We genuinely believe the planning process is just as important and should be just as fun as your wedding day! When you start your planning journey with us, you have a friend for life. We are an experienced, down-to-earth team of creatives who are also phenomenal listeners and customer-service-focused. We love incorporating personal details to elevate and refine a day that's a genuine reflection of you as individuals and as a couple. This allows your love story to shine just the way it should. Open communication, connection, humor and kindness are essential to us in ensuring not only a seamless event, but an enjoyable planning process. 

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about us

Remember your childhood friend that you spent every day during the school year and summer with? The same friend who meets up with you months or years later and you pick up right where you left off? That easy-going feeling and unforced conversation? That's how Mae wants her couples to feel after their initial meeting. Deep connection is the heart of Beyond Smitten Events. Mae is a wife and mom of two boys who started Beyond Smitten Events in 2017 hoping to find the perfect balance between her passion and quality moments with family. She found more than that and hasn't looked back! With a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, she often refers to food as her first love (!!!) and yes, making sure people are well taken care of is second nature to her! Mae's calm, down-to-earth personality has helped couples feel at ease when the stress levels get high. She's the queen of quoting comedies and is not afraid to laugh at herself which couples find endearing! 

Owner & Lead Planner 

Mae

Carlie is a natural when it comes to event planning and coordination! She's a multi-tasker at heart and loves to stay busy. She loves being able to make sure couples have the day of their dreams free from stress and full of love. She's currently a student at UC Davis where she's found her love of advocacy, social media marketing, and event planning! Romantic comedies, all genres of music, sweets, art, and plants are some things she's a huge fan of!

Wedding Assistant

Carlie

Beth joined the Beyond Smitten Events team in 2019 and is a rockstar when it comes to the finest details. Couples and her team appreciate her bright smile, go-getter attitude, and ability to adjust to any unexpected obstacles the day might bring. She checks, double checks, and then triple checks all details of the wedding day, allowing couples to breathe easy and enjoy each moment with their loved ones. Spending time with her husband and fur babies makes her the happiest!

Wedding Assistant

Beth

Janelle has always had a passion for helping people. She is the first person to ask if she can bring over homemade soup when you're sick! She has an extensive hotel sales background with a planning approach that's seeded in developing strong relationships. Her favorite part of working weddings is seeing how personal each wedding is based on the couples' tastes and vision. She has a passion for travel and is always on the search for good food and drinks. When she's not planning weddings, she enjoys hanging out at home with her family, a good bottle of wine, and a board game!

Lead Planner

Janelle

Cheyanne's gracious and easy-going demeanor has brought so much joy to couples and teammates alike! She started her journey with Beyond Smitten Events in early 2019 after moving to the Sacramento area. She has a gift for anticipating needs and acting on them in the most thoughtful ways. With her background in customer service, she's a pro at navigating sticky situations whether it's during the planning process or on the wedding day itself. She gets the most joy from spending quality time with her family and her pup!

Lead Planner

Cheyanne

-ALLEGRA & CLAYTON | SWAN LAKE FARM | GRANITE BAY, CAlifornia

"We would have been lost without our incredible wedding planner Mae Mallon of Beyond Smitten Events. A planner was absolutely crucial, seeing as neither of us lived locally. Mae was an invaluable resource, offering everything from design ideas to excellent referrals, but more than that, she became a dear friend and shoulder to lean on, particularly as the pandemic became an inevitable part of every discussion. She was patient, poised, and so well-organized, with a gentle spirit and eternal optimism that kept us afloat on harder days. Professionalism with ease and authentic kindness!"