Meet the family

Established in 2013 and producing an average of 50 weddings a year, Pure Lavish Events is a full service planning company that is dedicated to making every element of your wedding as chic and unique as you. Unconditional love, joyful tears, and endless smiles, are feelings we are fortunate enough to share with our couples and we are truly blessed to do what we love each and every day. We like to think we're the ultimate backbone for our couples. Hearing a couple’s story, then working with them to create their perfect wedding day really lends itself to a friendship and ultimately a support system that is so cherished! Our couple’s mean the world to us and we are truly honored to create a wedding celebration that they will never forget. We can't wait to share a glass of bubbly with you and hear your story!

Carrie Traver

Owner, Principal Planner

At one time “Pure Lavish Events” was just a dream. Yet, upon graduating college (Go Cougars!) I realized I loved nothing more than to meet a couple, hear their story and be right by their side on one of the biggest days of their life. I started working to make a dream a reality. With encouragement from my husband, Justin and the Lord opening door after door, I went at it full-time. Pure Lavish has flourished and we are a family doing what we love! We have the chance to hear incredible engagement stories, meet the raddest couples, spend months planning every detail and then watch as they become husband and wife! Now that I’m a wife (and mom to Parker!), I have come full circle seeing how important every minute of a wedding day is and how we're such a brief sentence in the first chapter of our couple's life together.

Alexa Castro

Principal Planner

During Alexa's last year at Cal State Fullerton she began her journey and passion for weddings and events. The love, excitement and bond between couples are what make being a coordinator so incredibly fun and rewarding. For Alexa, creating seamless weddings and seeing the look on couples faces throughout the day is something that she truly cherishes. When she's not coordinating weddings she enjoys spending time with her loved ones. Whether that's in the comfort of her own home with a glass of wine or line dancing at the local country bar! 

Kevin Dahl

Designer + Principal planner

Kevin believes in three statements; “Dream it, Live it, Love it!” With that being said, Kevin loves listening to clients visions and using his creativity to help them bring their dream event to life. He has been given the chance to live his passion and assist with designing. Kevin believes clients can see that through his work not only because he can’t stop talking about it, but because when the event is complete you can see the originality that has been created to that specific client. If you dream it, Kevin will make sure you live it and absolutely love it!

Lauren Eckmeder

Designer + Principal Planner

During and upon graduating from Cal State Fullerton, Lauren's years of planning and designing events transpired to becoming a part of the Pure Lavish Events family. She decided that combining her creativity, organizational skills and love for LOVE were strengths that happened to be the perfect fit for her career in events. Lauren has an eye for details and always striving to find new ways to make every event unique. She adores getting to know all of our couples and ensuring that their special day is seamless and reflective of their style and personality. Lauren has found her home here at Pure Lavish and is looking forward to building many more relationships with amazing couples and growing as a professional doing what she loves!

Christina Vecchi

Coordinator + Bridal Concierge

In 2013, Christina graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelors degree with an emphasis on English and Cultural Anthropology. During her undergrad, she ran, 'Fashion Interest Group' where she led school-wide, charity Fashion Shows. Her love for event planning, beautiful things, peonies, and salty air has led her to Pure Lavish Events. She believes that life is all about celebrations. Her motto is, "A good life is a collection of happy moments."

Samantha Wolf

Coordinator + Bridal Concierge

Sam’s love for all things bridal started when she began working for a bridal boutique selling wedding gowns. She quickly found herself becoming more curious about the industry. Sam was intrigued by the artistry of weddings; speaking to the brides about their colors, and venues sparked her imagination and she began to envision herself being apart of these experiences in a bigger way. Her passion proceeded to grow, and it pushed her to take the steps to further my career in wedding planning. Sam loves meeting new couples, hearing their story and having the pleasure of making their once in a lifetime day nothing short of, perfect.

Lindsey Toneck

Coordinator + Bridal Concierge

It was during Lindsey’s third year at the University of La Verne that she knew she wanted to build a career in events and wedding planning. Lindsey became a part of the Pure Lavish family and fell in love with the ins and outs of executing an event as perfect as a couple’s wedding day. A day at work feels like nothing of the sort when you are the person making a dream come true! When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her amazing boyfriend and friends whether that be cozying up to watch a movie, hiking, spending a day at the beach, or brewery hopping!

Gia Melendez

Coordinator + Bridal Concierge

Gia went to college at University of La Verne and graduated with a BS in Psychology and minor in Sociology. If she could read all day, every day she would; and of course with a glass of wine! Gia loves wedding days because there is nothing but love in the air, one can see and feel the love all around! Gia has true knack for design and is a rock-star concierge. Our brides rave about her attention to detail and her calming nature!