My love of styling began straight out of the womb. Every childhood photo of me is in some outrageously colorful outfit with as many bangles and rings that my little arms and hands could handle. My love for people began when I couldn’t wait to start school before the age of 5 so I could meet new friends. My love of organization and multitasking began when I was 6 years old and I would read 5 books at a time while painting my nails and coming up some grand scheme in my head.
Wedding Planning is something that I not only love, but I know I was meant to do.
After being the first person in my family to receive a college degree – Mine is in Journalism and Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, I landed a job as a Fashion and Events writer with the Orange County Register, and even had my own fashion column. From there, I worked as a cheerleading coach for middle and high school girls and competed in scholarship pageants which allowed me to delve into philanthropy work. I then fell into a Junior PR Associate Position at a boutique Fashion PR in Downtown LA. Each of these positions in their own ways led me to realize my true passion – events. I’ve been planning weddings and events for 5 years and I’ve never looked back.
I approach each new wedding like a brand new adventure that neither I or the client have been on. This makes for a fun, intimate, and one-of-a-kind experience. A wedding should be uniquely yours, and that is why I strive to live up to my motto.
Leilani Weddings was born out of a burning desire to start a company that creates beautiful weddings for brides and grooms. Leilani means “heavenly flower” in the Hawaiian language, and was also the name of my beautiful mother who I lost in 2014 to heart disease. Her spirit is in everything that I do, and is a part of what drives me.
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A wedding should be you. A wedding should be special. A wedding should be uniquely designed and styled.
With love and style,