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 Photo: Allison Goodsby

Photo: Allison Goodsby

Meet Holly Stein

Holly joined the wedding industry in 2006 when she earned in an internship with acclaimed wedding planner, Mary Dann. Through her time in Mary's office she learned valuable skills about the industry as well as the level of five star attention to detail that she applies to each and every client she works with.  After creating a solid foundation, she served as the event and sales manager at Franciscan Gardens where her knowledge grew exponentially before starting her business in 2009.  

With a degree in business from Loyola Marymount University, a passion for pleasing her clients, and a high attention to detail, she takes great pleasure in allowing her clients to take a deep breath and pass off the tedious details of planning.  Her enthusiasm and compassion for all of her brides and grooms make them feel at ease and stress free during the planning process.

What sets Holly apart is her extremely calming and positive energy.  She is a Reiki Master and constantly channels relaxing and stress-free vibes to those around her.  She believes in karma, reserving judgment, and encouraging those around her to be the best they can be.


meet melissa churlonis

In her 20 years of experience, Melissa has been a part of many aspects of weddings.  Having managed a small business and been the wedding director at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Dana Point, she has created dream weddings from start to finish from 50 to 400 people.  She has also expanded her knowledge of the industry working with nationally recognized planners.  Her love of design and creativity, paired with her attention to detail and organization allows her to exceed the expectations of her clients.  Keen on listening to the vision of each couple, she translates this into the mood and style the seek on their wedding day.  Her ability to to manage the ceremony and reception details with calm unobtrusive grace is without a doubt her trademark! 

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