Stellar Event Management
About Us

Life is a series of stories. Some make us laugh. Some give us pause. And others―the truly special ones―deserve to be celebrated. At Stellar Event Management, we live for those milestone moments. Whatever your story may be―a wedding, an anniversary, a corporate affair, or even a shoot that needs styling―our goal is always the same: to seamlessly execute (and beautifully style) a fabulous soirée.

We work one-on-one with you to craft an event that is personal, thoughtful and completely cohesive. Whether you are looking for full-service planning and design or someone to simply coordinate your day-of details, our packages cover every detail. Please contact us directly to discuss your vision and we will work with you to create a custom planning proposal.

Kristin Sanchez - Owner Stellar Event Management

Kristin Sanchez

Owner & Principal Designer/Planner

A born planner with an eye for innovative design, Kristin is the driving visionary force behind Stellar Event Management. Before founding Stellar, Kristin’s impeccable eye for the all-things aesthetic was sharpened by her years managing venues, an off-premise catering company, a full-service event production company and a floral studio. She brings professional design experience and over two decade’s worth of experience in planning, consulting and coordinating events to every event she plans.

Kristin’s natural attention to detail and thorough understanding of each couple’s distinct style makes her an unparalleled guiding force in the planning process. Kristin takes time getting to know each bride and groom, and – from invitation sourcing to linen sampling to cocktail crafting – weaves their vision cohesively and flawlessly throughout their event. One of her favorite parts of working with couples is forming lifelong friendships –  while her relationship with each couple usually starts with wedding planning, it often continues on to see her planning other milestone-events in their lives (think: baby showers, birthdays, anniversary parties).

When Kristin isn’t busy bringing her clients’ visions to life, you can find her spending time with her daughter and dogs – usually in the form of a spontaneous day-trip or an outing to a new restaurant in town.

FUN FACTS

  • Lover of lists – I often have more than one going at a time
  • Guilty pleasure: sugar cookies with royal icing
  • Hopeless romantic: I believe in love at first sight. I will cry when I send you down the aisle. I can’t help it.
Hannah Grivna

Hannah Grivna

Event Consultant

Hannah is a born and bred native Arizonan. Hannah loves celebrating special moments and milestones and is thrilled to be working in a field she loves! She is truly passionate about event planning and organizing and is uber detail oriented. Hannah is a graduate of Arizona State University and has spent the past five years designing and planning high-level corporate events, concerts, and weddings. Her brilliant smile and attention to detail will leave you smiling!

When she isn’t planning events, Hannah clears her head by running and doting on her puppy Gracie.

FUN FACTS

  • There is a 98.5% chance she will greet your dog before you.
  • Self-proclaimed Google Master (something Kristin can attest to).
  • Not travel-friendly – she has ZERO desire to travel the world.
Victoria Sanchez

Victoria Sanchez

Event Consultant

Victoria’s love of events is in her genes, as her mother is an event planner. Victoria spent her childhood in the field throwing linens, folding napkins and setting silverware to make the perfect dinner setting. Victoria’s passion is managing our Day of Coordination team as she loves to pull every element together to produce a dreamy result. She has tremendous stamina and creativity and works tirelessly to perfect every bit of detail to make her clients’ dreams come true.

FUN FACTS

  • Postmates is her best friend. She can’t cook – not even boxed macaroni and cheese.
  • She is fearless – except for bugs, and she will run the opposite direction if she sees one.
  • She has a 7” long scar on the back of her neck which is her icebreaker at cocktail parties.
McKenna Shano

McKenna Shano

Intern

McKenna, or Kenna as we know her, discovered her passion for events at a young age helping her family design the most amazing birthday parties for her siblings (don’t worry – she was on the receiving end as well!).  Currently enrolled at ASU, Kenna is majoring in Family and Human Development with a minor in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, and Special Events Management. Kenna is a member of Alpha Phi who loves shopping and spending time with friends and family.

FUN FACTS

  • She is a shopaholic.
  • She is left handed.
  • She still orders off the kid’s menu in restaurants (that explains her tiny waistline!!)