5 Fabulous Rhode Island Wedding Planners Who Can Perfectly Execute Your Vision

newlywed couple with their dog on their wedding day, planned by Cose Bella Events, an excellent Rhode Island wedding planner

The woodsy northern towns. The incredibly beautiful coast. The lavish Newport mansions. The charming, bustling center of Providence. Rhode Island is such a wonderfully diverse place to tie the knot. Whether you grew up here or whether Lil’ Rhody just holds a special place in your heart, you’ve always imagined your big day taking place in your favorite part of the state, with its own unique flair…but you might feel a bit overwhelmed with tying all the pieces of your vision together. That’s where these knowledgeable Rhode Island wedding planners come in! Keep reading & learn more about 3 planners who can help you craft the day of your dreams.


Learn all about 5 of the most creative & caring Rhode Island wedding planners


Cose Bella Events

Based in Warren, RI (but ALWAYS down to travel for destination weddings!), Rachel Koger of Cose Bella Events is a creative wedding designer who’s always had a strong passion for art. She’s done it all, from painting to mixed media to remodeling. However, she found her true calling in helping couples design the day of their dreams. 

“I love, love, LOVE what I do,” she shared. “I love being able to be creative, I love helping my clients, and honestly, I love making their dreams come true. Taking the stress away on their special day by ensuring quality and their vision coming to life is truly a gift,” she went on. “I love making people happy- what better time to do this than on one of the most special days of their lives!”

While her artistic background, personability and caring nature make Rachel an asset to the wedding industry, it’s the quality of her service that truly sets her business apart. “I am ALWAYS on site,” she explains. “We also stay from morning (hair and make up arrival) to the end of the event (15 hour days sometimes). We provide check ins for all packages large and small- even just our day-of coordination packages, to ensure their day is perfect.” 

If you and your partner are a free-spirited, laid-back couple looking to plan a whimsical, unique, and unforgettable event, definitely reach out to Rachel at Cose Bella Events! (Especially if you’re planning a destination wedding in Italy – it’s her dream project!)


newlywed couple posing for sunset photos on the beach after their wedding, planned by Cose Bella Events, a Rhode Island wedding planner


Soirees by Sonia

Soirees by Sonia has one simple motto – “Your day – your way – stress free!” One quick conversation with Sonia will give you reassurance that she’s a wedding pro on a mission to make your day fabulous. Sonia is a goal-getter with over 10 years of industry experience, and she wants to make sure your entire planning experience is fantastic from start to finish. 

Sonia is also known for her collaborative nature, and it’s what makes her such an excellent choice as a Rhode Island wedding planner – she truly wants to advocate for her clients and assure them that they’ve got a dedicated person on their team! 

“I take day-of coordination to a different level,” she shared. “I want to be on the journey with clients and the vendors they choose. We are all working for the same client and everyone needs to bring the A game.  This way we all are on the same page, same goal, same focus- making the couple’s dream come true!” You won’t have to worry about a thing with Soirees by Sonia handling your wedding planning.


Sea Breeze Events

Cliodhna Kelleher of Sea Breeze Events has always had a knack for planning and managing parties and celebrations of all kinds. She realized how much she enjoyed planning her own wedding. And that’s when she began excitedly offering her talent and passion for event planning to some friends. This would eventually lead to the creation of Sea Breeze Events: a fully custom, client-centric wedding planning business in Newport! 

Cliodhna describes her approach to event planning as motivational, flexible, and logical. “I consult with my couples to see what they may or may not need, and work from there,” she explained. “And when something comes up on the day of a wedding, there is always a logical solution.” Cliodhna is committed to always being there to provide that solution so that your day can flow seamlessly!

Cliodhna is unique among Rhode Island wedding planners in that her offerings are completely customized to fit each couple’s needs. “I don’t have set pricing as I work based on what each couple actually needs,” she explained. She understands just how important it is during the planning process to have someone on your team who truly understands your goals and vision for your big day. “I aim to provide good service and, if anything,  to help couples  enjoy and love the wedding planning process as much as I did.”


Becky’s Event Coordinating

Based just over the RI border in eastern Connecticut, Becky Stewart’s wedding planning business, Becky’s Event Coordinating, was born out of her background in Communications, and her longtime passion for planning. After successfully planning her first wedding (and loving it), Becky’s family and friends began to take notice, asking for her expert assistance with planning their own events. It was planning her own vow renewal that inspired her to turn her passion into a full-fledged business.

“I love working with clients and making their day special. I absolutely love planning and getting into the nitty gritty of events. The details matter to me!” Becky shared. In addition to being super detail-oriented, one major quality that sets Becky apart from other Rhode Island wedding planners is her willingness to go above and beyond. “I am a very accommodating planner,” she shared. “I want to make sure [my clients’] day is perfect, so I will jump through hoops to make sure their event in flawless.” You can rest assured that Becky will leave no stone unturned when it comes to all the little details of your big day.

MORE: Looking for other local wedding vendors with the same attention to detail & passion for making your wedding unique? Check out 14 of my favorite Boston wedding vendors!


SES Events

Like many small business owners, Shannon St. Ours of SES Events spent her fair share of time in the corporate world before dedicating herself fully to her passion. “I knew early on that I had wedding planning in my blood,” Shannon declared, thanks to her natural passion for organizing & logistics. “I finally made the leap in 2018 to quit my full-time job and do planning exclusively – and I’m beyond lucky that I haven’t had to look back once!”

One of the many things that makes SES Events special is the level on which Shannon values close connections & friendships with her clients. “Our couples are the coolest people,” she shared. “I thoroughly enjoy learning about their journey and getting to know them. And having a front row seat to love is such an incredible reward! We strive to create + design memorable weddings that are a direct reflection of our couple’s story, vision, and personalities.”

Shannon also prides herself on being very approachable & available to her clients, always willing to help with whatever they may need. “We want you to want to ask us allll the things,” she said, “and to know that we are with you, having your back, every step of the way, to ensure you can be fully present on your wedding day!” You simply cannot go wrong with SES Events as your Rhode Island wedding planner!

SES Events is based in Warwick, RI, but will happily travel for weddings throughout Southern New England (and worldwide!).


Rhode Island wedding planners

Think you’ve found your dream wedding planner in this roundup? Many planners and coordinators are booking further in advance than ever before, so get in touch ASAP! With any one of these Rhode Island wedding planners by your side, you can relax and enjoy all the fun and excitement of dreaming up your big day – without any of the stress! And you can craft a day that’s wholly meaningful and reflective of who you are as a couple.

While my photography business is based in Massachusetts, I was born and raised in RI, and so it will always have a special place in my heart…and will always be one of my favorite places to photograph weddings! If you’re planning on marrying in RI, I’d love to chat about capturing your big day. Reach out here to start the conversation!

If you’re still searching for your ideal Rhode Island wedding venue, check out this roundup of some of my favorites! And if you’re in need of more resources as you plan your RI wedding, click the blog links below!

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