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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 Riordan

Director of operations

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 & Client Experience

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

senior 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

Event 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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How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 

favorite rom-com

Fall (aka Spooky Season)

Favorite season

My compassionate personality and desire to help others

I’d like to be remembered for

A walk to Lake Michigan to start, and a movie night with friends, popcorn, and wine

Perfect Day beginning & end

Dorsia & Camp Bar

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Sevilla, Spain

favorite place I've visited

Shopping & reading a good book

in her free time

Any and all breakfast food & a Mimosa

food & drink

Haley's Faves

Haley Abbate

EVENT PLANNER

My name is Haley and I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism, Advertising/PR and Media Studies. Planning is something I have always loved from a young age. Whether it was planning my brother's birthday parties, to making a seating chart, menus, and placecards for Thanksgiving dinners, it has always been something I enjoy. I am happy to have found this career that has so seamlessly aligned with my passion for planning, and to be able to plan weddings is the cherry on top! 

My journey with Events to a T began with our sister company, Sound By Design. I was a photo booth attendant and loved seeing how much joy there was in the couple and their guests. I quickly realized I wanted to do more within this company, and was introduced to the wonderful ladies of Events to a T. I could not have found a better group of women to learn from, and I am proud to be a part of this team! 

When I am not planning events, I love spending time with my family, friends, and my fur baby. I am probably planning my next vacation, or binge watching Gossip Girl. 

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The Proposal

favorite rom-com

Summer! The warm weather and sunshine is my favorite

Favorite season

 Being kind to everyone I come across

I’d like to be remembered for

Start with a long walk along the lakefront and end with a good show and my pup

Perfect Day beginning & end

Zarletti & The Outsider

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

The Florida Keys was my favorite place I’ve ever visited and I can't wait to travel all around Europe, specifically Italy

favorite place I've visited

Loves to spend quality time with family, friends, and new puppy Graham

in her free time

Pasta & a nice glass of red wine

food & drink

Bailey's Faves

Bailey Petitgoue

EVENT PLANNER

My name is Bailey and I love all things wedding and design! My background is in the beauty industry, but my passion has always been in planning. I also love love, so when I found Events to a T it was the perfect fit. To build close relationships with people while we help them plan the biggest celebration of their lives is an absolute dream. My favorite moments during a wedding would have to be the first looks or the vows. I love the very special, but intimate moments between every couple that they get to share on their special day. When I’m not planning events, you can find me designing and decorating my first home, spending time with family and friends, or traveling.


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Bridesmaids! Duh!

favorite rom-com

Fall!

Favorite season

My fun loving and loyal personality

I’d like to be remembered for

My perfect day would start with coffee and a walk around Downtown Milwaukee and end with a sunset and wine

Perfect Day beginning & end

Dorsia and Jo Cat’s

Milwaukee Restaurant & Bar

Hawaii

favorite place I've visited

Spending time with family and friends (boating, football days, and movie marathons)

in her free time

Sushi & Chardonnay

food & drink

Cassi's Faves

Cassi Frank

EVENT PLANNER

My name is Cassidy and I am a graduate from WCTC with a degree in Business Management and Customer Service. My love for event planning came over time watching my Mom create event’s for her company! Watching her love and drive for planning events made me want to be a part of it just as much. My love continues to grow for the fun, and hard working company that Events to a T is. My favorite part about being part of every client’s wedding day is watching the day become everything the client’s hoped their day would be & more! Specifically, my favorite detail is all of the first look’s. To me, that moment is one of the most special and something that’ll be remembered forever. 

If I’m not planning events you can find me on the boat with my friends, snuggled up in bed watching Grey’ anatomy, or at Target trying to find anything to decorate my house! 

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