KELLYNE MENDOZA, FOUNDER + LEAD STYLIST
I love details, lists, and organization. I was born and raised in San Diego and my coastal roots run deep. While I moved up to San Francisco to pursue my Masters in Education in 2005, you can always find me by an ocean with my flip flops, soaking up whatever rays of sunshine I can find. I began my professional career as an elementary school teacher in San Francisco, transitioned into managing restaurants, and eventually steered myself in the direction of opening and running hand+heart Weddings and Events (definitely NOT linear, I know!). It is through my earlier careers that I learned how to communicate effectively, harvest creativity, empathize with people from all walks of life, and organize the HECK out of every situation. Interestingly enough, teaching children and managing adults in a restaurant are very much alike!
My favorite part of planning weddings is the connections that I make with newly engaged couples. I truly care about my couples and keep their needs and personalities top of mind throughout the entire planning process. I am extremely passionate about making this time a positive and exciting experience and do everything I can to make couples’ lives easier. I strive to get to know each couple, their families, close friends, and fur babies individually so that the love, joy, and excitement of this huge milestone is felt throughout all of your circles! I believe positivity breeds more positivity, and I always approach challenging situations with optimism and a collaborative attitude.