Getting married on the Coast? This team specialize in curated weddings in the Monterey Bay Weddings.
Coastside Couture is featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Brides, Destination I Do, Utterly Engaged, Green Wedding Shoes, Getmarried.com, Inspire Smart Success, Here Comes the Guide, Bestweddingblogs.com, Destination IDO, 7x7, The Knot Northern California, Ruffled and so many more..
Heidi Hughett and Karissa Paxton, owners and lead Planners are founding board members of MBWEP, The Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals. Heidi and Karissa have extensive hospitality careers spanning over 30 years and are the premier team for Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Big Sur and the Santa Cruz Northern Coast.
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Seth · Married on 08/05/2018
Okay, so after our wedding, my wife and I are basically ready to move to California and try to become best friends with Karissa. She and her team (Liz was the one we worked with most) were just amazing, from start to finish. First off, they are exceptionally responsive and on top of things, which is not very common for Santa Cruz. Second, they completely got what we were going for, and all of their vendor suggestions were perfect. We literally did not have to talk to a second option for any vendor, and every single one delivered exactly what we had hoped for. Our wedding was absolutely amazing.
I could not more highly recommend Karissa, Liz, and the team at Coastside Couture. Our only regret is that we don't get to keep working with them.
Suzy · Married on 08/05/2018
If you are looking for Central Coast wedding planners - look no further. We were planning a wedding cross country near where I grew up, and wanted a team on the ground locally who knew how to manage the locals, knew the best vendors, and had experience in the area. We loved working with Coastside - They had the best vendor recommendations (I want to grow up to be our florist, Amanda), gave us constant reassurance or support if we ever had questions or issues, and were generally all around fun people. We did the mini - we only needed them the day of the wedding and the planning support, but had family and friends help with things like gift bags. So worth it. They fixed problems for us (like getting us an exemption from the mandatory tent policy at our venue), gave us great ideas (like table linens, because I do not understand table linens) and made our wedding day spectacular by managing all the moving pieces, large families, and even fixing the bustle on my dress during the dance party. This team was everything we had hoped for and more. I miss working with them already!
Lauren · Married on 07/14/2018
We had a great experience with Coastside Couture. This was the first wedding in my family so my mom and I didn't know what to expect. Even during the times that we didn't know what they were working on, they were always on top of even the smallest details. They made my job very easy and laid out options clearly and concisely. I loved the Aisle Planner website. It was incredibly helpful and kept us all on task. The only area I would note is I wish we had a weekly or even bi-weekly recap email of what they were working on and what we needed to tackle the following week. It would have helped me keep my to-do list better organized and I would have known what was more time sensitive. Overall, amazing experience and the wedding far surpassed our expectations. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator.
Coastside Couture is the best of the best in the Monterey Bay! I've had the pleasure of working with all the girls at Coastside on different weddings. Each one of them has always been on it from beginning to end; one step ahead of you so that you can relax on your wedding day and enjoy your friends and family. They don't just take care of all the logistics and what if's but knock it out of the park with the decor and styling every time.
Coastside Couture is very professional and a joy to work with. They produce gorgeous weddings and are very organized. We highly recommend!
Heidi and Karissa are a blast to work with! They are always coming up with new and inspired looks for their events. These two ladies and their staff are incredibly hard working, professional and classy. I always look forward to every wedding that we work together on.