MEET SPARK & SAGE EVENTS
MY BUSINESS NAME MIRRORS MY PHILOSOPHY ON EVENTS
Planning and coordinating an event requires a little bit of creativity and inspiration (the spark) with a little bit of knowledge and wisdom (being "sage") to pull off a successful event day.
It's easy to find event managers that focus solely on the details and who forget that it's about the big picture. You and your guests' experiences are the central focus of everything I do. My passion, attention to detail, and time management skills allow me to make sure your wedding celebrates your story, showcases your unique voice and vision, and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
OWNER & LEAD COORDINATOR
NICE TO MEET YOU!
I'M AMANDA CRABTREE.
I was actually working in a real estate office when I was volunteered (by my boss) to coordinate a fundraising event. I fell in love (no pun intended) with event planning almost immediately, and if you talk to me now about my work, you'll see my passion. It's so rewarding to craft an experience that becomes a memory to cherish for everyone involved. I love the challenge, I love the fun, and I love the magic of events, and especially, weddings.
Since 2011, I've worked as a full-time event planner, starting off in military community events, then weddings, then working as a venue coordinator and even a brief stint for a catering company. My borad experiences allow me to see the bigger picture of how each element needs to fit together to make sure the big day runs smoothly.
I met my husband, Ben, in high school. We've been together for 14 years, and married for 10!
Within the span of a year, I traveled to the Bahamas, Spain, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Guatemala, Panama, Jordan, and Israel. Been to 19 countries total, and planning more!
I lived and worked in Israel at a retreat center in the Galilee.
I went to school for Graphic Design (haha, life had other plans!) so I love working with typography, colors and patterns.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
Proud foodie. Travel enthusiast. Coordinator of Chaos.
Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Prone to fits of creative genius
Certified Wedding Planner
On-Site Pandemic Protocol Certification
San Diego Business License and Insured up to $1M/$2M