I began planning events at 13 years old and continued planning events through high school, college, and for nonprofits that I worked for. In January 2011, I decided to make a career out of my passion for parties, enrolling in a an event planning certification course. I completed my coursework with honors, and Gala Events & Weddings was born!
I love supporting couples in their milestone life events, bringing ritual, community, and celebration together in ways that showcase the values of our couples. It's rich to be a part of one of the most meaningful and significant days of their lives, facilitating an abundance of joy and merry-making.
"Working with Alegria and the Gala Events & Weddings team was the best decision we could have made. Alegria is one of the kindest, warmest, and most loving people I have ever met. These qualities shine throughout her entire process and come home to sparkle on the wedding day. Not only does she have an incredible eye for details that you didn't even think you would have to consider, but she does it with style and a joyful spirit from start to finish. From our first meeting with Alegria, I knew I wanted to work with her. I felt completely at ease in trusting her judgement. While I managed to stay relatively calm throughout the weeks leading up to our big day, I had the inevitable panicking moments the day before. Alegria talked me through it, gave me sound advice, and reminded me of what was most important. Come wedding day, Alegria and her team came through for us and our guests over and over again. They will set you up to be able to truly enjoy your day. I told Alegria at the end of the night, as she and I were able to have a quiet moment together while she fixed one of the flowers in my hair, that I did not have words for what she did for me, for us, and for our families and friends. I couldn't have imagined my wedding being as wonderful as it was and Alegria and Gala Events & Weddings helped make that happen. It is with the absolute highest regard that I recommend Gala Events & Weddings for your next special occasion. They make magic." --Meghan Watts