About Alinato EVENTS
MEET OUR OWNER, ALYSSA PETTINATO
When it comes to executing a flawless event, Alyssa Pettinato is a great choice.
Before opening her own event company Alyssa worked on a multitude of impressive events including the Big East Conference and Volvo partnership, all the programming and events for a New York based charity AND all the concerts and promotional events for a music start-up. She took her diverse experience and channeled it into her own company. Her clients have ranged from a small ticketing company based out of CA to working as a vendor with Pepsico here in NY.
In addition to events, Alyssa also has a strong background working on marketing projects for various CPG clients. She has worked with huge clients and billion dollar companies as a vendor. She creates quick turnaround projects for her clients while maintaining great results and the utmost amount of confidentiality.
Along with the event company- Alinato is a strong supporter of animal welfare and Alyssa has begun additionally donating her time to a local animal charity. Please always feel free to bring your pets to her consultations, you can bet her dog Butters will be there as well!
Meet The Alinato EVENTS Team
Wedding Planning Assistant
Emma was born and raised in Upstate NY, and recently relocated to Manhattan to pursue her dreams of high end event and wedding planning. Emma graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2021 with double majors in Hospitality and Theatre Arts, and has been with Alinato since August of 2022. She is extremely passionate about helping couples find the perfect vendors and creating a positive and stress-free (as much as it can be!) environment. As cliche as it may sound, Emma loves love and meeting new, exciting people throughout the Tri-State area. For Emma, working with Alinato is a dream, and she hopes to continue meeting new and exciting people to share tips and tricks with!
Wedding Planning Assistant
Aubrey was born in Connecticut and has been living in Manhattan for the last 6 years. With a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology style & design has always been at the forefront of Aubrey’s life. Always hosting events for family & friends – it was until planning her own wedding did she fall head over heels for the wedding planning industry. Planning one of the most important day’s of each couple’s lives with the Alinato team is her new dream realized. The ultimate diy-er, there’s no creative project she won’t try. If she’s not at your wedding, she’s in Central Park, or a new NYC restaurant with her fiancé and their dog Brooks.
Wedding Planning Assistant
If Carrie Bradshaw was the main character of 27 Dresses, that would be who Bailey is as a person. The NYC girl has been dreaming of being of the events girl as a little girl. Combining her love of celebrating, and design; she’ll never say no to a tulle dress or a piece of cake. With experience in worldwide event planning and event production; she can bring Marseilles into Manhattan.
Chelsea was born and raised in NY. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and is currently achieving a masters in Nutrition and Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian. She is a dog person and has been with Alinato for many wedding seasons, and loves the thrill of the wedding day!
Ever since I was a little girl, moving to New York City was my absolute lifelong dream. Now that I’m here, what better way to spend my time than living out my life like all the classic rom-coms we all know & love? As a true hopeless romantic & major fan of cheesy summer romance novels, I can’t wait to help make all of your Pinterest-board visions a reality! With my background in the live music & post-production industries and my passion for curating the perfect aesthetic, you know I’ll bring the energy & all the checklists!
Social Media Manager
Meet Justine- your fun-loving social media pro!
Justine lives in Jersey City and loves making your scrolling experience a whole lot brighter and entertaining. Originally hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, she brings that big-hearted energy to creating engaging content on social media! She’s also a bonafide foodie on the hunt for the tastiest treasures the city has to offer. Pop culture is her true passion and she is always in the loop with the latest in the entertainment world. She has her finger on the pulse and is ready to dish on all things trending!
Alexandra brings eight years of experience developing communication campaigns for leading food and beverage businesses, experiential entertainment, and influential healthcare media, such as Applebee’s, CURE magazine, Lucky Strike Entertainment, Panera Bread, Pharmacy Times, and ShopRite. With a passion for client engagement and project management, Alexandra is known among her peers as “pleasantly persistent” as she navigates any curveballs that come her way. She leans on data and insights to inform solutions for each client’s business challenges. Alex builds solid relationships with the media by researching their interests and connecting them with relevant stories, credible experts, and interesting facts. As a result, journalists rely on her as a dependable source for newsworthy information that resonates with their audiences.
Alyssa and her team are without a doubt the best in the GAME! From our introductory call to when we left our wedding at the end of the night Alyssa was there with me every step of the way this past year and a half. She's a rockstar, and she executed my alternative, moody, non-traditional yet classy and upscale NYC wedding perfectly to a T. She was more than just a planner, she became a friend and confidant, and I'm going to really miss her trying to keep me on track now. Alyssa saved us so much money, time, and stress by negotiating and handling so much for our wedding it allowed us to truly relax and enjoy the day. She kept me calm and on schedule day of and made sure the wedding went off without a hitch. She is incredible and I highly highly recommend her to any couple in need of a planner.
~ Nicole C.
Wedding Planner | Summer 2022
“I have been working with Alyssa on corporate events for my bank since she was just starting Alinato. She surprised me then with her professionalism and work ethic and through the years she has only perfected herself. She is very dedicated and continues to deliver stellar results. All my events were full of happy guests and she REALLY knows her way around food recommendations. I will continue to work with her until she tells me she is retiring.”
Corporate Events | 2012-2022
Alyssa and her team helped me pull off the wedding of my dreams! I hired Alinato as a partial planner and Alyssa helped connect with various vendors (DJ, bubble tea, catering, rentals) to build a perfect wedding. On the wedding day, everything ran so smoothly and I didn't have a single worry - I loved being able to just enjoy my wedding. Alyssa and her wonderful assistant handled all the setup and keeping us on schedule. Highly recommend Alyssa and Alinato for your event planning needs!
~ Annie W.
Wedding | Summer 2022
Kind of cannot believe I am finally married. Alyssa and her team seriously made the last 1.5 years so easy for us. The day of the wedding she was seriously amazing. I know she was dealing with some tough things for us but I felt super shielded from the headaches (which I found out after the fact and was super annoyed at other vendors over but story for another day!) Everything went off without a hitch and we had no idea! Outside of that all the planning for over a year was super seamless. I looked forward to getting all our recommendations it was the easiest process ever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart seriously!!!
~ Rachel C.
Wedding | Winter 2022
At first we didn’t think we needed a wedding coordinator, we thought we had everything taken care of but after some suggestions from others, we decided to inquire about a coordinator. After speaking with Alyssa from Alinato, everything just became easier. I don’t know how else to describe it - our list of stressors quickly went down to zero. We knew we were in good hands and the day of coordination was so amazingly smooth. I could not recommend Alyssa and her team enough!!
~ Dominic M.
Wedding | Winter 2022