My name is Alison Semmler and I am a NYC native and am the owner and lead planner at Lifestyle Maven Events. My husband and I recently relocated to Jersey City which has left us with even better views and a closer proximity to Manhattan.
My friends call me Ali and when I am not working on one of your wonderful weddings or working on our newly acquired 100 year old home, I can be found brunching and gallery hopping with my adorable husband, whipping up cocktails for friends, snuggling with my rescue cats or planning my next travel adventure.
I am truly interested in the couples that I work with and try to get to know them as intimately as possible so that your wedding day can be tailored to your needs and interests. My aim is to guide you every step of the way through the wedding process and to provide high quality, individualized attention
My team and I offer a variety of packages and options to fit your needs – ranging from Full Service Planning to Design and Partial Planning and everything in between.
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"It was simply the most fantastic experience."
“Alison planned, coordinated, and designed our beautiful, intimate wedding at The Foundry. Alison was great at embracing our vision for our day and not deviating from it, but rather supplementing to it. The decor was absolutely phenomenal and the entire event ran like a well-oiled machine. Even when there was an unexpected hiccup, Alison handled it with such grace and quick-thinking. I couldn’t have imagined a better planning experience or more beautiful day. I’m recommending her to all my engaged friends. Thank you Alison!”
BENNETT THE FOUNDRY
"Everything was as we had hoped and many things surpassed our expectations."
“Just simply wanted to say our wedding went amazingly well for us, everything was as we had hoped and many things surpassed our expectations. Alison was great to work with, she offered many unique suggestions and helped us organize the event we really wanted to have. She was extremely flexible with our slightly less than traditional approach and always gave us good advice. She has a large network of suppliers and contacts and made sure they all worked well together on the day. We would highly recommend Alison to anyone considering hiring a wedding planner!”
GEORGIE, THE GREEN BUILDING
"My experience with Alison from Lifestyle Maven Events was above and beyond anything I could have ever expected."
”Many married friends of mine warned me against hiring a wedding planner because, in their experience, the planners would do nothing but rack up costs and prices, creating more stresses than necessary. I went against my friends’ advice and called Alison for a meeting. Needless to say, I was blown away by her professionalism and eagerness to bring my vision to fruition. Alison is crafty and creative – she is hesitant to settle for the most expensive option, but rather uses her enterprising mind to save costs and mitigate your stresses as a bride whenever possible. She was realistic with our budget, and honoured it as well. Alison is now a great friend of mine and permanent fixture in my life. I would (and will!) recommend her to all of my engaged friends and family. Thank you so much Ali for everything!”
RACHEL, THE ALBRA ROOM
"Alison and her team made it possible for us to focus entirely on having a lovely and special time on our big day"
“Lifestyle Maven Events was our day-of wedding coordinator. Alison’s input in both our wedding ceremony and reception was vital. We had quite an elaborate schedule of events lined up throughout the evening — Alison and her team made it possible for us to focus entirely on having a lovely and special time on our big day (instead of diluting parts of the romance and having to be scattered by making sure things go smoothly!). What more can one ask for on their wedding day? Our wedding was magical, which would not have been possible without Lifestyle Maven Events’ assistance.”
ANGELIKA, THE HIGHLINE HOTEL & THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL
"Alison is creative, thoughtful and pays immense attention to detail"
“I highly recommend Alison’s event planning services. Alison is creative, thoughtful and pays immense attention to detail all while helping you to stay within your budget (a seemingly impossible task during wedding planning). She is also very on top of new trends and alternative vendor options. For example, when it came to creating a modern & chic sweets table on a limited budget, she came up with great looking & tasting ideas for our table. She even personally picked up one of the items when we realized the supplier would not deliver it to the reception location, completely removing this stress from the wedding planning. Overall, I had an excellent experience with Alison and recommend her services without reservation.”
PARVIN, BATTERY GARDENS
"They seamlessly took over the planning efforts the bride and I had put into the event beforehand and made sure the night went they way we hoped for and without a hitch!"
“The bride and I planned most of our wedding, from hiring the band, to finding the different food vendors, to preparing all the decorations. What we needed was someone to manage the whole process on the day of the event so that we could actually enjoy ourselves. Alison and Alana from LME were great and exactly what we were looking for in our day-of-coordinators. They were very easy to work with and unlike many other vendors we talked to, very accommodating to our needs. They were able to customize and tailor their services to exactly what we were looking for and didn’t try to overburden or oversell us on services we didn’t need. Before the event, they provided simple and clearly organized summary of everything the bride and I had planned for and made sure we didn’t forget about any last minute details. Alana did a great job of managing during the event and made sure everything went very smoothly. All of our vendors were where they needed to be, when they needed to be, and they all left happy at the end of the night. Alana also made sure that our families and ourselves were taken care of, which was definitely above and beyond the call of duty in our eyes. Lifestyle Maven Events ended up being exactly what we needed to get us across the finish line. They were great team players, and adapted well to our expectations and needs. Couldn’t have done it without them!”