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!


    Lauren and her husband live in the Oakland hills with their three young children and Bernese Mountain dog fur baby..


    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!"


    Photo by Michele Beckwith

  • Napa Bride

    We LOVED working with you and felt that we were in the best hands that day. You did such a great job with all the details and have the best demeanor to work with when under stress. Thank you SO much!

    NYC Bride

    I just want to thank you for everything that day, if I haven't done so already. You rocked my world!!!

    SF Mother of the Bride:

    Lauren, you truly have a gift. You kept the whole wedding party and guests together, organized, happy, handled a list of a million big and little things with kindness, gentle firmness and made everyone feel right at home. You kept us in just the spots we all needed to be to have the whole day and evening move along flawlessly. If there were any glitches, I sure couldn't tell. You are a phenomenal hostess Lauren. Thinking about your position is actually quite mind boggling and I am so grateful S+A found you.

    Thank you with all my heart for being such a kind, caring, organized and loving hand, as you guided us around and in between all the different moments of this very special day. You are such a treasure Lauren :)

    Nashville Bride

    Everything was absolutely PERFECT and we loved every minute of our special day! Our friends and family keep telling us how fun and beautiful the wedding and reception were! Thank you for all of your help, support and friendship over the last year of planning! There is no way we could have executed such an amazing event without you! It wasn't always easy with changing budgets... long distance vendors... my "type A-ness" :), but you pulled it off and exceeded our expectations!













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