Alison Rinderknecht

Creative Director, Alison Events Planning & Design
My passions are to travel, meet new people, and learn something new every day. This is true in both my personal life and in my career. I’ve been in the event business for 16 years and have traveled the world producing over 400 events in 11 countries—each expanding my horizons in some way.  Today I’m constantly seeking projects that expose me to new challenges.  I want to create that completely original, utterly unforgettable event. But most importantly, I want it to be a reflection of my couples and bring out the best in them. To do that, I look for clients who are adventurous, open to collaborating and up for doing something that’s never been done. Like creating a magical ceremony under 200-year-old redwoods, or even having Chris Martin from Coldplay perform for your first dance. (Yes, this happened!)

My team and I do eight to ten weddings/events a year both in northern California and across the globe. Our strengths compliment each other allowing us to be a rare combination of visionary and detail-oriented as well as intensely dedicated and laid back. We’re all aware of the latest trends, but don’t feel compelled to follow them. We know and appreciate all of the classic rules of etiquette, and we can either follow them “to a T”, or throw them out the window. And, we understand the challenges that come with merging families and cultures. Having just gotten married, I’m well versed in diplomacy.  Because we push ourselves to do and try new things our motto is: keep calm and trust the answer will emerge. As a result, we create events that are one of a kind, yet always approachable and comfortable. And, of course, an experience you’ll love and remember.

When I’m not working on an event, I live in Sausalito with my daughter Vivienne and cat Tofu. To recharge, I surf, cook and explore this amazing planet.