Wine Country Wedding Planner Reviews

Couples review Wine Country Wedding Planners, Blissful Events.

Blissful Events wedding planners work with couples around the world to plan their California winery wedding.  Celebrating its 10th year, Blissful Events is here to help you create magic on your wedding day too!  Reach out to us at or on 415-497-2280 to inquire about your wedding planning needs.  Here are just some of the happy couples who we have had the pleasure to work with – and what they thought of our services.

Chris + Max

Samar is everything you could hope for in a wedding planner and more! We feel so fortunate to have worked with her and can’t imagine what our wedding would been like without her. We gave Samar a vision of a California themed wedding without much detail and she took the idea and ran with it. She quickly got to know us and designed a wedding that was the best reflection of us and our relationship that we could have ever hoped for. Samar’s best qualities: – Her personal touch. She quickly picked up on and adjusted to both our personalities and how we operate. She pushed us to make decisions when appropriate but never put pressure on us to make those decisions. And looking back on the year of planning we appreciate her calmness and your reassurances throughout the process. – Samar’s fantastic knowledge of and connections with vendors. Samar presented us with the best options for vendors so finely tuned to what she knew was our vision for our wedding. – Samar understands the importance and value that planning a wedding should be fun! She made the whole process fun from start to finish and we will remember not only the wedding, but the entire process leading up to it as a wonderful time in our lives. Thank you so much Samar!

Andrea + Maggie

My wife and I agree hiring Samar was the best money spent during the entire wedding planning process. I thought I could handle planning our 130 person wedding on my own. Less than three months out from the wedding date I realized I was in over my head, and needed a professional. Samar jumped in to an unconventional situation, taking the reins of our half-planned wedding as time was ticking down. Samar asked great thought provoking questions of us in pre event meetings and made appropriate suggestions while shopping for rentals; she’s organized to a T, and has fantastic contacts with vendors. She was upfront and communicative about budgets, and worked within our limits. Our venue did not typically host weddings. The date was a holiday weekend and staff was hard to find on short notice; Samar made it happen. The event was beautiful, hospitable to guests, and a reflection of my wife and my relationship. The details I would not have thought of, like lighting, signage, and flow of the event made all the difference. We got to fully enjoy our wedding day, get ready with our bridal parties and know that Samar had everything taken care of. Working with Blissful Events is a wedding gift to yourself! I wholeheartedly recommend Samar and Blissful Events!

Mikaela + JC

Absolutely 5 stars all around! Samar is amazing! We planned our wedding from a distance – living in Michigan planning for a wedding in Sonoma, CA. Samar help to create a beautiful wedding down to the very last detail. She provided tons of recommendations of vendors to use in the area and even went out of her way to meet with vendors that we found who were not on the list of recommendations from the venue to ensure their quality and work! Planning a destination wedding is hard (and may I say stressful!!!) but Samar made it painless and almost too easy. The timeline flowed smoothly, every detail came together perfectly and not a thing went wrong on the day of the wedding (or at least if it did she did a great job at covering it up from the bride).  I was so worried about all that I would have to do once I arrived in California for the wedding.  Samar helped to console my worries that the day would be perfect. The day prior and the day of the wedding our families did not do a thing for the wedding. Instead we left it up to Samar and took her up on some of her local recommendations and went out wine tasting instead of stressing! I could not have been more grateful to fall upon such a wonderful planner. We cannot thank you enough. You and work are absolutely beautiful!!

Danielle & greg

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure we needed a coordinator for our wedding.

Well, let me tell you ladies and gentlemen: YES WE DID.

And so do you.

It was the best investment in our happiness that we made, and I am so glad we went with Blissful Events. Samar is so well-connected in the NorCal wedding scene. She handled the things I didn’t want to handle, like rounding up contracts for our venue, and recommended an amazing stylist.

She was super responsive when I wanted to bounce ideas off of her for decor and other touches.

On our wedding day, she made smart decisions we were too busy make (like putting a bunch of giant balloons inside our venue rather than outside at our cocktail hour as planned because of wind) and was so warm while also making everything happen!

At the end, she felt like a friend.

