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Sidekick Events

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Sidekick Events

Laugh your way down the aisle with this former professional organizer, who knows how to throw one hell of a wedding

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WHO Ellen Kostman

WHAT A super-fun wedding planner

WHERE Greenwich Village-based, but works across the tri-state

WHY She’s the fun sidekick you need and want to help you plan your wedding

Sidekick Events Ira LippkeWith Sidekick Events a good time is sure to be had by all, not just on the wedding day, but throughout your engagement.

Ellen Kostman has been planning energetic and elegant weddings and special events for nearly 15 years through her company, Sidekick Events. Her goal for each and every event is to ensure that her clients make the most gracious and thoughtful hosts, whether it’s an intimate cocktail party or a reception for hundreds. While Ellen and her team like to mix things up a bit, brides and grooms can rely on Sidekick Events to make sure every detail of their wedding day is unforgettable.

With her background in fashion public relations and professional organizing, Ellen consistently exceeds the expectations of all of her fun-loving couples. Working closely with them, she ensures that their individual style and vision come through in the decor, food, music, party favors, and other details. “People notice the small things,” Ellen tells Twirl New York. And it’s the small things that she pays attention to.

As soon as you speak with her or have a face-to-face meeting, you’ll notice her fun and funky style, which is contagious. You’ll find that she can get along both with you and your fiancé, as well as have a great time chatting with your mom and dad.

Sidekick Events Ira Lippke Studios
Sidekick Events Ira Lippke Studios
Sidekick Events Ira Lippke Studios

This is the couple’s wedding, not a Sidekick wedding, so it’s always our goal to put their fingerprint all over it.—Ellen

Ellen and her team will ensure that each couple’s out-of-the-box ideas are fulfilled, and has a laundry list of tasks they can accomplish with or for you, including a day-of package that starts 3-months before the wedding date.

Sidekick Events has executed events at a wide range of New York venues from the American Museum of Natural History to the New York Public Library. They specialize in making one-of-a-kind events that guests and, most importantly, the newly-wedded couple will remember forever.

Planning services start at $10,000, day-of, which starts 3-months out, at $5,000

74 Fifth Avenue at 13th St., Suite 10B, Union Square, (917) 226-2609,, Instagram @ellensidekick

Headshot by Christian Grattan Photography.  Featured, left and center photos by Ira Lippke Studios. Right image by Anna Wolf/Gemma & Andrew Ingalls