Not only do we team up with some of the best vendors in the industry, but we also have quite the team of our own!

A team created of animal lovers, shoppers, graduates, and most importantly BIG hearts! The Perfect The Event team offers stellar service and fun personalities. Some of us are even bilingual! 

Get to know some of our team members below!
We can't wait to meet you!



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 8 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. 

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "Is food in general a favorite food? I LOVE to eat! Ultimate favorite might be grilled cheese and ice cream!"
Favorite Animal: "Horses have always had my heart but I am a huge animal lover!"



Ensuring each big day goes off without a hitch, Holly is our go to girl for Event Management services. Her calming yet bubbly personality makes her perfect for getting rid of any jitters you may have and her industry knowledge makes her an elitist of execution.  

Holly has produced all types of events from corporate to weddings for well known companies and incredible couples. She loves to travel (ask her about the time she was a flight attendant) and has an eye for styling the perfect event setting thanks to her experience with La Tavola Fine Linen. Our clients absolutely adore her!

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "I know not technically a specific type of food but I literally crave Spaghetti Factory 24/7!"
Favorite Animal: "BUNNIES! My fiance even surprised me with a bunny on my birthday! Her name is Bailey."

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Julia is no stranger to the hospitality world! She has been in the hotel industry for years and has worked her way up from the front desk to the catering sales department. These positions have taught her how to handle situations under pressure, how to be creative, and how catering operations work. 

Not only does she know her way around an event, but Julia also has a huge heart! She enjoys seeing others happy, and loves being there for them! Designing with client items also seems to be one of her fortes! 

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "Anything Mexican!"
Favorite Animal: "I am pretty much obsessed with all animals, but especially dogs!!"

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Lighting up a room as soon as she walks in, Karen is the definition of personable. She is charming, witty, and absolutely adores meeting new people! This is why Karen excels in weddings as she truly enjoys seeing people come together having fun.

Karen is a graduate from California State University of Fullerton and planned events at her Titan Ambassador job with the University. Since graduation she accepted a position at Warner Brothers, being involved in their studio events!

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "Chicken Tenders & Acai Bowls!"
Favorite Animal: "My favorite animal has to be my dog who is going to be 6 years old on Valentine's Day!" 


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Michelle is a NorCal native who used to manage weddings and events up North for a venue company. She understands all the logistics when it comes to planning an event! 

After moving to Southern California, Michelle decided to pursue her love for Disney and accepted a position with them. Her calm demeanor and knowledge of the industry truly makes her the perfect fit!

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "I love Japanese food in all forms: sushi, shabu, udon, ramen, etc.!"
Favorite Animal: "Small and fluffy puppies!!"



Originally from Ohio, Laura absolutely loves what our amazing state has to offer! Her motivation and professionalism has made her successful amongst the event world.

She is a team lead for operations and events at Tom Ferry and spends her weekends with us! We love having Laura a part of this team and we know you will too!

Fun Facts
Favorite Food: "CARBS! Any and all carbs!"
Favorite Animal: "I love Elephants!"