Sevey’s Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Dear Gisele,

I cannot believe it’s been almost a week since Sevey’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. We are still soaking in the entire weekend.

I have spent the week fielding endless emails and texts about how incredible the party was. The tablescapes, florals, designs and decorations far exceeded my expectations. Sevey and I were completely blown away by your incredible attention to detail. You did a wonderful job, especially taking some of the vision we had and making it come to life. I know there were a few tall orders, but you somehow managed to make it all feel seamless and flawless. Your patience and perseverance to plan this event under the constraints of Covid and the occasional pivot were so greatly appreciated. Furthermore, your professionalism gave me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening without a care. Please congratulate and thank your entire team for us. Everyone involved was on their A game. It was truly a night to remember and definitely, “The Boat Where it Happened.”

Laura and Sevey

Aayah and Waseem’s Wedding at The Grand Hyatt

If I could give Gisele 6 stars, I would! Gisele did an incredible job She helped us pull off a 400 person winter wedding in just 5 months! With our tight work schedules and living 2 hrs away from San Diego, it was like planning a destination wedding. But Gisele’s vendor recommendations were on point and everyone worked incredibly well together. As a detail oriented person, I stressed the small details. Gisele did a great job reassuring me and also suggesting great, fun and creative ideas to produce the wedding of our dreams. Everyone delivered more than they promised. When looking for a planner I wanted someone who was responsive, creative, but also maintained our privacy. Gisele went above and beyond anything we expected. She’s a great communicator, and immediately responsive to emails / phone calls. She spent hours of her personal time to make sure everything came out exactly how we wanted it, even the night before our wedding. If we said we didn’t like something she never took it personal, and helped us find exactly what we wanted. The other nice thing is that if you’re on a budget, Gisele would take it upon herself to pass along any professional discount to the bride and groom, which saved us thousands of dollars! Not to mention, she protected our privacy throughout the whole process. I had a lot of surprises in mind that we didn’t want to reveal before the wedding. She worked great with the hotel staff and all the guests complemented how professional her team was. On the day of the wedding, we knew we were in great hands. The timeline worked like clockwork, and as the bride and groom, we did not feel a single hiccup! it was timely and perfect. Our guests were all soo pleased with the event, some even saying its the BEST wedding they’ve ever been to!!! We have Gisele to thank for that! My only regret is I didn’t call her sooner in the process. Thank you for all that you did Gisele and team! 

Aayah and Waseem

Patty and D0lph Wedding at an Old Del Mar Private Property

Thank you Gisele! You are truly an artist in your profession!

We are forever Grateful to Gisele for her amazing service as our planner for our beautiful garden wedding. Her thoughtful and sensitive guidance through every phase of our preparations helped us to create treasured memories for ourselves and our 100+ guests on our special day. Gisele is truly exceptional in every aspect of event planning. She is an excellent communicator and was available to answer our calls and emails within a few hours of our reaching out to her. She is very organized and highly meticulous in following through with detailed plans. She helped us track our finances and spending within each area of our budget. She provided us with helpful appointments to get bids from vendors and handled our negotiations with them smoothly and effectively. She assisted us in procuring discounts from vendors when possible. Gisele is also very creative and helped us with many valuable design suggestions that saved us time and money. She helped us to be totally prepared so we could approach our wedding day with confidence, so we and our guests could fully enjoy ourselves. We highly recommend Gisele without reservation for any event planning need!

Patty & D0lph

Patty and D0lph

Janette’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Gisele was amazing to work with! With her help I was able to put together a beautiful birthday luncheon for my Mom. She knew all the right touches to make the day a “WOW” event.

She is organized, planned and thorough. I don’t hesitate in recommending her services!

Marlene B.
Janette’s Daughter

Matt & Ashley’s Wedding at the Marriott Coronado

There are no words to describe how wonderful Gisele is and how grateful my husband and I are for her. Matt and I live In Sacramento, were married on July 7, 2017 in San Diego, and here it is 360 days later and I am finally writing a revIew for her. My tardiness has nothing to do with her or the service she provided for us, but I have really struggled wIth finding the proper words to fully encompass the beyond perfect job she did for us in makIng our dreams come true. I am a complete worry wart (my husband would agree) and thanks to Gisele,I had nothIng to worry about because she kept us on track and in the rIght frame of mind along the way. Just having her In the room put my mind at ease. Matt and I worked closely with her describing the vision of our dream day and Gisele brought the “A Team“ together that we needed In order to execute what we wanted and more. We would make decisions on this or that along the way, but when it was our big day and we saw it all come together, we were In complete awe. We STILL are. Our wedding was more perfect than we ever dreamed it to be…thanks to Gisele. Gisele’s classy, polite, beyond professional, punctual, has excellent taste and is very clear and to the point. She Is very busIness-mInded and excludes ner pinion unless you ask for It. Gisele may have been our wedding planner, but time after time, she went above and beyond the call of duty. Gisele has the warmest, loving heart and welcomed us into her famIly and became a part or ours. She was Mats and my rock. The goal in working together was for Matt and me to get married, but we had no idea we would both fall in love wIth our WeddIng planner too. Gisele is an absolute angel. Matt and I hope to make it to San DIego agaIn very soon because we love and miss her dearly.

