Arnold Palmers, my terrier pup, decadent chocolate, afternoon tea (make that anytime tea), heirlooms mixed with modern treasures
Strong marriages, deep friendships, classical Pilates, apricot French tulips in the spring, garnet amaryllis in the fall, magnolias in wintertime and astilbes all-year-round
Globetrotting, interior design (loving wallpaper right now), single floral bridesmaid bouquets, craft foods, artisan paper goods, Elie Saab runway shows, quality over quantity
Full design and planning for 10 couples per year
Love and support to local mental health non-profits such as Daniel’s Place and Step Up on Second
Cassandra Santor’s career path was leading her toward wedding planning long before she ever knew it would be her calling.
Early on, Cassandra saddled up to the owner of a bustling neighborhood bakery to learn the confection industry, worked in hotel hospitality to understand the desires of discriminating guests, and studied photography in an intimate darkroom setting. She graduated from one of the top hotel colleges in the country and went to work at a prestigious Brooklyn floral studio serving New York’s trendsetters and beyond. Later, she honed her sales and negotiation skills developing a national sales campaign and wedding-favor line for SoHo-based MarieBelle Chocolates and then learned from the very best when worked for party-planning and organizational mogul, Martha Stewart, as a design consultant and tabletop expert within her weddings division.
Each opportunity fed her curiosity and gave her an insider’s view of the wedding world that she knew just how to utilize. In 2003 Cassandra combined all of her professional experiences to open her wedding-planning business, and since then, her work has impressed and delighted at every turn.
Cassandra’s talent for envisioning, organizing and producing extraordinarily meaningful events has made her sought-after by discerning couples throughout California and well beyond. Her genuine personality, easy laugh and ability to stay calm under pressure in any situation, allow her to effortlessly mesh with her A-list clients while she works her wedding magic. Simply put, she pushes creative boundaries and exceeds expectations . . . every time.
Throughout the creation of a wedding, Cassandra delights in finding opportunities to infuse beauty and wonder into every detail, making sure along the way that each element has meaning for her clients. Whether she’s arranging an intimate gathering or a glittering gala, she is wholly dedicated to each couple she works with and isn’t finished until their heart-warming traditions, and distinct style are woven throughout their event. Paired with her near-obsessive organizational skills and seamless execution plans, this passion for meaningful touches is what makes Cassandra’s weddings shine so bright in her clients’ minds long after the lights turn out and the day is complete.
Cassandra focuses on full-planning for only 10 couples each year, which allows her and her team the necessary time and preparation needed to see creative concepts through to completion. Limitless attention is her vow to every couple.
Cassandra lives ocean side in Brentwood, California, with her husband, Jess, and their beloved terrier, Wallace. She loves exploring new eateries, traveling the world over with her husband and making memories with friends and family. Her love of all things beautiful, authentic, simple and elegant is infused throughout her life and every wedding she creates.