An Arkansas native and Northwest Arkansas resident for the last two decades, Amanda Reed brings with her a strong background in design and a love for creative organizing. Amanda joined the Bates Events Team in early 2011 as an Event Planner, and within just a few months, a plan to rebrand the company’s weddings division into Bates~Reed Brides, and now Amanda Reed Weddings, was born. She has both a degree in interior design and years of experience in the field, two elements that contribute to successfully executing a detail-oriented wedding. The Amanda Reed Experience uses a creative approach to designing and planning any event, noting “The unexpected touches and surprises at every turn truly make the event memorable for everyone involved!”
Amanda makes her home in the crossroads of Northwest Arkansas – Springdale, with her husband, Jim Ed, their children, Addison and Sutton, and their Golden Doodle, Kylo. In their spare time (ha), they enjoy anything 30A, a long list of kids’ activities and sporting events, lake days and cheering on the Razorbacks.