I’m a hopeless romantic. Always have been, always will be. I’m the type that will listen to every detail about “how you met” and “how he proposed” - I LOVE IT. I eat it up! Tell me more! I was lucky enough to star in my own love story when I married my best friend, my college sweetheart, Matthew Mines. My greatest accomplishment yet. The best day of my life. Through the support of my incredible husband, friends and family, Roots to Stems was born out of pure grit, determination, and passion for BIG LOVE, like the love I found, with a goal of bringing those love stories to life. My background in creative writing and journalism sparked a deep passion for storytelling which I’ve brought into every aspect of my business. My goal in working with every couple is to ensure I break surface level to truly understand them, from their roots to their stems. My hope is to continue on my purpose-driven mission of diving deep into storytelling, designing and working with incredible couples to plan weddings strongly rooted in their love — a day that could only be their own.
The people I meet! This is the BEST part of the job. I love meeting new brides and grooms who are passionate about their love and making sure their day reflects who they are as a couple. I like to break surface level with my couples, not just "checking the boxes" but rather bringing intricate pieces of their story to life through their special day. Every love story is unique and so should the wedding day!
"We've just started our wedding planning adventure with Roots to Stems! There are not enough words to describe the unparalleled service we've already received from Alayna. She has been in contact with us not monthly, not weekly, but daily! She wants her brides to feel special and it most definitely shows. If we've had questions along the way, they have been answered promptly and professionally. I truly do not believe there is such a thing as a "bad question" with Alayna. Questions come up, A LOT. Especially when you're a new bride on the wedding scene! She works tirelessly to provide you with the best service possible. If on the rare occasion she doesn't have an answer to your question, she won't stop until she can give you one! 10/10 times she's delivered exactly what we've asked for, if not something better. When you're hiring wedding vendors, you're looking for someone who truly cares about your special day. Someone who can achieve your wedding dreams in every aspect. Rest assured, with Roots to Stems you will achieve all of the above. It's difficult to imagine someone who cares about your wedding just as much if, dare I even say it, maybe even... MORE than you, right? But work with Alayna and you'll see how this is possible. She truly cares about her couples from their Roots to their Stems and provides them a white-glove experience. We are so beyond happy with our decision to have Roots to Stems at the forefront of our planning, and have no doubts that our day will be even more magical because of their involvement! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts" ~ Alayna!