With over a decade of combined experience, the team at Pure Luxe Bride has designed, planned, and executed over 200 luxury weddings in Charleston, each tailored to the couple’s style and vision.  Adopting a synergistic approach to boutique wedding planning, Pure Luxe Bride is a planning duo that collaborates on every event, indulging each client with the benefit of unparalleled service and undivided attention of two wedding professionals. 


Meet Francesca - Owner, Wedding Planner

Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer founded Pure Luxe Bride in 2009.  A Pennsylvania native and daughter of a restauranteur, 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’s of Science in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.


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Meet Blake - Wedding Planner

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 ensures that every Pure Luxe Bride wedding is an iconic experience. 

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


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