I’ll be recommending her to all my friends when they get engaged!

Olivia + Greg

We found Samar through our wonderful photographer when we realized that we were going to need a planner for our wedding. From our first meeting with Samar we were so glad that we had found her! She was a breeze to work with, providing expectations for what we would cover in each meeting, and also assigning us homework to stay on top of our priorities.

There were two key components to our work with Samar that still stand out in my mind over 6 months out from the wedding:

1) Her planning documents and structure that got us thinking far ahead of time about all of the details that would make her day-of work and our experience go smoothly (everything from how are the guests moving from place-to-place and is there sufficient time, to table assignments and cards to communicate them to guests, to making sure that my wife and I had a quiet moment alone before the ceremony) and

2) Her delightful execution day-of (not only did everything go perfectly, but all of the guests and the vendors loved Samar).

If you want a perfect wedding and you also want to take the stress out of your planning process, do yourself a favor and hire Samar as your wedding planner!

Chelsie + Aubrey

Words can not even express how wonderful and important Samar has been to us during the wedding planning process and on our actual wedding day. From the moment I met her she was amazing and made me feel comfortable that she knew what she was doing. I can honestly say that I did not stress out about the wedding at all!

She took care of everything. She provided us with the best vendors at a price we could afford. We looked forward to every meeting with her and I completely trusted her advice and opinions. She asked me for my vision and created it in a way I couldn’t have imagined. Over all she is a great business woman but also someone who becomes a part of your life. Her warm personality makes the entire process fun and worry free. I would suggest her to anyone and everyone I know who is getting married. In my opinion, it takes a special kind of person to deal with the responsibility of planning a couples BIG day, on in which will only happen one time. That is extreme pressure but Samar handles it with grace and a beautifully positive attitude. There are so many people that are involved in planning your wedding. Samar Hattar is absolutely the person you want leading your team! πŸ™‚

Thank you Samar for all you have done for us so that we can look back on our wedding day with all positive memories…

Angela + Eugene

I hired Samar with a month to go before my October wedding. Last minute I decided to hire a planner so I could actually enjoy my wedding. I contacted about 10 different planners and Samar was the only one that I felt was actually listening to me!!! I felt like most of the planners I spoke with were pretentious and all about themselves. Not Samar though, she wanted to hear about my vision and how she could help me. She was easy going, but super professional. She was great about keeping me updated and was always there when I needed her. I highly recommend Samar! She will make your wedding happen exactly how you vision.

The girl gets things done!

Marta + Trevor

We hired Samar as our planner and some additional pre-wedding design help. Samar was AMAZING. I had so much fun meeting with her before the wedding during the planning process. She was incredibly helpful and always had wonderful ideas. Her warm, bubbly personality was a pleasure to work with, and she worked SO well with all the other vendors at our wedding. The morning of the wedding it was pouring rain. However, Samar was attentive and flexible and ready for everything. I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding, and I was able to simply enjoy the entire day with my husband.

Our day was a dream come true, with Samar’s help!

Kate + Jeff

I think I was one of the calmest brides on my wedding day, which was thanks to Samar. I had total confidence in her, and knew she had everything under control, which left me worry free on our big day.

Samar was there for us every step of the way.

As soon as we signed the contract we copied her on all our vendor interactions. She met with us several times prior to the wedding so we could provide her updates, so she could ensure we were both on the same page. She was a total sweetheart to work with.

There aren’t enough words for us to express our deepest gratitude.

When you’re planning a destination wedding, knowing the ins and outs of the location are that much harder than if you were a local.  With insider knowledge of some of the most luxurious wedding venues, photography locations and vendors in the California Wine Country area, Blissful Events can transform your destination wedding into a dream come true – even if you’re not a California local.


The beautiful Wine Country Weddings designed and executed by Blissful Events showcase a stunning array of winery wedding ideas to inspire your wedding planning.  The beautiful backdrop of California’s Wine Country means you have the best of nature on your doorstep, not to mention delicious food, decadent wines and stunning weather year round.

“Samar was our Wedding Secret Service Agent standing in the sidelines and swooping in for the rescue when needed.”

T S. Los Angeles, CA

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