Who are we?
AFA Event Planning is a family-owned wedding and event management company based in Orlando, Florida. With over five years of experience and over 100 events under our belt, we’ll work hard to bring your vision to life. Need help with the creative side? We can offer innovative and stylish ideas to design your one-of-a-kind event.
Whether you need full-service event planning to guide you through every step of the process, or just day-of coordination services to organize vendors and take care of the details, we will tailor our services to meet your needs. Our team is passionate about executing perfect events, each and every time.
While attending the University of Florida, Hannah realized her passion for event planning by organizing a number of charity events. Throughout her career, she has managed catering for extravagant celebrity parties at a chic Los Angeles restaurant; directed the grand opening of Rocks, a premier ultra lounge at The Peabody Orlando, a AAA four-diamond hotel; and planned social and corporate events for up to 2000 guests at the same property. Since co-founding AFA Event Planning with her sister, they have produced a number of successful fundraising events, including ones that benefit Give Kids the World, New Hope for Kids, Legal Aid of the OCBA and MDA.
Jesse Friend has nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, promoting and producing events large and small. She has organized numerous successful charity events, VIP parties and corporate meetings for her clients, and built trusted relationships with vendors in the hotel, travel and event-planning industries. She is happy to assist with all aspects of planning, including: site selection, air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, audio/visual needs, menu planning, marketing, public relations, charitable endeavors, wedding planning and coordinating. Her experience and relationships enable her to provide endless services to her clients ensuring a flawless and successful event.