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How it all began

Events to a T was created and founded by Tiara Gamez. Tiara’s introduction to the wedding industry began while working alongside her husband, Torie Gamez, for wedding DJ company Sound By Design.

She quickly became a lover of all things weddings. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she moved to Chicago to pursue a career in event planning. While there, she worked for a large corporate event planning company and learned all the ins and outs of high bar events. 

In 2013, Tiara had the opportunity to plan her own wedding! At the same time, the couple decided to move back to Milwaukee and reconnect with friends and family. Tiara knew the Milwaukee wedding industry well already, but planning and executing her wedding was her chance to showcase what she could do and start building her own portfolio of events in the Milwaukee area. 

Events to a T officially began in December of 2013. She continued honing her skills, building relationships with Milwaukee vendors, and began to grow her team of associate planners. Since its origination, the Events to a T team has worked with over 200 couples and in 2019 was awarded Best Wedding Planner by Wisconsin Bride Magazine.

Tiara’s husband Torie has also made a successful career in the wedding industry. He is currently the Owner and President of Sound By Design, Films By Design, and Events By Design. Torie and Tiara are truly a powerhouse couple and continue to uphold and expand their legacy as event industry leaders in Milwaukee. 

AWARDS

La La Land

favorite rom-com

Summer - give me all the sunshine. The hotter the better too!

Favorite season

Bringing happiness to the people around me

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with a great workout and end cozying up on the couch with my boys (Torie, Julian, Ralphie and Murphy)

Perfect Day beginning & end

Black Sheep & Camp Bar 

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Maui

favorite place I've visited

Spending time outside with my family, walking, hiking, biking, pool day, etc.

in her free time

Love me a good hummus platter + Sangria

food & drink

Tiara's Faves

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My name is Tiara Gamez, and I am the Owner and Executive planner of Events to a T. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, I took my passion for the arts and creativity, and channeled it into event planning. It was through this that Events to a T was founded in 2013. I have now had the pleasure of working with over 100 couples, each of whom continue to inspire me and help me grow as an event planner. 

In the past, I never found myself getting too emotional at weddings, but after having my son Julian, that definitely changed. Now, I find myself tearing up multiple times throughout the day. The mother/son dance has become one of my favorite moments because I can't help but think about my little guy and this moment he and I will hopefully  share one day. 

When I am not planning events, you can find me planning my next adventure with my family or at my favorite Milwaukee hangouts like Camp Bar or Black Sheep. I also enjoy running long distances, binge watching Netflix, cuddling with my two dogs Murphy and Ralphie, and spending time with my husband, Torie and my son, Julian.

Owner & executive planner

Tiara Gamez

Meet the team

My Best Friend's Wedding

favorite rom-com

Cozy weather - Fall & Winter 

Favorite season

The love & loyalty I show to my friends and family

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with an iced chai latte & end with popcorn and a movie

Perfect Day beginning & end

Camp Bar & Dan Dan

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Santorini, Greece is the most amazing place I have ever been

favorite place I've visited

Traveling the world & experiencing different cultures with the people I love

in her free time

Pad Thai & Moscow mule with a splash of cranberry 

food & drink

Emily's Faves

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Emily Head

Senior planner

My name is Emily and I’ve been with the Events to a T team since 2015. What I love most about ETAT is the family-like relationships we have with each other and with our couples. It makes the experience of planning that much more special. Seeing all the little details come together and creating a magical experience for my couples and their guests is truly so rewarding. 

My favorite wedding day moment is the few seconds before sending the bride down the aisle and all the excitement & anticipation that moment holds. I am there fluffing her dress while calming her nerves and each time the doors finally open to send her down the aisle my eyes tear up. It is such a special moment that only a few people get to see which I feel blessed to be part of.

When I am not planning events you can find me being active with my little furbaby, Hadley & soon to be hubby, Ray. From our morning walks to get coffee or hours out on the lake, we are always on the move. Ray & I also have a deep love for music which is why you’ll find us at all different genres of concerts all year round. 

The Wedding Planner

favorite rom-com

Fall colors and Winter coziness

Favorite season

My sentimental value. I try to do everything in life with love and thoughtfulness.

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with a good cup of coffee
End with a cozy fire 

Perfect Day beginning & end

La Merenda and The Outsider

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

New York in the winter time is my favorite and I'd love to visit Thailand in the future

favorite place I've visited

Crafting and hanging with my boys

in her free time

Thai food & Champagne 

food & drink

Andrea's Faves

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My name is Andrea and I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Communications. I always knew my passion was event planning and had hopes to one day make it a career! Now having been with Events to a T since 2014, that has become a reality and it truly is a dream job. 

