Our teams of Wedding Planners, Wedding Coordinators, Marriage Proposal Planners, Event Stylists & Event Designers consist of some of the finest creative minds in the event industry working together to deliver fun, flawless, unique, nontraditional weddings & events for our amazing clients across the country and around the world! With dedicated planners located in Charleston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Augusta, New Orleans and New York City, Scarlet Plan & Design has quickly become one of the most sought after event planning & design firms on the East Coast.
After years of planning weddings and events with some of Atlanta’s biggest and best event planning firms, Jersey-girl and Scarlet Plan & Design founder, Sara Skinner, set out on her own in 2013 with $200 in her pocket and an unwavering desire to shake things up. Deeply passionate about marriage equality, interfaith weddings and nontraditional events, she sought out to create a firm where couples of all walks of life, backgrounds and faiths would be celebrated and welcomed like family. Read more about our philosophy here.
Creating, designing and styling bespoke weddings and proposals 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.
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, 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.
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.
This South Carolina native wants to live in a world where all he has to do is hit CTRL-F and magically find anything he's misplaced. As our official Event Manager he handles the logistics and numbers for weddings, but mostly he keeps us from spending all our money on lemon peppa chicken & champagne. A mastermind of logistics and planning, no detail goes unnoticed when Sean is involved. He does an excellent job working hand-in-hand with our vendors while juggling installs across the South with us, but mostly he brings the good vibes to our weekly team dinners at Sara's house and keeps our train on the tracks!
Kim Janowski has a unique and extensive background in planning and design. She also happens to be one of Sara's dearest friends going all the way back to their high school days in New Jersey. After years of traversing the world, she followed her heart here to the American South with her husband, Lawrence, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Kim is a graduate of Rutgers University with a background in Cultural Anthropology and Architecture. This training provided her with the lens to formulate design around cultural fusion and functionality. Kim began her event planning and design career in California's Big Sur, where she gained experience creating intimate coastal weddings in beautiful Carmel-By-The-Sea. A wannabe sommelier, Kim worked with local vintners to produce charming weekly wine tastings nestled in Big Sur's colossal cliffs and set around romantic bonfires that overlooked the powerful swells of Monterrey Bay. Through this unique experience she has adopted an organic approach to design that encapsulates a simplistic elegance that will bring you back to nature.
When Kim isn’t planning and designing events, she finds joy in discovering the charm and character of new places as well as spending time in the great outdoors with her husband Lawrence through running, fishing, camping, or simply taking a long walk with their beagle named Charlie.
Britt Kastner grew up across the United States and found a taste for design very early on through watching her family homes be built from the ground up. Not a single detail went unnoticed, and that was something she and her sisters never forgot. Whether it be home decor or staging, event planning, party planning or weddings, Britt believes the most important thing is taste and style.
Her background involves everything from Pharmaceutical Sales to Graphic Design, Writing, Marketing and more. Britt’s introduction to the Wedding and Events industry can be credited to being the real-life Katherine Heigl from 27 Dresses (she even met Sara when she was a bridesmaid in one of her weddings!), and she has enjoyed her involvement in various aspects of the planning and design processes of each.
Britt was drawn to Scarlet Plan & Design because of the unique events and styled shoots, which she is excited to bring her creativity and inspiration to. When she’s not working, you can find Britt writing, working on her blog, designing or painting, daydreaming about the beach and/or catering to her two children/huskies, Blue and Harley.