Our Coordinator/Lifesaver: Amy Kaneko Events

It’s safe to say that I can’t imagine what my life would have been like this year without Amy Kaneko. In searching for a coordinator, chemistry was one of my biggest must-haves, because you spend more time chatting with (and trusting) your coordinator than probably any other person involved with your wedding production. The minute Amy and I talked on the phone, I knew we would get along swimmingly.

Despite having the obvious and necessary traits that any coordinator should have (organized, thoughtful, pro-active, thorough, and a great eye for design), one thing that really piqued my interest is that Amy is a true whip smart Renaissance woman. She studied architecture at Harvard for a few years before switching to graphic design. Then, she honed her event planning skills at a big time LA event planning company for a few more. As someone who’s also had a variety of work experiences in varying industries, I loved that she could bring a unique eye and fresh perspective to our wedding. And did she ever!

Listen, I consider myself to be pretty organized. Amy makes me look like a mess. She thought of things that I didn’t even know needed to be considered. She was so good at her job that after a certain point, I think my vendors forgot who I was, because she had already taken care of everything for me! I really can’t imagine doing this wedding without her. The best part is, after hundreds of emails, lots of phone calls, and many, many meetups later, I like to think of her as a friend, and am still going to harass her to hang out with me whenever she’s in the city.

Here are some more shots of the gorgeous weddings she has planned:

All of the photos above are from a Palm Springs wedding. I love how the color palette harmonizes so perfectly with the desert backdrop. The petals in the fountain. The garland on these chairs. I can’t.

This is from Amy’s own wedding. I was OBSESSED with this succulent circle she created as an altar for her and her husband. It’s so modern and simple.

The altar in this wedding was really beautiful too. I’m also loving the flower chandelier over the dance floor. What an effort for the floral and event planning team together!

A showstopping Vegas wedding. I like these little tea lights with the table assignments. It must have looked so pretty at night!

Beach wedding in Hawaii. The grasses were such a good call here. They fit so much better with the surroundings than any over the top florals.

I had seen this wedding pinned a bunch of places and didn’t even realize it was an Amy event for the longest time. I LOVE the paper cranes strung from the trees. So magical!

If you are in the Bay Area (or anywhere, really) and need a coordinator for full wedding design or even just a month-of situation, you have found your gal. I already miss talking to Amy everyday. Wahh.

{Image Credits: Palm Springs Wedding, Joy Marie Photography; Amy’s wedding, Gia Canali Photography; Meadow wedding, Gia Canali Photography; Vegas wedding, Riccardo Savi; Beach wedding, Mike Adrian; Garden wedding, Jose Villa}

12 comments

  1. oh man. The details are KILLING me!! I seriously cannot WAIT to see what all you two managed to create

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  2. Alyssa said: replied:

    These weddings are stunning. I am counting down the days until I can see your (I’m sure stunning) wedding!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  3. Congrats to you Victoria! Sounds like you really were able to just enjoy the day and your wonderful planner undoubtedly had much to do with that. Beautfiul work in the samples you shared today!

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  4. Natalie said: replied:

    Oh my goodness, the woman behind the paper crane wedding was your coordinator?! Amazing. I’m obsessed with that wedding – it was a source of so much inspiration for my own. Cannot wait to the photos!

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  5. Natalie said: replied:

    Your wedding planner sounds so similar to mine – the woman I used in Houston was a former chemical engineer (with a Masters) who transitioned into event planning after planning her own wedding. She was truly a godsend – everything ran smoothly (and beautifully) and I wish she was still a fixture in my life. I’m sure she will be hired on several family weddings in the future! Can’t wait to see your wedding photos and hear more about your big day!

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  6. lexi said: replied:

    I love that you’re giving a little shout-out to each of your amazing vendors. And these events, by the way, are gorgeous! LOVE.
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  7. Mabel and Zora said: replied:

    So pretty!!!

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  8. caitlin said: replied:

    Gorgeous!!

    7 Nov 2012 | Reply
  9. Lindsey said: replied:

    These pictures are absolutely stunning and the details are so personal! Hope to incorporate some of these in to my big day in the future …

    8 Nov 2012 | Reply
  10. Amy Kaneko said: replied:

    Aww, thanks Victoria for such a nice post. I miss you too! We make a great team, that’s for sure. You were incredibly on top of everything and I loved collaborating with a fellow design-minded gal. Can’t wait to see you in the city!

    8 Nov 2012 | Reply
  11. Julie Chan said: replied:

    Victoria, I feel exactly the same way!! Genius, miracle worker, friend. I guess Amy has this profound effect on everyone she works with :) :)

    13 Nov 2012 | Reply

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