Chanda Daniels

Chanda Daniels, Headshot

Lives In

Oakland, California


  • San Francisco State University


  • Wedding Planning
  • LGBTQ+ Weddings
  • Wedding Events
  • Wedding Contracts
  • Wedding Design
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Recognized as one of the nation’s leading LGBTQ+ wedding experts, Chanda Daniels is the owner and creative director of Chanda Daniels Planning + Design and the founder of A Monique Affair, one of the leading event planning companies in the San Francisco Bay area. A natural at designing and planning events, Chanda’s years of design experience have established her as an expert in her field. Earning a bachelor of the arts degree in hospitality management from San Francisco State University, Chanda has mastered the fundamentals of her craft. Combining these skills with her passion for creating events, she founded A Monique Affair in February 1999 and in 2018 founded Chanda Daniels, Planning + Design which focuses on refined fine art wedding weekends.

With 22 years of planning and design experience, Chanda has worked with some of the most prestigious venues and creatives in the industry. Chanda believes in celebrating milestone events with class, style and richness.

Chanda’s weddings have been featured in several national publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Munaluchi Bride, The Knot, and Today’s Bride, and was named 2020 Top Wedding Planner by Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings. and Brides. As an industry educator, Chanda loves to educate her peers and new creatives entering the wedding industry on LGBTQ+ Weddings and Diversity and Inclusion. In 2019 Chanda became a founding partner of Ethos West Collective, creating space in the refined wedding space for black wedding creatives.


Chanda holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University

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