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Lets Engage!

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About Us

Founded by event management maven Tara Thistlethwaite, Engaged Event Management is a boutique style company that specializes in wedding and event coordination. We are completely engaged to our client’s events and offer a highly personal level of service.

Your wedding day is one of the most joyful moments in your life and it is our mission to allow you to enjoy and be fully present for every second of it.

Planning & Logistics

How do you envision yourself on your wedding day?
Relaxed? Peaceful? Calm?
That piece of mind is what we deliver. The ability to delight completely in your day. Our planning and logistics allows you to fulfill that serene vision.

Day of Management

The day is finally here, you are feeling at peace knowing a highly skilled team of professionals is managing the day. The only butterflies and nerves you have are for the sheer excitement in the fact you are marry your best friend today!

Happily Ever After

Begin your new life together having spent THE BEST DAY with your family and friends! The day flew by as everyone said it would but you got to cherish every single magical, intimate moment because the Engaged Team had thought of everything!

Yep, that's me


I’m Tara, owner and lead manager of Engaged Event Management. I am a naturally-curly, red-headed, music loving, list making guru as a well as a wife to an IT ninja and a momma to two vivacious little girls.

On top of my years of experience working as an event manager I also hold a BS in business as well as a professional certification in wedding planning and consulting from Temple University.

I’ve been in the wedding industry for several years now with the past 5 years having worked for one of the premier event planning companies in Philadelphia as a lead coordinator and managed close to 100 events. Needless to say, I am not new to this wild and crazy wedding industry that I love.

My passion for bringing people together and my love of the logistics behind what that entails has been present throughout my entire life. I am ecstatic to have found my niche in event management, and I cannot wait to serve you.

Photo Credit: Kealy Creative

Commitment to your event 100%
Willingness to go the extra mile for you 100%
Lip syncing to a few reception songs 80%

YOu don't have to take our word for it


What clients have said…

“Thank you so much for making our day so special. We are so thankful we chose you as our day of coordinator, needless to say you are SO MUCH MORE! You have such a calm and wonderful presence that made us feel so comfortable.”
Bride, June 2018
Photo by: Tony Weeg Photography

“What an instrumental role you planned in making it an absolutely magical time for us. Your preparedness, flexibility and calm demeanor made it possible for me to actually enjoy our wedding day – a feat I never imagined to be possible! Thank you again for helping us celebrate our big day.”

Bride, May 2018
Photo by: Lydia Joy Photography

What the Event Industry Pros have said...

"The wedding we worked together was a bit different in the fact that the best laid plans were awash literally because of 10 inches of rain/flooding that struck the venue before the ceremony, but Tara remained cool, calm and collected throughout the entire event. Multitasking, flexibility, improvise/thinking on her feet in demanding situations are definitely some of Tara's stand-out skills. Tara is friendly, warm and willing to go the extra mile for her clients."
"Tara is incredibly detailed and organized. I love working with her. She stays calm under pressure and thinks quick on her feet. Definitely hire her for your day of manager!! You will not be disappointed!
"Tara has been fantastic to work with. I can truly see that she devotes herself to her clients and their most important of days! Her attention to detail is key and her ease to work with is always a pleasure!"

Planning, guidance and piece of mind


Our event management service, also called Day of Coordination, starts as soon as you become an Engaged client. You will have unlimited access to our extensive event planning and logistics knowledge. Together as a team, we will create a comprehensive timeline and engage with each of your vendors to ensure everyone is ready to make this your Best Day Ever. 

When the prep work is done and the Big Day finally arrives you can count on the Engaged team to be ready for action. We will be there to manage your rehearsal and of course all the details of the Big Day to ensure things are on schedule and running seamlessly allowing you to relax, sip on some champagne, and be fully present to delight in your day. 

Our mission is to make the planning process as easy, stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We are extremely passionate in everything we do and it brings us the greatest joy to watch our clients allowing themselves to be totally absorbed by the love and happiness the day brings. 

Get in touch

What's Next: Let's Engage.

We are excited to hear about your event! 

Complete the form with your info and we’ll be in touch to set up a meeting either in-person or on the phone.

Thanks in advance!
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