Wild Hearts // Gypsy Souls


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Jaime Kostechko // Owner & Creative Director

Jaime has her Bachelors from UCSB in Sociology, forging her path handling events and décor within the hospitality and wedding industries over the past 12 years. She has her mother's style with her father's business sense. 

Inspired by Anthropologie, Justina Blakeney, bohemian chic and urban punk…. Tattooed yet reserved. Torn between Vans and heels. Equally loves a good wedding band and a great DJ...or a vinyl record player and an old school cassette tape. 

In her spare time, Jaime is a fire captain’s wife, dinosaur wrangler, part-time superhero, surf/skateboard coach and boo-boo kisser (aka mom to two boys, Milo & Knox).

Wild Heart Events was voted Santa Barbara's BEST WEDDING PLANNER in 2016 and 2017!


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Ashley Chanel // Lead Coordinator & Boss Babe

Ashley Chanel has been with Wild Heart Events since 2014 and has a history producing soirees ranging from weddings to non-profit events, corporate gatherings, birthday parties and film debuts. 

Inspired by Stone Fox vibes, hand-painted leather jackets, free-form calligraphy and the place where beauty meets edge... Sweet yet fierce. Loves a bluesy cocktail quartet. Lives for the unexpected wedding surprises (aka a groom in a dino suit, an unexpected NSync dance off or a surprise performance by Michael Bolton). 

In her spare time, Ashley is a directors fiancé, espresso over ice connoisseur, vintage denim sourcer, aerialist activist, soccer ref and supermom to five minis (Noah, Lilli, Olivia, Ben & Ezra). 


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Team Wild Heart

Wild Heart Events is a cutting edge creative event design, styling and coordination team specializing in unique shindigs throughout California, New York and other destinations. We curate events, social gatherings and workshops for wild hearts and gypsy souls. We are tech forward, utilizing online based planning systems to keep everyone on the same page and keep everything transparent throughout the entire planning process. We are also style centric, executing fresh ideas tailored to each event, sure to get you blogged, pinned, regrammed and trending.  

Let's be honest.  This isn't your Grandma's wedding.