Miami & Destination Event Planners
luxe logistics with distinguished design
We are an award winning and internationally published boutique event planning firm, celebrating 12 years in business in 2023. With a focus on event design and seamless logistics, we're sure to curate a tailored and unforgettable event.
Your story is our greatest inspiration, and we love to let that unfold through experiential design. Our boutique approach to planning allows for a lavish and personalized planning experience.
Whether you're looking to plan a wedding on a private estate, charitable gala, intimate dinner party, destination wedding, corporate celebrations, or VIP Dinner, we're here to help. From Miami to Mexico, and everywhere in between.
Erica Simmons is the owner and creative visionary behind Elite Events. With an extensive background in hospitality and catering sales with over a decades experience in the event world, stepping into the role as owner was a natural step in her career.
A passion for connecting with people, she loves deeply understanding her clientele. Forming a trust and gaining friendship, allows a beautiful collaborative experience throughout the entire planning process. Erica is fully immersed through the entirety of the process. Her approach to planning meetings and creating an immersive design experience, allows for a bespoke and crafted event.
Erica attributes her prowess for design to her ability to evoke the essence of her clientele translates to stunning, out of the box, and memorable event design. This has led to event publications in The Knot Magazine, BRIDES, PopSugar, and more.
The balance between left and right brain allows for creativity with flawless execution of logistical details.
1. My sphynx cat, Oliver
2. Roos Roast Lobster Butter Love Coffee
3. Beyoncé, she has a song for any mood
Favorite Event Moment
The reception reveal. Seeing our couples face light up with joy (so priceless!)
Binge watching Real Housewives
Go To Cocktail
1. My red siberian husky, Kovu aka Koko
2. Arbonne fizz sticks to keep me on track
3. Graphic design work, my love and passion
Favorite Event Moment
Wedding vows and first kiss, It gives me goosebumps every time!
Apple fritters and lavender honey lattes
Cucumber vodka with water and lemon garnish
Shayna Looney is our expert Senior Event Planner and Stationery Designer. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs Shayna's work ethic is incomparable. Given her hospitality background, she is your go-to girl for every event day.
Shayna is a maestro of detail execution. Ensuring each detail is set to perfection, she has a keen eye for event production. She has a knack to anticipate guests' needs and pivot accordingly.
Shayna is an atelier of paper goods. Her artistic talent and genuine love for design are reflected in each piece of her work. As owner of Shaytionery Designs, she brings our clients cutting edge and designs in the stationery world. Always one to think creatively, she doesn't follow trends, yet creates them. Shayna's mastery of stationery design has led to features in Junebug Weddings, The Knot Magazine,