It’s lovely to meet you. Now, let’s hear that love story.

We’re a small, dedicated team of Detroit wedding planners who are driven by your love above all else. There’s nothing we enjoy more than listening to love stories and developing a deep understanding of your vision before diving into the details that bring an event to life. Here, your story is the ultimate inspiration, and your wedding is always one of one.

Meet Nicola
Queen of the details. In love with love.

Endlessly Organized

With over a decade of experience in the world of events, Nicola Wilson’s planning career started across the pond, where she produced acclaimed corporate events in her hometown of London. (British accent alert.)

In 2012, she and her husband made the move to Detroit, and Nicola knew immediately: she loved Michigan (and Target…and Starbucks) and wanted to continue her planning career in the States—but she was longing to build personal relationships with her clients (something that corporate event planning didn’t typically allow for). So, she made the natural move to wedding planning and Simply Brilliant Events was born.

With work featured in The Knot and Detroit’s The Hour Magazine, Nicola has since planned and produced over 200 experience-rich weddings for discerning couples from Detroit, Chicago, New York, and beyond. She hones in on the details that others often overlook, always remains calm in the eye of the storm, and goes weak in the knees for a great love story, a good gin and tonic, and the look on a couple’s face when they walk into their venue and see their vision brought to life.  Meet the rest of the Detroit wedding planners team below. 

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Genavieve Cox

Genavieve’s experience with event coordinating came from a natural love for detail, organization, and planning. Her background is in business and relationship management which aids is the overall experience for couples and logistics of the event. Genavieve’s favorite part of a wedding is the set up. She loves seeing all of the months of design planning come together; watching a vision come to life!

Courtney Giard

Courtney brings a bright and energetic spirit to the team that gives clients an amazing experience from start to finish. After getting to know a couple so well for months, she loves hearing the toasts to the bride and groom on their wedding day.