Lux & Jasper is a event design and coordination business in Santa Cruz, California. Laura Jane, owner and head event designer, has many years of experience working with couples from all walks of life. She creates custom events that show your style in beautiful, memorable elements and experiences. You can expect professionalism, creative freedom, and complete trustworthiness from Lux & Jasper.
Laura Jane has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry. She has served as a coordinator, catering planner, photographer, floral artist, and more. With these combined experiences, she opened Lux & Jasper to help couples create the wedding of their dreams with ease and convenience.
Lux & Jasper offers custom event design and coordination services. Packages range from simple coordination of vendors to complete wedding planning based on your unique needs and inspiration. Laura Jane will create a concept and vision board to communicate ideas to vendors, and will manage your vendor bookings within your budget.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jordanna · Married on 09/06/2014
Laura Jane was an absolute life saver throughout the entire wedding planning process and hiring her was one of the best decisions we could have made! We live in NYC and had our wedding in CA, near where I grew up - Laura Jane was extremely knowledgeable about local vendors and was always a calming and upbeat source for me.Sent on 09/27/2014
I am a very particular about most everything and had a fairly clear idea of what I wanted the wedding to look like. From our initial call, Laura Jane immediately picked up on the style and was incredibly thoughtful and creative with her recommendations on how to make my vision come to life. She was also conscientious of budget and helped us source an array of vendors (some of whom she had not worked with before) to ensure that we could have everything we wanted, as close to our budget as possible.
The vendors she helped us find were amazing and Laura Jane executed an essentially flawless day that looked exactly how I envisioned! Although I know that it must have been chaotic behind the scenes, it was never apparent to me, and Laura Jane ensured that everything ran smoothly. She is professional, resourceful, creative, and prompt in her responses to emails/texts/etc (something that is very important during wedding planning)! I highly recommend Laura Jane to anyone looking for help in planning their big day!!
Lucy Irwin · Married on 05/25/2019
Relaxed, calm and easy to work with
LJ was very calm and relaxed, and was open to all our ideas. She was able to gracefully navigate our busy schedules and was well versed in the particulars of the Sequoia Retreat Center, which was very helpful. As the Mother of the Bride, I can say she helped us stay on track, and the day of services were smooth, considering the millions of details that were put in place. It was great to know LJ knew all our desires, and was able to make sure it came together. A beautiful weekend of love, family and friends.Sent on 07/09/2019
Megan · Married on 05/18/2019
Look no further! Book LJ now :)
My husband and I got married on 5/18/19 at the Sequoia Retreat Center, and we truly can’t imagine our wedding without LJ’s help. She was DEFINITELY the best investment we made throughout our wedding process, and went so above and beyond our expectations. We ended up doing a full wedding weekend for our guests, and LJ helped us with the entire weekend from the Friday welcome dinner until the Sunday post-wedding brunch (and everything in between!). Her extreme knowledge with our venue and relationship with the staff there is invaluable.Sent on 05/26/2019
During the actual wedding, we had a super unexpected storm that put much of our planning and organization at risk. It felt in the moment like everything had to be changed and we were running out of time, but LJ dove into execution mode and did whatever it took to make the day go off without a hitch. We ended up fully relying on LJ to make many new decisions about the wedding that had to be made in this new vision with a day full of rain, and she executed perfectly. Amid all the chaos of unexpected weather, it was a huge relief knowing that we could fully trust LJ to cover all the bases.
One of LJ’s unique strengths compared to other planners is her amazing creativity and ability to create magic. There were MANY points throughout our wedding where people would compliment us on staging that was setup across the venue, or small touches that we had no part in; it was all LJ. Her creativity was extremely helpful and saved us so much time from spending too much effort in worrying about design aspects of the weekend, and the end result was miles better than we ever could have dreamt up.
It would take too long to list all of the many amazing things LJ did for us that went above and beyond. Just to mention a few, she single handedly put on our Sunday brunch for almost 100 people, including buying all of the food and drinks, fully decorating and staging tables, and coordinating the whole morning. She helped us find our amazing vendor team (we feel so lucky to have landed with each and every one of them) and managed much of the communication and coordination between them (a difficult task when all of the plans change because of the weather). She added so many special touches throughout the entire weekend that our guests loved and appreciated, such as beautifully decorated nooks to relax in and a super cute smores stand. She also took the lead on creating magical succulent boxes for our welcome dinner centerpieces when we decided we didn’t have budget to rent them from our florist.
Our wedding truly wouldn’t have been the magical weekend that it was without LJ’s help, especially with the craziness that the last minute weather changes caused. If you’re looking for a wedding planner (ESPECIALLY if you’re working with the Sequoia Retreat Center) we highly recommend you go with LJ.
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LJ is an incredibly genuine and talented person. Her compassion and kindness make her clients feel comfortable and cared for. We've photographed quite a few weddings with her, and at the end of every one of them, we leave counting the days until the next time we get to work with her.
Laura of LUX & JASPER is absolutely brilliant. Her eye for style, design, and textures is unparalleled. She is committed to her clients vision and will not stop at any cost to achieve it. The end result of each event planned, designed, and executed by LUX & JASPER is a unique event that is truly reflective of her clients individuality and style. I completely trust that Laura has her clients best interests at heart, and will always deliver expert advice and solutions along the planning process. I have had the pleasure of working with Laura for many past events - and I will continue to use her forever. Don't hesitate to hire LUX & JASPER! You will not regret it.