Knowing the Outer Banks. Being soundly rooted on the island, practically having the salty ocean waters coursing through her veins, that is what defines Coastal Events owner, Karen Kelly. A true local, Karen s family has been entrenched in the Outer Banks for generations, providing Karen with a lifetime of Outer Banks relationships and experience that enhances her ability to provide the best service for Outer Banks Weddings.
With experience as an event planner, including work with Wilmington's Azalea Festival, Karen began Coastal Events in 2003. Her local connections and experience allow her to provide expert advice on all of the topics relevant in creating a successful wedding. For the bride planning a destination wedding in the Outer Banks, Karen's experience allows the wedding couple to successfully plan their event from a distance, with the knowledge that she knows the best options available in the Outer Banks to meet their needs. She is available to coordinate with the florist, entertainment, activities, photographers and caterers. After defining the wish list of the wedding couple, Karen considers the outlined budget and presents a plan that best allows the bride and groom to have the wedding of their dreams, and in the process they are able to relax and to enjoy the day with friends and family.
Sound Advice: Karen has planned many successful Outer Banks weddings and with that experience comes lessons learned. Karen advices wedding couples to trust the vendors they hire, remember they are the experts in that field. A successful florist will be able to advise the couple on how to achieve the look they want, just as a successful caterer knows the best items for your event based on the style, location and timeline. Whether you hire these vendors directly, or depend on the advice of your expert coordinator, remember you are working with experts and they know how to create a successful event in the Outer Banks.
When coordinating your colors throughout the event, allow your bridesmaids to look beautiful. Be careful that you don't match the table cloths to the bridesmaids dresses. And remember, check your tide charts!
Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially planning a destination wedding. Hiring an expert coordinator not only allows you to create a beautiful event, it allows you to do so with less stress. Coastal Events provides the link to finding the best in the Outer Banks.
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