Meet The Team

Tracy Taylor Ward Design plans, designs and produces exceptional events throughout the world. Our award-winning firm has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Town & Country and Brides, to name a few. With offices in New York City and South Florida, the TTWD team strives to exceed your expectations and deliver an unparalleled experience every step of the way. Developing warm relationships with our clients is paramount to our planning process. To learn more about each member of Team TTWD please read below!


Owner and Creative Director

The Founder and creative visionary behind TTWD, Tracy is known for her discerning eye, precise attention to detail and her sophisticated aesthetic.

Passionate about understated luxury, Tracy began her career 18 years ago as an interior designer, drawn not only to creating gorgeous spaces but also soothing, comfortable environments; a style she describes as “effortless elegance.” In addition to her residential work, Tracy was co-host of the hit HGTV design series, Freestyle.

It was planning and designing her own wedding in 2010—with her husband Matt creating the invitations and reception stationery—that sparked her career pivot. Friends requested that Tracy and Matt bring that same magic to their events and TTWD was born.

With a background rooted in the arts (singing commercials as a child and later co-founding an a cappella group while studying law at Northwestern University), Tracy strives to design events that are not only breathtakingly beautiful, but which also feature exceptional music and entertainment, ensuring every event is both extraordinarily fun and an experience that will never be forgotten.


Software Developer and Graphic Artist

Matthew is TTWD’s graphic design and illustration guru and the visionary behind our custom stationery brand, Paper With Benefits. A self-described font nerd, Matthew is passionate about translating a client’s aesthetic and interests into beautiful printed materials. Matthew is a master at pairing print methods, typesetting, and artwork with the perfect layout and paper for an outstanding result. He is also the software development genius behind TTWD’s proprietary organizational tools, keeping clients on target, informed, and the planning process moving forward beautifully.


Associate Event Planner

Always positive and incredibly prepared, Jaci is committed to keeping our events organized and on-schedule. She is a Texas native and former Event Manager at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Jaci’s previous experience handling over 120 events a year— from galas to intimate weddings—has given her in-depth knowledge of how to produce a successful event. Jaci’s favorite aspect of her job? Forming positive relationships with our clients.


Day-of Stylist

Brenna began her career as the first intern for TTWD nine years ago and is now a trusted Day-of-Stylist. During an event Brenna can be found assisting the photographer with setting-up and styling detail shots, as well as providing emergency alterations and tailoring, should they be needed. She can be relied upon to ensure that the bridal party remains on schedule and looks impeccable, too.


Day-of Coordinator

Samantha’s extensive experience working with top venues and vendors servicing both fashion and wedding events on a global scale has primed her for her work with TTWD. Her time spent at a luxury fashion house producing external and internal events, managing high-profile guest lists, vendors, timelines and budgets has made her fastidious in her attention to detail— both in terms of decor and keeping everyone on schedule.


Day-Of Coordinator

Kate is our go-to for all things venue and vendor-related on event days, making sure both are in-sync and on time. She honed her extensive knowledge of catering service and venue management through her work at top New York City restaurants and hotels. A Long Island native, Kate’s favorite moment of every event is cocktail hour: “Guests have an opportunity to gush about how beautiful the ceremony was, while anticipating the party and celebration to come.”


Day-Of Coordinator

Always prepared, Emilie is known for going the extra mile for our clients and promises to do whatever is needed to make the day run smoothly. Emilie fell in love with all things wedding-related during her years spent working in Public Relations & Brand Marketing at The Knot Worldwide. For Emilie, the most exciting moment is seeing well-crafted ideas become reality. “I love getting to know our clients and ultimately seeing Tracy’s visions come to life in a way that’s incredibly personalized.”


Day-Of Coordinator

Megan’s warmth and attention to detail has helped her become a valued member of Team TTWD. Her experience working for The National Dance Alliance, executing dance team competitions and camps, has provided insight into the essentials of running seamless large-scale events and inspired her career path. For Megan, the highlight of every celebration is when guests and hosts start dancing. “Those moments of bliss are so special.”


Day-Of Coordinator

At any event, Lizzie is often seen collaborating with the team of vendors to problem solve, think creatively and highlight every gorgeous detail. Clients can count on Lizzie for her optimism, willingness to help wherever she is needed, and her ability to keep up with the fast pace of every event.


Day-Of Coordinator

Kimberly is our logistics guru, able to keep everything proceeding exactly as planned and envisioned. She is known for being calm under pressure with the ability to quickly resolve potential issues. Formerly, an Experience Design Coordinator for PRA Events, she began her career planning and overseeing a range of celebrations, from intimate gatherings to week-long incentive trips for over three thousand guests. She prides herself on striving for perfection—and fun—for every event.


Day-Of Stylist

A former Art Director at Martha Stewart Weddings, Laura brings her keen eye and attention to detail to make sure all aspects of your event look perfect and timeless. She works closely with photographers ensuring every shot is captured beautifully. As an event stylist, she prides herself on making sure that not a single fork or flower is out of place.


Social Media and Events Intern

As the TTWD social media intern, Leah is responsible for managing our numerous social platforms and company branding across channels. A former Event Assistant at The Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui, Leah is drawn to her role in creating once-in-a-lifetime moments that clients and guests will always remember. She has mastered anticipating clients’ needs and being able to deliver. Leah relies on her positive energy and boundless enthusiasm to handle any situation.

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