Meet The Team



Owner & Principal Planner

Residing in Staten Island, NY, Larisa Scannella is a professional event planner with a keen eye for style. She has spent the last decade working as an events professional, planning and executing hundreds of occasions including weddings, corporate gatherings, galas, and more.

Larisa's passion for planning led her to explore educational opportunities that would elevate her career. She obtained certificates in Wedding Planning and Consulting, and Executive Event Leadership from Temple University.

She has also participated in the 21st Century Business Leadership Program at Rutgers University, where she received a Master's Certificate. This wealth of experience informs Larisa's services to this day, ensuring customer satisfaction and streamlined delivery.


Collaborating with clients on bespoke gatherings and milestone celebrations, her passion for throwing parties shines through everything she does. Events by Larisa Marie is the culmination of a lifelong ambition - to make memories that last. 

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Olivia Poff is a New Hampshire native who has a passion for journalism, social media, and content creation. Olivia graduated from Hofstra University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. While at Hofstra, Olivia held two professional internships in journalism and content creation. She was also a reporter for her University's news station and was president of her sorority, Delta Gamma. 


Olivia has an eye for style and current trends. She is a passionate and driven individual.  She is in charge of our blog, social media, and is learning the ropes of event planning. We are excited to have her as a part of our ELM team!


Marketing &  Communications Coordinator 

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