Alisha O’Connor

Alisha O’Connor

I’m Alisha O’Connor. My approach is straightforward, honest and genuine—because those are my own personal values.

I heard once that you will learn a lot about a person by what’s on their desk. Between linen samples, garden books and vision boards in progress, mine never sees a dull moment. Same story with my coffee table – and on most nights, I fall asleep to the glow of Pinterest. That craving for design detail in my home and professional life is what led me to a career in event planning. I have always had a passion for entertaining, and I consider myself lucky to share this journey with the amazing people I get to call my clients.

Setting the stage for events that will one day stand out as incredible memories is what I thrive on. Nothing makes me happier than those serendipitous moments when colleagues, clients and friends come together, proud to celebrate life’s greatest milestones and goals.

I am a no-nonsense kind of gal and have even been described as a firework: bright and cheerful with a loud and powerful impact! Most importantly, my devotion to my clients is genuine. I want the absolute best experience for you, and will do whatever it takes to make your personal vision reality.

20 Questions

Let’s be real. I am going to ask you a million questions along the way to help me understand your personality, style and vision. Here’s a Q&A that will help you get to know me, too.

  1. Sign: Scorpio
  2. Where did you grow up? On a farm in South Dakota.
  3. Siblings: I am one of 4 girls.
  4. Pets: Black Lab (Coal- 12), Yellow Lab (Rudy- 9).
  5. What skill would you like to master? Calligraphy – I have horrible handwriting!
  6. What’s your favorite drink? La Croix (I have an obsession and stopped drinking regular h2O), and Cabernet Franc.
  7. Favorite Vacation: Hands down, South Africa!
  8. What songs have you completely memorized? So many but sometimes I make up my own words and think they are right…does that count?
  9. Biggest Celebrity Crush: Morgan Freeman (that voice) and of course, the Queen B!
  10. Who inspires you? I am surrounded by strong women every day.
  11. Favorite Food: Mexican
  12. What are some small things that make your day better? Coffee.
  13. What’s your claim to fame? The worm!
  14. What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? I save every card I get and periodically read through them. I love a good card!
  15. What’s the best single day on the calendar? Christmas Eve.
  16. What’s your dream car? VW Van or Teal Scout.
  17. What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Meeting my husband in a tasting room while on vacation.
  18. What website do you visit most often? Amazon (I have a problem) and Pinterest
  19. Next place on your bucket list to visit? I have not made it to Italy yet! Ciao.
  20. What is your biggest fear? Sharks and open waters
Jordan Oedewaldt

Jordan Oedewaldt

Born and raised as a San Diego girl, I quickly found my paradise in Sonoma County. From the beauty of nature, to the small town feel, I knew that I had found my home.

Growing up I was always the one to throw my friends birthday parties, decorate the table at thanksgiving, and sit in my room working on “my latest project.” My parents have always asked where I get my creativity from and my answer is that it has always come naturally. Whatever the project was I always felt a sense of fulfillment afterwards.

I have always been very detailed oriented, organized, and creative, so I was instantly drawn to the idea of being an event planner at an early age. In college I took a job as an event coordinator at a boutique winery and after my first event, I was hooked!

Every event that I am apart of, I always find myself taking a few moments, among the hustle and bustle, to stop and look around. The people smiling, the vision that came to life, the memories that are being made right in front of my eyes.. I helped do THAT! Whether I find myself on Pinterest making new vision boards for clients, imagining potential events every time I’m in a new space, or attending events to network with my fellow planners, my career has become the center of my life and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

20 Questions
  1. Where are you from? San Diego
  2. Are you a morning or night person? Definitely an early riser
  3. What is your favorite type of food? Asian food
  4. What are you determined to do? Travel the world
  5. What is the best way to start the day? A cup of coffee with my honey
  6. What’s the best date on the calendar? New Years
  7. What’s worth spending more on to get the best? Food!!
  8. How do you relax after a long day of work? A glass of wine, a comfy blanket, and takeout.
  9. What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Having a family
  10. What gets you fired up? People who are passionate about what they do.
  11. What is one of your favorite smells? Febreze
  12. What is something you will never do again? Snowboarding
  13. What is your least favorite trait about yourself? I overthink
  14. What “old person” thing do you do? I usually go to bed SO early
  15. What is your biggest fear? Drowning or suffocating
  16. What is the most daring thing you’ve done? Skydiving
  17. How long does it take you to get ready? 25 min
  18. If you had a warning label, what would it say? Warning, I am brutally honest
  19. What is your go-to Starbucks order? Coconut milk (matcha) latte
  20. Who knows you best? Sam, my boyfriend