Meet Our Planners
Tara Ybarra and Alycia Glaude, Award Winning Wedding Planners for Ybarra Events Wedding Planning and Design, at The Wedding Expo in Santa Rosa, California.

Wine Country Wedding Planning and Beyond!

The Ybarra Events Planning Team is happy to plan weddings and events in destinations all across Northern California, whether you're getting married in Sonoma County, Napa County, Mendocino County, or even San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Our team of event planners even plan in Southern California or other States and Countries. We will travel as far as you need us to in order to ensure your wedding day is everything you hoped for. 

Some of our favorite Wine Country Wedding Destination towns include: Healdsburg, Sonoma, Cloverdale, St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Kenwood, Tomales, Petaluma, Calistoga, Napa, and Geyserville. If you're looking for Wine Country Wedding Venue recommendations, we are happy to help you find the perfect location to fulfill your dream wedding backdrop. 

Tara Ybarra, James Ybarra, and Alycia Glaude, the Ybarra Events Wedding Planners at the WeddingWire World 2019 in San Fransisco, California.
James Ybarra and Tara Ybarra, Wedding planners for Ybarra Events, at the ILEA (International Live Events Association) Napa-Sonoma Chapter Social Gala 2019.
James Ybarra and Tara Ybarra, esteemed wedding planning husband and wife duo for Ybarra Events Wedding Planning and Design.
Tara Ybarra, Wedding Planner, with her daughter.
James Ybarra, Wedding Planner, with his children.

About James and Tara

Tara and James are a husband and wife duo that pride themselves on their customer service, creativity, and calming demeanor. (Much appreciated in a Wedding Planner!)

Even in her youth, it was clear Tara was destined for Event Planning. At the age of 10, she was practicing her interior design skills by rearranging furniture, sewing her own clothes from repurposed hand-me-downs, and alphabetizing and rearranging every nook and cranny of her childhood home. I’m sure her parents appreciated every bit of it.

Tara’s wedding experience started in 2002, when she took up the position of a Photographer’s Assistant. She loved capturing the secret or unplanned moments of adoration shared between the couple. As Photography advanced to digital, she found herself missing the darkroom, and looked for another creative outlet. Tara then found baking and started working as a Pastry Chef making wedding cakes for a local bakery. After witnessing a coworker drop a cake upon delivery, she decided she would rather deliver something a little less fragile! A Florist she had been networking with had been attempting to coerce her into joining forces, and so, Tara conceded and began learning all there was to know about the meanings of flowers and traditions floral brings to a wedding. Making boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces, and all other floral décor was wonderful, but after a few years, Tara felt the absence of bearing witness to the joy taking place throughout the entire day of the event. After contemplation, she came to the realization, with her combined passions for planning, organizing, and decorating, Wedding Planning was her true calling! She went to school for Event Planning, and with the support and encouragement of her husband, Tara and James opened Ybarra Events for business in 2013! Now Tara has combined her collected skills and passions to become the ultimate Wedding Planner! She has her previous vocational experience in addition to being a Certified Event Planner, Registered Minister (Just in case!), TIPS Certified, and CPR Certified.

James is the best partner Tara could hope for. Not only is he an amazing and supportive husband and father, but his customer service, attention to detail, and uncanny ability to anticipate the wants and needs of others have set him apart in the working environment. A previous review likened James to a superhero, speeding around the venue, spotting and solving problems before others have a chance to notice them. Tara states, “His wit and charm make him likeable and easy to work with, and he’s so lucky to never be free of me. Not at work, not at home…never!” (Insert maniacal laugh). James lovingly responds, “Yeah, she’s the boss at work and at home. I’m the brawn.”

It is clear these two are an unbeatable planning combination for a successful and fun-loving event.

James Ybarra and Tara Ybarra, owners of Ybarra Events Wedding Planning and Design, with their children.

Tara, James, and their three spawn

Alycia Glaude, Wedding Planner and Officiant.
Alycia Glaude, Ybarra Events Wedding Planner, and partner Michelle, an LGBTQ+ wedding planner.
Alycia Glaude, Event Planner and Officiant.

About Heather

Heather has always had a passion for planning. 

Starting out in the wedding industry working with photographer that offered planning services, Heather dove in headfirst into the wedding world! She realized how much she loves planning and helping others. When the economy tanked, Heather went into the Healthcare industry as a Dialysis Nurse, saving lives. Although she was doing amazing work, every day she missed weddings, so when Ybarra Events had an opening, Heather happily joined the quirky planning team.

Heather is exactly the planner you want in charge of your wedding day. Not only is she responsive, detailed, friendly, helpful, and creative; she is also an incognito warrior demigoddess! You would never guess it based on her sweet demeaner, but Heather has a black belt in both Judo and Jujitsu. She will whip your groomsmen into place! 

In addition to Heather being a lethal weapon, she is amazing to have in a medical emergency with her years of experience in the medical field and literally preforming CPR daily! 

With Heather's friendly and calming personality, and her affinity for checklists and timelines, planning your wedding will be a breeze. 

Alycia Glaude, Ybarra Events Wedding Planner, and partner Michelle, an LGBTQ+ wedding planner.