The ultimate goal is for you and your guests to leave your celebration thinking that was the best party; a party that feels just as full of connection as it feels full of fun.
Hospitality has always been my calling. It all started in high school where my advanced cooking class catered events. I can still remember our first event, under the direction of my amazing cooking teacher, Mrs. DelPrete. Our guests were so incredibly impressed and happy with the job we had done, I felt so happy and proud. This is the feeling I still get when I plan successful and joyful weddings.
Prior to About Joy Events, I worked in finance and the wine industry where planning events and tastings was an everyday occurrence. I prided myself in exceeding expectations which led to more interesting and exciting events like food and wine festivals.
As a fourth-generation San Franciscan, I appreciate everything about the Bay Area and all the wonderful and unique things about living here, especially the food scene. I am a total foodie, tacos, pasta, and chocolate croissants being at the top of my favorites list. I am a huge fan of simple and elegant and also extra and extraordinary it all depends on how it is presented. Vintage items and family heirlooms always interest me, I love seeing couples' cherished items and how they incorporate them on their wedding day. I am a lover of personal style and love creating a mood that suits people.
Working in different industries has balanced out my skills and I am happy to be back in the hospitality industry doing the work I love. As a creative, joyful, and organized person, my passion is helping happy couples create a wedding that is all about them.
Born and raised in San Francisco, I attended School of the Arts and then the University of Hawaii. As a former model I truly appreciate beauty in all its forms, from the striking to the subtle. I also have a deep passion for animals and I am a member of the Black Rodeo and am an avid horse rider. I am a proud dog mom to the most handsome dog in the world, Chiron.
Jackie and I met when we worked together at Constellation Wines, where we planned events and wine tastings sometimes on a day's notice. We have always worked well together and were instant friends. I am happy to be on the About Joy Event's team and always excited to see the planning come to fruition.
I am a native San Franciscan and love my city so much. I love weddings that take place in the City (and of course its surroundings). Cookie and I went to middle and high school together and reconnected when I was planning my wedding. Wedding planning was so much fun, Jackie suggested that I join their team for help on wedding days. I love working on weddings and seeing the magic unfold. As a former bride, I know how important it is to have your celebration the way you want it. In my free time, you can find me on an urban hike with my 2 pups and husband or out to dinner at one of the new restaurants that are constantly opening up in the city.
We conduct our business and ourselves with respect for others, ourselves, and the environment.
Professional and personal we treat others how we want to be treated.
Upfront pricing, no hidden costs, no kickbacks at all ever.
It's a party after all!
Drama stands no chance! We promise to bring the joy, fun, smiles, and laughs.
We welcome all happy couples. We love love.