For over 20 years, our consultants have been providing their expertize in consulting, planning and designing creative and unique events throughout the corporate, non-profit and private world. We devote our time and attention to you as we bring together the multiple facets and details necessary to create an event that speaks of your personality, dreams, and wishes.

Our Core Values:

  • Fun is Good
  • Laughter is an essential part of our business
  • Always keep a sense of humor
  • Our client’s needs and dreams are instrumental throughout the creative process
  • To honor the clients wishes
  • To deal with clients and vendors with honor and integrity
  • Always seek the best deal for the client without compromising value
  • To treat the client and their guests with respect
  • To provide creative alternatives within a limited budget
  • To treat all clients with equal respect no matter the event or budget
  • To give each client our full attention


Marlene Woodard:  Owner, Event Designer & Planner

As a Human Resource Director, in the dot com industry, in San Francisco, CA, her responsibility was to organize and lead job fairs, trades-hows, employee team building programs and company parties.  It was during this time that she began volunteering for fundraising committees to help with their fundraising efforts.  In 2002, she moved to Redding, CA and transitioned her organizational skills, seamless execution plans and the ability to create extraordinary events by starting her own company, A Planned Affair.

She enjoys developing a personal relationship with each client and she pushes creative boundaries and exceeds expectations every time.   Today, Marlene and her amazing teams are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected décor and exquisite attention to detail.



Kaelin Dietrich:  Wedding Coordinator

Kaelin joined A Planned Affair in 2014. Her genuine personality, coupled with the ability to stay calm under pressure in unforeseen situations, is just one of the many reasons why she rose quickly from Jr. Coordinator to full wedding coordinator.  She has a lovely way of putting nervous brides and grooms at ease on their wedding day.   She is a very detail-oriented person. This helps her focus on even the smallest aspects to help you create the day of your dreams.

Jasmine Lusiak: Day-of Coordinator

Jasmine joined A Planned Affair in 2011 as a high school intern and she began shadowing Marlene for 3 years learning every aspect of the event planning business. In 2015, Jasmine was promoted to a day-of coordinator specializing in small weddings and children’s theme parties.  Her meticulous attention to overseeing the onsite execution of events provides a thorough and precise service to A Planned Affair’s clients. Combined with an energetic spirit and friendly nature, Jasmine is a warm and knowledgeable presence on any event site.



Pete Bilton: Lighting Designer

Using his decades of specialized theatrical lighting experience, he creates magical and unique lighting for those clients who want that extra element in their design.  Pete implements leading edge LED technology for remarkable results.  He is committed to creating innovative design solutions.