MEET OUR TEAM

Planning dreams, one detail at a time...

Laura Josefina Kelly

Owner and Founder

MEET LAURA:
How did Josefina Events originate?
I went to school for fashion design and spent many years working in Los Angeles as a stylist and doing set design for commercials, tv shows, and music videos. Although I loved the craft, I always loved working with people. I took some time off to travel the world volunteering internationally, spending months at a time in places such as Costa Rica, Nepal, and India.
Once I returned to the US, I was able to combine my craft with my passion to help others and worked for various nonprofits raising funds by designing and producing fundraising seminars, galas, and golf tournaments. Before long, people were asking me to help them with their weddings and other social events.

As fate would have it, Josefina Events was created and it's been a fabulous ride since!

What do you love the most about event planning?
Telling a story. I believe events are opportunities for people to showcase their personalities, especially weddings. It's so much fun to create experiences through music, food, ambiance, and decor.

What are your passions?
Travel, food, dogs, yoga, my loving family, and helping other women be successful.

Favorite Quote: It’s not happy people that are thankful; it’s thankful people that are happy.
Favorite Food: No matter how much I travel and how old I get my favorite meal has stayed the same since I was 5 years old. Give me a pepperoni thin crust pizza and a bowl of cookies & cream ice-cream and I’m in heaven.

DANA BLANCAFLOR

CO-OWNER, SAN DIEGO SPECIALIST

MEET DANA:
Hometown: San Diego – Born, raised and proud to be a San Diego lifer!
Why did you join the Josefina Events Team?I have always loved weddings and planning ALL events! After working for Laura I fell in love with her method. We believe in making memories, not just “getting through the next event.”
Favorite thing to do: Spending time with my daughter. She amazes me; the true definition of LOVE.
Favorite Quote: The best kinds of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.
One thing I can’t live without? Girl’s Night Out! I love a good cocktail with great friends and lots of laughs!