Meet the Newest MIRA Team Member, Tesia!

After a bit of a hiatus, we are proud to be once again expanding our team of event professionals to better serve our clients. The past few weeks have been very exciting welcoming Tesia Tangonan into the MIRAwed family as our Fall 2017 intern. 

Tesia is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she earned her degree in Hospitality with a concentration in Event and Meetings Management. She recently moved to San Jose to pursue her career in the event industry. 

Tesia describes herself as a passionate individual with a positive attitude that allows her to overcome nearly every challenge she faces. She enjoys hiking, traveling, eating, reading, and dancing Hula/Tahitian dance during her free time. We already adore her and are so glad she is part of our team!

Welcome Tesia! 


Exciting News for MIRA Events + Design!

For 8 long, beautiful years I have worked endlessly to see my little business grow and sustain in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the last 3 of those 8 years, I have enjoyed traveling all over Northern California in pursuit of our mission to create meaningful, inspiring, reverent, and generally awesome events for our clients. All in all, California has been not only MY birthplace, but the birthplace of MIRA Events and every other dream I’ve ever had.

Sometimes, our dreams don’t come true the way we envision them. Sometimes they don’t come true at all, unless you do something drastic. My dream of owning a house in my hometown of Los Gatos, for example, was simply NOT going to happen for a single mother running her own (mainly seasonal) business. My dream of raising my children close to family wasn’t going to happen with them all living hundreds of miles away. My dream of going back to school to finish my degree wasn’t going to happen living the lifestyle I was. I knew, after 8 long, beautiful years, that it was time to make a change.

Rather quickly, a series of events occurred that lead me to make one of the biggest decision I have ever made. I decided to move, for the first time ever, out of state to live closer to family in Cave Creek, Arizona.

The decision happened quickly, but the move did not. We were in the midst of wedding season, and every day it became harder and harder to say goodbye to the glorious weather, diverse geography, and thriving spirit of my beloved California. I just couldn’t imagine not being back in my home state on a regular basis. I began to think….

Why did I and my company have to choose? Why couldn’t we do both? Why couldn’t we offer comprehensive and personalized planning and design services to clients in both states? We couldn’t we use our dual location to bring our clients fresher ideas, cross culture inspiration, and even more vendor resources? Why couldn’t we dedicate our summer months to California clientele and escape the ghastly heat of the desert?

After climbing over the bulk of our biggest wedding season yet, I slowly began to put the pieces together for the relaunch of the new company. There is still much to be done, including a website revamp and a formal launch in Arizona, but I am so excited about the mountains of possibilities (pun intended) that this news simply could not wait any longer.

I am pleased to announce the expansion of MIRA Events + Design!

We now offer our distinct wedding and event planning services to clients in both California AND Arizona- and beyond! We are excited to continue our mission of creating unique beauty for our clients and producing seamless, stress-free events.

More news is still to come, so please stay tuned for more details about our new location and upcoming events!