“She designed a life she loved.” ― Kobi Yamada


Considered an enthusiastic entrepreneur in the wedding industry since 2009, Chelsea LaVere started as the eyes and heart behind Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots. She is now retired as a full-time wedding photographer and is currently the leading lady as founder and editor-in-chief of Virginia’s #1 wedding blog, Tidewater and Tulle, as well as a founding co-owner of Aisle Society, an innovative website and online wedding media collective of 30+ of the top wedding blogs from all over the world. She has spoken at The Special Event Conference, NACE Richmond, ILEA Hampton Roads and has appeared on Daytime TV Blue Ridge, HoneyBook, Southern Living Magazine, Travel Channel, and others.

Her other life passions are mental health advocacy, education, women's equality, and celiac awareness.

When she has a spare moment away from the office, she loves to travel, search out the best gluten-free food, and quietly relax at home with her husband Rusty and their three cats: Pickles Barrington, Marmalade O’Hoolihan, and Anchovy Evans.

Chelsea is based in Williamsburg, VA and is available for travel. You can reach her at: chelsea@tidewaterandtulle.com.