Your wedding day will most certainly be filled with special moments — from your romantic “I do” to your dazzling first dance. Celebrating your love at your perfect South Florida wedding is really something to look forward to.
South Florida boasts waterfront views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It features metropolitan cities as well as quaint towns that stretch all the way down through the Florida Keys. This means you can opt to have your South Florida wedding with your toes in the sand on a gorgeous beach, surrounded by art in a historic museum, in the middle of a lush garden, or in a luxurious ballroom.
So much goes into planning a wedding. Long before the walk down the aisle begins, a couple must decide on the perfect venue as well as their team of wedding vendors. From design and florals to photography and entertainment, there are hundreds of details to tend to before your wedding day. That’s where a wedding planner comes in.
A talented wedding planner will ensure that everything gets done to create the wedding you are envisioning. They will create timelines, coordinate your venue, vendors, and guests — and be there to ensure that every moment is as beautiful and meaningful as planned.
We’ve curated a list of the 31 best wedding planners in South Florida. These top wedding planners know how to plan, design, and produce a celebration that captures your unique love and style.
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What we Love: We love how this international wedding and event planning company, based in Palm Beach, brings a personalized touch to every milestone celebration. 59 & Bluebell Events go above and beyond to understand each client’s vision — and create seamless events that wow from start to finish.
What to Know: 59 & Bluebell Events is a responsive team that puts couples at ease with their responsiveness, on-point vendor and venue recommendations, and unshakable optimism and tenacity to produce your dream wedding.
What to See: This charming country club wedding features stunning visions from the red and pink floral wedding arch to the string-lit clear tent rich with lush greenery for a beautiful celebration until the sparkly send-off.
Editor’s Note: 59 & Bluebell Events produced PartySlate’s latest Miami soirée that evoked the artistic side of of the thriving city; don’t miss all of the creative branding moments.
What to Know: Andi Lipton, Founder and Principal Consultant of ANDI Soirées, says, “Every event that we create is customized to be a reflection of the couple. We start the planning process by learning small details about the bride and groom and carry those notes throughout. The best part of this job is seeing their smiles when their day finally arrives and the personal touches that we put into it shining!”
What to See: Lipton shares of this glamorous monochromatic wedding, “We wanted to play with the circular space at Faena for this event, so we brought in serpentine tables to do so. We paired them with long, flowing arrangements that brought a tremendous amount of movement to the room. The white and gold touches throughout allowed for a simplistic energy in a dramatic space.”
What to Know: Teresa Blumberg, Wedding & Event Planner for Blumberg Events, says, “With close to 15 years in the event world, we have had the privilege of working with incredible clients and pride ourselves on offering a discreet, calm approach to planning a memorable wedding and to make sure we find ways to reflect the unique personalities of each of our clients.”
What to See: Blumberg shares of this love and pride wedding, “Memorable yes, but also a beautiful reflection of the couple’s love for each other. Produced in an iconic Miami Beach building designed by the amazing Frank Gehry allowed us the opportunity to create a very unique ceremony using the high tech elements of the space. Add wow-factor details and a variety of performers and you’ve got one hell of a wedding!”
What to Know: Carrie Zack Events is a boutique planning and production team that takes care of everything (even the details you never thought of) to produce flawless, unique weddings that wow with artistic design and meaningful moments.
What to See: This magical all-white wedding is a creative vision, full of texture and reflective surfaces that add depth to the luxurious monochrome palette. Don’t miss the creative reception lighting.
What to Know: Sam Barredo, Event Producer for Chris Weinberg Events, says, “We are full-service and team-based with three experienced event producers who all work with our clients throughout the planning process. We are always available for our clients and are all three at each event, as is our production manager, catering manager, bridal valet and event staff. With our team, there is never any detail missed.”
What to See: Barredo shares of this elegant and sophisticated wedding, “The Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Center is an incredible space, that due to its performances, has few event dates available. We assembled an amazing team and coordinated with the venue to produce its second-ever wedding. The set up was multi-day with the installation of a floor, kitchen, and more that created an unforgettable experience.”
Editor’s Note: Chris Weinberg Events produced PartySlate’s beach-chic Miami launch party — don’t miss how the team adhered to the venue’s eco-conscious policies to get super creative with wow décor moments.
