Gabriela Carvalho Dias, affectionately known as Lela, is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in Brazil. Combining more than 14 years of experience with her incessant search for new professional developments, both in Brazil and abroad, Lela`s trademark is her attention to detail, the confidence she inspires in her clients, as well as the respect of her peers, earned by her dedicated professionalism and work ethic.
In November 2013 she was recognized at the 1st Award for Unforgettable Wedding Magazine Professionals of the Year, winning the category of Best Wedding Planner. She has published two books, Case com estilo (English translation: Marry in Style), published in 2012 by Just Editora, and Histórias inesquecíveis de casamentos (English translation: Unforgettable Wedding Stories), published in August of 2013 by 3R Studio Editora, a selection of her favorite wedding stories that highlight the close bond she establishes with the bride and groom and their families, ensuring that their special day has everything required to celebrate the happy and joyous occasion, making dreams come true and providing the guests with a memorable festive celebration.
Born in Poços de Caldas, in the state of Minas Gerais, Lela moved to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 19 to study International Relations. She got her first start in the events sector in 2000, discovering her true calling by working as a wedding receptionist to fund her studies. Shortly after graduating, Lela left her internship in international trade to become a partner at Thesis Eventos, one of Rio de Janeiro’s leading event companies, where she worked in all aspects of event planning, from pre-production to supervision. Three years later she founded her own company, Lela Eventos.
Married, a mother of two children and passionate about her business, Lela is intimately familiar with all the expectations involved in planning a wedding and she spares no efforts to transform each celebration into a truly unique and unforgettable moment for the bride, groom and their families.