Our Team

We are so lucky to have a team comprised of four event coordinators and four assistant coordinators with 100+ weddings under our belts. 

 
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Christine Greenberg, boss lady

Christine met her very first bride in 2011 when she leased her an apartment in Richmond. The bride needed a temporary home because her fiance was in a medically-induced coma awaiting a heart transplant. So, she uprooted her life in Chicago to move to Richmond and be near her loved one. Christine bonded with her immediately as she had just lost her fiance the month before to brain cancer.

A bond was created and planning a wedding was a good distraction for both of them. A year later, the groom had a new heart and had made a full recovery, ready to greet his new wife as she walked down the aisle at Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyard in Charlottesville. And a career for Christine was born.

36 weddings later in 2014, Christine opened a bridal boutique with her mother called Urban Set Bride and still continues to plan weddings along with her team.

In 2016, Christine and her husband, Lenny, welcomed their baby boy Ellis into the world. 

At the start of 2017, Christine and her team have coordinated 92 weddings with 33 more booked for the year. 

Ciera pope
lead coordinator

Ciera was the first person Christine trusted to join the Wood Grain & Lace family in the summer of 2014. She has since coordinated over 20 weddings and events on her own and helps train our new staff. She holds an extensive background in sales and customer service, and has over a decade of planning and coordinating experience.

Ciera has planned and executed the logistics for public relations events such as press releases for up and coming designers and grand openings for local restaurants. As a Merchandising graduate of VCU she, and colleagues, produced the very first fashion show to be hosted at the newest atrium of the VMFA. During undergrad, she joined the team of RVA Fashion Week as a stylist, and later participated as a Board Member for four years, holding roles such as Trunk Show Director and Model Manager.

 Ciera prides herself on having strong organizational skills and being an efficient multi-tasker. In addition to being the lead coordinator, she owns and operates Champagne and Cabanas Travel offering travel planning services for clients and those interested in escaping the norms of every day life. Ciera always pays attention to the small details and executing a theme is where she naturally excels.

Ciera enjoys impulsive travel, winery tours, everything about Asian cuisine and spending time with friends and family.

Ciera averages 15-18 events per year. 

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Heather kemman
event coordinator

Heather joined our team in the summer of 2015 as an intern and has far exceeded our expectations. She has already done 8 events on her own and has a hefty schedule for 2017.

With a background as a Craft Service Professional and Art Director in the film world,Heather strives to brings a creative and organized approach to event planning. Bringing her experience of executing large projects and focus, her goal is to see your vision shine!

Educated in Journalism, English and Art History at Randolph Macon and VCU on a swimming scholarship she fell into film work in 2011 and has freelanced since. Lover of good food, cake icing, all the top 40 hits of the 1990's and especially books.

Heather has lived in Richmond since 2003 and met her partner here in 2011. They live in Montrose and have a happy little girl who loves the water like her mom and dancing to the Beach Boys! She loves to see family come together and hopes to share in the joy of your big day.

Heather joined our team in Spring 2015 and has assisted with each of our coordinators on multiple events. She coordinated her first wedding on her own in April 2016 and hit the ground running, becoming a clear leader in the event world. She is now juggling 15 events per year, just like the veterans. 

keneil rainey
event Coordinator

Keneil began a part-time wedding coordinator role with Wood Grain & Lace in March 2015, after Christine and Ciera saw her modeling in an LGBT fashion show. Her huge grin and charisma, coupled with her love of event planning made her a perfect fit for our growing team, where she has assisted with over 15 events. In May 2016, she successfully, and independently coordinated her first event.

After earning her associates degree in Business Management from SUNY Delhi, Keneil went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Resort Management from Saint Paul's College. As a student-athlete, and member of student government, Keneil was often responsible for planning social events on campus. She credits this experience with the discovery of her affinity for event coordination. 

Wedding coordination has given Keneil a creative outlet from her full time job as a Customer Service Team Leader for Capital One. Keneil's gifts of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, concept design and enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for exceptional relationship management with our clients. Her patience, compassion, and sense of humor help provide the perfect balance to any bride. She has been a great addition to the Wood Grain & Lace family. 

In her spare time, Keneil can be found practicing her culinary talents, hosting friends and family at her home in Richmond, or playing with her rescue puppy Lucy. She is currently coordinating her own events while continuing to assist other coordinators throughout 2017.