Ana Cruz is one of the most sought after event planners & party trend experts in the country. Known for her creative & innovative ideas, her unexpected décor accents and her exquisite attention to every last detail, Ana Cruz’s energetic personality and feisty demeanor engage her clients as she creates one-of-a kind parties of their dreams. Each of Ana’s events is unique, fashionable and distinctive in design. At the same time, each event also exudes feelings of warmth and intimacy…no matter how big or small.
These qualities, together with Ana’s respect for her clients’ desires, have made her the top choice for individuals and couples as well as high profile corporations. She is well known for creating weddings and events in and around the Miami area and has brought her expertise to other states nationally, and countries internationally. Her corporate event planning has included parties and tradeshows for such companies as Citibank, March of Dimes, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Southeast Wholesale Foods, City National Bank, Bloomingdales, Pottery Barn, Builders Association of South Florida and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Ana also provides “Boot Camp” educational event services and private one-on-one consultations around South Florida for Brides who need her services but are short on either time or funding. Ana began her career in the event planning field in the early 90's by creating custom social events for her then-employer, Citibank. Her inspiration, creativity and penchant towards design led Ana to expand her talents into complete party planning. In 2001, she officially opened Ana Cruz Event Planning and instantly attracted clients from all over the country.
In 2005, Ana was selected to star in several editions of the Style Network’s reality wedding series hit “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” and its sister program, “Married Away”. Ana’s easy going sense of humor, resourcefulness, ingenuity and ability to bond with her clients quickly made her a show favorite. The production team at the E! Network dubbed Ana the “Latina Carrie Bradshaw”.
Her time on television led to Ana becoming a very sought after host and public speaker featured at events for The Association of Bridal Consultants, International Special Event Society, Schools of Hospitality at both Miami Dade College and Florida International University and the Annual Love Mexico Convention in Riviera Maya.
Photo: Suzanne Delawar Studios
Stylist: Hot Pink Style
Ana Cruz, Event Consultant, Planner & Speaker
In a few lines, you will read my official bio, but before you do that, I want to tell you about myself. I have been planning events for almost two decades and do it because I truly love it. I chose this career because planning events comes so naturally to me that I never feel as if I am working. I think the most important thing I do is listen to my clients. I really strive to take someone's event vision out of their brain and make it a reality. I work hard to make sure every client feels like they're my only client. I love to work with people who I inspire and that can inspire me. I get that every event I do is a milestone, a memory, or an opportunity for a client to showcase something important to them. I take what I do seriously but make sure my clients have fun in the process. I am down to earth and always tell it like it is. I always force my clients to give me the one idea that will make their event different than anybody else's.
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