South Texas Event Professionals

One step away from a fabulous event.

About STEP

A wedding is more than a mundane ritual to exchange a commitment of lifelong proportions.

A wedding should be a once-in-a-lifetime milestone that is celebrated in insurmountable anticipation, and with love, excitement, thrill and exhilaration.

Consumer Education

We are a group of wedding and event vendors who are working together to help educate couples getting married about the delicate intricacies of planning a stress-free and memorable event in which to immortalize their love.

Standards of Care

We educate other vendor professionals about the standards of care of customer service that must be implemented to ensure couples who are hoping to plan an unforgettable event receive a highly favorable experience.

Targeted Partners

We are a group of like-minded business owners and service providers who are dedicated to promoting its members to one another and to couples who are planning a wedding or event in the South Texas area.


We want to make connections, develop helpful resources, and create an aspiration in an environment of no standardization to encourage greater responsibility from our colleagues.

Just Some Numbers

Some of our experience and success is based on more than…

Personal/Community Projects
Years of Experience
Successful Events
Memories Preserved
STEP's Founding Members

The original founding members of the STEP organization…

Gretchen Olivares

Gretchen Olivares


Aly Am Paperie Invitations

Tammy Blalock

Tammy Blalock


Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC

Lizzette Suarez

Lizzette Suarez

Dir. of Membership

from His garden

Norma Butler

Norma Butler


Embellished Events

Sonia Freeman

Sonia Freeman


Aria Productions

Highly Skilled Team

We seek to educate our members and the public as to our professional standards and ethics. We strive to use our vast experience and knowledge to connect the right clients to the right professionals and help them transform dreams into reality.

Client Satisfaction100%
Making Dreams Reality100%
Ensuring Stress Levels are Reduced100%
Creating Happy Memories100%
Our Building Blocks

Goal #1

Our goal is to be a strategic partner in your wedding-planning and event-planning process.

Goal #2

Our goal is to help our clients identify qualified vendors, avoid common planning pitfalls, and to avoid inadvertently creating wedding and event chaos.

Goal #3

Our tertiary goal is to enhance the professionalism and the predictable reliability of our professional members to ensure that the needs of our clients are met without fail.


Our mission is to help you plan the wedding or event of your dreams and make the entire process a pleasurable one which you will reflect on with fond memories.