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The Best Wedding Planners in the World

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram, admiring the stunning weddings of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Alexandra Daddario, and wondering who plans these extraordinary events? Well, wonder no more! We've compiled a list...

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram, admiring the stunning weddings of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Alexandra Daddario, and wondering who plans these extraordinary events? Well, wonder no more! We've compiled a list of the best wedding planners in the world who have been tapped for our prestigious 2023 OTM Awards.

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These talented professionals go above and beyond to create absolutely gorgeous ceremonies and receptions. Their work has been featured in publications like Over The Moon and Vogue.com, showcasing their expertise and attention to detail. Whether you're in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world, these wedding planners can bring your dream wedding to life.

Alison Bryan Destinations

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Alison Bryan Destinations is a husband-wife team that offers their services globally. They have produced memorable wedding experiences in Italian villas, the medina of Marrakech, along the coast of Big Sur, and even in the desert of southern Utah. The team's versatility and artistic vision make them a favorite among couples seeking unique and breathtaking weddings.

Alison Bryan Destinations Image: OTM Bride Joanna Rejebian’s ceremony on the steps of One&Only Palmilla

Anaïs Events

Specializing in luxurious southeastern Asian weddings, Anaïs Events is a boutique full-service planning company based in northern California. Founder Amrit Dhillon-Bains and her team are known for their meticulous attention to detail and ability to create magical events. Whether you envision a domestic or international wedding, Anaïs Events will make your dream wedding come true.

Anaïs Events Image: OTM Brides Sanam Sidhu and Roopa Patel joyously walk down the aisle

Augusta Cole

With over 10 years of experience in events, Augusta Cole's planning company has quickly gained recognition for its exceptional service. Cole's keen eye for detail, creative design, and seamless planning process make her a favorite choice among couples. She has successfully executed events such as the Brock Collection dinner in Charleston and the Bumble event in the West Village. Trust Augusta Cole to make your wedding unforgettable.

Augusta Cole Image: OTM Bride Jacquie and Marcus Siegmund share a kiss at their wedding at Sea Island

Beth Helmstetter

Beth Helmstetter Events is a full-service event design and production studio specializing in weddings and celebrations around the world. With a focus on creating environments that reflect each couple's unique style, Beth Helmstetter and her team have earned a reputation for their personalized approach. Their work, like OTM Bride Payal Patel’s multi-day Indian wedding in California, continues to inspire and awe.

Bryan Rafanelli

When it comes to planning extravagant events, Bryan Rafanelli is an expert. He has executed stunning weddings, including Naomi Biden's wedding on the South Lawn, which speaks volumes about his credibility. Rafanelli's impeccable taste and attention to detail have also earned him the trust of former First Lady Michelle Obama. With his expertise, you can be confident that your big day will be nothing short of perfection.

Bryan Rafanelli Image: OTM Bride Bethany Spencer kisses at the altar at her wedding in the Cotswolds

ByChenai Events

Founder Chenai Bukutu of ByChenai Events is known for her expertise in logistics, thanks to her background in corporate supply chain. Based in the U.K., Chenai and her team work with clients internationally to create unforgettable events. From rustic chic farmhouse vibes to elegant black-tie receptions, ByChenai Events can turn your vision into a reality.

ByChenai Events Image: OTM Bride and interior designer Dulcie Smith smooches at the end of the aisle

Calder Clark

Charleston-based Calder Clark is a dominant wedding planner throughout the American South, renowned for her exquisite attention to detail. Her team is no stranger to destination weddings, planning multiple events across the globe each year. Check out OTM Bride Dulcie Smith’s wedding in Montana for a glimpse of Calder Clark's impressive work.

Colin Cowie

Fallon Carter, the mastermind behind Colin Cowie Events, specializes in designing breathtaking destination weddings. Carter's adaptability and commitment to quality have made her a trusted name in the industry. During the pandemic, she even set up The We Do! Collective to help couples navigate micro-weddings. With Colin Cowie Events, your wedding will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Colin Cowie Image: OTM Bride Ruthie Friedlander cuts her cake at The Frick Collection

Fête NY

Jung Lee, the creative force behind Fête NY, is renowned for orchestrating stunningly beautiful and unique affairs. With a knack for event planning, Lee has made a name for herself in the industry. Check out OTM Bride Ruthie Friedlander’s nuptials at The Frick Collection for a taste of Fête NY's incredible work.

Gregory Blake Sams

GBS is a boutique event planning firm that delivers one-of-a-kind experiences. Founder G. Blake Sams splits his time between New York City and Charleston, creating unforgettable events worldwide. With a unique interpretation of timeless traditions and a strong focus on detail and design, Gregory Blake Sams is the go-to wedding planner for couples seeking an extraordinary experience.

