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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 encountered event planning & coordination unintentionally, and fell in love with it immediately. If you talk to me in person about events, 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. 

For the past 6+ years, I've worked as a full-time event planner, starting off in military family events, community events, weddings, as a venue coordinator and event a brief stint for a catering company. My variety of experience allows 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 13 years, and married for 9!

  • Within the span of a year, 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!

  • Lived and worked in Israel at a retreat center in the Galilee.

  • Went to school for Graphic Design (haha, life had other plans!) so I love working with typography, colors and patterns.

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
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Proud foodie. Travel enthusiast. Coordinator of Chaos.

Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Prone to fits of creative genius

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  • Certified Wedding Planner

  • On-Site Pandemic Protocol Certification

  • San Diego Business License and Insured up to $1M/$2M