Dee Gaubert, Owner  |   Armed with a mix of TV production and corporate event planning experience, I started No Worries in 2010. I worked hard, with a laser-like focus, to make each wedding a success, but when I stopped to take in the special moments of each event, it dawned on me the privilege and the honor it is to nurture and care for one of the most important days in someone’s life. And as other events fell into our laps – from Paris destination elopements, to 400-person conferences, to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs – that same joy of seeing a successful event unfold continued to inform our work. I am passionate about educating the consumer, and wrote the webseries and book “The Five Biggest Wedding Planning Myths,” in order to enlighten couples everywhere about the truths and realities of wedding planning, and lessen their stress and confusion.  I’ve also weighed in as a wedding expert for such media outlets as brides.com and Kcal9, all in the name of helping brides and grooms navigate the wedding planning process with sanity and joy.  Our mission of seeing happy faces and stress-free clients at the end of the night is what we live (eat, breathe…)for. Thank you for coming by and seeing what we have to offer. We can’t wait to work with you!

Facts about Dee…

  1. Coffee…lots of coffee.
  2. Dee is a huge mystery-and-British TV show buff –happiness is a couch, cardigan, tea, and PBS on the ‘telly.’
  3. A film school graduate, Dee is obsessed with movies. She draws inspiration from all media, but especially loves turning to classic and current movies, as well as set design, for event design ideas.

How I Built My Team

Every associate that coordinates or plans events with No Worries has been carefully vetted before invited into the No Worries team.  Associates have significant experience planning and coordinating events in both the corporate and social event space. And while an associate can have the perfect resume, I look for an ideal blend of type-A attention to detail and relaxed, warm, humorous personality, with an ability to be diplomatic in all situations.  This is what sets No Worries apart, and my associates reflect these values.  We all work from a uniform set of procedures and project management protocols, to ensure high quality and consistency from one event to another, yet we mold the process to each client’s specific, unique needs.   You can read more about our team below.

Expertise

Cultural and religious traditions – We are familiar with a variety of cultural and religious wedding customs, including Persian, Hindu, Jewish, and Baha’i faiths; Chinese Tea Ceremonies, Korean Paebeck ceremonies, and many others
Estate and “out of the box” raw spaces – we have worked in film studios, lofts, private homes, and industrial spaces
Production – we are well versed in staging, lighting, audio, AV, and transportation needs, and work with the best vendors to provide these elements

Team

DEZHDA “DEE” GAUBERT

DEZHDA “DEE” GAUBERT
Owner, No Worries Event Planning

Dezhda started her career working in marketing, utilizing her writing and management skills to brand products and co-produce corporate events, including seminars, holiday parties, and luxury board meetings.  Originally, however, she moved to L.A. with a film degree, and decided once and for all to put it to good use, and she made the transition to working in television production several years ago.

Her TV experience is wide-ranging – from booking, logistics, and coordination to story, shooting, and design.  Working as a producer allowed her to combine her organizational and creative skills into one perfect mix, and she established a career working on successful shows such as HGTV’s “House Hunters” and “Designed to Sell.”  She also worked on FoodTV’s show “Party Starters,” her entrée into the world of social event producing, where she helped bring to life everything from a French Bistro-themed dinner party to a vow renewal in a private home.  In addition, she traveled extensively, gathering valuable information about the travel industry while living out of her suitcase.

She started applying her experience to coordinating her friends’ weddings, and found that event planning was a perfect fit.  In February 2010 she turned her on-the-side work into a full-time business, No Worries Event Planning.

Dezhda realized a main part of her duties as planner was in educating her brides and grooms. Overwhelmed with information on the internet and elsewhere, her clients needed guidance on how to interpret all the information and accurately apply it to their unique planning experience.  She wrote webseries “The Five Biggest Wedding Planning Myths” and published it in book form in August 2015.  It is her hope that brides and grooms everywhere will benefit from this information.  She has also provided her expertise to brides.com, Kcal9, and other media outlets.

LAURA KLEIN Lead Planner + Coordinator

Laura has a wide breadth of experience managing all types of events, from large-scale civic events to intimate weddings.  She is also well-versed in Mitzvah traditions, vendors, and venues.  Her clients value her humor, her savvy, and her brilliant command of logistics, as well as an outstanding ability to stay calm under pressure. While spearheading their own projects independently, she and Dee work hand in hand on many events together as well, ensuring thorough coverage of all events from start to finish. Learn more about Laura here.

SARAH KAFER Lead Planner + Coordinator

Sarah pursued education in both business administration and event management, and has utilized her knowledge to great success, having managed, planned, and coordinated countless events both social and corporate. She’s a whiz at logistics and budgets, and is beautifully able to navigate the more socially complex elements of weddings and social events as well. Clients love her warm and witty personality and efficient work ethic. Learn more about Sarah here.

MICHELLE BAIRD Lead Coordinator

Michelle began her journey into special events at CSU Long Beach in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor’s program with an emphasis in event management.  She gained valuable experience coordinating philanthropy events to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and in her efforts she was able to raise over $10,000 for St Jude.  Michelle’s experience helped her become a Meeting & Event Coordinator at CTC Destination and Meeting Management. In this position Michelle gained extensive knowledge about tourism, destination management, and event planning while networking with industry professionals. Michelle has coordinated multiple off-site VIP events, holiday parties, and team building activities, and continues to organize local and national events, from small corporate outings to annual conferences. With her experience and detail-oriented personality, Michelle ensures a smooth and successful wedding, no matter the size.

KATE CARLSON Lead Planner + Coordinator

Kate has extensive experience coordinating and planning corporate events, as well as social events such as Mitzvahs and weddings. She has produced events of 500 guests or more, as well as intimate celebrations.  Her razor-sharp mind for logistics combines with an energetic, professional personality that immediately sets couples at ease.  Her specialties also include a familiarity with a variety of cultural traditions, including Persian and Indian weddings.

EMILY BRUZA Lead Coordinator

Emily is a seasoned pro at managing all types of events, from both a creative and logistical standpoint.  With a background in production as well as social events, she is well versed in event production and coordination from start to finish. To read more about Emily, click here.

TOI-LYN EVERHART Lead Planner + Coordinator

Toi is a dynamo with years of corporate conference planning, as well as social events.  She is a master with increasing corporate clients’ ROI and ensuring a smooth execution of events, large and small.  Wedding-wise, Toi is a recent bride herself, and she understands the personal meaning behind the big day and how to ensure each couple’s personalities and needs are fully expressed in every detail. Read more about Toi here

STEPHENIE HAWKINS Lead Coordinator

Stephenie has worked in the hospitality and event industry for years now, with both high end resort and large trade show experience under her belt.  She also has experience in countless social events as well, and loves weddings in particular.  Her calm personality and magic touch with logistics ensures seamless events for clients. To read more about Stephenie, click here.

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