What we Love: We love how Danielle and her remarkable team at Creative Touch Party Design allow you to sit back and relax during the entire planning process. With their exceptional attention to detail and 16-plus years of experience, it makes sense why they are one of the premier Event Planning and Wedding Styling firms in South Florida.
What to Know: Danielle Dworkowitz, Owner and Lead Event Designer for Creative Touch Party Design, says, “Our approach to wedding planning is simple: make it all about the couple. We strive to create a wedding that is fully custom and reflects the personality and style of our fabulous couples.”
What to See: Dworkowitz shares of this boho chic wedding, “Hannah and Mike, and their families, were so wonderful to work with. They knew they wanted to tell their love story in a boho-chic way, while still representing their parents’ home country club and keeping their own unique vintage style. By building an amazing team of vendors, we were able to plan and design their perfect weekend.”
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What to Know: Annie Lee, Principal Planner for Daughter of Design, says, “Daughter of Design takes an interior-design and fashion-forward approach to wedding decor . The objective is to make the wedding feel like it has the couple’s fingerprints all over it.”
What to See: Lee shares of this timeless and romantic wedding, “While planning in the height of the pandemic, we had to change plans (and venues) several times until deciding on a micro-wedding with just family. We focused and highlighted the things that were sentimental, like wearing the bride’s grandmother, Eunice Kennedy’s, Dior wedding dress and driving off in her vintage convertible for her something blue.”
What to Know: Christina Manso, Event Designer at Design Plan Play, says, “We have a very design-driven approach to our weddings. We pride ourselves in creating one-of-a-kind wedding experiences that encompass and really tell the story of who our couples are. Each and every wedding is perfectly designed, curated, and created to make it the most magical experience and wedding day!”
What to See: Manso shares of this winter white wedding, “This Key West wedding took place in December and was a dreamy white wedding. The bride and groom were a dream and creating their perfect day was amazing! We took the bride’s vision and helped create the perfect wedding day.”
What to Know: Jennifer Hardiman, Chief Event Officer of Fabuluxe Events, says, “We take a very personal approach with all of couples. Our entire team believes that the wedding experience should reflect who are couples are as individuals and who they are as a couple. We want to celebrate them and their families coming together and making a lifetime commitment.”
What to See: Hardiman shares of this classic country club wedding, “We had so much fun getting to know Jen and Joe and their families. We really worked with them to incorporate Joe’s sense of humor and Jen’s love of a classic, elegant wedding. The most emotional part was Joe’s surprise for Jen…we helped him coordinate with the band, and he serenaded her during the reception!”
What we Love: We love this Miami event planning and design company that was founded in 2006 and has worked with clients to provide event design, logistics planning, and effortless execution, as well as individualized client services. Forever Events‘ mission is simple: They work with corporate and personal brands to transform their clients’ personal aesthetic into refined events that are not only memorable but are also coordinate every tiny detail with sophisticated elegance.
What to Know: Lisi Korn, Creative Director and CEO for Forever Events, says, “We create concepts upon dreams which we translate into surreal stories, defying the status quo to overdeliver results and immortalize the moments in everyone’s memories. Our promise to you is to create a concept that is out of this world and execute it flawlessly throughout never-before-seen scenarios.”
What to See: Korn shares of this lavish wedding, “This was all about remastering sophistication.”
What we Love: We love how this talented team of event producers, with over 13 years of event design and planning experience, make their clients’ events memorable through an attention to detail and creativity. Guerdy Design believes that your event should let your personality shine through.
What to Know: Guerdy Design is a wedding planner with a strong skillset in planning destination celebrations. Her team puts couples at ease from their first meeting as it become apparent that they invest their heart, soul, and focused energy into producing a super-personal, meaningful wedding.
What to See: This luxurious modern wedding transformed from sparkling gold to gleaming white marble with immersive projection lighting that was beautifully married with stylish décor for a totally unique, ever-changing vision.
What to Know: Jackie Bressler, Owner of Jackie Bressler Events, says, “We’re much more than just wedding planners! Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the music industry where she designed sound, stage, and lighting for large productions. Her vast production experience gives her an edge when it comes to planning all events. Her meticulous attention to every detail is what makes Jackie and her team a standout.”
