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The Team

Plain and simple, we are a team.  A group of women dedicated to making bridal dreams come true. 

All bridal couples are booked and work directly with owner, Amy Grace, as they are on-boarded and brought through the planning process. Her strength is bringing together all the various pieces of a wedding and aligning them to create one smooth event.  We use state of the art software that allows our team to fully communicate the details of a wedding not only with each other, but with our clients, vendors, and wedding parties. 

On the day of your wedding, you will be assigned a team of planners that fit your personality and allow you peace of mind.  Together, we honor our Brides biggest days of their lives and we feel pride being chosen to execute such a special day.

 We cannot wait to work with each of you as we help you design, implement & execute the wedding day of your dreams!

Amy Grace Collins

Certified Wedding and Event Planner

Amy Grace Collins is a certified wedding and event coordinator with over 16 years of event planning experience. She began her event planning career in Kalamazoo Michigan and then expanded to the Central Coast of California.

She has helped to facilitate and run dozens of weddings and events along with numerous fundraisers for local non-profits. Most notably, "Sunset in the Grove" 5k and  Junior League of Santa Barbara's,  “Prohibition at the Polo Fields.”

She is actively involved in her community. She is the immediate Past President for the National Association of Women Business Owners,  the outgoing California Junior Leagues State Public Action Committee Trainer for a delegation representing over 11,000  women in California.  She also is an active participant with the SLO District Attorney's Human Trafficking Task Force and specializes on legislation and housing protection for HT victims.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug, watching Michigan football, cooking while sipping a great wine, and repurposing furniture. She and Doug were excited to welcome their little girl, Charlotte Grace, in March of 2018. Amy loves being a mom and secretly hopes Charlie gets the event planning bug someday!

 

Para Planners & Assistants

Grace Norris

Grace grew up in sunny Spreckles, CA. She moved to San Luis Obispo while attending Cal Poly.  She has assisted with dozens of events and weddings on the Central Coast and has a thorough knowledge of vendors and locations in SLO County. 
In her free time, Grace enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, drinking a lovely glass of wine, and snuggling with her cats.  On the weekends, you can spy her at a great garage sale looking for local hidden treasures.

Mikaela Harn

Mikaela grew up in northern CA. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  After graduation, she took a full-time job as an Events Associate at Big Speak, Inc.  She has worked on numerous events in Santa Barbara and other conference locations. She has a true knack for small details.
For fun, Mikaela loves to spend time with her family and friends, drinking wine and enjoying all the various activities Santa Barbara has to offer.

Maryann Spradley

Maryann is from Lodi, CA. She is a graduate from Westmont College and has her MBA from Cal Poly.  She is the assistant for NAWBO-SB where she helps run various events and workshops for women business owners in town.  Her ability to see the fine details and needs before they arise, help make the events she assists with, perfection.
Maryann is married to Midwesterner, Ben Spradley, and they have two incredibly talented children.  On weekends, you can find Maryann helping with the San Marcos high school marching band and chasing their dog around the house!

Jenni Elise Ramirez

            Jenni-Elise Ramirez was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara. She has been in the wedding world for over 3 years and loves to see her clients visions come to life in her beautiful hometown. She has been a loving and passionate caregiver to many children of all ages for over 17 years and an educator for 6 years. She has her BA in Liberal Studies with a multiple subject teaching credential and her MBA in social responsibility and non-profit.
 
She owns her own adventure business serving the Santa Barbara community with fun scavenger and geo location hunts customized for her clients, called EPIC Adventures. She loves giving back by being on the board of the Junior League of Santa Barbara and is excited to be at the forefront of the wonderful work they are accomplishing for our well-deserved community.

Tori Malone

Victoria was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Santa Barbara for school. In sunny Santa Barbara she met her husband and now has two beautiful children. After finishing school she worked for a local startup company planning corporate events, holiday parties and market expos. She is extremely excited to have worked her way into weddings. 

For fun she loves going to the beach, scuba diving and spending time with her family down in the “funk zone” in SB. 

Katie Farrell

Katie is a detail-oriented, enthusiastic Midwest-native who is passionate about building relationships with others and thoroughly enjoys sharing in the joy of your big day. She received her master’s in health psychology, and currently works full-time as a Program Advisor at the College of Executive Coaching. She has previously held customer service management positions, which included event planning and coordinating responsibilities.
 
