Intern Appreciation

Every semester we get to spend time with a new group of talented young people who are eager to learn from our planners. They get to be a part of our team and learn the art of event planning in a few short months! This semester our interns are fantastic and we want to recognize their hard work and ambition to go above and beyond for our Couture Family!

Meet Krista

krista couture intern

Hi. I’m Krista Colteaux, lets begin where I started–I am originally from the Bay Area, where I was born and raised, until college and new adventures brought me to Sacramento–more specifically Sacramento State University where I have established myself and continue to build my life as a vegan only, yoga loving, soon to be graduate with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism! In my free time you can find me cooking and baking new recipes, spending time with my friends and family, or at the yoga studio. There is no doubt that I love exploring, whether that be going to concerts and traveling, or trying new things on a regular Tuesday —there is always a chance to grow and I try to find that daily and adventurously.

This next adventure could not be more exciting to me! I am beyond thrilled to be part of the Couture Event’s team as one of their fall interns. I’ve always loved anything having to do with challenging my creative side. When I was younger, one of my favorite parts about my birthday was creating a new theme and planning my parties down to every last detail. I can’t wait to continue to challenge myself and learn from the amazing Couture Event’s coordinators.

Krista’s Favorites

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Venti non-sweetened black iced tea with no water & 3 pumps of chai (try saying that 3 times fast).

Favorite Designer: Anything & everything from Top Shop!

Favorite Movie: I have so many! But if I have to narrow it down, I’d say my faves are Selena & The Sandlot.

Favorite Place in the World: Hawaii will always have a piece of my heart, but I absolutely loved everything about traveling around Spain.

Meet Mackenzie

mackenzie daly intern

Hi everyone! My name is MacKenzie and I am a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University. I’m studying communications, and have always had a knack for event planning. So, I’m super excited to be interning with Couture Events this fall. At PLNU, I’m an RA and I’ve had plenty of experiences planning events for the residents in my dorm. Planning hall events has given me so much joy! I absolutely love watching every small piece come together.

Pursuing creativity has always been something that I am passionate about. I love thinking of new ideas and new ways to make a mark on the people around me. Being a communications major, I love being around people and discovering what people are passionate about. I can plan and plan and plan, but the best part of it all is seeing the smiles of people around me light up.

I am so excited to be a part of the Couture Events team, and I cannot wait to see what beautiful weddings and events I get to be a part of!

MacKenzie’s Favorites

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Chai Latte with a shot of espresso

Favorite Designer: For my future wedding dress, definitely Limor Rosen or Tony Ward. In general, I love to mix and match from thrift stores.

Favorite Movie: Disney movies have my heart! Two of my favorites are Up and Peter Pan.

Favorite Place: The drive from the mountains to the beach in my hometown of Santa Cruz, CA.

Meet Marla

Marla-intern-bio

Hello friends! My name is Marla Wiechmann and I am currently a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University. Throughout my studies, I have kept my eyes and ears open for anything that might peak my interest and bring me closer to finding my purpose in life. Event and wedding planning could very easily be that thing. In my spare time I find myself scrolling through Pinterest, constantly adding new ideas and trends to my wedding board. This was one of the many signs pointing me toward an internship with Couture Events. I am a heartless romantic. I love love. There is something about a love story that gets me all warm inside. I am also an avid coffee drinker and committed concertgoer. From late night laughs with my friends to sleeping in, it’s the joy in the little things that fuels my passion for life. I am so excited to be working with Couture this semester and learning more about what it means to turn a vision into a reality!

Marla’s Favorites

Favorite Starbucks drink: Upside down iced caramel macchiato (sometimes with extra caramel sauce if I’m feeling crazy)

Favorite designer: Either Kate Spade or Michael Kors

Favorite movie: There are too many to chose from! But you can never go wrong with Disney

Favorite place in the world: I LOVE to travel so it is hard to pick, but Ireland and Italy are definitely my top two favorite countries (so far)

XO coutureevents
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.

XO coutureevents
Sonia & Jack’s Bar SZ Ranch Wedding

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events

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

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events welcome signage

Tents from Shelter Co made for the best guest welcome

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events glamping

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

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events newspaper welcome paper

Getting Ready

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events groom attire shoes watch

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events jewelry details

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events bridal gown

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events getting ready

Serious business communicating on the ranch

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events walkie talkie

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events getting ready

The First Look

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events first look

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events first look

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events first look

Bridal Party on Point

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events bridal party

Ceremony in the Mountains

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events bridal party entrance

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events bridal party entrance

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture eventssonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events ceremony

They’re Married!

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events recessional

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events bridal party

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events sunset husband wife

They rode into their reception on horseback!!

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events horse sunset grand entrance

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events horse grand entrance

Rad Reception

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events first dance

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

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events

sonia jack JA Light bar sz ranch wedding couture events groom singing A huge thank you to all of our amazing vendors!

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

XO coutureevents
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram