$$ – Affordable
Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Planning
We decided in June to get married in the Redwoods whilst on holiday from England with our young son, a trip we’d booked for early August. We wanted a simple and relaxed ceremony in the Redwoods, but didn’t have a clue where to start in arranging a location, finding an officiant, and dealing with the required permits and licenses. We were so lucky to find Alegria and Gala Events & Weddings via the Humboldt County tourism website! She immediately guided us through everything we needed to know and do to arrange our ceremony, with just a few weeks’ notice. After speaking to us at length prior to our trip, she completely understood what we wanted for our simple wedding, presenting us with lots of ideas whilst totally accepting what we did and didn’t want included, ultimately putting together a ceremony that reflected us perfectly. As time was fairly limited we had to make all the arrangements quickly, and we could tell immediately she was very organised and efficient and felt completely assured that everything would go to plan! She also went out of her way to help us with things that were difficult to organise from the UK, such as arranging the park permit on our behalf. When we finally met Alegria on the day at the location she’d identified for us – a perfect small Redwood grove by a river, as we’d asked for – everything went just as we’d hoped and her relaxed and friendly approach put us at ease and helped us to enjoy the day. We couldn’t have hoped for a nicer person to oversee and perform our ceremony in the Redwoods and we can’t recommend Alegria and her team highly enough! Thank you for making our wedding a stress-free and happy day! Tora, Phil and Woody x
The Best Northern California Has to OfferReviewed on 2/26/2015 Courtney K
We would like to thank the Gala team for a wonderful experience, and for their ability to create a stress-free environment on our wedding day. Before we decided on a wedding coordinator for our special day, we were able to see Alegria and her team hard at work at a friend’s wedding. She was professional, attentive, and helpful, and went out of her way to make sure all of the guests were comfortable and were having a good time. Because of that experience, we knew Alegria and her team would be a great match for us. From the moment we chose Gala to help coordinate our day-of wedding needs, Alegria was fully committed to making our wedding dreams come to fruition. She was insightful and contributed many creative ideas that gave our day that special “Humboldt” feeling. Our wedding was truly amazing and went off without a hitch. Gala provides the best Humboldt has to offer, and we recommend Alegria and her team for all your event planning needs.
Everything was perfect!!Reviewed on 12/05/2013 bryce s
Honestly all Matt and I knew as that we wanted to be married in the redwoods. But coming from New Orleans and trying to find a wedding location, housing, officiate and restaurant for our own personal ceremony was a daunting task. That is until we found Alegrita. She truly took the stress out of everything. She is so sweet, informative and knowledgeable. Every time we spoke with her she put us at ease immediately and took the stress out of getting married so we could focus on what’s important... each other. She really created the exact wedding we always wanted but had no idea what we wanted in the first place. Not only did she find us the perfect housing for our wedding/honeymoon while we were in the redwoods but she also informed us of the ins and outs of the wedding process. She helped us choose our wedding photographer, which by the way was fantastic, and also our wedding location. The fact that Alegrita scouted out wedding spots for us prior to us arriving so we could choose when we got there was fantastic. Now keep in mind that we didn't go see all of them as we fell in love with the very first spot she showed us. It just shows how well she listens to what you want and then turns it into reality. I will tell you one thing about Alegrita Sita; she is one of a kind. When Matt and I renew our vows our first call will be to Alegrita. And watch out California. We are trying to steal her for Louisiana because she really is that perfect. Thank you Alegrita for making our special day the most wonderful day of our lives.
Shelley LynnReviewed on 9/25/2013
Thorin and I couldn't have worked with a more professional, detail oriented, and fun officiate!! Alegria was (and is) AMAZING! She really went above and beyond at our wedding. Alegria's ability to communicate details, and to address potential issues was incredibly helpful. She truly was able to grasp a clear sense of what Thorin and I wanted to embody during our ceremony from the beginning, working with us, taking extra time if needed! You can tell that this is her passion, and that translates to how fluid our ceremony went. We are so very thankful for Alegria's calming, fun-loving presence during during all the stages of our wedding!!! Thank you!!! Much love, Shelley and Thorin
Our Magical Day!Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Wendy S
Simply put, our day was pure magic! We opted to bring Alegria on to coordinate the "Day Of" our wedding. We met several times in the two months prior to our wedding, and really felt that she listened to us as we shared our vision for our special day. She communicated clearly and helped us stay focused on our "next steps". She was quick to help make our dream a reality! Her connections and knowledge of local resources, as well as her ability to translate dreams into reality are what set her apart! On the day of our wedding, Alegria was there to support our team and make sure all the details fell into place - we basically just needed to show up, get dressed, and enjoy our wonderful day! We have heard over and over again, from friends far and near, that this was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. I fully believe that Alegria leaves every bride and groom feeling that way!!!
Great OrganizerReviewed on 7/02/2013 Vera G
I hired Alegrea at about 3 months before the wedding as i tried to do everything my self but quickly found i needed help. She was great getting everything organized and handling all the problems that came up like finding me a sign language interpret, dealing with all my rentals that went wrong, and the last minute change to the dj that happened the day before the wedding. She helped out the best man with his speech picked up all the last minute things that i needed for our wedding and just made the whole thing go smoothly. If I was going to get married again I would have hired her at the beggining and saved my self a lot of headaches she really made everything so much smoother.