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Making Weddings Warm + Memorable

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 organized wedding planning and production. As experienced wedding planners and event management 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 fun-loving couples like yourself, a truly memorable wedding week.

We would be honored to get to know you and help bring your dream wedding to life. CLICK HERE to learn more about Kayla and Laura.


"The wedding itself was beyond perfect. Every detail that we discussed was executed perfectly. If you are thinking about booking them, just do it! You will not regret booking this incredible team!"

Maddie + Corey

August 2021

San Diego Botanic Garden


"Kayla helped us a lot going through that wedding planing process. She made these times before the big day easy and stress-free for us. She always came with options and alternatives to make sure we were happy with our choice for the wedding day. And on the big day Kayla and Laura were everywhere we needed."

Irem + Ross

July 2021

Kona Kai Resort and Spa

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Awards & Features

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

San Diego Wedding Planner Airplane Hangar Wedding

Brianna + Paul

Private Airplane Hangar

San Diego, CA

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Susie + Jeff

The Harper

Costa Mesa, CA

Darlington House La Jolla San Diego Wedding Planner Cate Batchelor Photography

Jamie + Cailen

Darlington House

La Jolla, CA

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