First Comes Love Weddings & Events

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About First Comes Love Weddings & Events

Whether on a beach, in a ballroom, or overlooking a vineyard, our weddings reflect the individual personalities of each couple. We work closely with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable moments.

Your wedding is the most important day of your life. You need someone to handle the details so that everything comes together seamlessly while you relax, enjoy, and celebrate your love. From making sure the favors and escort cards are set to helping you pick the perfect photographer, First Comes Love Weddings and Events will make sure your day is flawless.

AMY ULKUTEKIN - Owner/Planner

Tiger Woods, Wolfgang Puck, Will Ferrell and Kim Cattrall have all trusted Amy with their events. As founder and lead event planner at First Comes Love, Amy is a sought-after wedding and event planner, having the pleasure of working at over 50 Southern California venues. She has been featured as a wedding expert nationally in 944 Magazine, NBC, FOX News and more. She also sits on the board for the San Diego chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding and the Association of Bridal Consultants.

From cocktail receptions, charity galas, designer brunches, weddings and more, Amy has been planning events for over a decade. No matter how large or small the challenge, Amy specializes in creating flawless events with elegant and personal flair.

LINDSAY JOHNSON - Creative Director/ Event Manager

Creative. Passionate. Talented. Lindsay's love for decor and details gives First Comes Love brides an edge above the rest. Having worked for wedding photographers and florists as well as a custom wedding invitation designer, Lindseybrings nearly a decade of event experience to the team. She's the perfect event manager to tie together all of the loose ends and make sure that your wedding looks perfect.

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Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Marina - · Getting married on 10/06/2020

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    Amy was the best teammate a bride and groom could ask for!

    We hit the wall interviewing too many wedding planners and felt a huge weight fall off our shoulders when we met Amy. After just one phone call, we knew that we wanted her on our team! Her communication style was so easy-going and she was always right on top of everything--she would mention an update and before we knew it, we had an email with details in our inbox. Our wedding was in Valle de Guadalupe, at a facility that had hosted only a handful of weddings prior to ours, so we had our work cut out for us in carving out an event path with them. Amy was a very flexible partner in meeting us down in the region several times for walk-thrus and face-to-face meetings. She helped iron out wrinkles and was very resourceful in making our dreams come true. We would send her pictures of things we wanted, like shot glasses to gift our guests, and within a few pushes of a button she found them for us. On the day of, Amy and her team were swiftly organizing everything behind the scenes with smiles on their faces, making us and all of our guests feel supremely cared for. They set everything up to a tee, with meticulous attention to detail, moved the day along right on schedule, and even met us with a plate of appetizers to scarf down before we walked into our reception. So many of our friends came up to us afterwards to say that our wedding planner did such a wonderful job! We are so pleased to have met and worked with Amy. She executed our wedding exactly as we had envisioned, and has given us the fond memories of the day to last a lifetime.

    Sent on 10/23/2019
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    Lauren · Married on 08/03/2019

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    They are like having a gal pal help make your wedding go beautifully

    I am so thankful for having Allie (and First Comes Love) as our day of coordinator. First Comes Love, sent email reminders to help keep me on track with planning and Amy was there to answer any and all quesitons I had. Amy was amazing going over the timeline with my, over the phone, making all the changes I asked for and giving me great advice on things i wasnt sure about. Allie was beyond wonderful, from the rehearsal to every detail of the wedding day, we could not have had a better day of coordinator and team supporting us through the planning process.

    As Allie led us through the rehearsal you had no doubt of her confidence and knowledge. Everyone warned me that rehearsal always run long. They should have had Allie. Even with a few changes here and there we were done, and everyone felt good about the whole ceremony, in about 30 minutes. She didn't flinch when I told her about my decor power-point, and she set up all my decor even better than I could have imagined. Everything was beautiful. I can honestly say I did not have a single worry or stress the entire day because I knew I could turn to Allie.

    She was there when my now husband's black shoe polish rubbed off on to my dress before the ceremony
    She was there to catch a beetle in her hands in the middle of the ceremony!
    She was there to congratulate us at the end of the ceremony
    She even found a few minutes for us to have a moment alone before the grand entrance to enjoy the Tom Ham's view as a newly married couple.

    Not only was she a fantastic coordinator, she was so fun! I would plan another wedding just to work with her again.

    I would have no hesitation to recommend Allie, and First Comes Love, to any brides I know.

    Sent on 10/23/2019
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    Miles Brittney Thompson · Married on 05/04/2019

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    Best choice we made, second to getting married!

    Amy with First Comes Love went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for! We got married in Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico and they made the international communication smooth and effortless for us. All anyone wants in the wedding process is; low stress, easy, constant communication, and for everything to go as planned. With First Comes Love, this is exactly what you'll get. Amy has tons of experience, and it truly shows. Amy was always available for us to call with a question and never made us feel as though we were an inconvenience. She paid attention to every little detail and made us feel like we were her first priority. We had an amazing wedding and without Amy, it wouldn't have come together as well as it did. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!

    Sent on 08/18/2019

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First Comes Love Weddings & Events FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 995.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 2950
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 4800.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    Yes
  • What is the hourly rate?
    $ 150.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Budget Analysis
    Day-of Coordination
    Event Design
    Full Planning
    Partial Planning
    Timelines
    To-Do Lists
    Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Double Weddings
    Eco-Friendly
    Military
    Non-Religious
    Religious
  • How many planners are on your team?
    6

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27 Endorsements

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    I'm always excited whenever I get to work with Amy and her wonderful team! She is so talented at what she does and she truly cares about all her clients to the highest degree.

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    I've been working with Amy and her teams since my own wedding 4 years ago. They are always on top of every situation and you know you can count on them to make sure you event goes perfectly. From pre-planning to post even you always know First Comes Love is going to put your event FIRST!

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    We love woring with First Comes Love! Amy is the best!

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