Andy D. is founder of Elegance & Grace Weddings, an award winning planning and design firm in New England. She is passionate about advocating for strong women who want to start their event businesses.

“I think that Andy’s knowledge and expertise as a planner is invaluable to the attendees”
– Beth Chapman, Wedding Stylist

Andy believes that taking control of yourself and your career are the first steps to turning your passions into a business that you can take pride in and one that makes you happy. Andy is a strong entrepreneur who inspires you to walk out of complacency; She knows how important it is to live every day with purpose and is passionate about sharing her tried and true experiences. She is a survivor in both personal and professional life and she is no stranger to hard work and dedication. She believes falling apart is how you grow and succeed. She is well known for her luxury planning and design talents, but with a lot of heart and courage she has been transitioning into the teacher and mentor she was born to be. Andy has unprecedented leadership skills and loves nothing more than a good challenge. She is a powerhouse full of energy and tackles most projects that excite her. And if that is not all, she is a wife and mother of 4 kids – 3 girls and 1 boy. She loves her family and they are the closest thing to her heart. They motivate her to stay strong when things are tough and she knows that happiness starts at home.

Along with her luxury wedding business, she is a mentor and teacher. Andy runs Elite Workshops to cultivate community and encourage industry hopefuls and professionals to be unique.


“Andy, You are a fantastic speaker and presenter,you speak from the heart and it really fosters that connection.”
– Jen, Workshop Attendee

If your organization, association, and or university is looking for an outgoing experienced speaker, Andy is available. She loves to inspire her audience. She is authentic, bright, colorful, and relatable while speaking about her experiences and sharing her accomplishments.

Some past speaking engagements include:

  • Johnson and Whales University RI
  • Newbury College (Hospitality Issues classes) Brookline, MA
  • Newbury College (Keynote speaker at their career day) Brookline, Ma
  • Lasell College (Hospitality Day) Main break-out session presenter (Newton, MA)
  • Elite Workshop Producer and Presenter

Upcoming speaking engagements:

  • Women’s Symposium Worcester St University Worcester, MA – 9/22/2016
  • Women’s Leadership Network (Hill Holiday, Boston Ma) – 10/5/16

Topics include:

  • Work harder not smarter – Utilizing this strategy to complete projects
  • Build trust and tribe – Gaining a newfound community that supports and brings positivity to your business
  • Money, money, money – How to charge your value and not feel guilty
  • Expectation poison –  How setting reasonable expectations can help build a stronger business.

Andy, would love the opportunity to speak at your next event. Please contact for additional information and speaking fees.




Mission statement: Making you a priority means you will be happier, stronger, and more profitable!

A note from Andy herself: After over a decade in the wedding business, suffice to say, I’ve picked up a few tricks of the trade and I want to share them with you. With compassionate understanding for the process, I have created a program that connects you with your inner planner and reveals how I make my events memorable.

“A million thanks to you Andrea for helping me step outside my comfort zone. Now I’m off to get my first client.”
– Allison, Mentor Student

Andrea D. combines her mastery of luxury special events and unparalleled teaching credentials to help you gain knowledge and insight into a very competitive industry. As founder of Elegance & Grace Weddings, Andy D., and Elite Workshop, Andrea has taught and mentored hundreds of students across the world who have a desire to work in special events. Andrea offers two comprehensive coaching programs that will fit your needs. She will customize a program for you that will enhance your skills and identify with your niche. Whether you a exploring a profession or looking to acquire new skills, Andrea’s programs will assist you in your career journey.

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To learn more about pursuing a coaching program with Andrea, please send a private email or call the office at 781 608-1094 to set up a free initial consultation to determine if this is a good fit.