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Tealight Weddings & Events

Los Angeles (serving Southern California) , CA
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Los Angeles (serving Southern California), CA 91405 US (map)

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818-415-0058

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Tealight Weddings and Events is an event planning company based in Southern California. Our philosophy is simple: this is your engagement and it should be full of fun, excitement and... Read more
Tealight Weddings and Events is an event planning company based in Southern California. Our philosophy is simple: this is your engagement and it should be full of fun, excitement and anticitpation. The last thing you need is to stress over the details....that's what we're here for!

You may have planned your entire wedding from beginning to end and, as the day approaches, a small voice begins nagging that you forgot something. You did, and it's very simple: as your big day draws near, you just need a little help tying it all together. We'll handle all the last minute vendor details (while you're getting a massage). We'll put out the fire when the cake shows up 15 minutes late (while you're getting yoru hair done). We'll help you bustle your dress for the reception (we know you love your mother, but really, how many dresses has she bustled?!)

Or maybe you are one of those brides with a busy schedule and without the time it takes to plan a wedding. Tealight Weddings and Events will design an unforgettable event that your guests will be talking about for years to come. We'll listen to your ideas and thoughts to create an event that reflects you and your fiance's style and personalities.

I have spent nearly 10 years in the catering business, coordinating wait and kitchen staffs and working with countless Southern California vendors for a wide variety of events ranging from intimate dinner parties to celebrity weddings to corporate and fundraising events. After becoming engaged myself and happily jumping feet first into the planning process, I became addicted to every aspect of weddings....love, family and gorgeous, unique details. That is why I decided to use my warm and friendly, yet strictly business, approach to help other couples plan, and more importantly, relax and enjoy the most iportant day of their lives.

In my opinion, being a wedding planner is about being a friend and confidante, giving advice and guidance, not telling you what to do, but listening to your ideas and making them happen. I look forward to meeting you and embarking on this wonderful journey with you! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
40-350 people
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Oviatt Penthouse, Calamigos Ranch, Stone Manor, Luxe Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, Ramsey's at the Club, Saddlerock Vineyards, Los Angeles Central Library (Cafe Pinot), Montage Hotel Beverly Hills, USC Town and Gown, Skirball Center, Los Verdes Golf Course, The Grand Long Beach, Ambassador Campus, Richard Nixon Library, Los Angeles River Center, Malibu Nature Preserve, Marvimon, Stone Manor, Sherwood Country Club, Malibou Lake Mountain Club, Westin Hotel - Pasadena, Temescal Gateway Park, Altadena Town and Country Club, Casa del Mar - Santa Monica, Montage Hotel - Laguna Beach, Twin Peaks Ranch - Ojai, CA,

