Pearls EventsFounded in 2007, Pearls Events is an event planning boutique with offices in West Michigan and Northern Michigan serving clients planning celebrations throughout the state.

We plan, design and coordinate Michigan events with our dedicated team of four.

We have a studio space in downtown Grand Rapids for meetings, but because many of our clients live out of town, we also meet regularly via phone and Skype.





Aletha VanderMaasAletha fell in love with events over fifteen(!) years ago while working in catering. After earning her bachelor of arts in marketing, she accepted a position with the world's largest Christian communications company.

After four years in the publishing industry, Aletha infused her love for customer service, weddings & sales and marketing by creating Pearls Events. Her desire to create an event that reflects the client is her number one priority.

Aletha enjoys spending time with her family while they work on their midcentury modern home, travel the country in their Volkswagen and entertain friends on their patio. They live in Grand Haven.



Mary Pearls EventsMary is a certified wedding planner and has a background in the hospitality industry. She is the lead planner for our Up North division, based in Traverse City, Michigan.

Mary joined the Pearls Events team in 2010. She loves to have fun and make people laugh, but also knows how to get the job done. Helping couples enjoy one of the best day of their lives is her goal.

When Mary isn't working, she enjoys a good movie, gardening, walking, boating, trying new recipes, volunteering at church, and entertaining friends & family in her home. Mary's dream is to have a healthy, happy family and be a full time wedding planner. Mary lives in Interlochen with her husband, Scott, their children, and their dog.



Leah discovered her passion for weddings while working as a bridal consultant at a bridal salon during college. Leah has been part of the Pearls Events team since 2012.

Leah loves seeing the whole event come together and working as a team to make it happen.

When she isn't working with a bride on her wedding day, Leah works enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, family and friends, traveling, and putting her creativity to good use.




Leah is a graduate of Cornerstone University with a Bachelors degree in Communications. She joined the Pearls Events team in 2012.

Leah has assisted with the planning and coordinating of many corporate and personal events. She has a passion for people and parties and she thoroughly enjoys working with the Pearls Events team!

When she's not working, Leah loves baking, travelling, and spending summers at the beach.