Blue Events & Co. is a wedding and event planning company serving the Texas Hill Country area, from Fredericksburg to Waco.
Our business model was created to be an option for all couples. Regardless of the budget, religion, gender, or vision; we want to serve you.
We have created 3 different styles of planning: Elite Full Service Planning , All-Inclusive Packages, and Event Coordination.
Blue Events & Co. was created to represent 3-core values:
Southern hospitality means providing a warm, loving, and hospitable experience. We serve our clients as if they are family.
Top Notch Customer Service
We listen to your wants and needs then go above and beyond to accomplish what your desire. We believe in educating our clients so at the end of the day you not only feel comfortable with your planner or coordination, but you understand and trust us.
We want to be known as the company that gives back.
We offer discounts to active military, veterans, teachers, first responders, past and present peace corps members.
We also focus quarterly on donating or hosting a fundraiser for local nonprofits.
Meet the Team
Owner & Executive Planner: Amberley Adams-Thomas
Howdy! I am Amberley Adams-Thomas, the proud owner of Blue Events & Co. I was born with a passion for organizing and executing events.
I started working with events in 2010. My heart has always belonged to Austin, TX; so in 2011 I made the move from La Porte, TX. Two years later, I completed my AAS in Hospitality Management specializing in Meeting and Events at Austin Community College.
Before creating my first company, Blue Boot Events, I worked on my education and tried to wear every hat possible in the industry. My background is in wedding planning, nonprofit planning, conventions, restaurants, hotels, venues, event rentals, photography, and even wedding dresses. Blue Events & Co. is my life’s calling. It has taken 12-years of experience to build this company and I could not be more proud of how far my team and I have come.
My daily titles are entrepreneur, wife, and mother. Being an introvert working in an extrovert's world, I enjoy to decompress by playing with my two boys, reading a good book on my patio, or tending to my garden and animals at our mini-farm.
Planner Partner: Erin Boeckman
Erin is an accomplished business operations and event management professional with over 15 years of experience. Her background spans across many industries, but her heart remains in weddings and events.
Erin's goal is to serve as a trusted planning partner to you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment on your special day. She is a logistics master and a creative problem solver with excellent communication skills. Erin specializes in working behind the scenes to make your event run smoothly and according to your unique vision. An anthropologist by trade, Erin is passionate about helping people create positive and memorable experiences that last a lifetime.
Outside of her career, Erin is an endurance athlete and spends her time competing as an Ironman 70.3 triathlete and marathoner. She volunteers as an Angel Runner for the non-profit Ainsley’s Angels, where she lends her legs to athletes with disabilities to help them achieve their dreams of participating in races.
Erin was born and raised in a remote town in Upstate NY and has experienced life coast to coast. She lived abroad in Zambia, Africa where she volunteered as an art therapist and community educator. She is fueled by a plant-based diet and loves spending time in nature with her husband, son, and two rescued dogs. Her experiences have given her a unique perspective on the individual challenges people face and she approaches every situation with positivity and compassion.
Executive Event Planner: Tatianna Ramon-Garza
Tatianna is passionate about creating experiences and bringing visions to life from the introductory discussion, throughout the planning process and even past your big day. Tatianna manages several of our All-Inclusive packages and works with the individual venues and vendors to create a smooth planning process and event day. She focuses on vendor and client communication, creating and negotiating contracts, managing budgets and juggling day-of event details so you can focus on and enjoy your event. Tatianna graduated with a degree in Meeting and Event planning with an Emphasis in Special Events and has worked in the hospitality industry for several years in different positions, from theme parks to dessert catering and venue site management, event planning and coordination.
Her goal is to plan and coordinate extraordinary events that are layered, or sprinkled, with personal details that express your unique personalities and relationships. She enjoys working on both the minute details and big picture aspects of events and feels most rewarded when her client’s guests say they enjoyed themselves. Tatianna’s objective is to construct a seamless experience for you and your guests that will make you proud of the event you created.
