Ruby & Rose is a full service event planning and design company based in San Francisco, CA. We create bespoke, thoughtfully designed events that capture the spirit of those being celebrated. We value superior service, craftsmanship, authenticity, and a good laugh. Whenever possible, we source local, sustainable, and seasonal materials. We believe in paying it forward and are proud to give back 10% of our time and resources to charitable organizations around the Bay Area.


Founder Rachael Silard is a Boston-area native who grew up roaming antique shops, museums, kitchens and barns. The daughter of a musician and a fundraiser, Rachael was encouraged to pursue varied interests from a young age, trying her hand at everything from horseback riding and sewing to French literature and linocut printing. After graduating from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, Rachael spent almost 9 years building a successful career in corporate consulting, honing her project management skills and racking up frequent flier miles. 

Through the process of planning her own wedding in 2012, Rachael came to the realization that event planning and design was a perfect combination of her strengths and interests. Inspired by the marriage of vintage and modern design and thoughtful details, Rachael's aesthetic reflects ethereal, romantic, sometimes off-beat, and always carefully edited sensibilities. 

When she’s not creating timelines or sending couples down the aisle, you’re likely to find Rachael scouting vintage wares at the Alameda flea market, baking macarons, exploring San Francisco with her husband Andrew and dog Bandit, sipping a good cup of tea, or practicing her French.



Ruby Mae Ward, Rachael’s great-grandmother, inspires Rachael both in her professional and personal life. Born in 1899 in West Virginia, Ruby was a true pioneer woman. A skilled seamstress, cook, and cultivator of roses, she prided herself on being a gracious hostess and always managed to find beauty in her everyday surroundings. Ruby often liked to say that “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well," which is a philosophy that Rachael also embraces. 

Rose comes from Rosenau, an old German family name meaning ‘field of roses’ on Rachael’s father’s side. As a wedding is at its core about the joining of two families, Ruby & Rose seemed a fitting name under which to move forward.