What to See: Bressler shares of this extravagant Bat Mitzvah, “This party was a full-on immersive experience. As guests walked through the Parisian gates with place card locks, they were catapulted to Paris! They could make perfume, get pastries at a French bakery, a silhouette drawn by an artist, walk the cobblestone streets to get their food from cafe stands, and sit beneath the 15′ Eiffel Tower.”
What we Love: Exceedingly flexible with varied levels of offerings, Jennifer Matteo Event Planning will exceed your expectations and meet your every wedding need. We appreciate their skill in beautifully producing every couple’s vision for the most seamless and stress-free celebration.
What to Know: Jennifer Matteo, Owner of Jennifer Matteo Event Planning, says, “I believe that every wedding or special event is a unique experience for both my clients and the guests in attendance. Everyone dreams of his or her wedding day, and it is my job to make your dreams a reality while keeping your budget and sanity intact!”
What to See: Matteo shares of this charming, timeless wedding, “We were so excited to work with Ben and Kendall! They wanted an “Old Florida” Southern vibe with a Charleston twist and we were happy to deliver!”
What to Know: Jessica Campbell, MBA, Owner & Creative Director at Jessica Campbell Luxury Events, says, “With a reputation for refined affairs and a penchant for visionary design, Jessica Campbell Luxury Events plans and designs unique weddings inspired by your lavish love. We specialize in designing weddings that capture your venue’s charm, borrow nature’s beauty, and effortlessly transition from day to night creating your very own wedding day fairytale.”
What to See: Campbell shares of this pretty yellow wedding, “One of our Breakers brides was a classically trained ballerina, so I decided to replace adorable, youthful flower girls with gracefully talented ballerinas. They romantically danced down the aisle as guests were in awe of this unique, processional surprise.”
What to Know: KeAira Chantell Gamble, Owner + Creative Director of KeAira Chantell Events, says, “I learn about my clients first and their Pinterest boards second. This approach enables me to design a wedding that is reflective of their personalities. This can be a small touch such as serving food from a first date as an hors d’oeuvre or as detailed as designing an entire wedding around a favorite travel destination.”
What to See: Chantell Gamble says of this tropical green and gold event, “This wedding was a destination wedding for our client and all of their guests. We executed their modern tropical requests through the décor and Caribbean inspired dishes. The chic rooftop venue with 360 views of the Miami skyline served as the perfect setting. I surprised the couple with gold acrylic pineapple escort cards.”
What to Know: Keith Willard, Owner of Keith Willard Events, says, “We start with listening. Our job is to create your perfect wedding, not ours. Taking the time to hear all about how you met, how you fell in love, and what are the most important parts of your big day will help us keep you in a place of joy!”
What to See: Willard shares of this regal wedding, “Anyone can create a beautiful wedding. But if the wedding isn’t based on solid logistics, things fall apart; it won’t matter how stunning the visuals are, if the guests are unhappy or the event is running really late. We pride ourselves in ensuring not only stunning visuals, but solid logistics.”
What we Love: We love how Life of the Party Events is focused on making every event a success, and their professionalism and knowledge throughout the entire process is outstanding. Their incredible devotion to your event will not only make the entire process stress-free but will allow you to enjoy each and every moment of your celebration. All of their work is creative and authentic and will make your event one to truly remember.
What to Know: Andrea Ganes, Owner and Principal Planner of Life of the Party Events, says, “We combine our couples’ wishes with our endless creativity and love for detail to bring the perfect celebration talked about for years to come. Finally, our commitment to keeping our clients stress-free throughout the process allows them to enjoy every moment and to be a guest at their own celebration.”
What to See: Ganes shares of this natural and neutral wedding, “We worked to create all the perfect details for the wedding with a strong focus on the couple’s initials and logo worked throughout the event. The couple wanted to keep a sense of organic glam combined with the opulence of the Iconic Grand Ballroom.”
What to Know: Lourdes Milian, President & CEO of Lourdes Milian Productions, says, “Our approach to planning weddings is unique because our staff infrastructure allows us to dedicate quality time to each individual client. Our team always prefers quality over quantity — every event is carefully curated from the beginning to its final detail, allowing our couples to feel as our one and only throughout their journey.”
What to See: Milian shares of this elegant and romantic wedding, “This client is an industry professional from one of Miami’s most sought after event culinary teams. She is known for high levels of luxury and exceptional creativity. Everything is expected to be out of the box. She asked for a giraffe — we made it happen. The evening was more than memorable; it was a magical experience.”
