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How would you describe what you do?

I want my couples to have the absolute best memories of their wedding day. I like to take the couples tastes and interests and elevate it to a level that they didn't know existed. There is nothing better than a bride and groom walking in and seeing their venue fully set up, with aw and disbelief at how beautiful everything looks. I love watching them walk over to a table, taking in all of the details, from the napkin rings, to the china, glassware, chargers, the beautiful calligraphy and a sweet hand wrapped gift for each guest. I love watching them run their fingers over the gorgeous letter pressed menus and seeing the bride's face light up at the flawless blooms pouring out of the hand selected vessels. Everything is special and meaningful and it shows through in the details.

It's important that the process leading up to the big day is just as special as the wedding day itself. I plan entire weddings or I can come in a month before and bring to life all of the hard work that you've devoted to your wedding day. Whether you book me for Full Service or Month-of, I'm always a call, email or visit away, if you have any questions, concerns or if you simply need advice.

 

How long have you been in the business?

Since 2005

 

What is your philosophy of a wedding planner and their role in helping brides and grooms plan their wedding?

It is important to hire your planner either first or right after booking the venue. I get to know my couples, their likes and dislikes, so building a team that will suit their personalities is a great asset to them, not to mention can help financially.

Wedding planners should be a calm, positive and joyful presence. There is so much going on for the couple on their wedding day and the days leading up to their wedding, so it is our job, as the planner, to ease those jitters.

 

Do you offer packages:  If so, what are they?

Month-of Planning, Partial Planning and Full Service

 

What is your most popular package and why?

All three are very popular. Partial Planning is probably the most popular because couples like to be involved but it can be daunting having to manage every detail. It's also at a great price point. My Partial Planning Package includes everything in the Month-of Package, plus the complete management of two wedding services of their choice.

Some popular choices are design, invitations, vendor liaison, budget, but the list is long so couples can choose which services best suit their needs.

 

Are you able to counsel me on wedding etiquette?

Yes

 

How do you charge?  What are your rates?

I charge by the package. Prices start at $2000 and go up to $10,000.

 

Is there anything else you would like me to know?

All planners have their unique styles. I am a very laid back person by nature. I am happiest when I am at home with my husband, son and two pugs. I love entertaining. Almost every weekend, that I am not at a wedding, I have friends over for freshly made cocktails and yummy food.

My philosophy is if you have an open heart, are kind and sincere life will be beautiful!

 

TESTIMONIALS

Kelly is a DREAM TO WORK WITH. She's like your Fairy Godmother come true. Without her attention to detail, dedication, passion and coordination, we would have been lost without her. My hubby and I planned our wedding in less than 8 months and hired Kelly almost immediately after being referred by our venue, San Ysidro Ranch. I clicked with her instantly and she was accessible every step of the way. ~ Auraleen R, bride

Kelly is absolutely amazing and hiring her was the best decision we made for our wedding. From the moment we met her we knew she was the one - her professionalism, passion, sense of ease and amount of love & joy she puts into her work is truly inspiring. We hired her for month-of coordination and she went way above and beyond her roles & responsibilities. She scrubbed over every detail with a fine tooth comb and on the actual wedding day executed everything flawlessly. I knew I loved working with her, but I also received raving reviews about her from all of my other vendors. Kelly was seriously the glue that held the whole wedding planning team together and if you're looking for a wedding planner in Santa Barbara you MUST see if she's available! She's worth every penny and will take care of you 110% from the moment she meets you. Thank you Kelly & Inger for everything you did for us! We would get married again just to have the opportunity to work with you one more time :) You're truly amazing. ~ Christine H, bride