Get to know Coordinator, Sadie of P.S. & Associates Event Planning
Sadie Blasucci- Coordinator at P.S. & Associates Event Planning
Having been a bridesmaid over 10 times for friends and family, Sadie is no stranger to the wedding industry. Her depth of experience from within the bridal party, coupled with her intrinsic love of holy matrimony, have collided to create the perfect intersection into the wedding planning industry.
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Name: Sadie Blasucci Hometown: La Canada, CA Current Residence: West Hollywood, CA How long have you been w/ P.S: 2 years Favorite Color: Emerald Favorite Movie: The Departed Favorite Quote: “Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.” – Albert Camus Favorite Drink: Mint tea OR spicy margaritas
Most Memorable P.S. Plans Moment: There are some moments, so beautiful and heartfelt, that I cherish and I feel privileged to have been involved in. But, the MOST memorable moment isn’t one of those… I had the duty of escorting a guest out of cocktail hour at the request of the couple. It wasn’t something we needed security for, it was just an unwelcomed crasher (dressed in a floor-length white dress!) and I was the one who had to let them know that they were leaving. I calmly told them they wouldn’t be staying and that I would help them find their car in that exact moment. It was intensely uncomfortable and took 15 minutes to get them into a car. I had to use both my customer service voice and my auntie voice just to get it done. Sheena and, a very fast valet, gave support at the end, and then we were able to quietly let the couple know it was done. There was sincere relief on their faces and their night among their invited loved ones moved forward seamlessly. Most Stressful P.S. Plans Moment:
My most stressful moments are a mashup of any time I’ve put a bridal party in an Uber to the ceremony site. Every single time, I have a flash of panic knowing that I have to stay behind and just hope there are no unplanned delays. We plan diligently for these departures because they have a sweet spot- too early can ruin the start of this once in a lifetime ceremony, but too late can risk breaching contracts and sometimes paying penalties. It has to be timed just right: calling the car, wrangling flower girls, zipping up bridesmaids, finding (usually drunk) groomsmen, helping parents, and prepping the couple, all while keeping them as stress-free as possible. It is an intricate/ stressful dance that always has unplanned hiccups and gives me gray hair… Yet, we make it work!
Favorite overall wedding style or colors: I love when a couple customizes their day to fit them, as glam or as understated as that is. I tend to favor any style that allows room for a little bit of both; the intimacy and comfort of home, with as many moody, dramatic moments as possible. I love a balance of texture and color with a lot of warm lighting: Amber, velvet runners over black painted wood, sleek stemware with ornate candlesticks, an aggressive overflow of hanging greenery. I would cheekily describe it as Jungle Luxe or Palisades Fortune Teller Chic. Favorite thing to do at the end of an event day: It's strange because most event days end with me being completely drained but also still running on adrenaline and residual energy. My favorite thing last year was putting my feet up a wall (no shoes or insoles can help this struggle) and recapping the day's highs and lows with the team.
Favorite phrase to hear over the walkie on event day? “I made you a plate” (I usually don’t eat all day LOL)
Favorite part of event day? One of my favorite parts of the day is the moment the couple gets alone right after the recessional. It is right after they said their vows and right before they enter a crowd of loved ones for cocktail hour. We get to bring them a drink and snack, and let them check in with each other for the first time as a married couple. It is also a moment that is hard to get without a planning team, and I’m always so grateful we get to help with that. My second favorite part of the event day is when the photographer has left and the dancing is POPPIN. I love seeing a grandma get loose.
Least favorite part of event day? Usually, install. This is when all of our planning and the couple's vision meets what the vendors actually show up with. It is tricky and I’ve seen our team make magic with unavoidable and unforeseen circumstances. Thank goodness for our preferred vendors (#blessed). This is also a time period where we are quite literally jogging and moving furniture to beat the clock for early guest arrival (people are showing up hours early these days) so, I’m sweating my makeup off before 3 pm. Favorite Item in your event day emergency kit? I keep a tiny lint roller and tums on hand all day. The lint roller is delicate enough to help clean linens, tuxes, and wedding veils which can all get a little ruffled, depending on the weather and wind. It comes in handy when the bridal party is lining up to walk down the aisle and I’ve noticed it can sometimes make a groomsman straighten-up and kind of take on their role at that moment- It’s adorable. The tums are usually for anyone with nerves. Whether they have been stress snacking or just have butterflies, I like having something on hand that gives a tiny bit of peace of mind.
Favorite venue that P.S. has worked at? There are so many great places but my favorite was the Ranch at Laguna Beach. The backdrop was the most amazing view of both hillside and oceanfront and the property is secluded, but not hard to access. The staff was amazing, which always helps, and the lodging for the bridal party was ideal (you already know I love as few Ubers as possible). The reception site allowed for an easy guest flow to and from the dancing inside and the lounging/ activities outside so it was peek party vibes. The decor inside was also very minimal which meant the designs made by Chabeli and Sheena could really shine. It is always a bummer when a random hideous chandelier clashes with our vibe, but that didn’t happen here. Outside of the venue, this wedding had one of the best bands we’ve ever worked with. They slapped.
Favorite wedding dinner you’ve had while on a wedding? Alisal Ranch. They cooked everything in an outdoor kitchen and it was BBQ comfort food with added gourmet elements. I think about that broccolini and creamed corn far too often. What is your go-to event day outfit look like? Black dress with pockets and a jacket. I like having a full range of motion and temperature control. The shoes don’t matter because I’ve learned literally nothing is comfortable after 14 hours of hustling.
Favorite event day accessory? I tend to lose my things so accessories are a liability. I’ll just say: my fanny pack, Hunny!
Favorite event day snack? What are those? I don’t eat until 9 pm- unless Jeannine shares a piece of her PB&J with me.
Stranded on an island with one fellow P.S. team member, who is it + why? Jeannine- Mom energy for the win. I’m not a mom, but she is so, so we would either make the coziest home, fashion some kind of way out of there, or speak to the island’s manager. I’ve only seen her be a positive, shining light which is a great balance to my doomsday-preppingass. Also, we have the same taste in 90’s R&B jams so the karaoke would be phenomenal.
Finish the sentence: On a P.S. wedding day I can’t wait to…
finish family photos. This is a logistical part that our team soars at. It is one of my favorite things to watch Chabeli do and it feels like a real gift to not only the photographer and family members, but the bride and groom who don’t have to herd cats (aka all of their extended family) on their special day. Also, once photos are done, that means we transition into all the reception events which are full of fun and sweet moments.