Welcome to Southern Magnolias, a full-service wedding and event planning company. We are Ainsley and Bethany Laven, as sister team serving central Illinois and all of its gorgeous surround areas! Ever since we were young, we have been inseparable- we even moved in together after university! After a year of dreaming about running a business together, we opened up our labor of love, Southern Magnolias. Together, the two of us create the perfect pair. Our mix of creativity and organization make us your ultimate planning dream team! Ainsley is the queen of logistics, details, and creating personalized touches; Bethany is master of design, artistic flair, and has a knack for checking this off the to-do list. We compliment each other like peanut butter and jelly! We are so thrilled to get to know each of our clients to consistently create memorable, personalized events! Our passion is simple: We want to make your dreams a reality.