Events of Distinction
Main Office Location: By Appointment Only
San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP
Phone: 415/751-0211(SF) or 424/234-3108 (LA)
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San Francisco Bay Area, Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, Carmel, Southern California, U.S. and worldwide. Destination wedding specialist.
Wedding film by Certified By The Guide Videographer Thomas Hughes Films
One of the nation’s most sought-after wedding planners and designers, Events of Distinction exudes style and flair in all that they create, fulfilling even the unanticipated needs and desires of their clients.
With their in-depth knowledge of event management production, Events of Distinction expertly designs and plans and executes weddings from start to finish. They have over 25 years of established relationships with the best wedding service providers on a local and international level.
Sample Scope of Services:
- Survey of Couplet’s Needs
- Wedding Survey Assessment
- Long Range Timeline Development
- Development of uniquely crafted design concepts that are creatively woven into all aspects of the celebration
- Site Search and Selection
- Develop Proposal Requests for Service Providers, Bid Proposal Reviews and Contracts
- Secure Hotel Room Blocks
- Wedding Stationery Ensemble Selection
- Advice on Wedding Etiquette
- Advice on Wardrobe Styling
- Advice on Menu Selection / Oversee Trial Meal
- Space Planning and Development of Schematic Floor Plans
- Development of Detailed Wedding Day Timeline
- Comprehensive On-Site Management for Pre and Post Events and Wedding Day
After an initial meeting with the couple to determine their needs and the scope of the wedding, Events of Distinction presents a custom-designed proposal, tailored to that couple’s unique circumstances. Their design and event management fees are either hourly or fixed. Events of Distinction does not offer “packages,” since each wedding is an “original work of art.”
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“She is fantastic and I highly recommend her! She really left no detail unanalyzed! I got to enjoy my wedding, and I owe that to Joyce. My husband says that hiring Joyce was the best decision I made—other than marrying him, of course!!!!!!!”
“Joyce had some of the greatest ideas. She carried the theme throughout the event by having the most spectacular and fun centerpieces—It was just an amazing, amazing night and all I did was basically choose the right event coordinator!”
“After working with Joyce in the planning stages, she so created that trust in her abilities, that I was able to give up control and enjoy every bit of my wedding day. Joyce was very creative and gave me many suggestions on how to enhance my ideas in ways I would never have thought of.”
“She did everything from the invitations on! She was a very good negotiator with the vendors, and amazingly organized. I simply don’t know what I would have done without her. My wedding was simply perfect and Joyce is simply fabulous!!!!!!!”
“She is really a top professional in her field. The events we have done with her are truly the most phenomenal ones. She has an exceptional eye for detail and her events are always class acts.”
About This Company
Inspired by the couple’s personalities, heritage or favorite things in life, Events of Distinction thinks and designs like a master artist to create “Wedding Works of Art” exclusively for their clients! An amazed couple remarked, “How you managed to wring such creativity out of our tastes and personalities we will never understand.”
Events of Distinction is led by the versatile Joyce Scardina Becker, a combination interior, floral and event designer extraordinaire with over 25 years of experience, strengthened by professional credentials as a Certified Wedding Consultant (CWC), Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). With her gracious demeanor, vivacious personality and copious amounts of energy and talent, Joyce has become a leading tastemaker in the wedding world. The Founding President of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) and the author of Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding, Joyce holds preeminent leadership roles in the wedding industry. Her wedding wisdom has been showcased on KRON, NBC, and ABC in San Francisco and Los Angeles.“I have great admiration for what you have done professionally. I have great respect for your integrity around your business and our industry…You have really made an enormous contribution,” says a leading catering executive who loves working with her.
Complementing their design studio in Northern California, Events of Distinction has added an office in Southern California, where Sarah Kern Possick transforms the couple’s wedding vision into wondrous moments. Professionally trained as a Certified Wedding Planner, Sarah creates beautifully appointed events that surpass the hopes and desires of her clients! Born and raised in beautiful Malibu and a graduate of USC, Sarah’s local expertise makes her one of Southern California’s most valuable resources. With nine years of courtroom experience as an attorney, Sarah offers the unique combination of a brilliant mind along with the creativity necessary to meticulously execute show-stopping events.
Events of Distinction is a master at logistics and timing, allowing family and friends to savor the celebration and treasure the memories. A delighted bride recalls, “Countless people warned me that the day would be a blur and go by so fast that it would be difficult to remember all the amazing details. But, these people didn’t have Joyce! Because of you and your team, we were able to enjoy everything and truly be in the moment.”
Respected and adored by peers and clients, Events of Distinction is a jewel among those in the nuptial know: they are on preferred vendor lists at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, the Kohl Mansion, the Culinary Institute of America, the Carneros Inn and other venues. A premier wedding designer, Events of Distinction has garnered 15 Gala and Esprit Awards (the event industry’s equivalent of the Oscars and the Golden Globes) as well as 29 nominations. “My head is still spinning from Saturday! Unreal event and one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Congratulations and BRAVA!!!” exclaims a catering company owner.
Over the years, Events of Distinction’s work has captivated hundreds of brides and thousands of guests. A darling couple, smitten by the results, wrote, “The day was dedicated to celebrating our love for one another and that message was never lost, even as it was framed by the most spectacularly creative and executed wedding planning wizardry imaginable.”
Events of Distinction Covers These Areas:Northern California
- East Bay
- Lake Tahoe
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- North Coast / Mendocino
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.