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Based in Marina del Rey, California, Special Event Genie is an accomplished planning company that takes delight in bringing their clients’ dream weddings to life. As the owner, experienced planner and event designer Ricki Lewis leads a team of expert planners, all of whom are adept at orchestrating unforgettable occasions. From your rehearsal dinner to your reception, these professionals will endeavor to ensure that every part of your big day is truly exceptional. For Ricki and the team, your wish is their command.


Ricki boasts a wealth of planning and event design experience. During her teenage years, she assisted her mother in arranging weddings and other milestone events in New York City. Now a superlative designer, she specializes in creating custom invitations, logos, signage, and more. In addition to her creative talents, her planning skills are second to none. She is a certified member of the Wedding International Professionals Association, American Bridal Association, and Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants.

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Special Event Genie offers all-inclusive partial, and day-of coordination packages. Ricki and her staff will take delight in listening to your theme and color ideas, striving to translate them into realities. They are keen to help you find a venue and vendors that meet your budgetary and stylistic needs. Unlimited communication, top-notch organization, and excellent customer service are bywords for this business. Color schemes and other technical preparations will be ironed out in advance of your celebration, ensuring that there are no surprises.

Taking wedding requests & orders for June 2023 and beyond!

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Susan O. Married on 06/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Got Our Wishes!

Special Event Genie is the best! We saw Ricki in action at a friend's wedding; when we saw how smoothly everything went, we knew she was the wedding planner for us.

Ricki helped us with all the planning; from our first meeting to the last minute detail, she was there for us. When our original wedding date was postponed by the pandemic, she worked with the venue and all the vendors so that we could pick up where we left off when restrictions were lifted.

She made sure our wedding was the special day we wanted. She asked questions, made suggestions, gave us the benefit of her expertise freely. She was tireless in getting the details the way we wanted them. Her planning application was a real advantage here - she laid the key points of the day out in schematics, revising them as the rules of social distancing changed so we knew how every moment would look. It was easy to ask the "what would happen if we..." kinds of questions, because she could show us the answers. We didn't have to guess or imagine - we could see it!

She has a wealth of connections and we loved working with all of them. Each of them shared her energy, her joy in creating something beautiful, and focus on making the day a special day for all the wedding party and our guests. She worked tirelessly so that things went smoothly.

She's a genie, right? We wished for a beautiful event, where our friends and family could celebrate with us and share our joy. Wishes granted.
Mina S. Married on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ricki is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable!

Thank you so much to Ricki Lewis and her team. She is very attentive to detail, kind, fun to work with, organized, and always responds to my texts and emails very quickly. I am glad I chose Ricki as my wedding planner. Thank you so much Special Event Genie! You guys are all amazing, kind, professional, attentive, on point answering back to emails, calls, and texts. I definitely recommend Ricki and her team to the next bride who is planning her wedding.
Sergey G. Married on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

the Best Wedding Planner I've ever worked with

Having had the privilege of collaborating with Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner for several years now, it's an absolute pleasure to highlight her unparalleled expertise and commitment in the industry.

Firstly, her professionalism is evident from the moment you start planning with her. Ricki's deep understanding of the intricacies involved in planning a wedding is paired with a genuine commitment to ensuring that every client's vision is brought to life flawlessly.

Reliability is one of the key hallmarks of Ricki Lewis. In all our years of working together, she has consistently delivered on her promises, ensuring that every detail, no matter how minute, is executed perfectly. It's always reassuring to know that with Ricki Lewis, the event is in trustworthy hands.

Creativity is another trait that sets Ricki apart. She doesn't just replicate popular wedding trends; she innovates. Her approach to designing weddings is a refreshing blend of timeless traditions and contemporary flair. Every wedding planned by Ricki Lewis is unique, reflecting the personal style and story of the couple.

To sum it up, the years of collaboration with Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner have been nothing short of outstanding. Her unwavering dedication to excellence, combined with her creativity and reliability, makes her one of the best in the industry. If you're looking for someone who will make your special day truly memorable, look no further than Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner. She truly embodies the essence of the perfect wedding planning experience.
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Ricki Lewis
Ricki Lewis

My passion is planning weddings, perfecting details & creating your extraordinary day! I am well versed in all cultures & traditions! You will feel confident knowing I bring a wealth of experience to your special day. We are Certified Wedding Planners with a designer’s eye & top-notch organizational skills. Our clients depend on us to make their process stress-free & their day uniquely yours. Our team is highly creative in planning & on-the-spot problem-solving. On a personal note, My mom was a wedding planner & my mentor. I am a skier, gourmet dessert chef and was brought up on a farm!

Robin Romero
Robin Romero

Robin is an experienced wedding planner and coordinator. She has been on the team for eight years. She excels at diplomacy with all delicate matters concerning etiquette and diversity. She is dedicated and always a team player. When my mentor retired, I asked her to partner up immediately. I cannot imagine working without her!

Chanit Trabulsi
Chanit Trabulsi
Associate Partner

Chanit has a unique ability to get the job done! She is detailed and always on top of everything! We have been partners for three years and counting! She is also very knowledgeable about social media for our company. She is very professional and most knowledgeable about wedding etiquette and all traditions. She is a pleasure to work with. Our clients have commented on many occasions how calm she made them feel on their wedding day. We are so glad to have her on board as an integral part of the team!

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