WE ARE SO SMITTEN

 

So Smitten Events is an award-winning event planning and production company owned and operated by Marni Farmer, based in Long Beach, California, serving the greater Southern California region. 

The So Smitten team excels in planning weddings, corporate events, special occasions, and all types of shenanigans, with the goal of personalizing each event with impeccable style. With an intense attention to detail and organization, and a collaborative spirit, So Smitten Events is committed to making your event a truly smashing experience.  Receive piece of mind that they will make your dream wedding come true!

In life, there is always something to celebrate. With passion, heart, and soul, So Smitten Events is here to assist you in planning celebrations for all of life’s milestones: from engagements, to weddings, honeymoons, baby showers, vow renewals, birthdays, and all the way to retirement.

So Smitten Events offers full and partial event planning, design services, creative direction, consulting, day-of coordination, and more. Whether you are looking for someone to coordinate your entire event with all of the bells and whistles, or just someone to take the reigns the day of, Marni and her team can do it all.

Other than marrying my husband, hiring Marni and So Smitten Events to plan my wedding was the best decision I’ve ever made.
— Valerie

Why use So Smitten Events? Marni and her team have planned and coordinated countless events over the past 10 years. They have been through the planning process numerous times, giving them a leg-up when helping newly-engaged couples. The team loves meeting new people through their work, and is committed to making clients comfortable and happy. In addition, So Smitten Events has developed strong relationships with reputable vendors over the years. They also prides themselves in providing their clients with invaluable online planning tools and worksheets to keep event details up-to-date and organized. 

So Smitten Events is fully insured, and certified by the U.S. Career Institute in Event Planning. They are a part of the f/8 Studios Wedding Collective in Long Beach.


THE TEAM

MARNI

OWNER // MASTER PLANNER (FULL SERVICE) // DESIGNER

thoughtful - hard-working - fun

Thanks to Marni and the So Smitten team, I was completely in the moment on my wedding day without one worry. It was pure joy. A dream come true.
— Marcie
  1. Interesting fact about me: I started dating my husband when I was 16 years old.

  2. If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: An interior designer or Broadway choreographer.

  3. Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: All the bright colors! All of them

  4. Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: 40 ft Ferris Wheel

  5. Favorite wedding trend: Velvetttttttt

sabrina

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT // ASSOCIATE PLANNER // LEAD COORDINATOR

detailed - compassionate - adventurous 

Sabrina took such good care of us at our wedding! We had the best time because of her.”
— Dani & Trey
  1. Interesting fact about me: I have a tattoo dedicated to hospitality

  2. If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: In the hotel industry (always the hospitality industry, I LOVE working with people)

  3. Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: I think colorful glassware can be a wow factor for any table top design

  4. Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: Midway games at a street carnival wedding!

  5. Favorite wedding trend: Lounge vignettes (love a good couch with beautiful throw pillows)


SHAUNTÉ

LEAD COORDINATOR (DAY-OF)
SPEECH WRITING CONSULTANT

outgoing - professional - detailed

"I love being a part of the happiest day of someone's life!"

Shaunte handled EVERYTHING on the day of our wedding, so we could be relaxed and completely in the moment together.
— Emily & Nathan

RENEE

LEAD COORDINATOR (DAY-OF)

friendly - witty - organized

“Weddings are beautiful celebrations, and it is an honor to help make each couple’s day as special and joyful as possible.”

Renee was so calm and collected day-of, which made us relaxed and able to really enjoy or day!
— Jenny & Ben
  1. Interesting fact about me: I've been a Hawaiian Hula Dancer for 13 years

  2. If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: If I wasn't a wedding coordinator I would host a travel show. I LOVE to travel!

  3. Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: I love a good napkin fold. It really adds to the table decor

  4. Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: I loved seeing the Mariachi Divas perform at a wedding. I love the movie Coco and they played so many of the songs on that soundtrack, I was starstruck watching them live

  5. Favorite wedding trend: My favorite wedding trend is when a couple doesn't care about traditions and creates their own ideas; things that make them happy. I love it when couples make their wedding day their own

  1. Interesting fact about me: I won my wedding in a giveaway contest. The entire thing was paid for!

  2. If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: A librarian

  3. Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: A gorgeous bride’s bouquet. Flowers make everything that much more beautiful

  4. Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: Live poetry. The poet typed out a poem tailored for you on a typewrite after talking to you for a minute!

  5. Favorite wedding trend: Fun desserts. I love a good ice cream push pop or mini dessert bar

 

sammie

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
EVENT BABYSITTER

energetic - sweet - fun

"I love to help two people have one of the happiest days of their lives. It makes me happy!"

Victoria

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

cheery - enjoyable - positive

"I love being in the moment at a wedding, for many its just a day but for the couple I work with, it is the beginning of a lifetime adventure!"

NICOLE

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

compassionate - creative - cheerful

“I enjoy taking care of the details of weddings, so the couple can have endless moments of stillness; taking in the joy on faces, the beauty of the decor, and the bliss of the day they married their soulmate.”

 
 

SYDNI

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

outgoing - passionate - creative

"It is one of the best feelings to help make someone's dream come true, and to be a part of such a big day makes that feeling even better."

CHELSEY

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

creative - fun - thoughtful

"I love weddings because everyone is ready for a good time, and we get to celebrate people in love! It makes me happy to make dreams come true."

melanie

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
FLORIST

jazzy - silly - artsy

"It's a dream working with clients to make their vision a reality!"

EMMA

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

thoughtful - creative - funny

"Weddings are such a mix of festivity and emotion! I love being able to support the experience of that celebration not only for the happy couple, but for their loved ones, as well."

monica

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

outgoing - poised - fun

"I love working on weddings because they're so much fun, they celebrate love, and they're alway so beautiful."

GRIS

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
BILINGUAL INTERPRETER

outgoing - strong - loyal

"Weddings are so much fun!"

AMBER

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

sweet - organized - passionate

"I love being a part of someone’s special and magical day, and seeing it all come together!"

Sean

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

funny - strong - outgoing

"I love planning and coordinating events. It’s so much fun to make our clients’ visions come to life.”

markie

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

outgoing - direct - spontaneous

"It makes me excited to be behind-the scenes making someone's important day magical. I love to make dreams come true!"

danielle

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

organized - enthusiastic - crafty

"It makes me excited to see all of the planning and preparation come together to make a wedding day come to life. I love being a part of the magic!"