Matt and Ashley

Nick and Noura’s Wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt

If you want a professional coordinator that goes above and beyond for her clients, then you need to hire Gisele! Without her my son’s wedding on April 22, 2017, wouldn’t have been the same. Her kindness, professionalism, timeliness and attention to detail are a few of the amazing qualities she has! She was so helpful in helping plan every little detail of my son’s wedding. From beginning to end she was consistent and always made sure that I was stress free! Whether it came to dealing with the hotel that the wedding was held at or the flowers or the vendors she always made sure that she was on top of everything and everyone! On the day of the wedding her and her staff were terrific! So organized and on top of everything! Without a doubt I will use her for any future events I have and I would recommend her to anyone that needs a coordinator! Her sweet personality and overall attitude is truly one to admire! Thank you so much Gisele for all your hard work and patience!

Wafaa Dallo
Mother of the Groom

Julie and Neil’s Wedding in La Quinta

Whenever I ever think about my daughter’s wedding I will always remember one of the best parts. That was You! We couldn’t have done it without you! I knew after the first time we met the day after Christmas last year that I would not have to worry about a thing! I was so right. Thank you so much for all the professionalism, warmth and kindness you brought to a very memorable occasion!

Mother of the Bride, Julie

The Spirit of Syria

I would like to personally thank you for making “Spirit of Syria” Fundraising Event a huge success in supporting the urgent humanitarian needs in San Diego. I was reassured from our first conversation that you would put your heart and soul into the project. You were exceptional in handling all aspects of the event, including research of different venues, budget management, contracts negotiation, volunteers coordination, event promotion, and outcome reporting. Awesome job! Your creativity, attention to details, and problem-solving skills guarantee both a successive and unique event! Events by Gisele, I am honored to recommend your outstanding services to every client seeking perfection.

Alma Al Harb, MD

Elan’s Bar Mitzvah on the Flagship Cruise

Gisele did such an AMAZING job to make our son’s Bar Mitzvah party everything he had wanted, and more. She was an absolute delight to work with, also one step ahead of us (a good thing), did not miss a single detail, had wonderful ideas that we never would have thought of, and introduced us to fantastic vendors. When the big night arrived, she made it effortless for us so that we could enjoy the evening with family and friends and not worry about keeping things on track. We’re looking forward to planning our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party with Gisele in less than a year!

Brian and Anya Ilfield

Delia and Feras’ Wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt

To say that our dream wedding would not have been possible without Gisele’s help is not an exaggeration. Her timeliness, attention-to-detail, and artistic eye helped take our special day from great to magnificent. From day one to even weeks post-wedding, Gisele was an invaluable source of assistance and guidance. Gisele was continuously accessible, always quick to respond to emails or phone calls, and every suggestion or piece of advice she gave was well thought-out and succinct. She helped keep me, an anxious bride, calm and stress-free, and efficiently coordinated the various events on our wedding day. Without a doubt, commissioning Gisele’s help for the planning and coordination of our wedding was one of the best decisions we could have made.

Delia and Feras

Katie and Kyle’s Wedding at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club

For many brides and grooms, their wedding day is a day they have envisioned for years, down to every detail. I, however, was not that bride. I had an idea of what I wanted but was pretty open to suggestions and needed direction to help from getting overwhelmed. Insert Gisele. Her professionalism, attention to detail and overall support throughout the wedding planning process was perfect. Not only is Gisele great at what she does (never overbearing, always suggesting fun/creative ideas that we may not have considered), but she is a true pleasure to work with and a wonderful woman. She made me feel so comfortable, and more importantly, confident in my decisions and vision. With her guidance and direction, our special day turned out to be even better than we had imagined. When it comes to planning a wedding, or any major event for that matter, Gisele should be THE ONLY choice! I would, and have, recommended Gisele to any bride.

Katie and Kyle

Tim’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Gisele was invaluable in helping me organize a 50th birthday party for my husband. When we finally decided to host the party, we didn’t have a lot of time to pull the event together. Gisele’s knowledge of and contacts with catering and party equipment suppliers were invaluable. In addition, her artist’s eye helped us create a tone and mood for the party and her planner’s experience helped us realized that vision with organization and a budget. Lastly, on the day of the party, she made it possible for us to actually enjoy the day while she and her staff took on responsibility for managing all vendors and last-minute issues that popped up. Gisele’s calm nature, graceful artistry and organizational skills make her an excellent party planner. I can’t recommend her enough.


