Event Producer and Creative Director
Alison has produced over 250 weddings, from intimate dinner party-style gatherings to million dollar celebrations, in fourteen fabulous years. Armed with a degree in counseling and twenty years in hospitality, she's a quintessential "people person" and a true left brain/right brain split. In 2008, after working for various venues in Seattle, she branched out on her own to follow a dream - and the rest, as they say, is history. Alison is a fourth generation Californian, with strong Pacific Northwest and Midwest roots, and she enjoys yoga, red wine, traveling, and celebrating whenever possible.
Favorite travel spot: anywhere new
Director of Events
Bryan has been in the five-star hospitality world since 1997, working for a James Beard award-winning restaurateur in Seattle prior to joining forces with Alison in 2010. As the head of operations, he oversees the endless amount of logistics involved in global event production and travel management. He is our team translator, speaking conversational Spanish, Italian and French, and a proud Midwest native whose entire career has involved taking care of people. He loves hockey, the beach, the gym, a solid Negroni, and working with his wife (his wife wrote this).
favorite travel spot: matera, italy
Our queen behind-the-scenes, Arielle "Ari" joined us in 2016 and it's impossible to imagine life without her. With a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ari is a notorious perfectionist and lover of problem-solving and creative thinking. Prior to working with us, she coordinated kayaking experiences for thousands of people, a position she held for eleven years. She enjoys traveling, entertaining, pouring over fashion and interior design publications and blogs, and spending time on their ranch with the love of her life, Joe.
favorite travel spot: marrakech, morocco
Our story is a love story.
We met in a bar - more specifically, working in a bar. It was the end of the summer and our lives were headed in different directions (Bryan to San Francisco and Alison to Chicago). The night before he left, as his car was being packed, he showed up at Alison’s work and told her they should be together. He said he wouldn’t go but she, never one to prevent a great adventure, told him he should and that she had a feeling they would find themselves together one day. A long-distance relationship immediately ensued; the first real date on a cross-country road trip moving to be together. That was fifteen years ago this July.
Since then, we've been fortunate to live all over the country together; Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Ann Arbor, and once again glorious Southern California. We joined forces as business partners nine years ago, producing over two hundred and fifty weddings together since, and when we aren't working (and even when we are), you can find us hopping a plane en route to the next great destination on our bucket list. Twenty-two countries down, the rest of the world to go. Our union, both personally and professionally, has been our favorite adventure.