“Put me in the highlands of Vietnam, a remote Caribbean island, a hacienda in Mexico, or a charming villa along the Amalfi Coast... and ask me to create. New destinations, new cultures, new design challenges feed my soul. My proudest moments aren’t only about design — they are about how my clients feel when they see and experience the design — when they walk into a venue transformed, and they experience pure joy. It’s so rewarding to create something that resonates with someone’s soul.” -LV

 
 
 
photo | Dennis Kwan

photo | Dennis Kwan

Lisa Vorce is a world-renowned celebrity event planner, receiving accolades from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides, BizBash, Martha Stewart and more.  She founded Lisa Vorce CO (LVCO) in 2001 with a depth of experience and a unique perspective on creating one-of-a-kind events that feel deeply personal and imaginative. As LVCO owner, founder and creative director, she has been recognized for her unmatched ability to design and produce flawless celebrations for discerning individuals and discreet clientele. She has masterfully produced some of the most iconic celebrations, including the weddings of John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, and Kate Upton & Justin Verlander. Her work is often featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, People, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Geraldine and Town & Country, as well as in myriad online outlets.  Lisa is also a speaker and headliner at conferences around the world, including WPPI, Engaged! and DWP.

Growing up with a large, extended family hailing from Italy, Germany, Mexico and Spain, Lisa was immersed in vibrant celebrations at an early age. Her born and bred affinity for hosting was complemented by studies in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and with a career in tech programming for Fortune 500s. These skill sets laid the foundation for LVCO — a now world-renowned full-service event planning studio that continues to push the boundaries of excellence to this day. Her travels and events throughout the world - from Italy to St. Barts to Vietnam - further fuel Lisa’s creative work, providing her with the opportunity to marry distinct cultural aesthetics with inventive design.  Lisa’s discretion and confidentiality underscore her devotion to realizing clients’ wishes and dreams. It is the greatest privilege that Lisa has become a trusted partner for her clients, lending support for their other milestone celebrations in the years after their wedding — from executive-level gatherings to birthday celebrations, anniversary parties and baby showers. Lisa carefully curates the types and (limited) number of events each year so that she is able to design every LVCO celebration and give each client individualized attention.

Lisa’s effervescent spirit continues to grow with each new endeavour, nurtured by the love (and culinary creations) of her husband James. On the off-chance that she has down time, she loves to tend to her new (and improving!) garden with her beloved dogs, Lola and Odie.

 
 
Gina on a scouting expedition in Italy

Gina on a scouting expedition in Italy

Gina Miccio is LVCO’s Executive Director and co-owner. She holds a degree in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Masters Degree in Education from UCLA, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. Gina cultivated her business development skills early on as she rose through the ranks in startup tech before making the transition to the world of global nonprofits. Gina packed her suitcase and headed to Morocco where she taught before returning to the United States to continue teaching and education work with corporations and NGOs. Ultimately, Gina couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join forces with Lisa at LVCO. 

With Gina sharing the helm, LVCO has streamlined internal processes to increase both profitability and targeted market share, while maintaining the company’s boutique sensibility as well as its excellent value for clients. Gina’s international expertise combined with her forward-thinking perspective engenders successful collaborations in new places with new colleagues all around the world. Her affinity for languages — from foreign dialects to coding — position her as an ally to hoteliers and artisans abroad and at home, strengthening LVCO’s global network. 

Gina is fortunate to be able to divide her time amongst the people she loves most! (Lisa happens to be her beloved, baby sister!) When she’s not at a destination with Lisa, she enjoys being home with her teenagers, Ava & Henry, and her husband Kirk.

Taylor (left) and Nicole (right) with post-wedding smiles in Spain

Taylor (left) and Nicole (right) with post-wedding smiles in Spain

Nicole Favreau is LVCO’s Event Manager. Nicole is a triple-threat combination of intelligence, talent and grit. A UC graduate and fierce collegiate athlete, Nicole’s analytical skills, loyalty and unwavering commitment to Team LVCO perfectly complement her dedication to creating flawless events. Nicole’s project management skills are unrivaled in the industry. She deftly spearheads months of planning and preparation, followed up with onsite orchestration of setup, install and strike. Each LVCO production culminates with one of Nicole’s greatest talents: her ability to coordinate the wedding day with extreme precision — she graciously guides couples down the aisle, strategically timed to 1) the exact beat of music, 2) the sunset, and 3) the chef’s final garnishes for upwards of 180 guests! Outside of LVCO, Nicole mentors young women from her coaching days. Her travels continue to inspire her, and she also enjoys relaxing close to home in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Taylor Mansur is LVCO’s Studio Coordinator. Taylor graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Business Management and Economics and spent time in corporate finance before she found LVCO. (We’re so glad she did!) Along with her accounting mind, Taylor’s amiable nature enables her to handle guests’ needs and the finer event details — from purchase summaries to guest transportation manifests — with ease. Rain or shine, LVCO can always count on Taylor’s detailed spreadsheets as well as her sunny disposition.  Guests cannot wait to meet Taylor as she is the one who has taken such great care of them from the very moment they RSVP’d! When at home, Taylor embraces her love for entertaining, reveling in hosting game nights for her friends over a delicious wine & cheese board.