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What did you want to be when you grew up? A Journalist.

What was your first job ever? Paper Route & Babysitting.

Pleased to meet you!

Who inspires you? Ellen Degeneres – funny and keeps it real and for a classic Coco Chanel.

Why do you love what you do? I love to learn about people, what moves and motivates them, then think of ideas and ways to help them tell their story through a celebration.

Did you have a mentor or hero? Jaclyn Smith – Charlie’s Angel, Model, Actress, Business Woman, Confident, True to Self. I admired her when I was 8 years old and still do today

What is your specialty? Destination Weddings and the details that go into them. Also creating celebrations that impact the senses, yes brining Feng Shui elements into the set up and timing.

What do you like most about doing weddings? Meeting people, finding out what makes them tick. I love the wedding day. It’s like opening night of a production.

If you are married what was your wedding like? My wedding was in the 80s. 6 bridesmaids in peach, yikes! Charger’s Chef setting up a buffet, yes buffet not stations, and simplicity at its finest. – ha ha.

What is your most memorable [professional] wedding moment? A Cabo Wedding where the Father of the Bride wrote a song for his daughter, had it recorded with an orchestra while he played piano and sang, played it for Father Daughter dance after learning the waltz so he could lead her in the dance. All a surprise! Amazing!

What is the place in the world [where you haven’t been] that you would want to visit the most? Spain & Italy.

How do you come up with inspiration for your work?

If you could have 6 people to dinner from any time or place in the world who would they be and where would you dine [and on what]? My Grandmother & Grandfather who traveled the world as entertainers with Gypsy Rose, My distant Uncle Henry Longfellow the poet, Oprah, President Abraham Lincoln, and Julia Roberts. We would be under a canopy made of cheese cloth and canvas on a beach in Greece, sitting on benches on a beautifully adorned table with candles and orchids.

What’s your best advice to couples from your field? Don’t rush through a “To Do” list, enjoy each step of the planning process and schedule what I call stolen moments into your wedding day. The most important moments of your wedding day can be a few stolen moments; that 1015 minutes to yourselves as your guests find their seats. I find that another powerful time for the couple is right after the ceremony, take 2-3 minutes to take in the all that is happening between you before celebrating with anyone else.

What should brides/grooms/people know about you? I will always be calm cool and collected. I will make you feel like you are my only client and will tell you what you need to know during the planning stages. I do not pacify my clients. My clients hire me to consult with them on important decisions. The insight and honest feedback I give to my clients helps them to make informed decisions.

What makes your business wonderful and stand out from the rest? A sense of calm, fresh creative ideas, clear communication, and sincere respect for my clients and colleagues.

Morning walks on the beach are quiet times I can think about the people I am working with and the conversation we have had. It is truly my clients who inspire me and my ideas.

If you could have a super power what would it be?

What’s your favorite “old wives” tale?

Always trust your instincts and put sentiment first.

You bring about what you think about.

The ability to read people’s minds.

What advice do you have for brides to be? visit website>

NUPTIALS San Diego Wedding e publication | edition 1  

Trends, ideas, inspiration, expert advice and featured weddings for Brides, Grooms and families planning a San Diego area event wedding.

NUPTIALS San Diego Wedding e publication | edition 1  

Trends, ideas, inspiration, expert advice and featured weddings for Brides, Grooms and families planning a San Diego area event wedding.