Culture, Inspiration

10 Event Planners to Follow on Instagram

When it comes to crafting the perfect event, it’s all about the execution. Even the most creative and unexpected event ideas are nothing without their ringmaster — the event planner. For endless inspiration and guidance from pros who know best, we turn to the Instagram accounts of our favorite event planners and designers.



They may be based in LA, but the Bash Please team travels all over the world creating incredible events. A recent nuptial in Tulum, featured on, included a pre-wedding fiesta with mariachis and dinner inside of a traditional Mexican palapa.




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The team at Tinsel & Twine knows how to combine experience and design, making them a go-to for some our favorite brands. They’ve created brand experiences for Maybelline, Lesportsac, Samsung, Swarovski and many more.




A scroll through Fiona Leahy’s Instagram feed reveals boldly patterned table settings, decadent florals, and creative ideas for personalized event decor – like these bespoke hand fans which stood in for air conditioning at a recent Positano wedding.




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Perhaps best known for their work with the Obama administration (past events have included White House state dinners and last year’s White House holiday decorations), Rafanelli events has been behind some of the most brilliant events in NY, Boston, Palm Beach, and beyond.




Van Wyck & Van Wyck is a family-owned business that has been in the field of creating stunning events for over 15 years. They work on weddings as well as non-profit events, corporate/brand experiences, and private events.




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Having been named top a top event planner by Martha Stewart, Vogue, Brides, Goop, Harper’s Bazaar + SF Magazine, it’s safe to say your event would be in good hands with Alison Events at the wheel. Their home base is in San Francisco, but they’ve traveled as far as Scotland, Italy, and France for their clients.




The team at Fête, founded by Jung Lee almost 15 years ago, has a knack for turning vast spaces into the most romantic, breathtaking events. From the Museum of Natural History to the New York Public Library, they’ve used their magic to transform some of New York’s most iconic venues into intimate candlelit settings for events of all kinds.





The Firefly Events team specializes in full-service planning, with offices on the West Coast, East Coast, and the Rocky Mountains. Follow their feed for images of whimsical events and travels around the world.




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Shelter Co reimagines the traditional wedding tent. Their events are known to bring guests to one of a kind locations, whether it’s a corporate event, wedding, or music festival. They also offer tents, furniture, and accessories to rent.





Shannon Leahy is a San Francisco based event planning & design studio. Her style gives an elegant update to traditional wedding elements – like these custom engraved wooden cheese spreaders in place of traditional escort cards.