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter was getting married in LA and I live 2000 miles away! Thanks to Carina, the wedding reception was beautiful and went without a hitch! The wedding was held at a private venue so we needed to arrange for a caterer, bartender, bring in tables and chairs, arrange transportation for our guests, etc. Carina found all the vendors and helped us make the right choices. She even provided lovely floral arrangements when we couldn’t seem to find a florist who understood what we wanted. Carina is pleasant and easy to work with. In short, we couldn’t have done it without her.
My daughter was getting married in LA and I live 2000 miles away! Thanks to Carina, the wedding reception was beautiful Read more...
My daughter was getting married in LA and I live 2000 miles away! Thanks to Carina, the wedding reception was beautiful and went without a hitch! The wedding was held at a private venue so we needed to arrange for a caterer, bartender, bring in tables and chairs, arrange transportation for our guests, etc. Carina found all the vendors and helped us make the right choices. She even provided lovely floral arrangements when we couldn’t seem to find a florist who understood what we wanted. Carina is pleasant and easy to work with. In short, we couldn’t have done it without her. Read less
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Allyson
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Carina for her month-of planning package. Basically I chose all the vendors, negotiated the contracts, etc and then handed it off to Carina the month before to arrange the scheduling and make sure everything was set up the way we discussed it at the walk through. She was also available for questions via phone or email any time prior to the wedding (which not all wedding coordinators do, so that was a really nice feature). I had my wedding at one location (a church) and the reception at a second location, so I knew that day-of coordination would be essential for everything to run smoothly. Carina was everything I could have hoped for in a coordinator. She was calm and collected at every meeting - from the walk-through to the day of the wedding. She was organized, made sure everything ran smoothly, made sure the decorations looked fabulous, and, most importantly, made sure that I and my family had nothing to worry about and could simply enjoy the event. Before I hired Carina, my mom had tried to convince me that a coordinator wasn't necessary. After the event, my mom couldn't imagine having the wedding without her. It was obvious how essential Carina was to the success of the wedding. We were all so happy to have her there and I am extremely glad I decided to hire her. Thank you Carina for making my wedding such a wonderful experience!
I hired Carina for her month-of planning package. Basically I chose all the vendors, negotiated the contracts, etc and Read more...
I hired Carina for her month-of planning package. Basically I chose all the vendors, negotiated the contracts, etc and then handed it off to Carina the month before to arrange the scheduling and make sure everything was set up the way we discussed it at the walk through. She was also available for questions via phone or email any time prior to the wedding (which not all wedding coordinators do, so that was a really nice feature). I had my wedding at one location (a church) and the reception at a second location, so I knew that day-of coordination would be essential for everything to run smoothly. Carina was everything I could have hoped for in a coordinator. She was calm and collected at every meeting - from the walk-through to the day of the wedding. She was organized, made sure everything ran smoothly, made sure the decorations looked fabulous, and, most importantly, made sure that I and my family had nothing to worry about and could simply enjoy the event. Before I hired Carina, my mom had tried to convince me that a coordinator wasn't necessary. After the event, my mom couldn't imagine having the wedding without her. It was obvious how essential Carina was to the success of the wedding. We were all so happy to have her there and I am extremely glad I decided to hire her. Thank you Carina for making my wedding such a wonderful experience! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew from the moment I first sat down with Carina that I would hire her. I'd been meeting with a few other Day-Of Coordinators, and she was the only one who instantly put me at ease during my 1-Year-Out meltdown. In my first interview with her (not yet hired, mind you) she gave me advice on the things that were overwhelmingly stressing me out in my wedding planning. Just talking to her made me feel like I had more of a handle on things than I thought I did. And even though we only hired her as DOC, she was always available to answer my emails with the various questions and concerns I encountered while, for instance trying to hire caterers and figure out rentals. On the wedding day everything went perfectly. I was so glad I was able to let go of worrying about anything; if any problems came up, I still don't know about them. I was so grateful to have her there, and even if you're like me and can't afford a full-time coordinator, Carina is absolutely the best choice because she will always be ready and willing to answer your crazy questions along the way.
I knew from the moment I first sat down with Carina that I would hire her. I'd been meeting with a few other Day-Of Read more...
I knew from the moment I first sat down with Carina that I would hire her. I'd been meeting with a few other Day-Of Coordinators, and she was the only one who instantly put me at ease during my 1-Year-Out meltdown. In my first interview with her (not yet hired, mind you) she gave me advice on the things that were overwhelmingly stressing me out in my wedding planning. Just talking to her made me feel like I had more of a handle on things than I thought I did. And even though we only hired her as DOC, she was always available to answer my emails with the various questions and concerns I encountered while, for instance trying to hire caterers and figure out rentals. On the wedding day everything went perfectly. I was so glad I was able to let go of worrying about anything; if any problems came up, I still don't know about them. I was so grateful to have her there, and even if you're like me and can't afford a full-time coordinator, Carina is absolutely the best choice because she will always be ready and willing to answer your crazy questions along the way. Read less
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Joey
Wedding:
4/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Carina couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was calm, in control and handled everything with great professionalism and a smile. We were so lucky to work together on my wedding, making me reassured that everything was going to happen correctly and in a timely fashion. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us - from transporting all our handmade items and setting them up to coordinating with all of our fantastic vendors to helping us stay calm while lining up for the ceremony. If you have a need for a coordinator, she is the one!
Carina couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was calm, in control and handled everything with great Read more...
Carina couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was calm, in control and handled everything with great professionalism and a smile. We were so lucky to work together on my wedding, making me reassured that everything was going to happen correctly and in a timely fashion. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us - from transporting all our handmade items and setting them up to coordinating with all of our fantastic vendors to helping us stay calm while lining up for the ceremony. If you have a need for a coordinator, she is the one! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Carina from Tealight Weddings & Events was a breath of fresh air and we knew we wanted her to be our wedding coordinator right away. We hired Carina as our month of coordinator and were so happy we did. Because of the venue we chose, it was very important to have a coordinator to bring all of the elements that we've arranged together on our special day. She was great with email and phone correspondence throughout the month and during our face to face meetings. The day of the wedding she and her assistant were a pleasure to work with.
Our wedding day was a huge success and we thank Carina for making it all run smoothly :)

