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Since opening its doors in 2007, Quintana Events has made its mark on the northern California wedding and event industry. Setting new standards for customer service, hospitality and creativity, Alex and his dynamic team have quickly risen to become one of the most recommended event management and design companies.


A Fresh Outlook

The Quintana team understands what appeals to today’s brides, grooms and guests. Their focus is on creating immersive experiences where families, friends and guests forget the bigger world and come together for true celebration. That comes from making sure each celebration reflects the personality and style of the client.

Event Virtuosos

They know their way around a wedding cake … and mothers-in-law … and caterers. In fact, Quintana Events has handled more than 500 weddings, corporate meetings, fund-raisers and private events for clients such as Bloomingdale’s and Wells Fargo, as well as major-league sports figures.

Recognition

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Quintana celebrations and designs have been featured in numerous publications and websites, including Style Me Pretty, Borrowed and Blue, Wedding Chicks, diablo magazine, Wedding Wire, Grey Likes Weddings, Style Unveiled, 100 Layer Cake and 7X7 San Francisco magazine. The company has already distinguished itself by being named:

  • Voted 2016 Top Wedding Planner in Napa & Sonoma by Borrowed and Blue
  • One of the Bay’s Premier Wedding Talents by San Francisco Brides magazine
  • 30 Under 40 Rising Young Event Professionals Worth Watching in Special Events magazine
  • A Best of Weddings Pick, 2011 The Knot

Voted 2016 Top Wedding Planner in Napa & Sonoma by Borrowed and Blue

Our Staff

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Alex Quintana

Owner & Creative Director

A standout talent in the northern California wedding industry, Alex Quintana began working in event planning at the age of 18. His poise, polish and no-drama approach became the trademark that helped him launch Quintana Events in 2007.

Alex’s trendsetting designs have turned heads, gaining him notice by the likes of San Francisco Brides, Special Events, The Knot and other industry publications and sites. He has mastered the art of simple, understated elegance but is equally experienced at creating dazzling, grand-scale events.

Most importantly, his heartfelt desire to work magic for his clients has earned him the shining reviews that mean the most to him — those of venues, vendors and his customers. He approaches each wedding and party with passion, a sense of humor and the patience of a diplomat — traits he cultivates in his entire team. For Alex, there is nothing better than the handshakes and hugs of grateful clients who regard him with true affection at the end of the event.


tiffanyTiffany Midori Perales

Senior Event Producer

 

 

Tiffany is our queen of organization. Event binder always at hand, she’s ready to take on anything. She came to Quintana Events in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from The University of California, Berkeley, and five years of event industry experience.

Tiffany has planned weddings that range from private elopements to a multi-day, 500-person, multicultural celebration and everything in between. She has also skillfully handled non-profit fundraisers, marketing events, large technology conferences and smaller social gatherings. Tiffany approaches each event with a genuine passion for creating breathtaking moments — just one of the many reasons brides and parents love her. Gracefully poised under pressure, she truly enjoys building strong relationships with our clients and vendors.

When she isn’t reviewing Quintana timelines, Tiffany can be found at the dog park with her miniature pincher, Konalei, spending time with family, and living the aloha life through her love for Tahitian dancing and hula.

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Senior Event Producer

 

 

Stylist supreme, Briene Cole is always ahead of the next trend. Originally from Pennsylvania, she earned a double major in business and global management from the University of Pittsburgh, with minors in economics and Spanish. Looking for new adventure, she settled in California and joined the Quintana team in 2011.

A wedding and event-marketing maven, she has worked in the industry since 2005. Her passion for event production and stylized photo shoots means she won’t settle for status quo when it comes to weddings, galas and fundraisers. Her goal is to make the experience memorable for all — hosts and guests — so, by the end of the event, they don’t want to say goodbye.

Clients love Briene’s friendly demeanor, adaptability and kindness, as do her co-workers, whom she considers her true friends. When she’s not transforming clients’ dreams into reality, she enjoys exploring California, hosting dinner parties for family and friends, drinking coffee and reading.


lacey-rulliLacey Rulli

Event Producer

 

 

From pretend dinner parties at the age of five … to organizing high school events … to working as a wedding coordinator, Lacey Rulli’s passion for event planning has always been a part of her life.

Lacey obtained her bachelor’s degree in hospitality with an emphasis in event management from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Quintana Events in 2015, she worked as a catering manager in the Tri-Valley area. Her degree, coupled with her knowledge from a decade of experience in the hospitality field, makes Lacey an unstoppable force in the industry. By always staying one step ahead, she makes event planning seem effortless. Lacey is ready to hear your ideas and help you expand on them, turning your dream event into reality.

When she’s not attending events and conferences to keep an eye on the trends, Lacey enjoys the beautiful outdoors in her free time. She loves to be in the water or as close to it as possible. From Lake Tahoe to Monterey, she can typically be found lounging on the beach or cruising in a boat.

Maddie Holtze

Event Producer

 

 

Maddie Holtze has a vibrant energy clients and coworkers are drawn to.  This go-getter earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature at Colorado State in Ft. Collins. She then began in the world of Food and Beverage, tending bar and working in restaurants and a local brewery.

Maddie is known for her street smarts … street FAIR smarts, that is. During her time with a local production  company, she managed large events from annual fairs to jazz, art and wine festivals. We are thrilled to bring her fresh outlook, creativity and great ideas to Quintana Events.

A California girl from Novato, Maddie now resides in Petaluma. She loves trying out new restaurants, snowboarding in Tahoe and hiking adventures with Paddington, her American Eskimo dog.

 


heatherHeather Gillis

Event Producer

 

 

Since joining in 2014, Heather’s gifts of organization, concept design and contagious enthusiasm have earned her  an ever-increasing role in planning and coordinating numerous Quintana Events weddings. Having studied Communication and Media Studies at Sonoma State University, she provides a fresh and unique perspective and combines it with her wealth of experience to coordinate unforgettable events.

Heather is passionate, skillful, and has a unique eye for design. She will not only work with you on the logistical planning side of your event, but will also help you find the perfect style you have always dreamed of for your wedding. Heather’s natural ability to design and execute makes her the perfect person to help ensure that your table linens and throw pillows compliment your lounge area and centerpieces perfectly.

When Heather is not busy planning weddings, she enjoys discovering the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants and binge watching Greys Anatomy on Netflix.

Thank you so much for all that you and your crew at Quintana Events did to make our daughter’s wedding celebration such a spectacular event! Flow of the events of the wedding day was perfectly choreographed, yet felt natural. The vineyard dinner setting was beautiful during dinner but, after dark, it was like out of a movie!”

— Ceal Andersen – Mother of the Bride

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