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Setting the Stage for Lasting Memories

Let us help you organize the perfect event! Serving MN, ND, SD, WI, and IA

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Creating Memorable Events

With over twenty five years of local event and hospitality experience, we know how to make your event one to remember. From the decorations to catering, and entertainment, we help you build your event from the ground up. We work all over the United States to create a memorable event. We will also help plan your destination wedding! No place is too far!

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Versatile Service

Our wide range of vendors ensure you have the exactly the event you want. From corporate event functions to anniversary parties and weddings, we help you find the event schedule that works for you. Contact us to meet with our planner and talk about your many options.

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From Corporate events, private family gatherings and weddings we are here for you. With a versatile range in planning services we can help you plan and execute your big events. 

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Meet The Team

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Tami Olson, Owner/Planner

Tami has over 27 years in hospitality working in events, catering, resorts and restaurants. Having served in management roles at resorts across Minnesota with an emphasis on wedding and event planning. She has coordinated events ranging from small dinner parties to extravagant weddings to large conventions. Having an eye for detail, event setup, and vision Tami would be able to bring your event vision to life. 

Ben Olson, Officiant/Planner

He has 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. His expertise lies in large catering functions, conventions, trade shows, and galas. In addition, Ben has decades of experience in small meetings and boardroom events. Ben has vast knowledge of both Front Of the House and Back of the House operations. With his great eye for detail and phenomenal ability to execute logistics he is a great addition to any event. 


Caleb King, Assistant Coordinator/Lead

Caleb joined the team in the summer of 2023. Caleb has extensive hospitality experience amongst being well versed in weddings. When Caleb joined, he hit the ground running and was very quickly promoted to lead. He has an extreme eye for detail and is very knowledgeable logistics wise. Caleb enjoys spending time with his two boys, Zaydin and Miles. He also enjoys the lakes, hiking, working out and exploring everything nature.

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Meet Tami, Ben, Alex, Lexie, Nicholas, and Emma. We are a family of 6 with 3 dogs and 1 cat. Tami is originally from Onamia, MN while Ben is from Champlin, MN. We became a blended family when Ben moved to the Brainerd Lakes area to start his new life here. We all enjoy hiking, walks, the lakes, MN Sports, camping, music, movies, and art amongst many other hobbies. We have lived in the Brainerd Lakes area for about 7 years and love everything about the BLA!

Hannah & Brent

Venue | Grand View Lodge

Full Planning Services

May 2023


"Our wedding literally wouldn't have happened without Tami and Jordan from Butterfly Event & Wedding Planning. Not only were they attentive, organized, and extremely helpful, they always had a "can-do" attitude that allowed us to achieve our most imaginative wedding ideas. 

My husband and I were incredibly particular, wanted a fairytale wedding, and were unwilling to compromise on the beauty of the details. We also wanted to keep the cost to a reasonable budget. Somehow, with the help of Jordan and Tami, we were able to have it all at the price we needed.

Throughout the planning process they were attentive, thoughtful and transparent. If we emailed, they responded within three hours. On the day of our wedding they coordinated everything with our vendors so seamlessly that we didn't have to worry about a thing. Our guests even raved about the kind, accommodating service from the people at Butterfly Event & Wedding Planning. 

All in all, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a better combo than these two. I can't emphasize this enough: they literally made our dream wedding happen, and as the bride I got to actually enjoy my wedding."

Michelle P.

"Tami and Jordan from Butterfly Event and Wedding planning services were absolutely amazing. When I first messaged Butterfly Event and Wedding Planning, I got an immediate response within 15 minutes. They both were not only responsive, but they both listened to our ideas on our vision for our perfect day, and executed our wedding day with ease. We had Tami and Jordan plan our entire wedding from start to finish, and it was absolutely breathtaking. My husband and I weren't exactly the easiest bride and groom to work with, but they never lost focus or made us feel like we were a problem. Butterfly event and Planning services found us the best deals around and came in $1500 under our initial budget for our entire wedding. We got married in 2021.

If you want a effortless and beautiful wedding where you can kick back and not have to worry, then Butterfly Events and Wedding Planning is your go to. My self, my husband, our wedding party and our guests were in complete awe of the professionalism and beauty they brought to our lives. Thank you Tami and Jordan for a job well done"

Abby H.

"Where do we even begin? Butterfly Event services planned our sons graduation party this past July 2021. Tami and Jordan kept our stress level to a minimum by taking care of all the decorating, catering, and even found us an inexpensive, yet great DJ to serenade our guests. If we emailed them they responded usually within a half hours time depending on time of day. We never went longer than 4 hours without hearing from them even if it was  just to tell us that they were busy and would get back to us just as soon as they could. Their communication was on point. Butterfly events didn't nickel and dime us, but found us amazing deals. My son couldn't stop raving about them, and we will be giving their information to other friends and families. You definitely can't go wrong with these two. All of our guests for our sons big graduation party were still talking about how great you guys were even after hours after you left"

Parents of Zachary P.

"I wanted to thank you both again, Jordan & Tami. The weekend went so well and we are so thankful to have had you guys help both days run so smoothly. I'm on cloud 9 today and we are just so incredibly happy."

Christina & Adam

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