Meet Our Team

After 15 years, we've earned a reputation for having high expectations and even higher standards. We oversee each event together in a way that is completely in tune and in-sync. Together, we run a tight ship centered around real connection, collaboration and transparency.

Our Values

We'll welcome you into our office, share a cup of coffee or glass of Champagne, and ask intentional questions to learn the heart of your story. From there, we'll do hardcore research, provide thoughtful vendor recommendations and go to bat on every front to ensure you feel seen, heard and fully supported.

Real Connection

We're incredibly hands-on professionals who will do everything in our power to exceed your expectations. On your wedding day, you won't find us on the sidelines. Instead, we work hand in hand with the rest of the creative team to ensure the entire event is perfectly executed.

Real Collaboration

We are master communicators who aren't afraid to have hard, honest conversations right from the start. Not sure if you should scale back or if something is worth a splurge? You can count on us to be your sounding board and give our honest feedback where it counts. 

Real Transparency

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Meet Francesca

As the daughter of a restaurateur, Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer cultivated her passion for event design and management from an early age.

After graduating from Saint Joseph's University in Pennsylvania, Francesca moved to Charleston shortly after getting married and the rest is history.

Her eye for detail, client-first attitude, and efficient approach propelled Pure Luxe Bride into the forefront of Charleston’s finest and most decorated wedding planning and event design companies. Today, Francesca continues to infuse her high-energy, creative personality and focused management style into immersive, personal weddings and events. 

FOUNDER, event designer & producer

Francesca's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower

 Butterfly Ranunculus

event day must-have

Portable Speaker

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Champagne, Always!

Favorite Honeymoon


days off spent

Getting a Massage

Meet Blake

While attending the College of Charleston, Blake Baumbach completed a variety of internships with planning companies and venues. In the fast-paced environment, she fell in love with every aspect of wedding planning.

Blake joined the Pure Luxe Bride team in 2013, bringing with her a mastery of organization and creativity. 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.

senior event designer & producer

Blake's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower


event day must-have

Iced Latte

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Rosé All Day!

Favorite Honeymoon

St. Lucia

days off spent

Going to the Beach

Meet hunter

Hunter Gaffney joined Pure Luxe Bride in 2016. His eye for detail, positive demeanor, and highly efficient approach make him a huge asset to the team and the perfect point person to oversee a celebration at the end of the night.

In his free time, Hunter enjoys a craft-made cappuccino, practicing yoga, and exploring new places.​​​​​​​

executive associate & event manager

hunter's Personal Favorites

Favorite Flower


event day must-have

Stanley full of water

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Favorite Honeymoon


days off spent

On the Mat  Doing Yoga

From a very early age, Francesca learned the meaning of hospitality from her paternal grandparents, Vincent and Mariannina DiSalvo. Outside of their bustling pasta business in small town Williamsport, PA, they could often be found hosting large gatherings in their home for family and friends alike. 

Entertaining has always been a huge part of family life for the DiSalvos and something that holds true to this day in the lives of the PLB team. 

While crafting PLB’s visual identity, it felt fitting to include a meaningful symbol that nods to the significance of family, traditions, and heritage. The earrings you see here were purchased by Francesca's grandparents in Florence, Italy, during one of their many trips home. Now, their design adds an elevated yet personal touch to our online home.

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.

Our past clients are drawn to our approachability, hospitality, and ability to connect.

We can't wait to learn more about your vision and begin designing your event.

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