Meet Aimée & The Team

We care deeply, and yes, dare we say, go over and beyond to ensure your wedding encompasses: who you are, the importance of personal details and meticulous planning. We keep our focus on your vision and bring the calm, patient and organized confidence you need your biggest advocate to have. Our passionate, professional, spunky, and strong team ensures that you have “your wedding your way”.


Aimée Newlander

Weddings By Aimée, Owner
Slow Weddings Network, Founder
Executive And Multiple Day Wedding & Event Planning

I care a tremendous amount about each couple I work with, and thus, see it as my job to help create your wedding your way – creating very individual weddings from intimate and organic affairs to the more glamorous and opulent occasions.

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Sarah Chisholm

Wedding And Event Planning & Coordination

It is commonly noted how observant she is, keeping an eye on both the big picture and little details of the day. Although, not new to event planning, she's spent over two years working on intimate and large scope weddings, getting versed on our expansive and out of the box style weddings. She brings a strong enthusiasm for weddings and skill set for organization and attention to all the details that go into planning.

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Sonja Brunner

Wedding Planning & Coordination

Being a wedding DJ for over a decade, Sonja has worn multiple hats as master of ceremonies and certified party starter. With a 20-year background in business management and customer service, she began working with us as a lead wedding coordinator and planner. With Sonja’s various hats, she is also a dedicated member of the Santa Cruz community serving on various committees.

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Jake Karecki

Wedding Planning Lead Assistant

Jake has been actively working for the past 7 years; ranging in experience from weddings, corporate parties, music festivals and more. His engaging personality, determination and spirit will ensure you that you are in good hands. Jake’s expertise in budget planning, orchestration and coordination make him a valuable member of the Weddings by Aimee team.

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