Read MoreWe set the standard for small weddings. Our collective group of experienced planners have been trained and vetted under a systematic process that ensures high quality, simplified, and beautifully designed small weddings. results, benefitting couples around the country.
The five founders of the Small Wedding Society have generously extended their tried-and-true system to seasoned wedding planners and vendors around the country, so that couples in all markets can enjoy a seamless and joyful experience for their small wedding that is second-to-none. Micro weddings, mini weddings, and elopements alike are now more important to couples than ever before.
If you are an experienced planner or wedding vendor interested in joining the ranks of the Small Wedding Society, we encourage you to fill out our application. Join Us!
Contact UsPORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000We set the standard for small weddings. Our collective group of experienced planners have been trained and vetted under a systematic process that ensures high quality, simplified, and beautifully designed small wedding results, benefitting couples around the country.
The five founders of the Small Wedding Society have generously extended their tried-and-true system to seasoned wedding planners around the country, so that couples in all markets will experience a seamless and joyful experience for their small wedding that is second-to-none. Micro weddings, mini weddings, and elopements alike are now more important to couples than ever before.
If you are an experienced planner interested in joining the ranks of the Small Wedding Society, we encourage you to fill out our application.Join Us!
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000Amy Nichols has been planning bespoke weddings and celebrations for over a decade. Born and raised on an avocado and lemon farm in Southern California, she has always had a love of nature, design and entertaining! After graduating from Middlebury College, she began her career in finance in New York City and quickly realized that passion for celebrating life’s moments could be a rewarding and fulfilling profession. From there, she made her way back to California and founded Amy Nichols Special Events in 2005, where her affinity for details and welcoming personality have earned her a sterling reputation.
Amy believes that life is full of reasons to celebrate. She cherishes the role she gets to play in the lives of her clients, serving as both a close confidant and a trustworthy advocate as she works tirelessly to execute the refined, effortless events for which she is known. Amy understands that the little things in life – the perfect glass of wine, a stunning sunset over an exotic beach, or that first mouthwatering bite of an extraordinary meal – should be revered, and she brings a deep appreciation for these fleeting moments to every event she designs. AMY NICHOLSSan Francisco, CA
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000After nearly a decade working at Chicago’s top advertising agencies followed by several years planning events for non-profit organizations, Beth Bernstein founded SQN Events in May 2009, added Essential I Dos to the SQN brand in 2020, and is a founding member of the Small Wedding Society.
A recipient of Wish Upon a Wedding’s Shining Star Award, Beth is well-respected amongst her peers as a leader in the industry, taking strong stands on topics such as transparency with clients, community over competition, and mental health awareness.
A New Jersey native living in Chicago for 25 years, Beth brings her East Coast edge and Midwest charm together, getting sh*t done with a smile. When she’s not working, you can find Beth at a coffee shop, SoulCycle, volunteering, or screaming her head off at her son’s hockey games. Beth resides in Chicago with her husband, Dan, and two children, Zoe and Jason. BETH BERNSTEIN Chicago, IL
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000As Houston's premiere wedding planning firm, D'Concierge not only dedicates meticulous attention to every detail but we also provide a personalized platform for open communication and care while catering to your wedding specifications ensuring a reflection of your personal style with elegance and grandeur.DARRYL MOOREHouston, TX
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000Fallon Carter is the Owner and Principal Planner at Fallon Carter Events. After helping a friend plan her Paris wedding and falling in love with the organization and logistics of the process, Fallon went from Law school to Love and launched Fallon Carter Events in New York City.
Now 10 Years later, her work has since been featured in several publications, including: Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, and more. Specializing in destination events that are intimate + intentional,
Fallon and her team turn ideas into uniquely designed occasions that deliver a revered guest experience anywhere from Brooklyn to Bangkok.FALLON CARTER New York, NY
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000Although she didn’t realize it at the time, Gretchen’s desire to run her own business started at a young age with her summer lemonade stands. After college, a lemonade stand didn’t seem to be the best way to pay back her student loans, so she entered the world of events working for a catering company. She quickly fell in love with weddings and has been creating them ever since.
