Kelly Hastings has been around weddings since she was a little girl, sitting in the balcony while her mom, the church organist, and her dad, a trumpeter, provided the music for many marriages at their church. That was when she fell in love with weddings.
I met Kelly through mutual friend, a photographer, in 2014. Kelly was looking for an internship to complement her Community Recreation and Event Planning concentrated degree from UNCG. She had already planned a few weddings on her own and had received her Wedding Planner Certification. I could tell that Kelly not only had exceptional organization skills and an amazing drive but also a lovely spirit, which drew me to bring her on that summer.
When she graduated this past May, I knew she was a perfect fit. She comes to us with experience planning weddings on her own through college, interning with me last summer and interning with Adaumont Farm this past spring.
“Our wedding would not have been the same without her careful planning and attention.” ~Casie
Kelly’s role with MWE will be helping me with the coordination and planning components, allowing me to devote more time to design. I’ve loved watching Kelly, now a bride herself, connect with all of our brides. She is always smiling, has a great attitude and a graceful and generous spirit. And I’m telling you – those organization skills? They are incredible!
“From the day we first met Kelly, we could tell that she was the type of person that would do everything in her power to make sure our special day was everything we had hoped for.” ~Barb
Barb is right on the money. We couldn’t have found a better addition to the Michelle Wright Events team and we can’t wait for her to help turn your love story into a unique and beautiful day. We know you’ll love her just as much as we do.
Pictured above, Kelly and her fiancé, Taylor!
Here are just a few fun facts about Kelly…
Favorite Color ~ PURPLE!
Favorite Holiday ~ Christmas
Favorite Food ~ Spaghetti, Juice Shop Smoothies and Teriyaki Chicken from a place called Cagneys that my grandparents would take us to when we were little and were spending the night at their house.
Hobbies ~ Music! I’m a vocalist in my church’s Praise Band, I’ve played clarinet since the 6th grade, participated in the marching band all through high school and I took dance for 15 years.
Biggest Moments in my Life so far ~ Meeting my fiancé, Taylor, seven years ago and his more recent marriage proposal! My sister’s wedding, my college graduation, recommitting my life to Christ in 7th grade and when Taylor and I got our first puppy, Guilford!
Things I love ~ Spending time with my family and friends, the beach, visiting our dear family friends in Alabama and contemporary worship concerts!
Images by Studio Place, Inc.