ABOUT GWEN

Welcome to my web page! I’ve been an event planner now for over 25 years. Most of my events and weddings have been in Redding, CA and Northern California, but I also love to do destination weddings. I have fun listening to your ideas and finding out what makes you smile.  I aim to make your wedding a personal, signature event, unique and reflective of your own personality!   I will use my expertise to organize, decorate and create the perfect atmosphere for your wonderful wedding!  On that special day, I protect my bridal party and family, so they can be relaxed, look beautiful and enjoy family & friends. I love to plan an event that’s so much fun no one wants to leave!! The party ends, the lights fade away, and the honeymoon begins. And you take with you a thousand amazing pictures and endless memories!

Recent News

Don’t forget…

Brides & Grooms/families! I am now in contact with an insurance company for wedding insurance(day of event rider)! They’re based in San Jose and the fees are sooo reasonable. Please contact me by email — and I can send you to their link! Any little bit we can save!!

Vases and votives—TBS Ranch

Table setting – Wedding TBS Ranch!! Vintage country — notice the ivory lace. Many votives that gave awesome ambiance lighting during the dance time… so romantic! Kahki colored linens — amazing look!  I now have use of all these metal vases!! amazing and so unique — can fit modern, country, vintage — you name it!!

Decorating!!!

Brides and grooms — there are so many options in decorating and things that give the ‘wow’ and ‘uniqueness’ without costing your entire budget!  I am very excited about some new decorative items that I have.  I have “shabby chic”, “country/antique”, “bohemian” items…love tying themes together into decorating and design.

Beautiful Day!

I felt privileged to be a part of Kim & Spencers planning… What a wonderful day, so full of love!

Wedding Services

I work with you throughout the duration of the planning period, locating and securing the perfect venue and vendors for your tastes, bringing your dream wedding theme and decor to life, maintaining your budget and managing the timeline.  FULL SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING includes full coordination for the day of the event.

I offer a complimentary consultation right over the phone.  Through this free consultation we’ll determine together whether you are in need of FULL SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING (including DAY OF COORDINATION), PARTIAL WEDDING PLANNING, or if you simply need some guidance and help by way of an IN PERSON CONSULTATION.

I work with you throughout an agreed time period that is suitable for your needs.  This varies from couple to couple but together we’ll decide what important elements of wedding planning you are in need of most and I’ll focus my efforts to those areas.  This may include specific vendors, decor, securing the venue, etc etc.  I enjoy jumping in and helping where and when I can to make your special day that much greater.

I am your eyes and ears on your wedding day, and my goal is to ensure your dreams are carried out on every level.  I work hand-in-hand with the venue and vendors to ensure everyone is on track with your wishes. On that special day, I protect my bridal party and family so they can be relaxed, look beautiful, and enjoy family and friends. I love to plan an event that’s so much fun no one wants to leave! The party ends, the lights fade away, the honeymoon begins, and you take with you amazing pictures and memories that last forever!

I also offer a ‘small fee’ consultation which I can tell you more about over the phone.  This is for the couples who need some help and guidance but are planning on doing the wedding planning without a professional coordinator or are new to the area and don’t know the venues, vendors, etc.  With 25 years experience and over 400 weddings under my belt, I am happy to share contacts, venue ideas, decor, etc to help you get started in the journey towards your wedding day.

Although this site is tailored specifically to wedding planning, I also love to coordinate events—birthdays, anniversaries, award ceremonies, conferences, baby showers, trade shows. Please call me if you have an event you would like to discuss with me.

My Work

Testimonials

The Griffiths- bride and groom

“First of all, we would like to say thank you so much for the best wedding ever!!!  We could have never done this without you and are so appreciative.  I just wish we were able to give you a big hug before we left.  You are the best!!!”

“Gwen’s attention to detail and calm persistent guidance was invaluable throughout the planning of our wedding and on our wedding day. Gwen orchestrated a wonderful and memorable event.”

Tristen  (Rust) and R.J.

 

Nok Hamburg Catering

“My catering staff and I always look forward to working with Gwen in the planning of events. Gwen knows the importance of attention to detail when planning an event.”

Nok and Eric

 

Lori Raderschadt- Photographer

“Gwen is awesome.! I love working at weddings with her. She has every moment coordinated with such ease. The day runs smoothly and people are happy. She anticipates the unexpected and is prepared for it. A wise bride will make sure she has Gwen at her side.”

Lori

 

The Corrigans- bride and groom

“Gwen made our special day look easy. For the two of us. we were able to relax and enjoy the time with our guests. Her assistance was priceless…and , by the way, everything was kept to our budget!”

Chris and Heidi (Mc Kinsie) Corrigan

 

The Holsapples -parents

“Gwen came alongside and navigated us through our daughter’s wedding. Her encouragement, wealth of resources and ‘hard work behind the scenes’ greatly enhanced the celebration. We definitely recommend her!“

Diana and Monty Holsapple

 

The Irwins -bride and groom

“Destination weddings can usually be big undertakings, but with Gwen on board, I knew I had nothing to worry about.  I had every confidence in the world that she was going to make it a spectacular day, and she did. She just took our ideas and ran, therefore giving us the best day of our lives!”

Leah (Perry) and Steve Irwin

Baby Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Contact Me

By appointment only
Serving Northern California and beyond
Phone:  530-941-5171

Email:  gwene777@prodigy.net

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