About Janet

Hello and Welcome!

I am Janet — a San Luis Obispo, Five Cities and Edna Valley wedding planner. I created Sandcastle Celebrations seven years ago, after taking a break from the work force to raise our two sons.  Sandcastle Celebrations was a way to showcase my love of entertaining, design, and new beginnings.  It all began 10 years ago when a friend asked me to design and coordinate her wedding. I drew upon my extensive experience in the food and hospitality industry to tackle this newfound challenge.  At age 18, I started working as a server and wedding caterer. This was the perfect introduction to the wedding industry.  These experiences created a solid foundation to learn about wedding coordination.  Simultaneously, I was elected PTO President at my sons’ elementary school, where I organized many school-wide fundraisers. Creating the foundation for successful fundraisers was the perfect way to hone my communication skills and organization. We raised thousands of dollars during the recession to continue to pay for many of the services that the school district was forced to eliminate because of budget constraints. In addition to the school fundraisers, I also created and organized several fundraising events to benefit a local child battling cancer. Raising thousands of dollars to assist his family during that difficult time was very fulfilling. My love of service and community planted the seed in my mind for my eventual career choice, wedding planning.

Seven years ago I started this company with the mission to create more sustainable events on the central coast. The name of the company reflects my love of the coast and creating something beautiful from the local environment. I love sharing my knowledge of the central coast and all the bounty it has to offer. Whether you are a local or visiting for the first time, I love to share our local wines, produce, and seafood. I encourage our clients to hire locally to ensure that our wedding community remains vibrant. I have fostered many relationships with local vendors that share our passion for sustainable events.

Also, I have a passion for design. Our family was lucky enough to purchase several homes in the past decade. I had the pleasure of transforming the houses into homes that were beautiful and updated. From choosing paint colors to creating lush gardens, my love of design was born.

Over the last seven years, these experiences and an exceptional work ethic have helped me establish Sandcastle Celebrations as one of the most sought-after event and design companies on the central coast. By continually refining our craft, Sandcastle Celebrations possesses the ability to create beautiful and flawless events. We want our clients to enjoy their engagement and the entire planning process. With our services and expertise, planning and execution become seamless and you are able to relax and focus on all the things that matter on your wedding day.

Currently, Sandcastle Celebrations is a boutique wedding planning company with a focus on personal events that are organized and seamless.  Having grown up on the central coast of California, we like to joke that there’s only two degrees of separation here.  It’s a small, tight knit wedding community on the central coast.  I have developed relationships with many of the extraordinary vendors in San Luis Obispo County. I pride myself on creating vendor teams that match your style and budget. Therefore, all my coordination plans begin with a phone consultation to suggest vendors that pair with your vision and budget. Every perfect wedding begins with the right team.

Weddings are expensive and hiring a coordination company is insurance for a relaxed and enjoyable event.  We want the planning of your wedding to be fun and exciting. By creating simple homework for our clients, we help them organize and plan the perfect wedding that reflects their values and relationship. We want you to be completely engaged on your wedding day and be confident that your coordination team has taken care of all the small details.  By taking care of every detail, we ensure that you are relaxed and engaged with your friends and family.  We want you to focus on what’s truly important, the beginning of your life together as a married couple. We would love to hear your love story and assist you in one of the most important days if your life. Give us a call we would love to get to know you better.

Praise

“I can't thank Janet enough for all her help making my wedding come together so perfectly! She is an angel sent from wedding coordination heaven. I had a venue that required we bring EVERYTHING in so she had so many vendors to juggle but kept it all so organized that I didn't have any concerns day of. I also had a lot of DIY and cost saving strategies that did mean more work for her but she never had any issue with my loads of instructions and boxes of supplies. Also she has an excellent eye for design which I unfortunately do not have so she helped me a great deal with decor selection, table arrangements, and helped me Pinterest ideas for the seating chart to make my day even more beautiful than I could have imagined. I always got off my planning phone calls with Janet feeling so pumped and less stressed. Central coast brides - Janet is your girl!!.”

 

- Cassie
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Sandcastle Celebrations is a boutique wedding and event design company serving the Central Coast of California from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. San Luis Obispo Wedding Planner, Janet Tacy, believes every love story is unique. It’s our job to help you share that story by developing an extraordinary wedding experience. Our attention to detail and personal commitment to your special day ensures that your vision is executed flawlessly.