MEET THE TEAM
Diana Ram Santiago, owner & lead planner of Passionate Weddings, LLC, brings a wide range of extensive event experience and passion to the wedding industry. As Washington D.C., native, she enjoys sharing her Latin American and South Asian culture, planning many traditional and cultural events.
Diana is a Johnson and Wales University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. She started her career planning corporate meetings, conferences and social events for luxury-brand hotels, corporations and businesses in the private sector. With this solid background in event sales and planning, Diana’s passion, dedication and enthusiasm for weddings never faded.
With her unique cultural background, Diana works with clients and their families to capture culture, traditions and personalized details during the planning stages for a flawless wedding day. Diana and her team have planned weddings in the D.C. Metropolitan area and in the Caribbean. She is truly passionate about her clients and making their visions come to life! You will always find Diana organizing and managing each wedding with a smile.
Facts about this Passionate Planner: Diana is a daughter, wife and mother, obsessed with pugs and other smushed face fur babies. She is fluent in English and in Spanish. When not in planner mode, Diana is a fitness fanatic and enjoys delicious international wines and charcuterie. Her favorite getaways are enjoying the turquoise waters in Aruba and biking through the historic town of Bruges, Belgium.
Diana would love to meet and discuss your planning needs over lattes and cupcakes (shh…but don’t tell your personal trainer).
Senior Associate Planner
Christin has been with Passionate Weddings for over 3 years. She has not only planned our clients’ weddings but is also a registered and devoted wedding officiant. Christin’s family hails from Georgia, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, and she lived in New York City for 13 years before relocating to the D.C. area. She shares Diana’s passion in cultural wedding traditions and tailoring the wedding planning process to our client’s unique personalities and visions. Christin has worked with many of our cultural and destination wedding couples ensuring that everything was impeccably planned down to every detail and flawlessly orchestrated.
Christin received her undergraduate degree in Dance and Latin American Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She also completed the acting conservatory program at the William Esper Studio. Christin was the Executive Director of the non-profit performing arts collective SLIGHTLYaskew. Along with her executive duties, she was a curator, event planner and coordinator for all of the company’s diverse functions. Christin’s extensive experience in event planning and entertainment includes weddings, proms, children’s birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, fundraising events and galas.
Facts about this Passionate Planner: Christin is a daughter, sister, wife and mother. She speak English and Spanish. When not in planner mode, Christin is an avid reader and is passionate about film, travel, culture, gardening and social justice. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and her fur baby Ping Pong.
Diana is a first generation Portuguese American who grew up in Washington, D.C. She has over 5 years of wedding planning and catering experience.
Facts about this Passionate Planner: When not in planner mode, Diana loves spending time with her husband Joe and their two fur babies Luisa and Grace. Diana looks forward to bringing your wedding vision to life!
Project & Onsite Coordinator
Minh has been coordinating weddings of varying sizes, cultures and budgets for several years. She started her career in event planning working at a Public Relations firm that planned events for Senators and Congressmen. As she continued her work in the industry, she discovered her passion for weddings. Minh brings an extraordinary attention to detail ensuring that our clients’ wedding day dreams come true.
Facts about about this Passionate Planner: Minh graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Finance. When not in planner mode, her favorite things to do are travel the world, try new food and cuddle with her fur baby maltese Stewie!