QC Career School

Mrs. Lakia Taylor-Elam

event planner , wedding planner

Mrs. Lakia Taylor-Elam

Philadelphia, PA

He gives the PLANS that the spirit puts in your mind for the courts of the temple of the Lord, and in His name we will LIFT UP our Hands.Psa

Mrs. Lakia Taylor-Elam, is founder and sole proprietor and operator of Uplifted Hands Over Plans, Planning Studio(UHOPPS)and specializes in decorating and planning all events and she contracts with vendors such as bakers, caterers, disc jockeys, photographers,etc. to pull an entire event together.

Lakia is known for being detail-oriented, creative, and having innovative skills and feels very blessed to have an eye to capture ones own unique style and taste which she credits to her 17 years in the fashion industry as a hair stylist and now salon owner.

Preceding her certification as an International Wedding Planning Professional(IWPP) from the Quality of Course School of Wedding Planning, Lakia has planned countless, awe-inspiring, successful showers, holiday and birthday parties, and did decor for two weddings. She has also had the honor of being trained under the top coordinator at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Germantown area of Philadelphia and is now also on board as church coordinator.

Lakia has also studied various religions and traditions and is very motivated to work with all types of events, whether you're celebrating a bah/bat mitzvah, a baby dedication or Christening, or the act of Confirmation. However, while we will embrace and respect everyone's religion and traditions, Uplifted Hands Over Plans,Planning Studio is ran on Christian based values and will not compromise our mission which is taken from the Bible verses at the top of this page.

UHOPPS is a new business that is dedicated to growing by being good listeners,great communicators, and staying devoted to being available to each and every client at all times.By being a smaller,home-based business we do not have any overhead fees which keeps our prices to a minimal and because of our flexible packages we offer we are affordable for everyone. Lakia is confident that these factors will make us one of the most successful event planners in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania.


Uplifted Hands Over Plans, Planning Studio is a full service, wedding and event planning business that provides services and consultations for those who are busy professionals, students pressed for time, or those who are just overwhelmed by the whole planning process. We serve all religions, genders, ethnicities, and ages whether you're under twenty-four and your parents or yourself want to plan a high-energy event for your graduation or birthday, you want to have something low-key to celebrate a seasoned aunt or uncles who has retired from the working world, or you want to plan the wedding of your dreams but simply can't find the time to do it, we want to service you.

We specialize in but are not limited to weddings, anniversaries, showers, receptions, retirement parties, holiday parties, birthday parties, graduations, conferences, retreats, and religious ceremonies.

We offer a host of flexible packages to accomodate each and every clients needs:- The "Uplifted" Consultation (discuss cost-saving, creative ideas w/ experienced planner) $50.00-Consultation w/ Vendor Referrals $100.00 -The "Uplifted" Day/Week Of Package (3-4 hours of coordinator time starting 2 hours prior to event and ending 1 hour post event) Starting at $200.00 -The "Uplifted" Month Of Package (this package includes everything in the above packages plus a meeting 4-5 weeks prior to event to review plans and make suggestions) Starting at $450.00 -The "Complete Uplift" Package (the partial planning package which includes the above packages plus about six months of planning time) Starting at $600.00 -The "Ulimate Uplift" Package (the full planning package which includes ALL packages plus about a year of planning time) Starting at $750.00 - A la' Carte Services(invitations only, cake only, decor only, customized event budgets, customized event timeline,and customized day of timelines) Starting at $50.00 -"After The Fun is Over"(An UHOPPS Exclusive Package designed to incorporate our cutting edge of art, fashion, and creative disign into your everyday living) inquire within-"Hair Comes The Bride"(An UHOPPS Exclusive Package designed for brides who refered her bridal party of five or more to receive hair services to get her hair serviced at no charge) inquire within - Rehearsal Dinner Package (we will book, plan, and run your rehearsal dinner) $150-$350.00 -Wedding Reception Design Package (design suggestions, assemble all favors and decor, table decor, place cards, and decoration of venue) Starting at $225.00

* All packages includes a COMPLIMENTARY one hour consultation, an UHOPPS Starter Kit,a survival kit, disposable cameras to match your theme, feedback forms to ensure that every clients needs are being met with each package, and following every event you will receive an UHOPPS personal letter which states our gratitude for choosing us to service you.


Lakia did a baby shower for me and it was very professional and creative. I really enjoyed working with her and definitely recommend her to all my friends and family!