The Bay Area, Northern and Southern California. Destination weddings welcome, both domestic and international, by special arrangement.
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With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to planning gorgeous, customized weddings. She tailors each event to suit the couple’s unique style and individual requests. Whatever your cultural background, event style or size of your wedding, Mandy has the expertise to bring your wedding vision to life.
- Maximizing your wedding budget to keep you on track
- Venue experience, scouting and selection
- Recommendation and coordination of a premier team of hand-picked wedding vendors
- Travel and concierge services for out-of-town guests
- Optional exquisite floral design
- Décor design and rentals including linens, lighting, draping, and tenting
- RSVP tasking
- International liaison
- On-site coordination of your entire event
- Personal and digital concierge
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“When Mandy and I discussed my wedding, I felt like I was having the only wedding in the world and that she was catering her style completely to my needs as a bride.”
“Her attention to detail, her vision and creativity, and her ‘can-do’ attitude are unparalleled.”
“When I sat down with Mandy for the first time, she took the concepts I had in my mind and described a total look and feel to the event in great detail. She clearly knew exactly what I was trying to envision and from that point I felt like I was in great hands.”
“She knew who to call, she negotiated the best rates to help stay in budget, and best of all, she gave us peace of mind.”
“She appears completely unflappable and always has a smile on her face.”
“Whether it was who to talk to about lighting or where we should go to for the best transportation prices, she had a connection to someone local and great.”
“My beautiful wedding wouldn’t have had all the lovely details that it did if it hadn’t been for Mandy’s suggestions. She had ideas for little touches that just made the day.”
“She was fabulous and exceeded all of our expectations.”
“She kept everyone upbeat and excited during the process and everyone in my bridal party thought she was just great.”
“She is also the most accessible person I’ve ever worked with, wedding or otherwise. When I emailed her, regardless of how small an issue, she got back to me within minutes.”
“She’s always cheerful and happy, and very very focused on the task at hand. She seems like she genuinely loves what she does, and it shows.”
“I felt like Mandy was more of a friend than a vendor by the end.”
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Questions and AnswersRead More Show Less
What 3 words best describe your work?Flawless, timeless, fun.
Tell us about your company name.Mandy Scott Events—what can I say? It's not very imaginative but I have my name above the door and it guarantees quality of service. My name and reputation are at stake with every event we plan and create because we don't hide behind an invented name.
Why should someone hire you?I want to make sure you enjoy every minute of the wedding day. The bride and groom should not be stressed by thousands of tasks. My team and I have a very detailed knowledge of the wedding locations and professionals in Northern California, and we help save time and money by making strategic professional suggestions (not decisions, those are yours) and by being in a stronger position to negotiate better rates for you.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?In a former life I was a qualified accredited CPA and project manager for an international investment bank coordinating large teams and big projects. I then trained as a floral designer after deciding perhaps banking was not for me for the long term. My immersion in the wedding industry began with my floral and décor design business and encountering so many couples that did not have the help of a wedding planner. Instead of watching them struggle, I offered my help. Gradually I began assisting couples with "month of" wedding planning and then later with full service. Now our team can make a huge difference to you by ensuring the planning and direction of your wedding is seamless and stress free.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?I keep a close eye on what's happening in interior design, fashion and technological developments. I frequently visit art exhibitions and read a ton of design magazines. I draw inspiration from all of these things.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?Every wedding is memorable to me for one reason or another. It might be some interesting family member or family dynamic, a unique design element we came up with for the couple, the weather, or the amazing team of professionals that made something happen against the odds.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?Trust your wedding professionals to do their job so you can enjoy every second of your big day. Your day goes by in a heartbeat, so don't waste it stressing about the details.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?Omnipresence! I'm a pretty good multi-tasker, but to be everywhere at once would be awesome!
What are 3 words that describe your personality?Energetic, caring, detail-oriented.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?Movie: Pretty Woman. Work of art: Anything by David Hockney.
What's your favorite quote?"Live well. Laugh often. Love much." Never sure who it is attributed to, but I try to live my life that way.
What's your favorite marriage advice?Work at it. Sometimes it's hard. Listen think before you say something you may regret later!
Extracurricular activities:Hiking in the headlands with my pooch Milo, design shows, movies, food and wine.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?Cannot think of anything I would rather do. I get to spend every day helping other people achieve their dream weddings AND I work in a room full of amazing flowers.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?Me and Milo out for a romp on Chrissy Field on the way home, followed by feet up with a glass of champagne and a good movie on the TV.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.Didn't I mention him already? Milo the wonder dog—my adorable Australian Terrier.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?Love love love sitting on the deck at Auberge Du Soleil at lunchtime looking out over the Napa Valley. Farm at Carneros Inn, Bungalow 44 in Mill Valley is a regular haunt, and Osha Thai on Union—their lunch special is to die for. All have a place in my heart!
About This Company
Mandy and her team have experience in locations across the USA and Hawaii as well as international locations including London, England, Paris, France and more. Language skills include American and British English, Spanish and French.
In addition to her role as CEO of Mandy Scott Flowers and Mandy Scott Events, Mandy is a leading board member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA).
Mandy Scott Events Covers These Areas:
- Bay Area
- East Bay
- Lake Tahoe / Northern Sierras
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- North Coast / Mendocino
- Sacramento / Gold Country
- San Francisco
- SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
- San Jose / South Bay
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- Yosemite / Mammoth / Forests
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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