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Christina

OWNER AND

PRINCIPLE PLANNER

         Thank YOU for visiting my happy space - my home of beautiful life moments, Pinterest dreams, and wild colors that bring you back to the tropics and the sea. Secondly, I hope this space gives you the inspiration to celebrate all that brings you joy. I hope this space motivates you to be bold, to be your true self, to be the girl who had a dream and decided to run with it but most importantly, a space to appreciate the beauty that is all around you. 

          Since the time of sleepovers + Britney Spears karaoke nights, there I was at the age of twelve planning themed parties that required a strict dress code, funfetti cupcakes, and a whole lot of colorful decor. Event planning + design has been in my bones all along - it is what fuels me, what brings me the most joy, and truly makes me feel alive. I absolutely love turning blank pages into canvases - splashing all kinds of colors, patterns, and a whole lot of love onto it. Yet, what  I really love the most are my clients. I love being able to take their vision and turn it into the prettiest thing they ever did see!  

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Gabby

SOCIAL MEDIA AND

MARKETING MANAGER 

          My name is Gabrielle Mendez, and I’m SO excited to be a part of the EventsbytheCea team! I was never that kid that always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up, so I ended up just deciding to see where life would take me.  Fortunately, I fell into the hands of Christina at Sunshine Events and have been SHINING ever since! Who knew that my obsession with “Say Yes to the Dress” would foreshadow my career in the wedding and events planning industry? 

          My role, specifically, is the Social Media and Marketing Manager for the company! With a degree in English from the University of Santa Barbara, along with running the social media for a family owned historical house, my background fits the perfect mold here!

          If you were to ask me what my FAVORITE part of my job is, it would have to be the relationships I get to create with both clients AND other creatives! Working with people makes my heart the happiest, especially being able to create their visions and to celebrate the milestones in their lives!

          But in all seriousness, from styled shoots, to company outreach, and running the social media, to making a client’s vision come to life, this IS my dream job! Whether you’re a couple looking to start your wedding journey, or a company looking to collaborate, here at Sunshine Events, you’ll be treated like family.  Life’s a journey AND a party and we’re here to help plan it AND celebrate it!

IN HOUSE FLORAL AND

SIGNAGE DESIGNER

MEET OUR

(ASSOCIATE PLANNERS)

Sun

shines

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Fashion Lover. Art Creator. Wine Drinker

Albina

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Lover of lattes & art

Hadley

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Just your average SoCal girl that loves to go to the beach!

Maya

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Passionate about travel, animals, and a splash of Cabernet

Teresa

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I speak three languages: English, Italian, and music

Sabrina

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All things boho & pink!

Aly

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Love a good laugh & a spicy margarita ;)

Rachael

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Nothing but love for my books at my cat

Dalavy

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Just an old soul with a camera in hand, always chasing golden hour

Lauren

(In-House photographer)

YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED. WE'RE GETTING TO WORK.