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SAN LUIS OBISPO & SANTA BARBARA WEDDING design & planning

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the embark event design

Learn more about what it's like to work with us, read more about our process, and more reviews.

- lynn

Being the Mother of the Bride I could not be more pleased that we chose Sarah of Embark Event Design to be our Wedding Planner. Sarah was impressively on top of every detail from choosing venders, helping with the design details, and solving every question and hurdle we encountered. The wedding worked out beautifully with Sarah directing the entire event from helping the bridal party, arranging the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. She alleviated so much stress and worry for us throughout the year from start to finish. It was incredible to us how she was prepared for every detail we encountered. Sarah handled all of the above with boundless energy, grace, sweetness, and a positive, delightful attitude throughout our entire wedding experience.

Being the Mother of the Bride I could not be more pleased that we chose Sarah of Embark Event Design to be our Wedding Planner. Sarah was impressively on top of every detail from choosing venders, helping with the design details, and solving every question and hurdle we encountered. Sarah was absolutely amazing considering the wedding was during the COVID pandemic. We flipped back and forth from April through July trying to decide if we wanted to postpone the wedding to next year. Sarah was so helpful, empathetic, and extremely efficient in presenting all the possible dates we could postpone to with the same venue and vendors we had already chosen and financially committed to. The intimate wedding worked out beautifully with Sarah directing the entire event from helping the bridal party, arranging the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. She alleviated so much stress and worry for us throughout the year from start to finish. It was incredible to us how she was prepared for every detail we encountered. Sarah handled all of the above with boundless energy, grace, sweetness, and a positive, delightful attitude throughout our entire wedding experience.

Lynn

Embark Event Design is changing the status quo of the wedding industry in the Central Coast. Instead of being worried and stressed through your entire engagement, when you work with Sarah Strausser, founder of Embark Event Design, you will be confident that every detail is in place and you will actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding and be able to be at ease on your big day. She will facilitate your wedding staff with grace and ease, she will keep the environment positive through any bumps in the road, and you can fully trust her to get things done. The coordinator you choose to hire for your wedding really matters and makes a difference and I cannot recommend anyone better than Sarah Strausser! Thank you Sarah, so grateful for you and your passion for serving your clients.

Danielle

Working with Sarah is an absolute honor. I noticed Sarah’s talent long before we worked on my event together. Her eye for detail and incredible organization skills is the foundation of what brings all of her work to life. There was never a time that I doubted the completion of a project or the reaching of a deadline with Sarah. Her calming and assuring persona set my mind at ease and allowed me to focus on other aspects of my week-long event. Words cannot describe what it was like to walk in to the venue the day of the event to see everything that she had worked so hard on, come alive. Sarah is with you from the initial consultation, to the final clean up at the end of the night and every moment in between. Sarah is much more than your event coordinator, she is a necessity to your team, and if you have the privilege to work with her, it will become impossible to imagine working without her.

Ani

Sarah stayed on top of everything and kept open lines of communication throughout. From our first call, she had such a positive and charismatic attitude. She was so easy to work with, had amazing relationships with all the best local vendors, and truly ensured our day went off without any issues. She truly executed the plans leading up to and on the big day flawlessly, all while keeping a positive and calm vibe. During the process, she took extra time to schedule countless calls and video visits, all while keeping the plan and vision on track. We could not have been happier with how the rehearsal and wedding days went overall. We are so happy we we the chance to work with Sarah and her lovely team. Thank you for making this so special!

alice

Sarah is not an emerging wedding planner, she is fast becoming a leader in the field. We trusted her taste and the results were everything we imagined, plus more. Thank you, Sarah, for making our wedding the best we've ever attended (and so say our guests!)

tish

We start our design process by honing in on a few elements that make you you and aesthetics that bring you joy! From here, we work to fill your design proposal with colors, textiles, furniture, signage & more that will bring our design to life on wedding day - leaving guests with an experience that evokes emotion and tells your story from their first step in to the final goobye.

design

Once we have our overarching design inspiration in check, we work with you virtually or & in person to select the pieces that reflect this. We price out options for you to ensure that we achieve the feeling & look we are striving for at a price that feels comfortable to you. We chime in & let you know the areas that make the biggest difference in your overall design and any areas that we can save in.

rental selection

We believe in open communication & timing you can trust. We love to connect with our couples to help build out each and every detail of wedding weekend! We handle call scheduling & meeting scheduling and believe in open email communication between each meeting. We take on a very limited number of couples each year to ensure that you feel taken care of each step of the way.  

workflow

Timelines is everything! Our systems for creating timelines & layouts ensure that you can show up to your weekend in full vacation mode. Let us handle all vendor details so that you can be present with those you love most!

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process

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