Perfect The Event is a full service planning company that provides an unparalleled quality of service when it comes to ensuring the most incredible day of your life! Our clients come to us due to our level of expertise and intensive hands on planning process. From strategically creating the vendor dream team of each clients' choosing, design visuals, curating fine details, to constant communication; our clients enjoy themselves each and every step!

Not only do our clients respect our level of expertise, but they easily become our friends! We believe that this journey together should be equally as fun as it is successful. Think of us as your best friend who you can talk to and pick up right where you left off! 

Amongst having strong client to planner relationships we also have made even stronger relationships with some of the top providers in the industry. Allowing us to work constantly at properties like Terranea Resort, Montage Laguna Beach, Pelican Hill, Balboa Bay Resort, and more!


Based out of Orange County California, Ilana is a full-service event planner that has successfully grown Perfect The Event to be the next sensation. Ilana began her event planning career 10 years ago by producing large scale social events in New England. She has even built a wedding venue’s reputation from the ground up and worked for prestigious hotels such as Fairmont in their catering department.

Today, Ilana and her team are best known for specializing in weddings and events that seek out an unforgettable experience, out of the box designs and pristine execution. She has a heart of gold, a touch of goofiness and is an innovative thinker. These are a few of the reasons why her clients love her and become family. She is known for planning weddings and parties for mogul-type individuals such as Executives of Dior and VP’s of Goldman Sachs. 

Outside of events Ilana enjoys horseback riding, helping animals in need and trying out new restaurants. 


The saying goes - "you are only as good as your team" and we find that to be extremely accurate here at Perfect The Event. Our team is much more than a group of talented individuals, it is a close knit family of people who can execute an entire event day without saying a word to each other.
We are just that in tune!

Our team is created up of animal lovers, shoppers, industry natives, and most importantly BIG hearts!
The Perfect The Event team offers stellar service along with fun personalities. 



A stylish individual with a personality that makes her presence known. Laura has been with PTE since day one and comes from an intense corporate event background. In her corporate event experience she has produced large scale events such as trade-shows and seminars. She understands the dynamics and functionality needed to ensure a flawless event. Laura is a wonderful team member and an even better lead planner!



Have you ever met somebody that their positive energy is just simply contagious? Well that is Mikaela! Time and time again we hear from our clients how sweet, attentive, and welcoming she is. Mikaela is no novice to the wedding and event scene. She has previously assisted professional photographers as an assistant and it shows when it comes to her assisting our clients’ needs on event day. Everyone absolutely adores her and we know you will too!



Talk about a well rounded individual! Holly has literally been there and done that. She is an experienced planner and has even worked for prestigious companies such as La Tavola Fine Linen and Square Root Designs as a design liaison. Her creativeness and eye for details truly makes her one of a kind! Other than being a wealth of knowledge she pours her heart out into caring for each and every one of our clients.

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Her attention to detail (like making sure the fold line of the table linens are all going the same way) makes Tonya a key asset to our team. She has experience in the hospitality industry working for high-end hotels such as Fashion Island Hotel, aiding her with knowledge of how room blocks operate. Tonya is as cheerful as they come and makes everyone feel as if they have been her friend forever!