My name is Elyse, and I am the fabulous founder of Elyse Events. This business was born out of my obsessive love for design, planning, organization, attention to detail, and seeing people happy! I have been planning since my third birthday (no, really), but I discovered my true passion for event planning while assisting a local Wedding Planner in my Junior year at Cal Poly, and I turned out to be really good at it! I truly believe I have the best job in the world, and I’m just out here living my dream on the Central Coast of California.
Backstory: Two weeks before graduating college, I was awarded the wonderful opportunity to be the On-Site Coordinator for SeaVenture Beach Hotel (perfect timing, right?). Four months later, I was promoted, and my position was extended out to our sister property, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. In my two years of working for these beautiful properties, I coordinated hundreds of events (literally)—ranging anywhere from birthday parties to corporate meetings to weddings, and anywhere in between... This experience gave me the confidence to go off on my own, and I never looked back!
Fun Facts About Me: I grew up in a small town called Rocklin (about 20 minutes North of Sacramento). I ran track for 6 years and was the fastest female sprinter at my high school. I learned to crochet in my Freshman year at Cal Poly. I'm terrified of going in the ocean. I love to dance. In Kindergarten, my dream job was to be an ice cream truck driver. I love pit bulls. My celebrity crush is a tie between Bradley Cooper and Chris Hemsworth. I get a popcorn lobster roll from Kanpai Sushi in Shell Beach about once a week. My parents are my best friends. I have my black belt in Karate. I'm kind of (really) obsessed with Hershey's chocolate. I think Joshua trees are adorable. My guilty pleasure is Bachelor in Paradise. My favorite colors are pink and yellow. My favorite number is 7. NSYNC is still my favorite, followed closely by 2000s punk rock bands. I love go carts. There's a peacock who lives in my neighborhood and comes to my door for almonds several times a week----I've named him Indigo Montoya and he has become the mascot for my business on Instagram.
My Dream Events: I love working with couples who want an incredible wedding, but also value the true meaning behind what their special day is all about—each other! I specialize in designing beautiful weddings with pops of color, and little twists of uniqueness that highlight couples’ personalities. There is no greater joy to me than planning an amazing day that will be remembered forever, as well as becoming great friends with my clients along the way!
Inquire for a complementary consultation to see if Elyse Events is the right choice for you. I would be honored to plan your special day with you!
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