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ABOUT US Who Is Special Event Genie?

“Mighty team. Big moments. A lifetime of memories.”

Special Event Genie was founded by Ricki Lewis in Los Angeles, California. An expert in perfecting the details and creating the extraordinary, Ricki is well versed in planning weddings and events for our diverse community.  With over 20 years experience in Wedding and Event Planning, “passionate” is a great word to describe her.  Ricki is passionate about helping people enjoy and celebrate their lives in every way possible.  And, no matter if the event is local or “destination,” she’s got it covered!  Ricki brings a myriad of experience to the table including training from the prestigious “Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants,” graphic and fashion design, top-notch organizational planning skills, extensive world traveling AND development of the one-of-a-kind Planning Genie® App – available only for Special Event Genie clients.

Our clients are intensely busy professionals who depend on us to make their planning process stress-free and to discover what will make their day uniquely special. Ricki is highly creative in her planning and on-the-spot problem solving… and brings all these skills together to create a unique, wonderful event just for you, your family and friends.

``Your Wish Is Our Command!``


Ricki took personal responsibility for our 50th anniversary celebration just two weeks before the event: she worked effectively with everyone we’d already arranged to support the event and brought her own teams in to fill in the gaps. Ricki is warm, professional and incredibly responsive. We had a great event and Ricki was a key reason everyone who attended had a great time.

Norman Kulla (5-Stars on Yelp!)


Chanit Trabulsi, Associate Partner

Chanit has been an integral partner with the Special Event Genie team for over three years.  She has the unique ability to get the job done right the first time and is very detail oriented anticipating your needs.  So often our clients comment on how calm she makes them feel on their wedding day. Chanit is most knowledgeable about wedding etiquette, traditions and social media and speaks fluent Hebrew and French.

Gabby Hernandez, Associate

Gabby is the Special Event Genie “Welcome Ambassador”.  She understands how important it is to have our clients and their guests feel welcome and protected.  Gabby has a keen eye and a creative flair for décor and has assisted with musical choices and specialty desserts as well. She’s been on the team for four years and speaks fluent Spanish.

Robin Romero,  Partner

Robin is an experienced wedding planner and coordinator with many years’ experience in the industry. She’s been on the Special Event Genie team for eight years, exceling at diplomacy with all matters concerning etiquette and diversity. Robin is very dedicated to your happiness and always a team player.

Chelsea Lalgie, Wedding Specialist

Chelsie is the newest member of our staff. She has experience with public relations and coordinating weddings as well as planning large events. She has a keen understanding of food and beverage catering both in the preparation and presentation. She is exceptional at meet and greet and has demonstrated her warm welcome to the guests on more than one occasion. She understands the flow of weddings and adhering to a tight timeline. She has also assisted with many couples from our diverse community.



Special Event Genie creates one-of-a kind weddings inspired by your love story.

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Special Event Genie creates custom events for your important life celebrations.

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CONTACT US For Your Next Event


Don’t wait. Let Special Event Genie create the Wedding or Event of YOUR dreams.

To begin, BOOK your FREE event consultation including:

- Starting a tentative budget;

- Demonstrating how our Planning Genie® App can help you visualize your event;

- Discussing logistics such as theme, time of year, size and location of the event.



Ricki and her team are there from start to finish, quietly working in the background, taking care of all details to make your Event a success... allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself and your guests!

More About ``Why Choose Us!``

We celebrated my mother’s life on Saturday November 10 with the help of Special Event Genie. Ricki and Robin were phenomenal! We had a church service at 2:00 p.m. and a reception at the house at 5:30 p.m. Even though I have lots of experience throwing parties, doing this after my mother passed was daunting. Ricki made sure no detail was missed. She was on top of everything from the beginning. She arranged the food, the bar, the rentals, the music, the invitations, and a myriad of other details. She followed up with me daily but gently.

Cathe C. (5-Stars on Yelp!)

We were down to the wire for an event in L.A. and had several things fall through. We were very stressed and anxious and weren’t sure how we were going to make sure things went off well. I looked around and found Ricki online. She had a lot of positive reviews and was one of the most reasonably-priced event planners. She was able to take us on as clients with very short notice and helped pull off a miracle. She’s very detail-oriented, responsible, and organized. I felt like I was in good hands with her because of how competent, experienced, and on-top-of-things she was. She also had a good network of vendors who came through to help us pull off a great event. Also, loved her company’s event planning app! So helpful. It was a night to remember — in a good way! And, I’m so thankful that Ricki was available and willing to work with us on such a short-notice, higher-stress project. Thanks, Ricki!

Moving The Needle LLC (5-Stars on Yelp!)
Ricki is so nice and fun to work with. My fiancé and I are currently living in Arizona but decided to have the wedding in California. Ricki has been a blessing in helping us set everything up. Best wedding decision I’ve made yet! She truly has relieved all the stress that comes along with planning a wedding. She helps set everything up and I give her the final “OK” on all decisions. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help with our special day!
Megan L. (5-Stars on Wedding Wire & The Knot!)
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