About Us

We Have One Mission: You

Creative Happens is an event company like no other.  We value our customers and know that their trust depends on the very best event, video and social product offerings.  From Weddings of all sizes to Corporate Gatherings, Holiday Parties and more, Creative Happens works closely with clients to ensure the most memorable experiences at the very best prices in Southern California.

Having produced some of the largest sponsored events ever produced at San Diego Comic Con, Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, and Electric Zoo, we know how to put on events that are people focused and, more importantly, talked about across digital and social. We create experiences with scope and reach that span digital, video, and live events that tie together into cross-channel ventures for guests and/or potential consumers.

Our goal is to make your guests go “WOW!”

Meet the Team


Daniel DeSantis-Mallia
Wedding & Event Planner


Christopher DeSantis-Mallia
Wedding & Event Planner


Tanyada Soonthon
Lead Wedding & Event Coordinator


Jessica Escalle
Lead Wedding & Event Planner

Jeff Urrea

Jeff Urrea
Wedding & Event Coordinator
Santa Barbara Region


Kim Green
Lead Wedding & Event Coordinator


Regina Saldivar
Wedding & Event Coordinator


Summer Wooldridge
Lead Wedding & Event Coordinator
San Diego Region


Amanda Nicholas
Lead Wedding & Event Coordinator


Daniel DeSantis-Mallia has been in major events for over 15 years, having produced some of the largest sponsored parties and events ever seen at Comic-Con, Coachella, E3, UItra Music Festival and Austin City Limits. Dan and the Creative Happens Events team have produced over 200 events, including Corporate & Sponsored Events, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Real Estate & Client Appreciation Parties, Quinceaneras, and so much more!

Dan started Creative Happens Events from a passion to be a part of the “Creative” moments in all of our lives.  The entire Creative Happens team takes great pride in our commitment to providing the resources needed to complete your wedding or event in a fun, easy and meaningful way.  Our goal is for you to have a fun, memorable event, while we work behind the scenes to make it happen.  Message us today to learn more about Creative Happens and how we can make your wedding or event a big success!