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Tealight Events is a boutique event and wedding planning and design company located in Los Angeles serving all Southern California and destinations around the world. 


"Working with Carina was such a dream. She was incredibly calm, organized, and had the most incredible ideas that always perfectly fit with what we imagined our wedding to be. It seemed effortless for her and she never gave the impression that she was overwhelmed. We feel so lucky to have had her on our team and truly look forward to working with her in the future. " -Kate and Jamie Bell

"I would recommend Carina McLaughlin and Tealight Events to anyone without hesitation. Working with Carina and Tealight was easy and enjoyable from start to finish. Fantastic industry relationships and recommendations, impressive responsiveness, calm and friendly at all times--wonderful to work with at every stage of planning. Our wedding had quite a few moving parts (including guest shuttles and setting up a kitchen on-site), and Carina/Tealight made it all fun and a total success! On top of all of that, the pricing options for Tealight's services are a great value (especially in Los Angeles)." - Molly and Ian Lesyk

"Carina was so amazing and I couldn't thank her enough. We were very last minute and didn't decide to hire a wedding planner until 6 months before our wedding date in summer 2016. We wanted to do the venue scout on our own, before we realized that no progress has been made after 2 months of search. We booked her for the full service from finding the right venue, selecting vendors, negotiating pricing, decorating, to coordinating the event. Within 1 month, we successfully secured the venue of our dream, the Humming Bird Nest Ranch. It was far from what we had expected and surely exceeded our expectation. She is experienced and has a lot of connections with vendors in the wedding industry which gave us the options to pick and choose the one we like at the right pricing. One of the most important aspect of planning your wedding is to stay within your budget and be mindful with all the expenses. Carina helped us to keep track of the $ amount at every step. She was also very flexible and accommodating when it came to setting out the time to visit the venues and vendors with us, even on the weekend. My fiancee then and I both own our businesses which take up the majority of our time; having a wedding planner definitely guided us through the planning process and helped us to make the right decisions. I always came to Carina for help at the last minute and it was never too much to ask. We didn't plan to have a videographer and 4 weeks before the wedding I decided that I wanted to have one ( I know...) And of course I had a budget and a very specific idea of the videographer's style. She came back to me with a few options which I ended up saying no to. She didn't give up searching for the right one and 2 weeks before the wedding, she found me a videographer who met my budget, my style, and also was available for my wedding date. I couldn't be happier. If I had to do my wedding all over again I would definitely hire Carina as my planner!" -Chau and Will Jessup

"We hired Carina as a month-of wedding coordinator for our October wedding. From the first conversation we had on the phone, I knew I was in great hands. She was kind, patient, and professional. She made everything easy for me: provided me with checklists, set up Google Docs so we could keep track of all of the vendor information, set up our meetings well in advance (and came to me!), and ran a wonderful wedding. My whole family was impressed by her pragmatic style and approach, and I received many compliments from the wedding party on her professionalism. I can't recommend her highly enough!" - Britni Belcher

"My daughter was getting married in LA and I live 2000 miles away! Thanks to Carina, the wedding reception was beautiful and went without a hitch! The wedding was held at a private venue so we needed to arrange for a caterer, bartender, bring in tables and chairs, arrange transportation for our guests, etc. Carina found all the vendors and helped us make the right choices. She even provided lovely floral arrangements when we couldn’t seem to find a florist who understood what we wanted. Carina is pleasant and easy to work with. In short, we couldn’t have done it without her." - Marzy Bauer