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The Heart and Soul of Your Seaside Soirees and Weddings Team!

Seaside Soirees and Weddings New Smyrna Wedding Planner Events Party Parties

Susie Weiss, the Heart

After planning her daughter's wedding in 1988 but not really enjoying it (because she had become the person in charge), Susie decided that maybe someone would pay her for what she did for Stacey and the rest, they say, is history! She founded a wedding planning company in 1989 which would eventually become the original and longest established company of its kind in Central Florida. She sold the company in 2015, after being at the helm as its founder, owner, and lead coordinator for 26 years.

In anticipation of a permanent move to New Smyrna Beach in 2019, Susie founded Seaside Soirees and Weddings in May of 2017. She has given her heart to this new company just as she had to the previous one for more than two decades; and she is now providing the ultimate in customer service for her Volusia and Flagler County brides and party hosts.

Susie is married to Brooks and they have recently sold their family home of 43 years in Winter Park and moved to New Smyrna Beach where they are beginning the next chapter of their lives. Susie has two grown children. When she has some free time, she enjoys travel, reading historical fiction, cooking, and hosting parties.

Kathy Menke, the Soul

Kathy entrusted both her daughter's and son's weddings to Susie in 1995 and 2007; and after experiencing Susie's talent, Kathy was excited when Susie asked her to become a part of her staff as an associate coordinator where she worked for 20 years in Orlando.

Kathy has been a resident of New Smyrna Beach for 20 years. When we walk down Flagler Avenue, nearly everyone we pass stops to say "Hi, Kathy!" She is indeed the soul of Seaside Soirees and Weddings!

Kathy has served on the board of her condo association and is active in many efforts to maintain the ecology of the Atlantic coastline. Kathy has her finger on the pulse of New Smyrna Beach.  Kathy is married to Jack and they have two grown children. Kathy enjoys fishing and boating and spending time with her extended family. 

Our Philosophy

We believe the client has a need so we have a job to do.  The client has a choice and we must be the better choice.  The client has sensibilities; therefore we must be considerate.  If there is an urgency, we must be quick.  The client has high expectations so we must excel.  The ultimate goal for our client is to provide a seamless planning process and a stress-free wedding day!

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