Meet Sarah Bond

Event Planner Extraordinaire


I'm Sarah, owner and lead planner of Grace and Gold Events. I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky but moved in Southern California in 2012. I have such an amazing husband who believes in my dreams and I have a baby boy named Ollie whose cheeks you just want to kiss all the time!

I have always known I wanted to be a wedding planner since I was a young girl. I started working for a catering company at the age of 16 where I learned key elements of planning but also was able to see how the catering staff works at an event. The more I became involved with a local catering company the more I fell head over heels in love with weddings. Someone recently asked me "Why did I decide to get into the wedding industry?" and I had the simplest answer, "I am a people person and love to be around happy people. There is no one happier than on a wedding day!" 

Grace and Gold Events home base is in San Diego but I love to travel as often as I can! This year Grace and Gold Events will be heading to Palm Springs, Orange County, Los Angeles and Kentucky! 

I am a huge fan of a great bread pudding, a glass of Wilson Creek Almond Champagne and a great Lilly Pulitzer dress!  


XOXO, Sarah 

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From Our Couples

"Sarah was the most amazing person to work with. She was so organized, fun and always on top of EVERYTHING! We are soo happy we chose her as our “month of” wedding planner. She was such a great help longer that month of, but definitely the most helpful during that time with vendors. The day-of wedding was NOT at all stressful because of her and I couldn’t be happier to have worked with her! Her team was awesome help on the day of as well! I feel like she was family and miss her now that the wedding is over! Highly highly recommend! XO"
Carissa + Kyle
"Sarah and the Grace and Gold team are amazing! We worked with Abby for month-of coordination, and she went above and beyond for us in every way. Not only did she meet with us multiple times to go over every detail (including a meeting at our venue), she was always available via email or text, and she had an expansive knowledge of vendors, tips, best practices, and every kind of advice. As complete novices to planning a wedding, we heavily relied on Abby, and she expertly led us along in a professional, energetic, experienced and really delightful manner. We were completely relaxed on our wedding day knowing Abby was on top of things. She was a joy to work with! I can’t recommend Sarah, Abby and Grace and Gold enough!"
Paolo + Charles
"Oh my goodness! We truly cannot thank the Grace & Gold team enough for making our wedding day absolutely spectacular! Our lead coordinator was Erin and she was fantastic! She went above and beyond with every detail which made planning and enjoying our wedding a breeze. She was punctual, thorough, professional, and so easy to work with. From the start, Erin organized all of our vendor contracts and put together a timeline for our wedding day. Whenever a vendor would email or give me a call about specifics, my favorite response to use was “My coordinator, Erin, will contact you about that!” She solved tiny hiccups before we even knew anything was out of place. She was always one step ahead whether it was setting up decor, letting us borrow wedding items (I don’t need to buy 15 table number signs and a locking card box that I will never use again, hello!), or grabbing us an extra plate of delicious appetizers. Erin did so many things to help organize our day that we never would have thought to do. Thanks to her, our wedding day was stress free! We didn’t have to worry about anything except having fun! I will definitely be recommending Grace & Gold to all of my friends and family for future events!"
Katie + Ryan
"We could not have hoped for a better person or a better wedding planner to help us on our special weekend. It was absolutely magical. Sarah was exceptional and helped us on both a 130-person rehearsal dinner and 175-person wedding. She was referred to us by a friend in the industry who has worked with numerous wedding planners. Both my fiancé and I work long hours, so we leaned on her heavily. She guided us through everything so efficiently and she approached our last minute adjustments with such patience and positivity. On the day of the wedding, she worked so hard to make everything perfect, even to getting us our favorite drinks mid-evening. She also shared with us some of her favorite vendors and was always open to new ones we liked. She exceeded all of our expectations. We recommend her without any hesitations or reservations. Honestly, you can’t pick a better planner than Sarah Bond."
Janeen + Bob
"My new wife and I couldn't be happier with the work of Sarah and Grace & Gold! From the moment we met Sarah, we knew we had to work with her. She was organized, punctual, prepared, and overall a great person. Because our wedding was LGBTQ+, we were very picky about which vendors we worked with. Sarah and her team were so respectful and supportive to us. She listened to all our suggestions and turned our wedding day into a beautiful day we will never forget. She took all the stress off of us so we could really enjoy our special day together. I love how she compiles all her documents online to make it easy and transparent for couples to access. Above all, Sarah always remembers the little things (like bringing us our signature drinks right after the ceremony!) We highly recommend the work of Sarah and Grace & Gold!"
Katie + Ashley
  • The Knot 2019 - Best of Wedding
  • Featured on The Perfect Palette 2019
  • Featured on Modern Weddings