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


    Jacob Albano

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  • 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 b... Read more

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    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!

    Adrienne Lufkin

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  • 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.

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    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.

    Luke Furtney

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  • 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 Photography

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    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!

    Chris Wilsey

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  • Easily the most professional service person I have ever worked with. She is always on her game and conversations with her are something I look forward to. Paula takes the stress out of planning your event and you just know it will be exactly what you had dreamed of!

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    Dear Chris - You bring a smile to my face! Thank you so much for this incredible shout out AND your 5 stars. We are thrilled that our dedication is recognized and that you and Kate have such comfort and trust in us. Our conversations are truly a highlight! With gratitude! Paula

    Diane Duffus

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    5 out of 5
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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.

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    Thank you so much Diane for sharing your confidence in us!!! We are so grateful to have your positive thoughts included on Wedding Wire!

    Monica Gerard-Sharp

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  • Paula, I owe you so many thanks. You did such an extraordinary job and were the most delightful wing woman throughout. My guests were completely wowed and raved that it was the best party they'd been to in ages. You tapped in to my vision and with your creative talents realized everything I was imagining and brought it all to life! Your lighting designer was totally superb. Thank you, Paula, for everything you did to make this happen so beautifully.

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    Having hosted endless, elaborate events and parties yourself, I am immensely grateful and honored to receive this accolade. Not often do we have the opportunity to unleash creativity to this level and in the such a gorgeous private setting. So I thank you for trusting me as your wing woman throughout our flight through Asia. Where to next?

    Tara Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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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!)

    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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    Dear Tom & Regina, So honored to have worked with such lovely parents as well as your son and daughter-in-law. Thank you so much for your kind words and welcoming us onto your property with such hospitality. Our best, Paula and Mickaela Your Event

    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.

    Allegra Siravo

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    5 out of 5
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  • From start to finish Paula and her team anticipated our needs, provided a calm and organized influence over our event and vendor team, and were attentive to every detail that made our wedding day and planning process so special. During a wedding season that could've ended in disaster, Paula was proactive in communicating with all vendors and reworking the plan as many times as we needed in order to feel safe, taken care of, and maintaining the integrity of our vision. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Paul and her team--from their attention to detail, to their kindness with everyone in our family the day of--we got so much more than we bargained for!

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    Working with the both of you through these last months was an absolute honor. You leaned in, made tough decisions and trusted me through the turmoil and in navigating through the uncharted. We did it, together!!! To get you both to the aisle and to your well deserved celebration with a pause in the rain and a welcome of sunshine, I'd say was our grande finale. In that moment, I knew that we had finally gotten on the other side. No one deserved that beam of light more than than the two of you. Cheers to you both and doing it all again in 2021!

    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!!!

    M T

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  • When we began planning our event, we had no idea that we would be faced with challenges related to COVID. We are thrilled we had Paula by our side to help us plan a wonderful event. Paula has tremendous attention to detail and an impeccable eye. But, most importantly, she is gracious and lovely to work with.

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    Thank you so much for trusting us through this year and for the opportunity to create a beautiful and safe event for you and your guests. We were so honored and grateful to see it to a successful end!

    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!

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