About us


Viva la Vida Events was created on 2010 out of passion for amazing events and service. The then one-operation saw a great response from the people every time Viva la Vida organised an event. Through word of mouth, a lot of hard work and commitment to producing a one-of-a-kind events. Viva la Vida has become one of the most beloved Latin Events companies in Christchurch.

We believe that using the best connections and sources produces the best results. We are obsessed with events customised planning and delivery . We are here to make your vision a reality.

Viva la Vida Events and Projects is proud to offer a great service and its point of uniqueness is the Latin touch they add on their events.

Our team: Meet the dream maker

Denise Lovato - Executive CEO

Denise Lovato is the CEO of Viva la Vida Events and Projects. She holds more than 20 years experience in event management with an extensive background in hospitality. Born in the USA and raised in Argentina, arrived in New Zealand in 2001 with her husband and first son. Her first professional event organised in New Zealand was the Latin Dance Festival in 2005, product of her desire to show and share her culture to her new community.

Her goal is to consistently perform to the highest standard possible. Denise loves working with people. With a wealth of experience in event management, she offers professionalism, positive nature and ability to work well under any circumstances.

Denise is passionate about living la vida loca and sharing the fun by creating and promoting events. Though Denise spends most of her time thinking about performing her events better, in her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about traveling, having traveled over 30 countries already. After taking a motorbike trip for her milestone birthday last year, Denise has decided to share that experience with others and started offering this “adventure” as a new chapter in her life.

Denise is enthusiastic, conscientious, and honest. With a great dedication to succeed in everything she takes. With her in the lead, you only need to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.