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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • We cannot thank you enough for helping us have our absolute perfect wedding day!

    All your work and efforts and all the back and forth is SO appreciated. We feel so grateful to have met you. Every vendor you connected us with surpassed our expectations. Thank you, Thank you!

    Wishing you the all the best in 2014.

    Sean and Megan
  • Lisa, thank you. Saturday was absolutely perfect. We had the best time and couldn’t have pulled it off without you. Our sincerest gratitude to you and the events dept team. So much love, so much fun!! – Katharine

    You really made the day (and those leading up to it) go seamlessly. Can’t thank you enough! -Jack

    Katharine & Jack- March 2019
  • 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
  • As you can see from the emails that I have copied you on, I have taken a few moments to thank people who played a role in making Devin and Tim’s wedding pretty darn perfect. Although I am emailing you last, you are the main reason why we feel their wedding was everything we could have imagined. Thank you Laurie! You helped us settle on the best possible venue; you coordinated countless details for us; you gently pushed us to get things done; and, you worked with us through a crisis that threatened to derail the entire wedding. You did all of this with style and grace. We could not have asked for a more professional event planner. Your patience, expertise, availability and warmth meant a great deal to us. You were the perfect consultant, mentor, crisis manager and friend. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You were wonderful to work with and we credit you with making our daughter’s wedding an memory that we will forever treasure.

    Lynn
  • Lisa,

    Thank you SO much for all your help making our day so special. We truly appreciate all the work you put in for us.

    Thank you SO much!!

    xo Selena & Pete

    Selena & Peter – January 2018
  • Wow. It still all feels like a dream. I can’t believe how fast the whole week/weekend went. Everything was just perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. And that is in large part because of you. You were so wonderful from day one. I appreciate how quick you are to respond to my emails, no matter how small or silly the question. I never felt overwhelmed at any point and that’s because I knew I had you in my corner. I know it was by chance you ended up in our lives, but we are so thankful. I can’t imagine the last year without you there to guide us every step of the way.Ben and I hope to vacation at Smoke Tree in the future. It will always be such a special spot to us.Thank you again for everything! I feel like I just can’t say it enough.

    Emilie
  • We have just wrapped up a wonderful month of travel; four countries in four weeks was so much fun!!!
    We have received our wedding photos from our amazingly talented photographer, Tana Gandhi.Thank you again for making our dreams come true on our wedding day.
    We hope you are all doing fantastic!

    Nicole
  • I just wanted to thank you again for the most amazing wedding in the history of weddings – I was absolutely blown away and could not have been happier with how everything went. You are a miracle worker! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    Elissa
  • Lisa that was an incredible experience. Thank you so much for all your help and sage planning wisdom.

    Sara

    Sara- March 2019
  • Hi ladies!

    Cassie and Laurie, it was so nice to finally meet you yesterday!! Lisa, again thank you for coordinating the most perfect evening I could have ever dreamed of! Everything was absolutely perfect! Here are a few of the pictures of the day from Katie Geiberger’s blog:
    To view wedding photos click here

    Wish I james and I could have a wedding every year at the O’Donnell house just so I could keep emailing you all!!

    Big hugs and a million thank yous,

     

    Elise
  • Hi Lisa,

    You were AMAZING!!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding if I had planned it myself, which I did not.  Without you, none of this could have happened with such a level of efficiency, kindness, and grace.  Thank you a million times over.  The kids are in snow in Banff enjoying their honeymoon so you might not hear from Mel for a week or so, but I know she felt the same way.  The wedding she had always dreamed of came true!
    I will happily stay in touch.  You guys are the best.
    xo,
    Kitty

    Kitty (MOB) – May 2018
  • While we all bask in the wonderful memories of Lindsay’s wedding day, you are, I’m sure, in the midst of the next event! How do you do it, making us feel so special and working so hard for us…then doing the same for another after another after another client? Awesome! Your summer vacation is WELL DESERVED! The easiest thing I can say is THANK YOU!! From the get go you were always there for us, enthusiastically accepting so many of our ideas, gently guiding us away from others you knew weren’t right. You were extremely responsive to our questions/concerns, a good link with some of the communication issues we had with Smoke Tree, ALWAYS THERE!! When I handed over to you all of our wedding day items Thursday, I became so relaxed, knowing that it was all in your expert hands. It certainly made Lindsay’s and my weekend so much more enjoyable. Besides the pre-April 21st aspects that you and your staff worked so hard on, on Saturday you and Lisa were just incredible! I know that there were minor glitches that occurred…but you two remained cool (attitude-wise!) and collected. The biggest issue, of course, was THE HEAT! Add to that…rearranging the chairs to fit the number of sunglasses…the need to get pictures DONE before all parties wilted…a nervous Pete’s mini-fit re. just when he would give his speech…I’m sure there were a few more I don’t even know about. (Thank you!) And it was only during that last few hours before the ceremony that I realized that Smoke Tree, especially in the HEAT, can be a challenge for you, with all of the different venues and the distances between them, as well as the walkie-talkie issues the location has. You…and Lisa…were AMAZING! Kudos also to the vendors whom you recommended. Mary Cass…just a doll! She was so enthusiastic with Lindsay’s vision and carried it out perfectly. My friends are all talking about the glorious job she did with the flowers…and also that, for example, the fantastic centerpieces were only $50 each! Chris Paul…everyone LOVED him. They commented that his accent gave him all the more class. My two nieces thought the baby sitters were not only reasonable, but wonderful. They plan on writing the service and expressing their pleasure over the two ladies they hired. Classic Rentals always does a good job… the Descanso tables were great…and, yes, our choice of dance floor may have been a bit too small. Chris Paul’s fault!!! Am I missing anyone? If so, I am sorry! Smoke Tee itself did such a terrific job…way above and beyond my expectations. Errick was our main man, always there, never saying no to our wishes. And the staff made us all feel so at home, too. I am so happy that, first of all, so many of our guests stayed at the Ranch. I only wish that those who just came in for the wedding itself could have known the fun and warm hospitality that Smoke Tree Ranch so easily offers. They missed a good time! Laurie– I know why you are such a highly recommended event planner here in the Valley. Feel free to use me as a reference. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was a PLEASURE!!

    Sue

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.