Stephanie Rose Events - San Diego Wedding Planner | Meet our team of San Diego wedding planners
We love family so much, we named our company after our grandmothers! We are happy, energetic, detail-obsessed planners. Come meet us. We always have champagne!
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Heather Elise Photography

My Story

Kristin Watkins is the happy, energetic and detail-obsessed owner and lead event designer at Stephanie Rose Events. Her impeccable reputation for creating beautiful and memorable guest experiences attracts local and destination wedding clients like you. Specializing in nontraditional venues, Kristin has transformed beaches, barns, museums and private homes into one-of-a-kind luxury destinations. As a native San Diegan, she knows the city intimately and works with the very best vendors the city has to offer. And as a mom to two teen aged boys and a cancer survivor, there isn’t much she can’t handle. Call, email, or text her to see how she can help you create your wedding vision and make your guests say wow!

Kristin was able to guide us through all the madness by connecting us to amazing vendors once she heard our vision and what we were hoping for on our big day.” – Casey C., San Diego, CA


Details are our passion. From personalizing décor, to planning for uncooperative weather, to returning your guest’s coat left behind, Stephanie Rose Events will leave nothing to chance. We obsess so you don’t have to.

We have more than 20 years’ experience creating unique and memorable events, from nonprofit fundraisers to extravagant wedding celebrations. The entire team at Stephanie Rose Events is creative, resourceful, enthusiastic, cheerful, and wonderfully organized. We work tirelessly to create an amazing event experience for you and all of your guests.

Or we can work with the couple who embraces planning your wedding, to manage the details you put together, to ensure a flawless event is executed exactly as you planned.

Stephanie Rose Events specializes in San Diego, Palm Springs and Orange County weddings. A variety of packages are available to suit your needs – from luxury premium wedding planning services to wedding day coordination and everything in between.


Tom Hams Photography

Stephanie Garbaczewski

About Stephanie

Stephanie Rose Events is named in honor of two very special women, the Founder Kristin Watkins’ grandmothers, Stephanie Garbaczewski and Rose Collins.

Stephanie played the piano, enjoyed Ukrainian folk dancing and was proud of family traditions. She was close to her mother and the two spent days cooking holiday feasts for their family.

& Rose

Rose was a spirited woman who loved the color purple, big, sparkly jewelry and lots of perfume. She had an active social life and enjoyed traveling.

Very different women, both were born into strong families of modest means and raised in New York City. And even though they never met, together they built a family based on faith and love. And isn’t that what marriage is all about?

Rose Collins