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Mary Hollis Huddleston

Mary Hollis Huddleston is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Please Be Seated, the premier event rental company in Nashville. She started her career as an event coordinator in Dallas, initially at Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events, and later helped launch the wedding division of nationally-recognized Todd Events.

Mary's career inspired Without a Hitch, her debut novel about the high-stakes world of luxury Southern weddings. She also has a lifestyle platform, Mrs. Southern Social, focused on modern, at-home entertaining and is developing a curated tabletop line with the Southern Living Collection at Dillard's.

Her work has been featured in Southern Living, Southern Lady, StyleBlueprint and NFocus Magazine. She resides in Nashville with her family.