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WEDDINGS

full service wedding planning exclusive to the ballroom at i street

There are only a few emotions that match the way it feels to have someone stand in honor of you. 

It's respect.  It's regard.  It's support, awe, love, gratitude.  This is how we feel at the end of your special night, when we stand in awe of the day we've just experienced with you.  When we've dreamt up everything you hoped it would be and made it come to fruition, we stand.  It's the reason we do what we do.  We are about details, yes.  But even more, we are about people.   And when we send you down the aisle and watch your loved ones stand in support of you, we can't help but feel overwhelmed with love and gratitude for the gift of this work. 

photo by loren bullard photography

 

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"We had the wedding of our dreams all thanks to our wonderful wedding planner, Brooke! She went above and beyond for our special day and I’m so thankful for all the time she spent making it perfect in every way! Not only was she able to make my vision come true she also made my vision affordable! She will research and research to make sure she gets you the best deal. She was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding! I definitely wouldn’t of had the same wedding without Brooke and I’m forever grateful for her. She is the most personable, sweet, and kind person...which is perfect for the overly stressed bride. I gained a forever friend out of this wedding process. I can’t say enough great things about her!!"

- Tehya E.

Full Plan, October 2020

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 "Brides, if you book here, do yourself a favor and work with their full planner, Brooke Smith, if she is available! She is incredible and worked her tail off to ensure that the day went smoothly. She communicated with me often and clearly about planning and details in the months leading up to the big day. Any time I asked a question, she had it answered for me within hours. SO impressed. She also spent hours creating custom timelines, floor plans, and to do lists.
I can't say enough good things about this place and its people!"

- Mary Beth S.

Full Plan, July 2021

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"It is hard to put into words how thankful I am to have had Brooke Smith planner! Brooke listened to and understood our vision of our wedding day and brought it to life in just 6 short months! She recognized our values and what was important to us and never strayed from what we valued and hoped for our wedding day. 

Brooke is hard-working and trusting... organized, creative, and is well-connected to wonderful vendors in the wedding industry in NWA. She has a huge heart and a sharp mind, she truly cares about her clients. 

 

I don't know what we would have done without Brooke. She enabled us to better enjoy our time as an engaged couple, without the stresses of figuring out how to plan a wedding. If you are on the edge of booking a wedding planner, let me tell you, nothing gets better than Brooke Smith. Save yourself the stress and book her now, you won't regret it."

- Anne Caroline S.

Full Plan, February 2020

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"When my daughter got engaged she knew she wanted to get married at the Ballroom at I Street and so we grabbed the only date available which was just 6 short months away!  We quickly realized we needed help to pull it off and got connected to Brooke!  From the moment we talked to her we were at ease. She was always calm and very quick to respond to our questions. She gave us choices on details and also guidance on vendors!  Not only did we love working with Brooke, but the vendors did as well. By the time wedding day was upon us…we had no doubt it would be perfect…and it was!  If you want to have a gorgeous well planned wedding with very little stress….do not hesitate to call Brooke and her team. We are so glad we did!"

- Kristin S., Mother of the Bride

Full Plan, June 2021

"A Standing Ovation For Brooke

When I got engaged I was overwhelmed with choices, decisions, and visions of what my wedding day could be. After seeing The Ballroom at I Street and hiring Brooke as my planner, I felt an instant relief. I knew I was in good hands! Brooke took the muddled Pinterest vision of what I  had accumulated, a conversation with my fiancé and me, and her magic wand and created the wedding of my dreams! Planning felt so daunting to me but Brooke made it fun and exciting! She is so hard working, organized, and incredibly thorough. She listened to what I wanted, ran with it and involved me in every aspect without overwhelming me with choices and decisions. Even when I threw her the curve ball that I would be giving birth just a couple months before the wedding, she was supportive and encouraging! During the year of planning and the 9 months of my pregnancy, Brooke became more than just my wedding planner… she became a great friend to me and my family! She often reached out offering advice, support, or just a listening ear, all while taking the stress of the wedding off of my plate! The most important decision you can make with a wedding is who you are marrying, the second is hiring Brooke for your day!"

- Sara S.

Full Plan, May 2022

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"Brooke and her team are an absolute dream to work with! My husband and I felt so confident in our decision to work with Brooke as our wedding coordinator the very second that we met her. We were a little wary of whether or not this would fit into our budget, but in the end, Brooke saved us so much money in other areas that we wouldn't have even thought of. We were able to prioritize our "must-haves" (Brooke being one of them) and focus on what was important for our marriage while enjoying the journey along the way. Her experience in the wedding industry proves to be second to none and it is very apparent that she truly cares for the couples that she works with. We felt heard and understood throughout the entire process. Brooke provided countless ideas/recommendations that coincided with our vision, shared organized working documents, opened the door for sincere introductions to vendors, and much much more. Her smile and love brought us comfort throughout the ceremony and reception as we knew she was taking care of absolutely everything. We cannot even imagine if we were to have done this without Brooke."

- Blakelee N.

Full, October 2021

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Brooke Smith! It is a challenge to condense how highly I think of her into a small paragraph. For Brooke, no challenge is too great or request insignificant! She will mold your ideas into a reality that is even more beautiful than you dreamed! As a wedding planner, she is detail-oriented, insightful, and an excellent communicator. As for her character, she is hardworking, considerate, joyful, and thoughtful. Hiring Brooke was by far the most important decision I made in planning my wedding. Not only was the day absolutely beautiful and stress free, but it was such a joy to have genuinely made a friend in the process!

- Madison M.

Full, January 2022

“After having a baby 9 months before our wedding, having a fiancé taking college classes, and trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic, you could say that I was a very stressed bride. I was so stressed that it was taking away from the excitement of getting married. After we decided to hire Brooke for our month-of planning, all the stress of panning our wedding was instantly relieved. She took care of everything we needed and more, was always there to answer my millions of questions, and, most importantly, made my wedding day one of the most exciting, relaxing days! We can’t express how much we loved having Brooke to help us through the wedding planning process. She came up with ideas that I never would’ve thought of, helped us with decor ideas, spoke with all of our vendors and coordinated with them to make sure things ran smoothly on our wedding day, and helped this crazy bride keep her sanity! Our wedding day was perfect and she made it a day that we will never forget in the best way possible!”

- Monica B.

Month-of, May 2021

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"Hiring Brooke as our wedding planner and coordinator was hands down the absolute best wedding decision we made! She was extremely thorough in every detail in our wedding and was so thoughtful and kind in every thing she did! The day of our wedding went by so smoothly with no worries about anything. We were extremely blessed to know Brooke and have her help for our day!"

- Jacquelyn W.

Full, May 2021

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photo credits: 

Cambrey Watson Photography (Tehya); Cameron & Elizabeth (Mary Beth); Courtney Garrett (A.C.); Loren Bullard (Morgan, Kristin quote), Britney Logan Photography (Sara), DuMond Photography (Monica), PowerTribe (Jacqueline), Kait Jackson Photography (Blakelee), Cameron & Elizabeth (Madison)