About Us

From "Will you marry me?" to "I Do", Simple Elegance Event Planning is the affordable choice for all of your wedding design and event planning needs! With 20 years in account management, we pride ourselves on being highly organized and having a keen eye for detail. We will execute your day's timeline, so everything runs perfectly smooth.

Our other specialty? We love to decorate! Let us bring all of your visions to life! We will work with you to create a design for your celebration, then set up and decorate your venues.

We also offer rental selections that will add beauty to your ceremony and reception. Why buy when you can rent? No running from store to store searching for the perfect extras that you won't have space for after the wedding. Our prices are considerably lower than the local rental companies, and our rentals are delivered directly to your venue so you can be worry free.
 

Simple Elegance has partnered with one of the most prominent DJs in the tri-state area, DJ E.L. He brings talent and professionalism to the table, to round out our entertainment services of music, karaoke, trivia, and operation of our various mobile Photo Booths.

We are a one stop shop event company that strives to provide a positive and memorable overall experience for our clients.  We will help you create an event that your loved ones will be talking about for years to come!

 

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"I wanted to let you know that I was blown away with how the party turned out. From you keeping me on budget, to the decorations... It was beyond my expectations. I commend you on your creativity, professionalism and attention to detail. I didn't realize how much work goes into putting a party together, and you did it with ease. The music was on point and everyone danced the night away. Thank you and Jermaine again."

-Ferguson Graduation Party, The Tavern, New Britain, CT

 

"We rented the Photo Booth for my retirement party. It was a huge hit and a great keepsake for both me and my guests. Taryn & Jermaine were awesome to work with and didn't rush us to close up when the evening was coming to an end. They have the perfect personalities for their line of work,  had great props, and were very helpful getting people engaged and switching out poses. You could tell they were enjoying the event as well. Would definitely use them again and recommend them. Getting the photo booth was worth every penny!!"

-Grier Retirement Party, Casa Mia at the Hawthorne, Berlin, CT

"Taryn was the most amazing wedding planner.  She was with us start to finish and I don't know what I would had done without her.  She made the whole process of planning a wedding so easy and less stressful. Her creativity and ability to take our vision and help us make the most beautiful wedding was beyond anything I could have ever expected. And knowing I didn't have to worry about anything other than getting ready the morning of the wedding was such a load off my shoulders, so I could enjoy every moment of our special day.  I can't say enough about how much Taryn meant to my new husband and myself.  If anyone is on the fence about getting a wedding planner.... DO IT, and hire Taryn!  You won't be disappointed."

-Siegrist - Kristof Wedding, Tunxis Pavilion, Farmington, CT

"Thank you and my brother for doing a wonderful job! Over 600 photos taken! Money well spent."

-Forrester - Hopkins Wedding, Saltwater Farms Vineyard, Stonington, CT

 

"So happy we hired you!....thank you for your patience and your reminders!"

-LaBrocca - Cangialosi Wedding, Mill1 at Open Square, Holyoke, MA

"The group really enjoyed the photo booth...getting Simple Elegance Event Planning to perform this service was a great idea."

-CT Employees Union 50th Anniversary Party, Aqua Turf, Plantsville, CT

 

"Awesome job.....even when I added a last minute task!"

-Drake - Christiansen Wedding, Mill1 at Open Square, Holyoke, MA

"...it was great working with you and wedding was awesome. Seemed like it was perfect and I know how much work you put into that. I will def recommend you as a coordinator if anyone I work with is asking and hopefully we can do some weddings together in future! Would love to work with you again.."

-DJ Rudy C, Siegrist-Kristof Wedding, Tunxis Pavilion, Farmington, CT

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for making everything perfect! I loved every single aspect of the bridal shower!"

- Greene Bridal Shower, Casa Mia at the Hawthorne Inn, Berlin, CT

"It is with great pleasure to say that not once, but twice have I been blessed to have Taryn (Simple Elegance) party plan for my event. The latest event was my daughter’s sweet 16 and the theme was The Great Gatsby! Taryn was able to make the Norwich art theater into a scene from the movie for sure! Taryn takes all your ideas and turns them into reality based on your ideas. She goes to great lengths to make sure you get all of what you want even if it is a small budget. I truly am thankful all that she did for my daughter’s party and would highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance with their event. I will use Taryn for all my big events, I am sure of it!"

-Jones Sweet 16, Norwich Arts Theater, Norwich, CT

 

"You were professional, attentive and an absolute pleasure to work with!"

- Greene Bridal Shower, Casa Mia at the Hawthorne Inn, Berlin, CT

"Without (Simple Elegance) I would not have been able to throw such a well-designed and organized party. Additionally, Taryn was there the day of the party assisting my daughter and her court. She made it very clear that she was there to help and that I and others could go to her if need be. The party ran smoothly and I felt so much relief. After the party Taryn and her crew took down everything and made sure the venue was clean. Again, another lifesaver because after partying for hours I surely did not have the energy to do it.

-Jones Sweet 16, Norwich Arts Theater, Norwich, CT

"Thank you for being patient and kind! I couldn't have asked for anything else!"

- Greene Bridal Shower, Casa Mia at the Hawthorne Inn, Berlin, CT
 

"From the beginning, Taryn did an exceptional job. I did not know where to begin, when it came to planning a wedding, let alone decorate for it! She instantly put me at ease and used her decorating expertise to plan a jaw dropping ceremony/reception."

-Reis-Castro Wedding, The Portuguese Club, Newington, CT

"The decor was amazing! Wouldn't have changed anything! You all did a great job! All the guests loved it! Thank you so, so much!!!"

-Hamel-Mitrowski Wedding, Mill1 at Open Square, Holyoke, MA

"Although we had limited time...the team worked their magic, professionally and promptly, to bring to life my niece's exact vision for her night."