Over the past 14 years, Gretchen has worked in almost every area of the industry. She launched her own event planning company, Rocket Science Events, in 2010, hoping to revolutionize weddings. In the same revolutionary spirit she launched Minne Weddings in 2020. Her side hustle is coaching and consulting for creatives.
Gretchen has been named one of the “30 under 40 to watch” by Special Events magazine and one of BRIDES and Martha Stewart’s Top Planners. Her work has won international awards and been featured in magazines, online and on TV. She is active in her local International Live Events Association (ILEA) chapter and a founding member of the Small Wedding Society. GRETCHEN CULVERMinneapolis, MN
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000What began more than a decade ago as an effort to channel my creativity in a helpful way by planning friends’ weddings led me to an even bigger picture – event planning is, in fact, my passion. That passion drives my profession, allowing me to do what I love. I have spent the last nine years orchestrating distinctively beautiful weddings and, most importantly, keeping brides and grooms relaxed and enjoying their big day and every single moment leading up to it.HESTER PARKS Atlanta, GA
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000After a successful decade-long law career in New York City, Lulu Alexander, followed her creative heart to New Orleans, to plan bespoke & intimate destination wedding weekends for couples from around the world.
From there, her serial entrepreneurship took flight, and channeling her innate love & talent for design, she went on to become the host & creator of the Inspire Design Workshop--a multi-day, international workshop which pairs iconic wedding designers with attendees focused on honing their design skills, culminating in individually produced styled shoots; most of which, end up gracing the pages of wedding blogs and magazines around the world.
Most recently, Lulu has focused her passion for helping wedding professionals increase their profitability while elevating their craft, by spearheading the creation of a digital cutting edge business development platform with business partner, event design phenom, Eliana Baucicault.
When Lulu isn’t busy thinking of new ways to innovate in the industry, she spends her time dreaming up new travel adventures for her and her husband, as they eat & drink their way across the globe—35 countries and counting, so far!LULU ALEXANDER New Orleans, LA
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000Valerie is a recovering attorney, Yale grad, and pug lover. She started her wedding planning business when she found herself unemployed in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis, and has been making lemonade out of lemons since 2011. She also serves as a coach and advisor to other creative entrepreneurs in the event industry, offering education through her webinar Pricing for Profit, and has been invited to speak at many industry leadership conferences and workshops over the years.
Valerie began planning in 2010 and founded Sapphire Events in 2011 after seeing a need in her market for a no-nonsense practical approach to beautifully designed events. In 2015, she branched out her service offerings with a sister brand, Ruby and Pearl Events, and in 2020 launched Minimal Matrimony, a service specifically tailored for engaged couples seeking a simplified planning process for small guest counts.
Valerie lives in New Orleans with her husband and four children (ages 8, 6, 3 and 1) and balances both work and life commitments with a mix of grace and gusto VALERIE GERNHAUSERNew Orleans, LA
Read MorePORTRAIT SESSIONS START AT $2000 WEDDINGS START AT $8000With a background in producing and directing live and recorded television for the better part of 10 years, Wendy is the definition of “quick on your feet.” She prides herself on being a professional problem solver—which has served her well in her 10 years of planning and executing flawless events.
Wendy founded Birds of a Feather Events in 2010 after planning her own wedding, and has continued on to become a serial entrepreneur of sorts starting several sister companies, including Tiny Weddings Dallas in 2020. With a straightforward approach, Wendy builds a rapport with her clients. She believes that the more she gets to know her couples, the better (and more personal) the wedding will be.
Wendy is thrilled to be on the BRIDES list of Best Wedding Planners in the US as well as named a Top Planner to follow by Martha Stewart Weddings. When she’s not working or traveling you can find Wendy at home in Fort Worth with her husband and 2 cats. She is an 8, if you follow Enneagrams, and she is a proud member of Ravenclaw house. WENDY KAYDallas, TX