PC: Nonchalant View Photography
owner & professional wedding planner
What's a California girl doing in Alaska? Well, I tell people that I moved to Alaska for love! I know, kind of cheesy but it's true!
Hello, my name is Lorell and I am the owner of i do Events, the cutest little wedding planning company in town! I have over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management. I am also the only Professional Wedding Planner with the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) in Alaska!
Prior to moving to Alaska in 2009, I lived in San Diego, California and worked at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel. A luxury 1625 room property with over 125,000 square feet of event space. With 9 years of Catering and Convention Services, I've organized events from as little as 10 people, to as large as 2,000. I've planned small meetings, birthday parties, weddings and everything in between. I've pretty much done it all!
Wanting to take things a step further with my love for event planning, I founded i do Events in 2011, a company dedicated to weddings and special events. There are so many moving parts to planning a wedding that you need someone on your side that’s got “mad” organizational skills, can manage “organized chaos,” keeps calm when the “going gets tough,” and always has a “Plan B!” I pride myself in being that person, so let me be “your person” while we plan one of the most important days of your life!