Why Hire a Wedding Planner?
We are a wealth of knowledge
The L'Auberge Wedding Team has over 18 years of cumulative experience planning weddings. We have seen what works and what does not; we will create the perfect day that runs smoothly.
We help you Save Money
We are experienced in negotiating with vendors and vendor contracts on your behalf. We have strong, trusted, and professional relationships with the leading vendors in the San Diego area. Through these relationships we receive preferred pricing on behalf of our clients.
We keep you organized and on-track
We will customize a plan with specialized vendors who will be specifically tailored to you and your over-all look, style, and budget. There are many vendors and many decisions to choose from, and that can sometimes be overwhelming, we will take care of this for you. Our goal is to break down the big picture and help guide you in making these decisions. As professional planners, we will help remove the stress of wedding planning, so that you can enjoy the entire process.
We handle the details and communicate for you
We become your liaison for the day. We help so that you can relax and enjoy the day knowing that every detail has carefully been taken care of, whether that means you spend the day getting pampered at the spa, or sipping mimosas in the bridal changing suite.
Wedding Planners are the perfect Third-Party Mediator
During the planning process it is not uncommon for everyone to voice their opinions. We can help navigate through these ideas so that your wedding is truly your vision. We want you to have the wedding you have always dreamed of, so we are here to help with any challenges that may arise.
We take the stress out of Wedding Planning
There is a marked difference in the amount of stress a bride without a wedding planner experiences compared to our brides. The most important thing is that you enjoy the planning process and the big day. The last thing you need is to have to deal with any issues that may come up throughout your wedding. We are here to ensure that you and your family get to live in the moment and enjoy this special experience.
Adele Banasik- Associate Director of Catering and Conference Services
"I knew early on that planning events, specifically weddings, was the path for me. I can truly think of nothing better than having a reason to celebrate love with family and friends in style. Weddings combine all things beautiful; from the intoxicating smell of flowers drifting through the air, a gorgeous white dress that fits like it was made for you, to the romance felt by two people dancing under the stars. I believe all weddings are special and it is in their differences that each and every wedding is uniquely beautiful. It is in the special details that make the event yours."
Adele began coordinating right after graduating from Gonzaga University. Over the past four years Adele has planned and coordinated over 250 weddings throughout Seattle and San Diego. From planning small parties of 10 to large groups of 300, each has their own vision and personal success story. She has styled everything from rustic outdoor barn weddings, downtown hip, vintage romantic vineyard, to elegant costal beach side chic. Adele is excited to continue working in her dream career and feels lucky every time she gets to participate in a happy couple's big day!
Allie Pruitt- Senior Wedding Manager
"I am a hopeless romantic who is happiest when involved in any (and every!) step of the wedding process. I believe planning the wedding of your dreams should be like falling in love -- delightful and exciting! I love getting to know each couple, share their joy, and remove their stress. My driving goal is to make the bride and groom happy. When they see each other for the first time, when they walk into the reception and are amazed, when the party ends without a hitch; these are the moments that make me love my career."
Allie graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Diego State. Allie began her career at USD, planning events ranging from large galas to small luncheons. She then began working for two of the top wedding planning companies in San Diego. With more than 5 years of experience, and coordinating hundreds of events, she comes with knowledge of the industry and a passion for making each event special. Allie is excited to help every couple create their own unique and perfect stress-free day.
Catherine Adkins- Wedding Manager
"I have a passion for all things wedding! I’ll be there for you at every step - from the initial planning stage to selecting florals, printed materials and food, to watching you walk down the aisle. I love making a true connection with my couples and feel the greatest sense of fulfillment being such a big part of their special day. I strive to make the planning process the most memorable and fun experience for my couples and work to alleviate stress and anxiety that my brides and grooms might be feeling about putting together their wedding day. I want my couples and their families to be able to focus on the more important things during this moment and celebrate joy, love and friendship."
Catherine began her event planning career immediately after graduating from the University of Virginia. Working for a boutique wedding planning company coordinating weddings throughout the Charlottesville, VA region she found herself absolutely hooked to the wedding industry. Catherine moved to San Diego in 2014 where she continued her career in hospitality and event planning. Over the past four years she has gained design experience by working closely with photographers, florists and interior designers. She has coordinated and executed small groups from about 10-25 people and larger groups of about 600-700 people. Whether you are looking for something that screams more the merrier or something that's small and intimate, Catherine will be there to help you coordinate a successful event from start to finish.
Dalice Huffman- Wedding Manager
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dalice was captivated by weddings at a young age. For many years she loved all aspects of planning Weddings: the design, food, photography, flowers, invitation, music, cake, and décor. To her it’s the special elements that each couple incorporates into their wedding that makes each wedding special and unique. Having a passion for weddings, she decided to pursue her childhood ambition and go to school to become a Professional Wedding Consultant. While going to school, she joined an internship and was mentored by one of the finest High-End Wedding and Event designers in San Diego. In 2006, after years of learning from one of the best, Dalice decided she wanted to challenge herself once again and start her own company. Working for herself for over eight wonderful years she has had the privilege to executed and coordinate many successful weddings and events for many couples as well as developed ever lasting relationships with some of the best vendors in Southern California.
Dalice is known for her excellent attention to details, her organization skills & the exceptional service she offer to all her couples As a Wedding Coordinator, Dalice knows your wedding should be one of the most memorable days of your life and she will make your dream wedding become a reality. She will offer peace of mind that all the elements of such an important day will be taken care of without all the stress. Whether Full Service or simply Day Of, Dalice will manage your wedding and handle all the details to make sure you are relaxed and at your prime on the day of your wedding. She believes you should enjoy the experience and not be stressed out by handling what will be one of the largest events you will ever host. Dalice will assist you in accomplishing the perfect wedding; one that will reflect your style and personal preferences with all or part of your wedding needs. You get no “re-takes” on this day, so you want to make sure everything is perfect…Everything Your Wedding Should Be!
Kylie Hayes- Wedding Coordinator
"Making dreams become a reality is what creates my passion for weddings. Whether you have been planning your wedding since you were young, or you need some guidance and inspiration, I am here to help create your perfect day. I have loved weddings and events from a young age and feel privileged to be a part of your special celebration. I am passionate about creating the best day of your life, and will be by your side from the initial planning stages to your grand finale after a night of fun, food, dancing and spending time with those who you love most. Your wedding day should be nothing short of amazing, that is what I love to make happen for you.”
Born and raised as a San Diego local, Kylie has been an integral part of the L’Auberge Del Mar family for two years and represented the hotel as Service Ambassador of the Year and Employee of the Year in 2015. With extensive experience with the L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding team, Kylie brings years of knowledge, drive and passion with her to create your dream wedding. Kylie will be there every step of the way to ease stress and bring your dream to life.