OWNER | LEAD PLANNER | STYLIST
Gianna's passion for events came early in life when learning that her greatest talent was turning big ideas into reality while having a rooted passion for creating magical moments for people around her. Raised in southern California she followed her adventure to Arizona in 2013 where she would find that her journey was only just beginning. She has worked 7+ years which led to managing some of Phoenix's top wedding and event venues with her eye for design and coordination. Thinking she was going to take her sought after leadership and event management to the next level, her world came crashing down in March 2020. With no light at the end of a very long tunnel, she thought her career in the industry she loved and craved so deeply was gone. After contracting for several companies in the valley and planning her own wedding in an upside down world, she remembered the magic and light weddings and events brought to not only herself but of those everywhere and she couldn't give up. Then the biggest door she could have ever dreamed of opened and she became part Owner to Simple Means Events. Now leading the new team, she is back and stronger than ever ready to make something beautiful together.
OWNER | CREATIVE CONSULTANT
At 16 Sydnee started her first job as a kids party host for a multi-tainment center in the small city within Arizona where she grew up. It was there where her passion for events began! Leaving for college the world was her oyster and she knew exactly what she wanted to do with it – Design, Plan, & Execute on as many events as she could. Her true passion is taking the thoughts and dreams of her clients and turning them into a reality. She has been in the industry working with top tier clientele and vendors for 5+ years. As her & her partners begin this new chapter of life together with Simple Means Events, she can not wait to help make your wildest dreams come true!
OWNER | PLANNER | STYLIST
Shanei's love for event planning started many years ago when she started throwing large-scale annual Christmas parties for family, friends and clients of her husband's company. From there, she went on to plan and design many types of events for everyone close to her. After being a stay-at-home mom for 20+ years and all three of her children leaving for college, she moved to the great state of Arizona to be closer to family and said goodbye to California! It was the desert air that got her to dream of what she could do that would combine her greatest passions of entertaining, designing and making people feel taken care of on their special occasions. Event design and planning seemed to be a natural fit! Alongside her daughter-in-law (Sydnee) and close friend (Gianna) she was able to actualize her dreams and passions for events when she became part owner of Simple Means Events. She is so excited to start a new chapter of her life with big plans and new ideas! Let's make something magical!