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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

Here’s what our clients are saying about The Events Department:

  • We will never begin to ever thank you enough for all your help this past year! You truly were my saving grace in planning our wedding. It was the most special day of our lives, and we owe most of that to you! We wish you all the best in the new year!

    Ali and Justin
  • We are on our way to the airport but couldn’t leave without telling you thank you SO much. You are the absolute best and we appreciate you (and your staff) making out wedding perfect. It was an incredible time for us and we thank you! I will give you a call when we get back.

    Meg
  • Hi Laurie,

    We just wanted to send a little something to say THANK YOU for being you! Our wedding weekend was the BEST EVER & that is in huge part due to you & your team! We are so thankful that we got to work with you! All of our friends + family haven’t stopped talking about how amazing, organized & smooth the event was & we couldn’t agree more! You made everything so easy & stress free for us & we cant thank you enough! We cant wait to share the photos when we get them back! Thank you a MILLION times over!

    xo,

    Kimi & Garrett

    Kimi & Garrett – December 2017
  • Laurie,

    Thank you so much for all your work for Katie & Bryan’s wedding weekend. I cannot believe all the hard work and the amount of time that you put in. Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled with everything. You exceeded all expectations! The attention to detail, the constant communication and your very calm disposition made it all so very easy for me. Thank you for making so many memories for our family. We appreciate you and are very thankful we found you!

    All my very best,

    Devin (MOB)

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    Devin – November 2017
  • I am sorry that I did not speak to you before you left on Saturday night.  I just wanted to pass along Jan’s and mine (and Roger & Jennifer’s) deep gratitude in making the JR wedding the most spectacular event of their lives. We heard from them today and all they had to say was “Thanks for the best day ever.”  This was in no little part, due to your participation.  Please accept this as a token of our appreciation.

    Gene & Jan
  • Thank you for all your help & the many months of planning you put into our wedding. Our day was just as we had imagined. It really meant a lot to us to have you there every step of the way. Your true professionalism gave us & our families a sense of calm throughout the entire weekend. We would also like to thank your assistants for all of their hard work as well. We truly enjoyed every moment & detail of our wedding. We hope you were able to enjoy the event as well. Hope we weren’t too much of a burden..

    Ross & Brooke
  • I cannot express enough to you or Lisa how happy Nicole and I are with the decision to hire your company! I don’t think we could have pulled off even a fraction of what we had planned without Lisa’s help, both the day before and day of. Scott was right Lisa is truly a super star!

    One a side note I would love to tell you that Lisa just amazed both of my parents. Not only did she make them feel very special that day but she found my mothers Diamond bracelet that fell off of her wrist. She found it before my mom even knew it was missing. All night all they could do was sing her praises and talk about how wonderful she was. Both Nicole and I couldn’t agree more!

    I would also like to thank you for your help leading up to the event. The photo booth was a huge success and everyone at the party loved it. We cant wait to see the pictures.

    Lastly, if there is a place online that we can leave a review for how wonderful your company is, please let us know.

    Mark
  • I hope you are having a great summer! ? I wanted to send you a long overdue THANK YOU for everything you did for the wedding! Brian, my parents and I just thought the whole day was perfect and couldn’t have gone any better… this certainly could not have been done without you.Thank you so much again for everything. It was so great working with you, and we hope to keep in touch!Hope little Westin is doing well and you’ve had plenty of time with the family in between events. :)Take care and talk to you soon

    Jill
  • Thank you for being there to share, and be such an integral part of our special day and family. Peggy and I enjoyed our wedding day more than we could have ever imagined and your presence only added to the color and joy of the festivities.

    Thank you for being there for us both and for your love and support.

    James, Peggy and Grace
  • We have no words to express just how grateful we are to have been able to work with you.  Thank you so much for all your hard work, patience and persistence.  You were a lifesaver in so many ways.  Thank you for making our wedding day amazing.  This is just a small token of our appreciation for all that you do.  You are truly appreciated, thank you again.

