You deserve an event that’ll come alive in memories for decades. Curating a memory takes time, vision, attention to detail, and an eye for design. After I tossed my graduation cap and headed off to study interior design, I quickly realized my passion for design wasn’t just for interiors, but for experiences. It only took me a few projects to realize what I really wanted to do, was just this. So here we are - planning, designing, and creating moments in time for real families and couples that’ll forever be remembered. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my days.

If I’m not coordinating vendors or dreaming up something big, I’ve got travel on the brain and a sweet babe in my lap. I love handwritten notes, great views, Lake Street Dive, hot tea, all things green and velvet, IPAs, trying a new vegan recipe, and exploring cities I’ve never seen. Life goes by so fast and I believe all these moments should be soaked up as much as we can and remembered for years to come. And that's what I want for you, to be able to enjoy every second of these special times.

I'm a born planner & designer with a sentimental soul.

here's the gist

All the Favorite Things
(because why not)

Christian’s the gin to my tonic, the pretzel to my beer - his never ceasing support, encouragement, and tolerance for my constant need for design changes around the house are what make him simply the best. Not to mention he has the most selfless, kind heart of anyone I know. Oh, how could I forget those killer blue eyes (sorry ladies, he’s all mine). He provides all the patience (unless the Bills lose), and endless laughs day in and day out. I wouldn't want to do life with anyone else!

The Hubby

The newest addition to the Gunn household, our sweet little boy Declan entered this world in December 2020. He is the true joy in our lives and puts a smile on anyone's face that is around him. He loves to eat, go for walks and play in the grass. He is constantly smiling at any stranger that will give him attention (total extrovert). He is just like his mommy through and through, I can't say I dislike that one bit. I truly can't imagine life without this little guy.

the bink

Rusty, our 75-pound, snuggle loving, ball obsessed, Vizsla mix. He is the perfect dance partner and has a sweet & sensitive soul, just like his dad. Rescued at seven months from down south and now exploring all the great doggie parks Pittsburgh has to offer. He loves to play fetch with his new brother Declan and loves to give kisses to anyone who will let him. I have always been a cat person but I will honestly admit out family would not be complete without him.

The fur babies

Alice, our seven-year-old sassy kitty, just like her mom. Named after my favorite Disney movie, “Alice in Wonderland.” She enjoys long naps in the sun, taunting her brother Rusty, spending hours exploring outside, lots of head scratches and curling up in any type of box. Mom rescued her from a shelter and was the first fur baby to enter the family in 2015.

The Fur Babies

Craft IPA's + Gin all the way. Mix anything bitter or tart ( lemon, lime, grapefruit) with some Hendricks and I'm sold. If it's gin, Gimlet's are my go-to. If it's beer, I'll take.... well, just about anything, I’m your true beer connoisseur! 

the drinks

My newest obsession and hobby - I love finding new, little green additions to our home. I am truly my happiest when I am surrounded by all the green. Although I do enjoy a pretty bouquet of flowers just like the rest, an indoor plant is really the way to my heart.

the plants

Breakfast is everything! Hiking, traveling, exploring breweries, or curled up in a blanket napping during the Bill’s game. Could be starting a DIY project, hosting friends and family for dinner, chasing around my little man or attending a yoga class.

the weekends

caroline + mike

"My husband openly admits he originally thought hiring a wedding planner seemed like an unnecessary expense, now he’s is the first to say how wrong he was. Every detail was intentional and special. I had mentioned to Carianne my dad loved ice cream and before he passed away, we would always have special ice cream dates together. Carianne proceeded to make all my dreams come true and helped create a custom ice cream cart at our wedding. It meant the world to me and my family. Carianne is such a special person with an amazing gift for planning events. My husband and I are grateful for everything Carianne has done for us and we look forward to continuing a lifelong friendship with her."

"Carianne is the fairy godmother of weddings!"

ainslee + eric

"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"

"We don't know what we would have done without her!"

kelsey + ross

"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"

"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision!"

abby + chris

"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"

"Carianne was so easy and wonderful to work with!"

Savannah + Mijamin

“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”

"It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”

Meggan + Kyle

"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!

"I knew I didn't have to worry or think about a thing..."

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