A BETTER WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE
"Dreaming is, after all, a form of planning" - Gloria Steinem
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.
Catie and Noah
Kathleen and Wayne
Shannon and Jon
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado
The Pavilion at Calamigos Ranch
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 our Studio and offices in Pasadena, and 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
E! ENTERTAINMENT | Featured on Season 4 of "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" as the coordination team behind Morgan & Brendan's wedding
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
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
"People Love Us on Yelp"
Click Here to See Us in the Press
ABOUT THE COMPANY
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). Whitney was featured as one "LA's MOST INSPIRING STORIES" in Voyage LA Magazine. Whitney is also a College Instructor, teaching Wedding Coordination classes for the Wedding Planning Institute.
MEET THE DREAM TEAM
Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised there and then in Memphis, Tennessee, Laura from a young age has known the true meaning of Southern hospitality.
In college Laura's focus was primarily in Marketing and Advertising but Laura found her true calling in early 2011, when she began working in the vivacious and fast-paced world of events. Laura joined the team at the Viceroy Hotel Group where she was in banquet staffing, bartending, and sales. She then continued her catering career by joining the team at Truly Yours Catering. Her career next led her to become the Event Sales Manager at Maggianos Little Italy.
Over the years, forming meaningful and lasting relationships with clients came to the forefront of Laura's life and career goals. And as such, Laura found herself especially drawn to the magic of wedding coordination. Laura joined the team at Wish Wonder Dream in early 2015, and every day she's able to let her passion and creativity take flight, working with a team of fellow coordinators and a roster of clients she considers her friends.
When she's not bringing wedding dreams to life with her clients, Laura is home with her 7 year old son. Together they love to hike and explore the great outdoors and speak to each other with Harry Potter accents.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in a creative household where her mother was 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 be finding the best eats in Tokyo or dancing on a beach in the Bahamas.
Born and raised right here in Pasadena, California, Kylie Raacke graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a minor in Art History. Growing up with parents who are business owners has given her the skills to be a strong leader, listener, and problem solver.
Kylie’s positive personality radiates through everyone she meets allowing her to easily connect with others. Her enthusiasm and upbeat personality makes her a key person to have by your side on your wedding day. Kylie grew up in a very diverse community, which has given her the ability to understand different cultures and personalities of individuals and couples. Many would say that Kylie’s biggest strength is her motivation for life and helping others succeed.
Kylie is the resident style consultant for Wish Wonder Dream, giving her creative mind an outlet and helping couples envision their dream wedding coming to life. Rest assured if you are concerned about your wedding Kylie is here to help. Having a keen eye for detail and design, she is confident in her ability to make your special day perfect.
Grace and Aaron
Molly and Johnny
Vanessa and Robert
Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills
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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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CELEBRATING OUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY