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!

Tracy

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 19 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 as a pre-law student 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.

Matt

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.

Emilie

Senior Event Producer and Marketing Manager

Always polished and five steps ahead, Emilie is known for going the extra mile for our clients and promises to do whatever is needed to make the planning process and event 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.”

Sophie

Associate Event Producer

After planning luxury weddings in California, Sophie joined TTWD to lead our West Coast projects while bringing her knowledge and creativity to our East Coast team! Sophie is known for her positive outlook, ability to connect with clients, and quick problem-solving skills. For Sophie, the beauty of an event is making it an unforgettable memory for every guest. “There is nothing sweeter than incredible experiences that lead to treasured memories among family and friends.”

Jaci

On-Site Coordinator

Wonderfully positive and incredibly prepared, Jaci is committed to keeping our events organized and on-schedule. She is a Texas native, residing in Dallas with 5 years of experience from working events at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Jaci’s experience handling over 120 events a year— from galas to intimate weddings—at the garden’s has given her in-depth knowledge of how to produce a successful event. Jaci’s favorite aspect of her job? Making our clients planning process super relaxing and so much more fun.

Megan

On-Site 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. “The energy and joy are electric.”

Lauren

On-Site Coordinator

Lauren developed her passion for events while working in public relations at The Knot Worldwide and in her previous work in the television industry on the sets of events such as The Grammy Awards, Times Square New Year’s Eve, and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She is detail-oriented, a problem solver, and always warm and upbeat. She loves the fast pace of events and the opportunity to help create unforgettable moments for clients.

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