Our Story


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 began in 2011 as an Event Planner, and within just a few months, a plan to start her own planning firm and Amanda Reed Weddings and Events, 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.

Stephanie Benton

Born in Georgia, raised in Texas, and now an Arkansan for the past decade, Stephanie Benton has always had a southern hospitality heart. Stephanie graduated from The University of Arkansas with a degree in Hospitality Management and has worked in the hospitality industry ever since. Her passion for serving others is what drives her motivation to give her clients and their guests the very best experience. Stephanie’s attention to detail, and brilliant mind for event logistics makes her a valuable asset to the Amanda Reed Weddings team.

Stephanie has planted her roots in Fayetteville with her husband, Collin, their daughter, Emma Grace, and a spunky black lab, Remi. They love taking jeep rides with the top off and getting outdoors!