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Meet Our Team

The experts behind your flawless event

Based in Central Wisconsin, Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events has created and executed over 300 Wisconsin dream weddings since 2010.

Marsha VanArk, Owner/Lead Planner

“My favorite thing about events are those surprise-and-delight moments we create for your guests.”

Like orchestrating a grand symphony, Marsha VanArk thrives on the complexities of planning full-service weddings, enjoying the unique nuances of each celebration. Known for her warm, personable approach, Marsha’s clients value her proactive communication and ability to seamlessly bring their visions to life.

With over 300 events successfully executed, Marsha combines her extensive experience with a keen eye for detail. She earned her reputation as a top wedding planner in Wisconsin by consistently exceeding expectations and delivering flawless events.

Marsha’s journey began with a passion for creating unforgettable moments, which led her to establish Distinctly Yours Wedding & Event in 2010. Her background in hospitality and her innate organizational skills have been instrumental in her success. Clients appreciate her gracious tell-it-like-it-is attitude, ensuring no detail is overlooked and every event is perfectly executed.

Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Marsha’s dedication and expertise ensure that each wedding is a memorable experience for all.

Why Hire Us

You deserve a day filled with joy, perfectly tailored to your vision, and brimming with unforgettable memories for you and your guests. It would be our team’s honor to help you celebrate.

Each planner on our team brings years of event experience, ready to handle everything a wedding day may present—from last-minute logistical challenges to seamless vendor coordination. We even add that extra finesse to managing Uncle Joe, who’s had one too many pieces of cake (ha!). We understand there are no do-overs when it comes to getting it right, and our goal is to exceed your expectations at every turn. Hiring us will be the best decision you make in planning your celebration!

What makes us different

The values we live by

Family

Family always comes first. We will welcome you into our wedding family and treat you with the upmost respect and dignity.

Community

Whether it is our local wedding professionals, the greater Wisconsin community or the wedding industry overall, relationships mean a great deal to us. We love being part of this greater Wisconsin community.

Customer Service

We are truely honored by those who have chosen us to plan their special day. We will listen to your needs. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Teamwork

All of the weddings we are involved in require teamwork. We work together with other wedding professionals as a team, whether it is professional we recommended or you have hired yourself. We all have one goal for it to all be amazing.

Delivering on Our Promises

We will always keep our promises. We give promises carefully, even reluctantly, but once we have given that promise, we follow through on that promise without fail. And we always tell the truth.

Hospitality

We want your guests to feel welcomed into your wedding day. We want the event to be thoughtful and a true reflection of you.