Hannah Bennion

Maid of Honor, Dani’s Bridal Shower

"Samantha organized things amazingly well for me in return saving me so much time! I came to Samantha with ideas for everything I wanted: a rosé bar, a photo backdrop, cute balloons, a gold and pink color scheme and more. At times I felt, gosh am I too controlling to have an event planner? These thoughts quickly escaped my mind after Samantha came back to me with a detailed list of where to get everything I showed her, with multiple pricing options, as well as her own suggestions to go along with the theme. I had a good idea of what I wanted but she was able to do the research on pricing, and options so I could make decisions quickly and efficiently!

One of my biggest concerns, and I believe it is to most, was my budget. I already had a pretty slim and probably unrealistic budget for all my Pinterest plans and thought, I doubt I can afford an event planner and is it even worth it? I contacted Samantha to see what she could do, and not only was she within my budget, she saved me money on multiple accounts. Event and wedding planners have a huge network of vendors that they have amazing relationships with and trust. When you hire a planner you are tapping into all of those relationships and connections. I did not even think flowers were going to be a possibility for the shower and we ended up having gorgeous arrangements for a price Costco could not even compete with. So not only were my Pinterest expectations met, they were exceeded, all the while still on budget. This shocked me!

After this event planning experience, my expectations have been more than met all while saving me time and money. So, if you find yourself needing to plan a party, big or small, take the plunge and hire an event planner. You will not regret it!"

Kate Harmon

Undergraduate Program Manager and Instructor of Management, University of Oregon Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

"Samantha Kin is a talented entrepreneur who excels at everything she touches. I had the good fortune to teach and mentor Samantha during the winter 2018 term. Samantha brought curiosity and a proactive energy to the class that carried over into her exceptional work ethic and business development.  Samantha is not only highly coachable but also actively seeks out resources and connections to grow her business in a thoughtful manner. I look forward to witnessing her future career and business successes in the years to come.”

Jessica Kaiser

Chapter President of the University of Oregon National Society of Leadership and Success, Induction Ceremony

"Samantha was phenomenal in all ways. Her organizational skills and attention to detail are truly noteworthy. I was truly impressed with her ability to think on her feet despite the fact that challenges were posed on the day of our event. We went over capacity, but she made it work and people loved it. Thank you for making our ceremony something to be proud of."

Ellen Chandler

Model, Rustic Elegance Editorial Shoot

"I modeled as a bride in a styled shoot for Samantha and had a wonderful experience. Sam is organized, prompt, meticulous, and prepared. She and her team made the day both professional and enjoyable, which can be a difficult task. She did whatever she could to make the jobs of her vendors, photographers, models, and assistants as easy as possible. Additionally, she kept a positive attitude and continued to encourage everyone working on the project, which helped morale throughout the long and tedious day! To Be Loved Events also planned the Induction Ceremony for a University of Oregon organization, NSLS, in which I am involved. Sam went above and beyond to produce a night that was incredibly special. I can only imagine how amazing her other events are! 10/10 would recommend."

Courtney Roberts

Model, Six Brides for Six Dresses Editorial Shoot

"I was honored to model for To Be Loved Events in a styled shoot. Samantha is the epitome of hard-working. She is dedicated, organized to no end and wants nothing but the best for her brides. Samantha will do everything in her power to make a dream a reality while also making the experience fun and something I would quite honestly want to do every day. Her and her team made me feel beyond beautiful and loved! I would highly recommend To Be Loved Events and working with the kind-hearted Samantha."

Matt Graumann

Matt Graumann Entertainment

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Samantha, and it was a terrific experience! First of all, she was on time at the ceremony rehearsal and on their wedding day....actually, she arrived EARLY on both days, which always puts my mind (and our client’s mind) at ease. She is observant, with a keen eye for details, and also was able to quickly and creatively solve an issue before it occurred during the pre-ceremony set-up.

Working together, the wedding was a success, and while she showed experience and maturity, she also asked questions to learn as much as she could about my role (Master of Ceremonies, and DJ) to help produce a fun and smooth flowing wedding celebration. I’m confident that with her “can do” attitude, continuing education in design, etiquette, event direction, and business skills, that she will be successful with her company, and for her couples.

Cheers to an amazing year, and I look forward to working with you for our future weddings!”

Shelly Kane

Moxie Events | Luxe Rentals | Moxie Design

"Samantha worked as an intern with Moxie Events for the 2017 wedding season.  She impressed me so much with her work ethic, enthusiasm and commitment at the weddings she worked,  that I brought her back to work on marketing efforts at the beginning of 2018.  Samantha assisted me with marketing and sales efforts at the Oregon Wedding Showcase, and I ended up hiring her to set up my business operations on Aisle Planner.  Additionally, Samantha integrated some of my rentals into a styled shoot.  Now that she has several weddings under her belt as an intern, she will be joining the Moxie team as a lead coordinator for the 2018 wedding season.  Samantha impressed me with her attention to detail, her design eye (some have it, some don't - she's got it!) and her down to earth calming demeanor.  She's able to put others at ease naturally, which is a skill that is very hard to teach.  I can't recommend Samantha highly enough to assist couples in planning and executing their weddings."

Becky Hart

Event Crush

"Samantha assisted me with some online tasks for my wedding business, and she was incredibly helpful! She was very eager to learn, and completed tasks in a timely manner. I really appreciated her help, and I think she has a lot of potential to have a successful career as a wedding planner. She is clearly very passionate about this industry!"

Christine Garrison

CMG Events

“Samantha is a natural! You can feel the passion she has for the wedding industry. She is professional, dedicated, hard working and will be a huge success. She is always learning and excited to immerse herself in the industry. I can’t wait to see what is to come for her in the wedding industry.”

Deanna Nash

Deanna Nash Events

“Samantha Kin has an amazing passion for weddings and the wedding industry. I met Samantha as an intern between her sophomore and junior year of college, and she immediately struck me as someone who will make a name for herself in this industry. She is laser-focused on learning everything she can about weddings, availing herself of every opportunity, and making a difference with those that have the pleasure of working with her. She jumps in and immediately becomes an integral part of your team.  

I admire Samantha’s enthusiasm for everything to do with weddings, as well as her ability seek out opportunities that further her knowledge of the industry. I’m very much looking forward to working with Samantha again!”

Debra Meadows

Meadows Events

“Samantha Kin was a great addition to our team. During the short time we have worked with her she was professional, focused and eager to learn. She’s a quick learner, can work under pressure and does what’s necessary to get the job done. She has a passion and desire to learn about the industry which is refreshing to see. I know that she will be very successful in the wedding industry.”

Sherrell McCarthy

Heaven Sent Weddings & Events

"I’ve had the pleasure of having Samantha work with me at client meetings. Samantha is very professional and really listens to what the client wants. She’s got great ideas that my clients were excited about. I love how Samantha stays informed on all the latest trends and is ready to offer new & fresh ideas. I’m excited to have her work with me on my upcoming styled shoot!"

Krystal Lawrence

Graceful Jane Designs & Events

“Samantha is a wonderful, bright, kind, and eager woman. She really knows how to make a dream a vision. I love that she always comes organized, prepared and full of fresh and new ideas. Samantha is such a joy to work with and I love that she has an eye for the details.”

Katie Purvis

Dreamfly Images

"Samantha is awesome! She is a natural planner, SO organized and professional. She gets it done, and she gets it done well. Plus she is super easy to work with! I highly recommend her if you need to put on a well-executed event."