We are a women-owned and women-run bespoke event planning company based in NYC, DC and CT. We are excited to create a planning package that fits your needs or simply provide you with the tools to plan your next event and bring your vision to life.
Why Pollyanna Events? A “pollyanna” is a person with an astounding sense of optimism who strives to see all things in a positive light. The Pollyanna team was curated based on that sense of optimism — our team members approach every project from the point of view that it will be our most successful to date!
Founder, Owner, Executive Planner
Sarah is a creative entrepreneur, driven feminist and travel lover who lives in NYC with her husband and two small yorkie-mixes. She has coordinated events all over the US, from weddings of all shapes and sizes, to private dinner and corporate events, to tailored networking events for creatives. She loves getting to know her clients personally and incorporating their unique style and inspiration into their weddings and events and seeing everything come to life.
Assistant Planner, Floral designer, Social Media Coordinator
Serena is a California Native who has bounced back and fourth between the East and West coast growing up. Her background includes Event Planning, Interior Design, Styling, and floral design. With a love for travel, Serena often finds herself taking spontaneous road trips with her loving boyfriend and sweet Jack-Russel, Bear. Her favorite thing about planning events is seeing a clients ideas come to fruition. She finds immense satisfaction in helping people make their dreams a reality. Her latest obsessions are macrame, and dIY lighting.
Alyssa is a native of South Carolina that has fallen in love with the Washington, D.C. area. She completed her master’s degree in non-profit management from Clemson University, and has worked with several non-profit and charitable organizations planning and fundraising for large and small-scale events. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and traveling to new places. Outlets for her creativity include perfecting new make-up techniques and planting pint-sized succulent gardens. Alyssa loves the excitement that surrounds the day of the wedding and enjoys seeing the love between the happy couple.
Associate Planner + Calligrapher
Kristina is a Connecticut transplant who was born and raised in Maryland. She originally started in the wedding industry doing photography, her passion, but has since become infatuated with planning the overall celebration! Kristina’s event planning experience ranges from managing logistics for larger wedding celebrations, planning smaller events like dinners, to focusing on the details of local beer festivals. When she’s not working, you can find her discovering new restaurants and beers, doing calligraphy, or hanging out with her labrador, Oskar!
Assistant Planner + Calligrapher
Sam is a native New Yorker, who has a passion for traveling, who has spent time living in South Africa and has recently landed in DC, and loves it! Sam, has coordinated events of all sizes, from birthday parties to weddings and even fundraising galas of 500 guests! She has spent the majority of her professional career working in higher education, however, she loves when she can fuel her creative side with a fun DIY project! When she isn’t planning, doing calligrapher or crafting, you can find her perusing through bookstores and finding the best local cafes.
Associate Planner + Hair stylist
Karolina moved to New York from Poland after spending some time traveling and exploring what she wanted to do in life. Passion took over and she became an event planner! It’s been something she’s always felt good at, whether it’s a big film festival, an art gallery opening, or a more intimate event like a wedding! She puts her heart and soul in every event she coordinates. She even does hair on the side! When she’s not working she loves practicing yoga, cooking and eating.
Danielle is a Baltimore native that splits time between Charm City and the Washington, D.C. area. She founded DB Consulting Firm, LLC, a full-service sports philanthropy consulting firm that focuses on educating and assisting professional athletes with their philanthropic game plan. She’s coordinated international mission trips, charity fundraisers and galas, conferences, football camps, nightlife parties, dinners and much more. In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, reading a good book, and spending time with friends and family.