Who We Are

 

Allison Weddings was established in 1994. Accomplished in the wedding industry with a background in invitation design, production and etiquette,
Allison Smith Ramos honors the beauty of wedding tradition with an innovative sense of style and precise execution. Years of hard work and immeasurable experience, complimented by soft humor, warmth and an unshakably calm demeanor have made her a highly respected industry leader and personal favorite among vendors as well as clients. Formally educated through the accredited ACPWC (Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants) program, Allison has achieved the prestigious level of Certified Wedding Consultant (CWC) and has gone on to become a national speaker and instructor for the Association, teaching students all over the country and from all over the world the “ins and outs” of becoming a wedding consultant. She takes great pride in sharing her talents and insight with people who possess the same drive and passion for weddings and for the wedding industry as a whole. Allison lives in the Santa Cruz area with her husband and their four children. She enjoys her free time by relaxing with family, running and traveling.

Today, Allison Weddings is a full-service wedding design company, planning and orchestrating an average of 4-6 amazing weddings each season, while continuing to ensure that each client receives the personal attention and support they’re known for.

 

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Kathy Lewis is the newest member to join the Allison Weddings team. Kathy has always had a love for planning the perfect event! From successfully managing a team of 20+ to create an event that raised over $100,000 for her kid’s elementary school to organizing parties for her friends and family, Kathy loves to create beautiful moments in time that will be remembered forever. Kathy’s keen eye for detail, a creative mind for problem-solving and her knack for organizing make her the ideal wedding planner. You will almost always catch Kathy with a smile on her face as she has a positive outlook on life and believes that laughter is the key to getting through any hardship. Kathy has a reassuring, calm ease about her that our clients truly appreciate and trust. Kathy lives in the Santa Cruz area with her husband and two children. She loves to travel the world and is always daydreaming about the next destination on her list. Kathy loves to spend her free time volunteering, whether that be at her kid’s school or with The American Red Cross, reading, listening to music (preferably live) and making coffee dates with friends to solve the problems of the world. We are so thankful to have Kathy on our team!

 

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Michele Garcia, specialty designer & production assistant: Michele owns and operates a successful, online wedding accessories and paper goods business, Heart Paper Soul. She started her business in 2002 and her talents have been featured in many prestigious publications, including InStyle Weddings and Modern Bride as well as on Oprah. Michele and Allison Weddings combined creative forces in 2003, and together they design and produce custom specialty pieces to complete the look of each event.  Michele has a natural ability to pull a unifying design theme from the inspirations a client presents to her.  Her intimate connection with the wedding day pieces and her eye for style make her a natural for the hands-on production of the events themselves.

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