OUR TEAM

At Boutique Event Planning our team of experienced professionals rely on a consultative approach to turn your dreams into an unforgettable experience. Using our strengths in event management, design, and styling, our team takes your vision and turns it into a well executed and custom event. 

WE BELIEVE THE PLANNING PROCESS SHOULD BE FUN!  

 

 
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Melissa Rizk

I am the Founder and Lead Planner at Boutique Event Planning! I started my career in the hospitality industry and then ventured into a corporate event management position. It was an amazing experience and made the love I had for planning events even stronger. My ultimate goal is to get to know you and tailor a beautiful event to your unique personality, and for us to have fun while doing it! 

As for myself, I am married to my best friend, partner, motivator and forever Laker-game-date. We have been blessed with three amazing, rambunctious boys!  In my spare time you can catch me sipping a refreshing cocktail by the pool, ordering shoes online and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip! 

 

 
 
 

Melissa Gibney

Hello, I am Melissa, and I am a mom, a wife, and a woman who thoroughly enjoys planning a great event!  

At the center of my passion is the influence and inspiration of my amazing family. I often draw on the unwavering support from my husband—my friend, sounding board, and occasional employee—to help bring visions to life. Having a young daughter at home helps keep me young at heart! From playing dress up to planning a Star Wars themed birthday party, my daughter is always there to keep me on my toes and make life entertaining. I truly cherish the opportunity to raise a strong young woman, and teach her the value of hard work.  I approach every event as if it were for my own family and I spare no effort!

My goal is to bring your event to life! Making sure every moment of your celebration is perfect, is my passion. I always say, “we create, you celebrate!” Let me show you how amazing your event can really be.

 

 

 
 
 

Alijah gunsaulus

I grew up as an athlete and after 12 years of competitive volleyball and a degree in Communications ( Emphasis: Public Relations and Advertising) I found it time to pursue a new passion. It has been a year since I had the amazing opportunity to join Melissa Rizk's team at Boutique Event Planning as an intern. I shortly became her assistant and worked by her side through every event learning the skills and techniques necessary for this business. I quickly fell in love with event planning and found something I am truly passionate about. Through trust, reliability and attentiveness I enjoy being able to develop relationships with clients.

Let me help you create, style and plan your vision. Whether it is a small event or large gala, designing or planning, I cannot wait to be a part of your special day. Let's celebrate together!