Born and raised on an avocado and lemon farm in Southern California, Amy Nichols (she/her) has always had a love of nature, design and entertaining!

Meet Amy Nichols

Amy Nichols has been planning bespoke weddings and celebrations for more than a decade. After graduating from Middlebury College, she began a 10-year career in the finance industry in New York City and San Francisco before realizing that a passion for celebrating life’s moments could be a rewarding and fulfilling profession. She founded Amy Nichols Special Events in 2005, where her welcoming personality and affinity for details have earned her a sterling reputation — especially from Silicon Valley’s finest, who appreciate her discretion and experience working in the finance and tech fields. 

Amy believes that life is full of reasons to celebrate. She cherishes the role she gets to play in the lives of her clients, serving as both a close confidant and a trustworthy advocate as she works tirelessly to execute the refined, effortless events for which she is known. Amy understands that the little things in life – the perfect glass of wine, a stunning sunset over an exotic beach, or that first mouthwatering bite of an extraordinary meal – should be revered, and she brings a deep appreciation for these fleeting moments to every event she designs.

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As Seen In

— ERICA, Bride

“When researching wedding planners, our priority was to find a company that would collaborate closely with us throughout the process, embracing our style and making the process enjoyable. We found that with ANSE. Amy is relaxed and welcoming, yet focused and professional. The exceptional quality of ANSE’s work is well worth the investment.”

— Tina, Bride

“I had almost zero stress because I knew Amy was on top of everything! She and her team are an incredible source of advice, helping me handle tricky family situations and logistical details alike, and then executed our wedding day seamlessly and flawlessly!”

Southern California
California wine country
San Francisco 
And Beyond

Amy is an experienced destination wedding planner. Her bags are packed, whether you’re traveling to get married in a California locale with sentimental value to your love story, or globetrotting away from the Golden State to a far-off destination that will surprise and delight your guests. 

Where we Celebrate

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Experience an Amy Nichols Special Event

Our portfolio is full of elegant, refined affairs held across the world that will leave you inspired for your own wedding.