Gregory Blake Sams Image: OTM Bride Payal Patel at her Saatak ceremony


Based in San Diego, California, HauteFêtes is a bespoke wedding planning and event design studio that can turn your dreams into reality. Founder Dani Blasena brings her elegant European aesthetic to every event, whether it's a hometown wedding or a destination celebration. HauteFêtes specializes in creating unforgettable experiences that reflect your unique style.

Hessney & Co.

Chris Hessney, the mastermind behind Hessney & Co., has created beautiful events for A-list celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart. Known for his impeccable taste and attention to detail, Hessney's events are always a sight to behold. For a truly unforgettable wedding, trust Hessney & Co. to bring your vision to life.

Houses & Parties

Rebecca Gardner of Houses & Parties is an experienced wedding planner with a flair for style. With her background in large-scale events at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gardner has developed an eye for creating stunning and unique weddings. Let Houses & Parties turn your wedding into a work of art.

Jennifer Zabinski

Jennifer Zabinski of JZ Events is a wedding planning powerhouse, known for her ability to execute extravagant events flawlessly. She planned Serena Williams's iconic wedding extravaganza in New Orleans, which featured a choreographed first dance and a performance by New Edition. With Jennifer Zabinski at the helm, your wedding will be a dream come true.

Jennifer Zabinski Image: A dip on the dance floor for OTM Bride Jessica Jones at her California wedding

Laurie Arons

With over 25 years of experience, Laurie Arons is a seasoned wedding planner based in San Francisco. Her impeccable taste and attention to detail have attracted clients like Christy Turlington and Sofia Coppola. For a wedding that is elegant and unique, trust Laurie Arons to bring your vision to life.

Le Petite Privé

Le Petite Privé is an event design house based in New York City, offering services for events worldwide. Founder Xin Huang creates bespoke experiences tailored to each couple's desires. Le Petite Privé specializes in planning luxurious weddings in some of the most magical locations around the globe.

Le Petite Privé Image: OTM Bride Louise Piyarat Lai in a Hanbok in front of the NY Library

Lisa Vorce

Lisa Vorce is a destination wedding expert, renowned for creating unforgettable events in locations like Vietnam, Mexico, and the Amalfi Coast. With over 20 years of experience, Vorce's events are characterized by their exquisite design and attention to detail. Trust Lisa Vorce to make your destination wedding dreams come true.

Marcy Blum

With over 30 years of experience, Marcy Blum is a true legend in the wedding planning business. Her ability to tailor each wedding to the unique needs of the couple sets her apart. Blum has planned spectacular events in romantic corners of the globe, creating unforgettable memories for her clients.

Marcy Blum Image: OTM Bride Sophia Ahl’s reception dinner setup at Baluarte San Ignacio in Colombia

Matthew Robbins & Luis Otoya

Matthew Robbins and Luis Otoya, a New York-based couple, have combined their talents to create stunning weddings around the world. With a strong emphasis on design, their events are characterized by their beauty and attention to detail. From Mexico to Europe, Matthew Robbins and Luis Otoya can turn your destination wedding into a fairytale come true.

Michelle Norwood

Michelle Norwood is known for her understated elegance and personalized approach to wedding planning. Based in New Orleans, Norwood specializes in creating unique and one-of-a-kind celebrations. Whether you're looking for a traditional New Orleans-style reception or a rustic chic farmhouse vibe, Michelle Norwood will bring your vision to life.

Michelle Norwood Image: OTM Bride Paige Gordon’s flower arch altar in Santa Barbara

Michelle Rago Destinations

Michelle Rago Destinations is a renowned luxury event planning and design company based in New York City. With their expertise, they have produced extraordinary events worldwide. Whether you dream of a wedding in New Delhi or the Cote d'Azur, Michelle Rago and her team will ensure that your special day is everything you've imagined.

Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss is a celebrity wedding planner with an impressive portfolio. Known for her trendsetting designs and unparalleled attention to detail, Weiss has planned weddings for high-profile clients like Paris Hilton and Beyoncé. With her expertise and impeccable taste, Mindy Weiss will create the wedding of your dreams.

Mindy Weiss Image: Yes, those are real zebras next to OTM Bride Alice Usanase-Lalui!

Mwai Yeboah

Mwai Yeboah, the lead wedding specialist and designer at Exalt Africa, brings two decades of experience to the table. Born in Zambia, Yeboah has a deep understanding of African traditions and luxury weddings. Whether you're planning a wedding in Africa or anywhere else in the world, Mwai Yeboah will create a magical experience for you and your guests.

Paulina Yeh

Paulina Yeh, founder of Paulina Yeh Events, specializes in destination weddings in Italy, particularly in the beautiful Lake Como region. With a focus on luxury and attention to detail, Yeh creates bespoke experiences for couples seeking an unforgettable wedding in Italy. Trust Paulina Yeh to bring your Italian wedding dreams to life.

