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Carmel and Santa Cruz
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831 566 0157

Lux & Jasper

Two creative personalities who create dreams into realities, zestful journeys for souls, and orchestrate the impossible for all to wonder.

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Some wonderful praise from various event vendors and clients.

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J + K September 13 2014

LJ Oneto


Hiring Laura and her team as our wedding coordinators was one of the best decisions that we made during our wedding.  I interviewed a lot of wedding coordinators, but right from the beginning of our first phone call I knew I wanted to work with Laura.  She was so knowledgeable about the area, knowledgeable about vendors and was so genuinely upbeat and positive.  Our wedding was a destination wedding in Monterey with 260 wedding guests driving in from all over California and flying in from as far as New York.  Not being from the area, Laura was key to our wedding being a success.  The vendors she recommended, from the florist, to event rentals, to musicians, to the cake were wonderful.  Honestly I am so beyond happy with every recommendation she made.  She also did such an excellent job coordinating all the vendors and making sure everything fit within the design and vision that we wanted for our wedding.  This was a big task too as we had our wedding at the Club Del Monte, Naval Post Graduate Academy in Monterey, and being that the venue was on a naval base there were a lot of rules, regulations and restrictions that had to be followed (even prior to the event) for vendors to be allowed to even enter the premises day of.  Laura handled all of this and everything went so smoothly the day of our event. Additionally, something I really appreciated was Laura’s ability to work within our budget in creative ways by thinking outside the box.  For example, I really wanted a string quartet at the ceremony, but it’s extremely expensive to have all four strings.  After communicating this to Laura she was able to find a local high school student group that practices with professional quartets for a third of the price.  We hired them to perform at our ceremony and they were excellent (and excited to be given the chance to play)!  Another thing that I really loved about working with Laura was her communication skills and her reliability.  I am an attorney in Los Angeles and my schedule is often unpredictable, Laura was more than willing to have conference calls with me after hours, communicate by email, text and/or by phone depending on what worked best for me, and even would organize conference calls with other vendors after hours when I needed it!  I could also trust and rely on Laura 100%, when she said something would get done/she would handle something, it happened flawlessly.  I knew I could count on her to take care of everything – which believe me, when you are a bride there are a million things going on during your wedding, so having a coordinator you can rely on, trust and really communicate well with is so important and helps reduce stress!  I also really appreciated Laura’s honesty, always working within our vision but pointing out areas of concern when needed.  This allowed us to adjust when necessary and our day to be perfect!  During our entire wedding weekend, Laura and her team were there from start to finish.  This allowed me, my now husband and our families to truly be guests at our wedding and enjoy the entire day.  I would absolutely hands down, recommend that you hire Laura as your wedding event coordinator.  Not only will you have an amazing wedding, but by the end you will have a wonderful friend too! 

C + G August 9 2014

LJ Oneto

Dear Laura,

Thank you for all your hard work and support in making our wedding so amazingly special. You are truly the best! Your help and guidance has been so wonderful and your positive, encouraging, and loving personality has kept us calm and confident throughout the whole process. Thank you for everything! 


C + G

Celebration Brunch May 17 2014

LJ Oneto


In May of 2014 our daughter was graduating from her Master's program at MIIS, and we hired Laura Oneto as a caterer and party organizer for an intimate brunch at our home. At the time, I didn't know what type of party we would be having. Laura and I met over coffee to brainstorm. She had wonderfully creative, lovely decorating ideas, as well as amazing thoughts about different food and drink offerings. It was obvious that she had the savvy and confidence to make it happen.

It was a real treat to have someone pull together all of the details, do much of the shopping, set up our house, cook, and clean up afterward. Laura was ahead of me with planning, but was never intrusive. She incorporated many of our personal family items to make it extra special. During the party she was a gentle, competent presence. She kept an eye on all of the details that needed attending to, and made sure that the guests were happy. 

I will most certainly call on Laura again for party assistance. My daughter's graduation brunch will always be a wonderful memory for me, mainly because I was able to be there and enjoy the day!



Monterey, CA

A + N July 5 2014

LJ Oneto

My husband and I were married at the Wind and Sea Estate in Big Sur, on July 5, 2014. LJ Oneto was responsible for making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives, and for that we will always be grateful to LJ. 

