A born business woman with a passion for planning, Alexa founded Alexa Kritis Events in 2015, already with eight years of diverse industry experience under her (always chic) belt.
Alexa’s first experience in the wedding industry began when she spent her senior year of high school working in a bridal salon on Long Island. She was hooked. Throughout college, she assisted a wedding planner in the planning and production of events from Manhattan to Montauk.
After earning her BBA in Management & Event Planning from LIM College in New York City, she eventually accepted a position as the wedding coordinator at the Eau Palm Beach (a former Ritz Carlton property)—which required she make the exciting move from the Big Apple to the Sunshine State. With the vast experience gained from being on the venue and catering side of events, she then felt confident that she could plan and design events on her own. And so she did.
Alexa founded AK Events with one simple vision: that every couple deserves to have a planning experience specifically tailored to their personality, preferences, and unique vision for their dream day.
With extensive knowledge in her field, Alexa is a Certified Professional of Catering and Events, and a notary in Florida, so if (heaven forbid) your officiant doesn’t show up, she’s got you covered.
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Enjoying everything Tampa Bay has to offer: a growing downtown, beautiful beaches, the relaxing and dog-filled Hyde Park, and all of the sports teams that make it a title town. She loves eating at local restaurants with her husband Rich, doing yoga, reading books, and spending time with her family from New York when they're escaping the cold.
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A workaholic who’s always calm under pressure, clients have described Alexa as...
My wedding would not have been the same without Alexa! She was such a vital part of our wedding and the success of the day, I really can't imagine how we would have survived without her. The week of our (outdoor) wedding, Alexa spent countless hours with us trying to figure out the best backup plans. She thought of every detail, and really made a huge difference in our outcome. I thought I could manage coordinating our wedding by myself, but looking back hiring Alexa as our event planner was the best decision we made. She took care of things I never even thought of, and so many problems arose the day of that she just took care of without ever coming to me. - Lindsey, Bride
Words cannot express my gratitude for Alexa, she is a top-notch planner and I am incredibly lucky to have had her on our wedding day! Alexa always had everything 100% under control and and her calm and caring demeanor made for a stress-free wedding day. I cannot express enough how much I recommend Alexa to anyone looking for a wedding planner. - Whitney, Bride
Alexa is not only qualified, but personable, professional, and FUN to work with - she made every part of the process (planning, vendors, dealing parents...) fun and easy, and I don't know what I would have done without her. I didn't think you needed a "day-of" coordinator either - she proved me wrong!! She was there for everything that went wrong - which was only one thing, out of our hands - did I worry? No. Alexa was there. Hire her, you won't regret it.
Alexa was a godsend for my wedding. I was the bride-to-be who had the picture-perfect vision but had no idea how (and no desire) to spend my wedding day executing it. Alexa swooped in with her spreadsheets, industry experience, and KINDNESS to help bring my vision to life. She coordinated with all of my many vendors and took care of problems that came up during the wedding so that we could just enjoy our day.
- Kali, Bride