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Planner in Palm Desert, CA,
(619) 994-0376
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    Brittany L.

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  • Being a 2020 turned 2021 bride was no easy feat, however having a wedding planner who was a constant beam of hope in the planning process was what helped me make it to the best day ever! Laura and Kristin from Josefina Events flawlessly took over for this type A bride and helped to execute the most perfect day I could have ever imagined. They handled all of our vendors, family, and friends with ease and kept us on schedule the entire day, all the while ensuring we were having the time of our lives. They were truly a blessing on the day of and handled everything from the beginning of the day until the very end so that I did not have to worry about one single thing! I cannot recommend Josefina Events enough, they truly went above and beyond, were compassionate in the face of the rollercoaster of wedding planning, were professional throughout, and truly felt like a family friend (that just happened to be really amazing at planning, organizing, and executing weddings lol!). Thank you to La... Read more

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    Brittany ~ It's brides like you that make our job easy. We know that you dealt with multiple obstacles as a "covid" bride but your grace and strong will led you through it and we are thankful that we had you for a bride - and Sam of course! Totally stellar groom ;-) you have an amazing day to relive on video forever and we will always be a part of your family as now you are a forever Josefina Events bride. Love always, Laura & Kristin

    Stephanie C.

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  • There are no words that can describe my experience with Laura but here we go. From the beginning of pre-COVID wedding planning, Laura was a shining light of energy. She’s knowledgable, charismatic and honest. She’ll give you her honest opinion on vendors, budget planning and expectations. Her industry experience is completely unparalleled. I was excited to start planning the big day with a great support. Fast forward COVID where no one knew what was going on. Laura stayed positive and honest and hopeful throughout it all. There was a lot of checking in and a sense of ‘it’s going to be ok’ which is exactly what I needed. Despite everyone telling me to push the wedding to 2021 so ‘everyone can be there’ Laura helped me see the only person that needed to be there was my fiancé. Laura would help me with whatever I decided but in my heart I knew this was the right path for us. After 3 wedding date changes, 1 venue cancellation and a dramatic drop in guests, I got my dre... Read more

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    Love & Light is right. It’s easy to design the perfect day when your bride becomes your muse and says “ I trust you! Do what you do!” To be given that trust is an honor and not one I take lightly. This year was not the norm that’s for sure, but your determination to say I do to the man you love you was inspiring . So what you didn’t have 100 guest - you had the most spectacular wedding day with the people who truly mattered. Personally , I believe Micro Weddings will be the new hot trend. Stephanie and Connor, it was worth the date and venue changes - it was perfect, but a lot of that was because of the energy you two brought forth. Thank you for giving Josefina Events the opportunity to make your day spectacular.

    Karlie W.

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  • Best thing I did was hire Luara to help me plan our wedding. She put me at ease from the moment I first spoke to her. I am a major over-thinker, to the point where it ruins all the fun for myself. Laura took everything off my plate and not only did I get to enjoy planning it but I was able to enjoy the entire day without a single worry. The team of vendors she surrounds herself with were amazing as well. People are still texting me saying how gorgeous the event was and how much fun they had. Sad to see the event be over but can't wait to work with Laura again. She is a must hire

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    Karlie, Lukas and Levi ~ Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to create something magical for you and your family. It was so fun planning with Karlie and taking her ideas and making them come to life. I truly hope I get the chance to create many more magical memories at the Watters/Anderson Home!

    Melissa B.

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  • We are so grateful to have found Laura from Josefina Wedding & Events to work with as a planner for our wedding. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our wedding until next year due to COVID-19 and Laura has been so wonderful and accommodating. We have already been working with her for almost a year and she is always so responsive and provides us with so much useful information. She is so experienced and has so many great connections within the Coachella valley. We are confident that when our wedding arrives, we will not have to worry about anything because we have Laura as our planner. We would highly recommend Josefina Weddings & Events to anyone that is looking for 5-star planning services.

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    Thank you Melissa! Reading this reminded me about why I do what I do. In times like these we need to be understanding of each others situations and I feel fortunate to be working with such a wonderful and appreciative couple. Your day will be incredible and hey, what's one more year until forever! ;-) With love, Laura

    Brieze B.

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  • If you are looking for the best wedding or event designers/producers on the planet, then stop your search right now because I promise you will find that in Josefina Events! Laura and her fantastic team (including Dana, Bryce, and others) designed and produced our wedding and they could not have done a more spectacular job! My husband and I recommend them wholeheartedly to plan your wedding and/or special event. When we met Laura (Josefina Events Founder and CEO), it was immediately clear that she is brilliant, engaging, and kind. She exudes creativity, vision, and the energy it takes to accomplish any dream you might have. It didn't take more than a couple of conversations and review of her outstanding work to realize that she and her team were the wedding producers of our dreams! We never regretted the decision for an instant. Peter and I could not have made a better decision. At every turn, Laura and her team made the process fun, rewarding, and relaxing. She took the inspira... Read more

    Merima H.

