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Slay Event Management and Consulting dba SLAY Events was founded in 1999 by Principal, Missy Slay. SLAY Events has experience producing award-winning events including national sporting events, musical and lifestyle events ranging from 10,000- 150,000 attendees, concerts with Grammy award-winning artists, community walks/runs and corporate and charitable meetings, galas and weddings.
We are team players who are passionate and committed to delivering exceptional event experiences for our clients. Our goal is your success and we would love to partner with you to SLAY your next event.

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Budget Creation + Management
Operations + Site Logistics
Event Staffing
Community + Municipal Relations + Permitting
Vendor Sourcing + Coordination
Guest Crowd Management
Safety + Emergency Preparedness
Client + Sponsor Relations
Catering Execution + Food & Beverage Planning Rentals Sourcing + Coordination + Management Transportation Coordination



Artist Relations + Sourcing + Talent Booking

Stage + Lighting + Audio Design

Technical Direction + Stage Management

Venue Booking + Coordination

Production Scheduling + Timelines

Show Curation

Festival + Concert Production



Event Concept + Design + Implementation

Guest Experience

Scenic + Stage Design

Event Renderings + Layouts + Design Boards Corporate Activations + Brand Awareness Environmental Awareness





At SLAY Events, we are committed to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, your family,               friends, and your guests. With over two decades of experience in producing weddings, we provide a team of creative partners to ensure that each moment of the planning from the very beginning stages to the post-event details would be taken care of with a flawless approach and a fairytale ending. Since every wedding is unique, we tailor our services around our client’s personal needs and preferences. Our design team will collaborate and work with you to conceptualize your special day as our goal is to curate a beautifully designed experience with seamless execution. Each element is carefully crafted, and the most thoughtful details are applied. We make sure all elements enhance the overall design to make it visually appealing and bring a high level of artistic direction. Our wedding team will be onsite styling every detail and managing our supplier partners, along with guiding you graciously to orchestrate the perfect day.


  • Develop a comprehensive wedding budget

  • Creation of a venue deck that includes venue options that fit within the wedding budget and checks all the boxes 

  • Read through all contracts and advise clients on any red flags, items that could affect budget etc.

  • Produce a wedding day ROS/timeline and work with band musicians/DJ to create a seamless flow for the event

  • Provide all suppliers Certificate of Insurance details and obtain insurance certificates from each supplier listing  

  • Distribute Client- approved timeline to all suppliers, confirm arrival and end times, including strike time and communicate venue’s policies and procedures

  • Assist couple with curating a reception and dinner menu

  • Review and proof Banquet Event Order provided by catering manager

  • Confirm and update all vendor orders and quantities on rental items

  • Negotiate supplier contracts and manage deposit and payment schedule 

  • Follow up with post wedding details



  • Collaborate with client to discuss wedding vision and style

  • Select and initiate color combinations, theme and visual concepts

  • Design and create a décor deck that includes inspiration / design concepts for every detail of the big day!

  • Contract any rental items if needed (chairs, draping, lounge furniture, dance floor, specialized china, glassware, flatware, plants, props, special activation such as photobooth etc.



  • Schedule and attend venue site visits

  • Attend meetings with the following service providers based on Client’s needs: Caterer, Hotel/Venue, Florist, Photography, Videography, Specialty Linens, Custom Invitations, Ceremony Musicians, Disc Jockey/ Band, Lighting etc.

  • Schedule and attend floral mockup

  • Coordinate and attend food tasting with client + catering manager 

  • Manage wedding cake tastings with bakers 

  • Schedule hair + make-up preview, and final meetings with officiant, DJ and band




  • Unlimited consultations via email and phone

  • Assist with invitation language and selection of stationery for save the date cards and invitations

  • Assist with wedding favors, gifts and welcome totes

  • Provide hotel accommodation options + negotiate contract for group room blocks and rates



  • Provide marriage license information

  • Confirm ceremony logistics / details with officiant and items needed for ceremony 

  • Confirm with musicians on ceremony song selections and queuing musicians for a flawless ceremony

  • Orchestrate ceremony rehearsal with couple, wedding party and family



  • Wedding Assistants are required for weddings based on head count and ceremony/ reception locations

  • Assist with accessories such as setting up seating cards, menu cards, table numbers, favors, sign-in guest book, etc.

