At Crain + Co. Events we love classic and timeless celebrations that are beautiful yet approachable. We believe events tell stories and we want to help you create an experience that tells your story with meaning, heart and lots of fun. We are here to lead an enjoyable, memorable and stress-free planning experience and to make sure you celebrate and delight in every breathtaking moment of your special day.
We love to serve people well and we pride ourselves in stellar service packed with personal touches and we uphold a very detailed oriented, quality driven focus while remaining laid back and easy going. Collaboration, care and creativity are our goals. We specialize in Arizona destination weddings for the couples planning from afar, non-profit fundraisers, corporate events, mitzvahs and other social celebrations.
Planning with us will be simple, fun and refreshing… we promise!
meet the team
owner | planner + designer
Born and raised in Arizona, I’m a true desert girl at heart. I love Prosecco, peonies, kitchen dance parties with my kids, date nights with my husband and binge watching Fixer Upper. My personal style is classic with a fresh and modern edge.
I’m a planner, a doer, a “make things happen” kind gal. I take great pride in maintaining poise under pressure and I am true believer that every problem has a solution. I love milestone celebrations and I find it a true honor and joy to walk with my clients during one of the most important times in their lives.
My passion for the events industry began while attending the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) where I planned and coordinated campus wide ministry and nonprofit events. After college I was a hotel sales and catering manager and a non profit event planner. After several years in the events and hospitality industry Crain & Co. Events was born. While my business has grown and changed over the years my mission has remained the same - to create stunning, timeless and stress-free events while caring for my clients every step of the way.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." - Charles Swindoll
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza and tacos (I like to keep it healthy).
FAVORITE WEDDING CAKE FLAVOR: Anything chocolate with sugary buttercream frosting.
FAVORITE FLOWER: Peonies, ranunculus, and poppies.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT COORDINATING EVENTS: Collaborating with my clients to capture their vision and to celebrate their marriage is a true honor and joy... it just does not get much better than that.
FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING DAY: Being with a bride and her father before they walk down the aisle makes me feel weepy. Watching dad as he gets ready to walk his dear daughter into the rest of her life, watching the bride as her joy and anticipation nearly makes her burst and finally taking a peek at the groom while he waits for his bride. It’s a huge moment and I get a very special backstage pass.
I’m a newlywed myself so most of my time is spent with my husband and working on DIY projects around our home, going to the gym and playing on a volleyball league. My mom is my number one inspiration and I have been blessed with her gift of hospitality.
As a little girl I always dreamed of becoming an event planner and I’m so thrilled that the dream has come true. I pride myself on my strong work ethic and organizational skills. I love to meet new people, get to know them and their style and have the opportunity to help them throughout the coordination aspects of their events.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: Jesus is Always Better.
FAVORITE FOOD: My mom’s taco salads.
FAVORITE WEDDING CAKE FLAVOR: Is cheesecake an option?! Red velvet is a close second.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT COORDINATING EVENTS: There are too many things I love about coordinating! I love seeing the uniqueness of each couple come through in different ways; being able to see a room transformed, networking with new people and just the multitasking of handling all the little details.
FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING DAY: It’s such a fun moment when the wedding party and new Mr. and Mrs. are formally introduced into the reception.
I was born in Arizona, but primarily grew up in Illinois. Thankfully I ventured back to Arizona for college and have officially made Tucson home! I love playing with my dogs, spending time with my family, and shopping around Home Goods for my latest decor find. My personal style is rustic boho with a touch of vintage.
My love for planning events began in high school which led me to majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Northern Arizona University. I graduated with a bachelor's degree and a certificate in Event Planning. During my junior year I had the pleasure of working with Crain + Co as an intern and never left. I love my team and the beautiful events we create together.
Words To Live By: "Wherever you are, be all there."
Favorite Food: Shrimp Scampi
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Red Velvet
What Is Your Favorite Part About Coordinating Events: I love that every wedding is unique and that I get to experience new people sharing their happy day with their family and friends. Each event is new and exciting... I am living my dream!
Favorite Part of a Wedding Day: My favorite part of the wedding day is watching the ceremony. I love hearing the words that the couple exchange and being able to feel that romance between the two of them is an incredible experience.
While I was born and raised in Tucson I have a heart for travel and thankfully my husband and I are both blessed with large extended families that reach all corners of the U.S. I love antique hunting, creative DIY projects with my toddler, stationery, beautiful organization inspirations, and anything involving a sunny Arizona day with my family.
In my mid 20's I made a lifelong dream come true and opened a successful bridal boutique. It was there that my passion for event planning truly came alive. Working with families and helping them plan such important events in their lives truly fills my heart with joy. I love helping a client take a small idea and turn it into a spectacular reality.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” - Edmund Lee
FAVORITE FOOD: My Grandmother's homemade tortillas.
FAVORITE WEDDING CAKE FLAVOR: I am a sucker for anything with a fresh fruit topping.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT COORDINATING EVENTS: Focusing on all the beautiful little details.
FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING DAY: When the Bride's parents see her for the first time. It's magical.
THE CRAIN & CO. BRIDE
Rain or shine the only thing that really matters on her wedding day is exchanging vows with the love of her life and nothing will distract from that joy.
Is detail oriented and organized, but is not high strung.
Has a vision, but trusts professionals to execute it.
Prioritizes details and design (the pretty stuff).
Wants a fun soiree where guests will enjoy good food and drink, amazing entertainment and at the end of the night everyone is going to leave with a full heart and tired feet!
She is gracious and kind to family, friends and all those she encounters.