Our Story


Event Science is an L.A. based event coordination & design team, founded by Tara Thompson & Jessica Abler. 

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Our mission is to provide our clientele with care and support as we guide them through each stage of the planning process — from design to implementation, bringing their dreams to life.  We offer our clients full and partial wedding coordination, as well as event consultation & design.  At Event Science, we treat each wedding or occasion as if it was our own, pouring our hearts and souls into everything we produce. 

After meeting in a fine art studio as sophomores in college, we bonded over our shared love of Days of Our Lives, the color pink, and of course, beautiful weddings.  Seven years, many late night cocktails, numerous event internships, and one great friendship later, we are excited to officially partner up for our new collaboration:  Event Science | Weddings + Parties

We can't wait for you to reach out to us — we would love to be a part of your special day!

 

Our Team


Jessica Efthyvoulos | Co-Founder, Creative Director + Stylist

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Jessica has a great eye for design and details, and as the creative force behind Event Science, she is always exploring new style ideas.  She loves to make carefully curated inspiration boards for our clients, and is amazing at sourcing new materials.

Jessica grew up in Pasadena, California helping her oh-so-hospitable mom throw all kinds of shindigs - from intimate, formal dinner parties to wine tastings for 100+ guests.  She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Fine Art/ Photography from California State University, Northridge.  Through her years of experience behind the scenes in the entertainment and event industries, she has learned the art of keeping her cool under pressure and finds joy in seeing project through to completion - from initial planning to the final placement of every last, fabulous detail.

 
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Favorite TV Show:  Saved By the Bell, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, The Office, Parenthood, and many more...

Hidden Talent:  Tri-toned train whistle sound

Hobby:  FOOD!  Flavors, colors, and textures, oh my!

Favorite Band/ Artist:  No Doubt, circa Tragic Kingdom

Favorite Snack:  Anything "veggie" or cheese

Guilty Pleasure:  Watching proposal and wedding videos (check hers out here!)

Guaranteed to Make Her Smile:  Hot pink bougainvillea, ample glitter usage, In-N-Out Burger, Santa Ana winds, and dog and cow sightings

 

Tara Thompson | Co-Founder, Event Director + Stylist

Tara is the organizational force behind Event Science, as she juggles logistics, vendors, and scheduling with ease.  Known as "the muscle" in our circle, she keeps everyone on track, and events running like a well-oiled machine.  

Tara hails from Glendale, California, and has a large, extended LDS family.  She became interested in weddings after attending one too many cake and punch receptions in the church gym, after which she vowed to help other brides have the weddings they deserve.  She holds an A.A. in Visual Art/ Art History, as well as a B.A. in Humanities from California State University, Northridge.  As a graduate student she obtained an Elementary Education teaching credential, and her experience with classroom management, in addition to her wedding internships, have directly influenced her strategic event planning skills.

 
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Favorite TV Show:  Sex and the City, Game of Thrones

Hidden Talent:  Trivia champ

Hobby:  Catching up on wedding blogs, TV watching, home renovation/ interior design

Favorite Band/ Artist:  AdeleFlorence + The Machine, and N'SYNC for life!

Favorite Snack:  Chocolate covered peanuts

Guilty Pleasure:  Daytime soap operas

Guaranteed to Make Her Smile:  Her hubby, Andrew (see their wedding video here!); her adorable son, Archie; her dog, Lucky; making lists; bold design; all things gold; ALL the peonies; and of course, watching amazing couples say, "I do!"