At Vision Event Co, we offer a unique hybrid of entertainment and event planning services for corporations, weddings, social events, and private affairs. Our certified Event Planners collaborate with each client to achieve the event goals they envision. From there, our diverse team of industry experts, award-winning entertainment talent, and production “gurus” work seamlessly together to make each event distinctive and memorable.
Headquartered in New York City, we produce events that allow each client to not only be the host of their event, but also relax and enjoy themselves as a guest would.
Successful events require fine attention to detail, top-tier talent and undeniable passion. Everyone on our team embraces these core principles and all work closely together to “make the magic happen” for our clients – each and every time.
Thank you so much for learning a little bit about “who we are”. We welcome you to stop by our office anytime, email us, or give us a ring to learn more. We hope to hear from you real soon and until then, have a wonderful day!
Daniela Grafman CSEP, Event Planner Extraordinaire
On paper, I’m a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP, I have a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and I serve as a board member for the NY Metro Chapter of the International Live Events Assosciation & Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA). I am an avid event industry speaker, co-founder of W.IN.E: Women In Events and an active participant/fundraiser for the AVON 39: Walk to End Breast Cancer. Off paper, chocolate is a true passion of mine, I love to dance like no one’s watching and get into dance-offs, my glass is always half full sometimes with an extra lemon, baking is my ultimate stress relief, and I can’t even put into words how happy it makes me to plan events. No matter how may events I do, some of my favorite moments will always include the father/daughter dance at a wedding and the last 30 minutes of a holiday party (when everyone’s having the most fun).
Send me a message and we can chat about your event plans or just exchange some recipes. Can’t wait to meet you!
Rai Guanlao, Business Brains
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been planning events and throwing parties for my friends and family, so I guess you can say, being “in the biz” has always been a part of who I am. I always loved watching guests having a great time and I honestly still get goosebumps during vows, speeches and grand entrances.
Truth be told, I have never been a DJ and I tried to emcee once and was terrible at it. Instead, I got my real start in entertainment and production working with MTV where I spent a few years casting for award shows and behind the scenes on television shows. From there, I spent years promoting nightclubs and hosting events at some of the most exclusive places in New York City and New Jersey.
I can definitely say Vision was built from the heart and grows from the passion, imagination and creativity of our amazing team. We all make each other better with our unique talents and combined decisions, which define who we are as a company.
When I am not dreaming up new over-the-top event ideas (which is almost always), my time is spent with my wife, our 2 dogs, close friends and my growing family. We love exploring new places and spending time at our shore home in Brigantine.
John Fields, “DJ Unique”, Entertainment Guru
My first experience as a DJ was at 10 years old, sneaking into my friend’s older brother’s room and attempting to use his mixer without him ever finding out that I touched anything. Not an easy feat, but so worth it! As I got older, my curiosity and passion for music outside a bedroom kept growing and got me to the rooms of Marquee, The Pool at Harrah’s, The Avenue, the St. Regis, Marriot Marquis and the list goes on.
Over the years, entertaining companies like Bacardi and Audi and being a part of more intimate private events made me realize I always wanted to be surrounded by and collaborating with others. That has to be the ultimate pro for being a DJ — never ending opportunities to meet and interact with all kinds of people.
My favorite event moment has to be when clients come up at the end and say “I wish we could keep going.”
And on my perfect day off, I’d be with my 2 kids hanging out by the shore with no cell phone!
Allison Grace Kulesza, Senior Amazement Officer
My love affair with events goes back a decade when I started working for an entertainment company. Events to me are about creating moments, creating memories. My event professional career has spanned areas of catering, venue coordination, travel planning, and wedding planning. I have served on the board of the Association of Bridal Consultants & the International Live Events Association. Having earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Organizational Communications, I have now been in the events industry for over 8 years.
When I am not planning events, I keep it simple. You can find me curled up watching one of my favorite shows, Once Upon A Time or Family Guy, listening to the angel that is Michael Buble (he melts my heart!), drinking a new wine I found, and planning my next trip to Italy. (Fun Fact: I lived in Italy for 4 months, and have a crazy infatuation with the culture. I’m not even Italian). Most recently, I am developing somewhat of a “cooking passion” and am now always on the search for a new recipe to try (& friends who wouldn’t mind being “taste testers!”).
Jimmy Ponzio, Entertainment & Business Whiz
I like to take my audience on a musical ride… spinning great dance tracks from every genre and culture. Besides mastering all the American music genres, I also understand the culturally diverse country we currently live in. Being raised in Elizabeth, NJ allowed me to experience so many different ethnic experiences. Italian, Portuguese, Cuban, and every type of Latino background you can think of, were all a major part of what molded me musically. This experience shines through when I knows exactly what record will make you move, no matter what region you’re from. With over 25 years of experience and I specialize in both Private Events and Nightclubs catering to weddings and corporate events throughout the Tri-State to his monthly residencies in NYC, Atlantic City, Orlando, and even Cancun, Mexico. I truly believe that the DJ’s job is to enhance your event experience, not dictate it. Working with the client before and during the event prepares me to deliver the ultimate musical experience. Let’s Dance!!!