Alison and Bryan are event planners, designers, storytellers, and a husband and wife team specializing in destination weddings with style and seamlessness. Over the past ten years, we've produced over two hundred weddings together and have mastered the fine art of making a meticulously and strategically planned event feel spontaneous and effortless.
Our events? FUN! Inspiring ambiance. Great entertainment. Creative food and beverage with beautiful presentation. Excellent service. Quality without pretentiousness. Luxury with approachability. Warmth. Good energy. Never the same thing twice. We've even overheard guests describe our events as "exquisite" - which we absolutely love.
Whether it's an estate in Santa Barbara, a resort in Palm Springs, a villa in Italy, a hacienda in Mexico, a ranch in Montana, on the lake in Michigan, a hotel in LA or Big Sur, or essentially anywhere throughout the US and the world (you get the gist!), we are adept at planning and designing in a very wide range of settings and are available for destination weddings worldwide.
No matter the season or location, whether it's big, small, understated or elaborate, we can help you set the stage for an authentic guest experience and an amazing once in a lifetime celebration. Interested in learning more? We are now booking for 2019 and would love to chat.
What They're Saying...
“They executed the most logistically difficult wedding weekend I could have asked for, working constantly to give us everything we envisioned and everything we didn’t know was possible. They created a festival in a forest for us, designing and building the entire dream world from the ground up, literally. These two know how to throw the best party you have ever experienced. They are sensitive to the culture of a great party - the music, the length and number of speeches, the timing of the food, the ratio of servers to guests, the list goes on. If you want to give your guests the experience of their lives, Alison and Bryan can do that for you. Their level of professionalism surpasses any I have ever experienced. They stay calm in the most stressful of situations, and they genuinely love what they do. They are inspired people, and their love for each other is the stuff dreams are made of. Their intuitive agility is second to none, moving seamlessly from conversations with my mother about place settings to budget and financial considerations with my CEO father. They are, without question, the best I have ever seen at their craft.”
— Sarah Power and Travis Linderman
Everything about it was PERFECT. You have no idea how happy we and our families were. To quote Dave, “love doesn’t even begin to describe it.” We were totally obsessed. You and Bryan rocked! Basically, every detail was so perfect. Dave and I both thought that the way you guys were able to plan everything with such love and detail made the day so joyous without any strife or stress or sadness. Our families were blown away by how much everyone was just able to just enjoy it without worrying about a single thing!
- Ton Wang and David Stepien
“If you are considering working with Alison and Bryan, just do it and don’t look back! I couldn’t imagine working with a more wonderful team! They are creative and organizational geniuses (this is not an exaggeration), and absolutely delightful to work with! Alison and Bryan are INCREDIBLY talented, responsive, and professional. They helped me seamlessly plan a wedding from New York, despite my own hectic schedule and limited availability to visit the wedding venue. Alison’s taste is impeccable (beyond! — seriously, she has the best taste in the business and recommends only the most talented vendors), and she and Bryan have an astute business sense that really shines when it comes time to make difficult financial decisions during the planning process. It also doesn’t hurt that Alison and Bryan are warm, kind, funny, and all-around awesome human beings! I really adore Alison and now consider her a dear friend. Despite the fact that planning a wedding can be stressful, I smiled through most of it and was just extremely happy and grateful to have them on my side! Basically, if you want to have the wedding you envision, but fifty times better with almost none of the stress, do yourself a favor and work with Alison and Bryan.”
— Melody Akhavan Abbey
“Alison and Bryan made the planning of my daughter’s wedding a joy. Their passion for creating a wedding experience came through right from our first phone conversation through the detailed design concept to their exceptional execution ‘day of’. I was able to enjoy the whole process, especially the wedding day, knowing that we were in their very capable hands.”
— Nancy Goldman, Michigan Mother of the Bride
"Alison & Bryan created and executed an unbelievable, once in a lifetime event for our family. From start to finish, the process was a delight. They have exquisite taste, down to every detail. By the time the event came we had no worries because we had come to trust them implicitly. It was such an amazing day and event that our family glowed with happiness for quite sometime after. Everything was so perfect, it is hard to imagine ever experiencing that again. We have another Bar Mitzvah coming up in 2018 and so look forward to relishing in their talents once again."
- Russell and Wendy Weiner
“I woke up this morning trying to think of how I could ever properly thank you. It was, without a doubt, the most perfect wedding I could have ever imagined. Not only was it gorgeous, people told us throughout the night that it “felt like me and William,” which in my mind is the highest compliment. You and Bryan put together an amazing, intimate experience for us and our guests, executed it without a flaw, and did it with a smile on your face the whole time!! Unbelievable. I have absolutely loved working with you and Bryan. You are an absolute joy to work with not only because you are fantastic people, but also because you are the best at what you do — you are detail-oriented, well-organized, and extraordinarily creative.”
