamlessly shift to the Unsung Hero working tirelessly in the background on your wedding day. Sometimes we put out literal and metaphorical fires, but either way you know that you are covered to fully experience the best day of your life.

Meet Lauren - Boss Babe & Planning Partner

I created Flying Anchor Event Design to share my passion for planning and coordinating weddings for clients like you! My mission is to provide you with an extraordinary experience, from the start of planning all the way to your send off on the night of your wedding.

Before joining the Seattle wedding and events industry, I  was a psychology nerd working in early childhood education management. I tend to joke that my time spent with young children prepared me to be successful in the wedding industry. The honest truth, is that IT TOTALLY DID!

Young children and first-time parents taught me how to bring humor, creativity, patience, and flexibility into tough and sensitive situations. These are the qualities that I now bring to you before, during, and after your wedding day.

Small, personal details and surprise elements truly inspire me and I love designing a plan where we can incorporate them throughout your wedding day. I'm talking about dinos, Harry Potter, puns, and surprise ceremony locations. The sky is the limit and I can't wait to discover what we can create together!

Fun Facts:

  • I'm the proud momma of Swarley the rescue cat and Cosmo the rescue pup.
  • I earned my Masters in Psychology in 2012.
  • A major goal I want to achieve in my lifetime is to become a sommelier.
  • My business name was inspired by a tattoo I have on my back.
  • I was born and raised in southeastern Virginia, so I operate with a balance of east coast edge and southern charm.
  • When I'm not planning weddings you can find me at the dog park, pinball bar, or Trader Joes.


IRL - In Real Life

Here are a few of our favorite projects throughout the years with amazing couples and vendor teams.


Word of Mouth

"To say that Lauren was worth her weight in gold would be an understatement, as she is very little. She is worth 200 pounds of gold. She was calm, organized, kept us on schedule, managed family drama, and all of this with roughly 2 months of notice before our big day (we were a bit behind...). I have NO hesitations about recommending her to anyone hoping for logistics and support with an event. She was a dream."


"...Lauren really shows that she cares about your wedding and executing what you want, which is easier said than done when many vendors try to do what's best or most convenient for themselves. Wedding planner doesn't really do her justice, perhaps Wedding Chief of Staff. On top of that she's a really pleasant and calm person, and was patient with me (groom) when I was ancy or bored during planning sessions."


"Lauren managed my wife and my 175 person wedding at Within Sodo in Seattle, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable, proactive, and highly communicative wedding planner. During the planning phase, Lauren was great at driving us to decisions, was creative in solving problems, and used her wealth of experience to help us avoid numerous landmines. For example, Lauren has a background in catering, which was a huge help as our caterer didn't have a lot of experience with weddings of our size. Lauren was able to jump in and get them set up to be successful. On the wedding day, Lauren was a godsend. She and an assistant took care of everything. All of the management of the caterer, the rentals, the setup, toasts, dinner, DJ, teardown, etc. was taken care of. It really was a huge weight off of our shoulders not to have to worry about anything except our vows, speeches, and guests. On the intangibles side, Lauren has a great attitude, is fun to work with, is highly professional, and has a great sense of humor. Lauren's fee was very reasonable, and we felt that we got more than we paid for. We highly recommend her!!"


"Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was blown away at how hard she worked the day of our wedding and in the weeks leading up to it she was the one to calm my nerves. I trusted that she would make the day perfect and she absolutely did."


"...She understands the process of orchestrating a wedding from all sides, managing the requests of the venue and its requirements, while prioritizing the couple first and foremost. Lauren is a day-of ninja, with her hands on every aspect, I had many elements to the design of our ceremony and reception, and very specific design expectations. Walking down the aisle and then into our reception and seeing my vision brought to life took my breath away. Lauren nailed it..."


"I can tell you right now that you will not regret having Lauren involved in your wedding planning and day of. She has an awesome design aesthetic and is able to turn the ideas you have in your head into a reality. Our wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to Lauren, and everything looked better than we could have imagined. Without her help, we are positive the day wouldn't have been as smooth or as lovely!!"



Wedding Planning Packages

Tier 1: Day of Coordination

So, you've already put in all the hard work and numerous hours of planning your wedding, now you're ready to pass the baton over to a professional and experience the best that your wedding had to offer. The best part!? Great Aunt Marg and your best friend Molly can enjoy the day with you rather than trying to take on the task of rallying the troops!

Tier 2: Partial Planning

You have a vision and you're knee deep in planning, but you're realizing that it's a full-time job...on top of your full-time job. Partial Planning is here to save the day to pick up exactly where you left off and give you that turbo boost you need to make it across the finish line.

Tier 3: Full Planning

You just got engaged, congratulations! You're still riding the bliss of that new ring and looking for what in the world to do next. Full Planning is your best option from complete planning support from start to finish.

Reach out today to get the ball rolling with your complimentary consultation!



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