Experienced EVent Designers

Meet Our Team

Pure Luxe Bride designs and executes creative celebrations to reflect each couple's distinctive personality and sense of style. Our collaborative approach to planning and design results in unparalleled experiences for our couples and their guests. With over a decade of event-planning experience, we continue to hold ourselves to a high standard of innovation and personalization with every couple's celebration.

Meet Francesca

Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer founded Pure Luxe Bride in 2009. A Pennsylvania native and daughter of a restaurateur, her passion for event design and management were cultivated from an early age. Francesca infuses her high-energy, creative personality and focused management style into distinctive, elevated weddings and events.

Her eye for detail, client-first attitude, and fast-paced, Northern mentality have propelled Pure Luxe Bride into the forefront of Charleston’s finest and most decorated wedding planning and event design companies.

Francesca holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.

FOUNDER, event designer & producer

Francesca's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower

 Butterfly Ranunculus

event day must-have

Portable Speaker

Raise a glass

Champagne, Always!

Favorite Honeymoon


days off spent

Getting a Massage

Meet Blake

Blake Baumbach, originally from Hilton Head Island, joined the team at Pure Luxe Bride in 2013. An expert in organization and efficiency, her keen attention to detail allows for the seamless transition of a customized wedding design to its final production. Blake’s enthusiasm, elite customer service, and eye for aesthetics ensure that every Pure Luxe Bride wedding is an iconic experience.

Blake graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism, from The College of Charleston.

senior event designer & producer

Blake's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower


event day must-have

Iced Latte

Raise a glass

Rosé All Day!

Favorite Honeymoon

St. Lucia

days off spent

Going to the Beach

Meet hunter

Hunter Gaffney, originally from Rock Hill, joined the team at Pure Luxe Bride in 2016 as an intern and has been freelancing with Pure Luxe Bride ever since. His eye for details and efficiency skills make him a huge asset to our team.

Originally from Rock Hill, SC Hunter moved to the lowcountry to attend College of Charleston where he double majored in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

In his free time, Hunter enjoys a craft made cappuccino, practicing yoga, spending time with friends, and exploring new places.

executive associate & event manager

hunter's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower


event day must-have

Stanley full of water

Raise a glass


Favorite Honeymoon


days off spent

On the Mat  Doing Yoga

"I am so thankful for Pure Luxe Bride and their expertise and guidance during our wedding planning process. When we arrived for wedding weekend we didn’t have to think about a thing. Everything came together just as we planned and was even more incredible than we could have imagined. Thanks to Pure Luxe Bride, we were able to be fully present during every moment of our weekend, which meant the world to us." – Jaclyn

"The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Blake and Francesca with Pure Luxe Bride to be our planners. The are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and have amazing taste. They truly pay attention to every single detail and there is not a problem that they don’t have a solution for. They made this process so much fun and my wedding day was even more incredible and beautiful than I could have ever imagined. " – Hannah

Our Values

Honesty is the key to building trust, and you’ll get that from us from start to finish. We’ll help you save in areas that aren’t important to you and splurge on the ones that mean the most.


All of our designs are thoughtfully unique to each couple and their own genuine style. We find our own creative ways to make each wedding distinctive from the last.


We value relationships, and prioritize open communication with our clients. Emails and phone calls are very important to us, and we always make sure to respond in a timely manner.


From a very early age, I learned the meaning of hospitality from my paternal grandparents, Vincent and Mariannina DiSalvo. 

Outside of their bustling pasta business in small town Williamsport, PA, they often were found hosting large gatherings in their home, not just for family, but their many friends. Entertaining has always been a huge part of family life for the DiSalvos and something that holds true to this day in my own home. 

The earrings, purchased by my grandparents in Florence, Italy during one of their many trips home have been a staple accessory since the ripe age of 2. When working through our brand, it felt most fitting to include a symbol that’s a nod to my family, traditions and heritage.

Behind the brand

We strive to incorporate personalized details and special touches for each of our clients that honor their own family legacy. Our goal is for every wedding day to have thoughtful and intentional details that matter.

Whether you're hosting an intimate ceremony or a grand-scale reception, Pure Luxe Bride would be honored to help visualize and execute your celebration. You deserve to enjoy the planning process, while we handle all the details and logistics—resulting in a personalized celebration you'll remember for a lifetime. Inquire with us to reserve your date and start planning:

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