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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Lake Tahoe, California-based One Fine Day Events! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

I started One Fine Day Events to provide a boutique style event planning, design, and production company for the Lake Tahoe region. We delve deep into the core of planning our client’s weddings and discover who they are, what they love, and what they want this celebration to look and feel like. Everything we create is customized – we stray far away from cookie cutter weddings and details. It’s all about working with each client and their families to create a celebration that truly reflects their loves and wows the entire audience.

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Credit: Theilen Photography

How did you get into wedding planning?

I started my planning career with an internship in college for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. After assisting with the plans for many charity events I found my calling for my attention to detail and design skills. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, I started planning events in the hotel industry and eventually started my own company.

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Credit: Catherine Hall Studios

What’s your favorite part of the job?

A. Working with my client’s and their families while collaborating on ideas. Our meetings are casual – more like living room chats. So there are lots of tangents, laughs, funny stories, and yes wedding planning! It is so much fun to get to know the people we work with on a personal level. I find we can make the greatest creations once we truly know who they are and what they are all about.

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Credit: Catherine Hall Studios

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

Never reduce the amount of people in your team to save a client money. Your staff is your backbone and such a crucial part of building and coordinating the wedding day; without them you have nobody to help you if anything goes wrong…and there is always something that goes wrong.

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What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I love to be outside in Tahoe – whether it be running, paddle boarding, mountain biking, skiing, or just lounging on the beach – the outdoors in this amazing place provides such a therapeutic feeling for me.

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Credit: Catherine Hall Studios 

Any great stories from working with a client?

Oh where to begin!!! From split pants on the dance floor to emotional speeches, we have seen some of the most memorable, emotional, and hilarious moments.

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Credit: Christa Hoffarth Photography. 

What is your current favorite color combination?

There are so many. The latest is probably indigo blue and mint green. I also have a special place for anything turquoise – always have!

Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I have always loved incorporating natural elements from Lake Tahoe and dressing them up in an elegant fashion. As the trends develop, so do our ideas. My latest favorite is combining weathered wood with urban bare bulbs to create chandeliers.
I could definitely do without seeing anymore burlap runners and mason jars, but there are still creative ways to incorporate these without feeling like you are duplicating events from the last 3 years.

Thanks so much! For more about One Fine Day Events, check out their WeddingPlannerLove profile, or head straight to their website.

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