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Coastside Couture

October 03, 2011 13:33 ET

Coastside Couture's Karissa Paxton Recognized as Rising Star by Event Solutions Magazine

National Publication Raises a Toast to Santa Cruz's Karissa Paxton for Her Stylish, Artistic and Fun Approach to Weddings and Special Events

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Coastside Couture's Karissa Paxton has been recognized by Event Solutions Magazine as a Rising Star for her exceptional creativity and sparkling talent in creating memorable and unique weddings and events. Rising Stars is an annual talent search by Event Solutions Magazine, a leading publication for the events industry around the world.

Established in 2009 by Paxton and partner Heidi Hughett, Coastside Couture is one of the Central Coast's premier event planning services.

"Karissa has such a fresh approach to events and how she treats our clients and fellow vendors," said Hughett. "I couldn't be more proud of her! She has always been a rising star to me, which is why she is my partner in Coastside Couture."

"We poll industry experts and veterans, those 'in the know' and in the center of events happenings to identify rising talent, whether it be a young designer, planner or supplier," said Anne Turner, editor of Rising Stars. "Nominees are chosen by editorial staff based on submitted event photos of their work, their prominence on social and business networks and the support they receive from the nominator."

"I am honored to be nationally recognized by my mentors and people who have inspired me," said Paxton. "When you have passion for what you do, it shines through in your work. I just love taking simple things and enhancing them by using the natural environment around it. You don't necessarily need chandeliers or chair covers to make an event design beautiful. Reusing and re-purposing is a big part of our design concept. We spend a lot of time searching antique stores, recovering chairs and refurbishing things that we have found represents our couples' personalities. Our clients see that type of approach to design and embrace it."

"Karissa is an innovative and organized coordinator," said Amanda Seely, owner of Laughin' Gal Floral. "Every event we have worked on together has run smoothly and exceeded our clients' expectations. She is approachable and professional while still having fun with each individualized event."

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. Coastside Couture also encompasses The Couture House, a full service resource specifically designed for engaged couples, brides and their families. This affordable Wedding Library Lounge assists clients by matching them with the area's best professionals based on style and budget. For more information, visit or call 831.600.8206.

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