We believe you should enjoy your event just as much as your guests.

Our Vision

Meet the team 

Hospitality and professionalism are engrained in my DNA but that doesn't mean I don't have personality!  Along with my 9+ years of experience in weddings and events I also worked as a Creative Director at two 5-star luxury hotels. My experience as a Creative Director not only gave me high expectations for top notch service but it trained my eye for detailed aesthetics.

Seeing a vision come to life and our clients enjoying every moment is what truly makes me happy and grateful to be able to do this for a living. 


About the owner,

If someone asked our favorite part of what we do, our answer would be that its YOU. It's the people that make us love what we do so much. Its every couple, every mother of the bride, the wedding party's, and every single wedding vendor we get to connect with -- that is our favorite part of our job. Because at the end of the day this industry is based on LOVE and connection. 

We understand all the time, love, resources + effort that have gotten our couples as far as they are in the wedding planning process and we want nothing more than to help them execute their dream day. 

What we Do


Sammi + Saad

“The day of the wedding, everything was flawless. We received tons of compliments all night long on how well organized the wedding was, that it was beautiful and running smoothly..”



Acacia + Cory

“The planning and design services, vendor reccs, budgeting, problem solving abilities, and the peace of mind all that came with them were worth every penny. ”



Ivy + Evan



"From the moment we had our consultation I knew I wouldn’t have to worry or stress about anything wedding-related. They helped with all of the vendors and made things run so smoothly that I was able to actually enjoy our wedding"


Being coastal + having a flexible schedule are two things we are most grateful for. We truly believe in enjoying a healthy work life balance is key to bringing joy to our clients. 

or watching sunsets

on beach walks

When we're not planning events, you'll find us


One of the first things we hear when we tell people we're event planners is "WOW that must be stressful" but it truly isn't when you love what you do and properly prepare. 


a smile on our 

You'll always find us with a 

When we want to wind down you can find us enjoying some wine with friends + good conversation. 

a glass of wine

We'll always say yes to  


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Maegen Hayes

Lead Coordinator

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Owner + Principal Planner

Alesha De La Cruz


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If you've gotten this deep into our website, I want to say - thank you for being here!

By this point you've likely learned what De La Planning is all about and hopefully have felt how much we care about our clients. But I'd love to share a little bit about me - I was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved down to So Cal for college. After graduating I decided to stay in the area because I fell in love with the beach. 

When I'm not working you can find me going on long walks, watching sunsets or enjoying a happy hour with lots of seafood + chardonnay.  

And if you ask me about my family I will likely talk your ear off about my hilarious 9 year old niece and super sweet twin nephews. 

I truly love meeting new people and can't wait to chat with you! 

Alesha De La Cruz

owner + principal Planner

I’ve always been passionate about executing events because planning is like second nature to me. I knew I’d become a wedding planner one day, and here I am! My favorite part of weddings is the style and design. From the color palettes to florals and all the personalized details - I love seeing each event come to life.

I started my event career as an event assistant working across several southern California and Los Angeles venues with leading industry planners. I also have a background in luxury hospitality marketing, social media, and communications.

My experience in hospitality helped me develop a high level of service and anticipation of client needs that brings value to the work I do today. 

Maegen Hayes

Associate coordinator

We are SO luckily to have an amazing team of talented individuals who love weddings just as must as we do. On your wedding day we can gaurantee that you will have a team of trained assistants to help you + your wedding day lead every step of the way. 

The fact of the matter is, as lead planners, we cannot be everywhere at once. That is why we rely on these amazing ladies to be where we cannot. They assist with things like greeting guests, directing guests, setting out your personal decor items, and just being extra hands + ears throughout the day. 

We would not be as successful as we are without our assistants! 

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DLP wedding day assistants 

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