MEET THE TEAM
...that creates dreams
CHRISTIE YORK-- PRINCIPAL EVENT PLANNER AND DESIGNER
I envision everyday life as a fairytale, so creating romance and beauty in my designs comes naturally. My experience in the event industry started with five years of event production experience in the city of Chicago, working with big name celebrities, corporations and beautiful brides.
While designing and producing events for over thirty event planners in Chicago, I realized my true love and talent was not only in the design process, but planning as well. This experience sets me apart from most planners because I see an event as a total sensory experience, not just something to be organized and planned. Upon moving back to my home state of California, I decided the Southern California wedding planning scene needed new energy. A young energy that still had classic roots but took advantage of modern technologies to breathe fresh air into each wedding. Upon that realization, Christie Rose Events was born in July of 2011.
I feel blessed and honored to have planned and executed over 400 weddings and countless birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, elopements, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate day meetings, and multi-day conferences. When I take on a new event, they become my world. Most of my thoughts are devoted to how we can take your vision and transform it beyond your wildest dreams. Today and everyday is a blessing and should be celebrated. I consider myself so lucky to be in love with my work and making beautiful memories that will last a lifetime for my clients. I hope to be fortunate enough to be part of your planning process and share the blessings, love, talent and vision I’ve been given with you on your very special day!
MICHELLE SPERRY- SPECIAL EVENT PLANNER
Michelle is a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and has been with the company since inception. She brings energy and creativity to our team, always coming up with the new ways to make every event unique. Wherever our planners aren’t, Michelle is. She’s intuitive, proactive and a great leader.
Our brides love having Michelle around on their wedding day because she’s comforting, calm, and gets things done with a huge smile on her face.
“Weddings are my passion. I wake up every morning energized with new ideas and go to sleep thinking about the fairytales we are planning. At the end of each wedding, I can’t even walk because I put my all into everything detail. It’s the best day of their lives, and I will do everything in my power to make sure it’s nothing short of flawless.”
KATIE SPERRY- SPECIAL EVENT DESIGNER
Katie joined the Christie Rose team shortly after the company was founded and has grown to be a highly sought after wedding designer. Her passion for weddings is evident in every word she says and is truly reflected in her picture perfect events. With extensive experience executing corporate events, Katie has finally found her true love in weddings as she enjoys the emotional connection she makes with every bride.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University, Katie is the ultimate wedding designer. She creates digital renderings of the brides vision to nail down each of her client’s visions and to make sure the vendors fully understand what her brides want. There is no detail that falls through the cracks with Katie. She has a way of absorbing client’s visions and making them come to life, paying meticulous attention to detail and creating fresh angles on romantic and classical design. Her attention to detail and vivacious personality makes her a celebrity among our clients and we are so blessed to have such an energetic and gracious planner and coordinator at Christie Rose Events.
LAUREN FLORES- EVENT COORDINATOR (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
We’re pretty sure Lauren’s middle name is DETAIL. She is the queen of perfecting every detail and thus WOWing our wedding and event guests, time after time. It’s no surprise that Lauren’s background is in fashion design, because she makes all of our events more stylish than a fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
Lauren is our chief coordinator specializing in month-of and day-of coordination. She's constantly coming up with creative solutions when she’s placed in difficult situations. Her positive and upbeat “can-do” attitude makes her one of our bride favorites.
Inspired by the effervescence of children at play, the smell of the ocean and couples in love, Lauren finds extreme satisfaction knowing she has an integral role in the most special day of her clients lives. There’s really nothing more rewarding!