We are a boutique wedding and event planning company located in South Bend, Indiana. Our specialty is creating original, custom designed wedding planning experiences, inspired by you and your love story! Our focus is to guide you through the planning process, always keeping in mind your vision, preferences and priorites.
As a preferred wedding planning company of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, planning your wedding on the campus of the University of Notre Dame will be a seamless experience from beginning to end. We have been planning weddings at Notre Dame for over twenty years, with almuni from all over the United States and beyond.
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Stephanie · Married on 10/06/2018
Best Decision we made!
Hiring Cynthia Basker of Celebrated Events was the best thing we did for our son's wedding. We hired her jointly with the Bride's family to assist with both the wedding and the Rehearsal dinner.
What you get when you work with Cynthia Basker is years of experience, deep connections to all the vendors in South Bend, a willingness to go above and beyond to make everything right and an extremely pleasant and caring person!
We hired Cynthia to work with us the last month before the wedding. She made herself completely available to us that month. She had fabulous ideas as to how to personalize the venue and this made a significant difference in the feel of the rehearsal dinner. I had overlooked several things and acting on her suggestions made the night feel much more personal and special for the couple. She also was willing to help in every aspect as we had deliveries sent to her home, she picked up items at printers and assembled and delivered welcome packets to the hotel, got the bride's dress professionally steamed, brought a steamer to the hotel for the bridesmaids, etc. She knew the folks at the hotel and made sure everything went smoothly. The night of the wedding, she cleared the bridesmaids items from the "ready room" on campus and made sure everything was delivered to their hotel. The night of the rehearsal, she stood outside in the parking lot to make sure all the guests found their way to the venue. She was completely vested in the weekend and was very dedicated making it perfect! When there was a hiccup regarding our rooms at the Morris Inn, their responsiveness went from good to extremely good once they knew we were working with Cynthia!!
I also appreciated how flexible Cynthia was with her services. I was able to pay her hourly on the front end to get great advice regarding venues and vendors without having to buy into some large full service package. However, it would have been a big mistake to go it alone without her input and we are so so grateful we hired her for the last month. The bride was at school in South Bend so she wanted to do much of it herself. Had this not been the case, I would have definitely hired Cyndi to " do it all."
Cyndi's attention to detail and making us focus on a very detailed plan for the weekend and all of the logistics was also extremely helpful. This truly made the weekend go smoothly and without much stress. Her years of experience about what works and what can go wrong was a big asset.
Finally, Cyndi is just a gem to work with. She is very diplomatic in dealing with all sorts of personalities and the tensions that can arise in planning and executing a wedding. She is able to get her advice heard without stepping on egos.
With Cyndi we got years of invaluable experience from a woman who treated us as if we were the only wedding that mattered!
Mary-Pat · Married on 08/04/2018
I cannot express how wonderful it was to work with Cyndi on planning my destination wedding. She listened to my overall vision and priorities. After helping me customize and craft my dream day, she held my hand in tackling the logistics. She recommended tried and true vendors (all of whom were wonderful people to work with) and attended all of my meetings when I came into town. She away took the stress of many of the interactions and transactions, which freed me up to work on guest lists, seating charts etc. She was irreplaceable the week of the wedding, the rehearsal and the day of the wedding and made sure the day flowed seamlessly without a hitch. I honestly could not have pulled off my perfect wedding without Cyndi and her hard work, attention to details and nurturing presence and I wholeheartedly recommend hiring her.
Jenna · Married on 07/06/2018
Cyndi was so helpful in planning our out of town wedding at Notre Dame. She carefully recommended different vendors based on our needs and would set up meetings with them when we were in town. She really understood the feel and vision we wanted for our wedding and was so great! We had noting to worry about on our wedding day because we knew Cyndi had our backs! Cyndi is a joy to work with and we really can’t imagine how our wedding would’ve gone without her!
We at Gable Hill can not say enough amazing things about Celebrated Events! Cynthia has the eye for amazing design and ideas. Her attention to details is outstanding and her professionalism is top notch! We always love having her at our venue.