Above & Beyond is a full service event planning company centrally located in Orange County and serving the Southern California region. No matter if you are the looking for just a little help with ideas and planning or you are looking for the whole package where we guide you through all aspects of creating an amazing event we have the right team to fit your needs. With Above & Beyond we cater to your specific needs and are here to make sure your event is as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests.
Certified Event Producer
Selina Grande found her calling in the event planning world at a young age. From her early years working for a family friend’s catering company, and helping her mom with social functions, she quickly learned an eye for detail and a passion for planning social gatherings of all levels.
Selina became a Certified Event Planner and attained an internship with BTB Productions, a full service event production house. Selina’s expertise quickly moved her up the ranks at BTB and soon she was planning events from corporate and social, to weddings fit for a Princess!
Selina worked at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort for 5 years leading the Wedding division and upping their sales by 30%. This experience with event production alongside the venue management has given her the knowledge and experience to make your event shine. She has worked with top clients and locations such as, such as Quiksilver, Fox Racing, Sutra Night Club, Pacific Festival, Sketchers Shoes, CHOC Tinkerbell Guild, Taste Of Laguna, Taste of OC, numerous weddings, and assisted with a million dollar wedding at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.
Selina prides herself on using her creativity to make client’s dreams become a reality. She can with a blank canvas and conceptualize the most creative of elements or work with a client with a specific vision in mind. Truly listening to what a client envisions and presenting different options to help create the perfect fit is one of Selina’s greatest attributes. Her organization skills keep the events flowing seamlessly so you can focus on the fun and let her take care of the details. Her love of people and animals makes it easy for her to be a social butterfly. She recently joined the board of Elite O.C., one of the region’s up and coming nonprofits.
Makena Clark, a graduate from California State University Long Beach, has been in the event industry for nearly eight years. With experience in corporate, social, non-profit and fashion, her passion for live events has driven her to become an extremely energetic, knowledgeable professional who is always looking for the next best event to be part of.
Makena has produced events across the board from weddings and galas, to Palm Springs Fashion week and food and wine festivals. Clients such as Life Roll On, Mending Kids International, Petersen Automotive Museum and Palm Spring Life Magazine were a great contribution to her career experience.
Recently moved back to her hometown San Diego, Makena enjoys all outdoor activities, getting together with friends and exploring all of the great areas San Diego has to offer.
Planning is a second nature to Makena within her personal life as well as career. She cannot wait to see what’s next!
Christina has ten years of event coordinating experience, from weddings to birthday parties, corporate events and more. She has a high level of organization, a ridiculous love for creating timelines, and a personality that makes anyone comfortable and confident that their event is running smoothly.
Christina specializes in day of wedding coordinating and prides herself on providing brides and grooms with a wonderful, memorable and stress-free experience. She is always ready to handle any situation that comes her way. She has coordinated weddings with over 500 guests and has worked at a variety of venues. She has a creative eye and is an outstanding problem solver.
She would love to be a part of your event to make it truly special.