About the team
Based in Southern California
TESSA LYN BRAND - OWNER / COORDINATOR -
Since I was a young girl, I always lived for planning parties and hosting friends. Naturally, as I grew older, I found myself enthralled with weddings. After achieving success in the film business for nearly a decade, I decided to start over and make a career out of my first love; weddings and events. I quickly realized that many of the skills I had mastered running movie sets were perfectly in line with wedding coordination, and this background made me truly unique. With over 180 weddings under my belt I have found my true passion.
Watching two people dedicate their lives to one another, while surrounded by family and friends, is a magical moment to witness. I take great pride in creating a celebration that lives up to those moments. My goal is to personalize every event making it as unique as the bride and groom, while ensuring total organization so they can enjoy the entire engagement as well as every single moment of their wedding day.
When I am not planning weddings, I am a mom to two beautiful daughters and wife to my incredible husband (who is a wedding videographer!). I am on a leadership board for USC, and I actively contribute to City of Hope cancer treatment center.
KATHRYN BARRON- SENIOR COORDINATOR -
Kathryn is the quintessential California girl. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she possesses unique talents that combine academia and creativity. Kathryn holds degrees in Merchandise Product Development and International Manufacturing and Product Development. Initially pursuing wedding dress design and working at of the top gown boutiques in Beverly Hills, she fell in love with the entire wedding world. Kathryn looks at each wedding as an opportunity to create a truly magical and unforgettable event that the clients will never forget. We have been lucky enough to have her as part of the TLE team for 2 years. Organized and driven, seeing every detail executed perfectly and bringing each client's vision to reality is her favorite part of the job.
ALICIA NIERENBERG- SENIOR COORDINATOR
She loves everything from design boards to spreadsheets. A girly-girl with a passion for event planning and a background in the entertainment industry. After graduating with BA in Communications from UCSB, she found her way into entertainment, but knew her heart was with weddings. Clients have praised Alicia for always being a step ahead of them at all times.
A newlywed herself, she naturally loved planning her own wedding couple years ago.
MOLLY KOMICK- SENIOR COORDINATOR - MONTH-OF COORDINATOR
With a degree from KU and a background in sales working for Fortune 500 companies we are so lucky to have Molly as part of our team. Molly has combined a natural design talent with a mind for logistics and joined the TLE team nearly three years ago. We are so proud to have Molly coordinating events and weddings for Tessa Lyn Events.
LINDSAY NEWBY-SNODE- SENIOR COORDINATOR - MONTH-OF COORDINATOR
With over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, and coordination of nearly 40 weddings, we are fortunate to have Lindsay on board to take care of our month-of brides. She has a calm confidence to her that makes brides feel comfortable and encourages vendors to follow her lead.
KELSI BARBATA - JUNIOR COORDINATOR (LEFT PHOTO)
NATALIE MU- JUNIOR COORDINATOR (RIGHT PHOTO)
WENDY WARD - JUNIOR COORDINATOR
SARAH SALZMAN - JUNIOR COORDINATOR
EMILIE D.- JUNIOR COORDINATOR