About Us

Duluth, MN Wedding and Event Planner 

Event Planning & Design - Duluth's Full Time Wedding Planner

Photo Credit: Kellie Rae Studio

Okay, writing an about me section is AWKWARD! But here goes nothing... 

My name is Mary Carlson and I am lucky enough to be the owner of Pure Event Planning & Design. I am a wedding planner based in Duluth, MN. I love to travel, so really, I plan and coordinate weddings anywhere a couple wants me to go.

I fell in love with wedding and event planning in College. Before starting Pure Event Planning & Design, I worked as a wedding coordinator and events manager at several high-end venues around the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area. These jobs taught me the ins and outs of wedding planning. Turns out, there is a lot more to planning than a guest list and decor (which is why you are here, right?!). 

I started Pure Event Planning & Design because my passion in life is making my clients' lives easier. Planning weddings and events can be stressful and complicated. You should get to have fun while planning your wedding. You should also get to be present for every moment of your special day. You get married, let me worry about making it happen. 

By the time your wedding day arrives, I hope we are friends. As such, here are a few things your should know about me:

- I love to laugh. Life is too short not to spend it laughing.

- I'm allergic to the cold - literally. My doctor thinks we should move somewhere warmer, but I just love Minnesota too much!

- I like animals... A LOT. Its okay if you don't. We can still be friends. Just know if you come to my office, its at my hobby farm. We have three horses, three cats. We also plan to get a dog and alpaca this spring.

- I used to have a black thumb, but recently managed to turn it green. I love to garden!

Enough about me... I want to hear from you!! Please reach out to me so we can talk about your wedding. Shoot me an email or click the little "contact me" button and let me know when you are getting married. I look forward to chatting soon!!




Let us know how we can make your next event pure and simple.