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Events of Distinction

Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
San Francisco & Los Angeles, California

Contact: Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP
Phone: 415/751-0211(SF) or 424/256-0277 (LA)
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Service Area:

San Francisco Bay Area, Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, Carmel, Southern California, U.S. and worldwide. Destination wedding specialist.

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Vendor Type { Coordinator / Wedding Planner }
Company Founded { 1995 }

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Services Offered

Designing and planning award-winning weddings that allow the couple to savor every magical moment and delicious detail, 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 orchestrates 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 and Assessment of Couple’s Personal Tastes and Preferences
  • Long Range Timeline Development
  • Budgeting
  • Development of uniquely crafted design concepts that are creatively woven into all aspects of the celebration
  • Site Search and Selection
  • Development of Proposal Requests for Service Providers, Bid Proposal and Contract Reviews
  • Securing of 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.”

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.”

An internationally acclaimed wedding planner and 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 31 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. Respected and adored by peers and clients, Events of Distinction is on preferred vendor lists at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, the Kohl Mansion, the Culinary Institute of America, the Carneros Inn and other premier venues.

Countdown To Your Perfect Wedding book cover  Events of Distinction is led by the versatile Joyce Scardina Becker, an 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 exceptional 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 the award-winning book Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding, Joyce holds a preeminent leadership role 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.

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.”

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
  - Peninsula
  - San Francisco
  - Santa Cruz
  - South Bay / San Jose
  - Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Bride Reviews

“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.”

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