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  • Dana was a god send on our wedding day! I opted for the month of wedding planning option since I was taking care of a lot of the pre-planning logistics myself, but really needed someone who could take over and handle all vendor comms, timeline planning and day of coordination and I am SO GLAD I did! Dana jumped on board about a month out from our wedding, we handled mostly everything over email and it was so easy because she was so organized and detail oriented. She and Kristin made our wedding day seamless and stress free, even when our flower delivery person was late, they kept things calm and more importantly made me feel like they were on top of it and had it handled. Both Dana and Kristin were true professionals and helped with every detail the day of our wedding, even helping to manage my crazy foreign family. We could not have been more happy with the service we got and I would highly recommend them to any future bride.

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    Merima and Eric, It was such a pleasure working with you and your vendor team on your wedding day. I am so glad we were able to save the day with your florals arriving in time for pre-ceremony photos. Your vision was beautiful but you were stunning! So glad you, your family and friends had a great time celebrating your wedding. It was a treat for you and Kristin to reconnect, what a small and beautiful world we live in. Cheers, Dana & Kristin

    Adi F.

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  • Hiring Josefina was the best wedding decision I made. My husband and I wanted to get married at a house, so the wedding was very DIY. Three months before our wedding, we hadn't done much and were struggling to find time to research and vet the vendors we'd need (eg. table/chair rentals, bathroom rentals, caterers, DJs, buses to take guests to/from the venue and on and on). We were VERY stressed. I found Josefina online and their reviews were perfect, so I scheduled a time to speak with Laura and I immediately felt relieved. She talked me through the different options and it was clear because of the time frame and the DIY nature of the wedding we'd need full-service planning. And I'm so happy we did it! Jackquelyn did the most amazing job. She walked us through every decision, clearly explained the pros and cons of each option, and made recommendations (which were all spot on). She set a realistic budget from the outset, was very clear about invoicing and budgeting, and helped us stay w... Read more

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    You two were a joy to work with! From the moment we hit the floor running, everything came together perfectly - why?! We were blessed with the A Team couple. Thank you for entrusting us to design and implement your vision, choose the best vendors for your event and worked within our 90 day timeline to create this amazing event. Thank you for your kind words and most of all, thank you for being the most gracious, appreciate and easy to work with power couple. Last but not least, thank you for bringing Ollie into our hearts. Best ring bear ever! Woof woof! Love, Laura and Jacquelyn

    Elena H.

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  • Jacquelyn did an amazing job, she was responsive, kind and easy to work with. We hired her for the month of and felt at ease during that last stretch working with her. Her communication with us was great and her ability to work with the vendors the day of is why we would refer her. The day was perfect and exactly what we hoped for!

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    So happy to hear you were pleased with our services and felt stress free on the day of! I loved working with you and the wonderful vendor team and am over the moon to see how happy you are. The wedding was gorgeous! Love the photos! We appreciate you Elena and wish you happily ever after.

    Christine A.

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  • Laura is the epitome of what it is to be a wedding planner and true partner throughout the process! She's extremely detail oriented, responsive, honest, a true advocate for her clients, and extremely empathetic and positive. She even created a custom package for me when I let her know that I wasn't needing the full or partial planning, but wanting something more than just day-of coordination. If you were planning a wedding and suddenly a pandemic hit, you're going to wish you had Laura in your corner! I couldn't be more grateful that I chose her! COVID-19 had us navigate through changing the wedding date 3 times, switching venues twice, and working through changing details right up until the week of the wedding. Throughout the process, Laura went above and beyond and was extremely empathetic, calling to check in on how I was doing emotionally, providing an ear to listen and words of support, guidance on how to handle difficult conversations with vendors, and reminding me that she wa... Read more

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    Christine, thank you so much for writing such a heart felt review. It was an absolute pleasure working with such a kind and may I say elegant bride. You were such an amazing person through the whole process, never allowing the stress to change who are and the fact that your day was better than imagine truly brings tears to my eyes. It may not have been 75 people, but the one's that mattered were there and the two who truly mattered got to ride off into the La Jolla sunset. I will always be here for you and Thomas. Thank you for choosing Josefina Events. May life bring you blessing after blessing. Warmly, Laura

    Scott S.

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  • Laura Kelly and her assistance Kate were a fantastic team. They jumped on board with our event and made the whole wedding day seamless and stress free. They were professional and helped coordinate every detail. We could not have been more happy!!

