About

Our goal is to understand our couples from their roots all the way to their stems. Every detail of your big day should be strongly rooted in your love story, and thoughtfully telling that story in event form is what we do. Our couples come in all different forms, and we love them all. From the highly detailed, meticulous dreamers to our all-trusting, unquestioning believers. Our certified wedding planners are dedicated to meeting our clients right where they are.

From your first bridal consultation to the very last email we send, we take a genuine and authentic interest in diving deeper than just surface level in order to understand you down to your very roots. We believe our family-like atmosphere and deep care we take in our clients creates a sense of community, excitement and openness as we plan the biggest day of your life together! 

Roots To Stems

We Are

Alayna Mines is Roots to Stems owner, founder, trendsetter, and event design extraordinaire! Alayna is a Certified Wedding Planner by The Bridal Society, and has been featured in many popular publications such as Wedding Chicks, Wedding Venue Map, and Orlando Voyager.

Alayna's deep love for event planning and design was inspired by watching her parents run one of the largest event expos in the world. She thrived in this fast paced and exciting environment and jumped in as a volunteer alongside other event specialists and excelled. Alayna began her first post grad role traveling around the US working as an event specialist for a high-end experiential marketing event firm and has had the privilege of working with some of the world's largest brands like Ford Motor Company, Facebook, Corona, Disney, Universal, MTV, and countless others.

Her leadership experience in running highly detailed projects and fast paced events, created a passion for planning - which inspired her to focus her skillset on the creative and ever-changing bridal industry. She enthusiastically jumped headfirst into taking on internships and wedding specific roles before starting her own company, Roots To Stems. Her hard work and passion powered her business growth and she now focuses solely on Full Service and Partial Planning packages where her love for large-scale events, meticulous details and event design can fully shine.

Alayna Mines is Roots to Stems owner, founder, trendsetter, and event designer extraordinaire! Alayna's deep love for event planning and design was inspired by watching her parents run one of the largest event expos in the world. Alayna thrived in this fast paced and exciting environment. Although she was only in her teens, she jumped in as a volunteer alongside other event specialists and excelled.
Alayna then became the Event Director of her university's event planning team at the age of 20, and later began her first post grad role traveling around the US working as an event specialist for a high-end experiential marketing event firm. Alayna has had the privilege of working with some of the world's largest brands like Ford Motor Company, Facebook, Corona, Disney, Universal, MTV, and countless others. Her leadership experience in running highly detailed projects and fast paced events, created a passion for planning - which inspired her to focus her skillset on the creative and ever-changing bridal industry.
Alayna enthusiastically jumped headfirst into taking on internships and wedding specific roles before starting her own company, Roots to Stems. Her hard work and passion powered her business growth and Roots to Stems grew exponentially. She now focuses solely on Full Service and Partial Planning packages where her love for large-scale events, meticulous details and event design can fully shine.
Alayna is a Certified Wedding Planner by The Bridal Society, and has been featured in many popular publications such as Wedding Chicks, Wedding Venue Map, and Orlando Voyager. Alayna understands the importance of community and teamwork and has developed countless business relationships and friendships with incredible wedding professionals around the US such as florists, photographers, videographers, wedding venues, bridal and tuxedo shops and more. Alayna's mission is to stay humble, and pass on a legacy of kindness and hospitality to all she works with.

Certified | Lead Wedding Planner | Owner & Chief of Events 

Alayna Mines

Meet the Team

Nora is one of the Lead Planners at Roots to Stems focusing on Day of Coordination and Partial Planning services. Nora’s overwhelming passion for event and wedding planning began in high school where she volunteered as an event coordinator. From that point forward, she knew she wanted to continue on the adventure of working in the event industry!

Nora graduated from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality and has devoted over 10 years of hard work and passion to the event and hospitality industry. Nora has had the opportunity to work in Massachusetts as a wedding coordinator at the historical landmarks like Martha’s Vineyard, and has had her hand in the planning process at various hotels and convention centers including some of Florida’s most popular venues.

Before joining the team at Roots To Stems, Nora worked in corporate events for a Destination Management Company servicing high-end clients from all over the US. Nora’s attention to details, incredible memory (seriously, she doesn’t forget anything!) and dedication to her clients has helped her build an extremely positive reputation amongst venues, clients, catering companies, florists and all she works with here in the Orlando area. 

Certified | CMP | Lead Wedding Planner

Nora Surrena

Kait is one of our amazing Assistant Wedding Coordinators at Roots To Stems, focusing on helping our Lead Planners execute incredible weddings for our clients.

Kait became passionate about creating opportunities to gather family and friends together in her early adult years. She believes and understands that as the world continues to spin, life can sometimes whisk you away and with that, we can lose touch from each other. Kait believes that weddings and events are places where family and loved ones can regain connectivity. This thought of deeply connecting with loved ones through events ignited Kait’s desire to assist in coordinating weddings - to be a part of bringing loved ones and families together to connect.

Kait’s desire to deliver this opportunity to her clients is what takes Kait’s empathy and coordinating skills to the next level. 

Assistant Coordinator

Kait Valade

Haleigh is one of our incredible Lead Wedding Coordinators helping execute dream weddings for our clients!

Haleigh’s love for weddings stemmed from hosting and participating in family get togethers but claims that her true “fire” for events comes from participating in a unique Disney Event’s college program during her time at Valencia College. Haleigh loved participating in these highly detailed, fast paced events enjoying the rewarding feeling of watching every detail come together. Haleigh started working towards furthering her event career by taking advantage of the opportunity to work events in the downtown Orlando area as well as the Orange County Convention Center during her time in college. Haleigh has experience working exclusively at one of the top venues in Winter Park executing styled shoots, business dinners and of course, weddings! More than she can count!

For Haleigh, events have never been about just “making it happen” - it’s about taking the clients imagination, transforming their imagination into a vision, and finally, making that vision a reality! 

LEAD WEDDING PLANNER

Haleigh Garza

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