We get you, girl. We hear “this is the first wedding I’ve planned,” all the time and we have to laugh – we want it to be your last, too 😉 We are here to support and nurture the first parts of your forever marriage to make them as stress-free and fight-free as possible. You’re on Pinterest, Instagram, every wedding blog and are feeling completely overwhelmed by everything you see. There are endless design options you can’t wait to recreate, but then you’re hit with the reality of your budget. Your mom wants X, your fiance’s family wants Y and you can’t even begin to decide what you want with all the noise. Pause. Take a deep breath in, we’re here to make this your Lucky Day (cheesy we know, but that’s ok, we love cheese). We create weddings that are timeless while still being completely fun and on-trend. We’re making Grandma proud and impressing all of your friends.
We love all things wedding and we’re ready to hear your love story and gush over your engagement. Let’s check everything off your list together while having a blast. Click on over to start the process so we can be best friends planning alongside you. Pop the champagne, let’s celebrate!
MEET THE TEAM
CO-OWNER + SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEAD PLANNER
With a degree in Pre-Law from UC Irvine and a background in wedding planning and design, Tatiana will not only coordinate and style your day, but will run it with some crazy accurate precision. While working as a wedding coordinator and lead event planner in the Orange County area for the last six years, she’s been able to perfect a keen eye for details and an even keener desire to help her clients breathe easy and rest assured that every single detail has been taken care of. From the ‘yes’ to the ‘I do’s’, she gives in to her mile-a-minute brain and is an organizing powerhouse with a strong commitment to fulfilled deadlines and worry-free scheduling. You will find her taking names, setting the perfect table and always throwing in a joke (or two if it’s a good day) to make everyone around her feel welcomed and at ease. Not one detail goes unnoticed and she is bent on making your wedding day the purest reflection of the two of you as a couple as you step into your forever. Tatiana never goes anywhere without her three calendars and stack of post-its and is always game for a killer cheese plate and glass of wine.
CHELSEA VAN ARNAM
CO-OWNER + NORTH CAROLINA LEAD PLANNER
Chelsea was born with a knack for event planning and all things details. A southern California native, Chelsea graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Business Management. A natural project manager, she began working at a top O.C. marketing agency with an emphasis on nonprofit and corporate events while developing skills in social media marketing and brand development. Her expertise in pulling off an epic shindig led her to organizing 800-person seated luncheons, VIP cocktail mixers, and galas raising more than a million dollars. Eager for a more creative outlet in event planning, she transitioned into wedding planning and has enjoyed every moment of it. What she loves most is serving you on your wedding day and treating everyone like family. She thrives off the ability to run your timeline flawlessly and help you celebrate your future forever with your favorite person by your side. Chelsea has recently moved to the East Coast and is excited to lead the North Carolina wedding planning team, but don’t worry, she’s still a frequent flyer to California for our partial and full wedding planning clients!
ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
With a passion for people and unparalleled creativity, we knew we wanted Rocio to be a part of the Lucky Day team from the very beginning. A So Cal girl with a heart of gold, Rocio brings her cheery, positive, go-getter attitude everywhere she goes. She has this innate power to accomplish any task with impeccable attention to detail and care for every person she encounters along the way. Her positive personality and infectious smile make all of our couples and vendors feel at ease. When she’s not helping plan your happily ever after, you can find her rooting on her boys in blue (Go Dodgers!) or enjoying a cocktail (or two) in the heart of LA.
ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR, NORTH CAROLINA
As a born and raised North Carolina sweetheart, Melissa has a natural sense of hospitality and a welcoming personality that spills over to everyone she meets. She has a degree in Program Management from NC State University (Go Pack!) and is a Certified Wedding Planner with experience assisting at weddings in North Carolina and California. On a wedding day she makes everyone feel at ease while keeping you laughing with her hilarious and sassy sense of humor. She loves a good road trip to see her favorite Braves player, Dansby Swanson with a pit stop at Chick-fil-A for some chicken nuggets. Don’t think for a second she’s just a fair-weather fan, when it comes to baseball stats, she really knows her stuff! She loves spending summers with her feet in the lake alongside her family, and her precious golden retriever Miss Sadie Mae!
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