Your Event - Paula Smith Designs Inc. is a wedding planning and event design service based in Millerton, NY. Owner and director, Paula Smith, has over 25 years of experience as both a designer and event planner and has overseen numerous high-profile events. Paula brings a fresh approach to the planning field along with special expertise in transforming venues, locations and party spaces as well as ensuring that each detail has been carefully considered and fits into the big picture. You’ll feel completely at ease in her capable hands!
Our standards are high; our attention to detail unsurpassed. The care and pride we take in accommodating each couple’s individual needs is something we do wholeheartedly. With Your Event, you really can have the exact wedding you want.
Depending on the nature of each wedding, we have a highly talented and reliable team of professional artisans, caterers, craftsmen and vendors to create environments, lighting effects, catering, floral arrangements, photography, rentals, music, entertainment, invitations, signage and print collateral.
Quite simply, Your Event takes pride, passion, and heart in being a dedicated and experienced team whose goal is to afford you a luxury otherwise hard to come by.
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We take the greatest pride in conceptualizing what will make your event a true representation of you and your style. With many years of experience in creative development, our expertise and comfort lies in designing a unique vision for each event. We explore the nuances and arrive at a look and feel that will be on point with your aesthetic. This process is presented in a visual storyboard of color, textures and styles that will serve as a graphic road map as the details of your event unfold. It is our job to be your visionaries in the creative process, arriving at an experience that will encompass everything you imagined and beyond.
Our primary service area is within a 90-mile radius of Millerton, NY but travel to other destinations is available.
27 Reviews for Your Event - Paula Smith Designs Inc.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jacob Albano · Married on 09/26/2020
Run, don’t walk, to hire Your Event!
Choosing to work with Paula was by far the best decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. We originally thought we didn’t need a wedding planner at all, but we fell in love with a venue that required one. That led us to Paula, which we are SO thankful for.
Paula has the kind of personality that makes you love working with her. Wedding planning is something she clearly loves and is passionate about, and her positive energy is contagious. She also has a soothing, calming presence. Even in the most stressful moments, she was calm, cool, and collected and passed that vibe onto us.
Paula is selfless and extremely dedicated to her clients. She always goes above and beyond to ensure we have the best experience possible. COVID-19 caused us to reschedule our wedding until 2021 - a couple’s worst nightmare. She calmly helped us think through the right time to make the decision to postpone while the world was in total chaos, and once we did, she made rebooking a breeze. She contacted all of our vendors to figure out a date that would work for everybody, and within a matter of days we had our new wedding date with all but one of our vendors intact. In addition to helping with logistics, she was very in tune with our emotional needs during that incredibly difficult time. She saved us so much heartache and money! We couldn’t imagine going through that devastating, stressful process without Paula’s steadfast, compassionate, and level-headed support.
Throughout the entire planning process, she knew when to push us to keep things moving and when to give us a little space to step back from the stress of planning. She understands that there are other things going on in our lives and adjusts her schedule around our needs rather than keeping us on a rigid schedule.
Paula also has a fantastic design eye! She instantly understood our vision from our very first phone call and knew how to translate it into an event in ways that we would have been unable to do on our own. She has worked directly with our vendors to ensure we were getting exactly what we wanted without us having to think about all of the minor details, allowing us to focus on just the fun parts of planning our wedding.
Paula has a great rolodex of vendor relationships. For each vendor we needed to hire, she presented us with a variety of options at different price points. If none of the options appealed to us, she was happy to go back to the drawing board and find even more options.
We cannot recommend Paula and Your Event strongly enough! While we are disappointed that we have to wait another year to get married, we are thrilled that we get to work with Paula for longer than we expected! We know that Paula is going to make our wedding vision come to life in 2021, and we already can’t wait to hire her for future events!Sent on 09/27/2020
Your Event - Paula Smith Designs Inc.'s reply:WOW! How can I thank you for this incredible review and you aren't even married yet? To read these positive details on your experience and to have validation that you felt supported and directed in all the ways I intended you to be is truly a reward. Amidst the struggles of this incredibly difficult year, good words shine so brightly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Cheers to working together for another 10 months and getting you down that aisle!
Luke Furtney · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Great working with Paula!
Absolute pleasure working with Paula this year (2020). I am a photographer and she paved the way for our team to be successful. The wedding changed dynamics many times (covid) and Paula adapted, planned and kept our team abreast with updates and ever changing timelines. There is no doubt she significantly contributed in not only making us elevate our services but in making the wedding a huge success! Highly recommended :-)
Luke Wayne of Luke Wayne PhotographySent on 09/28/2020
Your Event - Paula Smith Designs Inc.'s reply:Thank you so much for these kudos, Luke! I feel a deep commitment to our vendor teams just as I do our couples. It's always so important to support every artisan working alongside us. Our collaborative goal is always for a very successful day and a very happy couple. This year was especially critical in standing united and strong. I'm thrilled that we made it to the finish line and can do it all again next year for Part 2!
Adrienne Lufkin · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Paula is a STAR!
Paula and her team crafted and orchestrated the most intimate and personalized wedding day for our dear friends. Our home and property was the backdrop for the magical day in late August. Amid Covid and all the stressors that came along with planning and executing every last detail, Paula and her team were total STARS!! A couple would be very fortunate indeed to have the opportunity to work with Paula.Sent on 10/16/2020
Your Event - Paula Smith Designs Inc.'s reply:Adrienne, thank you for this wonderful review! It was such an honor to work at your lovely home and property on behalf of Allegra and Aaron. Directing and creating weddings on private properties like yours is truly a luxury! We took much care in maintaining low impact with our vendor teams in the comings and goings and are so glad that you appreciated our efforts.