Thanks,
Maria & Pablo Gonzalez
Carina from Tealight Weddings & Events was a breath of fresh air and we knew we wanted her to be our wedding coordinator Read more...
Carina from Tealight Weddings & Events was a breath of fresh air and we knew we wanted her to be our wedding coordinator right away. We hired Carina as our month of coordinator and were so happy we did. Because of the venue we chose, it was very important to have a coordinator to bring all of the elements that we've arranged together on our special day. She was great with email and phone correspondence throughout the month and during our face to face meetings. The day of the wedding she and her assistant were a pleasure to work with.
Our wedding day was a huge success and we thank Carina for making it all run smoothly :)

Thanks,
Maria & Pablo Gonzalez Read less
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Nayiri
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Carina? She is absolutely amazing! Not only is she professional and VERY organized, but she's also super friendly, easy to get along with, and very laid back.

I had a very large (like 350 guests large) wedding, plus an equally large wedding party of 18! The last thing I wanted to happen on my wedding day was to have our family members be put in a position where they have to deal with all the problems that will inevitably arise at such a large wedding.

In came Carina. I met Carina about a year before my wedding. I immediately fell in love with her and knew I wanted her to be my day-of wedding coordinator. I saw her again about 2 weeks before the wedding during a walk-through of the venue. She was so organized and professional, asked all the right questions and made sure I was thinking about all the last minute details that needed to get done. Let's just say I was a little bit stressed out at this point in time, but she made me feel like everything was under control and that everything would be fine.

Carina was also there to take care of things when they went wrong on the wedding day. The waiter opened the bottle of Dom we had bought to be opened during the cake cutting. I immediately told Carina, and within 15 minutes, we had a replacement bottle of Dom ready for the cake cutting. Also, a sparkler burned a hole in my dress (conveniently right where the button and the hook for the bustle were). Carina had safety pins and a sewing kit (something that had not crossed any of our minds) and was able to bustle my dress for me, despite the wardrobe malfunction.

All in all, Carina was awesome! If you’re looking for a day-of wedding coordinator (or even a more full-time one), look no further than Carina. You won’t regret it!
What can I say about Carina? She is absolutely amazing! Not only is she professional and VERY organized, but she's also Read more...
What can I say about Carina? She is absolutely amazing! Not only is she professional and VERY organized, but she's also super friendly, easy to get along with, and very laid back.

I had a very large (like 350 guests large) wedding, plus an equally large wedding party of 18! The last thing I wanted to happen on my wedding day was to have our family members be put in a position where they have to deal with all the problems that will inevitably arise at such a large wedding.

In came Carina. I met Carina about a year before my wedding. I immediately fell in love with her and knew I wanted her to be my day-of wedding coordinator. I saw her again about 2 weeks before the wedding during a walk-through of the venue. She was so organized and professional, asked all the right questions and made sure I was thinking about all the last minute details that needed to get done. Let's just say I was a little bit stressed out at this point in time, but she made me feel like everything was under control and that everything would be fine.

