Minneapolis, MN and madison, wi
WEDDING planning and design

Heartfelt weddings for down-to-earth couples who want to have a dang good time.

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Your love is in good hands

Your wedding day should be meaningful memorable, and fun as heck!

Yummy food. Glorious weather. The perfect venue—whether that’s a tent in your parents’ backyard in Minneapolis or a celebration on a white sand beach in Cabo.

And your festivities might include board games at cocktail hour or your favorite band playing indie tunes, but no matter what…

It should be a day where you and the love of your life get to spend every second fully present whether you’re laughing with friends and family or saying your “I dos.”

We’ve got you

The only thing is, to get hitched without a hitch?

You’re gonna need a little help. (Okay… A lot of help.)

Because between booking wedding vendors, navigating tricky guest list and budget convos, mapping out the day of timeline, and figuring out how the heck to make your celebration 100% yours…

It’s enough to make you want to give up on the wedding you want and just elope instead (which, by the way, we still fully support).

When it comes to wedding planning there’s no way in heck we’ll let you settle for anything less than everything your heart desires. 

Hey there, I’m Deanna! And my team and I are all about bringing the kind of love, excitement, and steadfast support to your planning journey…

Yes, honey…we’re your solution to having a celebration that’s a blast for your guests, has your love story shining through in every detail, and has you skipping over the stressful parts you didn’t want to deal with in the first place. 

That’s just like having a loyal friend by your side (y’know, like, golden retriever loyal).

From dealing with the unsolicited opinions from well-meaning loved ones (we’re from the Midwest, we know how deep people-pleasing tendencies run) to all the nitty-gritty logistics, you can count on us to handle everything when it comes to wedding planning.

Minneapolis + Madison wedding planning team

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If Caring Too Much Is A Crime, Then Sue Us

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We’ll always get the job done (and done dang well), but we’ll also spend time getting to know you. From learning your love story to meeting your family, we’ll become a lifelong friend.

This isn’t business, it’s personal.

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Your day should feel like it’s unfolding organically, not forced, rushed, or full of hiccups. And we’ll be there to make sure that’s exactly what happens—handling anything that goes wrong immediately.

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We’re here to go the extra mile for you, your guests, your family, and your whole dang vendor team. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a cocktail to sip…we gotchu. 

Love to Serve?
LIVE to serve. 

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Just like your marriage is forever, we’re in it for the long haul, too. We keep in touch with our couples and our bonds run so deep that I (Deanna) even had a child on the SAME exact day one of our clients did. True story. So when we say besties for life, we mean it.

In planning and in marriage

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Wedding Planning + Design Services

From full-service wedding planning to 1:1 calls for sorting out the details of your big day, we promise to help you have a dang good wedding without having to sweat all the stuff leading up to it.

Full Planning
& Design

Design
& Coordination

Wedding
Management

“Deanna was my other half (sorry, husband!) from beginning to end, and for this, I am truly so grateful I decided to hire her as my wedding planner.

I am an organized person to begin with, but without a doubt, I would have been so lost and in over my head had I not hired Deanna. Knowing how much detail and attention was put into planning this wedding with Deanna, I knew she would handle the logistics so I could focus on…getting married! Things may have gone wrong, in fact, I know they did. But I knew Deanna was behind the scenes and on top of it all and had it handled! This alone was worth every penny of her services. Deanna/OBEC have a super special place in our hearts and we would like to publicly announce how incredible she and her team are! Hands down the best wedding planner we could have asked for.”

 Liz + Daniel

“Deanna! Words cannot describe how happy we are that we got to work with you for our wedding day. "

You truly made everything come together and it was such a spectacular day. The decorations were stunning, the food was delicious, and the overall atmosphere was magical. The communication throughout the entire process was seamless, and any concerns or questions were addressed promptly. Deanna’s expertise and experience was evident in every aspect of the wedding, making it a truly unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The only regret we have is not hiring Deanna and Olive Branch Events sooner. Don’t walk, run and hire them to help with your wedding you will not be disappointed.

Stephanie + Mike

“Deanna and I became fast friends and I actually looked forward to our meetings! She made wedding planning fun for me, and was so encouraging the entire time."

On wedding day, Deanna showed up bright and early and seeing her face just instantly brought a sense of calm over me. I knew we were in good hands and there was nothing to worry about. I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY when I saw our reception room for the first time, it honestly exceeded my expectations times ten. I remember people telling me that things will go wrong on my wedding day and I just need to roll with the punches. Well I can tell you that if anything did go wrong on my wedding day, I had absolutely NO idea because to me everything was perfect. If you’re trying to decide on whether or not to hire a wedding planner, here is your sign to hire Deanna and her amazing team of professionals.

Sierra + Joey

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Check out our services. Realize we’re the wedding planners you’ve been looking for and that there’s no way you want to have a wedding without us. (WE’RE SO HONORED!)

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Fill out our form and tell us about the venue you’ve booked, the ideas you have for design, and the food you want to eat on the big day. (One of our couples roasted a pig from their farm! And it was so special and true to them.)

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We’ll hop on a call so you can share your wedding hopes, dreams, and plans, and we can determine which wedding package is perfect for you. Once you’re ready to make the best wedding decision ever, you’ll make things official by signing the dotted line and paying a deposit.

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You’ll get busy checking out all of the stuff we send over, including a jam-packed Google Drive folder with detailed planning tools and guides.

(P.S. At this point, you’ll be thanking yourself for hiring our team because when you see all of our amazing resources and just how organized we are… YOU’LL FREAK OUT. All of our clients do.)

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We’ll get busy tackling all the details, sending a million emails, finding the perfect vendors, and mapping out your timeline. And throughout the whole thing, we’ll be hopping on calls as needed and looping you in so you can jump up and down with excitement over everything that’s getting finalized.

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The big day arrives. You spend it laughing with your family and friends, crying over the sentimental toasts, and exchanging tender glances with the love of your life. Rather than worrying about where your vendors are going to eat, what to do if the forecast calls for rain, or literally anything else.

You two end the day madly in love and so happy you decided to hire Olive Branch Events Co. as your wedding planners.

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“If anything went wrong—we never knew it. The day was so smooth and we were as relaxed as a bride and her mom and her bridal crew could be. 

Leanne, Mother of the Bride

There’s More To Explore…

Whether you’re seeking inspiration, practical wedding tips, or a delightful read, our blog is your go-to destination. We can’t promise you won’t get lost, but we guarantee it’s worth the trip.

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IT’S NOT A MIDWEST GOODBYE UNLESS WE KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING…

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