Watermark Weddings is an Atlanta based wedding planning, designing and coordinating company that was founded in New Orleans in 1994 by Lisanne McDearman. What began with just one person rapidly developed into a multi-person team. Our team can quickly handle your consulting requests, engage in very thorough planning with your vendors and give you the comfort of knowing that the most important day of your life is not in just one person's hands. We are licensed and insured.

We have assisted hundreds of very satisfied clients over the years and we invite you to read their testimonials.


Lisanne McDearman
Owner
Wedding Consultant




Katie Boteler
Wedding Consultant






Lisanne is a New Orleans native who moved to Atlanta after earning a BS in Accounting from Tulane University. While in college she served as social chair for her sorority, Chi Omega. She quickly involved herself in the Atlanta community by volunteering through the Junior League, the DAR and Colonial Dames. Having a fondness for Europe, she joined Alliance Francais to continue her study of the French language and has organized several weddings in France.


Katie is an Atlanta native who earned a BA in English Literature at the University of Georgia. After spending 18 months studying French language and culture in Paris, she returned to the States and joined the Watermark team in 2001. Katie's hobbies include travelling, reading and spending time with her husband and two young children.

"Weddings are a special event in the lives of our clients. It is my pleasure to help make their wedding day even more wonderful than they could have imagined." ~ Katie Boteler




Andrea Raiford
Senior Associate
Wedding Consultant




Macie Thompson
Senior Associate
Wedding Consultant



Joxie Nguyen
Associate Wedding
Consultant













Ruthie Sheppard
Associate Wedding
Consultant







Lindsay Sims
Associate Wedding
Consultant







Jessica Blunt
Associate Wedding
Consultant











Courtney Guary
Associate Wedding
Consultant
Andrea is an Atlanta native, who graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management. Through her experiences with the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and the Georgia State Games she honed her event management skills, but soon realized her passion for more elegant and meaningful events after assisting with the weddings of numerous family and friends. She is dedicated to organization and detail, and strives to make every event a memory in the making.


Macie is an Atlanta native who graduated from Auburn University in 2006 with a BA in French. While at Auburn she was an active member of Gamma Phi Beta. Macie is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta; she is currently serving as the JLA Ball Chair Elect with past positions as the Events Coordinator for the Fund Development Team and the Community Events Director for the Community Council.



Joxie was born and raised in Vietnam, but spent much of her early years living abroad in Singapore and the UK before coming to the US to pursue her degree in Business and Culinary Management at the Art Institute of Atlanta. While at the Art Institute, Joxie's classmates often elected her to coordinate class events and she served as the manager for their Senior Practicum project. Since graduating, Joxie has realized her passion lies with event management and coordination. She has an uncanny knack for keeping everything in-line and moving smoothly. Most recently Joxie has honed her skills at the Capital City Club in downtown Atlanta as the Catering Specialist Assistant in training. Joxie's breadth of knowledge includes the achievement of Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level Two International Certification. Her event management and catering experience will ensure your wedding runs smoothly and is the most wonderful day of your life.


Ruthie is an Atlanta native who graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Marketing and also received instruction in hospitality and event planning. Since graduating from GSU she worked as a production assistant for a destination management company and a special events planner at a premiere event venue in Atlanta. She has planned and executed many events from birthday parties, non-profit fundraisers, weddings, and more. Ruthie has a passion for event planning and making every event special. She is committed to making each wedding a lifetime memory for not only the bride and groom, but the guests as well.


Lindsay is an eastern North Carolina native, but has considered Georgia her second home since attending the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her degree in Interior Design. After moving to Atlanta to pursue her interior design career, she curiously dived into the event industry to explore her passion for making people happy. She worked as a sales and design assistant to one of the most distinguished event designers in Atlanta and she is now proud to be a part of the Watermark team as a wedding consultant intern. Lindsay's eye for detail and her delight in building personal client relationships drives her to create flawless and memorable events!


Jessica is a California native who moved to Atlanta to expand her knowledge and experience in the luxury hotel industry.  Her growth in Five Star and Five Diamond hotels has made it possible for her to assist in many beautiful weddings, private parties and corporate events, sparking her interest in event planning. Jessica started planning private parties and weddings for close friends, and soon discovered a true passion in helping to create such momentous occasions. With her vast hospitality experience, she is determined to go above and beyond to ensure that all of your needs are met on your special day. Jessica is actively involved in the Atlanta community by volunteering with Buckhead Angels, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and the Bigger Picture project. She is also currently pursuing her BA in Public Relations at Kennesaw State University.


Courtney is an Alabama native, she graduated from Troy State with her BS in Psychology. Over the years Courtney gained a passion for helping others plan and execute events. After graduation she moved to the Atlanta area to pursue her passion for Event and Wedding Planning. Courtney is eager to help and assist in any way.