Sara | Lead Event Planner
Sara Grace has always been enchanted by all things beautiful, romantic and magical. In fact, her love for event coordinating began as a young girl. Just as many little ladies are, Sara was in awe of the world of Disney. But instead of wanting to be Cinderella, she wanted to be the woman in a headset managing the parade – the one creating all the magic. True to form, Sara has been in the industry for over ten years helping hundreds of brides plan their perfect wedding and begin their own fairytales.
In 2014, Sara was voted one of the 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders by the California Travel Association. She has catapulted into entrepreneurship by living by the philosophy that there is always time to be kind. Her calming presence, take-charge nature and extraordinary eye for detail have led her to make wedding dreams come true for every single one of her clients. Now leading the Sacramento wedding team at With Grace & Love Events, she is excited to see what comes next!
Mary | Lead Event Planner
Mary was one of the first brides that With Grace & Love Events designed a wedding for. She fell in love with wedding planning and all of its intricate details – so much so that she was asked to join the With Grace & Love team! She now works closely with couples to help their wedding dreams come to life, and works tirelessly to ensure that their wedding day is one that they will cherish forever.
Mary is a new mama! She loves playing with her baby girl, and spending quality time in the kitchen with her husband trying new recipes. She’s passionate about nutrition and makes sure she gets a workout in as often as she can. Mary never turns down a delicious taco or a trip to Target, and loves Ellen DeGeneres, Pinot Noir and Disneyland.
Monica | Lead Event Planner
Monica was first introduced to weddings in high school when she worked as a staff member for a catering company. She enjoyed working events so much that she went on to work for hotel and event venues, which then led into her position on the With Grace & Love team! She loves the entire process of creating a wedding – from meeting the bride and groom and hearing their love story, to being a part of the entire vendor team, to the day of the wedding when the couple’s friends and family get to see the final product.
Away from the wedding world, Monica is a foodie and loves trying new restaurants in Sacramento and tasty wine in Napa and Sonoma. When she’s not spoiling herself with the finer things in life, Monica can be found at the beach with her dog, or curled up at home with her nose in a book.
Sarah J. | Lead Writer & Event Planner
Sarah unexpectedly found her way into the wedding coordination world when she began planning her own wedding with the help of the With Grace & Love Events girls. The necessity for organization and attention to detail came naturally to Sarah, and so she found her way onto the WGL team! She likes things that are a bit out-of-the-box and prefers not to follow wedding trends. Sarah enjoys the challenge of encouraging couples to push the decorative envelope when it comes to their wedding day.
With an undying love for the written word, Sarah naturally found her way into the blogging position on the With Grace & Love Events team. She’s an unashamed dog mom, and loves walking, hiking or running with her two pups. Sarah won’t turn down red wine, a chance to get crafty, or an opportunity to travel with her fiancé.
Carrie | Lead Event Planner
Carrie found her way into events when she interned at a winery after college. She continued to stay in the industry, finding herself on the rentals side of things, and eventually settling in with the With Grace & Love Events girls. For Carrie, every wedding is special. From the process of getting ready, to the ceremony to the reception, each moment and detail is unique and special to the couple. Her favorite part of a wedding is seeing all of the emotions – happiness, tears of joy, love and laughter make every aspect of the planning process worth it for her.
Away from weddings, Carrie is the ultimate family gal! She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, their daughter and their dog, especially if they’re going camping. If she’s not traveling, Carrie can be found watching Hallmark movies or HGTV, sipping a glass of chilled champagne.
Elizabeth | Lead Event Planner
Elizabeth graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Because of her CSI background, she has an incredible eye for detail, which makes her invaluable in the wedding industry. Her organizational skills and attention to even the tiniest detail make her a huge asset to the With Grace & Love team.
Elizabeth is a die-hard bay area sports fan, and the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors hold a special place in her heart. She’s an avid Bachelor fan and has no problem getting caught up in anything Bachelor related. Elizabeth loves to stay busy, and spends her free time vacationing in Hawaii, hiking and golfing with her fiancé.
Kayla | Lead Event Planner
Another one of With Grace & Love Event’s clients turned coordinators, Kayla found her niche with weddings when she started to plan her own. She’s always been a planner by nature and found organizing to be therapeutic, two things that are practically listed on the wedding planner job description. A hopeless romantic, Kayla can’t resist a chance to see two people in love, vowing their hearts, souls and lives to one another on their wedding day.
Kayla is a female through-and-through – she loves makeup and shopping, and will never pass up an opportunity for sushi and wine. She prefers winter to summer, and when she’s not immersing herself in all things wedding, she’s educating herself on other cultures by traveling the world and attending music festivals with her husband.
Jen | Event Planner
Jen has loved working events and been planning for 6+ years at various industries like the state, wineries, and hotels. Having graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration (same as Sara!), she planned her own wedding in May 2017 and loved every minute of it!
When she’s not working you can find her enjoying long walks down the aisles of Target, running 5k’s & half marathons and playing with her puppy Chewbacca.
Joli | Social Media Manager
Joli got her first taste of the wedding industry when she started working at La Tavola, the linen rental equivalent to heaven. She loves the creative process that goes in to building a wedding from the ground up, like using linens and small décor to make each wedding unique to its respective couple. Since her debut into the wedding industry, Joli has found a passion for boldness and colors, and loves a bride who isn’t afraid of a little pattern and textile. Joli is also a social media wiz, and is the face (and fingers) behind all of With Grace & Love’s social media platforms.
When she’s not dazzling weddings with linen rentals, Joli enjoys challenging herself to a good Pilates class with her friends. She has two rescue pups whom she spoils with endless cuddles, and never passes up an opportunity to go to brunch.