Adornment Events was created by a collective group of event professionals that have been in wedding + corporate event planning for over 15 years.

We’ve done everything from a simple country wedding of 20 people, to managing complex 5,000+ attendee conferences across the nation. Our foundation of events is built on providing a full-service, detailed, freshly creative, and extremely supportive team to our special clients.

Truth – we love what we do, and take pride in delivering flawless events and celebrations!

The Team

Carisa Cooper-Smith

Event Director

"Celebrations are meant to be special, and I’m so grateful I can be a part of them!"

I feel pretty lucky to say that I’ve had the great opportunity to manage events for over 18 years. Starting in Radio Promotions and Events in San Francisco, Denver and then landing in Portland, I was dreaming up promotions and events at a young age.

After radio events, I graduated into working with Creative Agencies and Corporate Events working with companies such as Converse, The North Face, Hurley, Target, and the local innovative technology companies including; Columbia Ultimate, WebTrends, Microsoft, Intel, and Good Technology.

Planning everything from high-touch executive destination retreats in Greece and Puerto Rico to 5,000 person conferences in Las Vegas and New York.

Every single event and company's marketing strategy was different, so the experience was priceless.

So why weddings and special events you ask? In between corporate jobs I had the pleasure of managing the sales and events at a local Portland Boutique Estate that held weddings and special occasions. I fell in love with the intimate settings, creativity, and FRIENDS that I had the pleasure of working with. I had a dream that one day, I would do what I enjoyed most – making people happy while they celebrate the most special day of their lives. There is NOTHING more fulfilling than seeing someone's face full of joy when they walk into their event space on such an important day!

Olga Duran

Event Manager

HOMETOWN
Merced, California

WHY WE LOVE HER
Olga comes from an Interior Design background in Home decor and staging and is the Adornment “Secret Weapon”! Although she is quiet in nature, her work ethic and eye for design and color is fierce!

WHY EVENTS ARE HER THING
I believe that their are always solutions and with the right twist an event can come together with one seamless look and feel. I don’t stress out, I really just make it right and make it work!

WHAT MAKES ADORNMENT SPECIAL
The whole team has the common goal of making it perfect for our clients. We also all have a very tight bond and believe in working hard and providing the BEST that our special clients deserve.

Yaddira Quesada

Event Manager

HOMETOWN
Los Angeles, CA

WHY WE LOVE HER
This girl has got style – styling for photo shoots and design school gives her a background that’s super savvy. She is also the one to always make us laugh. When something goes awry at an event, she will be the first one to crack a joke and find a solution all at once.

WHY EVENTS ARE HER THING
I love a challenge and it’s so rewarding when a concept comes full circle and turns out stunning! Our clients are each so different, so each person we really strive to give it a unique flare to “Wow” them!

Sonya Perales

Event Manager

HOMETOWN
Portland Oregon

WHY WE LOVE HER
Her laugh is simply infectious, and she is the 1st person to be there (in action) when extra hands are needed. She has such an extreme eye for style and design – she simply takes wedding flare to the next level. With her attention to detail, organization and design and art background she brings Adornment so much talent!

WHY EVENTS ARE HER THING
I love romance, I love family and special occasions. All brings family and friends together for special memories.

WHAT MAKES ADORNMENT SPECIAL
We care so much about our couples, clients and vendors we work with. It’s more than a job – we care about lasting relationships. I believe this shows in the hard work we place on every detail. The best part is we have fun doing it!

Bria Holub

Event Manager

Annie Laubernds

Event Manager

Angela Freeland

Event Manager

Molly Stuckey

Event Coordinator

Megan Lokis

Event Coordinator

Trixxie Simoneau

Event Coordinator

Cheryl Thiele

Event Coordinator

Erica Moore

Event Coordinator