White Orchid is now located in the “City by the Bay”! Meet Barbara Gerraty. Our magnificent mainland premiere coordinator has actually brought the islands to you. Raised in the east bay area in a small town called Piedmont, California, Barbara now resides on the other side of the bay in Mill Valley. Just minutes over the Golden Gate, Barbara is in high demand assisting island bound brides on the West Coast and in all areas surrounding the bay.
After graduating with high honors from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics and Math/Finance, Barbara worked in the world of finance for many years where she was publicly awarded for her services. Her desire to travel landed her on the Island of Maui with her family who resides there. Having visited the islands every year, she knows island lifestyle and is considered a “kaimaiina” by the locals. It was then on to Europe where she taught in Switzerland at the American Academy. This is where she met her wonderful husband Dave who was also ‘seeing the world’. After backpacking across London, they settled in Australia (his homeland) and enjoyed many-a-shrimp-on-the-barbie. Missing home, it was time to return to the Bay.
It has been twelve years since then and the same years spent owning her own successful business consulting firm as a project manager and event consultant in Mill Valley. Now with three beautiful keikis in school, she has expanded her horizons as our very own White Orchid expert. With her contagious enthusiasm and genuine spirit, she is quickly embraced by all of her wedding couples. It is her passion to share a ‘hands on’ experience with them—without having to fly across the sea!
A White Orchid Wedding