Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton RoadsToday we’re kicking off our first Vendor Spotlight! We love showcasing the amazing Hampton Roads vendors in our Vendor Guide and we’ll be giving you an in-depth look at their work and their ‘why’ with a Q&A right here on the blog.

Kelsey Ann Events is an event planning and coordinating business located in the Hampton Roads area and is designed to help make your special event everything you envision it to be and more! The focus of Kelsey Ann Events is to create classic and timeless events that are laced with love and joy! Kelsey believes that every celebration should be brimming with sweet champagne, belly laughs, all-night dancing, remarkable moments and plenty of x’s and o’s! She’ll make planning and organizing your event stress-free, fun and will work behind the scenes to make sure everything is perfect!

Read on the learn more about Kelsey, her business and advice for Hampton Roads brides!

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What led you to planning weddings? 

I have always been a “planner”. My life is full of to-do’s, post-it’s and checklist after checklist. It’s just… who I am. When planning my own wedding, I found out I could turn my type A personality into a career! My coordinator, Melody, had my DREAM JOB and I wanted to begin right when I got back from my honeymoon! Thank goodness I didn’t chicken out on opening up my own business because it has been one of the best things to ever happen to me!

­­What is the inspiration behind your business? 

I want my small business to represent my beliefs and my heart. My heart belongs to my husband. I know how special and how MEANINGFUL marriage is. I love being in a business where I get to be a part of a love story. I want to serve my clients in the best way I know how and I take pride in working hard to make the beginning of their marriage, beautiful.

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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What do you love most about Hampton Roads weddings? 

I love the wedding community in Hampton Roads. I have worked with so many amazing vendors that have truly become my friends. I am finding my “tribe” and it feels AWESOME!

Describe your ideal couple! 

My ideal couple is IN LOVE, silly with one another and they probably love to travel! Their style is timeless, romantic and chic. I feel most in my niche at a plantation, ballroom or winery where the lighting is natural, the flowers are plentiful, the details are elegant and the guests are dancing the night away. I want to help them create classy but fun events!

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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What is your favorite moment during the wedding and how does it feel to have planned it?

My favorite moment, hands down, is when the bride is walking down the aisle. The music changes, the guests stand, the groom looks down with the most sincere expression on his face and I just get CHILLS (and I might cry). It is unbelievable and I am so lucky to be the one who sends her down to marry the man of her dreams!

Share with us why wedding planners are so important! 

Weddings are crazy. There are SO MANY moving parts, so many people involved and it is easy to find yourself getting overwhelmed. It’s important for you and your fiance that you seek help in dealing with the details. Find someone who can help you along the way while you guys plan for not only a wedding, but a MARRIAGE! It is nice to have someone outside of your friends or family to give you advice, reassurance and confidence in your event. A wedding planner will always have your back!

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

Photo Credit: Tara Liebeck Photography

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

Photo Credit: Karyn Johnson Photography

What is your absolute favorite Hampton Roads venue to work at and why?

The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth. It’s basically like my second home, I am ALWAYS there. I love the staff, I love the flexibility the venue allows and I just think it is so GORGEOUS! I might be a little biased because I got married there 😉

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

Photo Credit: Luke & Ashley Photography

What do you love to do in your free time? 

What is free time? Haha. Just kidding, I am a full-time teacher and (basically) full-time planner. When I get a spare moment I read, work on my house, sip wine on the porch, go thrifting, snuggle with my kitties and watch scary movies with my husband.

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple who is searching for a wedding planner? 

Find someone who you connect well with. Your planner is going to basically be your best friend during your engagement period so you want to make sure you guys are a good fit. Also, find someone who is confident, organized and thoughtful. You want to be able to fully trust that person on the day of your wedding!

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

Photo Credit: Tara Liebeck Photography

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads
Photo Credit: Audrey Rose Photography

Vendor Spotlight: Kelsey Ann Events on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

Photo Credit: Karyn Johnson Photography

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Connect with Kelsey at the links below!

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest