Who We Are
Eventful Days is a full-service event planning agency that specializes in creating unique, one-of-a-kind events that are designed to reflect the personality of each client and the purpose of each event. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, a small social gathering, or an all-business corporate function,Eventful Days collaborates with clients to understand their vision and execute an event that exceeds their expectations. Through careful planning and preparation, Eventful Days brings many meticulous details together to create one unforgettable event.
Eventful Days has the style, creativity, and tireless attention to detail to create a picture perfect event and make your dream into a reality.
Remember - We create the event. You create the memories!
A lifelong New Yorker, Kristin graduated with her master’s degree in education from Long Island University. After teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten and cooordinating the Parent-Child Home Program for Nassau BOCES, Kristin realized that her thirst for entertaining could not be quenched by the occasional classroom party. This social butterfly could not stay cocooned in a school!
She took her planning and organizing skills, along with her acquired patience, and landed the position of Director of Events for an insurance company on Long Island. For ten years, she planned internal events such as corporate meetings, retreats, and seminars as well as seasonal and social parties for the 120- employee firm. She also arranged external events with clients, including brand-immersed experiences, dinner parties, and CEO golf outings. Without fail, there was one thing all these events had in common: attendees would continuously ask for her contact information. There was always a niece’s sweet 16 or a daughter’s wedding or a father’s retirement. In other words, there was always a reason for a party. . . and always a need for someone to plan it.
That's when Krisitn drew upon her experience in event planning and founded Eventful Days, a full- service agency dedicated to comprehensively designing, planning, and executing events of all kinds. A stickler for detail, Kristin is meticulous in her efforts. Her positive attitude, determination, and ability to keep calm under any and all circumstances makes her efforts look . . . well, effortless. Eventually, Kristin was able to make Eventful Days her full-time position—and full-time passion! Whether it is a corporate event or a social celebration, Kristin consistently translates her client’s vision into a unique personal event with coordination and style.
FUN FACTS: When she’s not planning a party, Kristin can be found shopping for fun décor, trying on shoes, exercising, or making a mean Bloody Mary. She’s literally mastered it to the point she’s picky when ordering one in a restaurant! She’s greeted every night by her husband and two rescued fur babies, a Maltese named Bruno and Brandi, a Chi/Maltese mix. In the off season, she travels anywhere it’s warm and has turquoise water. . . and well-concocted Bloody Marys.
An eternal optimist, Assistant Planner Rita Ellis believes life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Even though rain is one of the few details of a wedding day she can’t control, everything else she’s got! And the biggest, most important detail of all? The smiles on the faces of her clients. This simple expression carries the most significance because it warms her heart with an unequaled satisfaction and fuels her desire to make dreams come true. When her clients are happy, so is she!
Rita does not excel in hospitality by happenstance. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in event management and a master’s degree in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI. Outgoing, organized, and compassionate, Rita coupled her personality and passion to receive certifications in both wine and wedding planning. This relentless overachiever then paired her education with real-world experience at the Preston House & Hotel, East Wind Long Island, and EGN Consulting, places she honed her skills in hosting, catering, and marketing. She also served as the lead event coordinator for a breast cancer research fundraising event for three years running.
It’s no wonder a rustic chic wedding style is Rita’s favorite. In addition to a 160-pound St. Bernard, this North Fork native owns three goats! When she’s not tending to them, she’s perusing Pinterest for all-things wedding. In her spare time, this wine and cheese enthusiast enjoys running, walking, and cooking for her family. Yes, Rita aims to please!
A keen combination of brains and brawn, all-around Assistant Brad Kozera doesn’t ask for a lighter load, he asks for broader shoulders. And they come in handy! This patient and precise heavy hauler takes care of all the important behind-the-scenes business at Eventful Days. Yes, he’s the one setting up, breaking down, greeting guests, securing supplies, and simply making things happen. One time, he hand delivered approximately 100 wedding invitations to over 50 towns in Long Island . . . all while donned in a tuxedo and white gloves! Diligent, loyal, and logical, he’s the one getting. stuff. done.
A graduate of State University of New York at New Paltz, this calm and creative charmer aims to please. With extensive experience in customer service, Brad gives a nod to the nuptials. He believes the significance of weddings is to focus on one couple and their commitment to a shared future together. Old school at heart, Brad favors traditional weddings with classy, elegant, and sophisticated tendencies. He’s a firm believer that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
In a committed relationship, Brad enjoys biking, volleyball, cooking, camping, and playing video games. A self-described dog and cat lover, this younger brother of Eventful Days’ founder Kristin Buonaiuto credits her on both professional and personal fronts, calling her a truly “positive force in my life.”
Eventful Days Co-planner Jahniece Hall knows all about long walks, whether they be down the runway or the aisle. A fashionista at heart, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2014. During college, she hosted at Seasons 52 before sauntering her way to serving, sparking her interest in special events (ahem . . . weddings). Not stopping to rest, Jahniece then advanced onward to earn her certification in Wedding and Event Planning. From there, she was promoted once again at Seasons 52 to Sales/Event Coordinator. On the side, Jahniece even traveled with David Tutura working his wedding shows. Her path eventually led her to Eventful Days . . . and the rest is history.
A natural leader and detailed-orientated multitasker, Jahniece is motivated by bringing a couple’s vision to life and equally inspired while watching their special day unfold. She believes perception is reality, and strives for perfection in every facet of the wedding-planning process. Jahniece knows that an effortless event is really just the well-earned destination after the culmination of conscientiousness, creativity, hard work, dedication, and determination.
FUN FACTS: When she is not coordinating strolls down the aisle, you can find Jahniece reading, eating brunch, binge watching shows on Netflix, and spending time with her fiancé, Jack, and her puppy, Bella. Yes, Jahniece knows all about finding the joy in the journey, especially the one that leads to the altar. And she can help you find it, too!
Ambitious and hardworking, Avita Tarachand is all about service with a smile. After all, she specializes in client satisfaction. With experience in the restaurant, retail, law, and banking industries, the Assistant Planner for Eventful Days is no stranger to high expectations. This dedicated and delightful go-getter takes the details upon herself to deliver excellence, each and every time.
A patient team player partially responsible for designing the day, Avita centers on sentimentality. She takes extraordinary measures to make any event epic. That’s because long after the day is over, Avita realizes it’s the memories that will mean the most. Avita takes great care in transforming the setting so that it indicates the individuality of the couple, reflecting their personality from every perspective. Not surprisingly, Avita favors the romantic, complimented by soft colors and chic décor. But no matter the style, it’s the satisfied smiles on the faces of the bride and groom that signifies success for her.
There are other things that make her happy, too, including her Yorkie as well as two nieces and a nephew whom she absolutely adores. When she’s not overseeing fairy tale celebrations, this wine enthusiast enjoys traveling, frequenting new restaurants, and finding the latest fads in bridal magazines.
Stephanie Calzetta knows how to put two and two together for an awe-inspiring wedding. After all, the Associate Planner for Eventful Days is also a high school math teacher. Stephanie combines a meticulous attention to detail with a methodical approach to problem solving, and quickly ascertains the answer to any event equation. And when faced with a challenge, she willingly welcomes it. That’s because she believes anyone can accomplish the easy, but it takes a more unique approach to handle the hard.
For Stephanie, it’s not the event itself that excites her the most . . . it’s the time leading up to it. Stephanie knows that each step in the planning and preparation process directly affects the outcome. Whether she’s setting up an event, directing vendors, or tending to one of many tiny details, this trustworthy and dedicated multitasker is in her element. Although she’s partial to beach, countryside, and vineyard weddings, she’s simply a party person at heart. She enjoys playing a part in other celebratory events such as birthday parties and baby and bridal showers as well. No matter the occasion, Stephanie savors the moment the venue transforms into the vision she helped plan.
When Stephanie is not teaching or planning nuptial particulars, you can find this fun-loving professional coaching volleyball, shopping, and decorating her new house! Together, they enjoy watching movies, attending sporting events, and meeting friends and family for dinner and drinks.
Kristina Buonaiuto goes to great lengths in the name of love. After all, helping others is her livelihood. A former nanny, college financial aid officer, school counseling intern, and lifeguard, she loves nothing more than lending a hand. And blushing brides are no exception! This patient and compassionate Assistant Planner is all about simultaneously ensuring the satisfaction of the clients and the good time of the guests.
Kristina has the capacity to consider the perspectives of others. It’s this unique approach that allows her to innately understand each couple’s expectations and exceed them. She’s the one confirming the decorations are distinct, the place settings are precise, and the personal touches are perfect. She’s the detail-orientated task master delightfully placing the finishing touches on fabulous . . . and finding pleasure in the process.
With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling, Kristina’s helpfulness is unlimited. When she’s not ensuring the endless enjoyment of others in her professional life, she’s a doting mother of a rescue dog in her down time. In her personal life, Kristina can also be found reading, exercising, cooking, and baking (undoubtedly for others!). Speaking of her personal life, Kristina is proud to call Eventful Days’ owner Kristin Buonaiuto her cousin and confidant. As far as Kristina is concerned, Kristin is an amazing influence and role model, with unwavering warmth and admirable ambition. She considers herself blessed to be able to combine business with pleasure as she works alongside her at Eventful Days.
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