Whitney Wing Drake

Studio Manager

Born and raised in Southern California, Whitney likes to joke that she never had a choice but to be an event planner. Her parents had owned art galleries for 10 years before she was even born.

She spent her childhood helping her mom plan & execute art release parties, artist signings, etc. Whitney’s professional background is in corporate events, where she has been employed by Pacific Theatres, and most notably by Arclight Cinemas, where she was part of the startup team at the flagship location in Hollywood, CA. There she was involved in planning and executing movie premieres, private screenings, press events, etc. Whitney also worked closely with the head of Marketing at Paramount Pictures and won a National Prize for one of the promotional events she coordinated. After planning her own wedding in 2007, Whitney realized her passion for private events and thus made the transition from corporate. Upon completion of her degree at UCLA (in Philosophy, with an emphasis in Ethics) Whitney launched Wish Wonder Dream. Today, she is incredibly proud of the company it has become.

Whitney has spoken at the UKAWP (United Kingdom Alliance of Wedding Planners) Annual Convention in London, England, The Roberto Miranda Educational Seminar for Brazilian Wedding Planners, and for the HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association). Whitney was featured as one “LA’s MOST INSPIRING STORIES” in Voyage LA Magazine. Whitney is also a College Instructor, teaching Wedding Coordination classes for the Wedding Planning Institute.


Laura Seguin

Principal Wedding Coordinator

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and then in Memphis, Tennessee, Laura from a young age has known the true meaning of Southern hospitality.

In college, Laura’s focus was primarily in marketing and advertising, but she found her true calling in early 2011, when she began working in the vivacious and fast-paced world of events. Laura joined the team at the Viceroy Hotel Group where she was in banquet staffing, bartending, and sales. She then continued her catering career by joining the team at Truly Yours Catering. Her career next led her to become the Event Sales Manager at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Over the years, forming meaningful and lasting relationships with clients came to the forefront of Laura’s life and career goals. And as such, Laura found herself especially drawn to the magic of wedding coordination. Laura joined the team at Wish Wonder Dream in early 2015, and every day she’s able to let her passion and creativity take flight, working with a team of fellow wedding organizers and a roster of clients she considers her friends.

When she’s not bringing wedding dreams to life with her clients, Laura is home with her 7-year-old son. Together they love to hike and explore the great outdoors and speak to each other with Harry Potter accents.

My Favorite Word
Serendipity

My Favorite Color Combination
Gray and Peach

Character You Relate To
A mix of Rachel and Monica from Friends

My Style Icon
Julianne Hough

Three Adjectives to Describe My Personality: Thoughtful, Loyal, and Fun!

Three Adjectives to Describe My Style
Classic, Modern, Feminine

Perfect Song for a First Dance
“Today” by Joshua Radin

My Favorite Moment at a Wedding
After Bride and Groom seal the deal with a kiss at the ceremony; the pure joy in their faces realizing they just got married to the love of their life is priceless.


Cat Nguyen

Cat Nguyen

Principal Wedding Coordinator

Born in Orange County and raised in a nurturing family of six, Cat grew up watching her entire family pursue vastly creative careers. Her parents explored their creativity through cuisine while her two older sisters explored fashion design and arts and journalism respectively. Her baby brother, on the other hand, put his heart and soul into dance. She came to realize that she had an innate interest in the arts and that all of what her family loves–food, design, storytelling, music–she loves too. And it just so happened that wedding planning allowed her to incorporate all of these elements while giving her the creative freedom she yearned for.

Cat earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a minor in Communications from CSULB which means not only does she know how to work with people but she also loves to work with people. As an empath, she makes it a goal to get to know everyone she meets along the journey and all the people who she is fortunate enough to work with so that she understands their goals, their vision, and their dreams more clearly.
Cat has been and still is very much so a hopeful romantic who watches endless romantic comedies and reads classic literature about love. She believes that you can love completely without complete understanding.
When she isn’t planning a wedding, Cat is basking in the sun by the beach with a good book in hand, making the biggest mess in the kitchen while dancing and singing to her favorite jazz musicians, or cheering her friends on at the gym while they all push out ten more reps of squats together.

My Favorite Word
Can

My Favorite Color Combination
White and Gold

Character You Relate To
Jess from NewGirl

My Style Icon
Chiara Ferragni

Three Adjectives to Describe My Personality

Inquisitive, Bubbly, Passionate!

Three Adjectives to Describe My Style
Clean, Colorful, Eclectic

Perfect Song for a First Dance
“She Is Love” by Parachute

My Favorite Moment at a Wedding
When the Bride walks down the aisle with her father


Amanda Zacharias

Principal Coordinator & Wedding Stylist

Born and raised in Southern California, Amanda grew up in a house full of creativity and fun. At a very young age she began dancing at a local dance studio with her sisters. It was her love for entertaining and hospitality that drew Amanda to work for Disneyland as well as the Disney Cruise Line during college.

After traveling around Europe on the cruise line, Amanda began focusing her creative side into planning and executing events. She started assisting at a three Michelin Star restaurant in San Francisco, and soon took the lead as the Northern California Event Planner and Coordinator for weddings. Now that she is back in Southern California with her new and growing family, she can’t wait to begin making wedding dreams come true over here as well.

When Amanda isn’t putting together timelines or designing new floor plans for her couples, you can find her on the beach with her husband and pug, Miles, in San Diego. Don’t be surprised if you see Amanda from time to time pulling inspiration from her initial creative side, teaching dance or enjoying the day at the Disneyland Resort.

My Favorite Word
Joy

My Favorite Color Combination
Gray, Navy and Gold with pops of Blush or Forest Green, depending on my mood.

Fictional Character I Relate Most To
Mary Poppins

My Style Icon
Olivia Palermo

Three Adjectives to Describe Me
Caring, Innovated, Passionate

Three Adjectives to Describe My Style
Unique, Personal, Modern twist on Classic

My Favorite Moment at a Wedding
When the couple sees their wedding vision that they have been dreaming of for months and even years, come to life for the first time. You can almost feel the weight being lifted off their shoulders in that very moment, knowing that this was exactly what they envisioned.