Anna Swanson


Renee Peterson



Peace of Mind

Anna Swanson

Artistic Director

​Lead Planner


Born and raised a Georgia girl, Anna is your true southern belle!  With more than a decade of wedding and event planning experience, she has done it all. Anna has served as a Wedding Coordinator for Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Wedding Sales Manager for Savannah Riverboat Cruises and the Catering and Event Assistant for the Coastal Georgia Center.  She now travels all over Georgia and South Carolina helping brides masterfully plan their wedding weekend.

Brides appreciate Anna’s friendly smile, her calm demeanor, and her kind heart. She anticipates your needs before you even realize them yourself. She is passionate about weddings, and she will take care of the details to make your special day romantic, happy, and stress-free.

Anna has a knack for not only event design but also gardening, floral arranging, and interior decorating.  When away from the office, she can be found rearranging furniture for friends, working in her flower beds, or cooking in the kitchen surrounded by her four littles - Wilhelm, Wyatt, Paisley.... and Palmer! She also loves trying new restaurants, browsing antique shops, relaxing in the backyard hammock with her shih-tzus Oliver and Millie, or catching rays by the water. Anna, Mark, and their family live in Rincon, GA.

To set up a private planning session with Anna to determine your individual wedding needs, please Contact Us!

We look forward to working with you!


Photos | @meredithryncarz

Renee Peterson

Event Planner

Business Manager

Copy Writer

Emma and Grandma

Renee moved to the Savannah from the mid-Atlantic states. She has lived in PA, NY, VA, OH, MD and WV. Renee left a busy life as a high school theatre director to move to Georgia so that she can see her granddaughter, Emma, every day.

Renee has been in the wedding industry as a ceremony vocalist for decades. Her solo work led her to assist brides in their planning and organization in addition to the music. Her professional life was spent in the classroom as an English teacher then a theatre instructor and director for a total of 25 years of service to public and private middle and high school students.

She brings her passion and expertise in organization, planning, directing, advertising, and writing to Rustic to Ritz Events. Like Anna, Renee will be taking care of all of the details with excellence and elegance for a smooth, stress-free event. When she's not working with clients, she is teaching on-line college courses for Georgia Southern University and the University of Pasadena,  working with adult students at Savannah Technical College, serving as Business Manager with Savannah Repertory Theatre, participating in a small group at Compassion Christian Church, mentoring youth as a Writing Fellow at Deep Center Savannah, or writing articles, online copy, or her blog

Renee and her husband Tom have been married since 1986, and they have two children, Kayla and Marcus. Marcus and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Emma (2 1/2) and Hunter (3 months). Renee loves Grandma Life!


We would love to help you create your very special event! Let us handle the details so that you can relax and enjoy the day!  

Photos | @glowingamberphotography

Melanie Frank

Event Planner

Melanie moved to Bluffton, South Carolina from Wilmington, North Carolina.  She served 24 years in the Navy as a nurse and brings the skills such as organization, planning, and attention to detail to your wedding.  

Melanie designed her own wedding planning business, Kindred Spirit Events, assisting over 60 brides in creating their magical desires for a highly successful and beautiful wedding.


She feels strongly about communication and building relationships with the bride and groom, families, and vendors to meet all needs to the best of her ability. She is known to go above and beyond just to ensure that everyone has a fabulous experience. 


Melanie brings her past experiences, her passion, and love to our team.   She creates a most meaningful and memorable wedding filled with fond memories and much love.


She is married to Joel for over 40 years.  Her son, Evan lives in Wilmington, NC and daughter, Lauren and husband live in Bluffton, SC with two children, Riley and Carson.  

Melanie enjoys walking, boating, RV camping, photography and painting rocks.

She enjoys each and every day being with  her husband, family and friends.

Melanie, Joel,

and the family