Hi my name is Samantha Josette Ward, a wife and a mother of 3 amazing boys, Aidan, Dylan and Patrick . I feel lucky to be able to plan weddings and events all year long, especially in San Luis Obispo County, home of the happiest city on Earth! (If you ask me, the whole Central Coast is pretty happy and wonderful.) I adore everything about weddings, entertaining and decor. (kind of obsessed!) I am passionate about creating remarkable events for my clients, including you!
This passion for wedding and event planning continues to grow day by day. I believe your wedding should be a reflection of your individual personality and style, and I love conveying your vision through all those personal touches that make the event exclusively you! I strive to offer exceptional service through impeccable planning and fabulous designs.
Let me put my skills, passion and experience to work for you!
I have a few passions in addition to wedding planning and design. With those other passions comes other businesses. I am a photographer Samantha Josette Photography, and the most recent adventure of mine Saúde Mobile Bar , so you can also call me a Barmaid
I am also passionate about living a Christian life filled with Jesus' love, Art, soaking up the sun on the beach or any cruise ship we can hop on, playing with my kiddos every chance I can and cooking.... Typically with a cocktail in my hand. I just love finding fresh produce at a local farmers market or our neighborhood farm stands and creating unique dishes.
Tying the knot
Month of Wedding planning
You do all the planning and selection of vendors and design. I come in and gather all your details and become the main vendor contact beginning 4 weeks prior to your wedding day. I create a detailed timeline and layout to be shared with the wedding party and other hired vendors. Includes a 60 minute rehearsal typically held the eve of the wedding day. Myself plus 1-5 assistants depending on the guest count and size of venue will manage and coordinate the wedding day. Including set up of personal decor and elements, overseeing other vendors installations, coordinating the ceremony and reception timeline and break down and clean up of personal items and decor. You will get access to our online planning tools Aisle Planner upon booking. MY MOST POPULAR PACKAGE.
Love & Marriage
Everything Included in the Tying the Knot package. However this package includes planning and design services. I become more of an active role in selecting vendors based on your budget and style. I help plan and organize vendor meetings. I create a design board and mock up based on your style wishes and we work together in creating the design plan for the day of. I will be there along the way to make sure you stay on task and up to date with your wedding planning check list.
Wedding Bells & Whistles
This package too includes everything from the first two packages. However this package is designed for the couple who really does not have a lot of time to plan their wedding. The couple who values the style and cohesiveness of their wedding day. After a couple of meetings with you and figuring out your budget, priorities and styles for your wedding day, I will present you a wedding design with a selection of vendors that I know will execute this plan. If all goes well you you approve this plan we will then go into meeting with the vendors and getting you booked up with them and having your tastings and mock up presentations. Based on the wedding style we will have your wedding stationary designed and ordered to get sent out on time. I take pride in the package and it truly utilizes my talents in this business. Hope to earn your trust in this one.
Ultimate Wedding weekend
This is everything in the Wedding Bells and Whistles with the added Rehearsal Dinner and Sunday Brunch events. Also includes some special weekend planning for your out of town guest. Please inquire for more information about this.
All Inclusive Elopement
The no fuss marriage
Up to 2 hours from start to finish
Up to 3 in-person or phone meetings. going over style, details, wants and needs
Officiant referrals. assistance with booking and advice to get a friend or family member ordained.
Bouquet(s) and/or Boutonnière(s). We will design and create these for you based on your preference in style. Cost included
Location, recommendations and scouting. Anywhere in CA. If you want to make it a destination travel costs will apply.
Other guests/witnesses allowed. quantity allowed will depend on location you choose. Up to 30 guests max!
Photography. Done by me with my sister company Samantha Josette Photography. For during the ceremony and up to 1 hour after the ceremony included. You will get all edited images on an online gallery for download so you can share your special day with family and friends. A custom USB drive will all images. Will design and sell an album separately if interested.
Videography. Done by my husband Jay Ward of Wedded Films. For during the ceremony and up to 1 hour after the ceremony included. Access to a sharable sneak peak video on Vimeo. You will get a personalized DVD with your edited film of your big day to share with family and friends. You are welcome to order additional copies
Hair and makeup referrals. assistance with booking
Recommendations. Dinner, Hotel and Transportation recommendations and help with reservations.
Gift Basket From Us! Including celebratory local sparkling wine, glassware and a cutting cake.
Feast your eyes on wedded bliss
Memory Making Events' office is located in The Wedding Space of San Luis Obispo CA.
Business hours for Summer of 2017
by appointment only
Call me at (805)294-0705 or Email Me at email@example.com
inquiries please fill out the contact form below and we will connect with you right away!
you are my Ideal client if you love to entertain, sip on crafted cocktails & aren't afraid to be uniquely you!
All inclusive Elopements
The no fuss wedding including......
Site Scouting, reserving & permit retrieving if needed
Up to one hour ceremony
Photos included by me, Samantha Josette Photography , To capture ceremony & up to one hour after ceremony. All edited images will be provided on an online gallery for downloading & sharing within one week after the big day. A custom usb drive with all edited photos.
Videography included by Wedded Films (that's my husband Jay.... he's pretty cute) To capture ceremony & up to one hour after ceremony. A short edited film uploaded onto Vimeo for you to share. A custom USB with the short edited film.
Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere included created by Me.... Yes i love floral arranging too, Big Surprise right? Will discuss colors & style prior to the big day.
Hair & Makeup included by a reputable business in the area where the ceremony will be.
Gift bag including two glasses & a bottle of Laetitia sparkling wine
6" Cake from Pardon my French that will coordinate with the style of your flowers & ceremony location.
Referrals & guidance with booking an Officiant or help in getting a family member or friend ordained. (cost of Officiant is included if applicable)
Referrals in Dinner locations & guidance with reservations. (dinner not included)
Referrals in fashion. (attire not included)
Quantity of witnesses allowed will depend on chosen location. 15 witnesses max!