Hemingway, Roosevelt, & the Sisti Legacy

About San Diego Wedding PLANNER KIMBERLY

Hi there! I’m Kimberly Sisti.
I'm a San Diego wedding florist, planner, and the legacy of a family of incredibly inspiring individuals.

I believe a modern wedding is more than just an event. When you let me orchestrate your special day, I promise to allow you the ability to focus on yourself and what brought you two together for this magical moment. I provide elegant, elevated, and passionate wedding planning and design for the modern day bride.

Inspired by my family history in the fine arts and my training in classical history, I create your day to be a reflection of who you are as a couple, and the blending of each of your unique heritages. 










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My great-uncle Tony was many things (boxer, teacher, patron), but foremost he was a beloved artist and inspired my love for floral design. Overflowing with creative passion, his life was his masterpiece and he threw himself into every detail.

Growing up, I was lucky to be surrounded by stories of his epic adventures.

The years he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Paris and Munich. The art gallery he opened in New York. The time he travelled to the Congo with Ernest Hemingway. The boxing match he arranged in Rome to finance his return home. The famed portraits he painted for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy, Benito Mussolini and Fiat Motor Company President Giovanni Agnelli.

The past blossomed in my young mind, molding me into an eager vessel for art and storytelling.

Long before I was born, my father, Michael, fell in love with photography. As a teenager, he spent every spare second in Great-Uncle Tony’s studio and soon became a well-known photographer in my hometown of Buffalo.

To date, he has photographed over 2,300 weddings. That’s a lot of wedding cake … and even more romance.

You could say that I caught the “wedding bug” from my Dad. His studio was filled with the “old school”; massive volumes of invitation suites, and what seemed to me an endless variety of bridal albums and magazines of what was “en vogue” at that time.

The signs that I would become a wedding planner could be seen from the very beginning. At my eighth-grade graduation ceremony, I was named “the next Martha Stewart for Weddings.” As a teenager, I plastered every inch of my bedroom in pictures – but not of boy bands or movies...

In the days before Pinterest, you could have walked into my room and seen a living mood board with fledgling artistic concepts devoted to the atmosphere and details of weddings I adored. I took every floral and art class available to me as a high school student.

Growing up, my Saturdays were spent with my Grandma, Bernice. She was my heroine and responsible for teaching me everything about what it meant to be a lady and domestic goddess. She was the definition of grace, humor, grit, and love.

To this day she is still responsible for igniting my internal flame.

Art, storyelling and romance was-and is-my destiny

… And then I went on to earn a B.A. in Classical Studies with a focus on Ancient Greek and Latin language. The plan, despite what destiny had in store for me, was to become a professor of Ancient History. 

Then one day I realized I didn’t want to teach history. I wanted to share yours. As it’s being made.
Today, I channel my artistic legacy into full-service wedding coordination, event styling and floral design that makes your love story and special day unforgettable.

I believe it is my honor and duty to keep our family name in the art industry. And even if the exact art is different than my predecessors, it conveys the same feelings and principles:

Balance. Love, Grace. Originality. 

Offering you an inimitable artistic experience etched from my heart to yours.

Kim
 

Interested in working together to bring your dream wedding to life?

Contact Kimberly