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Based in the beautiful Ojai Valley XOXO BRIDE is a full service event planning and design company.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with couples from all over the world creating signature weddings and events for over a decade. We choose our clients with love and care as they become our extended family during the planning process.  We believe there is a match for us all and it’s important to love who you’re working with on your wedding or event.  We tease that we are gladiators in a dress, working hard to design and implement our client’s vision.  But it is true; our time is your time and we serve at the pleasure of our clients.
Sonia Hopkins, Owner & Principle Event DesignerSonia Hopkins, Owner & Principle Event Designer

Sonia Hopkins @XOXOBride
Sonia’s passion for design came at an early age, her memories of redesigning her bedroom at the age of twelve is where she suspects it all began. “Designing feeds my soul, it’s as natural to me as breathing.” She thrives on organization and the details, loves spreadsheets, budgets, design boards and constant communication. For the past eleven years Sonia has built a rich portfolio of weddings and events that include Five Star Resorts, Beautiful Private Estates, Rustic Ranches, and many other amazing locations. She’s also had the pleasure of working with the most amazing clients. “Relationships are important when planning your wedding, getting a strong team behind you early in the planning process is imperative. Planning a wedding is one thing, but designing our clients perfect memory is what we strive for”. The creative force behind XOXO BRIDE, Sonia has built a team of dedicated event designers that provide services from Month of Event Planning to Full Production Event Design. You can see Sonia’s work spanning the pages of C Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, California Wedding Day, Ceremony Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Once Wed and many others.

Saralee Franchi, Production CoordinatorSaralee Franchi, Event Designer

Saralee Franchi @Saralee_XOXO
“Planning, designing and organizing is what I do!” Saralee is passionate, loves meeting new people, walking and talking in a space and creating from scratch. She’s extremely resourceful, quick witted, fast thinking and most importantly dedicated to her clients. Saralee has been planning and designing events for over eight years with XOXO BRIDE and has had the pleasure of working at the finest resorts and private estates that California has to offer. Together with some of the top wedding professionals in the industry she’s brought to life beautifully designed events for her clients. She is dedicated to creating unique moments for every client. Always pushing the envelope, she encourages the expression of each personality through the details. You can see Saralee’s work spanning the pages of Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Unveiled, Ruffled and many others.