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I don’t want your wedding to be the best day ever.

Okay, hear me out: your wedding shouldn’t be your “best day ever”—because truth is, you've got plenty more best days to come.

Real talk? Your love story probably isn’t a fairytale. And that means that your wedding doesn’t have to look or feel like one either—so let’s ditch all of that pressure here and now. 

It’s totally normal to feel like you have to follow traditions or meet the expectations of your family—but that doesn’t mean you have to do things their way.

You know what I say? Do whatever the F you want.

When we work together, that's exactly what I'll encourage you to do. Guiding you in creating an unforgettable day to mark the beginning of the rest of your lives—screw a fairytale, let's throw an epic party.

I’m giving you one ICONIC day in a lifetime of many best days ever.

I’m not giving you your best day ever; 

The Madden Made Mission

break the rules

At Madden Made, we’re committed to
offering a fun, BS-free planning
experience for couples who aren't afraid to

We’re also fierce advocates for LGBTQ+
rights, social justice, and human rights. We
avidly work on putting our money where our
mouth is by not only welcoming all couples,
but also donating a portion of our profits
directly to non-profit organizations and
creating educational content about diversity
and inclusion in the wedding industry.

to design an epic, one-of-a kind
celebration. 

We're All about

Inclusivity, exceeding expectations, breaking the rules, being true to yourself, epic designs and experiences

we're NOT ABOUT

Following the crowd, performative allyship, discrimination, boring shit, people pleasing

what Madden Made
stands for

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meet kayla

Designing and planning a wedding that matches your vision—without resorting to or relying on played-out trends or having it become your full-time job—can be overwhelming, frustrating, and way more stressful than you may have realized, but it doesn't have to be.

My job is to create a safe space for you to be your most authentic self so you can feel confident planning a wedding that’s true to who you and your partner really are. 

As your wedding planner, I’m committed to being your fiercest advocate throughout every stage of the wedding planning and design process.

You are my only priority—not anyone else.

Lead Wedding Planner and Founder of Madden Made Events

Wedding planning isn't just what I do, it's who I am—and with every couple I work with, I only become more sure that this role is *exactly* where I'm supposed to be.

IF WE’RE MEANT TO BE

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

01

I’m a little obsessed with sardines (I even have them tattooed on me!)

02

I COULD NEVER DECIDE BETWEEN A PUB BEER OR A FANCY COCKTAIL

03

You can usually find me planning my next Northeastern getaway.

04

I’M A BUFFALO WING ADDICT
(FLATS ONLY, OR ELSE.)

get to know our planning assistants

meet the team

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Meet Greg

Greg is the quick-thinking, problem-solving, hands-on team player everyone wants to be around. With his comforting energy, he always goes above and beyond so couples can truly kick back and enjoy their day with zero stress.

Fun Facts:

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Meet Katherine

Katherine’s super power is kicking ass in high-stress situations—which is only matched by her ability to make you feel calm and collected, knowing she cares deeply about every aspect of your big day.

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Meet Kate

Kate is your go-to-girl with a sewing kit and is always ready to bust her ass to get shit done (no matter the task.) Oh, and she’s a blast to be around which keeps things fun.

Fun Facts:

Officiated his first wedding for a Madden Made couple, studied cinematography in school, favorite film is No Country for Old Men, is a WWII history buff and memorabilia collector.

Was once told she's a combo of all members of Queer Eye's Fab 5, life motto is "keep it fun & funky", has never eaten a fast food burger.

Considers herself a "true city girl" despite now living in a rural town with less than 5K people, is a mom of 2 beautiful babies, drives in complete silence.

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Meet Grace

For Grace, no task is too small or too big to tackle. She’s extremely calming to be around, and because her past work experience is in advocacy, she brings an unmatched level of care to all our couples.

Fun Facts:

Used to barrel ride in rodeos, has sung twice at Carnegie Hall, is obsessed with escape rooms, mysteries, and anything "whoodunnit".

Screw the fairytale wedding...

YOU’RE ABOUT TO HAVE A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION

Together, we’ll create an experience that reflects everything you are and nothing you aren’t, so you can feel completely confident that your wedding is actually yours.