About deVasco;'s Daughters

Shirley Maree Vasconcellos, the matriarch of the de Vasco family paved the way for her daughters to be brilliant, strong and powerful women. She was a dreamer and a woman before her time who chose a non-traditional path with hopes that her children would realize her dreams and live out her legacy in awe-inspiring ways.....and they have.

The generations of daughters who follow her example begin with Brie Millar Hess and Mary Millar. Emulating Shirley's brilliance, Brie is a writer of poems and a devoted mother. Mary Millar, Shirley's youngest, is a talented artist and supportive aunt.

Krista, Brie’s eldest daughter, is artistic, passionate and driven. Her daughters, the third generation of de Vasco’s' Daughters, have inherited Shirley's spirit and talent. Alexa, the oldest, is bright and caring. Syndey, the youngest, is a free spirit and endlessly creative.  

This dynamic trio fiercely defines the artistry and passion that Shirley passed down to them and  they have branded this legacy de Vasco’s Daughters.

Krista Crawford


CEO & Principal Designer

Krista Hess Crawford founded deVasco's Daughters after years of  perfecting her passion for artistic creativity as a stylist and creator of custom designs. What started with hand-crafted invitations has evolved into a design and event business with an emphasis on a boutique experience with an uncompromising level of service. 


For years, Krista has been designing unique events for family and friends. From detailed menus to specialty gifts, she has crafted an artful business. Her appreciation for etherial beauty and vintage heirlooms, combined with modern styling and current design trends, has become her trademark. Her business values stand on the principal of quality, simple elegance and superior service. Having planned, designed and styled a plethora of parties, from small gatherings to romantic weddings and tasteful corporate events, Krista is known for standing by her values and delivering events unique in detail.  



Alexa Crawford

About Alexa

Accounting & Business Director 

Alexa Crawford is valued for her classic taste, self-motivation and superior work ethic.  With her entrepreneurial spirit and a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, Alexa uses her skills to oversee our various business aspects. It's been her dream to educate others, while inventing innovative ways to manage a business. It fulfills a life long dream to be working alongside her mother and sister as a partner in the family business.  

With a knack for detail, Alexa focuses on directing and organizing all the logistics. As the business manager for deVasco's Daughters, she is responsible for vendor relations, customer service and billing. She holds herself to a high-standard, ensuring that every event runs smoothly,  with few surprises. When the unexpected does happen, Alexa is known to find an immediate solution without hesitation.


Sydney Crawford


Production & Creative Director 

Syndey Crawford is innovative, with a maverick imagination for creativity. As the youngest of the deVasco's Daughters, she uses her high energy to execute every minute detail, ensuring a flawless event. 

Known for being hard-working, passionate and energetic, Sydney takes the lead on production. Like her Grandmother Shirley, she is fearlessly artistic and willing to take risks, going  beyond boundaries to make sure events exceed all expectations. From installing furnishings to hanging lighting, there is no task too demanding. Her passion stems from a need to help people. She takes on challenges and uses her creativity to be innovative and to pioneer new ideas that set deVasco's Daughters apart


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