Celebrations Made

Luxury California and 
destination wedding planner 

Amy Nichols Special Events is synonymous with refined, 
refreshing celebrations and flawless execution.

With an unparalleled reputation and relationships with the most respected creative partners in the industry, we carefully consider every detail to produce events of timeless luxury and relaxed sophistication.


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Treat your guests — and yourself — to a relaxed, elegant affair planned and designed by Amy Nichols Special Events. We produce tailored celebrations that reflect your passions and attend to your guests’ every need. It all starts with intimately understanding our couples — a select group of clientele from California and beyond — who we work alongside to plan the best party they’ll ever throw.

Planning and Design


We'll take it from here

— Bryan, groom   

“Every detail was completely bespoke, designed for the two of us. I couldn’t believe how many guests told us it was one of the greatest weddings they’d ever been to, though with ANSE at the helm, I’m not surprised!”


“We interviewed a number of planners before hiring ANSE. We chose Amy because of her depth of knowledge and experience. We knew she and ANSE would be able to create the celebration we were envisioning. She is flexible, hard to rattle, and easy to work with, qualities that proved invaluable on our wedding day!”

— CHRISTEN, Bride   

“There were small details I knew I’d forget that were important to me, but I couldn’t have executed them without someone navigating the full way. I was working full time, getting used to a new lifestyle with a fiancé. Planning a wedding is a lot of work… If I hadn’t had Amy, I don’t know what I would have done.”

Kind Words

Santa Barbara’s Amy Nichols (she/her) has been planning bespoke weddings and celebrations for more than a decade. Amy began her career in finance in New York City before realizing her affinity for well-appointed details. She started Amy Nichols Special Events in 2005, and her eye for design, welcoming personality, and discretion quickly earned her a sterling reputation amongst her clients in Silicon Valley and across the globe.

Meet Amy

Featured Weddings

Partner with the Experts

Whether you’re celebrating on the Amalfi coast or at home on your family’s vineyard in Santa Barbara, our team will sharpen your creative vision to produce the party of the year.