THE ULTIMATE WEDDING COLLECTION | California Design & Planning
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Personalize every detail with bespoke designs tailored for you by Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Fine Events. Each selection from linens, chairs, and dinnerware translates your style and chemistry to exceed your vision. Against the Pacific Ocean backdrop, tabletop design and guest seating embrace and compliment the essence of Southern California luxury.

Not limited to the visual artistry, Vanessa will work with you and the Chef to create an incredible menu with each course designed to delight.  She conceptualizes the entire weekend of events with superior appeal to every sense.

With a comprehensive art background including interior design, fashion, art direction, and graphic design, Vanessa Van Wieren, the creator of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations, followed her artistic passion to an industry where it’s possible to marry the love of all arts into one creative outlet. Her formal education includes studying Fine Art Painting at Otis, Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego and a Masters in Graphic Design, which she earned in Florence, Italy. She has earned over 10 years of professional design experience including luxury packaging design, high fashion art direction and interior design, which are relayed to every element of her creations. During her time in Italy she worked in the luxury travel industry planning events for international clients where her passion for fine celebrations grew. With a passion for fashion, interior design, food and traveling, she is constantly finding new artisans and designers to add even more depth to her unforgettable event designs.



“There are three qualities every good wedding coordinator must possess: You have to be a good manager, boast creativity, and occupy the patience of a saint”.


Catherine’s years of experience as a wedding coordinator have taught her that the first and most important step to ensuring a wedding’s success is developing and maintaining a solid, trusting relationship with her brides and the important people in their lives.  Having coordinated hundreds of weddings, she knows that each and every bride is unique and also knows that each wedding should be a unique reflection of that bride.  Whether couples envision a quiet, intimate affair or a big, bold celebration, Catherine puts it all together with grace and style.




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