CREATING UNIQUELY SPECIAL EVENTS AND WEDDINGS
With over a decade of experience in all types of events and a background in fine arts, owner Lauren Wakefield works with her clients to minimize the stress and chaos that’s often associated with the planning process and gives insightful design feedback and creative ideas to make their wedding truly special and unique. RSE is happy to provide Full Service Planning + Design to ensure seamless production and coordination to enhance the look and feel of your special day! We also offer Month Of at select Bay Area venues and our Sobremesa service with Mandolin Flowers. <-Ask us more about this exciting new service!
Lauren and her husband live in the Oakland hills where they are lovingly restoring a 1920s Craftsman bungalow along with their fur baby Bernese Mountain dog puppy and new twin babies.
Where did "Ryder Sloan Events" come from? We get this question a lot and the answer from Lauren is: "Before I was married, my name was Lauren Ryder Sloan. Ryder was my grandmother's maiden name and Sloan was my maiden name. I started the company while dating the man I knew I'd marry (which would mean I'd lose these names,) so naming my company after family is a way of honoring my past. Something I find so important to do as a Southern gal!"
We have worked at numerous venues within the city and love creating weddings that combine that classic San Francisco feel with a dreamy and current California vibe.
Photos by Michele Beckwith, Collin Hughes and Studio Castillero.
Our Sobremesa shoot on 100 Layer Cake.
V+T's wedding on Junebug Weddings.
NAPA & SONOMA
Wine Country weddings are our favorite!
The vineyards, the glowy light, and of course, the romance all lend to beautiful events.
Photos by Jessica Burke, Sabine Scherer, Josh Gruetzmacher and Julie Kay Kelly.
T+J's wedding on Snippet&Ink.
J+A's big day on 100 Layer Cake.
K+B's celebration on Once Wed.
M+A's special day on Snippet&Ink.
STABLE CAFE & RSE
After hosting her own wedding at the magical Stable Cafe in San Francisco's vibrant Mission neighborhood, Lauren has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the venue coordinating many weddings and events in the space over the years. We are happy to exclusively offer Month Of Coordination at this venue along with a small handful of other select venues in the Bay Area.
Photos by Julie Mikos, Edyta Szyszlo, Melanie Duerkopp, Michele Beckwith, Dylan and Sara, Oh Happy Dawn, and Galiya Kontsevaya.
Stable Cafe event on Green Wedding Shoes.
L+S's engagement party turned surprise wedding on 100 Layer Cake.
Winter dinner party featured on Rue Magazine.
Baby shower featured on Grey Likes Baby.