Mary Vines, Coordinator

Mary started as an assistant but her personality and work ethic have made a an integral part of the 2 Friends Events team.  Clients and staff absolutely love working with her.

Jamie Ross-Babendir, Coordinator

Jamie is a certified wedding planner. Her education gives her an extensive knowledge of wedding traditions and the 2FE approach helps her add a modern twist to event planning.

Lindsay was interviewed for an article about the wedding planning industry by ABC 7 News. 

Here Comes the Guide conducted an anonymous survey of past couples and vendors that we work with to certify us for their site.  Click here to read the feedback they received. 

Nichole Simpson, Owner

Nichole got her start in corporate events.  She has always loved the variety that being an event planner brings and truly shares in the excitement that each couple feels on their wedding day.  Her background keeps her focused on the timeline and budget and her light-hearted approach keeps her clients focused on having fun.  Nichole has developed great friendships with the couples she has worked with and loves to hear how their lives progress.

Kristen Kubiak, Stylist

Kristen has always had an eye for design.  She loves taking an idea and bringing it to life.  Clients love her diverse style and are always thrilled with the unique décor ideas she incorporates into each wedding. 

Chrystal Keller, Florist

Chrystal got her start working in flower shops during high school.  With over 18 years of experience, she still feels like a kid in a candy store when 

she visits the flower mart.  Clients are always amazed at her beautiful arrangements

Lindsay Becht, Owner

Lindsay was deemed "The Event Planner" in her circle of friends. She believes that each event is unique, which is one of her favorite parts of the job.  Lindsay treats each wedding as if it were her own.  Couples love her relaxed personality and excellent organizational skills.  Her caring nature makes her a friend to her clients and she loves getting updates from them after the wedding ends and their married life begins.

Our Family

Lindsay & Joe

"It was like something out of a movie."

 

Hiring 2 Friends Events was the best decision my husband and I made in the planning process for our wedding.    Nichole and Lindsay worked closely with us the whole time and made the planning process as stress free as possible.  They went with us to view as many venues as needed and even proposed options that we didn't know were available.  I feel that they went above and beyond what other wedding planners were offering and I would definitely hire them again if I were planning another event.  I don't know how we would have handled everything the day of without them.  Thank you for everything Nichole and Lindsay!


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2 Friends Events was founded in 2010.

Lindsay and Nichole met as co-maids of honor in their friend Wendi's wedding.

Our couples have been featured in an ad campaign for Men's Wearhouse, Ceremony Magazine and HuffPost Weddings.

2 Friends Events was awarded Best of The Knot for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and were inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2017.  Only 2% of vendors receive this award and it is based solely on client reviews.

At 2 Friends Events, our #1 goal is to ensure that couples enjoy the planning experience.  Whether clients want timeless elegance or fun and funky, we work with each couple to plan an event that makes all of their dreams come true. 


We have one motto when it comes to event planning...have fun!  We do this by starting with a realistic budget and then tackling the planning process one step at a time.


With over 10 years of experience, we know how to manage every aspect of an event.  We work with vendors and negotiate on behalf of our clients to ensure they get the highest quality at the best price.


Click here to read an article that explains the role of a wedding planner.


Fun Facts

Testimonials

Who we are

Kerri Teyler, Coordinator

Kerri has been in the wedding industry for over 16 years. She has worked as a planner, DJ, catering manager and bartender.  Her wide variety of experience makes her an excellent wedding planner. 

Saskia Winter, Coordinator

Saskia has over 10 years of experience. She also works as a designer and stylist. She is very detailed and has a great creative eye. Her planning style is happy and relaxed whilst staying precise.

Erin Meadows, Coordinator

Erin got her start planning weddings in New Zealand.  She has lived in the states for many years with her husband and children.  Her easy going and calm demeanor make her the perfect wedding planner.

Our planning tips have been featured in many articles for The Knot and in The Bump Magazine

Sarah Martinez, Coordinator

Sarah got her start as a coordinator for a church in the East Bay.  Couples say that her experience and friendly personality help give them a sense of calm on their wedding day.

Amy McKinney, Coordinator

Amy started as an assistant at 2 Friends Events and fell in love with wedding planning.  She learned quickly and clients loved her so she naturally progressed into her role as a lead coordinator.

Jen Allgrove , Coordinator

Jen got her start working for a catering company but always had a passion for event planning.  She loves that each wedding is unique and truly enjoys working with couples to plan their special day.

2 friends Events is a featured vendor on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Off Beat Bride and Here Comes the Guide.