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 3 years. Organized and driven, seeing every detail executed perfectly and bringing each client's vision to reality is her favorite part of the job.
WENDY LARATTA- SENIOR COORDINATOR
We are so fortunate with have Wendy on our team with her 10 years of experience. She has produced events all over the world, from corporate blowouts to intimate weddings. Wendy is a master of design and logistics and understands the details that go into an unforgettable event. A newlywed herself, she also values the experience we provide to our clients throughout their engagement.
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)
NATALIE MU- JUNIOR COORDINATOR (RIGHT)
SARAH SALZMAN - JUNIOR COORDINATOR