EverAfter Events offers experienced wedding planning and event coordination services in San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Coronado, Orange County, Palm Springs, Hawaii, and beyond… We are thrilled to be a preferred wedding planner at over 20 prestigious venues. Some of those venues consist of the Rancho Valencia, US Grant, Grand Del Mar, Estancia La Jolla, Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, La Costa Resort, Lodge Torrey Pines, Paradise Point, Hyatt Aviara and more.
Title: Owner, Wedding Planner, Designer
Her Background: A true San Diego native, Merilee knows her way around this sparkling, sunny city. It is said that her insistence on dressing herself at age two was a telltale hint of her future flair for creative fashion and her entrepreneurial leadership. Her BA in Psychology from San Diego State University is a welcome bonus for anxious brides and family wedding dynamics. With over a decade of expertise in the wedding industry, Merilee inspires confidence and trust from her clients and vendors, as she uses her innate wisdom, gentleness, and self-assurance to skillfully orchestrate the most memorable day of couples’ lives.
The Scoop: When Merilee isn’t planning a wedding you can find her in one of San Diego’s unique restaurants enjoying a delightful meal with her handsome husband or watching her teenage son play lacrosse. If she gets time of her own, she loves baking something sweet, working out or relaxing somewhere tropical with a good book.
Her Background: Born in South America, Alesha has made California her true home for the last 20 years. She has always had a love for creativity which lead her down the path of planning weddings. She graduated as valedictorian with a degree in Fashion Business, which accentuates her ability to launch any event with the highest level of efficiency and artisty. Yep, she’s insanely talented! Alesha brings years of event planning experience with her qualities overflowing with organization, eye for style and décor without missing a detail. Alesha is never short of any memorable ideas and finds joy in forming relationships with her clients and colleagues.
The Scoop: Alesha loves spending her time with her husband and adorable son. In her spare moments you can find her running the Cardiff trails, relaxing at a spa, or checking out a new restaurant with good friends.
Title: Wedding Planner
Her Background: Jamie Renfro, attends to the smallest detail to ensure that each client remains worry-free. Jamie shows great diversity in coordinating weddings and corporate functions, making each event unique and memorable. She remains poised under pressure and resolves issues quickly and efficiently. Her goal and talent is to naturally bring personalized, professional service to each client.
The Scoop: Jamie is a busy mother of two boys who loves to spend free time with her family riding bikes around Coronado or playing at the beach! With over ten years of wedding planning experience, much of her time is now dedicated to the corporate world of planning. We are very blessed she’s a part of our team.
Title: Coordinator, Instructor
Her Background: Caralie brings over 40 years of event planning experience to the EverAfter Events team, including creative weddings, galas and conferences. She not only orchestrates events, she is also a credentialed teacher. Another area of her expertise lies in teaching communication and interpersonal skills, which have become highly interactive and crucial segments in our EverAfter Events Wedding Planner Course called Inspired to Plan. Personable, intuitive and savvy, she enjoys working with each client to bring about an event that integrates and showcases their unique attributes and interests.
The Scoop: Caralie’s great joys are romping with her 8 grandchildren and enjoying adventures with her husband of 40 years; either hiking, kayaking or playing Pickleball. When her schedule opens up, she relishes choosing between painting a new watercolor, devouring a fascinating book or taking a brisk, refreshing saunter on the beach.
Title: Wedding Planner
Her Background: Bree decided to become an wedding and event planner after Merilee and her team planned and coordinated her own wedding. She is a certified wedding planner with years of experience. While weddings are her passion, she also enjoys coordinating a youth conference and women’s luncheon each year. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from cal state San Marcos.
The Scoop: Bree enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They like to travel and find new restaurants to try. When she has free time she enjoys upholstering and refinishing old furniture as well as rearranging and decorating her home.