Chara Nicole Swodeck is an exclusive Certified Wedding Consultant and Event Designer. She has been designing weddings and events since 1999 and has worked with some of Southern California’s premier event vendors and venues. Her uncompromising eye for detail and “out of the box” thinking guarantees your event will be handled with experience and expertise. She specializes in creating events for her clients that exude their personality and exceed their expectations.
She has a background in broadcast production and non-profit event planning, with a B.A. in Communication and Marketing from Azusa Pacific University. She taught the Wedding Consultant Certification Course at Cal Poly Pomona University for six years. She has served her community as President of Pomona PTAs (23 schools), Service Unit Manager of Pomona Girl Scouts (21 troops), City of Pomona Historic Preservation Commissioner, Founding President of the African American Advisory Alliance, member of the Fairplex Child Development Center Board of Directors, and has designed, managed, and collaborated with a ton of community engagement events within the community.
OpenBoxDesigns is Exclusive Wedding and Event Design Company whose vision is to make your vision come to pass…designing weddings and events that exemplify who you are and where you are going. Planning your event can be one of the most exciting and stressful experiences of your life. That is why hiring a planner/designer is an invaluable step in the planning process. We are more than merely Event Organizers. Think of us more like the Creative Designer, Detailed Producer and Confident Supporter in your corner. Our relationship with qualified approved vendors and our understanding of the hidden traps of contracts will no doubt benefit your sanity as well as your budget. We are here to plan, prioritize and produce a phenomenal event. We have worked with a plethora of cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles and strive to make your vision a reality.