California and beyond. And they LOVE destination weddings. Ask them about Antigua—a Caribbean Paradise.
$125 credit toward a wedding cake created by professional baker Janelle Loiselle at Roux Catering. Her cakes are unique, reflect the seasons, and are delicious!
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Planning a wedding should be a joyful experience. When you work with Dee Wagner you can leave the stress behind. She has over 20 years of experience, working with hundreds of couples in settings from rustic to refined. Her team is professional and enthusiastic, incredibly organized, and resourceful. "Put us to work so you can enjoy your wedding!"
Prices and/or Package Info
Full planning packages starting at $4985. All of our packages are custom created based on your unique wedding vision. Day of coordination included in all packages.
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"Everything was truly perfect -- even better than I could have imagined."
"We had a really strong vision for what we wanted our wedding to be, and Dee listened so well that even the things she came up with on her own were 100% in-line with what we wanted. And I think that says so much because our wedding was somewhat unique!"
"Most importantly of all, I was soo relaxed and ecstatic the whole afternoon and evening. I could just soak in all the happiness of the beautiful moments without worrying about a thing (and that’s saying A LOT for a type A worrier like me)."
"We chose Dee because she knew our venue, she was extremely nice and personable, she has many years of experience, she also has a catering company so we knew she knew food and service really well, she came recommended on Google, she understood our vision, and she had a reasonable price point. She was also really relaxed about everything, which made me feel at-ease."
"Dee is super responsive, our regular meetings were really productive, and she respected our budget."
"She is laid-back, super friendly and fun, and will put you at ease!"
"Dee really listened to what we liked, understood us both as people, and ran with it. She created the design concept for our wedding and we and all our guests were in awe of how it came together."
"In addition to our wedding, Dee helped us coordinate our Welcome Dinner the night before the wedding. The location she got us in contact with for this, through her own personal connection with the owner, was amazing and we never would have found it without her! She also made this night so easy and fun for us, because we knew she was taking care of everything."
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What 3 words best describe your work?
Authentic. Tasteful. Warm Hearted.
Tell us about your company name.
The company is my name because I am intimately involved with every wedding booked. My energy and enthusiasm are reflected in everything we do, from the website to the handcrafted signage we create for every wedding. When you book with us I am your person – 24/7.
Why should someone hire you?
We are dedicated to giving you an authentically beautiful wedding day. We are organized, competent, and really nice people. We love what we do and it shows.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
I'm a chef and a wedding planner. I started my catering company first but then quickly added wedding planning to our services. We are obsessed with the details of service and planning a wedding is the ultimate service experience. I am from South and I grew up on a rural area surrounded by food, nature and love. My company is an expression of my roots.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
The insane beauty of Northern California keeps me inspired and excited on a daily basis. I love planning outdoor weddings and weddings that incorporate both rustic and refined elements. My other passion is floral design—I am always looking for ways to create movement and energy in a venue with floral decor.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or very interesting moment at a wedding:
My most memorable wedding planning experience was having to relocate an entire wedding two days before the wedding day because of wildfires. I found a new venue and lodging for the entire wedding party and the wedding was beautiful.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
Every wedding is different. I love the moment when "whatever" was really important for a couple goes off without a hitch.
What have weddings taught you?
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
Don't underestimate your budget. Decide what's important, get realistic costs for those items, and then make those things your priority. Remember it's YOUR day—make the decisions that resonate in your heart.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Fierce. Kind. Energetic.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?
I love poetry. Currently reading works by Hafiz and Mary Oliver. Love Pema Chodron, Brené Brown, and Oprah
What's your favorite quote?
"Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light and let it breathe."
What's your favorite marriage advice?
Be kind to each other
Hiking. Cooking. Reading. Gardening. Flower Design.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
Walking my dog Atticus.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
Atticus Marley Finch. He's a rescue from the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. I found him on a beach covered in sand. A rescue on the island helped me get him back to San Francisco. He's smart and funny and the love of my life. Matilda is our cat and Atticus' best friend (after me).
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?
I love Girl and the Fig in Sonoma. The town of Sonoma is my favorite very close vacation spot. It reminds me of my Southern Roots.
Dee Wagner Events Covers These Areas:
- Bay Area
- North Bay / Marin
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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