Cameron had been referred to me through some Googlers who knew me from my Google days, and I was so stoked to work with him and his fiance Paul! They had a date and a venue booked, and once I found out it was Chambers SF, I knew I wanted to be involved. I LOVE that venue and had always wanted to plan a wedding there, so finally had my chance!Read More
I loved Hillary and Stuart from our first meeting at Blue Danube cafe on Clement Street. They were huge Warriors fans, also lived in Inner Richmond (before I moved), and we clicked immediately and felt like old friends. Hillary had grown up at Japantown’s JCCCNC (Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California), so they were naturally getting married at Japantown. But the tricky part was the reception would be at the JCCCNC in a newly remodeled basketball gym! Read More
Amber & Emma found me through my website, but it was truly meant to be as Emma worked at Google (my former job, which I had just quit), and I clicked with both her an her fiance Amber immediately. Their families were coming from out of town, and their vision was to have a California coastal experience for them – either with redwoods, the ocean, or wine tasting. Read More
Sometimes you plan weddings and have amazing clients, and just sometimes those clients become your very good friends. I’m so thankful to have met Ning & Noah and helped plan their beautiful and intimate Mission District wedding. Read More
When Nika & Patrick contacted me I was immediately excited about their wedding vision, which they described as a “music festival themed wedding complete with food trucks and ferris wheels” (!!). The couple had met at Coachella so wanted their wedding to reflect the interactive, casual, music festival vibe with strong Filipino & Mexican themes throughout. Read More
I met Sam & Nam on a camping trip that I was invited on my by cousin. I loved them from the start. So when they reached out for help with planning their wedding, I was overjoyed to help! Their vision was simple: a beautiful day with family and friends, among the Berkeley trees, and honoring family. Piedmont Community Hall was the perfect venue for this intimate vision, with their onsite Japanese Tea House, outdoor patio, and ceremony space under the Berkeley trees. Read More
Wow, is 2017 seriously over already? This has been a WHIRLWIND year, in a really awesome crazy way. Make it Mariko has grown and expanded our reach like no other, and we’re so thankful for every single client, community, and organization that has crossed our paths this year. We look forward to growing our family even more in 2018!
Here’s a recap of our favorite magical, meaningful moments of 2017:
Olivia and Steven’s wedding was nothing short of a fairytale. When Olivia originally reached out to me about planning her wedding, I was immediately excited about their vision — a small, intimate wedding at Tilden Park with white vintage furniture. I said, count me in! Read More
I knew Tim from my previous job working at Waymo, the self-driving car team, so when he asked me to help plan his wedding, I was overjoyed! When I met Tim & Jake together for the first time and heard their vision, I knew that I was in for a treat. Tim & Jake got engaged atop Mount Heavenly in Lake Tahoe. In the spirit of ancient traditions Jake proposed to Tim with three stones to signify a trinity of unconditional (Rose Quartz), divine (Sugilite) and familial (Malachite) love.Read More
I’m so excited to be starting a new blog series at Make it Mariko called “From a Wedding Planner” where we’ll give you tips and tricks to planning your wedding, from the perspective of a Wedding Planner!
What questions should I ask
my potential Wedding Venue?
See below for our list of typical questions that we’d ask of any Event Venue that we talk to. Hope it is helpful!
-Gina MarikoRead More