Chara Nicole

11215848_10153659303556018_6188400736507799259_nChara 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 has taught the Wedding Consultant Certification Course at Cal Poly Pomona University in since 2009. She serves on the PUSD PTA Council Board and Unit Board at a local Pomona school, helps manage the 500BlockPomona Art Walk, and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader.


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.