In Philippine Culture, the Tagalog word KILIG refers to the feeling of excitement-
or of overwhelming joy due to romance or nostalgia. It's that warm fuzzy feeling in your heart, that giddy joy or butterflies in your stomach.
There is no English term for KILIG.

“Plans are nothing, planning is everything”

-Albert Einstien


Our Company at a Glance

Kilig Events & Design is a passion-driven company founded on the simple idea of "making the very best out of this day." 

What started as many individual projects managed by different people, has assimilated into one event and design company. We are one team focused on the amazingly successful creation and execution of your event. 

Comprised of creative young ladies with a multitude of talents and skills,

we come from different walks of life and collectively carry with us over 25 years of event experience. 

We love what we do. 


We as event management professionals have poured enormous amounts of time and energy into cultivating relationships with our vendor partners. 

We know how important your story is to you and as professionals,

we can bring your dream world, into the real world.


We understand that you, yourself, play a huge role in the planning process,

so we take our time to get to know you, our clients.


We firmly believe that getting to know you
is the key to
 bring your goals and ideas to reality. 

The team here at Kilig Events & Design are committed
 making your day a memorable one.  

Erika Navarro

Event Planner & Co-Founder

Introducing Erika, one of our event planners and co-founders! Erika has been planning and coordinating weddings for over 5 years. She has been running and organizing large scale events for almost twice as long. Erika's dedication to our clients, work ethic and attention to detail is second to none. She has a loving and nurturing air around her assuring our clients that everything will go smoothly on their big day. 

When she's not planning or executing weddings, she fills her days with her hubby, Jonel, and their growing family.

Karina Gutierrez

Event Planner (CSEP)  & Co-Founder

Introducing the one who started it all. Having grown up on-stage, Karina has a deep love and appreciation for planning and logistics. Accumulating 15+ years experience in event planning and coordination, her passion and love for her trade has only intensified. She is dedicated to our clients, and takes great pride in logistics and making sure that everything runs smoothly. Karina has a strong talent in creativity. She has the ability to turn something simple into something elegant. Her fun-loving personality is just the cherry on top, and why our clients love her! When she's not on the job, she's busy playing with her cute little bunny, Pike!

Joelle Navarro

Junior Partner

Introducing our newest member, Joelle!

She just started working in the wedding and event planning business, and it’s clear that she was made for it.

She is driven and very detail-oriented.

She will not stop at mediocre, and goes above and beyond for our clients to make sure their day is just as they dreamed,
and more.

She shares in the same passion for planning and coordination as the team.

We are so glad to have her onboard. 

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Gillian & Andrew
Maria & Fredi
Erika & Jonel
Chantal & Mark
Catherine & Karl
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Karina Gutierrez is a professional through and through, with a great personality and a very creative mind. She helped us in our wedding planning immensely, through her attention to detail, initiative, problem-solving ability in potentially problematic situations, all while keeping a calm demeanor that only helped to steer the event towards ultimate success. She coordinates well with other vendors, management, and staff to create a seamless event atmosphere. Furthermore, she also provides creative insights regarding the logistical aspects of our wedding, from helping us figure out the best possible table arrangements, to unforeseen on-site decoration problems. Karina is always well-mannered and focuses on customer satisfaction and most importantly, care. We highly recommend this kind and fun-loving individual for any event planning needs; we could not have gotten through the most special day of our lives without her talents!

-Andrew & Gillian

We believe that you should be a guest at your own wedding.


Let us run the day in the background, while you take in

all the important and precious moments of your big day.

Our Services


  • Detailed full day wedding timeline - so you have a better idea of what is happening on the day of your wedding.

  • Vendor management - we make sure everyone is on the same page.

  • Contract review - we’ll make sure there are no surprises.

  • Attend and facilitate both wedding rehearsal and wedding ceremony - so you don’t have to worry about making sure everyone is in the right place.

  • Execution of full-day wedding timeline - to ensure your day runs smoothly.

  • Decor set-up - we’ll bring your imagination to life!

  • Unlimited email/phone support

Full Planning


Would you love to just deal with one person the entire time? Or maybe your schedule is too demanding and just don’t have the time to do the research or make all the calls.


Not to worry! You can leave that to us.


  • Everything in our day-of-coordination package, as well as:

    • Vendor selections who can make your event remarkable on your budget

Ready to start planning?


Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Let's start bringing your dream world into the real world!


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