Our TV show guests for January include:

Jessica Kuipers, Owner + Event Planner + Creative Visionary
Bijoux Events, Coordination, Design + Wedding Inspiration
BijouxEvents.com | Jessica@BijouxEvents.com | 805.403.1618

BE Inspired @BijouxEvents


❤ As Seen In: C Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Santa Barbara Wedding Guide, WedSB, The Bridal Guide, Pacific Weddings, and the Los Angeles Times

Jessica Kuipers has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years, fifteen of which have been in Santa Barbara. After moving to Santa Barbara from the Bay Area in 1999, she was instantly drawn to the local event scene. She has volunteered for many local non-profit organizations including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where she sat on their Volunteer Advisory Committee. She also assisted in numerous fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and sat on their annual Black and Blue Ball Planning Committee. In addition, Jessica sat on the board of the Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club as Membership Director as well as one of their Special Events Coordinators. Currently, Jessica sits on the International Special Events Society Board for the Ventura/Santa Barbara Chapter as their VP of Communications. Due to her experience with this range of local events and her resultant networking with her community, Jessica has had the opportunity to work with many local vendors and clients. After two years as the Lead Banquet Captain for Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, Jessica found a way to have more of a personal connection with clients by assisting local wedding coordinators with their wedding planning companies. In 2005, Jessica ventured out on her own and founded Bijoux Events. Since then, she has quickly grown to be one of the top, sought after wedding coordinators in Santa Barbara County. A wife. Mother of two. Laughs with her mouth wide open and her head way back. She loves antique shopping and is obsessed with HGTV shows, and with no shame, reality shows; specifically, any of the Real Housewives shows. If she could live anywhere, it would be in a Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalog. She owns cowboy boots {her nickname is “Boots”} and leopard print pumps. She will eat her weight in cheese, sushi, and Indian Food. She carries a bottle of Tabasco in her car and she loves to drive fast. She is high energy and hard working. She talks too fast and truly believes that she was meant to be the third Gilmore Girl. Jessica inhales what life has to offer, good or bad, and she is not afraid to voice her opinion!


Bijoux Events is a full service wedding planning company based in Santa Barbara, California, however, we travel near and far to create memories through our events. We produce small intimate gatherings, large-scale events, and anywhere in between. We understand that not only does an event’s success lie in the planning, but that the memory lies in the attention to detail and the personal relationship built with the client. We enjoy creating unique guest experiences by pulling ideas and creative visions from our clients themselves; their interests, hobbies, funny quirks, whatever allows the event to truly reflect them as individuals as well as a couple. No cookie-cut planning here! We are known for our energy, ability to make things happen, professionalism, hard work, and demand for great service. We constantly monitor and interact with all local special events to broaden our knowledge of great event production while implementing aspects of current trends but still weaving in those personal details to make every event an original one.

What will we discover about Jessica and Bijoux Events on the show?

How would you describe Bijoux Events?

What is one of the first things that you tell a couple?

What services do you offer?

Is there such thing as a day-of coordinator?

How many hours does a wedding weekend take?

What is your ideal client?

What should a couple know first before coming to you?
Angie Chaves-
Wedding/Private Event Specialist, Rincon Events and Zoo Catering Services by Rincon
Office: 805.566.9933, 805-845-1296

View More: http://jessicafairchild.pass.us/jasonandliz

Angie Chaves plays an important role at Rincon Events, as the Zoo Catering Services Wedding Coordinator at the Beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Angie is a Santa Barbara native and attended a local high school where she played Softball and was on Varsity Cheer as Team Captain (GO ROYALS!). Following High School she attended Santa Barbara City College; where she completed three associate degrees; Marketing, Small Business, and Liberal Arts. During College she returned to her alma mater to coach all three cheer squads. Even though she enjoyed coaching and the camaraderie of the team, she had always wanted to be a wedding coordinator. She was eager to get her feet wet and so she wasted no time. After graduation she immediately started working with Rincon Events fulfilling her “Dream Job”. 9 years later she still loves planning weddings while getting to know her brides and grooms on a personal level and really understanding their vision and bringing their ideas to life. “Nothing can replace the feeling of going through the entire planning process with my couples and seeing them off at the end of the night with hugs and HUGE thank yous instantly making a lifetime friendship and bond with them. It makes all of the hard work and time put into their event, more than worth it.” When Angie is not working hard making clients wedding dreams and ideas come to light, she is spending time with her friends, family and her sweet French Bulldog Miss Mollie Monroe.


