Sthefany Pessoa got her start in the hospitality industry after moving to Miami from Brazil as a young girl. Inspired by the weddings and special events she witnessed at the hotels where she worked, she decided to enroll in QC School of Events. She then founded Happily Ever After, a wedding-planning company she's helmed for more than five years.
Although Pessoa is adept at planning bar and bat mitzvahs and gala events, weddings are her bread, butter, and plastic cake topper. She guides brides and grooms through the often-overwhelming planning process with four tiered packages. The Diva package is for couples who don't know where to begin: Pessoa conducts a one-day meeting to discuss the their vision and provide them with venue ideas, timelines, checklists, and budget sheets. The Princess package provides day-of coordination services, in which she meets with couples about a month before the event and takes the reins on last-minute details, ensuring the special day goes off without a hitch. Perfect for brides who have gotten bogged down with planning, the Queen package offers guidance and help with the final steps of the process. Pessoa also offers a full-service, start-to-finish planning service known as the Goddess package.