About

Matthew Robbins runs the New York–based events design and planning firm Matthew Robbins Design with his husband Luis Otoya. His firm designs and plans events all over the world. Matthew has been a contributing editor for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine for over 15 years as well as a contributing editor for Flower Magazine and Sweet Paul Magazine. He regularly contributes to various publications including InStyle, New York Weddings, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Food and Wine Magazine and Martha Stewart Living. He’s a contributor to many online publications such as Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty and StyleList. He also contributes regularly to the Martha Stewart Weddings blog and has been a featured guest on both the Martha Stewart Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio and The Today Show. His first line of tabletop designs debuted in 2013 with a collection of unique vases in collaboration with Teroforma. His first book, Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings was published in 2012 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Matthew speaks at many international conferences focused on weddings and events. His most recent travels include speaking engagements and workshops in China, Japan, Guatemala and Germany. Matthew Robbins Design was recently featured on the exclusive Harpers Bazaar list of America’s Top Wedding Planners as well as the Martha Stewart Weddings list of best planning companies. Matthew and Luis recently launched their new company RobbinsOtoya focused on Destination Weddings with a special focus on Central and South America, The Caribbean and Mexico. 

Luis Otoya is the owner and founder of the catering and special events company Evento y Cocina in his hometown Cartagena. He has traveled the world sharing his culinary vision of refined and elevated Colombian cuisine. His work and expert advice has been featured in numerous publications throughout South America and beyond, including Jamie Oliver's magazine in the U.K. and Sweet Paul Magazine in the US. Luis recently joined forces with Matthew Robbins in NYC to create RobbinsOtoya. This new venture combines his knowledge of hospitality and catering with Matthew's expertise in design and entertaining. Luis is currently developing ideas for his first book and he's busy producing new and artful experiences for his clients in Cartagena and beyond. Luis maintains an office with Matthew Robbins in Cartagena and New York.