Melissa McClure Photography
Melissa McClure Photography
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
Our philosophy is simple. We get shit done. You don’t have time to research vendors for every decision, negotiate pricing, go to planning meetings, find hotel rooms for out-of-town guests, scour pinterest and instagram for every new trend. You have a life, and it’s busy without planning your wedding. We get it.
We will meet with you in person or digitally and get to work. We know which vendors will match your style and budget, we style your wedding to reflect your unique love story, we create a kick-ass guest experience, we obsess over the details so you don’t have to. Here’s the truth… when you look good, we look good. And we love to look good. So we work our tails off to ensure your wedding rocks.
Yes, we work in LA, OC, and Palm Springs, but we specialize in San Diego. I mean why go anywhere else? From beaches to wineries, luxury resorts to hidden private venues, everything you want is here.
And, we believe in love. All kinds of love. Second wedding? Awesome. Same-sex? Definitely. Multi-cultural? Nontraditional? Let’s do it!
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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 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?