Make your wedding Memorable & Flawless.

Welcome and thank you for stopping by our Back Patio!

We're Laura & Kayla and we help you plan and execute the wedding of your dreams without the stress or hassle!

Based in San Diego, Back Patio Event Design has been providing organized wedding planning across Southern California since 2017. As experienced wedding planners, we believe every event should be grounded with love, support and making warm memories.

Our Vision

Make your wedding memorable

We believe your wedding should be one of the most memorable experiences of your life for not only you and your fiance, but also your family and friends. Many times weddings are the only times that all the people you love and cherish are together in one place, so let's work together to make it an event for the ages! That's where we come in, working closely with you to understand you vision and execute it to perfection down to the tiniest detail.

...and make it flawless

We also believe that brides and grooms should not have to feel overwhelmed and stressed with making sure everything goes according to plan. Your special day is not for worrying or sweating the details about whether everything is going according to plan. It's for having a blast and celebrating your love with your partner and all the people you hold close. At Back Patio, our job is to worry about everything so you don't have to, and we're great at it.

Meet your wedding planners

Laura Harrelson and Kayla Craig began Back Patio Event Design in 2017 with the express intent of giving brides and grooms the weddings of their lives.

The problem is, most people get stressed when they think about planning their wedding, and it's easy to understand why. There are so many moving parts, and all too often there's a hiccup or something goes wrong.

At Back Patio, we have the expertise and experience to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. But it's about more than that. 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!

What some of our past clients are saying...

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“Laura and Kayla were legitimately the best investment we made in regards to wedding planning. Tons of people came up to us and said something along the lines of ‘your planners are on top of it,’ or even ‘I wish our planner was like that.’ The only bit of advice I would give is they are underpriced for the value of service they provide!”

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“When it came time for the rehearsal and event, Kayla was there every step of the way and took care of everything.  We appreciate everything they did to make our wedding run smoothly and highly recommend Back Patio for your event/wedding.  Truly professional and a blast to work with, especially for a wedding during COVID restrictions.”

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Laura & Kayla did an AMAZING job making sure I had a stress free day. They were very organized, made sure I knew what needed to be done leading up to the wedding, and did a seamless job coordinating with my vendors.

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“We loved working with these sweet ladies! They coordinated our wedding event at Sweetwater Farms and our special day went perfectly. Kayla and Laura were so very pleasant to work with.”

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“My appreciation for Laura and Kayla's wonderful planning and coordination has only deepened since my wedding on February 29, 2020. Throughout the wedding planning process, I was able to work with both of them seamlessly. They made my vision a reality so I didn't have to lift a manicured finger!

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“Everything about our wedding was exactly what we envisioned, but even more fun because I could completely relax knowing we were in great hands.”

Awards & features

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

How to work with us

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Tell us about your wedding vision

Schedule a Call to Become Acquainted 

Let us create and execute your wedding plan

Enjoy the wedding of your dreams






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