Our Mission


Here and Now Events is an all-inclusive event planning company that provides start to finish assistance for all events. Our consultants are experienced and dedicated professionals with many years of event planning under their belts. We are unique in that we give our clients our undivided attention no matter how many other events we have booked. We listen to their needs and work with them to create the event of their dreams. Our services include weddings, honeymoons, receptions, anniversary consultations, budget planning, answers to etiquette questions, as well as full-service referrals to florists, hair stylists, entertainers, musicians, etc.

Our track record for consistency, timely service, and attention to detail that make insurmountable tasks possible to overcome. Here and Now Events, brings to the community a new breath of air in the event planning market. By combining old fashioned values, going the extra mile, and using cutting edge event-planning software, we will lead the market, providing the same quality results, every time. We love to incorporate DIY Decor, customizable photo booths and backdrops, and more!
To speak with an experienced member of staff, simply contact us at your earliest convenience and we can start planning the most magical day of your lives!

The Staff


Raquel Federowicz has worked in the hospitality industry for about 13 years, focusing on restaurants and events. She has worked as a hostess, Maitre D', Floor Manager and Event Coordinator. Raquel worked at Aquagrill Restaurant, New York's Premier Seafood Restaurant, as well as building long lasting relationships with the clients and Top Hotels in NYC. This is also the place she would meet her husband! Her expertise was honed by the ownership and staff who instilled their hospitality guidelines and values that she carries along with her today. Earlier in her career she worked closely with Jason Wallace; a restaurant owner and contractor and built her up to discover her love for hospitality. Raquel graduated from Stony Brook University in 2008 with a Multidisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in Business Management, Sociology and Theatre Arts. Her degrees give her versatility and a lot to offer when it comes to planning events.  She provided consultant services while she successfully planned her first four weddings for family and friends, as well as her own in 2014. In 2015, Raquel was named NAPW VIP Woman of the Year in her profession. On February 4, 2016, Raquel and Jay welcomed their daughter Aurora Reese into the world.

 ZuShanna Turner is an excellent addition to the Here and Now Events staff. Her years of experience working behind the scenes on events has paved the way for where she finds herself today. A busy mother of 2 handsome boys, she couldn't help but feel like something was missing. Zu, as she is affectionately know by those close to her, wanted to be able to work in events and we provided her with the opportunity to do so. Her attention to detail, warm smile and friendly embrace make her our go to event captain for events of all shapes and sizes.