What’s New: Couture Events

Written by: Ashley Lee | Photography by: Bethann Greenberg

“A girl should be two things,” said iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel. “Classy and fabulous.” These words inspired a Couture Events wedding photo shoot dripping in diamonds and pearls at the Andaz Hotel. From peep-toe heels to place settings, the event coordination company ensured that each detail evoked the indulgent simplicity that Chanel always wore well.

“I love the creative process: inspiration boards, color choices and designing the perfect wedding day that reflects [the couple’s] style and personality,” says the owner of Couture Events, Krystel Tien, who fell in love with weddings as a flower girl at 5 years old. But even Tien’s wedding was stressful: “The most exhausting parts were negotiating with vendors and sticking to a budget. This is something we work on with our brides: We make a budget and stick to it. Then we help find vendors in their price range and negotiate the best deal for them.”

Whether or not brides partner with event coordinators, Tien encourages them to replace any anxieties with creativity. “Don’t let the wedding get the best of you. Don’t stress out over the little details, and enjoy the planning process,” she advises. One common detail of all Couture Events’ weddings: 10 percent of profits benefit either Invisible Children in Uganda or Eleho in Burma.

Couture Events offers complimentary consultations for all occasions, including company parties, fashion shows and themed birthday parties for children.

1665 Union Street, Little Italy | 619.206.2905 | coutureeventssd.com

Coordination & Styling: Couture Events, www.CoutureEventsSD.com
Venue: Andaz San Diego, www.andazsandiego.com
Photography: Bethann Greenburg Photography, www.bethanngreenberg.com
Make- up: Brides by Brittany, www.bridesbybrittany.com
Hair: Rebekah Salazar for Say Lula Salon
Florist: Exquisite Blooms, www.exquisiteblooms.com
Gowns: Bliss Bride, www.blissbride.com
Paper Products: Noon Design, www.noondesignshop.com
Cake: The French Gourmet, www.thefrenchgourmet.com
Linens: Wildflower Linen, www.wildflowerlinens.com
Jewelry: Couture Boutique, www.CoutureEventsSD.com
French Top Hat: Susan Darnell at Vignettes, www.vignettesantiques.com
Dinnerware: Crate and Barrel,www.CrateandBarrel.com


02.02.11 | 01:19am
Thanks so much for this wonderful article! We are so honored! Love, love, love the new wedding issue!

02.07.11 | 01:14pm
Thanks so much for the feature, LOVED creating couture makeup for this spotlight with Krystel of Couture Events!

02.12.11 | 12:22am
Love the rooftop picture! This whole shoot is so classy and beautiful!

06.09.11 | 11:28am
M. S. I. Waterproofing
When my wife and I got married, we really wanted a wedding that looked more like that. We couldn't quite figure it all out that way, but we still got some awesome full service catering in naples fl that day. Made every bit worth it.

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