It’s that time again! We’d like to introduce you to our panel for the second series of, “Ask a Planner”. The first series was so much fun, that we just had to do it again. Have a question that you would like a professional event and wedding planner to answer? Look no further! We are taking our cameras to different planners to get their perspective and answers to your questions. But first, meet our current panelists below.
Amy June – Amy June Weddings and Events
Amy June is a wedding planner and event designer for the Southern California area, with a majority of events being planned in San Diego.Amy’s passion for planning has always been a major part of her, and statements as well as photos from her childhood friends will prove this easily. In her youth, she was always the event information resource for their DIY projects.
Amy unofficially started her business while living in Des Moines, Iowa, while going to Massage and Esthetics school. Having no other wedding professionals in the immediate area, she continued to work in her position of inventory control. Planning was always her destiny and after returning to her home of Southern California, she spent time studying the local wedding market. After confirming to herself that this was where her talent was, she officially launched her company as Affairs by Amy and started joining several local and national professional organizations to help educate and propel her business. Through dedication and consistent quality, she was soon one of the most sought after event planners in the area.
Amy doesn’t only help plans others’ events, she launches her own shows too. With a co-director, Amy co-launched the Modern Love Show (MLS). The MLS is marketed to both LGBT and straight couples as an event targeted to those that have difficulty finding what they are looking for in a traditional bridal show. The initial success of MLS was such a success that shortly after the event a wedding directory was formed to help couples find trusted vendors willing to work with them on their celebration.
After a major rebrand into Amy June Weddings and Events, complete with additional qualified assistants, Amy remains at the top of the list for in demand planners for both local and destination couples. You can find her at her boutique office in Point Loma, on venue tours with couples, or shopping to put together the perfect design for an upcoming event. Always busy, always full of ideas, and always ready to help you!
Francine Ribeau – Francine Ribeau Events
Francine is known to possess a rare mix of talents that helps couples express their own unique vision and personal style. By offering couples sound advice on traditional and contemporary trends, providing creative and innovative solutions on budgeting concerns, and committing to the highest level of customer service, couples can rest assured that Francine will ensure that they will have the most memorable day of their lives. She promises an emotionally-fulfilling and worry-free event so they can spend their wedding day celebrating their love for each other and connecting with friends and family.
The foundation of Francine Ribeau Events is Francine’s neo-traditional style of wedding planning. Weddings tend to be very traditional in terms of style, formality and attitude. Francine believes that today’s couples are questioning why these traditions are so important and what it means for them. She finds that most brides and grooms she works with have decided to challenge the norm and wish to create a wedding that is an authentic representation of their own personal style. By weaving a thoughtful blend of beloved tradition and inventive individuality and by combining time-honored customs with expressive creativity, new traditions for the modern couple are formed. This new adaptation of traditional wedding planning creates a memorable event that honors, not only the past and future of the couple, but one that is true to who they are in the present.
Francine Ribeau began in the San Diego wedding industry as a banquet server in 1998. After a combined 9 years in the food and beverage industry, graphic design, marketing and public relations, she founded Francine Ribeau Events in 2007.
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