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Events by Design is a San Diego based firm producing distinctive weddings and social gatherings in California and beyond. Our extensive services include event design, coordination, planning, and venue management. We use an array of elements such as fashion, interior design, experience, and passion to create chic, one of a kind events. Our staff is well qualified and passionate about the events they produce.   

Jessica Gillon

Jessica Gillon

Wedding and Event Producer, Owner/Partner 

Jessica was an international competitive ice skater for 19 years. With a passion for many forms of art such as figure skating, dance, drama, music and design, she retired from the world of figure skating to focus on a career in event planning in which she had 10 years prior experience. Jessica is known for creating a comfortable and calm environment for her clients to ensure the planning process is not stressful, but in fact, enjoyable. Her love of the arts, design and fashion are her driving force in creating and designing impeccable events. Jessica has been featured in many forms of media such as Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings, Grace Ormande, Exquisite Magazine, San Diego Magazine and KNSD 7/39 Morning Show and Fox 6 in the morning. Jessica has also been a guest on San Diego's Premier Morning radio show, Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw and has most recently been featured as the Celebrity Wedding Planner on E! Network's Bridalplasty.

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Marjeri Smith

Marjeri SmithWedding Planner

Marjeri graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received a degree in Business Economics. Since interning with an event coordinator in Santa Barbara, Marjeri has been enamored with the special events industry and all it has to offer. She takes great pride in her ability to cater to every detail while utilizing her organizational skills to obtain the "WOW" factor for each event. With years of experience in the advertising industry, Marjeri is able to combine her strong business knowledge with an impeccable attention to detail and sense of style to ensure you experience the event you have always envisioned.

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Robin Pickett

Robin PickettWedding Planner/RB Courtyard Venue Manager

Robin's eye for detail, creativity, and superb organizational and leadership skills, evolved over 15 years as an organizer of figure skating competitions and National ice skating competitor parties for the U.S. Figure Skating Association. As Program Coordinator of San Diego's Synchronized Ice Skating Program, Robin planned and coordinated travel throughout North America and Europe for 60+ competitors and their entourages. Coordination of Team USA's international competitions in France and Italy meant following the very specific guidelines set forth by the International Skating Union and U.S. Olympic Committees. A skill set that would become a necessity when coordinating a couples' wedding day! A favorite and valued quality Robin brings to Events by Design is her love of taking a simple idea or theme and making it come to life, always keeping the thought in mind - This is your moment....Make it memorable.


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