Saturday, January 21, 2012

Swank to be at SF Bridal Fair! And, Go Niners!

Swank Events and Weddings will be exhibiting at the San Francisco Bridal Fair, tomorrow, Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Four Seasons in San Francisco.  I know, I know, tomorrow is the biggest football game to hit SF in 10 years.  Trust me, I would LOVE to be rooting on my 49ers and watch them (crossing fingers) crush the Giants.  And, I will!  But, the game doesn't start until 3:30PM and the wedding fair starts at 11:00AM.  So, that is plenty of time for all you brides to come out, swing by my booth, check out some fabulous vendors, and then head back home to catch the game.  And, if you can swing it, the fair has set up a man room complete with free beer and flat screen TV's to watch the game.  You can just leave your wonderful soon-to-be in the man room while you head out to the concourse to get inspired.

Now, you have no excuses.  You, me, wedding fair, tomorrow...then 3:30PM hits and it is all Niners!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Go Niners!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Marin County Wedding

Below you will find pictures from one of Swank's most wonderful weddings of 2011!  Danielle and Chris were married at the Ralston White Retreat in Mill Valley on a heart-shaped lawn beneath the beautiful redwood trees.  Their natural vintage wedding was a mixture of class, beauty and just plain fun!  From the golf cart which could take you from valet to the wedding to the photo booth with wacky props and loads of enjoyment to the evident love and support of family and friends, this is definitely a wedding I will never forget.

And, on a super fabulous note, this wedding is also featured in the January edition of Marin Magazine!  Check out the link:  Marin Magazine




















Venue:  Ralston White Retreat
Photographer:  Russell Photo
Florist:  Kate's Blossoms
Cake:  flourChylde
Caterer:  An Affair to Remember
Photo Booth:  Magnolia Photo Booth
Golf Cart:  Nick's Custom Golf Carts
Officient:  Stan Bunger
Music: The Crymuscles, Greg Scott II, and Big Earl & the Cyrin’ Shame

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Erin and Dan: July 16, 2011 Bend, Oregon

Below are some absolutely phenomenal photos from a wedding I was day-of coordinator for in Bend, Oregon (Thank you photographer Marisa Chappell and Wendy Roe!).  As you will see, the wedding was beyond beautiful with the natural rustic forest, sparkling lake and just-in-time blue sky (the rain clouds parted about 20 minutes before the outdoor ceremony!)  The wedding was an abundance of details from vintage handkerchiefs to catch your tears during the ceremony to the adorable cake toppers to the signature K delicately place on the bride and groom's chairs.  And, while this planner is usually obsessed with the decor and details, I just couldn't take my eyes off the bride's dress. Check it out below.  It is stunning!

Many congrats to Erin and Dan on their perfect wedding!

Cheers to another Swanky event!














Event Coordinator:  Swank Events and Weddings
Photographer:  Marisa Chappell Photography and Byron Roe Photography
Venue:  Aspen Hall
Caterer:  Tate and Tate Catering
Bar:  Twist 
Decor/Rentals: O'Brien Events
Flowers:  Blue Daffodil Flowers
DJ:  Studio Seven Music

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Janica and Andrew: July 30, 2011

On Saturday, July 30, 2011 Swank was lucky enough to be the Day-of Coordinator for Andrew and Janica's San Francisco wedding.  This wedding was beyond fabulous!  Just check out the photos below. I think they speak for themselves!

Another Swanky event!










Reception Venue:  Intercontinental Hotel
Hair:  Intertwine Hair Design
Strings:  Music to Go

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Beautiful Santa Rosa Wedding

Bianca & Erik
Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
May 29, 2011


Over Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic couple in creating  one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of.  Check out the pictures below and see for yourself!!!















Venue:  Paradise Ridge Winery
Photographer: Alice Sokoloff Photography
Hair/Make-Up: 
Serendipity Salon
Catering: 
Park Avenue Catering
DJ: 
Denon & Doyle
Videographer: 
Blissful Pixel
Cake: Pastrychik
Flowers:  Joyful Expressions Flower Design
Strings:  Starlite Strings

Who Am I?

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San Francisco, CA
About me? Humm... Well, since you asked... As a California native, I discovered my event planning passion in college when I was hired by the NBA to assist with game-night and pre-game events. My success in the NBA led to event opportunities with Minor League Baseball and The Sacramento Bee. Through each organization I was responsible for organizing corporate events including company outings, large-scale conferences, community events, volunteer opportunities and internal relations. In 2005, I decided to go in-house as a corporate event planner for a large San Francisco law firm. Over the past 6 years my decision has paid off as I have had the opportunity to plan such large scale events as international business conferences, corporate destination retreats, political rallies, firm holiday parties, summer parties, and much more! In 2008 my event planning passion was again taken to the next level when I not only began the process of planning my June 2009 wedding, but was also hired to plan my friend's wedding. Both of which were smashing successes! Now with over 10 years under my belt, I am excited to launch Swank and share my knowledge of the event world!