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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!

Wedding Couple exchanging rings during wedding ceremony

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


Our clients are saying…

"Tara is amazing and I would highly recommend 10/10 times. She did not miss one detail and was a pleasure to work with! I wish we could do it all over again! Thank you sooo much for everything, Tara!!"
Groom, June 2019
"Wanted to send a quick note to thank you for everything on our wedding day! You were absolutely amazing and so on top of things through the entire day/night - it was extremely impressive. I'm honestly unsure how I would have made it through the day in one piece without you! From face powder to dress help to making a new bouquet ... you were top notch. So, so, so happy and appreciative of you and your work!"

Our fellow event pros are saying...

"Tara is incredible! She is friendly and professional, and her attention to detail and organizational skills are unsurpassed. Her ability to troubleshoot problems and deal with vendors allows you to enjoy your special day stress-free. She is a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Tara at Engaged Events to anyone looking to hire a wedding or event coordinator!"
"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 helped to keep the whole day flowing smoothly. She was so organized leading up to the day, making sure we had all the details we needed to take the best photos. On the day, she made ourselves and the bride/groom feel totally at ease! We adore her and would recommend her to any wedding couple getting married."

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. 

Package Starts at $1,650

Get in touch

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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