Southern Roots

We are so excited to share with you the opening of EDE South!
EDE South is available to provide our signature approach to planning and design services for social and corporate events throughout the southeast region. Our primary focus is on expanding upon our key relationships and resources in these locations:

  • Lexington-Louisville area
  • Nashville
  • Charleston-Savannah area
  • New Orleans

Based in Lexington, Kentucky – home of bluegrass, bourbon and thoroughbreds, our new office is led by Jen Guiler. Jen has been an instrumental part of the success and growth of EDE since she joined in 2014 and we are so pleased to support her in this next chapter. Jen is returning to her Kentucky home and looks forward to sharing her love of the area with all of you!

We have been so fortunate to create numerous remarkable events throughout the Southern states over the years. We look forward to leveraging this expanded presence in the region to provide even more reach.

The opening of EDE South is the first of several new initiatives underway at Elizabeth Duncan Events. Our Washington, DC headquarters continues to grow and thrive with additional investment planned in 2016-2017 to further enhance our services and staff for luxury and ultra-luxury social events, expand our Corporate/Non-Profit event portfolio, and cultivate new avenues and opportunities for National and International destination events. It is because of the continued support of our incredible clients and vendor partners, along with our commitment to providing exceptional service and innovative design that we have been able to pursue our ever bigger dreams. Thank you!

Please help us spread the news and, definitely, keep us in mind the next time you have an event that would benefit from a little southern charm!

EDE South

Jen Guiler
482 Hollyhill Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40503

 (859) 285-2205


Photo credit: Kate Headley

Featured On: Wedding Sparrow – Pretty in Pink London Wedding

We are so excited to have our client’s romantic and glamorous London wedding featured on Wedding Sparrow today.  Combining shades of pink and metallic gold with black and white, this wedding is the epitome of classic and timeless.  We loved bringing in whimsical ideas to add personal touches like flamingo drink stirrers to reflect the couple’s time living in Florida and their beloved dog Sir Oliver making an appearance at the ceremony, but also as the host of their Welcome Party, on drink stirrers and in the welcome bags.


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Photos: Abby Jiu Photography

Featured On: The Knot

We’re enjoying some trumpet fanfare here at having one of our favorite weddings from last year published in the current issue of The Knot, available on stands Nationwide now.  Rebecca and Frans’ London wedding was romantic and fun, personal and memorable.  We cherish all of our clients, but it is extra special when we get to help a former employee and close friend plan their wedding day.  Be sure to pick up your copy now and check out the sneak peek below.

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Weekend Wanderlust: Snow Day

Are you planning a romantic winter proposal or snowy honeymoon? My husband and I are getting ready for a weekend away on the slopes and I’m just smitten by the romance of it all.

Take a snow day with us today and enjoy the beauty of newly fallen snow, hot toddies, sharing an open fire, and the adventures charming mountain resorts like these have to offer:

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The Pitcher Inn, Warren, Vermont


The Inn at Lost Creek, Telluride, Colorado


Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado


Stein Erickson, Park City, Utah


Post Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
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Four Seasons, Whistler, Canada



~ Hillary

Weekend Wanderlust: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic I just returned from a wedding in the Dominican Republic – as a guest!  The backdrop was breathtaking: sunshine, warm breezes, sand between our toes and friends to share in it all. Today, weddings are often more than just a great party; they are a reunion for family and old friends, too.  Destination weddings, in particular, offer the opportunity to create memorable moments beyond the wedding day and to help everyone feel included and part of a community on the wedding day itself. Dominican Republic wedding1 Between catamaran trips, snorkeling, beach parties and even swimming with the sharks, not only did we celebrate a wonderful couple’s wedding, but we also had an amazing adventure exploring the beauty of the Dominican Republic. Thank you Erin + Brandon for bringing us together to celebrate your wedding in this idyllic location! Dominican Republic wedding2 ~Hillary

If you’re considering the Dominica Republic for your destination wedding, here are a few properties we would recommend:

For European-style luxury: Eden Roc at Cap Cana

For the convenience of all-inclusive: Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel

For golf and the luxury of your own villa: Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club

For an extraordinary spa experience, Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resort.

Weekend Wanderlust

We are constantly collecting fabulous properties for our destination events here, there and everywhere you want to go. These are just a few on our list from some recent client venue searches:   For the equestrian lover, visit The Ranch at Rock Creek. Ranch at Rock Creek   For majestic fairway views, schedule your tee time at The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach   For the perfect mix of adventure and luxury, go to The Four Seasons Jackson Hole. Four Seasons Jackson Hole   For a decadent California wine tasting retreat, stay at Auberge du Soleil. Auberge du Soleil   For old-world luxury and a unique, historical escape, look no further than The Greenbrier. Greenbrier


Happy travels!

~ Hillary