The San Francisco Bay Area with a special focus on the Half Moon Bay / Pescadero coastline.
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Coastside Weddings & Events is a premier event planning service that's uniquely positioned to bring your wedding vision to life. Owner Kelsey Currier is a Half Moon Bay native who has spent her life traveling the globe and experiencing events from different cultures. She says, "It is my mission to combine my world experience and deep local knowledge to my planning process in order to see all of the pieces fit into place for every event and client."
With a passion for cultivating memorable experiences and a keen eye for detail, Kelsey and the team at Coastside Weddings & Events will ensure your event is authentic, personal, and representative of who you are. Kelsey continues, "The coast is a place to slow down and enjoy the view. Raised with this relaxed energy, I want to make sure that the perfection I strive to build into all of my events feels calm and effortless to my clients."
Prices and/or Package Info
$2,500–$15,000 for tailored wedding planning packages offering a range of support—from coordination to full service.
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"It was seriously perfect! We had so much fun and everyone keeps telling us that it was the best wedding they'd been to."
"We had a vision for our wedding but Kelsey was an integral part of making it all come together and helped us think of all of the little details in between that we hadn't thought about. Kelsey truly made our day vision come to life."
"It all came together SO perfectly."
"As soon as I started working with Kelsey I felt so comfortable letting go of control, mainly because she was so calm, cool, and collected."
"She was very quick to respond, easy to communicate with, and I felt a connection with her right off the bat."
"The common theme with a good planner is a 'get sh*t done attitude' and Kelsey was that while also coming across laid back and chill."
"She helped connect me with vendors in her network that she thought would fit the vibe and we made my vision come to life."
"We were able to enjoy our day and not worry about everything happening behind the scenes."
"We really could not have asked for anything more of Kelsey. She truly was amazing and went above and beyond all of our expectations."
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What 3 words best describe your work?
Detailed, relaxed, beautiful.
Tell us about your company name.
Coastside is a word that tends to be used to specifically describe Half Moon Bay by those who are familiar with the area. I was raised on the Half Moon Bay coastside and love sharing my local knowledge and vendor contacts with my couples. It is a unique and beautiful gem of the SF Bay Area, along with the other California coastal towns that I service.
Why should someone hire you?
If they want a relaxed and enjoyable planning experience then I will be a great fit. I have many years of event experience and consider myself a logistical mastermind of sorts. I will always listen, provide advice, and encourage my couples to make sure their wedding is uniquely representative of their style and desires.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
I started out planning community service events and alternative spring break trips during grad school at Cal Poly. I realized I had a love for planning, and eventually ended up in the events department at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. I had a wonderful mentor who planned the weddings there and she took me under her wing. From then on I caught the wedding bug!
I loved seeing all the beautiful details come together for our couples!
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or very interesting moment at a wedding:
I once had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a guest during dinner. Many watched unable to act, but I have been CPR and first aid trained and jumped into action to help out!
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
All the little details that represent the couple's unique style.
What have weddings taught you?
That there will always be challenges and it is how you respond to them that makes all the difference!
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
To enjoy the planning process and focus on the fact that at the end of the day, they get to marry their person and that's really what matters most!
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
To be able to be in two places at once! I need a clone!
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Calm, thoughtful, flexible.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?
Gone with the Wind.
What's your favorite marriage advice?
Never stop dating each other.
Yoga, paddle boarding, hiking, travel.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?
Travel agent, I love building itineraries for my travels.
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
A walk on the beach or a candlelit yoga class.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
I share a home with a (sometimes) sweet and cuddly all-white cat named Bodhi.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?
Sam's Chowder House (fun fact I was the event's director there for 4 years). Thai, sushi, and Italian are all high on my list of favorite cuisines. I lived in Thailand for 1.5 years and love the food and culture.
Coastside Weddings & Events Covers These Areas:
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
- Santa Cruz
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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