Bryan Rafanelli: Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made him a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. Andy talks with Bryan about how he became a world-class events designer, and they discuss the business of creativity and the creativity of business.

Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made him a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. He has produced it all, from elaborate fairytale-themed fundraising galas for Massachusetts General Hospital for Children to Chelsea Clinton’s “wedding of the decade”.

In this conversation, Andy talks with Bryan about how he became a world-class events designer, from his Rhode Island childhood in a family of lawyers to the happy accidents that put him on a path to producing more than 100 events annually in venues around the world. Along the way, Bryan and Andy go deep into the about the business of creativity and the creativity of business.

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