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About Chickadee Events


Wedding Planning for New Kent, Williamsburg, and Hampton Roads, Virginia

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About Chickadee Events


Wedding Planning for New Kent, Williamsburg, and Hampton Roads, Virginia

Chickadee Events primarily serves the Greater Hampton Roads area, but I am always open to traveling for your big day!!

I have almost a decade of professional event planning experience, and pride myself in being highly organized and detail oriented. I’m a certified wedding planner (CWP) through The Bridal Society, and am constantly researching the ever-evolving wedding industry and taking advantage of new educational opportunities. I believe you deserve to work with a wedding planner who knows what the industry standards and current trends are, and how to work well with all of your other vendors. You deserve only the best! 

In 2014, I planned my own wedding held in Richmond while working full time in Newport News - in just 4 months! I fell in love with the process, the industry, the personal details involved in weddings, and the magnitude of just how special that day is! From there, my business was born, and Chickadee Events became official in June 2015. 

I am extremely organized, proactive, and enjoy a good challenge. I don't take many things personally and truly want to do what's best for you. So I want to know when you don't like something or aren't loving an idea! I enjoy learning my client's communication style, and I know how to give and take direction well. I'm confident and comfortable in coordinating any size party, from your large affair to intimate celebration!

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Meet Kelsey


Small Business Owner, Organizer, Cat Lady, Singer

Meet Kelsey


Small Business Owner, Organizer, Cat Lady, Singer

My degree is in biology, and my original goal after college was to go back to school and get my masters or doctorate in environmental science so I could research and study birds! But, I didn’t feel like it’s what I was supposed to do, so instead of finishing my application to grad school (GREs had been taken, letters of recommendation collected, and advisor meeting done) I hit the pause button and focused on figuring out what I was supposed to do. Hence the name, Chickadee Events!

I’ve been saved by the grace of a loving Savior, and it’s my joy to live for Him! I’m a singer, pianist, and dabble a little bit in songwriting and playing guitar. You can usually catch me helping to lead worship at my church!

My husband, Kevin, is my rock and my greatest supporter. We honestly don’t do anything without each other, and when we’re not together I always feel a little off! He’s a NASA engineer (I LOVE to brag about him), a faster runner than I am, a better cook than I, and is the most patient person I have ever met. Honestly I don’t know how I got so lucky.

Together we have 2 cats – Heidi and Mr. E. They have lived in the same house together for 2 years, and still don’t get along. So, we built a screen door to keep them separated (but so they can get used to seeing and smelling each other), which means one of them is always in my office. Alas, they still can’t seem to agree on cohabitating.

My style is a little bit of everything. My heart STOPS for vintage anything – gold accents, rich fabrics, and antique chandeliers, frames, or furniture. I could live at the beach and love nature elements and the rustic vibe of an organic and ethereal wedding ceremony. Whatever your vision and design style is, I promise we can work together! I love to be challenged and I love to be creative to find the best fit for you.