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Rincon Events is a Full Service Event Production company coordinating and producing intimate and full scale events for over 30 years. From the first phone call or visit, when we begin the planning process for any event, our focus is on an uncompromising commitment to our clients needs and attention to every detail. We know that event planning goes beyond the menu selection and logistics. Let us help you find your perfect location, organize lighting, rentals, decor, food, beverages and be there with you to help guide you on the most important day of your life. We always guarantee your satisfaction with our professional service, quality food preparation and impressive presentation. We believe that an event as important as yours, should be remembered for the uniqueness that individual style can bring to any occasion. Regardless of the size or scope of your event, we have many years of experience in creating cherished memories and unforgettable celebrations that will be remembered for years to come!

As Seen in: The New York Times, The Santa Barbara Independent, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Borrowed and Blue, Here Comes the Guide, Wedding Celebrations, Wedding Wire, MyWedding, Wedding Compass and Wedding Spot

Community Support:
Santa Barbara Zoo
Carpinteria Education Foundation
Santa Barbara Sansum Clinic
Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
Carpinteria Girls Inc
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Center for Successful Aging
Opera Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife
Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care
Foodbank Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Transition House of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce
Relay for Life of Santa Barbara


7 Questions:

Have you always wanted to be a wedding coordinator?

Why is the Santa Barbara Zoo so special to you?

What makes a Zoo wedding so incredibly unique?

What’s your most unique wedding experience?

Why do so many couples choose the Rincon Beach Club for their dream wedding location?

What is the difference between a Catering Company and a Full Service Event Company?

Why do you think Rincon Events has been so successful for 30 years?

Breanna O’Toole Special Sales & Events Director University Club
805-966-0853 X11 or X 20, breanna@uclubsb.org

Breanna Bio:
Breanna O’Toole has over 6 years of experience in the event and hospitality industry. She graduated from UCSB with a degree in Communication and uncovered her passion for events during her tenure as the Director of Member Services and Events at the University Club of Santa Barbara. Breanna has planned events at the University Club atop Symphony Towers in San Diego and numerous venues throughout Orange County, including Bella Colina, Casino San Clemente, Coto de Caza Country Club and Loft Seven in Los Angeles. She is thrilled to be back in beautiful Santa Barbara as the Director of Sales and Events at the University Club. Breanna thrives in a creative environment and loves to exceed her client’s event expectations. She really enjoys getting to know each bride and making their visions a reality as well as a memory of a lifetime. When Breanna is not planning weddings and events you can find her hiking in the Santa Barbara Mountains, creating new healthy recipes, crafting something from pinterest or exploring a new dive location.

Riviera Mansion:

The historic house and gardens of The Riviera Mansion welcomes you to be a part of its Santa Barbara event tradition. Built in 1880, the Mansion’s stately charm makes it the premiere American Riviera destination for weddings and events .The mansion offers a Full service venue with Executive Chef & Wait Staff, full bar, and all tables, linens, chairs, silverware. Two dance floors to choose from, Bride & Groom dressing suites, chandeliers, hard wood floors & fireplaces throughout. Located downtown, across the street from Alice Keck Park and the Court House, just 2 blocks from State Street. The culinary tradition has been an important aspect of the Mansion since its founding. You’ll be treated to a unique dining experience featuring only the freshest local produce and meats.


1. What makes the Riviera Mansion unique for weddings & Events?
2. Any specific property features that you clients love the most?
3. What is your favorite thing about working with brides?
4. How is the food at the Mansion?
5. Do you have a favorite dish?
6. What types of other events do you enjoy planning at the Mansion?
7. What is the most gratifying part of your job?


Music by Mitch Karno of Moneluv



Scout Rental Company Vintage Americana, tenley@scoutrentalco.com, m. 310.909.6960


Floral Design by Laura Cogan of Passion Flowers Design in Buellton, CA


Rincon Events and Zoo Catering Services by Rincon Catering for Cast and Crew of Party Time

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Bella Vista Designs, Inc. Lighting
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Special Thanks to Foley Family Wines for sponsoring “Name That Tune!”

Foley Family Wines ~ Weddings

Foley Family Wines ~ Food & Wine Society

P.O. BOX 244

Set Design: Bijoux Events

Show Photographer: Angelina Toporov from LaFemme Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photography

Hair and Make-Up by: Mira Bella Salon & Spa

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