Event Planning – Sadie Waddington
Sadie has more than a decade of experience in event planning. She began her career as the promotions manager for a display company, then moved to producing corporate events. Sadie has knowledge working in the non-profit arena on large fundraisers, on national corporate meetings, international conferences and most recently with private events with a focus on weddings.
Having personally experienced the excitement of being engaged, followed by the daunting task of planning a wedding, Sadie has firsthand knowledge of how to make your special day an enjoyable experience. Sadie started Locally Grown Weddings in an effort to help brides streamline their planning process and to take the stress out of their event. Her involvement in your special occasion can be limited to your ‘day of coordinator’ or as involved as a ‘full-service wedding planner’ guiding you step by step through your planning experience.
Regardless of your event planning needs Sadie is sure to provide you with excellent guidance and services to insure your event is a success.
Catering – Chef Stephanie
Chef Stephanie and her team offer countless culinary delights with full service wedding catering.
She allows the seasons to identify the key elements of her menus, at times drawing from a wide range of ethnic cuisines. Of her culinary perspective, she says, “With organic, local and seasonal ingredients the focus, I approach cooking with a balance of positive intention and playful ingenuity.” Respect for the earth and compassion for all living things shape Chef Stephanie’s personal philosophy and inspire the cuisine she creates, using only sustainable meats and fish available locally.
Chef Stephanie believes it is important to know where our food is coming from and how it was raised, from cows to corn. Her culinary training is the sum total of direct experience in a variety of Bay Area kitchens and restaurants over the last 25 years.
Chef Stephanie looks forward to collaborating with you and creating a menu for your event that guests will be talking about long after your wedding day….
Florals and Design – Angella Garrett
Angella was introduced to floral design while studying studio art in college. She immediately recognized the opportunity to apply her passion for color, texture and design to create contemporary arrangements that delight the eye and set the tone for today’s fine events. With over a decade of experience in the floral industry, Angella offers an attentive and personalized design process that will translate your ideas into the perfect environment for your special celebration.
As a responsible business owner, Angella implements sustainable practices such as recycling materials, grey water irrigation and composting. She also works with clients on sourcing eco friendly solutions to minimize waste and extend the usefulness of the arrangements she creates.
Wherever possible, Angella supports local growers and foragers and she continues to build relationships with small flower farms as they become more stable in our growing market.
It is Angella’s mission to exceed your expectations and help make the planning process easy and enjoyable.
Photography – Jenna Hesse
She started her company, JennaBeth Photography, in 2008 after several years of shooting weddings. Her background in Fine Arts adds to her photography style along with her ability to create vibrant, natural and sincere images.
Jenna has experienced being a bride first hand and knows what it feels like to be on the other side of the camera. Her goal is to make you forget that you are in front of her lens so you can just be yourself in the the most relaxed and wonderful way possible. Jenna wants to bring out your natural chemistry with one another and create memories that will last far beyond your beautiful day.
She can’t wait to capture your wedding story.
Makeup and Hair- Lee Stewart
Lee is the newest member of Locally Grown Weddings and can’t wait to bring her “Kind Artistry” to our clients. Unique in the beauty and wedding industry she offers her clients the “kind” option of 100% cruelty free, high performing, vegan cosmetics and hair products promised to last through every kiss. After receiving a formal fine arts education Lee Stewart turned her focus from interpreting the beauty of the human form to enhancing the beauty of each individual through the power of makeup. She has enjoyed a long career in commercial artistry and is proud to have worked with such clients as: QVC, “Inspired Style”, Mondavi, Playboy, Sega, Dark garden, SF SPCA, New York Fashion Week With: Betsy Johnson, Alice + Olivia and Sachin and Bibi. An established makeup professional, Lee draws on her background in fine arts and practical experience to create looks unique to the needs and the imagination of every bride. Learn more about Lee.