Melissa Hislop -  Floral Assistant

I have always loved flowers, and after working as a florist's assistant I made it a hobby of mine to make corsages and boutonnières for school dances and helping friends and family with wedding flowers. I love creating with lots of different mediums and have started to love gardening. I currently live in Layton with my husband and 3 daughters


  • Favorite flower - Calla Lily
  • Favorite color - Yellow
  • Fun fact about me - I play the cello and am reteaching myself how to play the piano





Hello! Meet our team...


Miranda Lees - Event Coordinator
I have a background in catering, which is what sparked my interest in wedding planning. I joined the team at Wedding Expectations in 2016 as an intern, then became an assistant coordinator within a few months.  My favorite things about this job are the details and organization that it takes to create an event. I live in Saratoga Springs with my family and currently attend UVU as a Communications Major. My hobbies include rock climbing and photography.


  • Favorite part of a wedding day - My favorite part of the wedding day is right before the bride walks down the aisle. In those last few seconds, the hustle and bustle of preparation stops, as we meet the climax of months of planning. As I watch the bride and groom take one last deep breath before it all begins, I witness the very instant two people walk into their future together. That's a moment of sheer joy.
  • Favorite flower - Peony or Dahlia
  • Favorite color - Crimson
  • Fun fact about me - I once had a pet sting ray

Rebecca Thomas - Founder , Senior Consultant & Lead Designer
I began my career as a wedding planner in 2007, a few years after planning my own wedding, and completing training through the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants.  My detail oriented personality and organization skills helped to play big part in discovering this passion.  When I am not planning weddings I am spending time with my daughter and 3 dachshunds in Farmington. We love going camping in the summer and traveling to new places, my favorite place I've traveled to is Hawaii.​ 


  • Favorite part of a wedding day - When I fluff the bride's train and send her down the aisle to meet her groom, because then I can take a deep breath and enjoy the moment we have all gathered for; to witness two people's love for each other.
  • Favorite flower -  Iris 
  • Favorite color - Purple
  • Fun fact about me - I am a pescatarian (only eat fish),  and I once had 5 pet rats!

Leigh Anne Thomas - Floral Designer

Being Rebecca's mother, I have been helping since the beginning, mostly with wedding day setup over the years.  When she began the floral side of the business she asked me to help with that, knowing I have a passion for plants and flowers. I have since taken some classes in floral design and am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge. My hobbies include photography and arts and crafts, and spending time with my grand daughter. 


  • Favorite part of a wedding day - Right after the couple says I do and they walk back down the aisle together hand in hand as husband and wife.
  • Favorite flower - Roses
  • Favorite color - Black
  • Fun fact about me - I have traveled all over the world, and lived in Germany for 3 years 

Kristi Harmon - Coordinator and Floral Assistant

I discovered a love of weddings after planning weddings for family and friends. I have a background in floral design as well as interior decorating/design. I love turning a client's vision of their wedding into a reality; the finished product is extremely satisfying! I live in Layton and enjoy hand lettering, crafting, decorating and spending time with my family.


  • Favorite Flower: White hydrangea and Sherbet Peony
  • Favorite color: pale pink
  • Fun Fact: I love to continuously expand my knowledge and skills in every aspect of my life. I am always engaged in learning something new!