Weddings by Sheila Foster
The Fam at Balboa Park circa September-ish 2015
I am a San Diego native, born and raised in Rancho Penasquitos. I graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and then went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where I majored in business with an athletic scholarship for tennis. After college I moved back to San Diego and lived in a bunch of neighborhoods like Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Oceanside and Del Mar. Then I got the brilliant idea to move to San Francisco, but I only lasted for a couple years. Don't get me wrong...San Francisco is beautiful, has lots of history, really good food, and awesome nightlife., but I just missed San Diego too much. No other city in the world has our weather, relaxed vibe and beautiful people. I'm in love with this town and I'm staying here forever! I'm back in my hometown where I live with my amazing husband Rion, our son Harrison, our baby girl Dylan (TBA on the updated family pic), and our fur baby Danni.
I've always loved weddings. Ever since I can remember, they always made such a big impression on me. Everything about them...from the drama of the dress, to the excitement of the reception, to the stories of the after party. I never realized that I could be a wedding coordinator until I had my own wedding. I LOVED planning my wedding so much that I was determined to make a career out of it. At first, I played it safe and kept my day job, but on the side I started working for free as an assistant to a well respected wedding planner in San Diego to gain valuable experience. When I finally felt comfortable enough, I went on my own and landed a position at a private wedding venue in Escondido. To this day, I am their exclusive day-of wedding coordinator and event manager. The more weddings I did, the more I loved it. I felt the internal push to start Weddings by Sheila Foster so I could have more flexibility and offer day-of wedding coordination, month-of wedding coordination, partial wedding planning and full service wedding planning. I was able to quit my 9-5 by working at a private venue and starting my own wedding coordination company. I am happy to say that coordinating weddings full-time is my new 9-5 and I couldn't be happier! I gained the experience, creativity, and organizational skills to produce a beautiful and seamless wedding that every couple dreams of.