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 for over 2 years now.
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 4 years, and has definitely added a creative design perspective to our company.
Halina: Growing up in an ethnically diverse home, it was important to Halina’s parents for her to experience various cultures. Although she was born and raised in the Bay Area, she spent the majority of her childhood traveling. She spent most of her summers visiting family in Israel and Mexico, where she was exposed to countless Jewish and Catholic festivities, respectively. After helping plan her Senior Ball at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in hospitality. Upon graduating from High School, she obtained a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. Shortly after graduation, she opened a cupcake catering business through which she catered various events, including weddings! While busy baking, she decided to go back to school to pursue an academic degree. In 2014, she graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Psychology, and immediately began her career as an Event Coordinator with A Touch of Grace!
Luciano: Born and raised in the suburbs of Walnut Creek, California, this guy is far beyond a white picket fence. After being in the fashion industry and executing luxury corporate events for over five years in the Bay Area, he decided to turn a dream into reality. After obtaining his Event and Meeting Planner Certificate with San Francisco State University, he stumbled upon A Touch of Grace with a burning desire to grow and thrive within the company. Being the eldest of five children, as well as fluent in Spanish, this guy knows how to bring structure, life, and flavor to any occasion!
Donna: Donna is our San Francisco gal! She is a corporate event producer and has been helping couples tie together their final wedding plans since 2011. Besides being a hopeless romantic, she loves all the details. The special touches that go into a wedding, and ensuring that families spend their day stress free are her favorites parts of the job. Some of her favorite things in life are snuggling with her Boston Terrier Wally, a fresh manicure, shoes, and a glass of bubbles.
Amber and Dawn - Owners: 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 6 years ago. Amber, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, was always around large groups of people and held 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. When Amber and Dawn first met, they were both on the path to become event planners and decided to take on the goal together. Now 6 years later, A Touch of Grace has grown to an award winning team, planning events throughout California and beyond.
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.