Paulina Yeh Events Image: OTM Bride Stephanie Hill’s intimate Miami at-home ceremony

Posh Parties

Posh Parties, led by Heather Lowenthal, is a South Florida-based planning and design company that specializes in creating one-of-a-kind events. With their exceptional attention to detail, Posh Parties ensures that every wedding is a unique and unforgettable experience. Trust Heather Lowenthal to bring your wedding vision to life.

Preston Bailey

If you're looking for a grand and theatrical wedding experience, Preston Bailey is the wedding planner for you. With his ability to transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary environments, Bailey has created unforgettable events for celebrities and royal families alike. Trust Preston Bailey to make your wedding truly extraordinary.

Rosemary Events

Rosemary Events, based in Napa Valley, California, specializes in creating stunning weddings in this picturesque wine country region. Founder Rosemary Hattenbach brings her expertise and passion for design to every event, ensuring that each wedding is a dream come true. Celebrate your special day in the romantic ambiance of Napa Valley with Rosemary Events.

Rosemary Events Image: OTM Bride Lauren Maguire and Barrett Mize at their disco cowboy after-party

Sara Fay Egan Events

Texas-based Sara Fay Egan Events prioritizes personalized service, ensuring that each wedding is truly unique. With a background in events and florals, Sara Fay Egan brings a creative and personalized touch to every event she plans. Experience a wedding filled with attention to detail, beauty, and heartfelt moments with Sara Fay Egan Events.

Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood is an internationally sought-after wedding planner with over 20 years of experience. Based in the U.K., Haywood has planned lavish weddings for clients around the world. Whether you dream of an intimate gathering or a lavish multi-day celebration, Sarah Haywood will bring your vision to life.

Sarah Haywood Image: OTM Bride Katherine Bleich’s outdoor reception at Fioli Historic House

Stefanie Cove

With over 15 years of experience, Stefanie Cove and her team produce full-service events worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, Stefanie Cove specializes in both small and large-scale events and is known for her impeccable taste and attention to detail. Let Stefanie Cove bring your wedding vision to life.

Sugokuii Events

Diana Sorenson, the founder of Sugokuii Events, creates bespoke events in Italy's most magical locations. Raised between New York, Rome, and Copenhagen, Sorenson brings her 12 years of experience to every event she plans. From Lake Como to magical childhood destinations, Sugokuii Events will create a wedding that is beyond your wildest dreams.

Tara Guérard

Based in Charleston with an additional office in New York, Tara Guérard specializes in planning stunning weddings. With multiple wedding planning books under her belt, Guérard is known for her sophisticated and elegant events. Let Tara Guérard plan your wedding, and you'll be in awe of the beauty and grace she brings to your special day.

The Lake Como Wedding Planner

As the name suggests, The Lake Como Wedding Planner is based in the picturesque Italian locale. Whether you dream of a grand celebration at Villa D'Este or an intimate gathering at Villa Balbiano, this expert planning team will bring your vision to life. With their knowledge and attention to detail, your Lake Como wedding will be truly unforgettable.

The Lynden Lane Co.

Event and interior designers from The Lynden Lane Co. have the expertise to plan stunning weddings in California and beyond. Whether it's a destination affair or a hometown celebration, this talented team will create a wedding that exceeds your expectations. Let The Lynden Lane Co. bring your wedding dreams to life.

Valley & Co. Events

Valley & Co. is an event planning, design, and floral company known for their attention to detail and impeccable service. With their expertise, they create stunning weddings in California and beyond. From coastal celebrations to Kentucky Derby-themed rehearsal dinners, Valley & Co. always delivers unforgettable experiences.

Valley & Co. Events Image: OTM Wedding in Seattle with a Kentucky Derby-themed rehearsal dinner

Van Wyck & Van Wyck

Bronson van Wyck planned his first wedding in 1999 and has since created a remarkable event design and production firm. Van Wyck & Van Wyck is available to travel for destination weddings and is celebrated for their ability to combine sophistication with Southern charm. Trust Van Wyck & Van Wyck to create an unforgettable wedding experience.

Yifat Oren

Yifat Oren is the founder of Oren Co., a luxury event firm based out of New York and Los Angeles. With her expertise, Oren has planned weddings for celebrities and other discerning clients. Known for her ability to create elegant and unique events, Yifat Oren will bring your wedding dreams to life.

Yifat Oren Image: Newlyweds Clara Chen and Matthew Wernert post in front of their sprawling reception tent

These wedding planners have achieved great recognition for their exceptional talent and dedication to creating unforgettable experiences. Whether you're dreaming of a destination wedding or a local celebration, trust these experts to bring your vision to life. With their expertise, your big day will be everything you've ever imagined and more.