We Design Special Occasion Celebrations that are Beautiful, Fun & All You
Founder + Lead Designer
I’ve always been attracted to beauty, I love setting a beautiful table, arranging a room, and I especially love beauty at a wedding. What I’m most attracted to at weddings is sharing in the joy of celebrating a couple’s happiest day of their lives. It radiates out like bright sunshine and everyone shares in that magic.
My favorite moment at a wedding is when the couple sees the spaces we’ve created for the first time - it’s magical! It’s so gratifying for me to know I’ve contributed to their happiest of days. We’re so fortunate to have assisted more than 500 couples and clients in achieving their goal of a beautiful wedding or celebration.
People ask where my inspiration comes from for the events I create. Mostly it comes from my couple, I love hearing their story and having fun together designing for their event. I also draw inspiration from nature, its colors and textures are limitless. I’ve been known to be inspired by many things though; a movie set design, a well crafted shop window, finds at a flea market…inspiration is everywhere.
Marilyn launched her event planning company in 2002 and is the principal planner and lead designer behind every Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants wedding and event. Marilyn is consistently recognized as a leader in the weddings and event community. She is named among the Top 50 Event Planners in the Country by Party Slate, and her work can be found in Brides, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Kara’s Parties and other publications.
Classically trained in Events Management and Project|Team Management, Marilyn created and produced events in broadcast and performing arts before launching her wedding and event planning company. Her calming and warm manner along with her professional event planning foundation and design skills are brought to each of her couple’s events through her unique planning and design process.
Some of Marilyn’s favorite things….
love…romance…beautiful design…nature in all its splendor…colors of every shade…a perfect cup of tea…a beautifully set table…a good laugh…artistic food and wine pairings