In 2015, Nicole Eichenwald Braghin from N events and Arianna Grijalba from Queen of Hearts merged forces and created Plan Design Events.  With over a decade of experience in the events industry, Arianna and Nicole combine their love and attention to detail to bring uncompromising quality to every aspect of the events they produce.

Plan Design has a captivating, unconventional flair in creating mitzvahs, dazzling weddings, galas and corporate experiences. Keeping up with trends and technology and bringing style in all that they organize, while weaving all the elements of design, color and texture.



Conceptualizing ideas is our passion. Our approach to design is sophisticated, sensual, and incredibly personal. In an industry where outdated rules are vanishing and artistic freedom abounds, we stand out as visionaries in creating parties that delight the senses. We don’t believe in simply meeting our clients’ expectations; we exceed them.



Nicole Eichenwald Braghin

Managing Partner

Brazilian born, Nicole came to Miami when she was 9 years old. Nicole always knew that a desk job was not in her future.  Entertaining and creating parties is in her blood.  In 2005, Nicole founded N events and started designing and producing experiences. With an eye for personalization and details, Nicole thrives in the challenge that every aspect of every event should be unique, and she treats and designs her events as experiences delighting all the senses.  From flowers and furniture, to stages and patterns, Nicole is driven by the pressure of always exceeding her client’s expectations.  Also, she has two little girls who always keep her on her toes.  Sophia, 8 years old gives the best job description “my mommy makes dreams come true!”

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Arianna Grijalba

Managing Partner

A true Miami Native raised in Venezuela. 

Arianna earned an AS in Culinary Arts, a BS in Food Service Management graduating Cum-Laude from Johnson and Wales University and later receiving a Masters Degree in Event Planning and Protocol from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. 

Her organizational and logistic skills are unparalleled as is her knowledge of catering.  Having worked at Event Lab in Dubai and Le Basque, Arianna has been taught that nothing but flawless is good enough.  In 2008 Arianna founded Queen of Hearts Production, an event planning company for social and corporate events. When N evens and Queen of Hearts merge, Ari took over all the logistics operations where she is now the point person for every project, coordinating all the information and ideas and managing the entire team, making sure no detail ever goes unnoticed.  Most importantly, her Joie de vivre fills our events with passion!


Lynn Knafo De Taurel

Production Manager

Our very own pastry chef!  She makes our office sweet with her concentration and organizational skills.  Handling each aspect of our events like an important ingredient in a recipe. She oversees all sourcing, communication and logistics related to the production, and manages ongoing client relations. Lynn keeps us in balance and makes sure the final product is delicious and flawless.


Fabiana Garcia

Administrator Assistant

Fabiana is a young professional who is bringing a fresh perspective to Plan Design Events. She is in charge of the Administration and Accounting Department and gives support in the Customer Service Department too! She Is from Venezuela and graduated from FIU with a Bachelor Degree en Business Administration & Marketing. Fabiana is very organized and detailed oriented and she is always ready to assist and help our clients at all times!

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Maria Pulgarin

Warehouse Manager

Colombian born, Maria is a force to be reckoned with.  Climbing ladders and jumping over shelves, there is no design idea she can’t bring to life. A magician with more energy than the energizer bunny; Maria ensures that all details of every event will be accounted for and delivered with the greatest care.


Alma Vega

Floral Designer

Originally from Nicaragua, Alma has been in flower business since childhood. She started in the event business in Miami in 1985 making her way to head floral designer for several top companies.  She joined the N events team in 2008 and has brought smiles and peace ever since.