about this little pineapple
Elle Ellinghaus began wedding planning & designing in 2006 as a young woman with a dream and her sketchpad. In 2010 Elle Ellinghaus Designs became official and that pink pineapple grew to become a well- known and respected force in the wedding industry- designing sophisticated
events from California to the Caribbean, New Orleans to New York. Their award winning reputation, sophisticated style, and down-to-earth, fun way of planning led to clients asking them to plan their social events; memorable 1st-75th birthday parties, extravagant showers, debutante teas & balls, anniversary parties with a twist, and more.
Elle wanted to bring the same "Southernly Sophisticated" style in EED into non-wedding events to create the same wow-factors in petit soirees. Elle's long time Wedding Styler & Producer, Chatara, is the lead designer at LPP bringing social events into a league of their own. With a bow atop the same pink pineapple, Southern charm bursting at the seams, darling designs, and a lead stylist who has her fashion degree from Los Angeles, LPP has become a sought after design studio for petit events with attitude & sense of high style.
"I wanted an event that had every detail thought of, every need of the guests taken care of, that was beyond beautiful & incredibly unique decor. most of all I wanted guests to not wait to be able to come to our next party! this is the definition of LPP in the dictionary. Chatara was a dream to work with and can't wait until the next time!
-Mary Timbers Laker, Debutante Ball 2017
Elle thinks a Draper James dress can fix any bad day, almost everything she owns is embroidered with monograms and is a Southern Belle at heart. Elle is married to her prince charming, is an obsessed Momma to their strawberry-blonde little girl and lives happily ever after in the Southern style home she designed in 2015--complete with donkeys in the backyard and toddler-sized riding boots in their mudroom.
Wedding Planning is Elle's heart & soul, and the company she started from scratch almost a decade ago blossomed into love story. She is honored to speak about and mentor other small businesses when she is not designing events. Le Petit Pineapple was something she always wanted to create because even though LPP events are sophisticated, creativity can reach new level of fun details. She works with a limited number of clients at LPP directly, but mostly her amazing designer, Chatara, leads the way in the planning for the amazing soirees!
OWNER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ELLE ELLINGHAUS DESIGNS & LE PETIT PINEAPPLE
Chatara, or you can call her Shea for short. When she is not designing, check your local bakery or a fashion boutique because this stylish girl comes with a pastry obsession and a love of tassel or fringe on pretty much anything. Shea is extremely passionate about the way a piece of decor, accessory, or fabric can compliment a look and the way adding a color to a palette can transform an entire design. She has her Fashion Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and is a incredible creative who appreciates high style and bringing every aspect into events.
Chatara has been on the Elle Ellinghaus Designs team for years as a stylist, coordinator & producer of weddings and photo shoots, and she is the guru that takes details to the next level. LPP's lead designer position was made for Chatara's creativity so when LPP started, Elle asked and she said, "Yes!" While most LPP clients work directly with Chatara, Elle & Chatara are always behind the scenes designing and brainstorming together in the studio on each event!
SENIOR EVENT PLANNER + LEAD DESIGNER: LE PETIT PINEAPPLE
"...NOTHING IS MORE SWEET, THAN A
PETIT LITTLE FETE..."
Le Petit Pineapple offers planning and design of events of all kinds
Baby & Bridal Showers
Debutante Balls & Events
Editorial & Photo Shoot Concept & Styling
Birthdays, Anniversary, Graduation, Celebrations
Petit Elopement Wedding Design Packages
Day of & Month of Coordination of Petit Weddings
Pricing varies per event's extravagance, guest count and type. Please contact us for more information.
Though each event is unique, on average LPP charges an $2,500 flat fee with an additional hourly rate for our service.
If Chatara and Elle are both unavailable, EED ladies, Jillian and Maureen are always happy to plan petit little fetes!