Meet the Interns

It’s been another busy summer for us and our interns have been fast at work! We’re so excited to introduce our fabulous summer interns to our community and our Couture Family.

 MEET DENISE

Hey guys! I’m Denise. I just graduated from San Diego State University a month ago and am taking a year off before heading off to grad school. Although I didn’t pursue event planning in my studies, I’ve always had a niche for it. In high school, I was the friend to go to when it came time to organize pre-homecoming or pre-prom plans. Finding the right venue to take photos, looking for the best place to eat beforehand, mapping out an itinerary to make my friends’ lives easier– I had so much fun doing it all! In college, I fostered these abilities by joining the SDSU PINK Campus Street team. The PINK Campus Street Team is responsible for endorsing the VSPINK brand—all while having fun too! I helped organize campus events such as coordinating a viewing for the annual VSFashion Show and I’ve even made snapchat filters for these campus affairs!

I’m an avid pinterest-er, and am always finding a DIY project to keep me busy. I’m all about crafts, fashion, and people with creative minds. More than anything I love large gatherings. There’s a sort of spark to the environment when all the people you love are in the same room at the same time. I think that’s what drew me to weddings. I’m soo excited to be interning with Couture Events this summer and am eager to learn all there is about event planning!

FUN FACTS ABOUT DENISE

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced white mocha, regardless of how cold the weather is! Iced over hot coffee any day

Favorite Designer: Kate Spade

Favorite Movie: All the 80s RomComs! Dirty Dancing, Can’t Buy Me Love just to name a few

Favorite Place in the World: Maui, definitely. There’s something magical in the air over there!

MEET CIERRA

My name is Cierra Serrano, I’m from a small town in San Diego county called Valley Center. I graduated high school in 2014, I played sports a majority of my life from softball, lacrosse, and cheerleading. I have one semester left at Sierra Nevada College, North Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV. I was a part of the women’s lacrosse team for two years, and always had the goal of being a business major and getting involved with some type of event planning company. I had my first experience with Couture Events when I was 16, San Diego Coordinator, Karina, planned my Sweet 16, which was Alice and Wonderland themed. I fell in love with the process that I went through to have my party be such a success. I’ve had a great experience with Couture Events as a client, and I cannot wait to gain the experience working as a part of the Couture team!

Fun Facts About Cierra

Favorite Starbucks Drink: It’s a tie between an Iced Vanilla Latte or a Mango Black Tea Lemonade.

Favorite Designer: Still figuring out my absolute favorite!

Favorite Place in the World: I love to travel – I just got back from a trip to South Africa where I helped renovate a few schools, tutor, and take classes as well, with a layover in Barcelona, Spain on my way home. I have a plan on visiting Vietnam next summer, and hopefully Venice, Italy. Eventually I want to travel across Europe.

           Favorite Movie: hands down favorite movie is The Lion King.

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Sonia & Jack’s Bar SZ Ranch Wedding

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When we met Sonia and Jack and heard that they wanted a weekend at the ranch, we knew it was going to be an awesome production. Their first priority was for their family and friends to get onboard with glamping for the weekend. From there, family flew in, the welcome bags were packed, and the tents were assembled and ready for guests. Sonia and Jack thought through every detail and it was such an honor to be a part of their wedding weekend.

The wedding day was bright and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. Guests spent the day riding horses, hiking, and playing lawn games before it was time to get ready and walk the love trail to the ceremony. The ceremony was so incredibly intimate as they had Sonia’s sister and Jack’s brother act as the officiants. From the ceremony, guests walked down the dirt road to the reception where they welcomed the new bride and groom as they rode in on horseback! That set the tone for the rest of the evening…the band kept the guests on the dance floor and even let the groom sing a song or two to his new bride! Sonia and Jack’s wedding was an amazing weekend to celebrate their love for one another and those closest to them.

The Ranch is set

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Tents from Shelter Co made for the best guest welcome

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Jack’s profession as a reporter inspired their custom newspaper for the wedding weekend

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Getting Ready

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Serious business communicating on the ranch

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The First Look

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Bridal Party on Point

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Ceremony in the Mountains

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They’re Married!

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They rode into their reception on horseback!!

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Rad Reception

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This reception included hilarious toasts from family, a serenade from the groom to his new bride, and an unforgettable dance party

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Coordination: Couture Events

Venue: Bar SZ Ranch

Tents: Shelter Co.

Videographer: Share the Road

Photographer: J&A Light

Florist: Rustic Roots

Band: Anything She Wants

Rentals: AM Party Rentals

Lighting: Magical Lighting

Caterer: La Casa del Sazon

Cake: Lawson’s Bakery

Invitations & Paper Goods: Minted

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Bridgette & John’s Montage Laguna Beach Wedding

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Bridgette & John’s wedding was stunning from start to finish. Their ocean-front wedding at the Montage Laugna Beach was a total celebration with their closest family and friends. We incorporated all shades of blues, greens, and the perfect peachy pink in their blooms, signage, table decor, and attire. Bridgette’s wedding day look was flawless, from the stilettos to her backless dress to the hair and makeup execution. Guests were greeted with  champagne and a gorgeous southern California day, with the intimate ceremony setting the tone for the rest of the day. Post ceremony Bridgette and John were whisked away to sunset photos that were breath-taking. Their joy and that ocean backdrop made for unforgettable moments. From there we made our way to the reception, market lights, lush blooms and table arrangements created the perfect atmosphere for good food, first dances, well wishes to the newlyweds, and an epic dance party.

Bridgette & John’s wedding really was a gorgeous day for a gorgeous couple whose love for one another was evident from the day we started planning together. They cared so deeply about each and every moment that their guests would experience, from the walk into the Montage to their family photos in the foyer to cocktail hour on the lawn to their sweetheart table flowers and the centerpiece designs on each table. Each detail was purposeful and hand-picked and we are so honored to have helped Bridgette & John create the wedding day they envisioned!

Gorgeous Details

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Swooning over these heels

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Bridal Bouquet Perfection

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Welcome Station Set

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Bridal Party

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S T U N N I N G

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Beachfront nuptials

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Elegant Beach Reception

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It’s all About the Cake

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A huge thank you to our amazing vendors! It takes a village to create such a special day and we are so grateful for you!

Coordination & Styling: Couture Events

Venue: Montage Laguna Beach

Photographer: Karla Ticas

Videographer: Zac Hargrave

Makeup: Leibi Carias

Florist: The Blooming Bud

DJ & Photobooth: Elevated Pulse

Lighting: Atmosphere Events

Piano: Steve Siu

Specialty Rentals: Archive Rentals

Specialty Linens: La Tavola Linens

Invitations: Where’s the Party

Signage: Double Dipped Calligraphy

Cake: It’s All About the Cake

Desserts:  Sweet & Saucy

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