Carina was also there to take care of things when they went wrong on the wedding day. The waiter opened the bottle of Dom we had bought to be opened during the cake cutting. I immediately told Carina, and within 15 minutes, we had a replacement bottle of Dom ready for the cake cutting. Also, a sparkler burned a hole in my dress (conveniently right where the button and the hook for the bustle were). Carina had safety pins and a sewing kit (something that had not crossed any of our minds) and was able to bustle my dress for me, despite the wardrobe malfunction.

All in all, Carina was awesome! If you’re looking for a day-of wedding coordinator (or even a more full-time one), look no further than Carina. You won’t regret it! Read less
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rellie1237
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Carina is amazingly talented as a wedding coordinator. My husband and I were quite last minute about planning, because neither of us knew what we were doing. Carina was patient, organized, and graceful in her handling of the planning leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day she maintained a calm disposition while orchestrating the wedding, despite that many of my family members were quite free-spirited (i.e. not following directions) for the ceremony. The reception all happened seamlessly, because Carina was there to make sure the music, toasts, dances, etc. were taking place at the right time. She also reminded me to eat to make sure I wouldn't suddenly keel over. All the vendors came and went and everything tied up beautifully in the end, and I presume that is all attributable to Carina's organization (since I was not involved with managing anything on wedding day).

I particularly loved that she was very organized and made sure all of the details to the wedding day were lined up beforehand. She was also flexible in meeting us for the tasting and rehearsal, given that we don't live in town and were rarely around during the months prior to the wedding. She was flexible with working with both me, the groom, and my sister (who helped take over my job in making decisions for the wedding, since I was taking the Bar).

Carina really knows what she's doing, and I would recommend her to any bride!!
Carina is amazingly talented as a wedding coordinator. My husband and I were quite last minute about planning, because Read more...
Carina is amazingly talented as a wedding coordinator. My husband and I were quite last minute about planning, because neither of us knew what we were doing. Carina was patient, organized, and graceful in her handling of the planning leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day she maintained a calm disposition while orchestrating the wedding, despite that many of my family members were quite free-spirited (i.e. not following directions) for the ceremony. The reception all happened seamlessly, because Carina was there to make sure the music, toasts, dances, etc. were taking place at the right time. She also reminded me to eat to make sure I wouldn't suddenly keel over. All the vendors came and went and everything tied up beautifully in the end, and I presume that is all attributable to Carina's organization (since I was not involved with managing anything on wedding day).

I particularly loved that she was very organized and made sure all of the details to the wedding day were lined up beforehand. She was also flexible in meeting us for the tasting and rehearsal, given that we don't live in town and were rarely around during the months prior to the wedding. She was flexible with working with both me, the groom, and my sister (who helped take over my job in making decisions for the wedding, since I was taking the Bar).

Carina really knows what she's doing, and I would recommend her to any bride!! Read less
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elyons2013
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Carina was awesome. We had a great time. I was a wedding DJ for 13 years and I was impressed. Thank you Carina!!!!
Carina was awesome. We had a great time. I was a wedding DJ for 13 years and I was impressed. Thank you Carina!!!!
Carina was awesome. We had a great time. I was a wedding DJ for 13 years and I was impressed. Thank you Carina!!!! Read less
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Sydney
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Carina was the day-of coordinator for my wedding. In addition to her day-of duties, she also provided rehearsal coordination and advised me on various wedding matters leading up to the event as part of the coordination package. She is VERY on-the-ball in organization, communicates promptly and thoroughly (YAY), just has an incredible instinct for coordination.

I am very do-it-myself in terms of planning, since I plan events for work; however, I knew that the best thing for my sanity on my wedding day would be to designate someone else as the air-traffic controller. I am so, so very glad that I hired Carina. She put everyone in our wedding party at ease at our rehearsal, and provided incredible guidance for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on the day of. The wedding vendors were coordinated exactly as planned, and Carina even sent me text messages per my request to update me on cake status, etc. while I was getting ready for the ceremony. We had a few minor hiccups/delays due to late family arrivals, and Carina really kept on top of checking in with me and shuffling our timeframe as needed to accommodate things. Her management was seamless.

