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 two boys named Ollie and Beckett who inspire me to be my absolute best every day. 

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! We are expanding to Cabo and Hawaii in 2022 and can't wait! 

XOXO, Sarah 

Meet the Team

An Experienced Team Here For You're Big Day

Please Meet the Grace and Gold Lead planners! 

  •  Abby Tellers
    Abby Tellers

    Abby graduated from Cal Poly in December 2019 with a degree in Hospitality and has been apart of the Grace and Gold Team since 2017! Abby Grew up in Orange County, CA and loves the beach, going to Disneyland and a coffee lover! In her spare time she loves to binge watch crime shows, travel and try out new restaurants! 

    "Ever since I was in elementary school I knew I would have a career in the form of helping people. Weddings have not only allowed me to help couples plan and coordinate their special day, it is the day of that makes me the happiest. There is no better feeling than a bride seeing her groom for the first time or seeing the two dance the night away with their friends and family so in love. I love being able to be apart of a couple’s dream wedding!"

  •  Erin

    Erin graduated from Cal State Long Beach and went to University of Georgia for her Masters. She is an ESL Coordinator in Irvine but loves to be apart of weddings on the weekends.  She has been apart of Grace and Gold since day one and loves getting to know her couples! Erin has 2 kids named Siriah and Bentley and loves going to the beach, reading books, and enjoying time with her family! 

    "I love watching two families come together and celebrate two people they love. There is so much joy in being apart of our couples weddings and seeing them so happy on their wedding day!"

  •  Carissa LaRue
    Carissa LaRue

    Carissa graduated from California State University of Fullerton! She has always loved planning parties for friends and family, along with work parties at her father's company. She loved planning her wedding with the help of Grace and Gold events in 2019, and fell in love with the planning process, She recently joined the Grace and Gold family as Sarah Bond's assistant, and has been apart of the planning process for many weddings.

    She loves serving others and cannot wait to help her clients plan the wedding if their dreams!

  •  Sarah Salzman
    Sarah Salzman

    Sarah graduated from California StateUniversityPomona where she studiedHospitality!She started in the wedding industry 3 years ago where she did weddings from San Louis Opisbo to San Diego and we couldn’t be more grateful to have her apart of our family!

    When Sarah has down time she loves to venture around San Diego with friends and family or dive into calligraphy! She loves to cook and is always trying new recipes!

  •  Korrin Zimmermann
    Korrin Zimmermann

    Korrin graduated from Anderson University in South Carolina with a degree in Psychology. She immediately went into the wedding planning industry and hasn’t looked back! Korrin loves working to create personalized weddings for each of her couples, especially the design process. 

    Before joining G&G as Lead Planner and Design, Korrin was planning weddings in Southwest Florida for the past 9 years, covering 50-60 weddings a year. Since moving to LA she has loved the shift in scenery and working alongside Sarah and the G&G team creating beautiful and memorable moments for our clients. 

    When Korrin is not working you can find her exploring the California coastline with her husband (& soon baby boy), brunching with her favorite people or cheering on any sports event! 

Love Letters


"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
  • The Best of Knot Weddings 2020
  • Cake and Lace
  • California Wedding Day
  • Style Me Pretty
  • 2021 The Knot
  • Love Inc
  • The Knot 2022
  • Hall Of Fame