Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the wedding and events industry, but it cannot stop the love. When Covid-19 hit the Bay Area with quarantines and closures, we were so sad for our wedding clients who had to rethink everything. But for awesome clients like Katherine & Mark, they were committed to getting married one way or the other regardless of how many people could attend!Read More
When our corporate client reached out to us early last year with their hopes of upping their holiday party game – we were excited to take it on! The attendees last year had a colorful and sweet experience around a Willy Wonka themed party. So we were excited to take on the challenge of maintaining a wow factor of being transported to another place, while bringing a different design look and feel. We came up with this Mad Scientist theme that we felt spoke to their specific employee audience really well! Here’s the custom lookbook we created for them:Read More
What a crazy time we live in! As event planners – it’s definitely a challenge to feel productive and, more importantly, getting creative right now. But even in this time of social distancing – people will always find a way to connect. One of the top ways we’ve noticed so far is by Zoom.Read More
Did you know that the original tagline of Make it Mariko was supposed to be “Events + Life Hacks”? Yea, I was gonna be an organization/efficiency consultant and do events. But I ended up dropping it to keep it simple and focus on events.
Original logo design by Kyle Wai Lin in 2015:
Well, as a self-proclaimed “Efficiency Nerd” and former Administrative Assistant at Google who used to teach efficiency workshops, I know a thing or two about staying organized on email. I also know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur who doesn’t have time for email.Read More
In July of 2019, Make it Mariko teamed up with our nonprofit partner Kultivate Labs and won a $250K grant from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) to plan a series of pop up events to strategize for a future Filipino American Arts & Culture Center, Balay Kreative. We’ve been hard at work strategizing for this project as well as going through a series of community trainings called “Trauma Informed Systems” work so that we can better serve our entire community. Read More
2019 was filled with so many incredible milestones for the Make It Mariko team. This was a special event for us because it was a celebration of the new decade, Gina’s birthday, and the 4th anniversary of Make It Mariko. On her 30th birthday, Gina created Make It Mariko as a gift to herself. Over the years, the team has grown and evolved and we’re excited to see what this new decade has in store for us!
To celebrate the start of a new decade, we threw our first ever New Year’s Eve party! We collaborated with our Undiscovered event partners 7th West and Creative Transit Agency plus Full Out Studios to pull off this amazing celebration. Read More
Samantha and Richard’s wedding was so fun to plan because of the creative and personal touches that they incorporated throughout their special day. They were both so sweet and while they had a vision for their wedding, they were open to our ideas. Read More
As the decade draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights of this incredible year. From the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach to UNDISCOVERED SF Season 3 to nonprofit events for Leap Sandcastle Classic, these are our Top 10 Favorite Moments from 2019! Read More