Seattle, WA

GATHER Events is a wedding planner located in Seattle, Washington. Originally Maris Events, the company was founded in 2010 by dynamic duo Alissa Lawton and Meredith Geffert. They are planners, designers and producers. Thinking of themselves as architects, they build your wedding piece by piece, from being OCD about your wedding plan to creating the aesthetic that translates your vision to life. Let them work with you to build your perfect day!

Services Offered

GATHER Events can provide a number of wedding planning services for your special day. With their stand-out ability to create custom decor, installations, florals and paper goods, their services allow them to add a personalized touch to your one-of-a-kind wedding. Additional services GATHER Events has available include the following:

  • Partial planning

  • Full planning

  • Event design

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out of 5.0
7 Reviews
Quality of Service
Laura Allin and all the Gather girls are true dream weavers! We hired Laura / Gather for soup-to-nuts planning for our 3 day wedding weekend in Joshua Tree, and the result was pure magic...we are still floating. Word to the wise: enlisting their full services is 100% worth it (for secondary events too), and actually ends up saving you money on the backend. The wedding Laura created for us was the most magical thing my husband or I have ever known, period. Our guests have all been saying the same thing: "it was the most magical wedding they've ever been to." Laura did so much more than put on a memorable event; everyone felt transported to another place and time by the amount of beauty, love, and warmth of that night. Laura has an engineer's logistical brilliance combined with a set designer's sense of color, texture, and vibe, and a psychiatrist's emotional intelligence. As a designer, I had very specific ideas about decor and vendors, which made the wedding one big creative collaboration with Laura at the helm. Always steering things firmly in the right direction, always with a keen eye for details, and always with the perfect tone. Our wedding was a logistical rubik's cube. Our hearts were set on a stunning venue in the middle of the desert without cell service and no infrastructure. We wanted to bring 140 people to this place, and somehow make the whole thing ELEGANT to top it off (without going broke). Thanks to Laura and her wonderful team's vast amount legwork and trips to the desert, everything happened smoothly and on time. She alleviated our stress and made planning fun. She shared in and contributed to the collaborative, creative spirit of the wedding (she even stitched custom flags for our tent!). She managed the million moving parts with absolute competence and a steady hand. Most of all, she values and appreciates the magnitude of marriage and love above all else. She became our friend, and left an indelible mark on our lives in the process.
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Gather Events is absolutely wonderful! We hired them for month-of coordination of our wedding as well as a couple of initial planning and design consulting add-on meetings. Besides deciding to get hitched, it was hands-down the best wedding-related decision we made! Unlike some of the other LA-based wedding planners I spoke to, Sarah and Laura were very respectful of our non-celebrity-level budget from the start, and had tons of creative suggestions on how to maximize the fun without blowing our budget, like hiring a taco truck to save on renting china, and making it a roving reception that incorporated the site's available eclectic seating. They have excellent connections to both up-and-coming talents and established vendors, and have a stellar reputation in the industry. I found that mentioning their name had an "open sesame" effect-- suddenly elusive or in-demand vendors would respond with great enthusiasm to my emails. I mostly worked with Laura in the month leading up to the wedding and she is an incredible person: whip smart, kind, creative, highly organized, and epitomizing grace under pressure. Her warm check-ins really kept me and the wedding planning on track. She instantly got the laid-back desert ranch vibe we were going for and had so many on-point ideas on how to make the wedding extra-special and "us," like having aguas frescas welcome drinks, a s'mores station, take-home Mexican blankets, and a polaroid guest book. Sarah was also amazing during the initial meeting and on the big day, and has a great sense of humour. It was really incredible working with both of them, and both my husband and I, as well as our family and friends, were absolutely thrilled with how the wedding turned out. I can't count the number of times guests have told me it was the "best wedding ever." Thanks to Gather, I was able to relax and have the time of my life. I really miss seeing Laura's emails pop up in my inbox and wish I could hire her as a life planner!
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Robin and the Gather team were so incredibly perfect for us. They listened to our vision and brought it to life. They had a great knowledge of all vendors, provided us with so many great choices. They took care of all the little details, allowing us to relax on our big day. They made coordination with all vendors easy. We felt like we were planning our wedding with the most professional and fun friends! Gather was responsive and professional. Robin kept us on schedule, coordinated promptly and provided great feedback for all our questions. We cannot recommend Gather enough. They take care of you from start to finish. They are with you every step of the way. We felt like their top priority. Day of, they give us space to experience our day, while also taking charge of coordinating everything seamlessly. We had a vision and Gather made it come to life. They helped in our most stressful times, then allowed us to enjoy our greatest moments. They were our total support! We highly recommend them!
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