Pearls EventsFounded in 2007 by Aletha VanderMaas, Pearls Events is an event planning & design boutique serving clients planning celebrations throughout Michigan.

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







Leah VanBoxel is a graduate of Cornerstone University with a bachelors degree in communications. She joined the Pearls Events team in 2012 and is very excited to be planning, designing & coordinating events as our lead planner.

Leah comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has a passion for people, organization and design. She lives downtown Grand Rapids and loves her busy city life.

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





Leah Baillargeon discovered her passion for weddings while working as a bridal consultant at a bridal salon while attending Calvin 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, extended family and friends, traveling, and putting her creativity to good use.





Aletha VanderMaasAletha VanderMaas fell in love with events almost twenty(!!) 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 opening Pearls Events in 2007. 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 and entertain friends on their patio.