About

A Warm Welcome

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:

  • 2019 Couples’ Choice Award® Winner by WeddingWire
  • 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

2019 Couples’ Choice Award® Winner
by WeddingWire

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

Our Staff

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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.


Tiffany Midori Perales

Tiffany 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.


Heather Gillis

Heather Gillis

Lead 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 graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies, she provides a wealth of knowledge & insight. Combining her unique eye for design with her experience in venue and catering management, Heather coordinates unforgettable events.

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 ideal person to help ensure that your table linens and throw pillows compliment your lounge area and centerpieces perfectly. She loves watching her client’s reactions when they see their ceremony/reception setup for the first time.

When Heather is not busy planning weddings, she enjoys discovering new restaurants and spending time with her boyfriend in their Downtown Petaluma apartment.


Stephanie Babcock

Event Producer

A maesto when it comes to logistics, Stephanie began working with Quintana events in 2018. A 2012 graduate of Arizona State University, she holds a degree in Tourism Development and Special Events Management.

Prior to stepping into the wedding industry, she worked in the Athletic Events industry helping to produce some of the largest triathlons in the world, managed registration and production for corporate events, and worked with mobile catering to produce large food trucks events. Her wedding experience includes working as a private estate venue manager in Sonoma and Napa Valley and has freelanced with other area wedding planners.

As an event producer with Quintana, Stephanie loves the overall creation of turning a blank canvas into a beautiful event space. Her calm energy comes from being prepared with well-thought-out contingency plans and focusing on solutions. She’s especially adept at vendor relationships and making sure the clients’ ideas really shine through. Well traveled, Stephanie was born in Arizona but has lived in Pennsylvania and Las Vegas before settling in the San Francisco Bay area in 2015. She and her husband recently had their first child. They enjoy all things outdoors including hiking, camping, the beach and exploring craft breweries.


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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