MEET THE TEAM

MEET DEVOTED TO YOU!

Devoted To You was founded by lead planner and designer, Melissa Crawford. After working in early childhood education and as a dental assistant for 10 years, she decided to go after her true passion and dive into the world of weddings.

Devoted To You was started with a leap of faith (we started on Craigslist!), hard work, long hours, a sprinkle of wild & crazy (you can’t be in the wedding business without it!), and a lot of heart. Melissa combined her love of people with her enthusiastic outlook on life to build a company that represents authenticity and relationship-based interaction.

She has been planning, coordinating and designing weddings in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas for over 8 years now and specializes in planning weddings for the creative & eclectic couple. Creativity, innovation and diversity in planning have always been of the utmost importance. What started as a one woman show back in 2011, quickly grew into a team that now includes 8 amazing women. Together, they’ve done over 300 weddings.

MEET MORGAN

Morgan started with Devoted to You back in 2016 as an assistant coordinator, was quickly promoted to lead coordinator and then last year accepted the position as associate planner. Her intuition and natural ability to interact with people along with her creative out of the box thinking are just a few of the qualities she brings to each wedding she plans. Her love of weddings began when she helped plan her sisters wedding by calling venues and vendors and dreaming up designs when she was only 12 years years old! She went to Point Park University and recently graduated with a degree in sports, art and entertainment management.

In addition to being a wedding planner she is:

A coffee aficionado

A lover of travel and trying new things

A professional (basically) cake tester

Aesthetic: Fresh, Modern, Intimate

Favorite Quote: “You can’t be sad if you’re holding a cupcake”

MEET KRISTEN

Kristen started as an assistant coordinator in 2015, and she caught on quickly and made such an impression on brides that she quickly took on the role as lead coordinator as well. Her full time job as a government worker keeps her super busy but working weddings allows for a creative outlet that she doesn’t get throughout the week. Kristen brings creativity, attentiveness, organizational skills and stellar time management skills to each wedding she coordinates.

In addition to being a wedding coordinator she is:

A mother to one intelligent and sarcastic teenage boy

A healthy eater and gym enthusiast

A talented bad ass baker

Aesthetic: Soft, Modern, Romantic

Favorite Quote: “Leave footprints and kindness wherever you go”

MEET STACY

Stacey was the first team member that Melissa added to the Devoted To You team back in 2012. She helped cater a garden wedding that required extreme flexibility, creativity and expedited work and instead of panicking, she put her head down and went to work. This ability to be flexible and adaptable to any situation is reflected in each wedding that she coordinates, whether as a lead or an assistant. Stacey currently works as a full time elementary school teacher for Pittsburgh Public Schools and the resilience and dedication she shows as a teacher have proven to be valuable assets in wedding planning.

In addition to a wedding coordinator she is:

A mom to two intelligent and creative little boys

A new dog mama to one cute little pup

Amazing at creative displays (of anything!)

Aesthetic: Colorful, Creative, Fresh

Favorite Quote: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- t’s all that matters”

MEET KAITLIN

Kaitlin started with Devoted To You back in 2017 and has been an important part of the team ever since. She stared as an assistant and started taking the lead last year. She’s a full time Kindergarten teacher (which as you can imagine, requires a ton of patience and creativity), has a huge heart and a take charge attitude. All of which make her an amazing lead and assistant coordinator.

In addition to being a wedding coordinator she is:

A dog mama to two adorable little pups

An amazing kindergarten teacher

A master of anything creative whether it be woodworking, calligraphy or designing things for her home or classroom

Aesthetic: Whimsical, Vintage, Romantic

Favorite Quote: “ My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style”

MEET JAMIE

Jamie has been with Devoted To You since 2012 offering support as an assistant coordinator. She works full time as assistant to the Commander in Chief for the Pittsburgh Police and is hard working, reliable and dedicated. Her experience in the wedding industry extends beyond just coordination into cosmetology, catering and bartending so her ability to see all sides of a scenario is key throughout a wedding day.

In addition to being a wedding coordinator she is:

A mother to one very independent little 4 year old girl

A master at cosmetology (this was her first intro into weddings)

A coffee enthusiast

Aesthetic: Romantic, Modern, Relaxed

Favorite Quote: “For what it’s worth, It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope that you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I have you have the strength to start over”

MEET LACEY

Lacey started with Devoted to You back in 2016 but at the time, our team was full and she came on for a few free-lance weddings where we needed extra hands. Fast forward to 2019 when stepped in and quickly grew into an assistant position and then started taking on more leadership roles as we moved through the season. She works full time as a third grade teacher for Pittsburgh Public and like Stacey and Kaitlin, just has that natural take charge and work hard attitude and her attention to detail is spot on.

In addition to being a wedding coordinator she is:

A mom to two beautiful baby girls

An extreme coffee lover (I mean mom+teacher+wedding planner so basically bleeds coffee haha)

An avid reader

Aesthetic: Modern, Colorful, Bohemian

Favorite Quote: “There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”

MEET LAUREN

Lauren joined Devoted to You last year when she moved from Texas to come learn about wedding planning and chose us as the avenue to learn! I’m a strong believer in learning by doing so that’s what she did. She began shadowing at first and then took on the role as an assistant. She also has been learning more about the wedding planning process and owning a business in general while working with Melissa on a weekly basis.

In addition to being a wedding coordinator she is:

A travel guru…this girl is always in a different city!

A lover of quality family time

A recreational hiker (loves the outdoors)

Aesthetic: Elegant, Charming, Classic

Favorite Quote: “You are the only one that gets to decide what you get remembered for”