Hello! Welcome to Something Borrowed Weddings and Events where we design unique events with you in mind! Our goal is to create and execute the most perfect events for YOU. Your personality as a couple should be shining through at your wedding, and we are here to make it happen! Our team is a group of intelligent, passionate, type-A personalities with a love for love (We are LGBTQ+ Members and/or Allies). Our goal on your wedding day is to keep you happy, hydrated, and well-fed! Your job: sit back and enjoy the day!
Sierra, the founder, and the owner has been enjoying the art of event coordination since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Francisco State University.
Sierra’s road to event coordination started at a young age in the small wine country town of Sonoma. Her first foray into event planning began early on as she planned everything from birthday parties to large school functions. She worked her way through college with one of the most renowned catering companies in the San Francisco bay area. The company organized everything from small private parties of VIP guests to large corporate functions with over 1,000 attendees, allowing Sierra to learn the behind-the-scenes work for parties and events of all types. After college, she continued her pursuit of becoming a wedding planner as the assistant coordinator for a private wedding consultant company located in Glendale, California.
After a few short but fulfilling years, she decided to branch out on her own and create Something Borrowed Weddings and Events in 2013, where we make dreams come true!
Liz Fiala has worked in events and live entertainment for over a decade, recently discovering her love for wedding coordination upon moving to Los Angeles in 2016. Her event work encompasses events of all kinds including award shows, corporate parties, and celebrity fundraisers, but her passion lies in weddings. There’s truly no better feeling than designing and executing a couple’s once-in-a-lifetime memory.
Liz trained as a wedding coordination assistant under the guidance of Sierra and now works as a part-time associate for the company. Her multiple disciplines in events and entertainment have given her a keen eye for design, and encourage her to constantly push the limits of creativity in order to bring a couple’s dream wedding to life.
Karla Alvarez is a millennial, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, but desperately still trying to convince her fellow Angelenos that she is a “New Yorker” at heart. She studied Politics at NYU and even served as Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s scheduling assistant at New York City Hall. Most importantly, it was at NYU where her career in event planning and management was born. In 2014, she received the “NYU Silver Pin Award” and was crowned “Executive Board Member of the Year” for chairing massive events like Welcome Week and Ultra Violet Live for 11,000 students, both sponsored by the likes of Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Red Bull.
Now she is a professional Management Consultant, responsible for helping all sorts of clients cut costs and increase efficiency, all while helping them to effortlessly realize their visions. From executing conferences with 1,000 in-person data professionals for DATAVERSITY, or gala-fundraising $100,000 for the Grossman Burn Foundation, to three years of making dream weddings come true at Something Borrowed Weddings and Events; your special day is in good hands with Karla as your lead planner.
Judy’s passion for event planning and coordination started at an early age helping friends with birthday parties, baby showers, and coordinating company parties. Her passion for weddings started with helping one of her closest friends with her wedding. She soon started interning with event designers and wedding planners, received a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and was a part of the BET Experience weekend event. Judy then became an assistant coordinator with a wedding coordination company and has worked her way up to Lead Coordinator. She enjoys working with a fabulous group of women with the same goal of making your wedding dreams come true.