– Principal Designer & Planner; “The Pitbull”
Marisa hails from a large, loud Italian family and the great state of Virginia. Loving them both dearly, but needing to pave her own way, she relocated to the West Coast, picking up a Masters Degree in Cross Cultural Studies, a Bachelors Degree in Theatre, and a ton of event experience along the way before launching her own boutique planning & design firm. She is inspired by handspun, distinct, and well-styled events that serve to create a deeply personal affair.
Marisa has always been passionate about getting people together to celebrate. Combine that with a sharp eye for design, crazy obsession to detail, and tight organizational skills (not to mention a downright fun personality), and you get one kick-booty planner! She has been professionally designing events for over nine years and has just the right amount of sass and savvy to create your memorable event, that tells your unique story, in your own fabulous style!
– event coordinator; “the foodie”
Claire joined the Marisa Nicole Events team in 2015 and in no time became Marisa’s protégé. This SoCal gal grew up in the oh-so-green “city” of Palos Verdes. Living in such a gorgeous setting, she spent her formative years surrounded by stunning backdrops, instilling within her a love for nature and beauty. As a part of a family who knows how to throw a good party, Claire was bound to adore all that is design and detail. Claire can coordinate and style a celebration with the best of them and has quickly established herself Marisa’s “go-to” gal!
Claire is a lover of stories and a sucker for words. It is nearly impossible for this family gal to keep her eyes from welling up when she hears a heartfelt, nostalgic toast. And when it comes to cake, Claire is not afraid to go all out – layers of white and almond cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting- decadently fabulous.
– associate event coordinator; “girl friday”
This Sacramento native has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a ton of wedding coordination and styling experience. Her sweet demeanor, level head and positive attitude has made her a favorite among our couples. With a natural eye for what works aesthetically and a head for how to keep things on track, she has the perfect combo of skills, training and personality to make her valued member of the Marisa Nicole Events coordination team!
While many aspiring wedding designers tend to gravitate toward vintage inspired, rustic affairs; Katherine prefers a more chic, formal approach. The way to this gal’s heart is via a traditional black-tie affair (we’re talking a bride with a cathedral length veil), serving a yummy classic white cake with strawberry filling (elegant, yet sweet!). Oh, and you can count on this Delta Zeta tearing up during the father-daughter dance, every time!
– assistant event coordinator; “the fashionista”
Chloe is one classy dame! She is always dressed for success and a lifetime card holding member of Alpha Kappa Psi. She has great natural event instincts and has the ability to see and meet a need before most people even notice! Chloe loves rustic, naturally organic weddings with muted tones and all around loveliness.
Despite her chic outfit, perfectly styled accessories and professional smile, she likes to keep things playful, which is why she just loves when it comes time for couples to cut the cake! Chloe is all about a healthy combination of tart and sweet when it comes to her favorite cake pairing – lemon cake with chocolate buttercream frosting is what will cause this business-minded gal to indulge!
– assistant event coordinator; “lady rocky”
A bi-lingual beauty (fluent in Mandarin and English), Annemarie is always ready for a challenge! Her optimism and spirited nature can’t help but make you smile. Perhaps one of the most punctual people you will ever meet, she will always find time to help. Annemarie is a huge help in keeping the administrative side of things at Marisa Nicole Events running smoothly, including managing our blog and social media endeavors.
This gal is all about the the traditions of a wedding, but her true eye for design lies in a bohemian style, outdoor layout. And the cake? If there is vanilla buttercream frosting then she will be there! But, if you had to pick her favorite part of a wedding, nothing brings her to tears faster than the love between the bride and the groom.
– Technical Support; “Artist in Residence”
Timothy Ronca is the man, behind the woman, behind Marisa Nicole Events. He does everything from troubleshooting technical issues to editing copy, and a variety of random tasks in-between. Although his main gig is as a television cameraman, he has been known to moonlight as a wedding photographer.
Being married to an event planner isn’t always a piece of cake! As Marisa’s husband, Tim hears more about the perfectly balanced table-scape than most men in their thirties care to. He knows when peonies are in season. He knows when up-lights are necessary. And he knows that his favorite wedding cake combo is… who are we kidding, he will eat just about any kind of cake.