"The most important thing to remember as a planner is that it's not your wedding. You are there to make your client's dreams come true in the easiest and most stress-free way possible…in the way that they were originally dreamed"
Amanda O’Callaghan is a fifteen-year veteran of the wedding industry in her eighth year of planning in New York City, Hudson Valley and the Central New York area. At age sixteen Amanda’s love of weddings began while working as a cater-waiter at a family managed banquet hall on the Connecticut Shoreline. Since then, she has grown to be the Director of Events at one of the major NYC wedding venues, Housing Works Bookstore for 7 years and then made the big jump to branch out on her own private planning venture.
Fondly referred to among friends and colleagues as “A-plan-da”, Amanda has worked over 500 weddings (and counting) over the course of her more than 15 years in the industry. She doesn’t kiss and tell but has planned for several celebrity clients and her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and People Magazine.
Amanda founded byAmanda Event Studio during her tenure at Housing Works Bookstore; spurred by the realization that there is a particular type of couple that is ignored by the NYC wedding industry. Not every couple wants to get married in Buckingham palace. What every couple wants is a wedding that reflects their personalities. What every couple needs is help to plan and execute the wedding of their dreams. What no couple needs is to break the bank trying to have that experience. Amanda has developed an affordable and down to earth approach to wedding and event planning perfect for New Yorkers looking to have a unique, flawless, and tailored wedding or event.
Amanda lives in, and loves, Brooklyn. She has worked in, and is well-versed in the operations of, several Brooklyn venues including: the Montauk Club, The Power House Arena, Weylin B. Seymour's, and the Green Building as well as countless Manhattan, Long Island City, and Hudson Valley venues.