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Dear Sarah & Carlton: Congratulations again on your upcoming wedding! As you know by now, I’m thrilled to be considered for your day! Whether we end up creating the most glamorous wedding one has ever seen, or something a lot more down to earth, I look forward to collaborating with you to create a cohesive design, a perfectly planned celebration and ultimately a personal and meaningful guest experience. Throughout this look book you will find an overview of our services, pricing based on the overall scope of the day as I currently understand it and a peek behind the scenes in how we approach the design & planning process with you. So, please keep flipping to read more about how we will work together to create the perfect day!



We will collaborate with you on a highly personalized design for your day with an emphasis on creating an environment that exudes intimacy no matter the aesthetic or guest count. Overall the day will feel effortless rather than contrived in design, but rest assured every bloom, linen and even cocktail will be obsessed about to create a day that reflects your vision. Our design process includes: Venue scouting A custom look book A design presentation and prototype with renderings and physical samples of florals, linens and other customized details for the day Art direction of every design detail from save the dates to the welcome bags and everything in between Onsite design management ensuring everything is as beautiful as you’ve envisioned


Concurrently with our design services, we will guide you through the long lead planning items such as sourcing, booking and managing the best talent for your day from photography to entertainment to catering and more. Site visits, timelines and all of the logistical details will be reviewed and managed preparing us for, not only a beautiful wedding, but also a flawless celebration. At your wedding, we will have a team to manage setup, flow and strike so you can sit back and be a guest throughout the entire weekend. On the wedding day, our team will be at your beck and call from the moment the first vendor arrives until every guest has left the celebration. We will take care of everything from managing the rehearsal and timeline as well as be there behind the scenes to resolve any issues that may arise.


Our design and planning fees are a flat fee based on the size and location of the day. On site management is billed by the hour and based on the scope of the day. WEDDING DAY PLANNING & DESIGN $14,500 is the fee for planning with Lars Francisco on the wedding day & design with Beth Helmstetter throughout the planning process. Onsite staffing is billed at $30 per hour & estimated at 50 to 100 hours Total Investment: $16,000 to $17,500. TRAVEL While we love to travel, should the final venue chosen be 50 miles or more outside of the Los Angeles area, all travel expenses for Beth & Lars as well as any support team needed would be an additional expense and the responsibility of the couple. We will gladly put together a travel estimate based on any location you’re interested in. BUDGETING While budgeting is such a personal decision, based on our portfolio of work and our above fees, we recommend commiting a minimum of $750 per guest to achieve the look and quality of the events we design and produce for the wedding day. Additional events should be considered above and beyond this financial suggestion.


BETH HELMSTETTER, EVENT DESIGNER Designing intimate environments is what I do. I create warmth and approachability through the use of textiles, color and space. It’s my personal goal to ensure every guest feels honored to be invited by creating surprise moments for each person to discover at every touch point. I strive for each celebration to feel effortless. However, behind the scenes I obsess over every single moment and detail from the stationery to the florals to the linens to the exact tie the server will wear when serving that perfect welcome cocktail. These details, all of which are inspired by you, are paired with refined design to create the perfect environment to celebrate something as significant as your wedding day. I would love to further discuss this process and your vision in so much more detail. Until then, a huge congratulations to both of you!

8428 Melrose Place, Suite H, Los Angeles, California : 310.691.8585

Sarah & Carlton's Wedding