Focusing on gorgeous details, creative designs, custom experiences and unforgettable weddings and events, I provide a myriad of services for a wide range of clientele. My one-on-one planning and design process is tailored to the unique and individual needs of each client, allowing me to provide a custom, personalized experience that is sure to deliver unforgettable results.


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My Story

A Sonoma County native, I founded Whitney Nelson Events in 2008 after planning a friend’s wedding and decided to take my inherent attention to detail and style to the next level. My experiences have taken me from planning and coordinating weddings in beautiful San Diego to my current location in Napa and Sonoma, working on events all over the San Francisco Bay Area. I collaborate with the area’s top venues and industry professionals and approach each event with fresh design vision and personalized client attention.

Prior to wedding planning, I spent many years in advertising, marketing, sales and business development – perfecting my organizational and interpersonal skills – but my passion was always in the creative world, something that would make me want to jump out of bed in the morning, get my hands dirty and make a real difference in someone’s life. What better way to make someone’s day than to help bring their wedding dreams to life, and throw a great party at the same time! Over the years I learned how to navigate the process, and as a self-taught designer, further grow my ability and confidence to build a design and a vision for my clients. I am a stickler for customer service and care, something that has brought me notable and continued success. Most days you will find me out with my clients, their parents, families and friends, proving to be a valuable resource and confidant throughout the planning process, adding fun and laughter along the way.

Off of the wedding planning field, I am a loving and devoted wife to my husband Jeff and mom to my two beautiful children, Lilah and Asher.