About us

Merilee and her team of dedicated planners have a passion for perfection with an eye for style and quality. The EverAfter Events Team specializes in full-service wedding planning and design. Each wedding is thoughtfully designed, unique to each couple with custom wedding management and flawless execution. As residents of the San Diego area and also the preferred wedding planner at many prestigious venues, our team will assist with finding the perfect venue, designing each detail and guiding you through the wedding planning process at the highest level.

EverAfter Events is a boutique, full-service wedding planning company founded in San Diego, California in 2003.

Who We are

With a BA in Psychology from San Diego State University, Merilee is able to handle any situation or family dynamics, creating an ideal atmosphere for putting together your special day. Merilee specializes in destination brides who live out of the state and desire full-service planning from beginning to end. She has worked with celebrities, professional athletes and other clientele who appreciate privacy. With a passion for perfection, Merilee produces unforgettable events with her pristine, classic taste and attention to detail. 

Starting the business in 2003, Merilee has established an impeccable reputation of producing seamless events and weddings with an eye for quality and design.

Merilee Hennings

Founder

Our Team

Creative Designer

Alesha Ballón

Events Manager

Lisa Knight

Wedding Planner & Designer

Riley Schroeder

WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER

Alyx Dunham

Wedding Planner & Designer

Faith Moore

Anna & JC

“Our wedding day couldn’t have been any more perfect and I know we can only say that because of how much beauty and effort you put into the celebration."

Client love

our client list is available upon request.

Our team has been featured in numerous magazine publications and other areas including Town & Country Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake, Tori Spelling TV Show, NBC, Modern Luxury Magazine, Huffington Post, Wealth TV, Brides Southern California Magazine, Union Tribune, The Knot Magazine and more!

Press Features

We’ll make sure your wedding is effortlessly inspired by you!

At EverAfter Events

Alesha Ballón

Alesha's creative eye will make you swoon at any event she styles. She graduated as valedictorian with a degree in Fashion Business and is not only efficient and organized but a complete trendsetter. Alesha has years of experience in planning events and will ensure no detail goes missed when it comes to your wedding day.

Creative Designer

Lisa Knight

Lisa is all about the details. She loves event planning as it's a method of storytelling by design. Working and crafting each detail to tell a client’s story, then bringing that vision to life is her passion. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and ten years of experience in Merchandising and Design.

EVENTS MANAGER

Riley Schroeder

Riley’s fascination for events blossomed early on while studying Hospitality and Tourism Managements at San Diego State University. Over the last 7 years, she has proven to be a creative and savvy planner, who specializes in celebrations of all kinds. Riley is always ahead of the trends and loves to incorporate fresh and innovative designs to highlight her couples! She has a positive, can-do attitude, and is sure to make your celebration a flawless and most memorable occasion!

WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER

Alyx Dunham

Alyx has a passion for people and helping fulfill their dreams of planning their special day. She is a wonderful listener and trustworthy partner to work with in the process of executing your wedding day. As a very detail-oriented individual, she will help personalized and oversee that every aspect of your event reflects your style and love story. She graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Communications and has over three years of experience in the event planning industry.

WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER

Faith Moore

Faith began her event planning career in 2007 in San Diego, CA. Her incredible eye for design has led to the creation of stunning events constantly surpassing her client’s expectations. She has built an impeccable reputation in her local industry for being a top producing wedding planner, providing her clients and creative partners with the support they need in any situation, ensuring a flawless event.

WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER