What We Do
Types of Events and Locations
Influencer and PR Events
Conferences and Summits
What People Are Saying
“Glow did a fantastic job planning and executing our recent event. Since we were remote, they were our local team ‘on the ground’ and they delivered on every detail as promised. Working with Christina and her crew was a true partnership. They are organized, efficient, well-connected, and thoughtful. Plus, they shared our aesthetic, which is really difficult when you’re dealing with a design-focused media company! Kudos, Glow!”
~ Rachel Long, Interior Design Magazine
Who We Are
Christina is the owner and founder of Glow Events. After graduating from the University of Florida, She began her career as a fashion designer, finishing top her of class at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She went on to work for companies such as Marmot and Old Navy, as well as designed a women’s intimates line that was sold to a larger brand and is now distributed worldwide. She left the fashion world to start Glow and pursue her passion for entertaining. Her keen eye for design helps her work with clients to create perfectly styled events. She has a friendly and upbeat personality, with a “can do” attitude that makes no task impossible. Christina has been the keynote speaker at industry events in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Orange County. Her work has been featured in national blogs and international magazines, making Glow Events a sought after planning studio.
Hobbies: Road biking, gardening, and playing the ukulele
Sources of Inspiration: Bright colors and patterns, unique fabrics, and the California lifestyle
Fun Fact: She has a Norwich Terrier named Joey
Jen has always been a natural-born event planner and immediately pursued her passion in the events industry upon graduating from New York University. With a knack for logistics and love for creating unique experiences, she launched and grew the event businesses at UrbanDaddy, Curbed Network, and Vox Media while working with a large range of clients within the tech, auto, spirits, and lifestyle industries. Jen excels at creating immersive, visual experiences that highlight brands’ unique messaging and marketing objectives. No challenge is too great, and she thrives on finding creative solutions to ensure client success. After eight years in the digital media industry, she is excited to focus on creating new events for Glow’s corporate team. In her spare time, Jen enjoys traveling with her family, exploring the SF restaurant scene, and taking dance classes.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, and dancing
Inspiration: Design using unexpected materials, warm lighting, interiors
Fun Fact: Jen is a member of an Oakland-based hip hop dance company that performs around the Bay Area.
Melanie was born and raised in the East Bay and returned to the Bay Area after spending time living in Utah, Dallas and Indonesia. Her love of event planning started in college and upon graduation, underwent “event planning boot camp” at a corporate events DMC in Dallas. While at the firm she personally handled 100 events each year and gained a strong logistical foundation. She is a genius at multitasking and creative problem solving, and clients love her upbeat personality and positive attitude. She’s also an accomplished lifestyle photographer which gives her a strong editorial style. Melanie is excited to be part of the Glow team where she can more closely focus on each client and create highly styled and personal events.
Hobbies: Traveling, photography, and exploring new restaurants
Inspiration: Desert landscapes, muted palettes, and natural light
Fun Fact: Melanie and her husband took a 5-month sabbatical to roadtrip around the US
Cynthia’s passion for event design was evident while studying Visual Communications at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Having spent 8 years in Corporate Events with high profile clients like BMW it wasn’t until she assisted on her first wedding that she got the taste of the wedding industry. She quickly signed up for the Wedding Planner Certification course at Cal State East Bay to gain the knowledge needed to plan beautifully orchestrated weddings and events. She now uses her experience to help wedding day dreams come true by capturing all the details while ensuring every event is unique to the couple’s vision. When she’s not tackling timelines, Cynthia enjoys adventures with her beautiful family, hiking and yoga.
Hobbies: Hiking, painting, and calligraphy
Inspiration: Creative window displays, nature, and fine art museums
Fun fact: She has a keen sense of direction and never gets lost
Nikki’s passion for San Francisco and all it has to offer began when she first moved here a decade ago to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After spending the last 8 years as a buyer for Levi’s and Pottery Barn, she was ready for a change of pace and decided to pursue her gift for throwing a fabulous party. Nikki’s keen eye for style allows her to create events that are unique and Pinterest-worthy. She loves helping her clients infuse creative and personal touches to make any type of event uniquely their own. She is also the master at onsite event management and has a way of handling anything that comes her way with grace and a smile.
Hobbies: Personal styling, Traveling, Interior Decorating
Inspiration: People, Colors, and Innovative Design
Fun Fact: She learned to ride a unicycle before a bicycle
What Sets Us Apart
Choosing a planner for your event can be a difficult decision. There are so many options - how do you know which planner is the right fit for you? At Glow, we believe there are two main characteristics that make us unique.
Many planners focus solely on the logistics. They spend the majority of their time figuring out the "nuts and bolts" of the event and the event design ends up as an afterthought - or worse, they outsource the design to other vendors who might not have a true understanding of what the client is looking for. We take the opposite approach. We start by asking our client what they want the guest experience to be like - what "look and feel" do they want the party to have? From there we create a comprehensive design plan outlining all of the event details. Once the aesthetic is set, we then get to work on the logistics and hand pick the vendor team to create the design direction we've set. The result is a comprehensive design that is expertly executed by the best vendor team for the job.
We have created a list of 10 core values that we as a team hold ourselves to. Everyday we strive to embody these values - both in the office as a team, as well as with our clients and industry partners.
Premium Customer Service
"Yes We Can" Attitude
Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency