Charleston wedding planners & event Designers

The Scarlet Plan & Design Charleston Team consists of some of the finest creative minds in the event industry working together to deliver fun, flawless, unique, bespoke weddings & events for our amazing clients across the Lowcountry area and beyond!


Sara Skinner

Founder | Charleston Wedding Planner, Designer & Stylist

After years of planning weddings and events with some of Atlanta’s biggest and best event planning firms, Scarlet Plan & Design founder, Sara Skinner, set out on her own in 2013. Leaving Senior Atlanta Wedding Planner, Alicia Wallace, in charge of their Atlanta team, Sara & her family moved to beautiful Charleston, SC shortly after launching Scarlet.

Creating, designing and styling bespoke weddings that reflect both the love story and the personalities of her couples, Sara's creativity and uncanny ability to look outside the box for inspiration for her clients has made her a trend-setter in the event industry. A mastermind of logistics and planning, no detail goes unnoticed when Sara is involved.

Serving more than just Charleston & the surrounding Lowcountry area, Sara adores Destination Weddings and travels frequently for clients worldwide. 

In addition to being a regular featured contributor for Southern Bride Magazine, her work and her wedding planning advice has been featured on numerous blogs and in magazines such as The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Charleston Weddings, The Celebration Society, Glamour & Grace, Ruffled Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Modern Luxury Brides Atlanta and many more.

Wife, mother and also the Founder and CEO of Revolution Wedding Tours, a bridal show alternative in the form of a Wedding Show On The Go, Sara is one busy girl! When she’s not hard at work for SPD or RWT, you can find Sara exploring Charleston with her sweet husband, Tony, and their little boy, Matthew. She loves bringing new life to old items and adores hunting for treasures at junk shops & yard sales to offer clients unique décor for their events.

Sara takes a limited number of weddings and events per year, please inquire for more info and her availability.


Ruth Hawley, Scarlet Plan & Design Charleston Wedding Planner

Ruth Hawley

Charleston Wedding Planner & Event Coordinator

A sweet Southern belle, Ruth was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina before moving to Clemson for college and graduating with a degree in Business. To say that designing comes naturally to her would be a massive understatement. Her passion and love for the unique is evident in everything she does, from her innovative hand-drawn sketches and custom design boards for our clients to her trend-setting styled shoots that can't help but be published all over. She adores taking the blank canvas of an event at the very beginning stages and turning into a masterpiece for her brides & grooms and approaches every wedding as though it were a piece of art.

Ruthie currently splits her time between our Charleston and Greenville locations until January 2018 when she moves to Greenville permanently. When Ruth is not planning events for our lovely clients, she can be found planning her own upcoming wedding to her longtime love, Ethan, or spending time with her family.


Liza Sakowski

Charleston Wedding Planner & Event Coordinator

Liza Sakowski was practically born to be a wedding planner; she's been close with Sara since birth (they're cousins!) and has been part of the Scarlet Plan & Design team since the company launched and moving south to attend the College of Charleston. A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Liza brings a background in photography, catering, film editing and production management to the team. 

Planning events comes naturally to her with her out-of-the-box design ideas, strong organizational skills and savvy ways to creatively stretch our clients' budgets. This logistical mastermind can come up with creative ways to solve any problem quickly and flawlessly during events, she's been called the Wedding MacGyver more times than we can count!

In her free time you'll find her jet-setting around the globe, whipping up gourmet meals in the kitchen or spending time with her close-knit family and longtime love, Chuck.