When not attending planning meetings or coordinating events, Tatianna enjoys watching films, reading, cooking new recipes (with varied success), and traveling with her husband, Domingo and their mini German Shepherd, Keanu. Having just moved into their first home, Tatianna will also likely be unpacking and nesting for the next year.
Event Planner: Brian Rudy-Moghaddasi
Brian has worked in special education for four years and enjoys the rewarding feeling of helping students grow to their full potential.
After planning his own wedding with his partner, Brian instantly fell in love with the idea of wedding planning. Getting to plan every detail, meeting and working with the vendors, and making sure the event went off without a hitch reminded him how much he loved the process. His new mission is to help make sure today's couples' big day goes perfectly.
Brian is Texas born in San Antonio and has been in Austin since High School. In his free time, he loves watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and trying the best new food in town. He currently has 6 fur babies; 4 dogs & 2 cats.
Creative Director: Rachel Vikstedt
Rachel is a native Texan, born and raised in the Austin area. She fell in love with weddings at a young age. She assisted with coordinating her first wedding at fifteen years old and started her first job as a bridal stylist two years later. Rachel has experience in photography, marketing, bridal wear, event coordination, and event design.
She is working on Associate degrees in Meeting and Event Planning as well as Travel and Tourism. While her dreams began with wedding planning, her education has revealed her love and passion for event design! Rachel started working with events in 2018. She demonstrates her creative passion in every event she participates in. She loves making couples' dreams a reality and getting to be a part of one of the most special days in people's lives.
In her free time, Rachel loves reading, painting, and is an avid puzzle solver. She also loves to travel, hike, kayak, and engage in many outdoor activities with her family.
Event Coordinator: Alyssa Calaluca
Alyssa has a strong passion for organizing, designing, and ultimately making people happy which led her to the direction of the Hospitality industry. She has a couple years of event experience and multiple years of retail experience where she learned the ins and outs of what true customer satisfaction looks like. She has always loved the details behind the final result of weddings which slowly became her backbone in wanting to become an event planner.
In December 2019, Alyssa graduated with an Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management specializing in Meeting and Event Planning as well as Travel and Tourism at Austin Community College. Since then, she has worked for multiple event planning companies and a wedding venue in order to gain the full experience in different categories of the wedding industry.
In her free time, Alyssa is a wine enthusiast and foodie who loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, paint, photograph, and play with pups. During the summers, Alyssa likes to visit her family in Villefranche-sur-mer, France and travel to the surrounding French cities. She will never say 'no' to an adventure and some good food!
Event Planner: Amanda Watkinson
Amanda is a California transplant, but quickly fell in love with all of what Austin has to offer.
She has a unique background in wildlife and veterinary care, where her customer service
experience strengthened her ability to help others.
Upon realizing her passion for planning, she graduated from the Meeting and Event Planning program at Austin Community College and jumped into assisting weddings through day of coordination. She is now excited to join the Blue Events & Co. team where she can help couples plan their special day from beginning to end. Amanda's favorite part of working events is problem solving and ensuring all guests feel comfortable and included. She feels honored to assist couples in making lasting memories.
Outside of her career, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and fur
babies. You can often find her exploring new local restaurants and community events. She also
loves any opportunity to soak in the beautiful views of Lake Travis.
Intern|Event Coordinator: Kisten Inness
Kisten is a Texas Native born and raised in Round Rock Texas. She has always been a planner and organizer, especially when it comes to parties.
Kisten is currently pursing a degree in Event Management at Iowa State University specializing in non-profit events and weddings. She knew she loved the idea of planning events when her friends would ask for help with planning birthday parties and church events. Kisten's love and passion for events also comes from the desire to help others and make them happy. Her loyalty towards every client make her a great addition to your vendor team.
In her free time, Kisten is found cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones, grabbing Tex-Mex, or spending time with friends exploring Austin.