Rayya and Gabriel’s Wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt

Gisele Chalhaub helped and coordinate our dream Wedding in July of 2015. I can honestly say that if I had to plan my wedding all over again, the first phone call I would make would be to Gisele! You cannot put a price on the connections she has in the event planning industry, the peace of mind she brought Gabriel and I at our rehearsal and on our wedding day. and her attentiveness to YOUR specific desires as bride and groom. Beyond all of this, her creativity and excellent taste originated many of the decor, menu, and ceremony ideas kept our guests raving about our wedding more than two months after!

Rayya and Gabriel

Heather and Sasha’s Wedding at the University Club

Gisele was great to work with! She helped me plan and pull off an 80-person wedding at the University Club downtown– in ONE month! She recommended vendors and ideas that ended up working out very well. Any bride would be happy to have her on their wedding day.

Heather and Sasha

Sommer and Joe’s Wedding at the Hilton Torrey Pines

Events by Gisele made our wedding a dream come true! It was like the fairytale I had always imagined. Starting from day one, Gisele was there to guide and support each decision we made. She kept us on track by providing a timeline of tasks and decisions that needed to be completed by a certain time. She is highly knowledgeable when it comes to design, and she knows everyone in the wedding industry. She is extremely organized, and always has a smile on her face. When it came to the day of our wedding, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the show. Without her and her team, I couldn’t imagine having to orchestrate such a large event. We can’t thank her enough, our wedding day was perfect!

Sommer and Joe

Kimberley and Tim’s Wedding Anniversary Celebration at the Puntai Inn

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the outstanding job you did executing all the aspects for our 10th Anniversary Party. Over the years I have personally planned and carried out large and small events for business and pleasure. Additionally, I have worked with Event Planners in business and personal capacities. In the beginning I was uncertain of a smooth process as we found it somewhat difficult finding acceptable space. Your attention to detail, my personal pet peeve, and tenaciousness is unmatched. Further, it was impressive that you were able to secure a band, photographer, caterer and event space with a six-month lead time. That would be expected of a top-notch Planner, however the event was held in August, in La Jolla, on the Ocean. Moreover, with the exception of the event space each of the other services for the party were donated, and purchased by us, as part of an event benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Gisele, you and all your partners helped Tim and I celebrate our anniversary EXACTLY the way we wanted to. Thank you for not only for your generous donation, but also for a party that we, our friends and family all thoroughly enjoyed!


Ranad and Ramey’s Wedding at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar

My husband and I got married on June 28th, 2014. To make our lives easier we hired Gisele as our wedding coordinator. This was one of the best decisions we made. First of all, she is an excellent resource. I told her what I wanted my wedding to look like, and she worked countless hours with me to make it happen. We saw multiple vendors across the city. What’s nice is that she has worked with these vendors before, so they are reliable, plus they usually always gave us a discount. Secondly, Gisele made sure that everyone was on the same page. We had a timeline, and Gisele called each vendor confirming everything days before the wedding. Finally, I would say that Gisele was most valuable the day of the wedding. She took care of EVERYTHING. I had enough to worry about, so I gave her all the stress to have the day of I just showed up. I am so glad I did this because on the day of my wedding problems did arise (none her fault). If I didn’t have Gisele I would have had to deal with those problems myself during the wedding. Having Gisele there made it a non-issue. She just took care of it, and I didn’t even have to know about it until after the wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Gisele for your event. She is awesome.

Ranad and Ramey

Joanna and Constantine Wedding at the U.S.S. Grant

Gisele was an amazing coordinator! We initially thought that we could plan everything ourselves but boy were we wrong! From the beginning Gisele was so friendly and so professional that we knew it would be exciting to work with her. It was clear that she loves what she does and that she wants each and every wedding to be the perfect day for the bride, groom and their families She gave great input but did not overtake our opinions. She allowed us to have the wedding that we wanted and never made a decision without our approval. Yet, she made things so much easier by getting to know us and getting to know what we liked. When it came down to deciding on vendors she was able to narrow it down to a few vendors for us to pick from as opposed to having to sit down and meet 1000 people. The day of the wedding Gisele was phenomenal. She was so organized and on top of everything that we had nothing to worry about and we could just enjoy our day. During the wedding anytime we wanted to worry about anything we would just look at Gisele and she was so calm that it was reassuring. The wedding was better than we could have ever imagined, and we owe a great deal of that to Gisele.