— Laura Cramer-Babycz
"They’re design geniuses, detail-oriented, and made sure that we really did have a perfect day. When my husband and I arrived at the venue, we literally gasped. Their work was stunning; Alison and Bryan exceeded our expectations. Months later, looking at pictures, I still can’t wrap my head around what a beautiful job they did. Moreover, they offered invaluable guidance during the hectic planning process (crucial since we were planning from New York) and were really fun to work with."
- Jessica Coen
“Alison and Bryan, I want to thank you again for your role in planning and carrying out a magnificent wedding for Meghan and Dave. You are an absolute delight to work with and you are unparalleled in your talents for pulling off an event with so many details and people and personalities. Meghan and Dave had a wonderful, wonderful time, as did we. It was a glorious, meaningful day. To quote a dear friend in attendance, “It was a quintessential elegant wedding, perfectly blending ritual, beauty, bounty and warmth.”
— Kristen Chapman, Mother of the Bride
“You make dreams come true! Thank you for making my wedding day so memorable, so beautiful, so different than anyone else has ever seen. I loved every moment! I didn’t have to worry about anything because you and Bryan had all the details under control. I had so much faith and trust in you guys that I didn’t have to think about anything, but marrying my one true love! Not only was the day of execution perfect, but you handled every single detail up to the wedding day so that I didn’t have to. I know it wasn’t easy and very frustrating at times, but you handled it and I didn’t even have to know about it which was the best part! You and your team are so professional and fun to work with! I hope that everyone I know is lucky enough to have you as not only their event planner, but as their friend. You are one of a kind.”
— Maxie Roumanis Morris
"Working with you was a delight - I wish I had three more daughters! To top it off, you epitomize style and “coolness” and that style informed every suggestion you made. I will miss spending so much time with you!"
“I can’t thank you both enough for such a fabulously planned and beautiful wedding! The venue said that you were the best wedding planners they’ve ever worked with!!”
— Rhonda Sabatini
"We used Alison & Bryan for our 10 year vow renewal — and all I can say is “WOW FACTOR”! Alison, Bryan, and team have a strong spirit of excellence and true attention to detail. I am so thankful that we chose them to make the most magical memories for our favorite friends and family. I would HIGHLY recommend them for the most important events of your life. Life is all about the memories we make, and the experiences we create for those we love. Don’t take a chance on the most important memories of your life — choose the best!!! I am so glad we did!"
- Sarah and Phil Robbins
"My husband and I both agree that hiring Alison & Bryan was one of the absolute best decisions we made while planning our wedding. They’re so nice, easy to work with, and they made our wedding incredible. We honestly couldn’t have done it without them. We also received countless compliments from guests on how great they were."
- Monica Topham
"I was extremely happy with my A&B experience! Alison and Bryan are so great to work with and really took my event to the next level. They connected me to some really great vendors who I was very happy with. All of the advice they gave me ended up being spot on. I also had a lot of fun just getting to know them. I would recommend them 100%!"
- Mary Calderone
"From the first day we met Alison & Bryan, I knew our wedding was going to be something way more special than we could imagine. And, even with those incredibly lofty expectations set from the start, Alison & Bryan still managed to exceed our wildest dreams!"
- Rebecca Mitchell
"Wedding planning is a huge undertaking, and while everyone tells you this when you start, a full appreciation for the scope only hits after you’re about halfway through planning. But never fear if you have Alison and Bryan - they will take the time to learn about you and answer all questions with your wedding goals in mind. Our wedding day was a blur of excitement, love, and joy, and never once panic because Alison & Bryan were on site to take care of everything. Guests who thought they had RSVP’d - taken care of, backup rain plan - executed, other issues - we still don’t even know about them. A wonderful experience from start to finish."
- Maya Mrdalj
"Upon meeting Alison and Bryan, I knew we had a great fit. They were our best friends and therapists throughout the process, kept our sanity by keeping us on a schedule and made the day of look like the most perfectly planned event while appearing effortless."
- Jean Nei
"Hiring Alison and Bryan was one of the best decisions I made! As an out-of-state bride (and event planner), I knew I needed someone on the ground on my big day. From the moment we spoke on the phone until the end of the night on my wedding day, Alison and Bryan were professional, quick on their feet, and a tremendous help! With an abundance of vendors, I knew the day was going to be a bit logistically challenging but they made it look completely effortless. I can’t imagine how the day would have been without them! I should also mention that Alison and Bryan are SO lovely! Their friendliness and smiles brought so much to our day. We love Alison and Bryan and would use their services again in a heartbeat!"