Sustainable, full-service wedding planning, design & production
A love for the planet & people that makes for spectacular events
The Heart of Our Work
There’s wedding planning that can feel stressful, overwhelming or over-the-top. And then there’s wedding planning that chooses a more easeful route – one that follows your pace, whether you’re designing an intimate boutique wedding or a large-scale event . At Brannan Events & Design, we do things a little differently – prioritizing comfort over stress, and mindfulness over wastefulness, while delivering a fun, enchanting day that’s so perfectly you. We care just as much about elevated design as we do making sure the flowers are sourced locally and the staff are being paid fair wages. We want to throw a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for you while being mindful of the impact we’re making on the planet. It’s our hope you’ll join us in these efforts because together, we’ll create the most amazing celebration that goes beyond your wildest dreams.
“Elise is such a down to earth and calming presence that any bride needs by her side.
Elise was our planner for our Napa wedding in September of 2022. Her and her team are absolutely amazing. Elise is such a down to earth and calming presence that any bride needs by her side. She helped us do a full buildout at a home in Calistoga, CA and made sure we had all the design elements in place as well as all of the logistical elements no bride wants to hear about (generators, kitchen buildout, shuttle capabilities, etc). She helped us allocate all of our vendors and kept in constant communication with them to make sure the day of, was perfection. The entire day was magic. We wouldn’t have been able to have our wedding without her and I couldn’t recommend her enough!
— Lara a
Tailored packages that fit just right
We love delivering personalized, unique weddings that feel good. That’s why as a boutique company with sustainability in mind, we only take a limited amount of weddings per year.
Wedding planning, design & execution
Enjoy a fun, collaborative and laid-back planning experience that reflects who you are as a couple. You’ll be surprised at how fun the planning process can be — because it’ll feel so effortlessly like you.
Intimate Full Service
Wedding planning, design & execution
The same as the Full Service package, this package focuses on boutique celebrations of 40 guests or fewer.
you dream it, we create it
From one-of-a-kind seating charts to stunning backdrops and great design, we can help bring your vision to life. Inquire to see how we can work together.
Full Service event packages start at $18,000.
our Six-Step Signature Process
We’ll sit down for our first planning meeting to discuss your ultimate vision for the big day. In a cohesive collaboration, we’ll look at your inspiration, go over vendor profiles, and get a full sense of your design aesthetic, preferences and ultimate vision.
Your Vendor Curation
We’ll be in collaboration every step of the way. We’ll create your budget, curate custom vendor recommendations, and establish timing for booking vendors. Throughout this process, expect consultations and meetings to review proposals and select your vendors.
Our team creates a fully flushed-out design board, helping you visualize all of the elements of your wedding, including the aesthetic and a mockup of your curated table-scape. This is a collaborative process – so we’ll work together and get it just right so it feels like you.
Expect all the nitty-gritty details to be handled by our talented team: the guest RSVPs, the timeline, the floor-plans, your wedding website — just to name a few. We extensively collaborate and review with your vendor team to make sure everything goes smoothly. When the big day approaches, we’ll do final confirmations & check-ins, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
Making events mindful & memorable since 2015
Hello! My name is Elise (she/her) and I founded Brannan Events & Design in 2015 with a mission to help create beautiful, unique and memorable celebrations that directly reflect your vision and personality.
As an environmental and social justice advocate, I believe it’s part of my responsibility as an event professional to do everything I can to be conscious, inclusive, and sustainable when it comes to producing an event. I want you to enjoy your celebration that’s as beautiful and personal as it is caring and planet-friendly. At Brannan Events & Design, we believe that every wedding can be as unique and special as it is inclusive and conscious of the world around us.
“If I could suggest only making one investment for your event it would be to hire Elise
I cannot begin to say enough about Elise. To say we couldn’t have done it without Elise seems somewhat cliché but is nothing short of the truth. We were blessed to contract with Elise for my daughter’s wedding in Yosemite. We were completely at ease the moment we met with Elise. We knew she would be the one we could lean on and she would take care of every detail which would enable us to enjoy the wedding planning process and create a spectacular day. Elise is not only a joy to work with, she is extremely professional, very organized, and has a natural creative talent. Elise listened and worked with the bride’s vision and because of Elise’s creative ideas we implemented it made for a perfect day. Never once did I worry that something wouldn’t get done as I knew Elise was on it. If I could suggest only making one investment for your event it would be to hire Elise at Brannan Events!
— Julie F
A's To Your Q's
All of our Full Planning packages include a custom and comprehensive design. We also take on a limited number of interior design projects each year.