At Art & Soul Events®, we produce high-end experiences in unconventional venues for clients who make their own rules. We transform private estates, film sets, hotels, museums, vineyards, forests, and historical properties into immersive event locations. After nearly a decade of events under our belt and with a deeply connected network of talent, we'll make your planning experience enjoyable, fun, and easy to navigate. 

We plan and design bold, creative, soulful, and hospitality-forward weddings and celebrations.



Emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, especially as revealed in a work of art or an artistic performance.

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Soul /sōl/


Art /ärt/

We work to build a foundation of trust and communication, so you feel our support and genuine investment in you. We dig deep to learn what matters most to you so we can infuse personal details into your celebration. We've spent a decade building strong industry relationships and friendships with the-best-of-the-best! We will collaborate with you and assemble a dream team that is perfectly matched to your unique vision, vibe, and style.

Developing relationships with our clients is an integral part of our process.

unrepeatable nature of a moment. The term has been roughly translated to “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime”. With this thoughtful philosophy in mind, we approach event planning with respect, sincerity, and attention. We are reminded to savor and enjoy every encounter to the fullest because it can never be recreated!

is a Japanese proverb that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the


We understand that the gatherings we produce are an unrepeatable convergence of time, space, energy, people, and circumstance. 

OUR Approach


A younger version of me would never have expected to find myself deeply fulfilled by a career in the wedding and events world. I could never relate to what I perceived as the pink, frilly, cookie-cutter {insert any couple here} wedding world. To my great surprise, planning my wedding and then experiencing how personally transformative and deeply meaningful my wedding was (for me and for my family), totally changed my mind. Event planning stimulated me, ignited my stagnant creativity, and tapped me into a greater purpose that felt good in my soul. I soon realized I wanted to support outside-of-the-box clients and empower them to do things their own way and honor their bold, artistic, and creative spirit!  

Growing up I was the black sheep of my family, with a non-traditional Wednesday Addams spirit. I was a teenage drummer, a raver, a makeup artist, a brief beauty school attendee, and I graduated from film school with a Bachelor's degree in Cinema and Television Production. I went on to have a successful 10-year career in property management and real estate.

My name is Jessica Carrillo and my heart is at the core of Art & Soul Events®.

Meet our founder


We are proud to be LGBTQ+ inclusive certified by Equally Wed Pro! When you invest in our services, you are investing in the communities we care about. We connect and collaborate with like-minded event pros and fellow creatives who are committed to actively standing up against racism and who advocate for LGBTQ equality, equal human rights, and for the protection of our most vulnerable communities.

We proudly support the Human Rights Campaign, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Safe Place for Youth, Planned Parenthood, and GLAAD. 

OUR belief


We’ve been proudly featured on Domino Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Rock N Roll Bride, 100 Layer Cake, Inside Weddings, Inspired by This, Pop Sugar, Carats & Cake, A Practical Wedding, Grey Likes, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings, Aisle Planner, Rock Your Wedding Biz, Stop Collaborate & Listen, and more!

Voted Top Wedding Planner in Los Angeles

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