Amanda Jerez
Amanda is a University of Central Florida graduate and has a Master of Arts degree in Communication. She also has excellent organizational and leadership skills. Amanda is passionate about event planning and will bring her creative edge to assist with all of your planning needs.

Our Story

​​Meet Our Team

After college, owner Maria DeGalleford left New York to settle back home in Virginia Beach. With her love of party planning, she began delving into all aspects of events, including jobs in bridal wear, catering, coordinating, jewelry, floral and rental companies. After planning her own fairy tale wedding, she helped coordinate many more events both nationally and internationally. With the birth of her daughter Everly in 2014, the idea for her own company was born. 


Jen Colonno

Jen is a true blue Virginia Beach local, born and raised! She is a graduate of Saint Leo University and is currently pursing her Masters in Education at Liberty University. She is a devoted naval spouse who understands the pressures of event planning while being active duty. Whether that's locallly or long distance, she can help plan your event on or off base. Jen is organized and knows how to multi-task with the best of them. She has a great energy and attention to detail.

Michael and Kevin Aggen

Brothers, they are EAE's production crew or "The Muscle". They can bring it in, break it down and raise the roof, if need be, while always remaining the epitome of professional and courteous cuteness! 

Katina Cairnes

Originally from northern Virginia, Katina has recently relocated to Virginia Beach after a four-year adventure in Hawaii. She brings an energy to the team that is calm, cool and collected. Katina was an Everly After Events bride who fell in love with the magic of wedding planning and has since joined the EAE family. She is an incredibly hard worker with a creative mind who brings excitement and beauty to every event. 

Maria DeGalleford

Owner and Lead Coordinator, Maria masters the details after getting to really know her clients and their vision. She is a graduate of SUNY Empire State in NY. Her love of travel has expanded the EAE client base up and down the East Coast. Maria loves the design and visual aspect of the event but prides herself on her organizational skills and unflappable calm. Maria is also the Marketing Director.

"Maria was amazing to work with because not only were we out of town, but we had many events with our family and my daughters health during this time but Maria always handled every problem. She went above and beyond to make things easy and the wedding day special. We had no worries and everything fell into place." Kim W

"I can't express how thankful we are to have found Maria and Everly After Events. We couldn't have dreamed of a more accommodating, caring, creative, available, and hard-working day-of coordinator. It was like hiring a friend! I think my mom considers her a daughter now, as well ;P Our wedding was beyond perfect, and it was thanks to these women. And the "bubble" we were put into a few days before the wedding, where if something went wrong, it was handled and we didn't know about it, was the best part. We had a completely stress-free, fun, and special weekend. We highly recommend!" Whitney

"Do it. Everly After was immediately responsive to every email, and as our wedding was in another state from where my wife and I live, Everly After handled a lot of the groundwork in advance that we were unable to do. Maria provides tremendous value, even more so for the level of service she provides, and I can safely say having her as our coordinator is the best decision my wife and I made in hiring vendors for our wedding." Randall