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Alison

Event Producer and Creative Director

Alison Laesser-Keck has been producing events, both big and small, for fourteen fabulous years. Armed with a degree in counseling, ten years in hospitality, and another eleven years planning weddings, she's a quintessential "people person" and a true left brain/right brain split. In 2008, 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 yoga, wine, podcasts, traveling, and celebrating whenever possible.

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Bryan

Director of Events

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 the head of operations, he oversees the many logistics involved in producing an event, although he's most passionate about the relationships we build with our clients and their families. Bryan is a proud Midwest native whose entire career has involved taking care of people. He loves hockey, the beach, the gym, politics, tacos, and working with his wife (his wife wrote this).

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Ari

Assistant/Project Manager

Arielle "Ari" Clinthorne joined the team in 2015. With a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), Ari is a notorious perfectionist and lover of problem-solving and creative thinking. When she isn’t tackling wedding to-dos, she coordinates outdoor experiences for thousands of people, a position she has held for eleven years. She loves traveling, entertaining, and pouring over fashion and interior design publications and blogs. Her working knowledge of the Italian language is, how shall we put it, helpful.

 
 
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So what’s our story?

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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. 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 twenty-one 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, Elle, and Over the Moon, and would be equally honored to help you celebrate.

 
 
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What we do

WE CAPTURE YOUR LOVE STORY

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 plan 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 your relationship? Us too!

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’ll help you do that.

WE SHOWCASE DESTINATIONS

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to celebrate your wedding, while on vacation somewhere epic with everyone you love? As wedding planners and travel agents, we can make this happen. We’ll help you create a guest experience that is authentic, seamless, inspiring, memorable and fun, showcasing what you is unique about the destination you chose to celebrate in.

 
 
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Our approach

 1) Authenticity, 2) Efficiency, 3) Hospitality and 4) Quality over quantity.

Producing a wedding is both time-consuming and strategic, but over the last ten years we've perfected a system to streamline and simplify the entire process, allowing us to focus on the details that make your event personal and memorable, and allowing you to relax and enjoy. 

We are hard workers and consummate professionals. The majority of our clients are too. They are CEO's, attorneys, physicians, business owners, residents, fellows, graduate students, musicians, actors, writers, and so on, and they like us because they know they can trust us. We're organized, respectful, efficient and creative. We can manage productions of several hundred without batting an eye, but we’re still laid back and fun.

We're passionate about providing a high level of service, both on the weekend of your event and the year-plus leading up to it. As such, we limit our client roster so we have the time to delve into the details and give you the experience you deserve. 

With twenty years of experience in hospitality and events each, from the United States to Europe, forest to ballroom, and direct sunlight to torrential downpour, we can handle any challenge that is thrown our way. Would you like to be a guest at your own wedding or event? It would be our pleasure to take care of you. Get in touch for a complimentary consultation and let's see if we're a match.

 
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