It’s time to meet the “Hostess with the Mostess”. Makela Allen is the epitome of hospitality’s golden rule, due unto others as ‘they’ would want done unto themselves. From a very early age, she realized the profound quality of curated events and allowing guests to enjoy their day to the fullest. From this early onset, it became an obsession to understand how guests move, taste, touch, smell, and visualize their surroundings and what can be utilized in events to bring joy. This meticulous nature allows her clients a transformative experience throughout the planning process. From the months, days, minutes and seconds prior to the event, to the memories that will be cherished forever.
A Southern California transplant, MaKela began her journey in Northern California through University at Sonoma State. This offered a tremendous period of growth and solidified her passion for events. Now Makela had the opportunity to dive into the events world head first, giving her a plethora of new challenges; like running donor luncheons, hosting hundred plus guest lists for overnight conferences, managing trade shows, staging political events, but the one that truly struck home was… you guessed it, Planning Weddings! This passion became her career and she has worked at several prestigious Napa Valley event locations before joining Cole Drake, the Crème de la Crème of the event world.
On the rare occasion that MaKela isn’t found planning world class weddings or events she can be found doing some pretty amazing things. From a girl with “What Would Beyoncé Do” as a life motto, it’s obvious that spirit is key. Some nights she is dancing in the kitchen with a local glass of Pinot and a new recipe on the stove. Other nights she is cuddling up with her Hubby, their new baby boy, Andre, and their two sweet pups, Winston and Tank. Every night she is smiling and having a good time!