What really drew me to event planning and our company specifically is our couples. Over the course of planning one of the biggest days of your life, I form such a strong bond with my couples, it ends up feeling as if I’m marrying off some of my best friends! My favorite wedding day detail is just that, the details! I’m very sentimental, and I love adding those special touches throughout your event to make your wedding unique and personal to you and your guests!

When I am not planning events, I’m crafting or redecorating my home, while my sweet furbaby Lobo sunbathes on our deck. When not on our latest travel adventure, you can find my husband and I in our favorite place, our kitchen, blasting music and searching for that next great recipe! 

Senior planner

Andrea Gonzales-Evans

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

favorite rom-com

In a perfect world, it’d be sunny, 70 degrees, and fall year round.

Favorite season

My compassion for others

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with an iced latte & end with a glass of red wine

Perfect Day beginning & end

Finks & View MKE

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Cinque Terre, Italy - A string of 5 quaint, seaside towns. I would love to visit Indonesia.

favorite place I've visited

Spending quality time with my family and pups (Benson + Olive)

in her free time

Seafood & My dad’s old fashioned (secret family recipe!)

food & drink

Molly's Faves

Molly Schmelling

Associate planner

My name is Molly! I have always loved planning events (started with themed sleepovers, now we’re here!) and began planning larger scale events while studying Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I quickly realized that becoming a wedding planner would be the perfect tie between my detail-oriented mindset and compassionate personality. This dream led me to begin working for Events to a T in 2017.

Events to a T is unlike any other company I’ve worked for. We pride ourselves on the family-like culture we create within our team, and with our clients. You’re hiring a wedding planner, and gaining a new best friend. Win, win! My favorite wedding day detail is the emotion. You’ll always find me tearing up at some point in the day, typically during First Looks and First Dances - I am so thankful to be a part of such an intimate day between friends and family!

When I am not planning events, you can find me planning my next vacation… Next on my list: Germany! When I’m homebound, I enjoy socializing with friends at my favorite Milwaukee spots or snuggling on the couch with my pups.

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The Proposal

favorite rom-com

Fall all the way!

Favorite season

My loyalty and dedication

I’d like to be remembered for

A long walk with a latte ending with a movie and ice cream

Perfect Day beginning & end

Elsa’s and The Outsider

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

 Italy

favorite place I've visited

Reading and watching my favorite movies

in her free time

Pasta & Old Fashioned's

food & drink

Morgan's Faves

Morgan Van Hoof

Assistant planner

My name is Morgan, and I have been a wedding enthusiast for as long as I can remember! I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, where my passion for event planning began and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with my Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture. While interior design and wedding planning don’t appear similar, they both come down to the attention to detail, which made my jump between the two rather seamless. 

I just completed my first year with Events to a T and could not be more thankful to have found this company. I love the friendship that comes with working on this team, as well as the amazing talents these ladies bring to the table. You would be hard pressed to find a more passionate and supportive group. My favorite wedding day detail is the vows. I always get a little teary-eyed listening to the love-filled words and promises made between the couple in front of their closest friends and family.

When I am not planning events, you can find me curled up with a good book, watching The Office for the hundredth time, or hitting the dog park with my rescue pup, Winnie!

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27 Dresses

favorite rom-com

No better time than Fall!

Favorite season

My compassion and loyalty to my friends and family

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with a workout and end with a movie and white wine

Perfect Day beginning & end

Balzac & Jack’s American Pub

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Tanzania - full of culture and natural beauty 

favorite place I've visited

Backpacking in our National Parks

in her free time

Pasta & Cider

food & drink

Emma's Faves

Emma Rafferty

Assistant planner

My name is Emma and I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies. After planning countless trips with friends and family I knew that my love for planning needed to take a step further. Ultimately, that led me to seek out the wedding industry and Events to a T. Since joining Events to a T in 2017,  my love has only grown for event planning and the industry.

The best part of working for Events to a T is the family-like culture that we embody. The relationships we build with not only each other but with our clients is exactly what I want in a job. My favorite wedding day detail is the father daughter first look. I cry, every time! It’s always a sweet moment shared between the two and I can’t get enough of it!

When I’m not planning events you can find me in our National Parks. At least once a year you’ll find me off-grid, backpacking through another one of our National Parks, or off in Africa climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! 

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