  • Guiding couple, wedding party and family throughout the getting ready hours and throughout the day keeping everyone on schedule

  • Communicate and manage banquet staff and all suppliers providing any necessary updates 

  • Direct family / ushers with seating and program distribution

  • Lining up couple, wedding party and family for wedding ceremony and grand entrance to the reception and cuing all necessary parties involved

  • Attend sound check with band musicians/ or DJ and review formalities and song selections and pronunciations and guide all booked entertainment to keep everyone on schedule  

  • Ensure all photos on photography shot list have been taken

  • Guiding couple through all planned formalities, such as grand entrance, toasts, dances etc.

  • Flawlessly handle and manage any unforeseen circumstances in a professional manner

  • Provide vendors with any final payments / gratuities 

  • Manage the strike of your wedding ensuring sure all your personal accessories get wrapped with care and provided back to you in the same shape as it was provided. 





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Well behaved women rarely make history –Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


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Since founding the company in 1999, Missy has produced large-scale events including three Final Fours, presidential inauguration events, city-wide music festivals, marathons and NFL Draft events. Slay also specializes in non-profit galas and corporate meetings and events.
Known for her attention to detail and creativity, Slay prides herself on client loyalty and a commitment to their success. She has earned a reputation of delivering first-class experiences for her clients that wow their attendees. Missy possesses a great work ethic, but also realizes the importance of work life balance.
So, when not producing an event, Missy enjoys traveling, visiting California wine country, checking out new restaurants, golfing and hanging at any beach where the sun is shining and waves are crashing.


Ozark, The Boys, You, The Morning Show

DRINKS OF CHOICE: Mint Julep, Mojito, Watermelon Margarita, Bloody Mary’s or a great glass of wine! 

FAVORITE QUOTE: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning how to dance in the rain. - Vivian greene

Kevin Covey


Kevin Covey has been planning events for over two decades.  He opened a successful wedding & event planning company in 1999 and only recently closed it when he decided to join the SLAY Events team full time after seven years of an independent partnership.  During his tenure, Kevin has produced events ranging from 20 to 5,000 guests and everything in between.  Kevin is a certified wedding consultant from the Association of Bridal Consultants and has extensive experience in multi-cultural weddings. 


His favorite part of the event planning process is to see events come to life from pre-planning stages to event day.   He guides clients throughout the planning process making recommendations for the event that reflects the client needs.  He prides himself on being patient, honest and a good listener as great communication is key.   His goal is to listen to his client’s ideas and thoughts about their event and then bring to the table innovated concepts that can truly create an exceptional experience. 


Kevin has been featured on several reality TV series highlighting his extraordinary wedding and event planning production. 


Kevin’s TV credits include:

  • Style Network’s - Whose Wedding is It Anyway? And Wedding Altered

  • Platinum Weddings on Women’s Entertainment Network

  • TLC’s Wedding Story, Amazing Wedding Cakes and The Big Idea with Donnie Deutch


In addition to his busy TV appearance schedule, Kevin also partnered with the beverage brand Kahlua and Gourmet Magazine as their national spokesperson and had the opportunity to tour various Macy‘s throughout Southern California as a host providing tips of the trade on how to throw an unforgettable soirée.  


Kevin was the LA-OC Chapter President for Wish Upon A Wedding from 2010-2013, which is the world’s first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, dedicated to producing weddings to terminally ill individuals or those with life altering circumstances.  He was the Co-Director of Administration for The Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County from 2012-2014.  Kevin was presented with the Coordinator of the Year Award along with the Joannie Scott Award which honors drive, dedication, and passion in the wedding and event industry both by the Association of Bridal Consultants.  

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FAVORITE SHOWS TO BINGE WATCH: Schitt’s Creek or any murder mystery documentary on Netflix

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Find a way, or make your own way happen".