Have you ever fallen down the Pinterest rabbit hole? Fallen absolutely in love with an image only to find out you have no idea how to recreate the look or that it’s way out of your budget? Well, at Parsimony Inspired, we have your back! Parsimony Inspired is a daily inspiration site geared toward the everyday bride and groom. We’re lovers of all things pretty, but realize that most people can’t afford a $3,000 flower arch for their wedding! Our passion is giving you the power to recreate the themes that you love on an everyday budget. Whether it be wedding planning, those little decor details, fashion, beauty, or even entertaining, we’re here to simplify and make your dreams attainable, because everyone deserves to live their best life, regardless of their budget!
Parsimony Inspired reaches readers around the world and has received praise from major publications including Wedding Flowers, Her Campus and Wedding Chicks.
Cheers to creating events that leave lasting memories for you and meaningful experiences for your guests!
Owner & Creative Director
Melissa began dreaming of starting an event planning business back in 2009. After many years of toying with the idea and slowly building piece by piece the elements that she thought could make a chic, creative and enduring venture she quietly launched Parsimony Inspired in 2012.
Graduating from University of Massachusetts with a degree in English, she found herself being presented with an amazing opportunity of working for a leading organization in the non-profit sector. Over the years, her work gradually moved into event production and she found that she excelled in this work. Melissa has over 10 years of experience in consulting, planning and coordinating events on a corporate level.
After planning her wedding, Melissa realized that her unique background in producing art and cultural events had given her an eye for detail that made her a perfect fit for special occasion event design and planning. When she is not planning, creating or obsessing over the latest looks, you can find her digging through flea markets. searching for treasures.
Growing up, Jill always dreamed of working in the wedding industry. After meeting Melissa in 2015 and learning about Parsimony Inspired, she knew that it was something she needed to be a part of. Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the spring of 2016, Jill was excited to officially become a member of the Parsimony Inspired team!
With a background in writing and marketing, Jill enjoys creating new content for our readers as well as working to improve our branding and marketing strategies. Through her experiences with Parsimony, she has become even more adventurous with her DIY projects and thoroughly enjoys spending her weekends getting her hands dirty with projects to share with readers!
Editorial & Marketing Assistant
From a young age Shaye has had a passion for all things wedding related. In her childhood she dreamed of designing wedding dresses but as she got older she decided to use her creative talents in other ways. After working at a bridal boutique selling wedding dresses in high school, she was sure that the wedding industry was one that excited her to be a part of. She is currently a rising Senior at UMass Amherst majoring in Marketing and has used her knowledge to contribute to Parsimony’s social platforms throughout her college years. Currently she specializes in creating blog articles, social media content and even dabbles in photography!