About

Bay Area Bride Guide is your local resource for wedding planning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Meet the Bloggers:

Our blogging contributors are made up of bridal bloggers and wedding experts. Check out our bios below.

Elizabeth Zachry grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently works in the retail industry.  Outside of the office, she spends her time scrapbooking, making cards, and baking, and has an interest in all thing crafty.  She has watched many of her friends walk down the aisle, and is performing maid of honor duties for an upcoming wedding.


Erin Frank is a writer and newlywed living in San Francisco. She is the Associate Editor for the popular travel website Jetsetextra.com and the creator of Host-It Notes, a blog featuring ideas or hosting and entertaining in your home.



Vera Devera is a do-gooder by day (Account Executive at Donordigital, an online fundraising and advocacy nonprofit consultancy) and also moonlights as a special event planner (Va de Vie Events). She enjoys playing tennis, taking daytrips to Sonoma wine country, and hiking with her chi-corgi, Munch. In addition to blogging here on Bayareabrideguide.com, she blogs about her $10,000 wedding at “My Splendid $10,000 Wedding” and is a featured bride blogger on WeddZilla and Wedding Chicks and featured publisher on the online food network, FoodBuzz.

Lauren and Haney are getting married August 2010 in Palo Alto, California. They have taken a team approach to destination wedding planning, and they are thrilled to share lessons learned with you. Plus their story has extra international flair with Korean, military and Catholic traditions attended by guests across the world from Hong Kong and South Korea to the continental United States to Germany and Ghana.  Get ready to globe trot and explore the Bay Area by following their story.

Trisha Dean is the owner and lead planner and designer of Trisha Dean Events, an event planning and design firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Trisha Dean is a Certified Wedding Planner (CWP), and combines her love of design with her personality for people, and knack for detailed coordination to create fabulous and fun weddings and events. Trisha fell in love with the wedding industry in 2003 and uses her personal blog Adore (http://trishadean.blogspot.com) as her creative outlet. In addition to writing for the Bay Area Bride Guide, she is also a contributing blogger to The Inspired Bride (www.theispiredbride.net). Trisha has a degree in graphic design and visual communications from UC Davis as well as her CWP certification from Cal State East Bay. Trisha has also completed numerous art, design, and event management courses at UCLA and UC Berkeley to continue her education. She lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, daughter, and two crazy cats.

Phantom Florista

Phantom Floranista’s unique, eco-friendly, locally conscious, and rich floral designs are a result of her passion for flowers and her extensive training in Environmental Design.  As head floranista of Nafis Designs she brings to life colors, textures, and forms that give events the right touch of simple sophistication. She has had a ‘thing’ for flowers and weddings for as long as she can remember! It all goes back to days of prancing around her grandmother’s back yard pretending to be a bride on herwedding day, and picking all the annuals grandma had so carefully planted to make a bridal bouquet. Phantom Floranista must confess…her imaginary groom was always “Eric” from “The Little Mermaid”. She was totally in love! As the years have passed, she realized that she had to make her love for flowers and weddings a reality by designing eco-friendly and affordable floral centerpieces. So, if you’re an eco-conscientious bride-to-be that has an eye for all things pretty, you’ve come to the right place! Follow the phantom’s blog for DIY tips, or send her a quick email at yasmine@nafisdesigns.com.

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