    Jennifer

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  • The whole planning process and our wedding day was a dream come true thanks to Laura and the Josefina Events crew. This team genuinely cares about their clients and takes care to learn your vibe to execute YOUR vision as you’ve been dreaming of. We were able to work off of their thoughtfully curated list of wonderful, talented vendors to pull our wedding day together. Laura is a problem solver, and works to navigate speed bumps leading up to, or on the day of. She will support you through and through with great advice, emotional support, planning strategy and is just a great person to bounce ideas off of as she’s so passionate and respectful of your wishes. She is at least in step, if not two steps ahead of you already on any concerns or ideas you may be sitting on (There were multiple “I was thinking about that too, and my thought is...” during planning). We had no worries at all during our wedding day as we knew we were in great hands. This team works hard to stay within your... Read more

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    Thank you so much Jen and James for such a lovely and heart felt review. I am so happy that this turned out everything you had envisioned and I whole heartedly thank you for always respecting my opinion and listening to my guidance. It was easy to perform a seamless wedding when you have such a wonderful couple, wedding party and family to work with. To say you and James were a pleasure to work with would be an understatement. Every minute of it was wonderful and it never felt like work. Thank you for letting us be a part of your most memorable day. I can't wait to hear what other beautiful things await you both in life. With gratitude, Laura and the Josefina Events Team. XOXO

    Aisha

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  • I worked with Dana with Josefina Events to plan my wedding. I booked the "day-of" package, which really means that Dana is available to me 24/7 up to 6 weeks prior to the wedding date to fine tune all details. I could not be more thankful to Dana for all her work. I planned a Pakistani destination wedding in San Diego. Dana was AWESOME. This was her first time coordinating a Pakistani wedding, but she was exceptional at making all my wedding visions come to reality. 4 weeks prior to my wedding, I had a family emergency, and was unsure until about 14 days prior to the wedding date if things would resume as planned. Dana was so reliable. While I spent my days and nights in the hospital visiting with family, she was my voice to all my vendors. The day of the wedding, Dana came with a team of 3 to make sure that the wedding ran on schedule, and all my visions were realized. She was awesome. (by the way, the wedding ran AHEAD of schedule...which is unbelievable considering I ... Read more

    Casey

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  • Josefina events saved the day! I needed a replacement for another coordinator who wasn’t working out. Dana was so sweet and understanding about the whole situation. She seamlessly took over only a few months before our wedding. Everything was perfect and exactly what I wanted! I am so happy we found Josefina events.

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    Casey, I am so pleased we were able to “save the day.” Thank you for taking the suggestion I gave for executing your same location flip from ceremony to reception. I loved that you entrusted Josefina Events to also create your dance floor with Mylar tape. That dance floor / ceremony aisle was exactly what wanted and needed at Sandbox. You and Mike were amazing to work with! With Gratitude, Dana and the Josefina Events Team

    Roberta G.

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  • Wonderful, Marvelous, Fabulous, Epic...Thank you so much Laura and your team for making this the wedding of Katie and David Dreams. Your attention to detail and seeing the vision that Katie and David had was overwhelming, the vendors you referred us to were the best and the venue couldn't have been any better, your emotional support was very much appreciated. To sum it up.....we hit the jackpot when we brought you into the mix and we think of you as family. We will definitely keep in touch with you and fill you in on every event that happens in Katie and David's life. You are without a doubt the best of the best and we love you for all you have done :)

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    To say working with your family was amazing would be an understatement. I was honored to have the opportunity to bring Katie and Dave's vision to life and tell their story through their beautiful day. However, when you get so lucky as to have an MOB that is appreciative, kind and respects my professional opinion I would say it was a match made in heaven. Feels like I am writing you a review, Roberta! We love our clients. They truly do become family. Hope you are still enjoying the "high" from the wedding. XOXOX Laura

    Jenny T.

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  • As a wedding photographer professional, I always spot the difference between a good and bad wedding coordinator, and let me just say this... this team delivers AMAZING execution every time!! I loved working with Dana and Jackquelyn. They're both make my clients feel so much at ease because they literally take care of every detail in a professional manner. I've never worked with wedding coordinators as involved as they are. They emailed the schedule out timely with every detail so that I would be ready. During family photos, Dana even stepped up to help me coordinate the crowd and got them excited for their turn, haha! We shot at the Tom Ham Light house and during the portrait session, and she was so involved in helping the bride with her dress and making sure we have enough time for different locations. She never rushed and made sure the bride and I got enough photos during the session. Jackquelyn is so attentive to all her brides and would think of things they wouldn't think o... Read more

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    Jenny, It’s always wonderful to team up on weddings and events with you. Your flexibility and continued communication through out the planning process and the day of is so appreciative! Thank you again for letting me be your voice for the best set up for grand entrance and all things that matter for the photos. Gathering that family photo was some effort and I thank you for allowing me to assist in any way possible. We cannot wait for the stars to align to work together again! XOXO, The Josefina Events Team
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