Meet the Interns: Spring 2017

We love our interns! Meet the fabulous four that have joined our team this semester. We can’t wait to see them grow in our Couture family!

Meet Sarah

Hello! My name is Sarah Bullat and I am in my last semester at San Diego State University, finishing my Hospitality and Tourism Management degree. I have wanted to be an event planner since I was 16, so I have lived and breathed the hospitality industry for the past 6 years! Applying for colleges with a career in mind set me on the path to success from the get-go. I have worked in catering and hotel guest services for the past 4 years, all as a part of my graduation requirements. I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and moved to San Diego when I began college. My favorite things to do are brunching, shopping and napping. I love all things pretty and magical, and sometimes live in a fantasy world where I am a Disney Princess.

Being able to work with Couture Events this semester as an intern will most definitely further my interest and training in the events industry, while being able to work with the kind of fabulous and magical team I have always wanted to! I can’t wait for everything that is to come in the next couple months!

Fun Facts About Sarah

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Hot: Chai Tea Latte Cold: Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade

Favorite Designer: Anything from Nordstrom! Rebecca Minkoff, Steve Madden, Sam Edelman

Favorite Movie: Tangled

Place in the World: Paris or London, I can’t decide! I’ve studied abroad twice in Europe and absolutely love it!

Meet Hunna

Hello! My name is Hannelore Jung, most everyone calls me Hunna, and I am beyond excited to be working as an Intern with Couture Events this spring! I am currently finishing up my junior year at Point Loma Nazarene University as a Managerial Organizational Communications major. I grew up in the small country town of Poway, California just a short drive from the sunny city of San Diego. When I’m not in class or working I love to spend my free-time painting, reading, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

I have always been very passionate about fashion, design, art and everything in between. When I was little I would sit on the floor of my living room with a giant pink note pad and my 24-pack of Crayola crayons and draw sketches of wedding dresses, dreaming of that magical day. I am beyond excited to be a part of such an enthusiastic and creative group of women dedicated to making each brides wedding dream into a reality!

Fun Facts About Hunna

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Lemonade-Peach Green Tea

Favorite Designers: Free people, Top Shop, Wild Fox, Anthropologie

Favorite Book: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Favorite Place: So far in my travels, my favorite place I have ever visited is definitely Edinburgh, Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

Meet Hayley

Hi! My name is Hayley Hardick and I have had the pleasure of being a California girl for my entire life. I love everything that California has to offer, whether it be catching a wave, snowboarding down a slope, or hiking a beautiful scenic route. These are just a few reasons why I couldn’t leave when I was selecting which college to attend, I am a junior at the University of San Diego and I am majoring in Communication. I am hoping to pursue a career in event planning once I graduate next spring. I am an active nature girl and enjoy creating and building relationships with new people. It is easy for me to strike up a conversation with someone I do not know, I feel it is very important to be a good listener so you can discover what makes each person unique. I devote some of my spare time to yoga and spin classes, so I can stay fit and continue to grow my communication skills simultaneously.

I am beyond thrilled to have this internship opportunity, and look forward to embarking on this journey with Couture Events family. I’m lucky to be a part of this team and can’t wait to gain insight and knowledge from this experience.

Fun Facts About Hayley

Favorite Starbucks Drink: White chocolate mocha in the winter and passion tea in the spring.

Favorite Designer: Tom Ford, his brand is edgy and modern. I also admire Carolina Herrera, her line is always sophisticated and radiant.

Favorite Movie: Tuck Everlasting/ Aquamarine

Favorite Place: Big Bear or Redlands

Meet Alissa

My name is Alissa Bisharat, I attend the University of San Diego majoring in Communication with a minor in Philosophy. I am fortunate enough to call the beautiful city of San Diego home, where I was born and raised. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, which fueled my love for traveling and desire to travel the world. I have been a cheerleader/dancer my entire life and for the past two years I have volunteered as the head cheer coach for a pop warner team called the Norsemen. I have always been passionate about all things related to fashion, beauty and event planning. I was apart of the Nordstrom Fashion Board program when I was in high school, which ultimately lead to my employment there on and off for about 2 years. I have a HUGE family so attending and planning events is something I have always been very fond of. After looking into the company I knew Couture Events would be a beneficial place where I could flourish and exercise my creativity. The concept of every wedding/event being Couture (individualized and elegant) for each client is something I find valuable and attractive. I am extremely excited to intern with such an admirable company and discover what happens behind the scenes.

