Sebrell Smith, Sebrell Smith Designer Events, Savannah, Ga.
Whether she's planning a dinner party or a lavish gala, Smith gets to know each client first, customizing the event to their personality and specific needs. Planning aside, she and her team are also known for their eye-catching floral displays, like the one at left, with clients regularly commenting they are "the most beautiful I've ever seen."
Event She's Proudest Of: That's hard, because every one is so different, but what makes me most proud is when I receive a call from a former mother of the bride asking me to plan her second or third daughter's wedding — that's when I know I've done something right.
Favorite Party Tip: Your event should be a reflection of who you are and include personal elements — that's what guests remember most. For example, I just planned a wedding for a couple of high school sweethearts. She was an avid dancer and he put himself through medical school on a baseball scholarship, so they exited the wedding in an antique Rolls-Royce dragging a pair of ballerina slippers and baseball cleats.