Our Founder

Lauren Hines

An event planning pioneer who defined what was next, refined the voice of modern luxury, and transformed the entire industry.

Lauren Hines

CWP, The Bridal Society
Howard University, Business Administration with Concentration in Hospitality Management 

Lauren is passionate about the beauty of true love and showing that special love in weddings. As the creator and partner of numerous events-based and bridal initiatives, Lauren has been planning weddings since 2009 and is the founder of brands  GetWedForLess.comⓇ (a resource site for affordable weddings) and Atlanta Wedding and Event  Professionals (an events industry production and networking organization) and the creator of The WeddinatorⓇ mobile wedding planning app. 

In her personal time, Lauren enjoys doing ministry at her local church and doing physical training. Her most fulfilling roles are that of wife to her best friend and business partner Terrence and mother to three inspiring, brilliant children. Lauren’s work has been featured in Essence, The Budget Savvy Bride, BlackBride.com, Modern Luxury Weddings, The Daily Herald, Washington Informer, The Baltimore Times, We Rise and Shine, techsytalk, and other respected media platforms.

Our Core Values: Integrity, Service & Excellence

Hospitality is in our blood. The enjoyable experience our clients receive is of the utmost importance to us.  With an average of over 10 years’ experience in the events industry, your qualified, devoted team of professional event planners and producers at Hinesmark delivers the highest echelon of service and excellence for YOUR special occasion.

What Sets Us Apart

INTEGRITY - We do what we say, and you can trust us with the most important aspects of your significant moments. We are committed to you and what is important to you - from inception through to completion. We believe integrity is being who we say we are and doing what we say we’ll do, and are honored to partner with you for your memorable occasion.

Creativity + Resourcefulness

With any significant moment, we understand you need to make sure its memorable.  We execute flawless events with a knack for creative ingenuity that will leave your guests talking about “your perfect day” for years to come.  Our team customizes every experience to your budget and your expectation and are excited about meeting your creative needs and challenges with a can-do spirit and proven track record.

Experience + Dedicated Service

There will never be a doubt in your mind about our attention and care about what is important to you.  We recognize and appreciate that every event, every client carries with it its own vision with its own unique needs.  You can have full faith knowing your team of qualified planners is effectively handling details - seen and unseen - at every juncture.

Gratitude + Joy

We know with the other options out there, we do not take your trust in us to deliver for granted.  You can always expect stellar, professional attitudes and prompt attention.
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