the truly team

passionate planners with a focus of telling your story

We Love Working With Humans

We love connecting with down to earth clients who are kind, and compassionate. Our number one goal is to help you enjoy both your wedding and the process it takes to get there. We want you to be confident in our ability to help you achieve your goals with your wedding culture, design, and priorities. We love it when you trust us (don’t worry, we’ll earn it).

Some of our clients are organized and color coordinated while others have so many ideas and concepts and need help pulling them together into a cohesive and smooth event. Your planning style is something we can work with! We ask that you share yourself with us – the good, the bad and the beautiful so we can understand more about you and help to make your wedding unique to you two.

Cassie Abbott

ceo, planner extraordinaire, adrenaline junkie

I’ve been working in the wedding and events industry for over 13 years. I established Bride’s Best Friend in early 2010 and went full time in 2017 and never looked back. We rebranded to Truly Together Event Co. in 2022 to bring together our belief of inclusivity and equality and we are loving it!

I have planned or coordinated over 175 weddings and have learned something at each and every one of them. Every wedding is so unique and every couple is so different that I always get an opportunity to learn and grow with every event that I do.

I have always been organized. The color-coordinated-to-do-list sort of organized. Or maybe a, let me write this down so I can cross it off, sort of organized. So it’s no wonder that the organization and attention to detail required for wedding planning fit so well within my strengths.

Casey Chambers

planner extraordinaire, designer, dog mom

Hi! I’m Casey Chambers.

I believe that no wedding is one size fits all, and everyone has a wedding vision that is uniquely true to them, so let’s bring it to life!

I started out in the wedding industry as a venue coordinator in the beautiful Texas Hill Country where I coordinated almost 100 weddings. I am eager to pair those skills with those learned at Truly Together Event Co. to help create the perfect wedding day for you! I’m here to help you not only with big picture ideas but also to organize any small details along the way. I love being able to be your go-to person for all things wedding-related! If you have a question, I can’t wait to answer it for you.

When I’m not working you can find me watching movies (anything from Romantic Comedies to Science Fiction) and spoiling my dog Pepper!

Melissa Eagen

planner extraordinaire, supermom

I’m originally from Southern California, but have been happily calling Texas my home for quite some time now. I enjoy fully emerging myself into various cultures and traditions, and I do that in my everyday life (my home is a blend of California and Texas). I want to help you bring that out in your wedding and for your day to feel uniquely yours!

I have always had a passion for the creative arts, event planning, and the magic of weddings. I started out my wedding planning career as a venue coordinator and planner in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Through this experience, I have overseen hundreds of weddings from the venue perspective and from the planning perspective as that venue offers in-house planning.

I’m a huge team player and operate best when wearing 17 hats, which wedding planning absolutely helps me achieve! Each wedding is completely different and I’m always growing (which certainly helps to keep my life full of joy and challenge). I feel so lucky to help bring together such a special day and watch even the littlest of sweet moments unfold.

When I am not planning weddings, you can find me on a playground or splash pad with my two little boys.

I look forward to helping you plan your dream day!

Samantha Been

planner extraordinaire, checklist queen

Hi! I’m Samantha Been.

My experience, which began in 2014, encompasses various roles in hotels, service management at Austin’s visitors bureau, catering companies, and wedding venue management. Needless to say, I’ve had the opportunity to explore many different facets of the hospitality industry, but I’ve discovered that my true passion lies in weddings.

During the pre-planning stage, I find joy in assisting our couples in bringing their dream vision to life, offering guidance to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience on their wedding day. On the big day itself, I am responsible for executing the plan. However, should any unforeseen issues arise, you can trust me as a team facilitator to collaborate with your vendors and devise the best possible solutions while staying true to your vision and style. Chances are, you won’t even notice when something goes amiss! Ultimately, my greatest satisfaction comes from guiding couples through their planning journey and witnessing their vision materialize at the most remarkable celebration of their lives.

I have been a resident of Austin since 2011, and I now consider it my ‘home.’ When I’m not busy orchestrating one of my couple’s dream weddings, you can find me on playdates or enjoying Mexican cuisine with my husband and our two adorable little girls.

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