PASSION FOR EVENTS: Creating, planning, and managing memorable events has long been my passion. I was fortunate enough to learn and practice my skills and build my knowledge and expertise while working at some of the best-known Silicon Valley companies. I have demonstrated experience of putting on uniquely successful events that are enjoyed and remembered fondly by the attendees.
LOVE FOR WEDDINGS: I started Olivia Grace Events out of a passion for helping couples make their wedding everything they dreamed of without any of the stress. I have the ability to help plan weddings that meet a couple’s budget parameters while consistently delivering an experience that surpasses expectations. I have a deep understanding of the details, the logistics, and the emotional factors that all lead to the dream wedding. My own wedding (that I planned) was featured on Style Me Pretty.
OFFICIAL BUSINESS: I earned my BA from the University of California, Irvine and obtained my MBA in management from Boston College. I started my career in developing and executing marketing plans in the luxury residential real estate industry in Hillsborough, California. I then worked for Sequoia Capital, a top-tier venture firm in Menlo Park. My career has offered opportunities to plan and manage a wide variety of events. When I made the decision to transition from corporate to private events, I sought to learn from the best of the best in the industry. I completed a Wedding Planners Masters Class with Laurie Arons Special Events as well as trained in the Firefly Method with Firefly Events. I hope I can help you plan your next event!
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My mother's maiden name is Guastavino and I studied abroad in Siena. It is in my blood. Favorite Restaurant: Cotogna, San Francisco
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