San Francisco Event Design

Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah

bat mitzvah designer bay area

It’s always an honor to be a part of a family’s life celebrations and being in San Francisco Event Design, we see a lot of different ways to celebrate milestone birthdays.  Bar & Bat Mitzvahs are just one of the special ways we are able to celebrate with our families. 

Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah in Palo Alto was an incredibly fun event to produce.  As bar and bat mitzvah’s go, color, details, entertainment and food are always paramount.  Every detail is considered important when celebrating this kind of milestone.  

What we loved about designing Sophie’s bat mitzvah was the use of color and pattern and mixed materials.  It felt like a well curated art collection when it was all put together and ready for the guest arrival.  Tables all were similar, but different – for the adult dining, the charger plate mimicked the pattern on the linen.  For the kids, they were in the ballroom playing games, dancing, and eating.  The fun started for them right away!

San Francisco event design can be tricky!  Our families and couples sometimes attend 20 or more events in a single year, especially the children who are becoming bar & bat mitzvah, so keeping things fresh for them is imperative!  With nitro-ice cream and fresh, hot doughnuts paired with dance motivators and an MC plus airbrush tattoo & hats and shirts plus a graffiti wall and photo booth, the guests had so many fun things to choose from!

The design directive for the service was to keep the focus on Sophie and to create a clean-lined, yet natural, look for her torah reading.  With a service of about an hour and a half, we wanted the bimah to be a place to create the perfect frame. 

It was truly a magical event.

Is your son or daughter becoming a bar or bat mitzvah?  We would love to be your choice to provide San Francisco Event design!  Please fill out our form for more information! 

Destination Wedding Designer

Wedding of Brie & Michael

Sonoma wedding planner

As wedding season came to a close this year, I was reminded what a joy it is to work with so many couples as their destination wedding designer.  

When Brie and Michael decided to choose the Northern California Wine Country, this couple who lives in Chicago, was looking for the quintessential wine country experience for their guests.  We chose the beautiful Kunde winery for their wedding.  With views of the Sonoma valley and all the way to the San Francisco Bay, it’s hard to find a location that feels so immersed in the wine country experience.  

It was their desire that their destination wedding designer create not only a memorable wedding, but one that reflected their individual styles and some interactive elements.  We brought in a truck that served frosé, sangria and other specialty wine-based beverages which added a fun element…and oyster shuckers who walked through the cocktail party shucking oysters to order along with all the sauces so guests didn’t need to line up at a station & buffet, it was brought straight to them.

When guests headed to dinner, they were seated at long farmhouse tables dressed in luxurious velvet linens with flowers in tones of purple, pink & white.  But fun was the most important element and that was served up to the guests the entire time.

We would love to help you with your wine country wedding also!  If you’re looking for a destination wedding designer, please use this form and we will help you create an amazing experience, also.

Wine Country Winery Event Design – Chandon’s 45th Anniversary

Wine Country Winery Event Design

Wine Country winery event design is something that is at the top of my list of events that we love the most. When we work with a winery brand on their events, whether it be a release party, harvest party, media or trade showcase, FAM or incentive trip or an employee appreciation event, we work hard to ensure that the brand is highlighted in very special ways.

Recently we had the pleasure of working with Chandon USA designing their Trade & Media dinners – two events, exactly the same but for different audiences.  The events were FLAWLESS!  Working with the LVMH branding team we created a gorgeous guest experience right down to a living photo frame wall which was an absolute hit!

Bay Area Corporate Event Planner: Vineyard Experience

Bay Area Corporate Event Planner

As a premier Bay Area corporate event planner, we are always working with our clients for the most unique destination event experience.  With only 3 weeks to create 4 events for media guests from across the US, we worked closely with the brand managers from Chandon so that guests were able to get a 365 degree of how and where their world-class sparkling wine is created.


We were lucky to be able to find a beautiful flat area nestled in the rolling hills and meadows of the Chandon Carneros vineyard, with a little mowing we were left with a natural area protected from wind where guests could dine al fresco on a delicious ambient temperature menu, like a high end seated picnic, while taking in the gorgeous surroundings and experiencing Chandon wines from vine to bottle.  We love working with companies on their destination management events in Napa and Sonoma where we can create beautiful incentive events and event design in the most beautiful place on earth.

As a Napa destination management company, we understand how to take care of the guests from the planning of their travel, hotel booking, welcome gifts and incentive events.  We would love to help you with your Napa corporate event, fill out the form and we will give you a call to find the best way to work together.

Napa Winery Event Design – Ode to the Bubble

Napa Winery Event Design

We are so lucky to work with outstanding clients like Chandon winery for their 45th Anniversary of Blanc de Noirs – when it comes to Napa winery event design, we really set the bar high when we created four events over three days and finishing with this amazing event at Meadowood Napa Valley.

The 25′ tall balloon structure was custom created in an ombré pattern – to play off the whimsical feeling of the Chandon winery brand.  Stark white linens and wood chargers gave a classic and natural feeling to the event with all the flowers gracing the tables working in the same ombré design.  The event was breathtaking and as guests arrived by shuttle to Meadowood Napa Valley, they were all dressed in their croquet whites ready for their chic brunch and lesson.  Even the guests who were not playing brunch could hang out in the lounge and enjoy bubbly concoctions while watching from the sidelines.

Bubbles 20′ tall were rising from the croquet lawn in what was a whimsical “ode to the bubble”.  When planning events for Napa Valley wineries, we always want to include a design that is true to the winery’s unique brand style and Chandon gave us a lot to work with!  We were able to create all of these events to their brand specs and give the media guests an epic wine country experience.

Sasha Souza Events is an award winning event planning company considered one of the top event design & wedding coordination companies in the US. Sasha Souza Events has offices in Napa Valley, Sonoma, San Francisco & Los Angeles