MEET & GREET Archive

Meet the Interns: Summer 2016

We are thrilled to welcome these lovely ladies to the Couture family as our Summer Interns!



Hello! My name is Kelsey Castillo and I am a senior marketing major at Point Loma Nazarene University. I am from Bakersfield, California but I have been lucky enough to call San Diego my home for the past three years. I have always had a passion for helping others through volunteer work and mission trips. In my spare time, I enjoy trying new coffee shops, going to concerts, and exploring new places!

Growing up with a mother who plans, styles, and creates just about everything on her own, I have really developed an eye for design, detail orientation and creativity. Through a personality assessment, I have found that “WOO” is my biggest strength, meaning that I love to make others happy. By being an intern at Couture Events, I know that this strength will shine so bright! I look forward to working with the Couture team to make your day so incredibly special!


Favorite Starbucks Drink: Skinny Vanilla Latte

Favorite Designers: Free People, Lululemon and Nike

Place I Want to Travel: Thailand

Favorite Movie: The Holiday


Kendal Summer Internship

Hello! My name is Kendal Luttinen and I am currently a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University, seeking my bachelor’s degree in Managerial and Organizational Communications. Although I was born in Washington, I’ve spent most of my life in Orange County, and consider myself a California Girl. I love the sand, sun, and sea, and feel happiest when I’m outside, soaking up the beautiful Southern California weather. When I am not working on my tan at the beach, catching up with friends on a hike, or exploring one of the many restaurants San Diego has to offer, you can expect to find me jet setting off to somewhere new for the weekend. I have a serious passion for traveling, and feel that it has cultivated my desire to better understand the world around me.

One of the keys to success, which I have come to appreciate and live by, is the importance of effective communicating (hence the degree). I am a firm believer that relationships are the foundation to a happy and healthy life, and this cannot be accomplished without valuing the interactions we partake in on a daily basis.

Weddings are a major step for any couple on the road to a life-long relationship, and I look forward to aiding the journey and sharing the experience of this exciting life event. I hope to use my innate passion for creativity and effective communication to make your big day as stress-free as possible. I am very excited for this summer, and cannot wait to work with Couture Events and partake in creating the wedding of your dreams!


Starbucks Drink: Iced ½ Caf. Soy Latte with 2 packets of honey

Favorite Designers or Brands: Lorna Jane, Free People, and Steve Madden

Bucket List Travel Destination: Australia, South Africa, or Ibiza

Favorite Movie: The Holiday


Katelynn Summer Internship

Hello my name is Katelynn (Katie) Bubnack. I am currently finishing my last two classes at University of San Diego. I will graduate this summer with a degree in Communications and an emphasis in Marketing. I am so excited to start my internship with Couture Events, as this is my dream career. My mother and grandmother have both taken the lead in planning many events, so from a young age I have been assisting and working events.

My Love of Love started many years ago watching romantic comedies, attending wedding, and seeing relationships flourish in front of me. I believe love cures all! So for me, to be able to blend my experience in events and passion for love is so exciting. I look forward to learning from the ladies at Couture and helping to create your perfect wedding!


Favorite Starbucks Drink: Refresh Mint Tea ( or when I need the caffeine Wild Youth Berry Tea)

Favorite Designers: Fabeltics, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, & Michael Kors

Favorite Book: Anything Chelsea Handler

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde

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Couture Events San Francisco!

It’s true!

We’ve officially expanded to the Golden Gate City!

It is surreal and overwhelming altogether. This little dream that began in our hearts some time ago has become a reality and we are thrilled for all the possibilities in store. Our Los Angeles Coordinator, Danielle, has picked up her life and made the move up north where she will be our San Francisco Event Director!

Meet Danielle

Danielle Sidari Couture Events San Francisco Wedding Planner

Photo by The Youngrens

Here is a little bit about Danielle and her heart behind Couture Events in San Francisco…

Couture Events opened my eyes and my heart to a career I didn’t know I needed until it was right in front of me. This amazing, challenging, inspiring career has grown from an awesome college internship to a part-time weekend gig, to now a full-blown, all-consuming PASSION. It has been a constant in my life and I am so deeply grateful for the opportunity to grow this company in my Bay Area hometown! There is no doubt that these past few years in Los Angeles, living out a personal dream of working entertainment events for a major television network, have prepared me well for the adventure ahead. I am so proud to represent the team of women that make up Couture Events in San Francisco and beyond excited to create more gorgeous weddings in Northern California (does anyone remember Ari and Andrew’s amazing San Francisco wedding?!)

I love sharing the love stories of each of our Couture couples. I love creating beauty from a blank canvas. I love peonies, first looks and that quiet moment just before the processional begins in any ceremony. I am a believer in the power of strong coffee, honesty first, and quality over quantity. The days I’m not working you’ll find me at Pop Physique, Blue Bottle Coffee, Anthropologie or exploring the wine country! This year I am embracing change and looking forward to sharing this journey with our Couture family!



ps…be sure to follow us @coutureevents to see more gorgeous events all across the California coast from our fabulous team!

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Spring Interns 2016

We are two months into 2016 and so excited to introduce you to our new intern babes! Our Couture Events Internship program continues to bring the cream of the crop each semester and we could not be happier to welcome these two to the Couture family!

Meet Kayla

Couture Events Internship Spring

Hello, my name is Kayla Canning and I’m a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University seeking a bachelor’s degree in Managerial and Organizational Communication with a minor in Public Relations. I grew up in Orange County, but I hope to make sunny San Diego my permanent home after I graduate. In my spare time I enjoy being a part of the outdoors. You can find me hitting golf balls at the range, playing volleyball at the beach, or going on adventurous hikes with my friends. I have a true passion for interacting with people and organizing and I look forward to interning with Couture Events to help create your special day!

Fun Facts about Kayla:

            Favorite Starbucks Drink: Soy Carmel Macchiato

            Favorite Designers: Lululemon Athletica, Vince Camuto, and Michael Kors 

            Place I want to Travel: Europe! 

Meet Hayley

Couture Events Internship Spring Bio

Hello! I’m Hayley Carberry and I am thrilled to be joining the Couture Events team as a spring intern! I am just finishing my last year at the University of San Diego, studying communications and marketing.  I grew up in the small suburb of Glencoe, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan, just north of the beautiful city of Chicago.  I am a running and workout enthusiast, and have an endless love for fashion, design and all things creative.

My dream is to be able to use my passion to create a picture perfect day for couples, where they can be fully present and experience their special day together, without worrying about a thing.  I have always had a love for weddings: from the gorgeous venues, to the décor, to seeing the bride walk down the aisle. Getting the opportunity to join a team of amazing ladies, committed to creating the perfect day, is so exciting!

Fun Facts about Hayley:

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Coffee with steamed soy milk- I literally cannot function in the morning without it.

 Favorite Designers: Free People, Lovers and Friends, and Dolce Vita- I have a shoe addiction!

Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember

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