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A BETTER WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE

 

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"Dreaming is, after all, a form of planning" - Gloria Steinem

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CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME

 

 

 

 

It will feel like a fairytale written just for you. It will be the quintessential tribute to your love story and will reflect the journey that brought you to this day.

 

Established in 2007, we are a full service team of coordinators who will be by your side from start to finish. You’ll work with a designated Principal Coordinator and a Studio Manager to handle all the important planning details.

 

Then on your wedding day, your Principal Coordinator will be supported by a team of assistants to make sure your every need is met.

Annie and James

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J'Vaughn and Marcus

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Ashley and Blake

Home in Pasadena | Valley Hunt Club

Clos Pegase Winery, Napa

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YOUR WEDDING WILL BE WHIMSICAL AND

FUN, ROMANTIC AND UNFORGETTABLE.

 

Throughout the planning stage, we’ll collaborate with you and your fiance to design a day that perfectly reflects your personalities and we’ll ensure your journey to the aisle is smooth and seamless with our exclusive companion planning manual, custom and interactive planning checklists, and many other one of a kind planning tools, created just for you by us,  

the Wish Wonder Dream Team.

Wish Wonder Dream, LLC is a wedding coordination company based in Pasadena, CA. Our Studio and Offices are located in the landmark Burlington Arcade on South Lake Ave. in Pasadena.

 

Our clients are based locally, statewide, and internationally.

We coordinate weddings in the Greater Los Angeles area,  San Diego, Orange County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, the Central Valley, the California Coast, and all the way up to San Francisco, Carmel, Monterey, and Napa Valley. We are very happy to travel out of state and even out of the country.  

Our local clients come in for meetings at one of our convenient locations or, for clients located further away, we have devised highly effective methods for keeping you well-connected even from afar.

 

We are proud to offer a network of coordinators in Great Britain and Cabo San Lucas, to make planning your wedding abroad a piece of cake.

 

 THE KNOT BEST AWARD | 5 time winners

 THE KNOT HALL OF FAME | Inducted 2014

 MEMBERS OF THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK | Style Me Pretty

 DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER | UK Alliance of Wedding Planners Annual Convention (London, England)

 DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER | Roberto Miranda Educational Seminar for Brazilian Wedding Professionals

 E! ENTERTAINMENT | Featured on Season 4 of "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills"

 BEST WEDDING PLANNERS IN PASADENA | 2 time winners (Wedding Industry Experts)

 TOP 10 WEDDING PLANNERS IN CALIFORNIA | 2 time winners (Wedding Industry Experts)

 

 Member of the Elizabeth Anne Designs Vendor Guide

 Member of the Grey Likes Weddings Collective

 Certified by Here Comes the Guide

 Collaborators with Grey Likes Weddings - Bi-Weekly Video Spot

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

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Whitney Wing Drake

Owner & Studio Manager

Born and raised in Southern California, Whitney likes to joke that she never had a choice but to be an event planner. Her parents had owned art galleries for 10 years before she was even born. So she spent her childhood helping her mom plan & execute art release parties, artist signings, etc. Whitney's professional background is in corporate events, where she has been employed by Pacific Theatres, and most notably by Arclight Cinemas, where she was part of the startup team at the flagship location in Hollywood, CA. There she was involved in planning and executing movie premieres, private screenings, press events, etc. Whitney also worked closely with the head of Marketing at Paramount Pictures and won a National Prize for one of the promotional events she coordinated. After planning her own wedding in 2007, Whitney realized her passion for private events and thus made the transition from corporate. Upon completion of her degree at UCLA (in Philosophy, with an emphasis in Ethics) Whitney launched Wish Wonder Dream. Today, she is incredibly proud of the company it has become.

 

Whitney has spoken at the UKAWP (United Kingdom Alliance of Wedding Planners) Annual Convention in London, England, The Roberto Miranda Educational Seminar for Brazilian Wedding Planners, and for the HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association). For booking inquiries please contact whitney@wishwonderdream.com

MEET THE DREAM TEAM

Michael  T.  Vega

Principal Coordinator

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Michael graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a double major in English and Psychology, along with a minor in Art. Michael continued his education at Azusa Pacific University, receiving his Masters of Art degree in Organizational Leadership and Development. Within both his educational and professional experience, Michael has always recognized a passion for storytelling and the creative process.

 

Whether it be through writing, designing, or event planning, Michael is on a constant journey to uncover beauty, purpose, and inspiration. On a daily basis Michael loves getting to collaborate with designers, florist, photographers and other artist in pursuit of helping couples tell their unique love story.

 

When Michael isn't being creative at Wish Wonder Dream, you can probably find him celebrating the creative in his own life - from writing, intentional conversations, to time around the table with close friends and great wine, Michael always finds a reason to celebrate. For him, it comes down to the reality that every day has the potential to be crafted into a meaningful story, so why not help others recognize this potential along the way - speaking hope and truth to a world that is full of beauty and wonder!

Janice Kim

Principal Coordinator

Raised in Los Angeles, Janice is our Pasadena-based Principal Coordinator. Born into a creative household where her mother is an artist, Janice was sure at a very young age that she wished to pursue a career that would allow her to explore, expand, and demonstrate her creative talents. She has a degree from FIDM in Merchandise Product Development, and a bachelor’s from CSULB in Recreation, Tourism Management, and Event Planning.  Many would say that Janice’s biggest strength is her ability to connect with people. You can rest assured that she will make it a goal of hers to really understand the personalities and styles of each individual and couple so that their special day will truly be a bespoke experience. Janice draws from her experience working as a fashion marketing rep, makeup artist, and event coordinator to help couples realize and achieve the wedding of their dreams.  But what really means the most to Janice is the specialness of sharing that wedding day with the newlyweds. Janice currently resides in San Marino with her boyfriend. Her favorite things are puppies, road trips golf, Disneyland, nail art, and food. When she isn’t planning weddings, you can find her packing her suitcase for whatever adventures might lie ahead, whether it may be finding the best eats in Tokyo or dancing on a beach in the Bahamas.

Kylie Raacke

Principal Coordinator

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Kylie has always been a fan of love and relationships – originally studying Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin to become a marriage and family therapist. While her therapist dreams eventually faded out, she found a passion for planning weddings her third year of college when she joined Texas Belles – a wedding planning student organization that brought in local vendors to educate students on the joys of coordinating a couple’s big day!

 

From there, she went on to complete a wedding planning internship in New York City, and later worked for that company as a day of coordinator when she moved to the Big Apple two years later. Before leaving Austin, Kylie had a brief stint as a small business owner coordinating weddings, and worked with couples at a boutique hotel and venue as well.

 

Now living in sunny Los Angeles, Kylie is thrilled to be a part of Wish Wonder Dream as a Principal Coordinator! She loves easing the stress of the big day for the couple, and taking on the task of coordinating so that the night can unfold beautifully and they can enjoy their night. Seeing smiles on everyone’s faces and a tear in their eye during special moments is what keeps her going. A creative at heart and a romantic, Kylie is excited to hear about each and every client’s vision for the day – and help them bring it to life!

Katrina and Hossein

Molly and Johnny

Kristen and Kevin

The Four Seasons Westlake Village

Smog Shoppe

The Skirball Center

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Click  Here to Meet the Others on Our Team

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We are based in Southern California.

Our Offices are located in Pasadena.

Serving all of California, Great Britain, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

 

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