Who we are



Pursuit of Happiness Events is a full-service event planning company founded by Dana R. Stewart . Ms. Stewart officially launched the business in January 2010 and by the following summer, she had quite a few events booked.


Pursuit of Happiness Events has become known for their budget-friendly weddings and events that transport participants away from their everyday lives. No budget is too big or too small for Dana Stewart and her team to create a breath-taking event.

In 2009, Ms. Stewart received her certification as a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP).

Our professionals draw on the finest local sources of furniture, lighting and accessories to transform hotel ballrooms, urban parks, rustic lodges and sandy beaches into magical settings.

Pursuit of Happiness Events will follow you anywhere. The team has a wedding vendor network across the country, from Lincourt Vineyard in Santa Barbara to New York's Le Parker Meridien Hotel.

Pursuit of Happiness Events orchestrates every element of the event, starting with custom letterpress invitations through linens, lighting, flowers and table service.

Dana R. Stewart has designed and executed numerous weddings and events in her lifetime, from small family affairs to 300+ guest events.






Serge & Alexa Chastain

"It was like something out of a movie."


Serge and Alexa met on a train while traveling from Paris to Luxembourg, so the couple wanted their wedding to reflect their beginnings.


Pursuit of Happiness Events transformed a historic train station into a sultry club car, complete with vintage cocktails and romantic lighting.


“The setting Ms. Stewart created for our wedding was so real it felt like we were stepping back into old Hollywood. Our friends still talk about it!"

Our Wedding Professional

Dana R. Stewart, CSEP

With 15 years of experience in event coordination & design, Dana is known for her opulent wedding themes.