What we Love: We love how the award winning team at Luxurious Events combines planning, design, and full-event production to create custom-designed celebrations that are unforgettable for guests in attendance. Their gorgeous design work is rich with carefully-curated details and flawless execution for all types of events.
What to Know: Melissa Barbier, President at Luxurious Events, says that what makes their team unique is their: “communication style, managing of expectations, and that we give our best! Listening to our clients and understanding their wants is so very important to us. We love to engage with our clients in a way that is open, clear, and effective. This allows us the space to create a harmonious planning process. We simply do our best — EVERY SINGLE TIME!”
What to See: Barbier shares of this romantic green and white wedding, “This family was so nice and fun to work with! This was the second sister we had the pleasure of planning a wedding for. The venue Edition is contemporary but yet so elegant and luxurious. The atmosphere, the food, and their staff is exceptional! Lastly, no detail was left out, and you can see by the way this beautiful wedding turned out.”
What to Know: Lina Vargas CEO & Founder of LV Event Designs, says, “LV Event Designs delivers a white-glove experience to both our clients and their guests. With our team members possessing diverse backgrounds in hospitality, F&B, accounting, and engineering/design, each wedding is curated to our couples’ specific needs. Impeccable service and design define LV Event Designs.”
What to See: Vargas shares of this gorgeous greenery-filled wedding, “Planning, and in this case re-planning, a wedding during a Pandemic opens a whole new set of considerations. Extending emotional support to the family and team was especially critical. Updating the design to stay safe without compromising the vision and expanding the reach to guests who were not able to attend with new technology was paramount.”
What to Know: Marylen Exposito, Owner of Marylen Exposito Weddings & Events, says, “Marylen loves creating lasting relationships with her clients. She quickly becomes their planner, designer, stylist, confidant, and sometimes even magician. Like her events, the relationships that Marylen creates last a lifetime.”
What to See: Exposito shares of this textured white wedding, “Their dance floor structure consisted of over 1000 hanging crystals to give the couple that amazing sparkle as they took to the dance floor for their first dance. We filled the sky bridge with cold sparks which were active as guests walked through the bridge on their way to the luxe ballroom full of orchids and completely carpeted & draped in white.”
What we Love: We are impressed with how Melissa Davis Designs brings 20+ years of event planning experience to the South Florida area. We admire her incredible hands-on approach with clients, creating a welcoming and professional environment.
What to Know: Melissa Davis, President of Melissa Davis Designs, says, “My company is 22 years in the making, and my MDD team is extremely hands on. There are no hidden costs. We believe in working with kind humans when we create your Dream Team. We offer professional expertise and enthusiasm and a personal approach to the wedding planning experience. Our priorities are simple. They are yours.”
What to See: Davis shares of this lavish winter wedding, “This event was our first wedding during the pandemic. It was an absolute fairytale! It was Christmas inspired with details of Beauty and The Beast French theme. With the parameters of COVID-19 mandates, we were able to have a sensationally perfect wedding come to fruition.”
What to Know: Monica Pardo, Owner of Monica Pardo Events, says, “We believe in a personal approach. Our clients become our family. We stay in touch long after the party is over. As far as the party itself: It’s all in the details. We make sure that every detail is perfect and our clients dream day is achieved.”
What to See: Pardo shares of this luxe Marie Antoinette-inspired shower, “This baby shower had everything and was such a stunner. Every detail was carefully calculated to make it all come together.”
What to Know: Greta McNebb, Founder and Event Director of Nova Events by Greta McNebb, says, “Nova Events by Greta McNebb is a full-service boutique wedding and event planning company. We create, plan, and execute unique events that are a true reflection of our clients.”
What to See: McNebb shares of this stylish, romantic wedding, “We loved planning the wedding of Rio and Kevin. They had a very clear vision of what they wanted, and we just executed on it. The wedding turned out to be a perfect mix of rustic and modern; but most importantly, the mood and vibe are still something we remember. We were a part of it all. There was a lot of dancing, laughter, and memorable moments.”
What to Know: Oniki Hardtman, Owner & Creative Director of Oh Niki Occasions, says, “As a former shoe designer, I have a keen eye for design and spent decades traveling the world for inspiration which I now lend to my clients for fabulously detailed events! My designer approach is heavily influenced by the cites and cultures I’ve experienced, and I combine that with my love for creating memorable moments to cherish with loved ones.”
