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.
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.
OWNER // MASTER PLANNER (FULL SERVICE) // DESIGNER
thoughtful - hard-working - fun
Interesting fact about me: I started dating my husband when I was 16 years old.
If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: An interior designer or Broadway choreographer.
Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: All the bright colors! All of them
Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: 40 ft Ferris Wheel
Favorite wedding trend: Velvetttttttt
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT // ASSOCIATE PLANNER // LEAD COORDINATOR
detailed - compassionate - adventurous
Interesting fact about me: I have a tattoo dedicated to hospitality
If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: In the hotel industry (always the hospitality industry, I LOVE working with people)
Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: I think colorful glassware can be a wow factor for any table top design
Most interesting entertainment you’ve seen at a wedding: Midway games at a street carnival wedding!
Favorite wedding trend: Lounge vignettes (love a good couch with beautiful throw pillows)
LEAD COORDINATOR (DAY-OF)
SPEECH WRITING CONSULTANT
outgoing - professional - detailed
"I love being a part of the happiest day of someone's life!"
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.”
Interesting fact about me: I've been a Hawaiian Hula Dancer for 13 years
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!
Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: I love a good napkin fold. It really adds to the table decor
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
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
Interesting fact about me: I won my wedding in a giveaway contest. The entire thing was paid for!
If I wasn’t a wedding coordinator I would be: A librarian
Favorite detail item(s) to make a design “pop”: A gorgeous bride’s bouquet. Flowers make everything that much more beautiful
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!
Favorite wedding trend: Fun desserts. I love a good ice cream push pop or mini dessert bar
energetic - sweet - fun
"I love to help two people have one of the happiest days of their lives. It makes me happy!"
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!"
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.”
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."
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."
jazzy - silly - artsy
"It's a dream working with clients to make their vision a reality!"
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."
outgoing - poised - fun
"I love working on weddings because they're so much fun, they celebrate love, and they're alway so beautiful."
outgoing - strong - loyal
"Weddings are so much fun!"
sweet - organized - passionate
"I love being a part of someone’s special and magical day, and seeing it all come together!"
funny - strong - outgoing
"I love planning and coordinating events. It’s so much fun to make our clients’ visions come to life.”
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!"
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!"