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Personalized service to ensure success

Anna Lucia Events is a boutique wedding and event planning and event design firm for clients who expect the absolute best in service and detail. Based in Tampa and Naples, Florida, we work with clients throughout the United States and Internationally.

At Anna Lucia Events, wedding and event planning and design is our passion. Through our innovative design and flawless presentation, we incorporate a distinctive look and feel into every event. From the planning stages to the execution, no matter what your planning or design needs, Anna Lucia Events will provide you with personalized service to ensure success.

We approach each wedding and event with a fresh perspective – Our reputation depends on creating specialized, memorable events that reflect your taste and sensibility. We promise that all our clients will achieve their goals by guaranteeing the utmost attention to detail and the highest level of dedication and never repeated a design twice. There is no set formula as we customize each event specifically to our clients needs.

Consistent success, a high-regard to detail and professionalism makes Anna Lucia Events the premier wedding and event planning and design company. We look forward to working with you to ensure your event is worry-free, from start to finish.

Our Process

Collaborate

Our approach to the event planning and design process is one of detailed collaboration with our clients. We work one-on-one with you to ensure that your event vision is brought to its fullest potential through a customized planning and design process built just for you.

Design

We not only manage and coordinate every detail of your event, but we create a one-of-a-kind design specific to your style aesthetic to truly reflect who you are as either a bride and groom or a corporate client. From custom color palettes to detailed CAD designed floor plans, no detail is ever overlooked.

Execute

We work with a very small, hand-selected group of vendors to ensure we execute your event flawlessly. No detail is too small, no question is too unimportant and no idea is too out of reality. We strive to ensure that you can truly be a guest at your own event and make that experience one that will be unforgettable!

Services We Provide

Your wedding day should be exactly what you always dreamt it would be which is why Anna Lucia Events is dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true. We believe that being chosen to plan a couple’s wedding is a tremendous honor and we take great pride and satisfaction in creating your perfect day.

Our Full Planning and Design services are not offered as a one-size fits all package. Instead, we carefully customize a grouping of services and experiences specifically for your wedding day needs, because we truly believe that no two weddings should ever be the same.

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ANNA LUCIA EVENTS is dedicated to commemorating life’s precious moments by creating the celebrations of your dreams. We incorporate a distinctive look and personalized charm into every party, including B’nai Mitzvahs, Birthday Celebrations, Anniversaries, Galas, and anything else you can imagine. Members of our event-planning team come from diverse backgrounds and are knowledgeable about the unique cultural components of these special occasions, ensuring a familiarity that caters to the success of your event.

Whether it’s a lavish engagement party or an extravagant holiday bash, let ANNA LUCIA EVENTS help you define a vision for your event and orchestrate the celebration of a lifetime.

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ANNA LUCIA EVENTS is committed to making your next company function a resounding success. We incorporate a distinctive look and impeccable character into every corporate event – seminars, charity fundraisers, destination meetings, grand openings, team-building exercises, and so much more. Harnessing your company vision, we will define a direction for your event and help you create professional, sophisticated affairs that enable you to accomplish your business objectives in style.

Contact us for a complete list of services which include Budget Management, Site Selection, Database Management, Meeting Program, Concept and Design, Critical Path Process Development, On-Site Event Management, Event Design, Transportation and much more.

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The Team

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Anna Lucia Richardson

Owner | Executive Planner & Designer

Anna Lucia Richardson

Owner | Executive Planner & Designer

Anna brings a ceaseless love and passion to planning and designing, for any type of event imaginable. She has more than sixteen years of experience in event planning and design and team management. Her scope of work ranges from Weddings to Corporate Events and any type of Social Event one can dream of.

Because each client is unique, she has strived to create a custom team of experienced professionals to best meet our client’s specific planning and design needs. Everyone on the ANNA LUCIA EVENTS team is dedicated to one goal — a successful event or spectacular wedding designed just for you.

In addition to being an event planner, designer and coordinator for multiple firms conducting more than $100 Million in annual sales, Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stetson University with a major in Marketing. She has learned to truly put her degree to work in a unique way and with an unending love to create a one of a kind “brand” for each of our client’s event experiences. She has found that the same way you go about “creating” a corporate or company brand is the best way to go about “creating” a customized, one-of-a-kind “brand” for each and every one of our client’s events, but on a much more personal and emotional level.

Anna and her team have been named as one of the Top Wedding Planners by Martha Stewart Weddings and listed as one of Brides Best Planners, in the United States.

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Jessica Seeley

Event Associate

Jessica Seeley

Event Associate

Jessica joined the ANNA LUCIA EVENTS team in October 2018, after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Event, and Recreation Management and a minor in Mass Communication Studies.

Over the past four years she has completed multiple internships in the Event Industry. Before moving to Tampa to work for Anna Lucia Events full time, Jessica spent the summer completing her final semester of field experience hours with Easton Events in Charleston, SC.

Her love for all things design and style, attention to detail, and organizational skills make her a valuable asset to our team!

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Melanie Cabassol

Senior Event Producer

Melanie Cabassol

Senior Event Producer

Melanie joined the ANNA LUCIA EVENTS team in 2021 after working her way through the corporate world for nearly 10 years as the Director of Experiences for IMG Academy, an ENDEAVOR Company. Her adventures not only provided her an opportunity to start many foundational projects to see through the growth of student and alumni engagement but more recently focused on building out the opportunity for corporate business around the world. Whether it was curating new experiences for community engagement, managing hospitality functions for The PGA Masters Tournament, Super Bowl Events with WME|IMG, leading the WNBA 2020 Season Experience at IMG Academy, building bespoke corporate experiences was her soft spot. Melanie is no stranger to corporate hospitality, VIP management, and weddings!

Weddings have always been Melanie’s passion project. She worked alongside a local wedding firm in Sarasota, Florida since 2013 assisting as a lead coordinator, personally executing over 20 weddings annually! Timelines and client management is where she finds herself most at home when it comes to wedding planning.

Needless to say, Melanie was excited to jump on board with the ALE team to help marry the two worlds together. No pun intended! As an alumni of Florida State University, she received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Family and Child Sciences and Psychology with her Masters in Sport Management, holding a certificate in Event Planning. As a natural adrenaline junky she wrapped up her life as a Student-Athlete to start a career as a professional acrobat post college. She believes there’s always a silver lining to everything… It was all thanks to a career ending injury that led her to the crazy world of events and she’s never looked back!

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Lynn Miller

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Lynn Miller

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Lynn joined ANNA LUCIA EVENTS in July 2021 as Anna’s Executive Assistant and Office Manager. A native of Tampa, Lynn recently moved back to Tampa after living in NYC for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience in the art and design worlds.

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Suzanne Luckman

Senior Event Producer

Suzanne Luckman

Senior Event Producer

Suzanne is passionate about helping people. She is a connector who loves to bring people together. That’s why event planning is right up her alley. She has an extensive background in the catering industry, working in such a high-stress environment helped her master the skills of multitasking, time management, and efficiency of customer service as a top priority. When Suzanne is not planning, visualizing, creating or dreaming up events, she is spending any free time she does have with the love of her life and their rescue pup Ace. A few of her favorite things are sloths, cotton candy, and the Michigan State Spartans!

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