Cinthy: Cinthy was born in the French Riviera and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Starting at a very young age she had the chance to travel around the world, which allowed her to experience many cultures, life styles, and traditions. During her first trip to San Francisco, she fell in love with the Bay Area. She made a promise on the Golden Gate Bridge that she would come back for good one day by attaching her ribbon bracelet to a pole on the bridge. After earning a bachelors in Socio-Economy and a masters in International Trade, she jumped on a plane to follow her dreams and start a new life in SF. After doing many events in Europe and California, she realized planning was her calling and passion and she decided to get certified in the wedding industry. Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, has helped contribute to her success and client satisfaction. She has served as a Wedding Coordinator with A Touch of Grace since 2012.
Melissa: As Melissa was deciding what to major in for her college degree, she debated about being a wedding coordinator but ultimately decided to go a different direction. However, 4 years later, her B.A. in Interior Design did after all lead her right back to wedding planning. After going through several years of school, she started to realize that she did not know what she was going to do with her degree. She continued to work up the management ladder in the retail world and her passion for excellent customer service, and great design solutions pointed her straight to A Touch of Grace. As an intern with A Touch of Grace for her first 6 months, she fell in love with all the LOVE! The wedding planning experience can be stressful if it is your own wedding, but having the ability to organize, plan, and finally help marry all these amazing couples, is nothing but pure joy for her. Melissa has served as a Wedding Coordinator with A Touch of Grace since 2009, and has definitely added a creative design perspective to our company.
Halina: After coordinating countless events throughout her young life, and dabbling in the wedding industry through various avenues, Halina finally decided to combine her passions and become a wedding coordinator! Working as a wedding coordinator has afforded Halina the opportunity to help bring her couple's dream weddings to fruition, and never ceases to be amazed at how uniquely beautiful each couple's special day ends up being! From start to finish, she works with her couples to create a one of a kind experience that will be remembered and celebrated for years to come! She has a love for people and is easy to talk to and she is a natural planner. Although she is based in San Francisco, she travels all over the bay area and beyond for brides and grooms!
Maria: Maria was born and raised in the East Bay. She attended FIDM in San Francisco and continued her career as a merchandise coordinator. Maria got into the wedding industry while helping her best friend with her floral company, Angel's Petals. This gave her insight into all the beauty in the wedding world and she fell in love with working so closely with the brides. Through this connection in the industry, Maria has been able to follow her passion in event planning and design, landing a position with A Touch of Grace. Maria excels at design, not only decor pieces, but with computer design as well such as programs, menus, and invitations. She is a natural when is comes to making sure that all of the decor makes sense and reflects the individual personality of the bride and groom. She can't wait to help make your ideas come to life!
Lauren: Lauren is originally a Southern California girl who moved to the Bay Area where she received her degree in Hospitality Management from San Jose State University. She knew from the beginning that she wanted to do everything from styling and designing to full service coordination for all types of events. She has experience in planning weddings, corporate events and holiday parties. Her love for the industry started way before her wedding and just flourished after her special day. She has a loving and bubbly personality, and is extremely organized. Based in Livermore, she has many connections with East Bay vendors and venues. However, she coordinates weddings all over the bay area! She spends her free time vintage shopping at flee markets, doodling in calligraphy, and baking for friends and family.
Amber and Dawn - Owners: Dawn, a bay area native, has been planning and coordinating her whole life. She comes from a large Mexican and Portuguese family, so naturally she is gifted with people and large gatherings. She has many years of experience with Corporate Events and planned her first event in 2006. She then started coordinating beautiful weddings in 2008. Amber, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, was always around large groups of people and helped plan large community events. She has an LDS background and has helped plan many religious weddings. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for college, and fell in love with the diverse cultures and people surrounding her. When Amber and Dawn first met, they were both on the path to become event planners and decided to take on the goal together. Since 2004, A Touch of Grace has grown to an award winning team, planning events throughout California and beyond, including destinations such as Ohio, Utah, Hawaii, and France.
Mission: Being engaged is a very exciting yet busy time in your life. Our desire is for you to enjoy the engagement process with your fiancé, family and friends and leave the stress and hard work to us! We want to be the sole contact for your vendors the weeks leading up to the wedding so that you can spend time finalizing your personal details like attire and accessories, finalizing your vows, and enjoying the time with your family. We love what we do and are excited to devote our talent, creativity, time and energy to making your day a complete success!
Behind the scenes on your big day! In addition to 7 main coordinators, our company has a staff of assistants to help execute the logistics and details of each wedding day. We bring a team of 2–4 assistants to each wedding depending on the complexity of the day.