Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
1302 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 201
By Appointment Only
San Jose, California 95125
Serving Napa Valley, Greater Bay Area, East Bay, Monterey Peninsula, and destination weddings.
Video by Mayad Studios.
amazáe | events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, amazáe | events fashions elegant events that radiate style and class from start to finish. From breathtaking weddings and galas to intimate affairs and corporate functions, amazáe | events’ services guarantee unparalleled innovation that yields lifelong memories.
Inspirational. Passionate. DETAILED.
It took me a good three months to come up with the perfect name for my business. I knew I wanted it to start with the letter "A" and was leaning toward the Latin root for love, "am." One day I was looking through a magazine and saw an ad for Alizé, an alcoholic beverage, and loved the way it sounded. I then combined the two concepts and came up with Amazáe!
I absolutely love what I do, and with that comes a passion for not only the business and the industry, but for each individual client—their uniqueness and what I can learn from them. My team and I have a very strong work ethic and are completely dedicated to what we do. I can promise there is no cookie-cutter design work being done here. Every wedding is a personal experience created specifically for each client.
Designing and coordinating weddings requires more hours of work than most other vendors, so cost to hours is much less than other vendors. We also know the value of our work, knowledge and experience. What we create and bring to the table cannot be replaced.
I started out doing project management for a Silicon Valley corporation and was planning to build an IT solution for event planning. I decided I should educate myself a bit more before moving forward with the project, so I took the hardest wedding certification course, ACPWC, for wedding and event coordination. During the course I became totally hooked and discovered how connected to the industry I already was, by helping family plan weddings and events. And the next thing you know...I was getting my business license and planning away!
My clients are constantly an inspiration for me; what they love, how they express themselves. I am also inspired by my surroundings, every day life, from clothing I see in a storefront to the architecture of a building. They all play a role in taking events to the next level.
Every event has something very special. For example, recently I had the privilege of working with a fantastic couple. The bride and her father were planning a special father-daughter dance that they not only kept a secret from their families, but from me as well. We all knew there was a dance, but knew nothing of what the planned dance was—and let me tell you, I am so glad they didn't tell us! The dance was creative, fun, memorable, and emotional. It was a play on the story of their lives together and their relationship as father and daughter. From the anticipation of the bride's birth to the sweet hopefulness of a happy future as a married woman, sung by the one and only Kermit the Frog. That was one of the most touching moments I've experienced at a wedding.
The families are absolutely, without a doubt, what make weddings memorable for me. How connected they are, how they treat each one another, and how they welcome the other into their lives.
Weddings can bring out the worst, but more often, they bring out the best in people. Weddings have taught me how to manage it all, regardless. We are our rocks for our clients and the folks involved in the planning process.
There has to be a balance of not spending beyond your means but not compromising the overall experience. Be realistic and set priorities…and the rest we will make fall into place.
I would love to control the weather!
Honest, fun, and a team player.
My favorite childhood movie is The Goonies. There is too much beautiful art and too many amazing books now to say I have a favorite.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, or touched... but felt in the heart" —Helen Keller
Never go to bed mad.
Playing with my children, salsa dancing, and traveling.
I would probably still be an IT Project Manager.
Being a mom.
There are way too many great places to choose just one. I typically lean towards Asian or Italian cuisine.
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- Sacramento and Central Valley
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“I recommend Crystal to EVERY person I know who is getting married. Everyone told me that I was the most ‘chill’ bride—both during the planning and during the wedding. That was mostly due to Crystal and her staff. I was confident she would get it done, and she did.”
“She listened to who we were as a couple, and our wedding definitely reflected our personalities and lifestyle.”
“Dealing with Crystal was like dealing with your girlfriend who knew all the right answers to all the impossible questions.”
“I loved being Crystal’s client because I felt like I was the only one. The design meetings and one-on-one time were amazing! A personal experience I don’t think you can get many places!”
“I had a smile on my face the whole night.”
“Amazáe is one of a kind. The planning process was so easy but the wedding was even better.”
“Crystal is extremely knowledgeable, she is a design visionary, she has a wonderful personality, and most important of all, she is honest.”
“Other brides in the SF Bay Area need to know how AMAZING Amazáe, and especially Crystal Lequang, is.”
“I was very happy with her extensive list of vendors, she gave me a lot of different options and I could make informed decisions. She had a very good relationship with her vendors and that made me feel quite confident in my choices.”
“Crystal kept a running calculation within her head of how much my ideas would cost. This was very important to me, as my husband and I are both finance types. I knew I could trust her to keep us within budget.”
“She is very professional, a great communicator and gave me just the right amount of nudging when I needed it.”
“Crystal and her team are amazing and your readers need to meet and work with her. Can’t go wrong!”
“They embody everything good about weddings and planning.”
“She is a unique, selfless, honest and talented wedding coordinator; a delight to work with and I would highly recommend her and her amazing staff to everyone for their wedding or special event!”(What does this mean?)
Alternate Info: Amazae Events