Dawn: Dawn, a bay area native, has been planning and coordinating her whole life. She has many years of experience with Corporate Events and started coordinating beautiful weddings a little over 4 years ago. She has designed and coordinated several large corporate Christmas parties and golf tournaments with more than 500 attendees. She has traveled all over California to plan and design weddings and social events. She brings a creative edge to A Touch of Grace and has a great eye for the design element. She always finds that special way to make a wedding unique and personal.
Amber: Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Amber was always around large groups of people and helped to plan large community events. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for college, and fell in love with the diverse cultures and backgrounds surrounding her. She has always studied and loved to learn about people, different languages, and cultural traditions. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and has 7 years experience in coordinating large non-profit events, with 4 years experience in weddings. She has been all over California to coordinate stylish and exquisite events, including Napa, San Francisco, Carmel, L.A., Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.
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 for almost 2 years, and has definitely added a creative design perspective to our company.
Cinthy: Cinthy was born in the French Riviera. 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. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish. When she was 12, 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 on a pole on the bridge. After earning a bachelor in Socio-Economy and a master in International Trade, she jumped in a plane to follow her dreams and to start a new life in SF. Planning events was always in her blood and it always came naturally. Once she realized it was her calling and passion after doing many events in Europe and California, she decided to get certified in the wedding industry to upgrade and develop her skills and “savoir-faire”. A born-and-bred “hostess,” Cinthy has always planned events both large and small from as young as her elementary years. Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, has helped contribute to her success and client satisfaction. . Being a part of A Touch of Grace is her chance to help you make your dreams a reality!
Kahea – Arizona: Kahealani was born and raised in Southern California and spent most of her summers in Hawaii where her parents are from. She has always had a taste for the hospitality industry and, with her dad being in the business, has been exposed to all aspects. She relocated to the bay area to attend Sonoma State university where she earned a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies. After graduating she began her quest to find a career but not just any career, she wanted one that would be fulfilling and to feel like she was doing something special. Kahea’s love of social events and people led her in the direction of event planning. She started with A Touch of Grace two years ago and couldn’t ask for a better team. One of Kahea’s most exciting accomplishments was being given the honor and privilege of coordinating the wedding of owner and fellow coordinator, Amber’s wedding in Lake Tahoe. It was a beautiful detailed event. Kahea is now embarking on another adventure and has moved to Arizona to be closer to family. She is eager and excited to see what kind of amazing and beautiful events Arizona has in store.
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 5 main coordinators, our company has a staff of assistants to help execute the logistics and details of each wedding day. We usually bring a team of 3–4 people to each wedding depending on the complexity of the day.