Chanda Monique Eddens is the executive designer and owner of A Monique Affair, one of the leading event planning companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. A born natural at styling, coordinating and planning events, Chanda’s years of design experience have established her as an expert in her field. Her qualified knowledge combined with her passion for events provides A Monique Affair with an admirable element of professionalism.
With history as a former Catering Sales Director and Conference Center Coordinator for a non-profit, Chanda mastered the fundamentals of her craft. Combining these skills with her passion for creating events, she founded A Monique Affair in February of 1999. With over 15 years of planning and design experience, Chanda has worked with some of the most prestigious venues and vendors in the industry. She has lead her business to achieving many awards including the 2011 & 2013 Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire and a place in the top three of ABC’s 2012 Best Bay Area List. Her beautiful work has been featured in Today’s Bride, Bridesnoir, Girlfriends, as well as, on several websites such as Style Me Pretty, Munaluchi Bridal and Pretty Pear Bride to name a few.
Chanda has a deep commitment to her industry and many event professionals are attracted to her expertise. She is an advisor on a variety of wedding boards, contributes to guest blogs on the most popular wedding websites and was recently given the honor of being a part of the 2012 international Panel of Wedding Planners & Wedding Designers. She created her own vintage rental project called Chloe’s Closet, publishes a bi-weekly design blog, and is active in planning weddings for the LGBT community. She continues to hone her design skills by keeping up with industry trends, attending workshops and seminars, and by pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Hospitality Management.
A wedding industry veteran, Chanda Monique Eddens combines innovative skill with imagination to bring to life the most daring design ideas. She believes in celebrating milestone events with class, style and richness. You can expect a top of the line personalized experience when you work with Chanda, and A Monique Affair.