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About Us

Northwest Arkansas Wedding Planner, Claudia Slezak

Claudia Slezak

President, Owner

Northwest Arkansas’ Wedding Planner

Referring to each bride as “my girl,” Claudia’s favorite part of event planning is working closely with each couple to understand and care for their wants and needs. For her, it’s all about adding those personal touches and details that truly make a wedding unique.

Claudia began her career at a catering company where she learned the ins and outs of event planning. Later, she refined her skills by designing elegant floor plans, creating beautiful decor and providing hospitality as a manager for a venue space. These experiences ignited her passion for wedding and event planning.

In 2015, Claudia opened Classic Beginning Weddings & Events to fulfill her dream of providing memorable weddings to well-deserving couples. Happily married for over 40 years, she delights in her roles as wife, mother, grandmother and wedding planner.

A wedding should reflect the bride and groom, while also creating a memorable experience for guests. Claudia’s artistry captures the spirit of the couple down to the smallest detail. As a custom wedding planner, she considers it a privilege and an honor to share in such an intimate moment.


Claudia Slezak is more than a wedding event planner. She is a dream maker. She takes your fantasy, breathes life into it and makes it the moment you’ve always imagined.

Originally from the Mississippi Delta, raised in New Orleans, Claudia graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Medical Technology. Upon marrying her husband, Jim, she lived in Central Arkansas before returning to Northwest Arkansas. She spent most of her career being a mother to her two most celebrated accomplishments, her children.

Let us be a part of bringing your dream wedding to life.