Fun Facts About Sarah

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Soy Dirty Chai

Favorite Designer: Free People

Favorite Book/Movie: Harry Potter

Favorite Place in the World: Florence, Italy

 

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Becca Tilley Blog Launch

On Monday, December 5th, celebrity friends and family gathered at the iconic Bachelor Mansion to celebrate the launch of Becca Tilley’s blog and YouTube channel. Garrett Richardson & Anthology Films documented the launch party perfectly! We were joined with Jojo Fletcher, Brody Jenner, Kaitlynn Carter, Karena Dawn, Katrina Scott, Luke Pell, Chris Soules, Ashley Iaconetti, Jordan Rodgers, Robert Graham, Annie Lawless, Jordan Younger, Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray.

The Couture Events team transformed the Bachelor Mansion into a blush & gold dream with stations dedicated to each category of Becca’s blog; style, travel, lifestyle, and beauty. Each area was designated by white signs by Delovely Details. This might have been the most roses the bachelor mansion has ever seen thanks to The Bouqs Co. and their flower wall at the entrance. Once guests passed the flower wall, they entered the courtyard & lounge area furnished by Pretty Vintage Rentals accompanied by twinkling lights and chandeliers from A Rental Connection. Lastly, each table was covered with either a gold marble or sequined blush linen from La Tavola Linen to match the color palette.

We Fancy

Clink!

Yum

Guests enjoyed pizza from Above All Catering and slider burgers from Burgerim. The bar was stocked with Skyy Vodka, Angels & Cowboys Rosé and custom cocktails from Snake Oil Cocktails served in vintage glasses from Fancy Tables. “Becca Tilley” decorated Georgetown Cupcake and rose shaped gummies from Sugarfina were a hit among guests.

Becca arrived in a killer blush cocktail dress from Zhivago (limited sizes on Nasty Gal) then slipped into a black lace dress and the comfiest coziest coat EVER both courtesy of Karen Kane. Apart from getting down on the dance floor (shout out to DJ Chunk), there were a couple different sponsor booths that really added that something extra to the party.

Custom Jewelry

Kendra Scott had a “color bar” where guests could create and customize their own jewelry and, of course, I just had to have a photobooth sponsored by the baddest betches around (really it was sponsored by my girls at BETCHES).

Hello Becca

Vendor Love

Coordination: Couture EventsBe Social PR

Photography: Garrett Richardson

Videography: Anthology Films

Rentals: La Tavola LinenPretty Vintage RentalsA Rental ConnectionFancy Tables

 Custom Signage: Delovely Details

Florals: The Bouqs Co

 Catering: Above All CateringBurgerim

Cocktail & Mixology Bar: Snake Oil CocktailsSkyy VodkaAngels & Cowboys Rose Wine

Desserts: Georgetown CupcakeSugarfina

Custom Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Wardrobe: Karen Kane

Photobooth: Mir Mir

Sponsored By: Betches

 Makeup: Suzie Moldavon

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Highlight Film of Becca’s Launch Party

We celebrated Becca Tilley’s gorgeous blog launch on a clear, calm night at the Bachelor Mansion! We teamed up with the Lofty Collection for this dreamy event. With elegance, photography by our one and only Garrett Richardson and the amazing duo at Anthology Films in collaboration with the glamorous management team at Be Social PR. It truly was a party to remember with some of the best.

 

Vendor Love

Coordination: Couture EventsBe Social PR

Photography: Garrett Richardson

Videography: Anthology Films

Rentals: La Tavola LinenPretty Vintage RentalsA Rental ConnectionFancy Tables

 Custom Signage: Delovely Details

Florals: The Bouqs Co

 Catering: Above All CateringBurgerim

Cocktail & Mixology Bar: Snake Oil CocktailsSkyy VodkaAngels & Cowboys Rose Wine

Desserts: Georgetown CupcakeSugarfina

Custom Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Wardrobe: Karen Kane

Photobooth: Mir Mir

Sponsored By: Betches

 Makeup: Suzie Moldavon

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