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We plan heartfelt weddings for down-to-earth Midwest couples

Based in Madison, Wisconsin + Minneapolis, MN | Serving Madison, Milwaukee, Twin Cities and surrounding areas

Planning a wedding is so time-consuming. From emailing vendors, to attending tastings and venue tours, to mapping out seating arrangements, how in the world do you get it all done? And on top of that, work a full-time job, take care of the dogs, and also be attentive to your fianc茅 while working to build a lasting marriage? Because that鈥檚 really what it鈥檚 all about, right?

Believe us, we've been there and we're here to help.

Our job is to provide you with peace of mind and a stress-free event experience. I understand and identify with the struggles you may be facing in planning your event and want to breathe some fresh air into the planning process. With compassion and thoughtfulness, I鈥檓 here to take that giant weight off your shoulders so you can focus on what's most important - getting married!

www.olivebrancheventsco.com

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,200

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$4,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$175

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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Olive Branch Events Co. (OBEC) is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. Deanna and her team are praised for their attention to detail, helpfulness, and professionalism. They provide thorough guidance and support throughout the planning process, offering useful resources and checklists. Reviewers express gratitude for the stress-free and seamless execution of their weddings, as well as the peace of mind and enjoyment they were able to experience on their special day. OBEC is highly recommended for couples looking for a reliable and organized wedding planning service.

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Olive Branch Events Co. (OBEC) is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. Deanna and her team are praised for their attention to detail, helpfulness, and professionalism. They provide thorough guidance and support throughout the planning process, offering useful resources and checklists. Reviewers express gratitude for the stress-free and seamless execution of their weddings, as well as the peace of mind and enjoyment they were able to experience on their special day. OBEC is highly recommended for couples looking for a reliable and organized wedding planning service.

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Charlie C. Sent on 11/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Do yourself a favor and hire OBEC to have a easy, fun, and memorable wedding day!

We had the most amazing experience with OBEC I can not recommend them enough! Deanna is a star and has the best team around her. My husband and I love planning and logistics so the day of coordinator (sprout package) was the perfect choice both in level of involvement by OBEC and the price was very fair. We were so fortunate to get to work with Ellie as our coordinator and are honestly sad planning is over we enjoyed working with her so much. From the start Ellie was fast to respond and really went above and beyond to understand our vision and give thoughtful guidance. The google drive you are given to help all aspects of the planning process is worth the money alone, we would have been so lost without all the amazing guides, checklists, ideas, and recommendations that came with it. At the 2 months our, Ellie completely took over and we didn't have to worry about a single thing it was like magic. She handled all communications and logistics including final walk throughs which she attended with us and made sure everything we didn't think to ask or consider (which was a lot) was handles. Day of, Ellie worked so hard to bring our vision to life and it was the most beautiful, perfect, streamlined day of our lives. Everything went perfectly to plan and we were completely care and worry free the entire day. We could not be more thankful to Ellie and Deanna and the rest of the OBEC team for making our wedding planning so enjoyable, easy, and fun! Like seriously, when have you ever heard of wedding planning being fun and enjoyable? We can't recommend them enough, we have told everyone this was the best money we have ever spent!
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Meghan K. Sent on 10/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST decision!

We worked with Ellie from Olive Branch Events Co., and it was seriously the best decision we could have made! Ellie鈥檚 personality is easy going and so detail-oriented. She made sure we were on top of everything planning-wise leading up to our day and was a huge help communicating with vendors. I couldn鈥檛 imagine the venue and all of our decor looking so beautiful without her! Her team doing all of the clean up towards the end of the night seriously saved us so much time, I couldn鈥檛 imagine not having them there! Ellie is the best! 鉂わ笍
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Lauren Sent on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience with OBEC!

I LOVED working with Deanna--she and her team are very detail-oriented and were so, so helpful, kind, and committed to making our day happen how we wanted it to. Deanna was enthusiastic about my ideas and completely understood what I was going for! Lots of helpful recommendations for vendors and ideas, both logistics-wise and design-wise. Deanna shared resources with me where we could keep track of ideas and planning details, so I felt that we were always on track and I knew what was happening. Superb communication throughout the process. The day of was an absolute DREAM. Deanna made sure things ran smoothly--I didn't have to worry about a thing, which was amazing!

Working with OBEC was seriously the best wedding planning decision I made, and I am so very grateful for Deanna and her team. Hire them!! Very highly recommend!!
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Team

Deanna Wheeler
Deanna Wheeler
Owner & Lead Planner

I'm Deanna, the head, heart and hands behind Olive Branch Events Co. My heart is especially happy when I have flowers in my hands and when I get to spend quality time with my favorite people (and my scruffy pup).

I am completely obsessed with my sweet son, my dog (and really all dogs), and cultivating strong marriages, including my own! I've planned events of all shapes and sizes, but weddings are hands-down my favorite!

When my husband and I planned our own wedding over 5 years ago, we wanted to celebrate OUR story. I would describe our wedding as very simple, non-fussy, with copious amounts of food (because anyone who knows me know how important this is). It was totally us! But we knew we also wanted a meaningful marriage, so we made sure to invest in each other during the engagement process. My goal is to honor you and your story, whether you decide to have a small backyard wedding or a big celebration. I delight in celebrating each couple's personalities and freeing them up to love more and stress less!

When I'm not elbows deep in planning, you can find me spending time with my family and loved ones, singing, eating (haha!!!), and looking for great deals at the thrift store!

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