OUR PHILOSOPHY - BE YOUR OWN DESIGN

WE ARE

We are lovers of life, art, music, cultures, and love stories. We create memorable and interactive experiences for you and your guests.

We are a creative planning, design, and coordination company based in the Central Coast and Southern California, spreading fairy dust and love sprinkles throughout our golden state and wherever wings can take us.

We are humbled to write that our work has been featured in renowned magazines, print and web publications, and pride ourselves in being trusted by our colleagues in the events industry. Our team is a dynamic group of seasoned professionals that has produced and worked hundreds of successful events in various locations, making your event as stress-free as possible.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients, like us, don't just rely on the latest trend. Our clients believe in amazing food, fine drinks, great entertainment, and want to create a beautiful event that reflect a story set in perfect ambiance.

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KORINNA PETERSON - OWNER + HEAD DESIGNER + PLANNER 

Korinna is a tattoo'd, fast-talking, tell-it-like-it-is, grounded dreamer, bucket o' fun wedding planner and designer.  Starting her career in management of corporate events, restaurants and bars in Los Angeles, she has accumulated over a decade of experience and is a highly respected planner and designer in the events industry.

 

She has taught event planning workshops in the Central Coast of California, and has led groups to educate and push for betterment of the events community. Korinna founded the San Luis Obispo Wedding Planners in 2015 and was among the first in California to bring cannabis weddings into the spotlight despite opposition and stigma. She spends her time up and down the coast creating high-end events and weddings that focus on guest experience and ambiance.

THE REAL:

Design style: I love any style my clients ask of me, but I do add personal twists that step out of the box. Although I love classic elegance, my design brain shines best with artsy, sexy touches (yes, I went there – that’s how I do), mixed with a bit of mischief and rebellion. At the end of the day, no matter what style the event may be, my clients always have these three things things in common:

1) LOVE OF GREAT FOOD & DRINKS

2) LOVE OF ENTERTAINING 

3) COURAGE TO STEP OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Favorite ice cream flavor: Hazelnut (gelato!)

Favorite place visited: I am an avid traveler and have been fortunate enough to have lived in and visited quite a few countries. Each country and city has it's own charm, but I have to go with Rome. What can I say? She has a little bit of everything.

One item on the bucket list: It's more like a series of items, but it is to live in a different country or city every year for a few months.

What you never leave home without: I'd love to write something profound here, like "a sense of adventure", but nope - it's my phone. 

Favorite band or musician: Tie between Bjork, Portishead and Radiohead

Favorite painter: Frida Kahlo por vida

Favorite Cocktail: A slightly dirty martini, Chopin, 3 olives

Something not too many people know: I speak 3 languages horribly, used to be a trip hop singer, will break into a prank or song at any moment (I AM the type to sing a song related to phrase or word someone just said), obsessed with Italian shoes, can eat North Indian food and sushi all day... every day.

When not at a wedding Korinna is probably: Traveling, eating well, spending time with family, or thinking about the next project.

Dislikes: I love engaging with people, but I dislike small talk. I am honestly terrible at it and find it hard to stay in a conversation if it has no substance. I'm a straight to the point kind of person and I like people or conversations that are genuine.

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AMIE "BRI" CORMIER - PLANNER + EVENT COORDINATOR

Amie, or "BRI" as everyone calls her, has been planning ang coordinating weddings for over 5 years. Within those years, Bri had the great opportunity to work in some of the Central Coast's most renowned venues, from Hearst Castle (they don't just let anyone in, folks), Justin Winery, Greengate Ranch to the smaller, more intimate spaces. She has likely worked at more venues than most event planners in the Central Coast and has earned the respect of her vendor peers.

Bri also learned much from her mentors at Kramer Events by way of music/sound and lighting design. She is somewhat of an insane workaholic, but thankfully does take time to unwind and unplug. 

THE REAL:

Favorite ice cream flavor: Thrifty’s Mint & Chip, and the new Magnum “double cherry” crackable tub... but, let’s be real here, the only ice cream I’m not eating is bubble gum or licorice

Favorite place visited:  Havasupai! The Yucatán is a close second (the cenotes & tacos & sopa de Lima... swoon!!!) 

One item on the bucket list: Swim with otters

What you never leave home without: Sunglasses & lip moisturizer

Favorite band or musician: Kruangbin for most activities at the moment. However this is an impossible question to answer! I oscillate what I’m listening to, genre wise, throughout the day. Soul, blues, hip hop, trip hop, singer songwriters, classical.

Favorite painter: Melissa McCracken, Kandinsky, Dali, Pieter Bruegel The Elder, Hieronymus Bosch, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe. However, I prefer photography to painting. Nothing compares to a fine silver halide print, for me.

Favorite Cocktail: Anything not sweet, with citrus & elderflower. Also I drink more “water with extra lemon” than any person you’ve ever met!

Something not too many people know: I used to make wine at a winery. I also used to have a diamond affixed to my tooth (oh, to be young and in college for liberal arts).

When not at a wedding Bri is probably: I am a true Aesthete & Philocalist, always seeking out the sublime. Doing something outside, hiking, going on an adventure- or planning my next adventure. I’m always planning something for someone! Cooking is also something I really enjoy; unfortunately I don’t have much time to do so these days. 

Dislikes: The song, “Baby Got Back”, people who treat service staff poorly ... or any other human being for that matter, day light savings time, beans not cooked correctly, blisters, pet hair on clothing, when I asked my best friend what she thinks my biggest dislike is, she responded, “people who lack self awareness, and ineptness” (ha!!!)

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KRYSTA COLEMAN - PLANNER + EVENT COORDINATOR

Krysta earned her Professional Wedding and Event Planning Certification Program from Cal Poly and has been involved in well-known venues throughout the Central Coast. Her background is both in corporate events and weddings, so she is a total dynamite when dealing with any situation. Her rapport with people of various backgrounds, cultures and professions allow her to work beautifully with everyone she meets.

Krysta grew up in Santa Barbara, California and always had a flare for creating events, from small dinner parties to large gathering. She has always been curious about family dynamics, traditions, and cultures.  Weddings have always held a special place in her heart, even as a little girl. She remembers playing "wedding" with her Barbies and cutting photos out of magazines to make wedding vision boards. How's that for dedication?

THE REAL:

Favorite ice cream flavor: Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top 

Favorite place visited:  Even tie between, Australia, Switzerland & Greece 

One item on the bucket list: Climb to the top of Machu Picchu

What you never leave home without: Mascara 

Favorite band or musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Favorite painter: Hannah Adamaszek

When not at a wedding Krista is probably: Traveling or planning my next adventure

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