Memory Making Events




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.

I am one of 5 suite mates of the wedding space in San Luis Obispo CA.  The wedding space is my office/home base & the place we like to meet with our clients & other wedding vendors.  

Meet the other suite mates!  



Our Services


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.

I cannot say enough about Samantha! She went above and beyond to make my wedding special and EASY! Her ability to stay calm and professional in high stress situations is amazing! Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does is inspiring. Shes my hero! :)
— Lisa Holly
I cannot say anough wonderful and positive things about Samantha and her team at Making Memory events! She MADE my wedding at Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara more perfect than I could have ever imagined! Far beyond my expetations. One of the best parts of working with her was her flexibility, inspiring and creative ideas, and ESPECIALLY how I did not have to worry about ANYTHING. She handled communication with all of our vendors (email, phone, in person and day of), met with my fiance’, mom and I at last minutes notice and accompanied us to most meetings. She was magical, nice, open and VERY well versed and experienced in putting on a beautiful perfect wedding exactly how a bride and groom would want- no matter what your vision. The day of was flawless (as far as we knew!) and we did not have to worry about a thing but enjoying friends, family, and the amazing event itself. PLUS, she also did our flowers; which were PERFECT! I showed Samantha a few pictures and vaguely explained what I liked, and she made my ideas come to life with the most beautiful bouquets and arrangements imaginable. Thank you Samantha!!!
— Love, Mark and Vanessa
Samantha made my wedding flawless!!! She has an amazing attention for detail. Everything was perfect and she made my wedding day worry free. So many details “behind the scenes” that she handled effortlessly. I would HIGHLY recommend Memory Making Events to any bride, or anyone having a special event.
— Jacqlyn Habib


Feast your eyes on wedded bliss




Memory Making Events' office is located in The Wedding Space of San Luis Obispo CA.

 141 suburban Rd Suite D3

San Luis Obispo Ca, 93401

Business hours for Summer of 2017

by appointment only

Call me  at (805)294-0705     or     Email Me at

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!

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All  inclusive  Elopements

Photo by Samantha Josette Photography, Banner by Fete & Quill, Hair and Makeup by Brit Tarr Hair & Makeup, Dress from Something Bridal , Flowers by ME!  Elopement in Grover Beach California. 

Photo by Samantha Josette Photography, Banner by Fete & Quill, Hair and Makeup by Brit Tarr Hair & Makeup, Dress from Something Bridal , Flowers by ME!  Elopement in Grover Beach California. 

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!


I mean doesn't this look fun and exciting to you?