MEET THE TEAM
Making Dreams Come True
Hi! I'm Laura, the founder and lead coordinator here at Moments 2 Memories. I'm originally from Jacksonville, FL and grew up in Memphis, TN before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 with hopes of perusing a career in film. During that time, I worked events for catering companies, restaurants and hotels while gaining experience in film production as a script supervisor ("scripty"), second assistant director and producer.
I loved working in film but it wasn't until I got offered a job many years ago as an assistant wedding coordinator for Wish Wonder Dream that I found my real passion. WEDDING PLANNING! Producing beautiful weddings, building relationships with my clients and working closely with them to bring their wedding day to life is the most rewarding job I've ever had!
Over the years, I realize that the knowledge I've gained from past jobs and experiences allows me to serve my clients better. Film taught me to be extremely detail oriented (that's the scripty in me), restaurants taught the importance of service & exceeding expectations while being from the South taught me... well, you guessed it "Southern Hospitality".
Even after 10 years in the industry I still love what I do more and more each day! My clients are everything to me and I can't wait to embark on this journey with you. Together we will have fun planning while creating the most magical memories that will last a lifetime.
When I'm not planning unforgettable moments with my clients, I enjoy creating priceless memories with my son, volunteering within my community, planning trips around the world with friends and my son (next stop, Australia!), going to Disneyland or Six Flags, attending concerts or just relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine and my rescue cat, Lucy.
"You never the know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" -Dr. Seuss.
Founder, Creative Director & Lead Coordinator
Turning a Vision Into Reality
My passion for design and planning started as a young girl. I grew up as the only girl of three siblings, and needless to say I put on a "production" for my family every chance I got! From the time I was able to speak I began singing and acting, performing in school and church plays and of course, receiving multiple make-believeTony Awards for my make-shift living room musicals. I designed my own costumes, sets, make up and even lighting! My creative side has always been what drives me.
Wedding and event planning not only brings me great joy, it is what I love and makes me thrive as a professional. Helping people is what I was born to do.
When I met my soon-to-be-husband, we decided to delve into the world of real estate as a team, where we have helped so many couples and families obtain their dream homes! We became engaged, and we got married at the happiest place on earth- Disneyland!!! Yes, we sure did! We planned our wedding together for a year in bright colors and shimmering scenes. In that year we had the most fun of our lives! I got to create a magical extravaganza for the most amazing day of my life! It was truly a wake up call. I realized that all the jobs I had up to that point were preparing me for what I was truly meant to do: designing and planning events of all shapes, sizes and varieties! Serving others and bringing happiness into the lives of people is the greatest gift.
I make it my goal to embark upon a one of a kind, unique, and fun journey with each couple, each family, and each group that I meet. From start to finish, I promise to use personal touches to add the element of magic to every moment. Let's create memories that thrill for a lifetime. For my couples in love, your wedding is the best day ever! You deserve it. After all, love and magic go hand in hand.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
With Love and Magic,
Lead Stylist, Principal Coordinator
Taking You to New Worlds
Hello World Travelers,
My passion for travel began at age 4 when my mom took me on my first flight to visit my dad in the navy. I remember everything. I wore a plaid dress and red leather shoes. I had the window seat. It was nighttime. My nose pressed firmly against the window, I was fascinated by the cobalt blue lights along the runway. The engines revved, I gasped, we took off and I haven’t landed since!
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite extensively and though my primary college degree is in Television Broadcasting, my heart is truly with firmly touching the world and sharing it with all who are ready and open! So the stars aligned and PlanetKelli was formed!
Nothing makes me happier than to craft a unique experience for my clients; whether it’s creating a romantic escape, a celebration journey or an adventure for the senses – this is what brings me satisfaction. And then to have my clients return with applause and rave reviews...well, this is what fulfills me.
With my many solid connections around the world, in the most sought after locations, I can assure my clients will receive the insiders VIP treatment they so deserve.
For me, the art of travel is not just knowing the destinations but matching the traveler with the right choices and pulling it all together. That is what I do.
Whether you’re seeking a spa treatment in Bali on a hill beside an ancient temple, playing polo on elephant back in India, an off the beaten path shopping trip through Paris or a private dinner at sunset in Africa on safari, this is what I have ready to serve up to you, and all on a silver platter!
Are you ready? If so, I'm looking forward to starting the journey together.