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About the team

Based in Southern California

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TESSA LYN BRAND - OWNER / COORDINATOR - tessa@tessa.com

 

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 250 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.

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KATHRYN BARRON- SENIOR COORDINATOR - kathryn@tessa.com

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 4 years. Organized and driven, seeing every detail executed perfectly and bringing each client's vision to reality is her favorite part of the job.  

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ALICIA NIERENBERG- SENIOR COORDINATOR 

We are so fortunate to have Alicia on our team for the last 5 years.   She is a master of design and logistics and understands the details that go into an unforgettable event.  As a former client, she also values the experience we provide to our clients throughout their engagement.  

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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 is the "Martha" of weddings and joined the TLE team nearly seven years ago.  

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KELSI BARBATA COORDINATOR 

 

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SARAH SALZMAN -OFFICE COORDINATOR 

 

"Enjoy your day

without the stress of the

small details."

 

Let's talk

Tessa Brand - Owner
tessa@tessa.com // 213-842-2788
Kathryn Barron - Senior Coordinator
kathryn@tessa.com

More detailed package descriptions and our

full wedding portfolio is available upon request.

 

Limited availability for 2021 / Now booking into 2023

Full portfolio link HERE

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