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design guru

event master

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Lara + Ken met in 2012 working together at the W Hotel in Scottsdale where they shared an instant passion for creating incredible experiences for their clients. Through the years they both moved on to work for multiple other hotels in the Phoenix area before joining forces and individual talents to build a company where there are no boundaries.


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Lara

Ken

OWNER | LEAD PLANNER + DESIGNER

OWNER | OPERATOR

STARTED IN CATERING + EVENT MANAGEMENT IN 2011

born in cape town, south africa

other than designing, auntie is her favorite role

has the best twin brother

HAS A bachelors DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

FAVORITE trip was backpacking southeast asia with ken

moved to arizona from chicago in 2003

HIS nieces and nephew all call him Kiki or Keeks

master of traveling for free on credit card points (I can teach you the way)

favorite country is vietnam

HAS A DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS and won lara over with his cooking skills

has been in event operations for 14 years

BORN IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

OTHER THAN DESIGNING, AUNTIE IS HER FAVORITE ROLE

FAVORITE TRIP WAS BACKPACKING SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH KEN

HAS THE BEST TWIN BROTHER

HAS A BACHELORS DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

HAS BEEN IN EVENT OPERATIONS FOR 14 YEARS

MOVED TO ARIZONA FROM CHICAGO IN 2003

HIS NIECES AND NEPHEW ALL CALL HIM KIKI OR KEEKS

HAS A DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS AND WON LARA OVER WITH HIS COOKING SKILLS

FAVORITE COUNTRY IS VIETNAM

MASTER OF TRAVELING FOR FREE ON CREDIT CARD POINTS (I CAN TEACH YOU THE WAY)

FAVORITE THING ABOUT LARA

CREATIVE AND PASSIONATE

THE TEAM

We are here to create your vision and bring it to life. Whether you are planning a small intimate gathering or a large event, we are here to produce a spectacular occasion that you will never forget. We know that planning an event can be stressful and overwhelming. Our main goal is to put your mind at ease, save you money and have fun through the process. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our clients face when they enter the event space for the first time. To us, clients become our friends and those events become our events. We invest wholeheartedly in everything we do because we love it.

BROOKE NIELSON

EVENT PLANNER

LOVES TO TRAVEL all corners of the world, even if she has to backpack through it alone

Favorite movie: dumb and dumber

studied linguistics at the university of florence

obsessed with being an aunt

IS A FEARLESS SCUBA DIVER

Jamie SALAZAR

ASSISTANT EVENT PLANNER

Has the cutest dog named axel

favorite vacation spot: cabo (margarita in hand)

originally from northern california

obsessed with reality tv

favorite food: guacamole and a mean charcuterie board

Lara was a dream to work with. She made my wedding so much less stressful. She took care of all the little details and took over communication with the vendors so I didn't have to stress over anything close to the wedding. She was so organized and professional! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Lara was amazing to work with and brought our vision to life! We also hired her for our floral and it was absolutely gorgeous! It made it so stress free to have Lara as the day of wedding coordinator and provide all of the floral! She also had a great business relationship with our photographer, Larissa Jean Photography, which was the icing on the cake! I recommend Laki Events for any bride wanting to be present and enjoy their wedding day.

Making the choice to have Lara and her team at Laki Events a part of our wedding was the BEST choice we could have ever made! Lara is so sweet and easy to work with and she really made sure we had the wedding of our dreams. She was very professional throughout the whole process and such a huge help. If I ever had any questions or changes, she always got back to me in a timely manner and was very responsiveness to everything I needed.

The day of our wedding, she made sure all vendors showed up on time and everything was set up ready to go. The whole day ran smoothly and she always made sure to check in and see how everything was going. Even after the wedding, both my husband and parents said Lara was amazing! Many of our other vendors for the wedding were so excited to hear they got to work with Lara and Laki Events again, and that really says a lot. I would definitely recommend them to any couple because having Lara was literally the best thing we did!

Lara, Rachel, and the rest of the Laki Events team were AMAZING to work with. They thought of every detail to make our day so special and magical! Lara was very responsive, timely, and so easy to work with. Laki Events helped with planning, created custom signs, helped run the rehearsal, and set up day-of details. Rachel did our floral, and the flowers were absolutely beautiful!!! Laki Events was recommended to me by two different friends that used the team at their weddings, and I would HIGHLY recommend them to any couple as well.

Lara was absolutely amazing. IF anything went wrong on my wedding day, she handled it and I was not aware of it. I was nervous to pass the reigns on to someone else for such an important day, but Lara was incredible. Her timelines & organization skills were impeccable. She kept the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception on track while still being so calm, kind, & flexible. The cost of a coordinator seems like a lot, but Lara was worth every penny. She was SO responsive, prompt, and really took the time to make sure everything panned out like I had imagined it. Our families and bridal party (and myself!) were able to just enjoy the day and not worry about anything. I HIGHLY recommend a day of/ month of coordinator. And ABSOLUTELY recommend Lara and Laki Events.

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