Hello there! We are the All Occasions Event Planning Team

Cari Izaguirre

Cari Izaguirre – Owner/Planner

As Founder of AOEP, Cari believes that a flawlessly executed event is a must and prides herself in spending time ensuring that every event gets the personalized attention it deserves… Her passion for planning weddings and events began when she was just a little girl!

After marrying her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, and the birth of their two beautiful children, Cari realized that she was so in love with the concept of love and life’s most beautiful moments, she went on to pursue her dream, planning weddings & events, Today, Cari is mostly known for her organization, personalized service and impeccable attention to detail for her clients.

When Cari isn’t working (which isn’t too often), you will find her shopping, organizing her home, at the beach with her hubby and dogs, relaxing and traveling with her family any chance she gets!

With well over a decade of experience, the team at AOEP is dedicated to providing top quality service to their clients. We want to reflect your style and ideas and transform them into reality!

As a NACE member, Cari learns and educates others through seminars, classes, and active professional event vendor networking. She is dedicated to on-going education about the most effective ideas and techniques. Your wedding or event reflects what you want, not what she wants. We work as a team to implement your ideas so that your day becomes exactly what YOU envisioned so you can be a guest at your own event!

Kira Wiman

Kira Perez – Senior Coordinator & Assistant

Kira joined the AOEP team the summer after her high school graduation in 2011. Kira fell in love with the event industry after the first wedding she worked with Cari. Since then, she works closely under Cari as her main assistant. Kira loves listening to the vows, all the toasts and watching everyone come together for a special occasion. Her favorite part of every wedding is watching the Groom’s facial expression as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle towards him.

Anyways, enough about that, let’s talk about Kira outside of events. When Kira is not working you can usually find her at Disneyland being silly and hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Kira loves to be outdoors hiking with her dog Rusty or out in the ocean surfing with her dad. Besides being outside, you can find her whipping up some new dishes in the kitchen. She loves to travel and out of all the places she has been, Italy is her favorite.

Kendalyn Grayson

Kendalyn Franks – Senior Coordinator

Kendalyn-or KG if you are into nicknames- has been with AOEP since 2015. When Kendalyn is not helping you plan your dream day, you can either find her at Target, watching her teams at a sports bar (drinking wine, thank you), laughing too loud, or with her friends and family. She loves any and all stationary, office supplies, and don’t even get her started on her love for color coding tasks!

Kendalyn started on the catering side of events in her high school and college years, and she quickly learned that life’s big moments deserve to be celebrated & celebrated well. To date, Kendalyn has had her hand in over 600 weddings!

Her respect for details & logistics allow her to ensure a stress free & fabulous day for everyone involved! You deserve to be celebrated, so let’s get this party started!

Emily Kirk

Emily Kirk – Senior coordinator

Emily wants to live in a world where relationships are the priority, reading just for fun is mandatory and people enjoy the amazing opportunities and experiences God has provided.

As a lead wedding coordinator since 2005 for AOEP, she’s been a part of many amazing weddings throughout CA for the most wonderful Brides and Grooms (Yes! she’s a little partial).

When she’s not working, you can find her organizing for fun (weird, we know), at the beach as much as possible, drinking champagne, reading, hanging out with family, friends and all the babies.

Marisa Menses

Marisa Meneses – Assistant Coordinator

Marisa has been part of the AOEP team since 2018. Being a newlywed, she made a point to pause and cherish the special moments of her wedding. As an AOEP day of assistant, she loves to be given the opportunity to help ensure that other couples take in those moments as well!

In her spare time, she loves playing with makeup and spending time laughing and lounging with her husband, family and dog, Socks. She loves to travel and try new foods and enjoys all things sweet.

Susan Evans

Susan Evans – Graphic Designer/Cari’s Mama!

Susan is our amazing behind the scenes gal working mostly behind her computer! She is a graphic artist with over 20 years of experience with a passion for anything arts and crafts.  She designs all of AOEP’s custom signs for events, floor plans, Invitations, menu cards plus anything else that needs a little imagination. In her spare time she loves to make cute signs and sell them on her Etsy shop.  She also loves to spend time with family and traveling with her husband whenever she can.

Dan Red – Videographer

Dan ‘Our camera man’ has been our ‘go to’ for special event videography for well over a decade. We can always count on Euro Star Productions experience in creatively capturing a special event in a way only Dan can.

When Dan isn’t behind the camera, you might catch him offshore diving, windsurfing or bodyboarding with his son Dexter. Dexter and Dan have a beautiful bond and who knows, EuroStarProductions might end up being ESP and sons someday.

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Photos by Rewind Photography