She believes event planning begins with understanding the individualized expectation for the event, and then is fulfilled through exceeding expectations by bringing hard work, attention to detail, and a warm relationship-centered approach. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, staying active, and traveling. 

Megan Foster

Megan was born and raised in Glens Falls, in upstate New York.  I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration from State University of New York at Geneseo. For eight years I worked in the capacity of marketing and sales support. I headed up the initiatives for various nation-wide trade shows and planned and executed many large customer appreciation events around the country.  In 2011, after graduation, I was seeking a change, and found a small family-owned company in Carpinteria, CA to take a chance on me.  I then quickly relocated to Santa Barbara, CA and have never looked back.  For the past six years I have been working within the senior living field, in a sales and marketing capacity
 
She has been a member of The Junior League of Santa Barbara since 2013, and has held various leadership positions within the volunteer organization.  She also volunteered for The American Heart Association, sitting on their Leadership Committee for several years. 
 
She enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, skiing and playing softball.  In her limited free time, she loves to visit family up in Portland, OR, and being the “fun aunt” to two young boys, Nolan and Bennett.

Natalie Douglas

Natalie is from Bakersfield, CA and studied at Fresno State. She was 10 years old when she realized working in events was her dream, she even minored in special events planning in college. Over the last 5 years she has garnered experience working on all types of events including weddings, birthdays, and concerts.
 
She is meticulous and passionate about her work and wants to make sure your event is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. 

Eva White

Eva Marie White is a Santa Barbara native. She gained great experience working as an event manager in a popular Santa Barbara Restaurant called Opal. Continuing to hone her event planning craft she started working alongside Lauren Kendle & V Productions. Working on their production teams, Eva has worked many red-carpet events in the Los Angeles area including Elton John's Annual Oscar Party, Capital Records Album Release Parties, and other various non-profit events. She has seamlessly executed weddings and private events up and down the central coast. 
 
Eva is able to take her well-rounded event experience to create each new event to be unique and tailored to each couple's vision. She loves seeing her clients happy and looks forward to helping you with your wedding needs! 

Sandra Ackerman

Sandra was born and raised in southwest Michigan.  She married her kindergarten sweetheart, Rod, and together they raised five children.  She has an extremely great eye for organization and helps to keep events running smoothly and efficiently.  
She is the proud mother of Amy Grace and has worked alongside her since the beginning of her event planning company 16 years ago.
She is a doting grandma to eight grandkids and one more on the way!  In her spare time she enjoys reading, biking with her girlfriends, taking walks with her dog, Madeline, volunteering with her church and local library and traveling to see her children and grandchildren.

Shandie Fox

Shandie grew up in the central valley and has an infectius personality and the ability to make everyone around her laugh.
She is the human resources manager for ASAP movers and keeps the office team's positivity high and the daily operations running.
She personally was the day of event coordinator for Amy Grace and did it with a flair of fun and the ability to adjust when life throws you some weather curve balls!

Jordan Dockendorf

Motivated to serve others through her lifelong commitment to the art of positivity and power of team. From tennis courts to the business world of sports, entertainment and special events, she maintains that a positive attitude amongst peers- on court or in-office –and feels it’s not only imperative to success but is also the most rewarding part of it. 

Known for her ability to combine strategic discipline with out of the box creativity, she is often called-upon to turn unique ideas into executable design concepts. She has worked as a fundraising coordinator and in the events industry including positions at The Four Seasons, a private family estate, Rave Review Speakers and Entertainment, and Impact.
Motivated to serve others through her lifelong commitment to the art of positivity and power of team. From tennis courts to the business world of sports, entertainment and special events, she maintains that a positive attitude amongst peers- on court or in-office –and feels it’s not only imperative to success but is also the most rewarding part of it. 

Known for her ability to combine strategic discipline with out of the box creativity, she is often called-upon to turn unique ideas into executable design concepts. She has worked as a fundraising coordinator and in the events industry including positions at The Four Seasons, a private family estate, Rave Review Speakers and Entertainment, and Impact.

Uli Billington