Joanna and Constantine

Dara’s Bat Mitzvah at the La Jolla Country Club

Gisele provided exemplary event planning services and her follow through was amazing! I was able to enjoy the evening while she took care of everything. Once again, thanks for planning a super party – everyone told me they had so much fun. The dining room especially was breathtaking and the 13-candle set up was outstanding. You are wonderful… let me be a reference anytime you need it – Thank You for a great Party!


Christina and Nick’s Wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

Hiring Events by Gisele, was the smartest decision I made when planning my wedding. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to plan a wedding for 400 guests on my own. Gisele was so helpful throughout every aspect of the planning process. She went above and beyond and on the day of the wedding, I did not have to worry about a single thing. She was 10 steps ahead of me at all times. If I was thinking to myself, “I think the lights need to be dimmed”, no more than a minute later they were dimmed. I would recommend Events by Gisele to any bride! They have amazing contacts in the planning industry. Every vendor Gisele recommended was wonderful and they were also a pleasure to work with. They all exercise so much attention to detail, and as a detail-oriented person, I appreciated this quality most of all. Thank you so much for making our wedding everything we imagined it to be!


Siham and Samir’s Anniversary Party

It was a big relief or me to know that Gisele is my event planner and day after day I grew more confident that hiring Events by Gisele was the best decision I made in starting to plan a very important and special day for my family: Our parents’ 50th Anniversary. From the first minute I started working with Gisele till the last minute after all our guests have left on the day of the event, Gisele was on top of things. She was professional, effective, efficient and caring. Not once in the six months of preparation did I feel worried that I was planning our event alone. Even the last 2 weeks that anxiety was building up in my heart, Gisele was so confident and calm that talking to her would calm my nerves and assured me that things will be fine. I would definitely recommend Events by Gisele for any event big or small. I know I did the right thing when my parents said that day would be etched in their memory for EVER!


Susan & Ryan

I can’t say enough about the quality of service I had using Events by Gisele! From the first meeting I knew I could trust them to make my wedding everything I wanted it to be. I have gotten so many compliments about our wedding and I know it is because I had such great help! Thank you!

Susan & Ryan


We are back from our honeymoon. The wedding was all expected and more, I really had the time of my life 🙂 I’d like to thank you guys for all your help and wonderful ideas. Everyone loved the wedding – we got so many compliments Also, as soon as I receive the photos from the photographers I will send you a copy of the one’s you will probably be most interested in. Thank you so much for working so closely with us.



“The New Year theme was so exquisite that it only could be labeled a Mid-Winter’s Night Dream. Prior to entering the hall, the guests were graced at the lounge with a variety of elegant piano pieces. Additionally, the guests were able to nibble on the delicious appetizers. Once entering the hall it felt as though we had entered a dream filled with mystic and creativity. The purple, gold, green & rust colors of the linens, the candelabra centerpieces decorated with colorful boas, beautiful feather masks and maracas, that doubled as party favors created an unprecedented ambiance. This blissful night was created by the Events by Gisele team of Nada Adjadj & Gisele Chalhoub. We would like to thank sincerely for the great job you both did to make our New Years Eve night a memorable one.



I would like to thank you on doing such a wonderful job on the Communion Party! Everything was BEAUTIFUL! I loved it all! Everyone was AMAZED! They couldn’t believe this was a communion party! They loved everything! They couldn’t stop talking about all that you did. Everyone was fighting over the centerpieces; they loved the chocolate favors and admired the napkin ties. The fresh grapes on the table were a huge success! I can’t stop telling you just how perfect the event was. Once again, thank you and I wish the two of you the best of luck and success in your businesses. You girls are very nice, honest & caring. You work with your hearts and I know that God will reward you for that.


Tony and Myrna Farah

Thank you so much for coordinating Myrna‘s 40th birthday party at Apollonia last Saturday and making it a memorable event for all of our guests. They are still complimenting us on everything, from the flower arrangements and decor to the well planned and implemented evening program that you did for Myrna and I were mostly impressed with your professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for details. We valued your expertise and ideas very much, and appreciated your taking off the time-consuming and labor-intensive details of event planning of us. Your efficiency left us time to be with our guests. Frankly, you exceeded our expectations and we will definitely use Events by Gisele in the future. Once again, thank you for making our party a giant success.

Tony and Myrna Farah

Sue Coombs

You did a fantastic job on the bridal shower for our niece Sarah. I loved your creativity. You were professional, responsible and thorough in everything. You treated our shower for 16 as if it was for a big wedding. Without hesitation, I would hire you again for any future event. You are a true friend.

Sue Coombs


Gisele‘s attention to every detail was amazing! She handled everything with ease and professionalism. And my husband and I were actually able to relax and enjoy the party with our friends and family.