Brenda Swann | Wedding Specialist & Advocate of Merriment
Somewhere along the adventure I call my life I made up a personal motto; “Don’t stop to count time, make time count!”
I am grateful for every offering life has presented me, from the small to the abundant. I truly believe living life is about fearlessly traveling ALL the roads in front of you, even if you end up going in circles with bare feet! This mantra has enabled me to not only enjoy every experience in life but take-on new adventures… What began as helping a friend with her wedding over eight years ago, has grown to be what you see in the pages of this site…my livelihood.
Born in Mexico City, I still speak my native tongue (although with a humorous American accent). Traveling is what has enhanced my life. Charged with a positive attitude and zest for the undiscovered, I have spent time immersed in the cultures and adversity of others, learning about the intricacies of family and love, and the meaning of commitment and sacrifice. From studying in New Delhi, India, to crashing Moroccan weddings in Casablanca, and building homes on the hills of El Salvador, my thirst for life and ambition to live it to the fullest lies in making time count… which is exactly what I focus on when planning weddings, enjoying the moments that will forever be etched in our memory…and be caught on camera too!
Find out more about me: Sage Wedding Pros, SheWanders Photography.
Mandilee Comstock | Wedding Specialist & Celebration Maven
It is a great pleasure and honor to be a part of the Swann Squad! I have a colorful background that includes accounting, management, interior design, music, and most importantly- Wedding & Event Coordinating. I am excited to bring my varied experience not only the team but to future clients as we create a wonderful event. Understanding the significance of all the decisions there are to make, from the smallest details to the execution, I value the entire experience for both the couple and guests. It is not often that a couple has an opportunity to celebrate their love and host a party for all of their family and closest friends! I truly appreciate your consideration to include me as part of such a special time, I look forward to helping make that day as memorable as it should be!
Nicole George | Event Stylist & Inspirational Guru
I’ve grown into the philosophy of living adventurously with full of meaning! I’m constantly striving to create something functional and beautiful for everyone in every aspect of my life.
I earned my Interior Design degree from San Diego State University, for I absolutely adore the creativity of designing & styling, especially events. I pride myself on versatile, out-of-the-box perspective, for each event is as individual as the clients…Admittedly, I’m a sucker for all things romantic, intimate, and whimsically beautiful. Swann Soirées encourages me to explore my ambitions, value all experiences, and go fearlessly into the unknown…while coordinating quality events along the way. Whether I am executing an event or assisting our team, I genuinely adore every aspect of what is involved and put the same amount of enthusiasm into each and every day.
When I’m not working alongside our fabulous team of talented women, I’m writing my design blog, coaching a varsity field hockey team, or advising the alumni board of my collegiate sorority. Free time is at a premium, but I believe that you should find absolute joy in every aspect of your life…so I wouldn’t have mine any other way!
Brittany Riensch | Event Cultivateur & Planning Assistant
My passion for planning weddings developed during the planning of my own wedding. Through all the venue visits and research, I decided that this is what I want to do as a career! To gain more information about this amazing industry, I studied at SDSU to attain my Meeting & Events Planning Certificate. I love to travel during my free time, whether its as close as the beach or back home to Texas. Experiencing new places and meeting new people corresponds to my enjoyment of planning weddings. Every couple is unique and creating their special day grants me the opportunity to guide them through this part of their journey while incorporating their ideas & cultures. I like to think that this ideology helps me to envision any wedding deriving from the fabulous and pretty persuasion to the bold and daring variety!
Lizzie Scherer | Detail Champion, Assistant Coordinator
As the most recent addition, I am quickly learning the incredible network throughout the wedding world and boundless energy, creativity, & passion that all comes with being a member of the Swann Squad. I am a recent graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. While there, I majored in Food Service Management and minored in Event Management. Over this past decade, my main employment was being a nanny for various families. My experience directly lends itself to wedding planning. My ability to multi-task and balance the kids, the house, the errands, the meals- you name it I did it. My attention to the details and the little things I would do to make each mom’s day a bit easier was what made me stand out as a caretaker. I’m a huge believer in doing what you love and loving what you do. I am so excited to be a part of the team and look forward working with you to celebrate your unique love story!
Joy Silva | Creativity Enthusiast, Assistant Coordinator
I am a homegrown San Diegan and love living in a city where the sun shines year round. I hold a degree in Business from San Diego State University. I know what it takes to plan an event from beginning to end and to not settle for anything that is less than amazing. I am also a graphic designer with a passion for designing one of a kind wedding stationary. I am able to take your vision and create an invite that will be sure to impress your guests and set the tone for your special day. In my spare time, I love immersing myself in anything creative from working on DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects to making delicious baked goods. I am a wife and mother to two adorable dogs. I embrace every opportunity to push the envelope by taking an idea and creating something new and unique. I am very excited to be a part of the Swann Squad. I look forward to working with you to assure that your soirée is executed to perfection!
All Photos by La Vida Creations | Make-up by Lipstick & Luster