Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Los Angeles, California
Southern California, plus national and international destination weddings.
When a fresh idea or innovation hits the wedding industry, Paula Gild and her team already know about it—and there’s a good chance they helped publicize it. And although Paula is young and hip, she’s already a veteran coordinator with over ten years of experience. The writer of the monthly “Discoveries and New Trends” column in Inside Weddings magazine, she has her finger on the proverbial pulse of what’s new and exciting in the world of “I do.”
Paula’s passion for weddings is the contagious, electric, irresistible kind you can feel—even over the phone. She sweeps up her clients in her own excitement, and they know she means it when she says, “I will go to any length to make sure your wedding is perfect for YOU.”
For Paula’s team at Gilded Events, perfection lies in the personal. “A wedding is really about those great moments during the day, not the flowers, not the lighting. Our job is to design an event that’s totally personalized, and true to whatever vibe the bride and groom envision,” Paula explains. “We want to create an environment where people have an amazing time and walk away saying, ‘That was awesome. It was so them.’”
To make that happen, “Paula brings a sense of style, sophistication and a real inventiveness to each client,” says one vendor who has worked with Gilded Events numerous times. “Her approach is not only fun, it’s so creative and interesting.” Whether she’s topping tables with elegant beta fish bowls (live fish included!) for a water-loving couple, or sending guests home with favors of wrapped aspirin and a note instructing “Take two and DON’T call us in the morning!” at the wedding of two doctors, Paula always keeps her clients’ unique personalities and lifestyles at the core of her designs.
Passion and originality alone do not a wedding coordinator make. This line of work requires a keen ability to stay organized and deal with issues as they arise. “Paula is one of those people you can bank on,” remarks one vendor. “She is always on top of things with production schedules, vendor contact sheets, and a clear concept of what the client wants. Plus, she handles stress with dignity and assurance and is consistently personable.” Another vendor explains: “Paula’s a great communicator. Clients feel comfortable with her instantly and trust her judgment.”
Paula takes care of her clients in a deeply personal way, reassuring brides during every step of the process. “Paula called me on an almost daily basis during the month before my wedding,” says one bride. “She calmed my frazzled nerves, reminded me to get enough sleep, eat well, and take time for myself. I can’t explain how much this simple human comfort helped me.”
Brides adore Paula, but sometimes the most heartfelt comments come from the mother of the bride: “The entire day was perfect…. You were always three steps ahead of every detail that needed to be taken care of…. You kept the bride calm, cool and collected (no small feat).… All three sets of parents sang your praises …. In short, you went well beyond the call of duty from morning ‘til night.” Echoing the words of Paula’s many delighted clients, she adds: “The wedding celebration would never have been pulled off so flawlessly without you!”
- Los Angeles
- And other areas by special arrangement.