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Planner in Millerton, NY,
(518) 398-9500
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  • 16 Reviews


    Tara Kelly

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  • Five stars in every category doesn't even begin to describe how good Paula Smith is. Before hiring Paula as our event planner I had worked with her in her capacity as a graphic designer and her artistry, attention to detail, timeliness, and desire to deliver the very best she could, gave me the confidence that everything Paula touched would turn to gold. And it did. The stakes were very high on this job as it was a very complex event and I was going to be away the week prior through the actual event; she was in effect stepping into my shoes. Paula got up to speed very quickly and upped the game at the same time, bringing a level of expertise and tapping into resources that enhanced our event beyond what we had envisioned. It is seldom that one can give an unqualified rave review but Paula earned that and more! And, perhaps the most important part, Paula's calm, kind and generous spirit infused every conversation and interaction.

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    Forever grateful to you Tara for having the confidence to bring me into this challenging fold and letting me run with it. Not always the case to have such creative license, inspiration from a client's art collection and the most gorgeous private venue setting one could imagine. This assignment was completely inspiring and exhilarating! And working with you on the front end, a dream! I truly appreciate and am very thankful for these kind words. (And for the record, I DO own a wand and keep it handy at all times!)

    Bea Rue

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  • Working with Paula for a wedding she designed and produced was an absolute delight. Not only was she extremely organized and communicative (so important for us vendors!), but she always had a kind word and a big smile, even during the stressful day-of event setup. We’ve worked with many event planners, and Paula is by far the kindest, most creative, and obliging of the bunch. The wedding we witnessed firsthand was absolutely stunning, and the couple couldn’t have been happier. If you have the chance to work with her, please do!! It will be a gift to yourself and everyone involved!

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    How wonderful to be acknowledge by part of the team! Thank you both for these lovely accolades and most importantly for all you did to contribute to a successful & F U N wedding day for R+A.

    Rory Connolly

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  • Paula is an exceptional event planner with an artistic eye and easy going manner. She took great care to understand our unique vision, and she carried that vision through from the big picture items down to the smallest of artistic details. She is super organized and an excellent communicator. She manages vendors with ease. She made our wedding day easy breezy and stress free. It was a beautiful, magical event, and we would 110% recommend her!

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    Thank you Rory & Meghan for this gracious review. Working with you and for you in transforming a working dairy farm into your magical wedding day was truly an honor and a feat that rewarded on so many levels. Nature surely delivered - through sun, thunder, wind, storms and finally a star-filled night, we weathered it joyfully and fully. What an exceptionally beautiful Berkshire couple and wedding!!!

    Elizabeth S.

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  • I have known Paula for a long time as a talented designer and artist. And as I began to plan a special birthday luncheon for my husband, I asked for her creative help. Paula designed and printed unique invitations and menus. She then had the creative vision to turn party favors into place cards. At the end she coordinated perfect flower arrangements. And I had the luxury of not worrying about a thing, just enjoying the day!

    Juliet Lofaro

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  • I have thrown a lot of parties in the past. When it was time for me to announce my new studio and have an opening to show the space and my current work like an art gallery, I called on Paula. Our first conversation blew my mind. She had a concept that covered time of year, time of day, how I would publicize it. At the studio for our second conversation, we had the timeline and decor vision set to go. For my photography, I was busy making prints and editing what to show for the opening. She even helped with how to display them and what groups went where in the studio that would double as a gallery that day. Her taste is sophisticated and contemporary. Up until the event, she was like the secret co-host who I could contact about jitters, how to word something, or discuss glassware. It was really fun to work with Paula and I'd recommend her for any event you're dreaming up.

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    Working with you on your opening party and staging your photography was so wonderfully satisfying, Art + Celebration...two of my favorite things! Thank you so much for the opportunity to feature YOU that day!

    Thomas James

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  • We found Paula Smith to be more than a superb planner and organizer. She actively contributed her good will and all her efforts toward creating a loving and festive event, which the wedding certainly was. We are deeply grateful for the role she played and the effectiveness she inspired in everyone who worked on the wedding and its details.

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    It was truly my honor to work with you and your wonderful family so closely and absolutely heavenly to have the backdrop of your magnificent setting as our canvas. So grateful!

