Serene Events and Design

Service levels: Full-service planning

Team size: 1 – 4

About Serene Events and Design

Serene Events and Design

Owner & Lead Planner

Based in San Diego, Serene Events and Design is a full-service, boutique wedding planning company led by Korina. Korina and her team are passionate planners and strive for perfection with a keen eye for style and quality. With a specialization in full-service wedding planning and design, every wedding is meticulously crafted and tailored to the couple's individual style and preference, including personalized wedding management and impeccable implementation. The team's exceptional work has been featured in SMP, Magnolia Rouge, Ruffled, Southern California Bride and The White Wren.

Not only does Korina have a passion for planning and designing weddings, but she has a passion for love. Love is the most precious gift we have and to witness it daily is a blessing. Korian and the team respects you and your vision and will do everything in their power to make it happen while creating a comfortable and fun environment. They have close relationships with local vendors and venues and share the knowledge in order for you to have the best team.

In three words: Calm, Creative, Organized

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Services by planning level

Service included in starting price
Service available for an extra cost
Full-service planningPartial planningDay-of coordination / wedding managementEvent design

The Partial Planning Package includes complete wedding design and regular meetings to keep you on track with the planning process. This package includes the same things as the full planning package but the big difference is that you are in contact with your vendor team throughout the planning process.

Our Wedding Management Package offers 2 meetings (1 at the venue for a final venue walkthrough and the second in person or on the phone to review the final details). We are in communication with your venue and vendors regarding timeline and layout. We collect COI's if needed and will be the main point of contact for all final details.

Planning begins12 Months out3 Months out
Event Styling & Design
Vendor Management
Contract Review
Rentals & Linens
Invites & Stationery
Transportation Coordination
Final Venue Walkthrough
Timeline Creation & Management
Onsite Event Management
Budget Planning
Venue Recommendations
Vendor Selection
RSVP Tracking
Wedding Website
Venue Visits
Wedding Favors & Accessories
Accommodation Coordination



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  • Serene Events and Design is here for YOU

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    Kimberly ViloriaDec 8, 2023

    My biggest regret is I wish I selected Korina's Planning and Design package! For your sanity, planning a whole wedding is stressful on your own and you will need some help. I selected her Wedding Management package at the time and turn of the events, I found out I was having a bundle of joy on the way and was too exhausted to plan with only two months away from the wedding date. Not sure how I did it at all, but Korina helped me get through it and she is always so professional. I don't know how in the world I would have done it without her! Korina and her team, Giselle and Ashley, goes above and beyond for you. Yes you! During the pre-wedding months, she will communicate with all your vendors for you and create a wedding timeline so everyone knows what time, when, and where to meet. This will save you so much time and my advice is not to do this on your own. You will have so many other things to worry about. The day of your wedding, they will help setup your table design working alongside your florist and venue staff. It was perfection. They pay attention to detail and knew exactly what I wanted. My wedding was perfect all because of them. The only thing you have to worry about is getting ready and taking your gorgeous photos. At the end of the night, they will also pack everything for you and drop it off your hotel room so all you have to do is just head to your wedding after party. Quality of service is amazing and worth every penny. Korina is so kind, sweet, and personable too. All of my vendors loved working with her as did I. My wedding went smoothly because of her and I was able to enjoy celebrating my wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Korina, Giselle, and Ashley.

  • Best planner !

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    Laurissa R.Nov 22, 2023

    My husband and I were working with another planner prior to Korina , however we met through the referral of my photographer and it was the best decision for our wedding . From the initial phone conversation I knew I wanted to work with her because she was excited to make our vision her vision. Korina is based in the San Diego area but that did not stop her commitment to traveling to Hollywood for our wedding. She was contracted as a “day of coordinator”, but in all honesty her commitment and professionalism far exceeded one day. She was responsive to texts, phone calls, in person walks throughs, and dress rehearsals. We were truly grateful to provide all the details and have her tie it together with a bow. Truly, I couldn’t imagine our wedding day without her and her staff by our side. Thank you again Korina, I now have the wedding blues and miss planning everyday with you !


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    Marie R.Sep 4, 2023

    If you are looking for an amazing wedding planning team - YOU FOUND THEM. Korina and her team were easily the BEST choice we made when it came to our wedding choices. They went above and beyond for us in every single way!! My husband, Kap and I got engaged 5/5/21 in San Diego where we recently settled down. The first and hardest decision to start wedding planning, was finding the right team. We searched through at least 20 different wedding planning teams. We got referred to Korina and the moment we met - we clicked. She just got our vision and was so invested in us as a couple. We got married on 5/5/23 so, we worked together very closely for two years!! We decided to go with the full planning package. And it was worth every penny. When Kap and I talk about our wedding, we say Korina was the best we spent. She spent a ton of time with over over a few years and kept us on track in our planning process. Korina and her team are extremely detail oriented and layed out the planning process in an easy manner. She used a software to keep us organized and it broke down each step into a task. This was HUGE because my husband and I had crazy work hours during our planning process. So we could log in anytime to see based on how far out we were, what needed to be accomplished. We chose Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla for our venue. It was beautiful but, you have to bring in all your own vendors which felt a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Korina and her team have a great reputation so, she had an amazing list of vendors she introduced us too. So, we had a handful recommended to us so, we could easily choose which one fit our budget and our vision. She also helped us prioritize where we wanted our money to go based on what we cared about most - like photography and rental design. One of the hardest things to find in a wedding planning team, is the ‘human aspect’ — this means someone who genuinely cares about you as a couple and to help you create the wedding of your dreams. During our planning process, I lost my dad. She sent some flowers and gave me some space when I needed it the most. (Literally crying thinking about how nice this was). She was so kind. Having a wedding can sometimes mean a lot of people in your life have a lot of opinions. Kap and I wanted to have a lot of non traditional things about our wedding. We made the wedding about us and our love versus focusing on the traditional things you are ‘suppose’ to have. She made this so easy and simple and supported us in every way. She helped plan our timeline down to the MINUTE! This made it easy for us to enjoy every minute and eachother throughout the day! Last but definitely not least, Korina has an EYE for design. Outside of our love being front and center, I had a specific vision I saw for Kap and I. Korina helped us negotiate with vendors, stay within our budget, and push back on our venue to use the second floor for cocktail hour. It was hard with the timing and rentals but she MADE IT HAPPEN!!!!! Korina is the definition of a sweet and hardworking entrepreneur. The day of our wedding she was calm cool and collected. She directed her team with poise and elegance. It was amazing to see her in her element. She has a tough job but by looking at her — you would never know how much she does behind the scenes. We would HIGHLY recommend using Serene Events and Design to anyone in the SoCal area. It will easily be the best decision in your wedding planning process!!!!!

  • Perfect wedding thanks to Korina!

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    TiffanyAug 17, 2023

    Korina went above and beyond for our wedding. I’m very indecisive, and Korina was VERY patient with us during the planning process. She offered helpful suggestions and ideas, but was also open and prioritized the bride and groom’s wants first. Communication was always prompt. Preparing for the wedding felt like brainstorming with a friend as opposed to how intimidating planning a large event can be. During the wedding, Korina was calm and collected, which helped with our own wedding jitters. Even when we thought her duties were over, a decor item was left behind at the venue and Korina made sure it got back to us, even if it meant a drive since we aren’t local to San Diego. Our wedding was a blast and wouldn’t have been possible without Korina and her team! Thank you!