-Joseph Sweet 16, Whinstone Tavern, New Britain, CT

"Great job. A pleasure to work with and very highly recommended. Looking forward to another DJ E.L. led event."

-Barnett 40th Birthday Party, Lady Katharine Cruises, Middletown, CT

 

"Taryn was great! She listened to my plans and offered her own advice from experience and together we collaborated for the finished layout. We had gone over the decoration plans for my wedding with a sunny day in mind (as the date historically never rains!) but never talked at length about plan B. As the day arrived along with hurricanes, Taryn was able to take the original decorations and adjust them to a smaller combination ceremony/dinner space and none of my guests were ever the wiser. It all looked great and was set up in record time, then also taken down and boxed for transport home. Thank you for making my wedding beautiful!  [5 Star Review on TheKnot.com]

-Stevens-Martel Wedding, Cabin Garden, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT

"Thank you for doing such a great job and being a part of this magical night. I'm highly satisfied with your professionalism and quality of work."

-Flores Quinceanera Photo Booth Rental, Joseph Bianca Ballroom, New Britain, CT

"I had a large wedding (about 240 people) and from the beginning, (Simple Elegance) took a lot of that stress off of me, and guided me, and helped me along the way. Her patience and understanding is what I loved most about her being my decorator. During a high stress time, she kept her composure and completed all tasks with ease and with a smile on her face!"

-Reis-Castro Wedding, The Portuguese Club, Newington, CT

"You guys did a great job on the decor and photo booth! Everyone loved the look of her party!!"

-Joseph Sweet 16, Whinstone Tavern, New Britain

"Thank you for the beautiful job you did. I gave you a shout out on our Facebook page for the backdrop.  Thanks again, they absolutely loved it!"

-Lighted Backdrop Rental, The Whinstone Tavern, New Britain, CT

"You were absolutely a pleasure to work with!  Everything looked exactly how we pictured it.  Thank you so much for everything you did!"

-Solak-Connor Wedding, Mill1 at Open Square, Holyoke, MA

"I had rented a hall for my wedding, and (Simple Elegance) turned the space into such an elegant environment. Right from the beginning Taryn knew exactly what I envisioned, and made my wedding dreams come true."

-Reis-Castro Wedding, The Portuguese Club, Newington, CT

"From day one, Simple Elegance took charge and got things done! Our wedding was beautiful!"

-Lopez-Morrison Wedding, The Atrium at Hartford City Hall, Hartford , CT

"Great time! Can't wait until next year!" Excellent Overall Performance Rating

-Solinksy Eyecare 2015 Holiday Party, Photo Booth Rental, The Elks Club, Hartford, CT

"The decor turned out fabulous....we should have hired you to coordinate our wedding too!"

-Lopez-Morrison Wedding, The Atrium at Hartford City Hall, Hartford, CT

 

"Thank you for everything!

-Stamm-Curtis Wedding, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, CT

"Planning a wedding?" You need Simple Elegance!! Trust me!"

-Lopez-Morrison Wedding, The Atrium at Hartford City Hall, Hartford

"Everyone kept telling me how beautiful the wedding hall was, and never thought that the space could ever look the way it did. I highly recommend (Simple Elegance) to decorate/plan any function that one may have!"

-Reis-Castro Wedding, The Portuguese Club, Newington, CT

 

"Excellent..." service, professionalism, sound quality, performance, lighting effects...

-Phoenix-Sharpe Wedding, The Waterview, Monroe, CT

 

"Taryn truly blessed me with her professionalism, and take-charge attitude...."

-Lopez-Morrison Wedding, The Atrium at Hartford City Hall, Hartford , CT

"...Simple Elegance made our day so incredible!"

-Chataigne-Roye Wedding, The Pond House (formerly The Colonade), Glastonbury, CT

 

"...Patient and professional...every single thing was just perfect!"

-Chataigne-Roye Wedding, The Pond House (formerly The Colonade), Glastonbury, CT

"You can tell they truly love what they do"

-Chisem 50th Birthday Party, Crowne Plaza, Cromwell, CT

"...Very attentive, extremely creative, and readily available."

-Chataigne-Roye Wedding, The Pond House (formerly The Colonade), Glastonbury, CT

"Simple Elegance will make your wedding beautiful and your life much easier during this time."

-Hamilton-Jones Wedding, Pavilion at Crystal Lake, Middletown, CT

"I have NO idea what I would’ve done without such a wonderful coordinator. The staff went above and beyond on everything and managed to make me laugh even at my most stressful times."

-Hamilton-Jones Wedding, Pavillion at Crystal Lake, Middletown

 

"Do not let anyone discourage you from hiring a coordinator! They will try but truly and honestly you will regret not having someone there to do those little extra things before, after and during your big day."

-Hamilton-Jones Wedding, Pavillion at Crystal Lake, Middletown

"My coordinator definitely kept me on top of my own wedding. I could not have asked for a better day. Everything went smooth and I know that it has to do with her."

-Reyes-Roberts Wedding, The Hawthorne, Berlin


"Their rates are more than reasonable and I wouldn't take back hiring them for anything!"

-Chisem Bachelor Party, Rental Hall, Plainville

 

"Thank you! It was a beautiful ceremony and reception! Thank you for everything."

-Kern-Rocher Wedding, DJ Services & Photo Booth Rental, The Mill On The River, South Windsor

 

"Such great service...it really made the party!

-Needham 80's Themed Kids Birthday Party, Photo Booth Rental, Glastonbury Community Center, Glastonbury

 

“Everything was great! DJ was very professional. Thank you for the great service!”

-Carmona Baby Shower, DJ Services, Marco Polo Restaurant, East Hartford