Make it memorable + flawless.

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Why call it Back Patio?

Growing up, we learned one very important lesson from our families. Surrounding yourself with the love of family and friends is irreplaceable. Where we're from, gatherings and celebrations always took place on the back patio. Here everyone felt welcomed, loved + never wanted the day to end. We bring that same spirit to every one of our events here at Back Patio Event Design and we hope to do the same for you!


Who are Laura + Kayla?

Together, we have event experience in hospitality, private member clubs and retail from the east coast, to the south, to here on the west coast. With combined education focused on hospitality, marketing, business and event management, we love applying our skills to all types of events.

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Laura Harrelson from Back Patio Event De

Laura Harrelson

With a passion for live music, fashion, design and organization, I love bringing together creative outings and fun event ideas. Whether I'm planning a night out with my husband and friends to see a live band, or back on the East Coast helping my parents with family gatherings, planning is always at the forefront!


Kayla Portillo

A childhood full of BBQ's at my grandparents farm, church socials, and regular gatherings with family + friends are some of my fondest memories growing up. Be it an intimate tea party for my daughter or a three day wedding event, all gatherings are dear to my heart. Nothing brings me more joy than  bringing people together to celebrate.

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