    Jordan Rochelson

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  • Paula has a remarkable ability to think about things that we never would have considered! Her thoroughness and communication was appreciated and helped the vision for our day come to life.

    Lisa Thomas

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  • I have worked with Paula on event planning for over 15 years and have nothing but positive things to say about her professionalism, creativity and organization. In my capacity as head of a not-profit organization, I worked with Paula on the development, design and execution of numerous fundraising events including two large gala events that involved cocktail receptions, dinner, live and silent auctions, and gift bags. Paula handled all aspects of these events with a can-do attitude and brought to them her creativity and aesthetic acumen. I have also asked Paula to design and execute events for me personally, and have used her design services for invitations, business cards, announcements and website design. Paula is a delight to work with, always positive, enthusiastic and giving of her time and talent.

    Diane D.

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  • Paula's creativity, vision, planning, and execution of her work allow you to rest assured that all of your event details will be thoroughly attended to without worry, allowing you to focus instead on the more pleasurable and memorable aspects of your special day or event. You can and should have complete confidence in her abilities to provide for all of your event needs.

    Judith Laffey

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  • Paula is a confident and experienced event planner, she explained her vision for our event, kept it within our budget and was flexible when necessary with great alternate options. Besides being a creative and talented planner, she is compassionate, patient and understanding. Keeps things calm always!

    Hillary Henderson

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  • Paula is a truly talented event planner! I can't say enough good things about the work she does and the magic she creates! She embraces a vision or theme and makes it come to life in the most unique and memorable ways. She is a delight to work with, is truly enthusiastic about making your event the most special day ever. She is responsive, punctual, professional and candid (with a great sense of humor!). Any bride would be lucky to work with her!

    Odaria Finemore

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  • Paula is a professional, easy to work with, unflappable and fun planner who has an incredible creative vision! She listened to what we wanted and creatively turned our event into a successful masterpiece that was beyond our expectations. She is detailed orientated, efficient and highly organized and ensures your event is stress and hassle free. No detail is forgotten, everywhere your eye rests Paula’s creative magic has touched and she strives to ensure that your event (as well as the planning) runs smoothly and is a fun, happy, enjoyable, memorable experience where your voice shines. Every detail of your day will be thought through and executed at the highest creative and functional level. She absolutely goes above and beyond! Paula is by far the very best planner I have dealt with! Paula will bring a concept to your creative vision, keeps you on track, on budget, she manages and foresees all the stresses, plus she has a team of dedicated, unique and creative suppliers who ... Read more

    Amelia S.

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  • Over the years, Paula has created numerous events for me including whimsically themed birthday parties and gorgeous graduation celebrations. Paula's expertise in the business is unparalleled, as she brings 30 years of professional graphic design experience to her repertoire as a planner and coordinator. Paula's passion and spirit are infectious, which is sure to make every bride and groom feel comfortable and genuinely cared for. Paula's attention to detail and eye for aesthetic, in both extravagance and simplicity, offers couples an experience they will never forget. With her bubbly personality, a wide range of skills, and the ability to think innovatively, Paula sets herself apart from other planners. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Paula to any couple looking to have a seamless, unique, and tailored experience.

    Maud Andrew

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  • Having Paula Smith coordinate my daughter’s wedding made all the difference. Not only did she make sure 150 guests had a wonderful time, she was committed to making sure that the bride and groom and their families were able to enjoy every moment of the very special occasion. Her professionalism, thoughtfulness and attention to detail were unflagging. From our first phone call to her follow-up post wedding email, she was gracious, reassuring and genuine. Paula is truly responsible and very organized. She coordinated all aspects of the ceremony and reception, and when the day arrived she was discretely attentive and pleasantly decisive. Despite a day filled with showers, she worked with all involved to keep the ceremony outside, set against green mountains, freshly tilled fields and dramatic clouds. She toweled off seats, communicated with guests and musicians, and kept the schedule moving; amazingly the ceremony wrapped up just before the rain with everyone exclaiming it was a gorg... Read more

    Ann Stettner

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  • Paula Smith is unquestionably the most capable and professional event planner I have ever worked with. She has a fantastic aesthetic, works tirelessly and pays more attention to detail that anyone I have ever met. Working with Paula, I knew that every last detail would be perfect, and that the event would come off without a hitch! I cannot recommend Paula highly enough.

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