    Stephanie and Adrian
  • Lisa,
    Now that Kurt and I are back in LA, I wanted to thank you for all your help with the wedding. It has been such a treat working with you and I love how you helped make things happen like our surprise beer pouring ceremony for Kurt and his family. I even heard you drove over some of the alcohol at 12 am to the Ace. You really went above and beyond and it was such a relief to not have to worry about the logistics and actually get to enjoy the party (which we definitely did). And I know we had a lot with all the little details and DIY items we brought in.
    Wedding planning has been a crazy journey – filled with lots of research, anxiety, emotions, second-guessing and over-analyzing and I feel like you were my Sherpa guiding me along and assuring all my concerns and crazy questions about all the little details. It really paid off. Obviously I am biased, but I don’t think I would have changed a single thing from the day (other than that I wish it would never have ended). All of our guests were just blown away and many said it was the best wedding they had ever attended.
    Thank you and the Events Department for helping making this such a memorable moment in our lives.

    Brittany

    Brittany & Kurt – October 2019
  • Laurie,

    Aww man… I’m already getting emotional just writing your name! We are back from the honeymoon and settling into “real life”, lol. We are still floating on clouds…

    Our wedding was amazing. I kept walking around thinking “wow… it’s perfect”. The flowers were perfect, the lights, the dance floor, the stage, the band was amazing, the food also amazing, the staff, the linens…everything. We had so much FUN!

    Even with Mike’s fainting spell which cut the rehearsal short..yikes!… the ceremony flowed smoothly. The reception was amazing, I can’t say enough about the staff at STR, sooo awesome! Lisa S. kept everyone on schedule and didn’t bother me with all the backstage drama (I heard there was a little) ha! The past year was so much fun for me. I am actually one of those brides who likes to plan a wedding. But I know that the key ingredient to making the process less stressful… was YOU! All of your ideas were the right ideas, and all of your advice was taken! You are an incredible party planner, and a lovely person. We enjoyed our time with you and I will miss our weekly emails!  I hope to keep in touch every now and then! Looking forward to the vow renewal….  ?

    Mimi and Mike

Your Personal Care Team

Right from the start, we listen to You. We tend to everything for You, following the detailed proposal and your budget requirements, your every need will be exquisitely planned and executed for your memories.

As a full event management company, we have the ability to provide every element you need for the wedding you desire.

  • Flowers to Flatware and Fine Linens,
  • Ice Sculptures, Decor and Centerpieces,
  • Photographers and Videographers
  • Complete Rehearsal Dinner and Brunch planning,
  • Finding Your Perfect Location
  • Elegant, Classic Transportation
  • Music
  • Invitations
  • Accommodations
  • Activities and more
  • Size Does Not Matter
  • and more!

Most brides dream of a traditional wedding and reception, while some consider alternatives. From small and intimate, to large and lavish, casual or themed, we can handle it all for you. You CAN have it all with The Events Department. Unique combinations of traditional, alternative, universal locations, ceremonies, receptions and sites may also include personal “quirky nuances” relevant only to you, your family and friends.

Traditional or Themed Wedding / Receptions

Traditional weddings will always be very popular, as will receptions. You will be in warm, experienced hands when the Events Department plans and produces your wedding.

Want Something Different?

Imagine a wedding or reception that takes everyone away to another place and time. Transport your wedding party and guests into a magical, mysterious time of celebration and delight. Creative Lighting, Floral Arrangements and Fabrics, Backdrops, Accents, Music and Delicious Food all contribute to transforming the wedding and/or reception into Your Unique Wedding Experience.

Share your ideas with us, we can make it happen.

Your Choice

You really can have it your way. If you desire, we can handle every detail from start to finish, relieving you of the stress that inevitably increases as the big day gets closer. You can also select the areas and details where you would like to devote your own personal attention. Your Personal Care Team will work closely with you all the way through so that your big day is sweetly memorable.

Your Ideas – Our Expertise

Even after looking over our web site, you still may not see quite what you are thinking about. No problem! Jot down any questions you may have, make a few notes and Contact the Events Department. We are here, eager to turn your dreams into reality.