Who I Am...
Weddings and Special Celebrations are my passion….I was born to plan!!!! My background spans across PTA VP of Programs to Special Events Manager at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. I have been so fortunate to plan milestone birthdays, school festivals, wine festivals, extravagant galas and weddings.
While I was raising my two wonderful children, I was dedicated to volunteering at their school to foster a community between students, teachers and parents. I created and executed all types of events from small teacher luncheons to large family dinners to huge carnivals & festivals. The thing I loved most about this time of event planning was building relationships – with teachers and staff, fellow parents, and various vendors and community partners. After 15 years of volunteering, my children grew up and moved on and so did I.
I started working at Pala Casino in the Special Events Department. After a couple of years, I was promoted to Supervisor and then Manager of the department. It was here that I was able to really get creative. I created, executed, and designed hundreds of VIP events…everything from small elegant dinners for 50 VIP’s, to monthly VIP dinners in the grand ballroom for 900 guests to Wine and Food Festivals for 3,000+ people to the most extravagant and exclusive New Year’s Eve galas for 1,500 guests. The range in décor and style was just as vast…rustic, outdoors, romantic, holiday themes, urban, modern and outer space, just to name a few. These VIP dinners and New Year’s Eve galas were created, coordinated, and designed around a particular theme from start to finish…the invitations, the food, the room décor, the table décor/settings, the entertainment and the photo ops. Although this was a fabulous time in my life/career, after seven years it was time to move on.
I have always loved weddings. It’s such a beautiful time in someone’s life, full of new beginnings, romance, and of course, LOVE. I have planned several weddings for family and friends and loved everything about it. I decided to put my passion to work for you.
That’s how Sparkling Celebrations was born.