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Exploring Life & Business with Melanie Ornelas and Rachel Provencal of Emerald and May Events

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melanie Ornelas and Rachel Provencal.

Emerald and May Events began as an idea with two best friends who met their first day in interior design school. Throughout the program they became super close and knew that they wanted to go into business together sometime in the future. They hosted a few events and received accolades from their family and friends of how beautifully styled their events were. They knew that they could take their eye for design and use it in the event planning field. Emerald and May launched during the middle of COVID and started their company helping clients host garden parties, which are lush picnic inspired set-ups. Which was a hit since it was COVID friendly. Within five months, they have styled engagement parties, elopements, birthday parties, memorial services, and fitness events. This boutique event design company is thriving in the short amount of time they have been in business. They love bringing events to life through experiential design and hope to do larger events in 2021.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been weird navigating the start of an event design company during the pandemic. Events were being canceled left and right. We found our niche very quickly and adapted to this weird time. The odds were not in our favor but consistency and creating a company with purpose, meaning, and intention helped us attract an audience that loved our work.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Emerald and May is a boutique event design company located in Santa Clarita, Ca. We bring events to life through experiential design and help our clients host the event of their dreams. We specialize in garden parties, personalized backdrops, intimate weddings/ elopements, fitness events, and full-service event planning. What sets us apart is our distinct style that we are able to bring into all our events which is an elegant with a subtle touch of boho chic. What I am most proud about our brand is that clients book us for our distinct style and more than half of our clients have given us full creative control to design and style these events. I would like the readers to know that we love what we do and want to help them host the event of their dreams. We want to take the stress off our clients so they can enjoy their event.

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
For those who want to collaborate with us please email Others can show their support by following our Instagram @emeraldandmayevents

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Image Credits
Becca Romero Creative Michele Lutes

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1 Comment

  1. Abigail

    December 30, 2020 at 21:34

    The Emerald and May events are gorgeous. Highly recommend to anyone with any upcoming events!

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