Event Producer and Creative Director - CA HQ
Alison Laesser-Keck has been producing events both big and small for thirteen fabulous years. Armed with a degree in counseling, ten years in hospitality, and another decade planning weddings, she is a quintessential "people person" and a true left brain/right brain split. In 2008, after several years in social and non-profit events, she branched out on her own to follow a dream - and the rest, as they say, is history. Alison is California born and raised, with strong Pacific Northwest and Midwest roots, and she enjoys traveling and celebrating whenever possible.
Event Producer and Operations Manager - CA HQ
Bryan Keck has been in hospitality since 1997, working for a James Beard award-winning restaurateur in Seattle prior to joining forces with Alison in 2010. As our operations manager, he oversees the many logistics involved in producing an event, although he's particularly passionate about the relationships we build with our clients and their families. Bryan is a proud Michigan native whose entire career has involved taking care of people. He loves the Detroit Red Wings, the beach, and working with his wife (his wife wrote this).
Event Designer and Coordinator - Detroit HQ
Arielle Clinthorne joined us in 2015 and is an event designer and our “hands on the ground” for our clients hosting in Michigan. With a degree in Neuroscience from University of Michigan (Go Blue!), Ari is a notorious perfectionist and lover of problem-solving and creative thinking. When she isn’t working with us, she coordinates outdoor experiences for the City of Ann Arbor, where she has been for the past eleven years. She loves getting outside, traveling, entertaining, and pouring over fashion and interior design publications and blogs.
We are two people in love, celebrating love.
We met in a bar - more specifically, working in a bar - fifteen years ago. We fell in love immediately and bonded over a shared passion for hospitality, adventure, food, and travel. (Let’s just say our first real date was on a cross country road trip.) Since then, we've been lucky to be able to call Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Southern California home. When we aren't working (and even when we are), you can find us on a plane headed to the next great destination on our bucket list. We've visited eighteen countries together and can't wait to see where we'll head to next.
We're honored to have been named one of the best wedding planners in the world by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle, and would be equally honored to help you celebrate.
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WE CAPTURE LOVE STORIES
We're not interested in producing weddings that all look the same or following trends for the sake of following them. No two events we produce are alike, and we prefer it. Our events are 100% custom, strategically designed and curated to celebrate you. Our entire process was developed to capture who you are and what you love about life and each other. Would you like a wedding that is reflective of you? So would we!
WE TRANSFORM VENUES
Gorgeous property, but it's a blank slate without power, restrooms, a kitchen, infrastructure to protect from weather, etc? No problem! Hotel ballroom but it feels stuffy or impersonal? Check! No venue at all? Even better, as we can find your perfect match based on your vision and budget. You're looking to make a space event ready and your own, and we can help you do that.
WE SHOWCASE DESTINATIONS
What makes a place special? Maybe you grew up there, went to college there, or own a home there, or perhaps you just think it's a great place for the party of a lifetime. Many guests are visiting for the first time when they attend a wedding. We'll help you create a guest experience that is seamless, authentic and fun, showcasing what you love about the destination you chose to celebrate in.