Make your wedding Memorable & Flawless.

Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding
Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

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Morgan Run Club and Resort Wedding
Morgan Run Club and Resort Wedding

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Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding
Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding

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Welcome and thank you for stopping by our Back Patio!

We're Laura & Kayla and we started Back Patio Event Design in San Diego, CA with the purpose of providing stress-free and organized wedding planning and production. As experienced planners and coordinators, we believe every event should be grounded with love, support and creating warm memories.

Our Vision from the Back Patio

Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding

Making your wedding memorable...

At Back Patio Event Design, we pride ourselves on the professionalism, attention to detail and passion that we bring to wedding planning. Imagine your big day created with a classic, polished and clean design. We want you to enjoy your planning process, the day of your wedding and the warm memories created with your friends and family.

Meet Kayla + Laura

Kayla Portillo and Laura Harrelson created Back Patio Event Design, LLC in 2017 with the vision of giving couples like yourself, the best day of your life, stress-free!

At Back Patio, we have the expertise and experience in hospitality and attention to detail, making sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. Our passion is making sure your wedding is the most special day of your life. This means working closely with you to understand your vision and working tirelessly to make sure it's executed to perfection.

We would be honored to get to know you and help bring your dream wedding to life!


"The wedding itself was beyond perfect. Every detail that we discussed was executed perfectly."

Maddie + Corey

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August 2021

San Diego Botanic Garden


"They always came with options and alternatives to make sure we were happy with our choices for the wedding day. And on the big day, Kayla and Laura were everywhere we needed.

Item + Ross

The Knot Review

July 2021

Kona Kai Resort and Spa

Awards & Features

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Check out some of our favorite recaps from our past wedding events 


Charnel + Munyoki

Darlington House

La Jolla, CA

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Danielle + Anthony

Private Vineyard Estate

Temecula, CA

Alexandra + David

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

San Diego, CA

Contact Us


Thank you for your interest!

Laura or Kayla will get back to you within 24 hours.

Please note we are away from our desks on

Sundays and Mondays.