Becca Rillo Photography

Meet Ana

Easy-going yet type A, organized yet spontaneous, sweet yet sarcastic, creative yet a tech geek…yes, I’d say I’m a walking contradiction. Blame it on being a Gemini who grew up bilingual (with Latino and American parents) in the laid-back, technology driven Bay Area that moved to the fast-paced, artists’ heartland of LA. Planning events allows me the opportunity to explore my many passions and interests while finding out what inspires my clients and transforming their vision into an Eventful celebration.

My Experience

After graduating from UCLA, I found a creative outlet producing TV shows at E! Entertainment Network, but quickly realized my true passion was not just for covering events, but for planning them. I earned my stripes by managing large-scale events at various sound stages and mansions for Xenii, a members-only after hours club, every weekend (we’re talking A-list celebrity attended parties with the top DJ’s and singers, unique entertainers and catering for 400 plus people a night at a party that raged on until 4 in the morning). Shortly after I began coordinating weddings and events while working full-time at two amazing venues (including the Riviera Country Club where I was the Director of Special Events selling and detailing the most beautiful weddings and social events with many wonderful vendors and clients). Now as a full-time event producer, I am living my dream planning the most gorgeous, special occasions with clients who I consider friends. This is what I was meant to do and I couldn’t be happier!

I am married to my soulmate, Joshua, and am the loving mother of a beautiful daughter, Naomi, and her baby brother Owen, who lives in Heaven, plus two sweet dogs, BB & Max, as well as several fish that my husband is obsessed with. Although, I’m not a thrill-seeker, we love going to Magic Mountain, traveling, and finding new places to explore together. If I haven’t covered something, I’m sure you’ll find out more about me soon! I’m so excited to be your personal style consultant, advocate, counselor, side-kick and friend through this often overwhelming, but always thrilling process. Whether you’re style is funky+modern, romantic+classic, vintage+whimsical or some wonderful contradicting mix of anything and everything in between. I can’t wait to get to know you and help you plan the perfect event that celebrates who you are on one of the most special days of your lives. Give me a ring, send me a message, a comment, a tweet, whatever you like, and let’s meet up to get started on your journey!

xo, Ana