Mission/Philosophy/History

Mission

Getting married is a radical, sacred act, and we are here to help guide you on this special journey. Our mission is to honor the experience and create a meaningful and memorable wedding for your and your loved ones. We value: inclusive, reasonable, mindful, and  thoughtful wedding consulting and coaching from the day you book with us! In addition, we offer many additional values than most traditional wedding planners, in that our team is more like a wedding doula. The average wedding planning period is about 9-10 months, about the same time it takes to hatch a baby! And much like a pregnancy doula, who is there to help you navigate an experience you have likely not experienced yet, we are there to cheer you on, help you when you feel overwhelmed, and make sure the experience is uniquely tailored to you!

Philosophy

Weddings are one of the few universally recognized and celebrated rituals in the U.S., and we aim to create experiences that are beyond pretty, and are truly life-affirming and transformational. Everyone should have the right to marry who they love, and we love working with couples from diverse backgrounds, be it gender/sexual orientation, religious/cultural backgrounds, international/mixed heritage, or whatever words uniquely describe you and your honey!

By keeping our rates reasonable, we are able to work with clients who seek to create affordable, often non-traditional weddings.  While we focus primarily on weddings, we also work on a few select non-wedding events per year, including corporate events, non-profit fundraisers, and other family functions like anniversary parties, birthdays, and more.

History

Burlap & Rose Weddings was officially founded in May 2015, just a few weeks after our Founder Jennifer’s own wedding(though looking back, the many months of planning her own wedding was truly like a Wedding Planning Crash Course 101!). Since our inception, we have planned over 50 weddings either in house, or alongside other Wedding Planners. While we work mainly in the Southern California region(including Greater LA, Joshua Tree/Palm Springs, Ojai and more) we also love to travel and have a few cross country and international weddings coming up.

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