arkansas wedding


#1 Rule: Don't ask the bride, ask Cara!

Cara Nicole Event is a wedding planning business that specializes in day-of coordination for brides in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. Our strategic planning provides a peace of mind so you can enjoy your dream wedding. You've worked hard for months planning every detail and it's up to us to execute it.

Whether you’re a DIY bride, a bride with a budget or a bride that needs help organizing the chaos you’ve come to the right place. With our #1 rule of “don’t ask the bride, ask Cara” you’re guaranteed to enjoy your special day!

At Cara Nicole Event we believe that you should enjoy your wedding day and dance the night away. So let us worry about when the cake arrives and keep watch on all the groomsmen to ensure they get dressed.


the team

Cara Nicole Gooch Owner Wedding Planner


Owner & Lead Coordinator

I'm a Missouri native embracing the southern charm of Northwest Arkansas. From calling the hogs to attending concerts at the AMP I'm thankful to call this place home. With a love of organizing and directing events I've decided to bring my dream to life! Let me extinguish any fires that might come with a wedding so you can enjoy your special day—trust me, you won't regret it!

Really who am I?: Lover of anything orange, cat mom x 2, #girlboss and CTSO enthusiast

Words I live by: Explore life. Give back. Foster smiles.

Carissa Ann Assistant Wedding Planner


Assistant Coordinator

A blonde, blue-eyed, small-town girl taking on the college world. You can always catch me wearing aqua and my pearls. As a senior at Missouri State University, I’m studying advertising with the hopes to work from home as a social media marketer. In the meantime, I’m teaming up with my sister to help dream weddings come true.

Really who am I?: The Marketing Bunch – Media/Event Coordinator, country concert enthusiast, dog lover and bride-to-be

Words I live by: Be victorious. Love more. Serve others.