Handley McCrory, Owner & Founder
Owner and Founder Handley McCrory is a Mountain Brook, Alabama native who has always had dreams of one day owning her own event planning company. She attended the College of Charleston and the University of Alabama where she studied Interior Design and Event Planning. All through college Handley held jobs working within the wedding industry. It was when she was working with World Renowned Florist Sybil Sylvester that she truly fell in love with weddings and the design process. After college she returned to Birmingham to work as the Senior Event Coordinator for a wedding venue. After spending time planning any and all events at that venue, she was able to confidently carry out her dream of starting her own company. Thus, in 2014 Handley Breaux Designs was born. Handley strives to provide her clients with a full experience -- how the lighting, the architecture of the space, the florals, and all of the details come together to create a mood that accurately reflects the client's personality. Not one to overlook any detail, Handley prides herself in meticulously carrying out every event with grace and ease.
In her sparse spare time, Handley can be found enjoying time with family and friends or catching a workout class. A self proclaimed ‘foodie’ she frequents all of Frank Stitt’s restaurants and gets a thrill of trying to recreate some of his dishes at home. Her passion for travel is represented in her creative design plans that she presents to clients. She truly finds inspiration everywhere!
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Clay Greene, Executive Planner
Clay Greene is also a Birmingham, Alabama native. She studied history at Auburn University, and upon graduating moved back to her hometown. Clay became involved in the event world after working for a music booking agency specializing in mostly weddings. While working with them, she fell in love with the special event industry! She has been an events director for a number of different venues in the Birmingham area. After getting to know a number of people in the industry, and working as an events director at Avondale Brewing Co., she knew that this is exactly what she wanted to do. Clay's years of experience and knowledge of the area are such an added asset to our team!
After spending three years as an Associate Planner on the HBD team, Clay has grown to assume an Executive Planner position. She has such a gift for forming lasting relationships with her clients, and puts so much love into creating their most special days.
On her off days, Clay enjoys hanging out with her husband Mac and their two children Ellie & Davis and pup Pansy.
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Mackenzie Townsen is a Houston, Texas native now living in Birmingham. Prior to working for Handley Breaux Designs she interned with a luxury event planner in Houston. She studied Human Development at The University of Alabama, and upon graduation started working for us here at HBD. Mackenzie has always loved weddings and events and after working a wedding day here in Birmingham, she knew this was the right place for her!
On her off days, Mackenzie enjoys hanging out with friends and her boyfriend Hunter, and their two Labrador puppies Cash and Jax.
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