Meet The Team


Danielle Leilani


A natural born leader full of passion and an eye for the details, Leilani Weddings founder, Danielle, uses these qualities to create the most unique + stylish wedding celebrations for her clients. With a bachelor of arts in journalism + anthropology, experience in the fashion, public relations + philanthropy worlds, Danielle is the owner + creative director of wedding planning, design + lifestyle brand Leilani Weddings, Co-Director of Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County, and founder of The Bachbox.

In just three short years, Leilani Weddings, named after her mother who passed away in 2014, has seamlessly planned, designed + executed over 200 weddings and events and has become the go-to company for “the stylish bride celebrating universal love”. The #leilanibride is down-to-earth, a big fan of the details, and are oftentimes marrying interracially, which we think is pretty. freaking. cool. Overall, our brides ALWAYS have a passion for style, are looking for a fun, stress-free and organized planning experience.


Eric Acuna


Traveling the world has showed Eric how special life is, and he often found himself drawn to the most romantic spots around the world, where people would get engaged and married. Love has always resonated with him.

With Eric’s corporate background, passion for style and fashion, and devotion to his clients, he is always ready for the tallest of orders. Eric’s favorite part about weddings is the diversity and uniqueness of each couple and of each wedding. He loves listening to his clients and designing exactly what they have always envisioned. Oftentimes, he finds himself unexpectedly exceeding even their biggest dreams.

When Eric isn’t planning a wedding or styling someone fabulous, you can find him at the beach, at fashion week in various cities, or hiking with his dogs.


Natalie Faye Fern


Natalie lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats. She considers herself nomadic by nature, having lived on 3 different continents and traveled to 30 countries in her lifetime – from exotic tropical havens like Bali, Mexico and Thailand, to cinematic Canada and New Zealand, and historic Europe, China, and Japan.Adept not only at event design – but at destination planning, she brings to the table her well-honed artistic eye, love for diversity, detail-oriented organization skills, and a lifetime of experience in realizing creative projects in far-flung places arond the globe. She prides herself on her ability to exceed expectations and be the calm in the eye of every event storm – a steady hand clients can count on for advice, positivity, and reliable execution.Natalie thrives on authenticity, and creating unique, intentional spaces within which meaningful moments may transpire. A true provider of the bespoke wedding experience,

Natalie rejects cookie cutter planning, and specializes in nontraditional weddings, destination/adventure weddings, cross-cultural weddings, and even traditional weddings that are just a little bit different. She believes that weddings should be a true reflection of each individual couple, and will design custom events from start to finish that are 100% YOU.




Taylor O. brings years of customer service, leadership and project management experience to the Leilani squad. Taylor also values education, and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, her masters from Pepperdine, and finally, her PhD from USC. A health researcher by day and a wedding planner + designer by night + weekends, she bridges her two fields through methodical, detail-oriented work and care and is also passionate about design + styling. After planning her own wedding in October 2019, Taylor realized that her creativity needed to be exercised, which is when she decided to join the Leilani team. Whether it’s designing spaces, signage, florals or even balloon installations (she’s truly a Jill of all trades!) she gets her thrills from bringing couples’ wedding aesthetic dreams to reality. When Taylor isn’t working, you can find her cooking + eating delicious food, drinking wine + redecorating her home, or snuggling with her cats while watching a film or reading a good book.


Alaina Sanchez


Alaina grew up in an Air Force Family and considers many places around the world “home”, but she currently lives in Malibu, CA.

Alaina is a former dancer trained in classical ballet, modern/lyrical and jazz, and performed in 8 different seasons of the Nutcracker as a child with the well known professional companies of Alaska Dance Theater, Nevada Ballet theater and Texas ballet theatre. This, along with the fact that she completed her rigorous psychology degree in just 3 short years makes her no stranger to hard work + discipline.

Alaina has always had a “take-charge” attitude, and coordinated several of her family’s moves across the country (8 to be exact!), and loves the wedding industry because she thrives when it comes to working with people and growing connections.

Alaina started as an LW intern – She quickly learned the ropes, and now works as not only a lead planner + designer, but Danielle’s right hand + executive assistant. When Alaina isn’t working, you can find her at the beach, traveling, working out, watching movies, and listening to music. You may also find her working on a craft project like sewing/scrapbooking and even a little hobby building.


Charlotte Woolsoncroft


Having spent every childhood summer dashing around Europe and visiting family in the South of France, Charlotte has always possessed a chic and authentic eye. As a Los Angeles native who relished countless days on fabulous film and TV sets, she developed an incredible passion and sharp interest in art direction and set design. Charlotte has spent seven years in the wedding industry, jumpstarting her profession at a 4-diamond hotel in Los Angeles. With extensive experience in customer service, Charlotte also brings a patient, warm, and generous approach to every job, making her an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only does she have a keen sense of style, but she’s exceptionally organized and loves spending quality time on her clients to ensure their event exceeds their expectations.

When she’s not coordinating the perfect wedding, Charlotte enjoys spending her time watching historical documentaries, shopping for vintage clothes, baking multi-tiered cakes, or viewing Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the thousandth time.


Crystal Stasolla


Crystal brings years of working as a casting associate, freelance graphic artist, web designer + blogger to the Leilani squad, and is truly a “Jill of all trades” when it comes to multimedia branding + design.To date, Crystal has created, designed + executed numerous websites + blogs, graphics, social media design strategies + custom logos for a wide range of clientele, including TV Shows Biggest Loser, NBC's “Making It” + Craftopia on HBOMax.As a true "people person," Crystal loves not only learning about people's back stories + cultures, but hearing about their love stories.

A hopeless romantic at heart (and a native of Italy, one of the world’s most romantic places!) She is always interested in knowing how people met, their proposal story, and how they plan on celebrating their big day amongst friends + family.When Crystal isn’t working, she loves to sing, dance, hang out with her cats (Finn + Bella) and drink wayyyy too many cappuccinos.


I had a great experience having Danielle as my full wedding planner. She was always on top of things, returned my emails right away, listened to my requests, and always checked in with me to make sure I wasn’t behind on anything. On the day of my wedding, she made sure everything went smoothly, and when there was an incident with the sparklers, she went out of her way to get glow sticks since sparklers were very hard to find in the remote area our reception was at. She saved our night! Overall, she was an excellent wedding planner!

Seijo Chow


Danielle was such a valuable asset on my wedding day! We had her for day-of coordinating. She is super organized and on top of it! She really helped out a lot during the family pictures (I have a large family who was very loud) and she was great at communicating with me. She looked out for details that I wouldn’t even have thought of. I cannot recommend her enough!

Kristen Salazar


Danielle is fantastic!! She is extremely professional yet will make you feel like you’ve been best friends your whole life. No matter how far away your wedding or event is, she will never prioritize her clients, rather she will always make you feel just as important as someone whose wedding is tomorrow morning. Nevertheless, she delivers to the maximum and does an incredible job at everything!

Darya Inocencio

Recent Weddings

Valerie + Charles

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