The Wedding Planning Process and Dress Shopping with Keestone Events
by Corrie McGee February 6
Sarah Kee is the lead wedding and event planner at Keestone Events in Dallas and today she’s giving us a behind the scenes look at the work she and her fellow designers at this award-winning design boutique create at local bridal boutique Grace Loves Lace. They believe that every event is as unique as the story it celebrates, which is why they approach each event with a fresh outlook. From lavish affairs with 400 guests to intimate destination weddings with 50 close friends and family — they love it all! Keep reading to find out if Sarah and her talented team at Keestone Events are the right fit for you!
Photos // Jen Symes Photography
Their Planning Process
“Each of our planners will only take on a few events a year as it’s our goal to focus on a quality experience. We also embrace technology where we can to make things more efficient for our couples, who have varied and busy schedules. This works especially well for those who are constantly swamped with work and live out-of-state, knowing that someone is consistently working on planning their wedding for them, behind the scenes.
Each year, we take on a very limited number of destination weddings. We have planned events in the surrounding areas of Texas like Austin and Houston, to other states like New Orleans to other countries like Cabo, Mexico, and Bali, Indonesia.”
“I couldn’t be prouder or more thankful for the incredible group of women who make up our boutique company. They are so smart, funny, efficient and capable. I can easily throw in fifty more adjectives to describe these ladies but will (just barely) refrain. Our backgrounds range from social catering managers at prominent hotels to a general manager at a venue to various managerial roles from advertising to supply chain. What we all have in common though, is that we’re big fans of details and have found a calling in this industry.”
What Couples Can Expect
“We have the mindset to treat others as you expect to be treated, and approach each consultation with warmth and professionalism. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and our clients have always been very appreciative at the level of detail we go into and how thorough we are with our spreadsheets and notes.
It’s about getting to know the clients and learning more about the details are meaningful to them. Drawing from their stories is always refreshing since no one couple is ever the same. We then try to incorporate those details subtly into various aspects of their wedding.
Many of our couples hire us because they like our portfolio of work along with the level of detail we go into. We are more than just a planning company and often come up with color palettes and design options for clients. For instance, with our Design Board, we come up with as many ideas we can think of that will suit the couple’s tastes. From there, whatever said couple would like to move forward with is what we will bring to life!”
A Unique Service They Offer
“Wedding dress shopping is an additional service that we offer. Some brides have wanted us to assist in finding a dress that is cohesive with the design of their wedding, while others have friends and family who don’t live in the area. That’s where we come in and help fill that gap.”
They Love What They Do — And They Love Dogs Too
“We mean it when we say that we are so fortunate to have met some of the best people. Some of our previous brides have enjoyed their planning process enough to become planners with us, which is the biggest compliment. Also, we all love dogs!
A special thank you to Sarah, lead wedding and event planner at Keestone Events for giving us a behind the scenes look at their wedding planning process — and their sweet dog, Millie, too! If you’d love to learn more about getting the talented planners from Keestone Events to help you with your nuptials, you can contact them directly from their Brides of North Texas vendor profile.
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