MEET & GREET Archive

Meet the 2019 Spring Interns


My name is Meghan Ursa. I am a senior at San Diego State University, working towards my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and have served as their Chief Operations Officer and Chief Executive Officer. I developed a love for event planning while overseeing the process in my sorority, and I am super excited to be able to learn and experience even more of the process with Couture. In my freetime, I like bake, go for drives along the coast, look for my latest inspiration on Pinterest, and of course, binge the latest Netflix series.



Hello! My name is Lindsey Smith and I am thrilled to be joining the Couture Events family as a Spring 2019 intern! I am currently a Junior at the University of San Diego where I am working towards earning my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.

Before moving to sunny San Diego to attend college, I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Beaverton, Oregon – just outside of Portland, Oregon. As much as I love the northwest (especially the Dutch Bros. coffee!), I feel very much at home in San Diego and don’t mind trading Oregon rain for the endless southern California sunshine. In my free time, you can find me out exploring San Diego with friends, catching up on the latest episodes of The Bachelor or KUWTK, or getting takeout from J&T’s (a MUST if you love Thai food).

I am extremely passionate about fashion, beauty, photography, and living life to the fullest. From the moment I first discovered Couture Events, I was instantly in awe of the intricacy and detailing that goes into one of their exquisitely executed weddings or events. I am fortunate to work alongside and learn from this group of inspirational and passionate women while getting the opportunity to put my passions and creativity to use this semester!

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Meet The Interns Spring 2018

We are excited to introduce to you our interns for this Spring Semester! These two are filled with ambition and passion for weddings and events and we can’t wait to see them grow in our Couture Family.


Hi! My name is Lauren Nowakoski and I am currently finishing up my junior at University of San Diego. I’m studying communications with a minor in marketing. I’m originally from New Jersey but have been lucky enough to call San Diego my home for the past 3 years! I have always had a love for fashion, beauty, art and everything in between! My obsession with weddings grew at a young age when I was able to attend my first one for someone very near and dear to my heart. Since the moment I watched her walk down the aisle, I couldn’t stop dreaming about the day I could! I am constantly adding photos to my Pinterest wedding board or re-watching endless episodes of Say Yes to the Dress! When I’m not fantasying about my big day, you can catch me either enjoying overpriced coffee, exploring new places, or hanging out with friends! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Couture Events team and be able to work alongside a group of such creative and inspiring women who are dedicated to making each wedding day oh so special!


Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Vanilla Latte

Favorite Designers: Free People and Nordstrom’s

Favorite Movie: It’s a tie between She’s the Man and The Holiday!

Favorite Place in the World: Prague will always have a special place in my heart because I studied abroad there but Copenhagen was definitely my favorite place I traveled to!


Hello! My name is Melissa Gugale and I am so grateful to be a spring 2018 intern at Couture Events. I am currently in my last semester at the University of San Diego majoring in Business Administration. I was born and raised in San Jose, and as much as I love the Bay Area, going to college in San Diego is something I have always dreamed of. San Diego has increased my love for warm weather, the beach, and of course Mexican food.  My college experience has been everything I wanted and so much more! I also had the pleasure of studying abroad in Croatia this past summer and I have had the travel bug ever since. I was fortunate enough to see how much the world has to offer and I’m excited to graduate from college and hopefully get to experience a new city. The possibilities are endless! When I’m not studying, I love going on walks on the beach, yelping somewhere new to eat, and most of all, shopping!


Favorite Starbucks Drink: Passion Fruit Iced Tea

Favorite Designers: Oscar de la Renta, Sam Edelman, Levi Strauss

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde

Favorite Place: Lake Tahoe. Its beautiful during both the winter and the summer.


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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

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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

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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


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)

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