MEET TEAM CHIC
We are a legacy company built upon the foundation of mothers and daughters with a proven track record that spans for more than a decade. We are built to last. When you partner with us for your wedding or event, not only do you get masterful planners with hundreds of delighted clients, you can tap into our knowledge, creativity and vast network of creative partners to produce the experience of a lifetime.
Our tightly knit team keeps our service level at the highest possible standards. We don’t have a staff of new planners we send out. We don’t need to learn how to be a planner on your dime. We don’t believe in risks like that. We’ve got one shot at success, and we are going to make that happen.
WENDY DAHL – CHIEF INSPIRATION OFFICER
Since 1994, Wendy Dahl has been helping brides and grooms create their vision of the perfect wedding day. Every detail is thoughtfully attended to and incorporated into the overall plan for the big day. From fashions to flowers, photographs to favors, catering to entertainment, – and even the cake – each couple’s distinctive taste and style are infused into the planning and beautifully reflected in the big day’s festivities.
Combining her designer’s flair for creativity, style and sophistication along with her eye for detail, Wendy has worked with clients from around the globe to create a unique celebratory experience that fits each couple perfectly. Each event is as distinctive and matchless as the couple being married. As Wendy says, “There are never two weddings or events that are the same…and that’s the way it should be.” She has also planned and conceptually designed Indian weddings for the past seven years, delighting her clients with a Western twist on South Asian traditions.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, Wendy worked in corporate marketing before turning full time to her passion of event planning. After recognizing her passion for creating perfect experiences, she immersed herself in every aspect of the industry, learning from the best in the business before starting her own firm in 2004. In addition to her expertise in the wedding industry, Wendy utilized her education and experience in Organizational Leadership and Marketing to assist corporations and organizations in meeting their communication objectives through live marketing experiences. The rest, as they say is history.
She’s earned the trust of her clients as well as her colleagues in the industry. She is a certified Professional Bridal Consultant by the Association of Bridal Consultants as well as a Certified Beverly Clark Wedding Professional. She has served as the Director of Marketing of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) and has been Co-Director of the ABC- Orange County, President of the Orange County Chapter of ILEA (International Live Events Association) and is a current member of NACE. She has completed the Meeting and Events Management program at Orange Coast College, where she then taught in the program for five years. Her education combined with many years of experience make Wendy a wealth of knowledge and a trusted resource that both her clients and other industry professionals have come to rely on.
Wendy has received the Joanie Scott Award, four Trendsetter Awards and speaks all over the US to engaged couples and wedding professionals. Her work has been featured in wedding publications such as Ceremony Magazine, Modern Weddings Magazine, Ruffled Blog, Rock N Roll Bride, Style Unveiled, Wedding Chicks, Maharani Weddings, Aroos Magazine, The Knot, Bride And Bloom and in 2007 and 2010; she was honored with the designation of Best Wedding Coordinator in Orange County by The Knot and also the 2011 Bride’s Choice Award from WeddingWire.com.
Ultimately, though it is the position of Chief Inspiration Officer at Chic Productions that keeps Wendy motivated enabling her to offer strategic guidance, individual creativity, and experienced wisdom to every client she partners with. As it has been said, “Her work truly lives beyond the latest trend.”
MICHELLE STANSFIELD – DIRECTOR OF BLISS
Michelle began in the catering industry in 1997. Since then she has managed weddings and corporate events in Vail, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oregon and Palm Springs. While at the La Quinta Resort, where her skill working with destination wedding couples was perfected, she was one of their top catering managers. After several years, she moved over to the Miramonte Resort as the Director of Catering where she oversaw all of the corporate and social events.
Joining Team Chic in 2014 was an easy transition as she already had a strong background in planning weddings and events in Palm Springs. She is meticulous with details and knows what can be found locally and what needs to be “imported” into the desert based on each couples style and taste.
She has a breadth of knowledge on the best locations for weddings across the desert. This encompasses all of the clubs, resorts, and estates that make weddings in Palm Springs ideal for couples wanting amazing weather nearly year round. She also knows all of the little details about weddings in the desert that are different than anywhere else, like what types of cakes melt when placed outside, what times of year high winds impact outdoor weddings, and even where to shop locally for welcome bag items.
Michelle adores wedding weekends, where your guests are hosted for multiple days, making each event unique and different from each other. She is accustomed to working with people in different time zones and managing planning trips when couples come into town.
She has been a Member of the National Association of Catering & Events since 2000 and has been the Social Chair and President for the Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles Chapters as well as the Educational Chair for Los Angeles. In 2011, Michelle earned her Certified Professional in Catering & Events (CPCE) designation. Her weddings have recently been published on Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, The Wedding Chicks and the Ruffled Blog. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering in her children’s classroom and staying active with the Inland Empire Alumnae Association for Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
KAITLYN DAHL – WEDDING & EVENT ASSISTANT
After watching her Mom work in the wedding industry her entire life, Kaitlyn finally asked if she could join the team as soon as she was old enough. She is a natural. Quick to think on her feet with an eye for design, Kaitlyn has earned her own five-star review on Wedding Wire along with the gratitude of the clients she has worked with.
Kaitlyn looks forward to each wedding with enthusiasm and enjoys “making everything pretty.” She has already worked at some of the finest resorts and estates in Southern California including Pelican Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, The Parker Palm Springs, The Frank Sinatra Estate, The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort and the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. Big things are in this girl’s future, and after she graduates from FIDM, there is no stopping her!
Photo Credit: Christine Arnold Photography We’d also like to introduce Miss Emelie, who can’t wait to join in the fun when she gets older.