My biggest wish for this wedding was that all of my family and guests would get to just sit back and enjoy the festivities -- especially my mom and sisters, who tend to end up working to run all of our family events. Getting to see everyone really let go and have a great time at the wedding -- without having to lift a finger to work -- was priceless. I can't thank you enough, Carina! :)
Carina was the day-of coordinator for my wedding. In addition to her day-of duties, she also provided rehearsal Read more...
Carina was the day-of coordinator for my wedding. In addition to her day-of duties, she also provided rehearsal coordination and advised me on various wedding matters leading up to the event as part of the coordination package. She is VERY on-the-ball in organization, communicates promptly and thoroughly (YAY), just has an incredible instinct for coordination.

I am very do-it-myself in terms of planning, since I plan events for work; however, I knew that the best thing for my sanity on my wedding day would be to designate someone else as the air-traffic controller. I am so, so very glad that I hired Carina. She put everyone in our wedding party at ease at our rehearsal, and provided incredible guidance for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on the day of. The wedding vendors were coordinated exactly as planned, and Carina even sent me text messages per my request to update me on cake status, etc. while I was getting ready for the ceremony. We had a few minor hiccups/delays due to late family arrivals, and Carina really kept on top of checking in with me and shuffling our timeframe as needed to accommodate things. Her management was seamless.

My biggest wish for this wedding was that all of my family and guests would get to just sit back and enjoy the festivities -- especially my mom and sisters, who tend to end up working to run all of our family events. Getting to see everyone really let go and have a great time at the wedding -- without having to lift a finger to work -- was priceless. I can't thank you enough, Carina! :) Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Carina was an absolute lifesaver! As a more DIY kind of bride, i debated for a long time whether I needed a wedding coordinator and was beginning to struggle dealing with some vendors as the date neared the wedding day. Carina came to the rescue!! She was so quick in her response to my inquiry from the beginning, and very flexible with timing and punctual, adjusting easily and without hesitation to my hectic schedule. She has great energy and optimism that I felt reflected my own, and thus we got along great! She showed up to vendor meetings and even spoke up for me to protect my interests when I was so frustrated I felt like giving up. She went out of her way to do services that she wasnt necessarily required to do as well. Carina always makes sure you are okay with whatever may need to happen at the last minute instead of just doing it on her own and later risking upsetting the bride. She very organized and she knows what shes doing, and for the lack of a better way to say this, follows instructions and ur wishes to the T. In the end, it was worth every penny and more to have her as my wedding day coordinator. Everything went so smoothly b/c of her and I cannot recommend her enough!! She was like my other maid of honor =)
Carina was an absolute lifesaver! As a more DIY kind of bride, i debated for a long time whether I needed a wedding Read more...
Carina was an absolute lifesaver! As a more DIY kind of bride, i debated for a long time whether I needed a wedding coordinator and was beginning to struggle dealing with some vendors as the date neared the wedding day. Carina came to the rescue!! She was so quick in her response to my inquiry from the beginning, and very flexible with timing and punctual, adjusting easily and without hesitation to my hectic schedule. She has great energy and optimism that I felt reflected my own, and thus we got along great! She showed up to vendor meetings and even spoke up for me to protect my interests when I was so frustrated I felt like giving up. She went out of her way to do services that she wasnt necessarily required to do as well. Carina always makes sure you are okay with whatever may need to happen at the last minute instead of just doing it on her own and later risking upsetting the bride. She very organized and she knows what shes doing, and for the lack of a better way to say this, follows instructions and ur wishes to the T. In the end, it was worth every penny and more to have her as my wedding day coordinator. Everything went so smoothly b/c of her and I cannot recommend her enough!! She was like my other maid of honor =) Read less
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