Who We Are
Hello! My name is Lauren Dabney. I am a certified wedding planner and the owner of At Last Events. We opened At Last Events in 2016, after my husband Eric and I planned every detail of our own wedding. We loved it so much we ended up planning three separate weddings, all in different locations! It wasn't until our honeymoon, (actually our Disney-Moon, we are a true Disney couple) that we decided to make wedding planning our future and we have loved every moment of it.
We are a husband and wife team and we both have completely different working backgrounds. I was in a slightly different field before opening our boutique company. I went to The Restaurant School in Philadelphia and trained to become a chef. While my major was culinary arts, I also was trained in hotel and restaurant management, banquets, events and pastry arts. Much of my schooling gave me the foundation which I base our business upon. After my schooling I became a chef at The Borgata and was there for over 10 years! (Where I luckily met my handsome husband) In that time, I worked hundreds of unique events and banquets from huge food festivals to lavish themed parties for our high rollers. Even though I loved being a chef, deep down I have always known it wasn't quite my calling. I am so happy that I finally found my true passion, and actually get to inspire, plan and organize all of these amazing weddings and events.
My husband Eric, who assists me on many of our amazing events, has a background in private security and is TIPS, CPR and Crowd Control Certified. He helps with set up and he takes care of the groom and groomsmen on the actual wedding day (so they can feel just as special as the bride and bridesmaids). On the day of the event, Eric also takes care of any security or alcohol related issues while still making sure everyone has a fun and safe time. (We all have that uncle who sometimes drinks a tad too much.)
My Sister, Caitlyn is the newest member of our team. She is our full time wedding assistant and has been in the restaurant and food service industry her whole life. She is extremely organized, creative and works wonders with décor. Caitlyn being on our team makes us a unstoppable force (which is what you want on your wedding day).
Our boutique South Jersey company specializes in wedding coordination, design, decorating and planning. We pride ourselves on our highly customized and unique events. Whether planning a large elaborate wedding, event in your backyard or a more intimate affair, we are here to make sure that each and every event we are involved with is inspiring, extraordinary, and unforgettable. We love meeting new couples and giving advice on planning their special day. Reach out to us so we can help make your wedding beautiful, organized and stress free. Congratulations on your engagement and we can’t wait to meet you!