With over a decade of experience in managing events and a natural eye for design, I'm here to make the wedding process stress-free and dare I say enjoyable (seriously!) from start to finish. I'll be your shoulder to lean on, your sounding board to bounce ideas off of, your stylist for all things design, your mediator when things get sticky and, most importantly, your teammate and friend.
While all of these bits and pieces are vital to bringing your vision to life, it doesn't mean you have to go at it alone. Your job is to celebrate your love story, not worry about the unglamorous logistics, schedules, setups, and contracts.
YOUR JOB IS TO CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE STORY.
If you're anything like me you value quality over quantity. Being selective in the weddings I take on allows me to give you the time and energy you deserve from the second we start planning through the big day. You're investing in me and I believe that warrants my fullest attention.
I also believe that collaboration and teamwork are the key to creating a personalized, one-of-a-kind event. My couples and vendor partners are not just teammates, they're friends. And those cherished relationships are my secret sauce - it's what sets a great party apart from an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime bash.
It's not often that you meet someone with a true talent for being organized, creative, and considerate all at once - but you’ll find that person in Vanessa. From the smallest details to the big picture and overall structure, Vanessa really took ownership of the entire planning process. Her attention to detail and personalization culminated into the most beautiful and perfect day that I couldn't have even dreamed of having. I am confident that you can look to her for professional guidance, creative ideas, and comfort while planning your big day!
Vanessa has an innate ability to listen and connect with others. Throughout the planning process she remained poised and calm and used her ingenuity and grace to attend to every detail. The wedding itself was curated beautifully with thoughtful and stylish touches that cultivated a sense of love that everyone felt. It was such a special weekend that I didn't wanted to end! I have no doubt that she can help any couple manifest their dream celebration.
I was the maid of honor for my best friend who hired Vanessa as her event planner. Vanessa was so warm and welcoming, and checked in on us throughout the big day to make sure we were happy and well taken care of. She made the day absolutely stress-free for everyone and was so attentive to us all day. My best friend has pretty high standards and she raved about how easy the entire wedding planning process was because of Vanessa and how she paid such close attention to all the little details that made her wedding dreams come true. I can't wait for when it's my time to get married as I'll definitely be asking Vanessa to plan it!
I'm a Colorado native now living in Northern California with my husband, Craig - my college sweetheart and the guy who put the idea in my head to quit my corporate job and become a wedding planner.
A lot of my inspiration is rooted in my passion for travel, the outdoors, fashion, interior design, and connection and I always make it a point to reflect that in my work. To bring out the organic beauty of spaces, challenge my creativity, curate stylish and personable moments, and build genuine friendships with my couples. My work has gratefully been featured in publications such as Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, and Modern Weddings.
Now as much as I love what I do, it's not all that I love. I fill up my down time with as much adventure and laughter as possible. Traveling, camping, great wine, girls weekends, and date nights are some of the things that fuel my soul.
Oh, and one more very important thing about me... I love all love. Whatever your sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, size, color, or ability - you are welcome here and I'd love to get to know you.
I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area but am happy to travel to wherever you plan to celebrate.
travel, fashion, & interior design
heartfelt vows & a packed dance floor
my morning routine
candles, wine, & skincare
connection, trust, & transparency