After 6 years, 9 cities, and a lifetime’s worth of friends and experiences, in 2006 the Hurley family left the Navy and settled down in Houston, Texas to establish roots in a vibrant and thriving city. In Houston, Samara was an active member of the community and an involved parent, playing a prominent role on the school committees and coordinating many school events. She is also an active and board member of several local and national organizations ranging from significant charitable foundations to event industry associations to include: International Live Events Association in U.S. and Canada; National Association of Catering and Events; National Association of Professional Women VIP; Hadassah Lifetime Member; Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni Association; Religious Organization Board Member, School Gala and Event Chairs and many others. Celebrations By Samara was ranked #11 of Houston’s Largest Independent Event Planners by Houston Business Journal. In July 2015 The Hurley family relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada due to husband’s job. Samara has continued to travel between Vancouver and US Cities to produce events. Celebrations By Samara offers flexible packages to suit clients’ needs and will travel. 

Get to know more about Samara and her company Ciao Bella! Magazine features Samara, her family and company, as the cover story. 

Over 2 decades in the making, Celebrations by Samara, LLC is a culmination of more than twenty years of event production industry experience and an ultimate goal to put the host back in the party. Samara started her professional career as an Event Planner in New York City designing and coordinating all aspects of large scale, complex corporate events for an award-winning event production company. A few years later, Samara left the lights and glamour of the big city for the more nomadic life as a “Navy Wife” but her love of party planning and coordination remained strong. Never content with the status quo, Samara quickly jumped back to her passion coordinating and executing several major Navy events and formal galas for the Submarine community. 

Meet Samara

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