Meet the California Wedding Day Publishers


[email protected] // @alexis_irondiamond

With over 12 years of experience in the dynamic Southern California market, Alexis Sanabria stands as a seasoned authority in the realm of wedding publishing. Her journey commenced with regional publications like San Diego Style Weddings and Exquisite Weddings, where she honed her craft and passion for the wedding industry and made her mark with finesse and dedication.

Alexis's trajectory then led her to expand her expertise beyond California's borders, as she ventured into the Pacific Northwest with Oregon Wedding Day and Washington Wedding Day. Through each endeavor, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence and a keen eye for opportunities.

Driven by a singular goal, Alexis strives to position her clients squarely in front of their ideal audience, forging meaningful connections with creative partners that seamlessly complement their brand. Her innate ability to identify growth avenues and initiate robust business alliances has been instrumental in fostering partnerships that elevate brands to new heights.

Alexis Sanabria's legacy is one of relentless pursuit of excellence, fueled by a passion for the industry and an unwavering dedication to her clients' success. With her on your side, your brand is not just a business; it's on a journey towards growth and distinction in the competitive landscape of the wedding industry.

AMANDA HOLDER, Associate Publisher 
[email protected] // @amanda_irondiamond

Voted Best Wedding Planner in the San Luis Obispo Region, for 4 out of the last 5 years by industry leader, California Wedding Day, Amanda has achieved a level of excellence second-to-none. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno, she began her career with positions in marketing, public relations, event planning and corporate communications. In both the private and public sectors, she worked for the PGA and LPGA Tours, IMG Worldwide, NBC television, CBS television and REC Solar.

In 2013, Amanda took the leap and started her own event and wedding planning business, based in San Luis Obispo, California, serving clients all over the state. For the past 12 years, her company, Amanda Holder Events, LLC, specializes in event and wedding design, planning and management. 

Amanda and two industry friends founded The Wedding Space in 2015, a collaborative workspace for women in the wedding industry, which still operates today and has fostered the growth of many successful female-owned businesses over the years. In 2015, Amanda and four other industry friends founded the SLO Wedding Planners, a group of individual wedding planners in the area whose mission it was to lift each other up and elevate the local wedding planning industry.

With more than 25 years of combined experience in marketing, public relations, event and wedding planning, and corporate communications, in both the private and public sectors, she is so excited to join the Iron Diamond team. She is based in beautiful San Luis Obispo and looks forward to traveling up and down the state connecting with the California wedding community.