What to See: Hardtman shares of this vibrant beachside wedding, “I placed great emphasis on creating a boldly-branded event with florals that really came to life for this Jamaican wedding. We wove this element throughout 3 days of events, with the reception making a big statement with bright and beautiful florals every where you turned — from the dance floor, to photo backdrops, to napkins, centerpieces, and beyond!”
What to Know: Nicole Braghin, Managing Partner and Creative Director of Plan Design Events, says, “Plan Design Events limits the number of weddings we take to make sure all of our couples have undivided attention. We focus on the purpose and the function of every aspect, and we custom design not only the experiences but all of the elements, creating a one-of-a-kind wedding that could only be for that specific couple. White glove service!”
What to See: Braghin shares of this romantic wedding, “We took Miami’s iconic theater, and for the first time, used it as a wedding venue, by converting it into a magical garden with tables on risers above the audience. Everything was a perfect symphony, from the cherry blossom trees and the lighting design to the way food was plated and the opera singers serenading guests from the balconies.”
What to Know: Heather Lowenthal, President of Posh Parties, says, “Posh Parties is a boutique planning firm whose mission is to not let one detail go unnoticed. We pay attention to the little things that people will remember and provide a memorable experience for our clients and the guests that attend. Our Palm Beach niche is special and allows us to offer a true concierge approach to planning.”
What to See: Lowenthal shares how this beautiful tropical wedding was “classic with a Palm Beach twist. We mixed gold palms with lush florals and used a tropical monogram that was branded throughout the entire wedding weekend. There was not one detail that was missed, and we ended the night with an epic after party featuring T Pain and Third Eye Blind.
What to Know: Sara Renee Lowell, Dream Maker at Sara Renee Events, says, “At Sara Renee Events we pride ourselves on just being true Wedding Planners. It’s all we do! It’s all we know! What we mean is, we aren’t florists who have a planning service…or print designers with a flair for event services. We are true experts in the entire wedding planning industry and have the years and experience to back it up!”
What to See: Lowell shares of this boho Bat Mitzvah celebration, “We created an outdoor event for Binah in under 3 months. We totally transformed her backyard and made it into a BOHO chic Bat Mitzvah. We love that this shows how we do all different styles of events and not just ballroom transformations
What to Know: Shaneil Sibblies, Founder and Owner of STYLE Hospitality, says,”We first interview our couples, and then shape their event to incorporate their customs, cultures, personality, and quirks. You’ll notice no two STYLE Hospitality weddings look alike. We have a broad portfolio filled with unique events reflecting our couples’ individual taste and STYLE.”
What to See: Sibblies shares of this lush and exotic wedding, “Living halfway around the world, Adam and Anh’s entire wedding was planned remotely. STYLE became their trusted guide and local proxy as we incorporated multicultural details in their unforgettable, action-packed celebration. Although we already felt like old friends, we met for the first time, just a few weeks before their Big Day.”
Whaat to Know: Joni Scalzo, President and Owner of Your Special Day by Joni, says, “We love our clients and it shows! Our calm approach to wedding planning insures couples we will get the job done. With our creative lead, we bring their style and vision to life. We only refer vendors that excel in what they do. On the day of, we strive for a stress free, perfectly executed experience for our brides, grooms, and their families.”
What to See: Scalzo shares of this Italy-inspired wedding, “This wedding, planned for Italy, was canceled a few times because of COVID-19. Five months before the wedding, we switched gears and began recreating their Italian wedding vision at Vizcaya Museum in Miami. On the day of, even the early rain did not stop this couple from having an amazing and fun time at their wedding. Mission accomplished. Brava!”
What to Know: Justin Scalzo, Co-Founder for YSD Events, says, “With our backgrounds in fashion, public relations, and event production, we approach each event as an opportunity to showcase the unexpected. We focus on planning through an experiential lens; which means that giving your guests an experience that is unique and one that they will never forget is of utmost importance.”
What to See: Scalzo shares of this historic wedding, “We recently planned and produced the 1st wedding to be hosted on the Front Lawn of The Breakers Hotel in its 125 year history. We utilized many spaces throughout this iconic property and focused on giving the guests separate and distinct experiences throughout the evening by creating unexpected environments that related to each other in some way.”
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