We are committed to a one-on-one, individual and customized approach to the planning process for all of our events. We aim to work closely with you to ensure that we create an event that reflects your uniqueness and vision. 

Our goal is to make you feel like you are a guest at your own event. We promise to be next to you every step of the way, making sure that not even the smallest detail gets overlooked. Let us take care of so you can focus on what is really important, creating unforgettable memories. 

Meet Luisa

Hello! My name is Luisa Benda, owner of Magnolia Weddings and Events in the Florida Keys. I’m a Certified Wedding Planner through The Wedding Planning Institute and The Bridal Society. With over 10 years of experience in the event industry, I have collaborated and overseen many elaborate weddings, corporate events, and special celebrations. My love for organization and planning has always carried over into my work. 

After moving to the beautiful Florida Keys in 2016, I was lucky enough to meet and work with many talented wedding professionals and vendors in the area. Through this experience, I developed a passion for destination weddings, which led me to be able to plan and coordinate amazing weddings throughout the Florida Keys.

As your wedding planner (and friend), my goal is to help bring all your ideas together to create an event that reflects YOU and YOUR vision. I strive to help couples coordinate the details and logistics to make their destination wedding an unforgettable experience for them and their guests! 

Fun Facts About Me

  • Horoscope Sign: Scorpio
  • Style: Classy, relaxed, chic, and anything that sparkles!
  • Favorite part of wedding planning: Cake tasting
  • Favorite Colors: Teal, pink, black, and glitter
  • Favorite Drink: Diet Coke
  • Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou