meet heather

h&a happenings is a boutique event planning & design company based near Boston. I'm not into big boring corporate events, and instead focus on all things intimate, unique, fresh, fun, and happy. A few things I absolutely love include:

    fireside chats
    farm to table dinners
    antiques & anything vintage
    laughter - lots of laughter
    dancing all night long 
    clients who become my friends
    backyard movie nights (especially scary movies)
    photography (especially if it's Jeff Harmon's photography)
    road trip sing alongs
    flea markets & old furniture
    messy lobster dinners and clambakes
    getting lost in a book
    any kind of event in corn fields, vineyards, refurbished anything, b&bs, & barns
    telling a story (the more animated the better)
    riding boots
    rescuing furry friends
    a lake, a dock lit by candles, an adirondack chair w/a warm blanket, & a bottle of wine

Planning any event – from a small birthday celebration to an elaborate weekend getaway with friends – takes time, energy, and attention to detail. For some, planning any event can be stressful and a chore. For others - like me - the planning process is what makes us tick.

I’ve been planning parties since I was a child, although I’ve graduated from thinking a Kool-Aid water balloon party is the next best thing. Now, my favorite time of year to throw a party is in the fall (especially in New England) with lots of warm colors, comfort food, and a big fire in the outdoor fireplace. A lot of research goes into every event that I plan, mostly because I absolutely love peeling back every possible creative layer.   

From an intimate dinner party for six to a wedding with 150 guests, there is nothing more exciting to me than sitting down with a client to go over their vision for their event. I have a soft spot for everything handcrafted and vintage, and I spend a lot of time making a lot of the decorations myself that I end up using in my events. I always find ways to use something that wouldn’t normally be considered, and I take pride in creating events that showcase my client’s style and sensibility with a twist of fun.

So, let’s have a chat. I begin by listening to your story and by finding out what is important and unique to you. Shoot me an email or give me a ring and let's see what happens!