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, Greenville, Atlanta, 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.
Ruth Hawley heads up our Greenville location, serving clients there as well as in Charleston, Atlanta and in destinations around the globe. 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 from Clemson University.
To say that planning and designing comes naturally to her would be a massive understatement. Her passion and love for events 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 has earned the nickname the Queen of Elopements after becoming Scarlet's top requested Pop-Up Wedding & Elopement Planner. But don't let the title fool you, whether the event has 5 guests or 500, she's a master at producing impeccably stylish events and creating an unforgettable experience for her clients.
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 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.
Allie Mashni joined the Scarlet Plan & Design family after finishing her degree at University of Maryland in Annapolis and now calls Charleston home. She brings a fun, fresh, youthful design perspective to every event as she plans weddings and celebrations across the US and around the world. Allie thrives in our fast-paced party planning atmosphere, flawlessly managing every last detail and multitasking with ease.
When Allie isn't throwing fabulous events for our clients you can most likely find her traveling the world, exploring her new home in Charleston, or riding her beloved horse Dakota on her family farm.