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Our Mission

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

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. 

Community Involvement 

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 + Sr. Planner: Amberley Adams-Thomas

"Howdy! I am Amberley Adams-Thomas, the proud owner of Blue Events & Co.

For as long as I can remember, I have had 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 10-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. Our family grows and shrinks as we foster children when we are able. Being an introvert working in an extrovert's world, I enjoy to decompress with a good book in my hammock, or tending to my garden and animals at our farmhouse."

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Planner Partner: Erin Boeckman

Erin has enjoyed serving in business operations and event management for 15 years. She has project management experience across many industries including start-ups, venture capital, technology, and non-profits, but her heart remains in hospitality and the beautiful wedding industry. Erin is a logistics master and a problem solver with excellent analytic and communication skills. She specializes in working behind the scenes to make things happen on time and as planned. An anthropologist by trade, Erin is passionate about helping people create positive and memorable experiences that last a lifetime.

Outside of her career, Erin spends her time training 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 running races. Erin was born and raised in a small rural town in Upstate NY and has moved around to experience 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.

Sr. Event Planner: Tatianna Ramon

Tatianna believes the essential elements to a happy life are love, family, and fun; all of which she tries to incorporate into each day. Tatianna has always loved celebrations of all kinds but only recently decided to pursue a career in the industry after soul-searching and finding her skills and interests aligned perfectly. 

 

She started in the hospitality industry working in theme parks during high school and later as a server for a dessert catering company. A graduate of St. Edward's University and current student in the Meeting and Event Planning program at Austin Community College, Tatianna enjoys the challenge of planning and coordinating events and is thankful to join Blue Events in making every occasion special. She also enjoys the creativity, problem solving, and teamwork that is required for a flawless event.

 

In her free time Tatianna enjoys watching films, reading, exploring Austin, traveling, and having fun with her family and fiancé.

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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 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 4 fur babies; 2 dogs & 2 cats, all 4 local rescues.

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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!

Intern|Event Coordinator: Michaelah Janszen

Michaelah is an Austin local born and raised. She is new to the industry but has always loved attending or being part of her family and friend’s wedding celebrations. She has strong beliefs in commitment, support, and unconditional love which she can’t wait to incorporate into her future career as a wedding coordinator.

 

She attended Texas State University for Interior Design but fortunately decided to change majors into something she would find more passion in. She is currently at ACC to get her AAS in Hospitality Management specializing in Meeting and Event Planning. Michaelah loved the design, organizational, and creative aspects of Interior Design that she can now utilize in the wedding industry. She is looking forward to furthering her skills and passion into a lifetime career and is extremely grateful for this new learning experience and opportunity with Blue Events & Co. 

 

When she is not busy working or catching up on studies, you can find Michaelah exploring nature with her boyfriend and dog, shopping with friends, enjoying plant-based foods, or even traveling around the country. She also loves creating art through painting, oshibana, and photography. 

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Event Planner: Melissa Chavez

Melissa is a true believer of doing whatever makes her happy, that is why she decided to pursue a career in event planning.

With a working background in special events from the University of Texas at El Paso, South by South West Festival, and working with other local event companies in Austin, Texas; her passion for planning and organizing memorable events keeps making her fall even more in love with her job. Intimate social events to weddings -Melissa works hard to give you the unforgettable memories you deserve.

 

 

On a personal note, when she's not working, Melissa loves to travel, go to concerts, and enjoys the pleasures of going to the park with her dog. She's always out and about, ready for whatever adventure the world might bring her.

Intern|Event Coordinator: Kisten Inness

Kisten is a Texas Native born in raised in Round Rock Texas. She has always been a planner, especially when it comes to parties.

 

Currently she is finishing a degree in Event Management from Iowa State University. She has worked with a range of companies within the events industry and has seen a lot. She loves to make everyone happy and give them a good time. No matter the event, weddings to a women's gathering, Kisten wants to make sure that you have blast.

 

In her free time, Kisten is found being with friends, going to concerts, or having her favorite food, Tex-Mex. If there is fun, you're sure to find Kisten near. 

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Photography Credits: Mylah Renae Photography