Meet The Team

familyAmy E. Mader

President + Owner

512.799.8601 | amy@myplatinumevent.com

Amy is the founder and president of Platinum Weddings and Events (formerly Amy’s Platinum Weddings Coordinating and Consulting Firm), located in Austin, Texas. She doesn’t just know how to coordinate and execute events – she’s the founder and president of the only state-licensed vocational school for wedding consultants: Nuptial Essentials Curriculum and Instruction, LLC (NECI). She created the first wedding planner association in Austin (AWEC- Austin Wedding + Event Coordinators)  as well as the Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals (NEAWP). She has designed and coordinated upscale and celebrity weddings and events throughout the Austin area since 1997. She’s been featured in national and local media, including Brides Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride, Austin Wedding Guide, Lifetime Television’s series, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and more.

With over 25 years of extensive wedding industry experience, Amy brings an unusual depth and breadth of knowledge to event and wedding planning. She began at age 15, working in her grandparents’ bridal salon, where her gracious manner, meticulous organization, and efficiency led to managing the largest bridal salon in Southwestern Wisconsin. That led into coordinating multiple weddings in the Wisconsin area. After college graduation, she and her husband relocated to Austin, where she managed Adrian’s Bridal Salon for a year before beginning her own wedding consulting firm in 1997. She is an active member in several professional organizations and earned her specialized training through Weddings Beautiful (1997), Wedding Careers Institute, Inc. (1999), and Nuptial Essentials Curriculum and Instruction (2005). She has been married to her husband Matt since 1995 and has three incredible children: Noah (22), Emerson (16) and Abby (14) as well as the most amazing dog ever- Dexter (5). Amy is an active volunteer and advocate for children through her work on the boards of several organizations.

FUN FACTS:

1. She married my high school sweetheart, who I met in 8th grade.

2. She is a DIE HARD baseball fan and love the Boston Red Sox.

3. Her favorite place is the ocean. She eventually want to live in a hut in the middle of the ocean.

4. She began working weddings in 1986.

5. Her main crushes are: The Eagles, Rick Springfield, Zac Brown and Zac Efron.

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Haley Hyman

Vice President: Texas + Colorado 

512.801.8507 | haley@myplatinumevent.com

Growing up in Austin, Texas, Haley was constantly surrounded by musical, social, and wedding events! She is definitely no stranger to the wedding world. Haley grew up with parents who have worked as both performers and booking agents for wedding bands for over 25 years. She’s always enjoyed the excitement of planning and executing clients most special occasions.

Haley joined the Platinum team upon graduation from high school in 2011 as an intern and gradually moved her way up to Senior Associate Planner and Vice President. Her dedication, patience, persistence, organization and creativity allowed her to excel in each facet of the Platinum office. In 2015, she challenged herself further by relocating to Denver, Colorado to open our Colorado office.Haley says“I get immense satisfaction out of pulling all the threads together to create events that celebrate people’s biggest achievements and life moments!”

Haley received her certification through Nuptial Essential Curriculum and Instruction, LLC and earned the distinction Certified Professional Wedding Planner. She was the do-director for Wedding Network Denver and has served on the board of the International Live Event Association- Denver Chapter (ILEA) as director for Educations and Programs and Communications

“I believe that you can go to work everyday and forget that it’s a job! I can’t wait to bring all your ideas to life and to create a magical and stress free day for you, your family and your guests!”

To get to know me better, follow me on Instagram!

FUN FACTS:

1. She is a major animal lover, especially dogs!

2. She was a competitive cheerleader for 7 years.

3. She loves the mountains just as much as I love the beach.

4. She is a firm believer in “work hard, play hard”.

5. After a long day, red wine and Netflix help her unwind.

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