Jill Vidal Raines, CPCE
Chief Linen Wrangler and Owner

Jill is originally from College Station and moved to Houston when she got a job with Pfizer. She loves that Houston has no zoning laws! EB has such a wide variety of linens, but her favorite has to be the Glacial Block. This linen reminds her of her sons who enjoy their freedom of playing the game Minecraft until fatigued. If Jill was not our Queen of Linens, she would be a Flood Insurance Adjuster or a Prison Inmate. If she could be anywhere in the world, she would be at home or a theme park.

Fun Fact: 90% of her home furniture is currently inflatable.


Michell Henry
Director of Operations

Michell has lived in the Houston area all her life, having grown up in Aldine. She attended Lone Star College and Sam Houston State University. Michell likes a rustic, elegant look, one of her favorite linens is the Grace Damask! In her free time, you can find her watching her two boys playing baseball and golf, or out on the lake.


Courtney Richmond
Senior Office and Design Maestro

As an Air Force kid, Courtney moved around a lot but would call Wichita, Kansas her hometown. She came to Houston because of her husband’s job and loves that there is so much to do here! There are so many great linens, but her favorites are the Crimson Glitz or Cranberry Velvet. Courtney is so caring, so she would be a nanny or a preschool teacher if she was not a linen expert. If she was anywhere in the world, she would be traveling all of Europe with her husband. 

Fun Fact: She loves theater and is the Props Mistress for Centre Stage Theatrical School in Kingwood which puts on awesome shows!


Ashley Anderson
Senior Sales and Design Specialist 

Ashley was born and raised in Huffman in Northeast Houston. She loves the people and southern hospitality in Houston. There are so many linens that she cannot choose one, but for today, the winner is the Emerald Luxury Bark. If she was not a linen expert, she would choose to be a Kardashian because, well, it seems like an easy job. If she could be anywhere in the world, she would be at Hogwarts, so she could have a magical power too.

Fun Fact: She is HIGHLY allergic to tape, and she does not do public speaking - EVER. She fainted once while giving a presentation in high school.



Janie Cuevas
Logistics Manager

Janie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but has lived in Houston for all her life. She loves the diversity, dining, and things to do in the city. Her favorite linen is the Charcoal Creation. If she was not a linen expert, she would be a personal shopper - just give her your list and a credit card! if she could be anywhere in the world, she would be relaxing on the beach in Seaside, Florida and sipping on a Pina Colada.

Fun Fact: Her pet peeve is dirty dishes left in the sink.


Client Reviews
Elegant Beginnings was awesome ... my wedding did look elegant and they have a good product and are professional and responsive. Their rates are competitive as well. Many other vendors know them too and this always helps.
— Ashley M
Thank you to the staff at Elegant Beginnings for being so wonderful and easy to work with. They have every color and pattern to work with and make anything possible. Ive never had so much... Read more
— Michelle M

The Knot



Sign up for news and updates
©2023 EB Inc Events. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Manage