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

 Meet the Grace and Gold Ladies!

  •  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! 

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"Working with Sarah and her team made wedding planning fun and exciting! I loved working with Sarah because she is so creative and full of so many great ideas. She knows everything there is to know about weddings and I never worried for a second about her handling everything on the big day. She really helped bring my vision to life and even elevated it beyond my wildest expectations. She helped us book our Dj and our Photographer, reviewed contracts, answered room block questions, and created all of our signage. She truly was great to work with, her bubbly personality made me feel like we were long time best friends. I didn't have to worry about a thing on the big day and I am so grateful for that."
Kara and Hesham
"We are so glad we went with grace and gold for our wedding. We started planning our wedding right before I had our baby and they were so sweet and thoughtful in a way no other vendor was, sending me a Starbucks gift card and checking in on me after giving birth. This started our relationship off so positively I had a great feeling about choosing them. This rang true our entire experience. The grace and gold team are truly experts at their craft and they made our wedding day perfect. Not only did we love every vendor we chose through them, but, they really took the time to get to know what we wanted as a couple. When I got overwhelmed with the hotel we chose for our venue, Carissa, our wedding planner took over and dealt with everything from the email threads to everything other small thing you could think of. We loved working with our planner Carissa and truly felt she really cared about everything being perfect for us. Can’t recommend working with grace and gold more :)"
Olivia and Walker
"Working with Sarah and Erin was an absolute delight. They were so professional and had all the answers. From contract questions, timeline questions, or even just the tiniest of details they knew exactly what to do. Every part of the planning process from the initial meeting, planning, rehearsal, and wedding day was perfection. I got compliments from guests about how it was the most seamless, organized wedding that they’ve ever been to. During the wedding if any guests needed anything I had no idea. They took care of it before I could even notice. They both saw my vision from day one and found ways to not only bring it to life but elevate it. I wanted a love letter seating chart and Sarah found the perfect way to tie in my colors, flowers, and make it come to life in the most beautiful of ways. Both Sarah and Erin were not only organized and on top of it but also felt like having two best friends in the planning process. They felt like they were just as excited as I was for our special day. I would get texts saying “It’s so soon, I’m so excited for you!” It felt like I had two cheerleaders the entire year and a half. They made me not only have the best day of my entire life but enjoy the entire process, seating chart and all"
Kassie and Adam
"We had the pleasure of having Sarah S. coordinate our wedding, and it was the greatest decision we made in our entire wedding planning process. She was organized, hard working, and was with us every step of the way. My husband and I had busy work schedules and did not have time to adequately research and find vendors, so it was a huge relief when we would have meetings with Sarah and she would already come with an agenda and planning updates. With Grace and Gold, she had access to a history of vendors that they had previously worked with and had strong relationships with. As we got to know Sarah over the planning stages, she likewise got to know us - and knew the perfect matches for many of our vendors. This culminated in a beautifully seamless wedding day, where my husband and I celebrated with our loved ones without a worry in the world, knowing Sarah had everything under control. We had the wedding of our dreams, and we owe all of it to Sarah. We are so thankful to have met her!"
Amy and Collin
"We were able to work with Sarah at Grace and Gold for our small, intimate wedding. She was AWESOME!!! She made the planning process so easy and got everything booked/organized in a timely manner. There were things she brought to my attention that I have no idea I would need. Not only was the planning process so much easier, the wedding day went off without a hitch! Everything was beautiful and the day ran smoothly. Sarah handled everything, letting my husband and I really enjoy our wedding day! We could not be more thankful for Sarah and her team!"
Kelli and Jordan
  • The Knot 2019 - Best of Wedding
    The Knot 2019 - Best of Wedding
  • Featured on The Perfect Palette 2019
    Featured on The Perfect Palette 2019
  • Featured on Modern Weddings
    Featured on Modern Weddings
  • The Best of Knot Weddings 2020
    The Best of Knot Weddings 2020
  • Cake and Lace
    Cake and Lace
  • California Wedding Day
    California Wedding Day
  • Style Me Pretty
    Style Me Pretty
  • 2021 The Knot
    2021 The Knot
  • Love Inc
    Love Inc
  • The Knot 2022
    The Knot 2022
  • Hall Of Fame
    Hall Of Fame