So nice to meet you! Dreaming up an incredible event is one thing. Executing it is another. Thankfully, our team is curated with Sacramento-based wedding planners who are not only design-wise creatives, but we possess the refined expertise necessary to see your vision through. We believe there’s just as much fun to be had in the planning process as the actual wedding day, and we bask the opportunity to walk alongside couples in their journey to the altar–bringing ease and joy to each stage. 

We do this with intentional questions, thoughtful listening, humor and kindness. Time and time again, these elements have been the foundation of not only a seamless event, but a planning season our couples treasure for years after. 

We work with couples who want to be present on their wedding day and live in the moment each day of their lives outside of the planning process. Couples choose us because we are client-focused and can anticipate their needs before they know what they are.

As a team, we have the ability to understand their quirks, execute their vision and put them at ease. We approach each event confidently and draw from past experiences to successfully and seamlessly breathe life into their vision. We educate our couples, take the guess work out of a stressful process, and ultimately get to know their priorities so we can advocate for them on the big day!


about us

our couples

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 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 


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


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. Her favorite part of a wedding day is that special pause right before she sends someone down the aisle. 

wedding assistant