Despite a nearly year-long engagement, I had been struggling to find someone to fill the role of day of coordinator for our remote destination wedding. Planning a wedding in Big Sur can be challenging despite a community filled with wonderful vendors, and I was planning it from Florida having only visited Big Sur twice before. At the time our caterer recommended LJ, I had already planned and contracted with all of the major vendors for our wedding, so I was really looking for someone that I could just hand off all of my plans on the morning of our wedding, for my own peace of mind. The majority of wedding planners I had met with were either uncomfortable working with vendors they hadn't hand-picked or provided packages that didn't align with my needs and often came with a price tag I just couldn't stomach. 

I knew LJ was different from our first conversation. She immediately understand what I was looking for, and in performing that role, surpassed every expectation I had or could have imagined. She was so easy to communicate with and so responsive throughout the planning process, and always kept her cool- even a week out from the wedding when I forwarded her an email from our venue asking what date and time our special event was on! LJ's knowledge of the area helped me with securing smaller local vendors to fill our particular needs that I was having trouble finding through the normal wedding channels, like our gluten free cupcakes and a hand-made eucalyptus garland. On the day of the wedding, our guests all commented to us on LJ's tireless work ethic and what an integral role she played. 

She was willing to do anything and everything to make my life easier, and I can honestly say that I was able to enjoy our wedding day without a worry crossing my mind because I knew that LJ was there. LJ solved every problem, checked off all of the hundreds of items on my extensive to do list, and thought of extra special details to surprise me- all of which contributed to making our wedding so wonderful. We could not have done it without her.

LJ is the absolute best, and I know she has amazing things in store for her in her career. She is such a wonderful resource, such a calming presence, and she put together a flawless and perfect wedding. Thank you for being such a great part of our amazing day!

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Wedding Film:

Also- here are a few photos by Kirsten Manick Photography.  I'll send more over when we get them, especially details table etc. 



S+G June 28 2014

LJ Oneto

Dear Laura,

Thank you just doesn't seem enough for the most amazing, beautiful day you helped in planning for Stacy and G.P.'s Wedding Day at the Highlands.  We are so grateful for all the energy you placed into such a special day!  The wonderful setting, the fabulous alter enhanced  perfectly with branches and flowers, the table settings for dinner with the spectacular flower arrangements,  the excellent band ... which made for a great celebration, and of course all the girls  looking absolutely beautiful because of Kelly, the whole day was perfect.  It was because of your experience and knowledge that all went so smoothly ... you introduced us to your favorite vendors, which made us feel at ease with planning a destination wedding.  You, and your support team for the day,  went above and beyond in making sure every detail was in place.  Ourselves, our family and friends all have wonderful memories of Stacy and G.P.'s special day, filled with happiness and love.  

A special Thank You from Samantha and Charley for Payton, she was so sweet watching over them and caring  for them while we all partied.  I know Sam loved her new friend and Steve and Jenny wished she lived close to them ... she was wonderful ... thank you for putting us in touch with her.

I truly will miss our weekly chats!  Anyone  you are planning an event for is lucky to have you, you certainly have found a career you love.  I wish you the best always!  Let us know if you are ever visiting Scottsdale or Chicago ... we would love to see you again.



C + P May 10 2014

LJ Oneto

Hi Laura,

Thanks for the note and THANK YOU for all of your help on our wedding day! I really appreciate your help throughout the weekend. It was such a wonderful weekend and everything went pretty smoothly. I heard that Patrick had some issues with his shirt and you guys really pulled through! It was so nice to know that you were there helping throughout the day.

All in all, i thought it was a huge success! Here is a link to all of our pictures if you're curious:

Thanks again for everything. I'll be sure to recommend ABW&E to any of my friends planning a wedding down in Carmel.



O + A August 24 2013

LJ Oneto

"I just wanted to thank you again. You did such and AMAZING job for the wedding. Considering everything, and the ups and downs with the catering, you were so wonderfully fantastic! Leading up to the wedding you helped me relax, and took care of everything. On the day, although I didn't get to witness a lot of the behind the scenes, my mom said you were just killer and handled everything perfectly and professionally. Thank you so much for all your help, patience and kindness."

O + A - De Tierra Vineyards, Private Residence