Mission Statement

We're an agency for individuals and organizations who value consistency, uniqueness, and optimism.  We strive to implement uncomplicated event planning, production and management to facilitate fresh, energized events.  

R. Alyse Event Group & Raquel (Imes) Irby, CMP, DES

Naomi Sheress photography

Naomi Sheress photography

R. Alyse Event Group LLC is a contemporary event production, staffing, and travel management agency directed by hospitality visionary Raquel Alyse.  R. Alyse Event Group embodies an effortless approach to producing seamless events [Story+Style Events] while also providing innovative resources for clients to produce their own intimate soirees [Ready Set Host coming soon!].  

Raquel is blessed to have over a decade of professional experience within the hospitality and event industry.  From Walt Disney World to the Ritz-Carlton, Raquel provided seamless client services resulting in memorable guest and client experiences.  From fashion shows to oceanfront receptions, and now to corporate conferences and unique social events, Raquel cultivates her passion for special events through each new experience she is afforded.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management with a concentration in Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management from the Hospitality College of Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida.  She participated in the Wedding Coordinator certification program at Northern Virginia Community College where her passion to provide wedding planning services blossomed.  Raquel is also an Independent Travel Professional, having completed seller of travel training through Travel Leaders Group, America's largest travel agency.  

She resides in Woodbridge, VA with her husband Kenneth and her bichon frise Bianca.

{Story+Style Events was previously named Events à la Chic.} 

Judah Avenue Photography

Judah Avenue Photography

I strive to design and execute events that make guests and attendees forget to check their phones.
— Raquel Irby, CEO
 

What are those letters behind your name?

CMP = Certified Meeting Professional, certified through the Events Industry Council

DES = Digital Event Strategist, certified through the Digital Event Institute of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

NAOMI SHERESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Raquel styled the decor at her CEO shoot.  Photo credit: Naomi Sheress Photorgraphy