The logistics, hours, and all of the to-dos of wedding planning can be a bit unsexy. That’s why I take it over for you, letting you both love the process while I manage the less-than-charming checklists. And boy do I get tingly when I talk about timelines.
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let's bring joy back to wedding planning.
I am ready to collaborate with my wealth of talented and diverse vendors, venues, and trustworthy wedding contacts to achieve your unique vision.
I’m all for customizations, not dull customs. Let’s design a wedding experience that is worthy of an encore. And yes, you’ll enjoy the steps leading up to the big day too.
I’ll apply my tools, resources, and years of experience to make the entire process simple, saving you time, energy and your sanity.
“If you want your event to have that wow factor (and lots of color) Holly is the only choice!”
- Ramzi, Wedding at The Parker Palm Springs
Everything in the wedding planning & design package
Plan a multi-event wedding weekend that’s in sync with your personalities and your vision.
Your wedding will be the event of the year, if not the decade!
Please inquire for a custom quote.
• Full 3-day weekend planning and coordination for your wedding and two additional events
• Engagement photo session design
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• Rehearsal dinner planning and coordination
• Day after lunch/brunch planning
• Design creation with mood boards and sourcing
• Layouts and timeline
• Management of all logistics
My most popular service is start-to-finish wedding planning and design. I’ll execute your ideas and take care of all of the details from hiring vendors to designing your entire event.
This experience is designed to wow your guests with an event that actually feels like you.
Please inquire for a custom quote.
• Venue search and explore
• Vendor recommendation
• Vendor meetings
• Personalized itinerary for the couple
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Want engagement photos that tell your unique love story? I offer styled engagement photoshoots in correlation with your booked wedding photographer. From the theme, to the attire, to atmosphere, and styling I am here to create a styled engagement shoot that rivals the ones you have been pinning on Pinterest since before you got engaged!
• Venue Scouting
• Design creation
• Vendor coordination and final logistics
• Photo shot list
• Hair & Makeup Referrals
• Attire Styling
• On-site management
Styled Engagement Shoot Portfolio
Starting at $10,000
starting at $3000
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- Joe, Wedding at The Skirball Cultural Center
"Look no further: hire Holly as your wedding planner! Holly helped us create our dream Pan Am wedding that took over a year to put together.
When Holly began the planning process, she helped us stay focused on having a wedding in which our guests would think, "Wow, that's so Adam and Joe!" every step of the way. The end result was a beautiful blend of my love of mid century modern aesthetics and my husband's lifelong passion for aviation that took our breath - and that of our guests - away!
Holly kept us on task over the course of our engagement with reasonable, bite-sized amounts of work on our end of the wedding planning bargain. In fact, we literally had nothing to do the last week before the wedding because we got everything done, giving us the time to simply enjoy the precious few moments of that special period that fly by so quickly!
Holly also has deep ties with great vendors, from photographers to paper goods to photobooth creators to the entire team at Pan Am Experience, who made our special day so extraordinary. When you work with Holly, you know you're getting the best of the best; there's no time for amateur hour!
We can't sing Holly's praises enough!"
"Fly Away with Holly!"
- RAMZI, WEDDING AT THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS
"There are not enough great things I can say about Holly and Anything But Gray Events! We just got married in Palm Springs and live on the East Coast. Holly navigated us through the entire process with grace and ease. We gave her a high level vision of what we wanted and trusted her to make it happen. She nailed every decision, big or small, and the whole wedding went off without a hitch. She took care of everything day-of and we didn't have to lift a finger. All of the vendors she linked us with were great and the one time we had a small hiccup Holly had it solved immediately! There is no way we could have done it without her and her team.
If you want your event to have to have that wow factor (and lots of color) Holly is the only choice! We're sad we don't get to work with her anymore now that the wedding is over, but she'll be our first call next time we have a major event to plan!"
"HOLLY GRAY IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST!"
- AMIE, WEDDING AT THE OVIATT PENTHOUSE
"From our very first conversation she helped me to feel so relaxed and excited about the wedding. Planning can be stressful, and Holly could not have been more supportive, professional, and reassuring that everything was going to be perfect... and it was! We went with all of Holly's recommended vendors and - wow! - they beyond exceeded our expectations! When we decided a week before the wedding that we wanted live entertainment for cocktail hour, Holly worked some kind of magic to get us the best magicians in Los Angeles, which blew our guests away (they are still talking about it)! Even more incredible was that Holly respected our budget by not going over it and still gave us a glamorous, old Hollywood style wedding that we dreamed of. Our goal on our wedding day was to eat, enjoy every moment, to not get overwhelmed, to dance as much as possible, and to have FUN. That is exactly how the day and night went, and we will forever be grateful to Anything But Gray Events for making it all possible. We will never forget those moments. I truly cannot recommend Holly enough!"
"THE BEST DECISION WE COULD HAVE MADE WAS TO CALL HOLLY!"
what is a wackadoo?
As a proud founding member of the Wackadoos, let me introduce you to the very people that Anything But Gray Events revolves around (ahem, you). Wackadoos are free-spirited individuals who thrive on big personalities, bold designs, and distinctive self-expression. If this is you, passion and confidence run through your veins and you are always authentically yourself. You envision your wedding as a way to express who you are as a couple while showcasing your unique, kick-ass love to family and friends in a remarkable way.
Enter stage left, because this, my wackadoo, is your moment to find your light.
You are anything but ordinary.
(it's a good thing, I promise!)
Reach out sooner rather than later, as I tend to book out quickly and take on a select number of clients per year. We typically work with clients from 12-14 months out of their wedding day.
Yes, Anything But Gray Events is actively booking weddings for 2021 and beyond, adhering to all safety measures. I am keeping a very close eye and ear on all local California and federal regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the large amount of detail required to make an event run seamlessly (as is my style), I do not offer day-of coordination. I want my couples to show up to their wedding day knowing that all of the work has been done ahead of time. Although I like to think that I have a magic wand, I do not believe in merely showing up to a wedding for day-of coordination. Instead, I offer Wedding Management, a smaller package that includes tidying up loose ends a couple months before the wedding and then, of course, managing things on the day-of with a complete understanding of every piece.
I love a colorful wedding, but my style is first and foremost customized to you. This means designing events for all vibes and visions. I can create anything you can imagine!
Absolutely. Weddings, big or small, are my specialty. Every package is customized based on your needs — so whether it’s an intimate elopement, grand getaway or ballroom bash, we’ll make it happen in a sensationally seamless fashion.
Is a flamingo pink? Yes, I plan events anywhere in the world with an additional fee to cover travel costs. I am a frequent wedding planner for events in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and Ventura County.
1. hello and here we go.
Say hello and we’ll schedule a complimentary video consultation within the week. Receive your personalized proposal shortly after. Once the contract and retainer are all set, we’ll begin the planning!
2. design and details.
Let's take your wedding vision from imagination to real life! With design boards, sourcing, and creative input, we’ll start to plan the design out together. I can walk into an empty room and see what it will look like finished without an issue. Your wedding will be one of a kind, just like you!
3. logistics lined up.
As a wedding planner with a stage management background, I’ll make sure that the logistics and vendor team line up. This is one of the many parts that I thrive in. My step by step process will allow you to live your busy life and not be overwhelmed by wedding planning!
4. showcase your love.
At last, your wedding day is here. With my big smile and dash of sass, I’ll coordinate the back-end details so you can soak up this decadent day.
weddings and events for charismatic individuals.
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