People are Talkin’

Birthday Celebration!


“MaryAnne planned my 60th birthday party. Everything was perfect, the food, the cake, the service, the decorations and layout. The band was outstanding. Not only was the party elegant and delicious, it was fun! It was the best birthday party I’ve ever had. 

Thanks, MaryAnne. I feel so lucky you were able to do this for me.”

—Susan Bridges, Montecito


Baby Shower

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“What a special day we had yesterday! When you left, my sister said, “Shes like the fairy godmother of baby showers!” A compliment, no doubt. Thank you so much for helping to make the weekend so special! Hope to do something with you again!” 

—Kim Williams-Paisley




MaryAnne is simply the best event planner from the graciousness to the efficiency of her fine art of planning. She is the most dependable, punctual, and artistic creators of sensational events. She has impeccable integrity and a great sense of humor. MaryAnne is a joy to work with, and a treasure you can count on. She knows how to get the most out of any budget and outperform expectations.

—Jennifer Freed Ph.D. and Rendy Freedman MFT, Co-Executive Directors AHA!

Los Angeles Parties!


“I enthusiastically recommend MaryAnne!  We have worked together on many events including a sophisticated baby shower, an appropriately wild bachelorette party, a celebratory christening brunch, as well as an intimate family holiday dinner. 

MaryAnne is at the same time professional and fun. And she delivers beautiful, happy, seamless events.”

—Marcia Cross, Los Angeles


East Beach Wedding


“Swank Santa Barbara planned our wedding in Santa Barbara. Max and I are an out-of-town couple and arrived in Santa Barbara just a couple of days before our wedding. We had one meeting with MaryAnne a few months before our big day and we had to trust MaryAnne to pull the whole thing together for us and our 100 guests. MaryAnne did not let us down!

We wanted an affair to remember but we were not trying to go over-the-top just for the sake of it. We wanted our wedding to express us individually and as a couple. We wanted beach and we wanted beautiful. And we wanted to celebrate with our friends with great food and drinks and music. And that is exactly what we did.

MaryAnne exceeded all our expectations in style and quality and service. The personal details by Swank that Max and I discovered on our wedding day were so touching and thoughtful. It was the best party ever!”

—Jennifer Jasinski and Max MacKissock, Denver

Montecito Soirée


“Swank Santa Barbara is the best! They quickly understood my vision and the vibe I wanted for my party. MaryAnne and company pulled it all together with creativity and attention to every detail. She had an endless list of contacts for every need. Her expertise in food and drink resulted in an amazing menu and bar that made me and my guests very happy. She brought the party in on budget and actually saved me money.” 

I happily refer Swank to every friend that is planning an event.”

—Sally Hanseth, Montecito