SOURCE: Coastside Couture

Coastside Couture

May 03, 2010 12:47 ET

Top California Coastal Event Planners, Coastside Couture, Launches New Service to Make Event Planning a Snap

Coastside Couture Launches The Couture House -- a One-Stop Resource for Planning Fabulous and Affordable Events

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  Coastside Couture, Northern California's premier full-service wedding, event and concierge assistance, announces the grand opening of The Couture House, an affordable and personal approach to planning elegant weddings and special occasions.

The Couture House, a wedding salon and resource center located in Santa Cruz, CA, helps engaged couples, brides and their families evaluate and select the area's best-qualified services, products and event professionals based on their specific style and budget. The Couture House offers affordable two-hour planning consultations led by Coastside Couture, an event management service with decades of experience. Clients who visit The Couture House come away with realistic expectations identified, key appointments set and a step-by-step roadmap in place to plan their event.

The grand opening of The Couture House will be held on May 27th, 2010 from 3:00pm-7:00pm, with the ribbon cutting at 3:30pm. Feast for a King Catering will provide appetizers; enjoy delectable treats from Edith Meyers Cakes and featured wines from central coast vintners will be poured.

"We were looking for a way that we could help our budget-minded couples get the initial guidance they need with wedding planning but to minimize the costs of the actual wedding planning," said Karissa Paxton, co-owner of Coastside Couture. "We kept getting calls but the requests were specific: 'Can you help me find a venue in the redwoods for this amount of money?' or 'We need some guidance on finding the right DJ,' so it became clear that many people are trying to plan their own special occasions, but still need help to get them on their way."

"This is how the concept of the Couture House came to life," says Heidi Hughett, co-owner of Coastside Couture. "We have always been here to help couples plan their event, and now we can offer a fun and inexpensive way to start their planning process."

"As a photographer, I believe that the services offered by the Couture House are invaluable to today's bride," said John Kaemmerling of Kaemmerling Photography & Video. "There are so many options available; how is the bride truly able to wade through the established vendors and ones who are less than reputable, not to mention finding the right fit for styles and personalities? In addition, the direction given by The Couture House ultimately saves the couple money, which is more important than ever."

The Couture House only refers qualified, well established, and experienced vendors. To provide only the most highly regarded vendors that are a great match for their clients, The Couture House does not charge or accept kickback fees for vendor referrals.

For more information and to RSVP for the Couture House grand-opening, please contact Karissa Paxton at or call 831.600.8206.

About Coastside Couture
Coastside Couture is regarded as one of the Central Coast's premier event planning services. Coastside Couture owners Heidi Hughett and Karissa Paxton have over 25 years of event planning experience, from the most elegant special occasions to corporate business events.

Contact Information

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    Karissa Paxton
    Coastside Couture
    PH: 831.600.8206
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    Zee Zaballos
    ZNA Communications
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