“People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelou

Lia Adams Events (LAE) is a wedding and special event planning company based in Santa Cruz, CA and I’m Lia! Lia Adams Events is my baby, my passion, and the culmination of my extensive hands-on experience in weddings and event planning.

I am a Santa Cruz native with 25 years in hospitality, and over a decade being fully immersed in wedding and special event planning here in the greater Monterey Bay Area. At LAE, we work with clients to crystalize their unique visions into the event they have always dreamed of. From there, my team and I work to bring that dream to life through our amazing location possibilities, vendor options, coordination associates, and hospitality teams. Whether a luxury venue, private estate, or off-the-beaten-path gem, there are many exceptional options available for your ceremony, reception, or any other events leading up to the big day.

With my background in luxury wedding planning, personal cheffing, and catering management, my network of vendors is extensive and dependable, offering a wide selection of terrific food and beverage options. Whatever you chose, we work directly with vendors and staff to ensure you and your guests experience excellent service, and a spectacular event. It is our job to keep the flow relaxed and seamless, so you and your guests can just enjoy each magical moment as it unfolds.

She kept me calm and brought our ideas to life!

“Lia thought of every detail as our big day approached and kept me calm. We had to postpone our wedding twice and she helped us every step of the way. I really appreciated her checkin calls to make sure I was staying on task. She even made sure we had pet sitting lined up for our babies! Lia is friendly, truly cared about making your day everything you’ve dreamed of and supports you during the process. I didn’t worry about a single thing on our wedding day knowing Lia was in charge. I highly recommend hiring Lia to help with your wedding. She was a blessing!