What Clients are saying:

Dawn is very patient, diligent, collaborative, creative, and a true pleasure to work with. We were open to her guidance and suggestions, but never felt forced to make a decision we were not comfortable with. Dawn makes it easy to have candid communication. I would encourage future couples to be direct and open minded about the process. Having her on board really helped us stay on track and get things done on time or ahead of schedule. From major decisions like picking venues, to the smallest details like picking linens, her experience and research saved us lots of time; which allowed us to make well informed decisions quickly. She provided tremendous value and I am not sure how we would have planned this special day with out her. Dawn is very passionate about her work, and it is exemplified through her professionalism and service. I am confident you will not be disappointed in working with her.


We hired Dawn as event support for our nonprofit's annual gala this past Spring (standing cocktail reception, 300+ guests, celeb presence). During planning, she was meticulously organized, detail-oriented, and efficient. Onsite, even during high-stress moments, she remains calm, focused, and helps to keep the event flowing smoothly. Dawn has an exceptional eye for design (e.g. invite design, florals, decor), and helps incorporates your personal aesthetics/brand into the event design. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for a wedding or other event!


Dawn was absolutely wonderful!! From the outset she was organized, conscientious, and such a pleasure to work with. As a full-time doctoral student I wouldn't have been able to have the amazing wedding that we had without her. She helped us find the best venues within our price range, revised all of the contracts, and maintained communication with all our vendors and with us throughout the entire process. Furthermore, she has a wonderful eye for detail and helped add the best finishing touches to our wedding! She is the best and I'm going to miss working with her! Our wedding was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without Dawn!


If you are looking for SO much more in an event coordinator for your wedding or celebrating look no further. Dawn has an impeccable eye for style and design on top of being unbelievably organized and resourceful. I had the honor of collaborating with Dawn on a June wedding in Martha's Vineyard and trust me, you want the team at Skylar Arden handling your event. There are no tasks or challenges too hard and they will do everything in their power to help the client's vision come to life, even when there are logistical curveballs that often come up during the event install & production. You are in the absolute of hands with Dawn and her team!


Dawn was the perfect combination of creativity and sensibility. To start, her follow up skills are unparalleled. She will get back to you quickly and efficiently. But where she really shines is in her styling and vision. She has an eclectic taste level and can pull magic out of everyday items. She creates a story and every detail is carefully considered. Any couple would be in very good hands with Skylar Arden.


I cannot speak highly enough of Dawn at Skylar Arden Events and Design! She planned and designed my baby shower and everything was absolutely beautiful! From the invitations, to the favors and the decor, no detail was left unnoticed. The hand drawn illustrations incorporated into everything really made the shower unique, and perfectly captured the spirit of the travel theme I had chosen for the baby room. The dessert table was curated with flowers, antique suitcases and a vintage globe. When the shower was over I saved all of the illustrations and details to put in the baby's scrap book because it was just too beautiful not to keep!

Working with Dawn is an absolute pleasure and you will find that her creative spin and vision will make your event beyond special!


I was planning a small daytime wedding in NYC with five months lead time with about 50 guests. I initially thought it wouldn't be a problem bc it was supposed to be small budget wedding, but I realized I needed so much more help few weeks into the wedding, particularly because the venue we used came with no decorations and I wasn't so thrilled about spending a fortune on heaps of flowers to decorate the place. I wanted to have clean, minimal, modern aesthetic to the venue and I designed most of the themes and props for the wedding, but I was in need of someone to execute the vision I had on the day of as I'd be so busy all day on the wedding day. After contacting several event coordinators, who only did full-service event design until I was referred to Dawn! She was very responsive, very professional, understood my vision, flexible with meeting times and venue site visits in a very short span of time! On the day of, she was on time, executed everything I asked and more flawlessly, helped break down everything and remembered to save all memorabilia that we wanted her to save. Everyone at the wedding was very impressed how I managed to plan a wedding in five months, and I couldn't have done it without Dawn and her assistant! I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone - she also does full-service planning, project-by-project work and she has excellent taste!