Samantha's expertise is “high-innate –design”, although she has the ability to work within any budget delivering spectacular results whether given 3 days notice or 3 years of planning. Sam's grace-under-pressure is a testament to her quick-thinking and problem-solving abilities; not to mention the most important element in event planning, maintaining a terrific sense of humor. In any setting, celebrity, corporate or private affairs, Samantha's winning personality puts people at ease so they can just enjoy 'their moment' without the stress of handling thousands of tiny details.
With the success of her business came the attention from television networks. Samantha is currently in her 8th season with The Style Network's hit series "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?" airing in 90 countries. Sam was also tapped to do their pilot called "Whose Destination Wedding Is It Anyway" shortly renamed "Married Away," and currently being aired since 2007. She was chosen to participate in the CW’s “Hitched or Ditched” and noted for most views in the pilot-mode. She has been featured with Kathy Griffin as talent on her own reality show (My Life on The D List), E, TLC, We, Style Me Pretty and HGTV along with many others cable & nationally broadcasted.
Mainstream media took notice as well and asked Samantha to share her expertise with their audiences. She is regularly featured as an expert analyst and trend setter on various national news programs such as Good Morning America, CNBC's "On the Money, WPIX, Fox and Friends, Today Show, CBS, NBC5, FOX Chgo, B-96 Radio, Good Morning NY, NJ12 (WWOR’s 18 Affiliates) Entertainment Tonight, "Geraldo at Large," Comcast News, ABC News, NBC News, EBRU TV, Satellite TV, Good News NY Radio, Better Homes & Gardens TV, amongst many others.
Savvy Samantha's Nuptials" is a regular column appearing in New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star Ledger. Sam shares her “Plain talking” advice weekly with brides and grooms facing the challenges of planning a wedding. In addition she shares new trends of each bridal season.
“Samantha is also regularly interviewed for, Bridal Guide, Brides, (201) Brides, Chicago Tribune Modern Bride, In Style Weddings, NJ Brides, NJ Monthly, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes both online and magazine format, OK Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Hungarian Cosmo, Glamour, Bella,The Courier and The Courier Post.
Samantha herself and her business, Gold Events has been profiled in; The Good Life, Suburban Style, Morris Magazine, New Jersey Countryside, The Reporter and several other publications. Interviewed and showcased in media such as Town and Country Brides, NSF Countryside and Deal Magazine (affluent families’ tangible media for the Jersey Shore).
What's been happening? Samantha in the fall of 2009 was asked by Party City to be their partner in bringing new ideas and elements into the world of celebrations, Hilton Hotels WW as their celebrity spokesperson/expert for weddings/events and author for their website “Guestiquette” , Bloomingdale's as a 'celebrity headliner' for their Bridal Registry Departments in the US. She travels to various stores for their private events, speaking to brides about the newest trends in gift registry, color palettes for their wedding and even home décor. She also shares her timeline when planning an event and strategic coping skills for managing all of the “Tricky” details. Samantha has also joined the Bridal Guide on line team as a contributing editor for her column "Samantha Goldberg’s Red Carpet Weddings" which was released in early 2009.
Samantha’s addictive character, colorful personality as herself, makes her easy to watch. She also leaves her viewers with “a feel” as though you are with her every step of the way”. While some see passion with her career and sense of confidence, she has a noted fan base that has been known to consider “Sam” as their soul-mate, those who have changed their location and date of wedding just to have “Sam” orchestrate and design their special day.
Sam has been nominated, rated, noted and awarded as Top New Jersey Event Designer by NJ Biz (2009-current), Best of Knot, Wedding Wire rated as one of their Top New York Metro Wedding Planners since 2008. She has recently been nominated and a finalist for BizBash Readers Choice Social Event Designer & Consultant of the Year. This award was a collaborated effort of peers located in the New York Metro market.
Innate design is beyond what one can expect to describe after each event reveal. “It’s a side we all have, however, not many are “gutsy” enough to push the “red or forbidden” button”! She has no problems with expressing what needs to happen and does choose her battles well. She would also admit that all battles are worth fighting for.
Doors are continuously opening and new opportunities are being presented on a daily basis and we hope to experience them all! “Most importantly, I'm in awe of the trust people place with me to give them a moment in time they will always share... and I will forever go above and beyond to deliver that moment in a very personalized manner... exceeding all expectations, every time."
Even with a full plate, she brings education and passion all over the US for those who aspire to be “In the know of the event world”. The women and men who take her courses or seminars CAES learn more about them in 7 hours allotted than they have in their entire lifetime depending on the subject... “That’s a task not many can master in the world of bliss”.
Samantha has been noted for her various efforts related to nonprofit design and ability to offer her expertise on wedding. In 2005, Sam was noted for starting America’s First Nonprofit Dream Team which grants “ Dream Weddings”. She is both the Founder & President of America's first nonprofit wedding granting organization for those to those who have gone through various hardships which did not allow for the planning of ones wedding. The support of 15 states at current are ready and willing to help those who have lost various aspects which bring the “magic of wedding wishes” back to life. We are blessed to have the support of various vendors that are willing and able to join us on a mission to bring “love” to those who need it.
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