About Us


Meet the team

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    Keely
    Thorne
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    Keely Thorne

    BIO:

    Keely began her event planning career in 2006 and by 2008 had opened the doors to KTE. Today she manages a talented team of planners who have executed events from Belize, to the Hill Country, Florida, and everywhere in between.

    Chic personal style, exquisite taste, and flair for fun are just a few of the qualities that make each of Keely’s events an occasion to remember. Being a native Louisianan, Keely’s southern hospitality is the perfect complement to her vast knowledge of the industry and ability to plan unforgettable parties. Her work has been seen in Style Me Pretty, Weddings in Houston, The Knot, Paper City, Southern Living, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, and Modern Luxury Bride’s Houston just to name a few.

    Keely works alongside each of her consultants to ensure that every client receives her attention to detail, years of experience and creativity to ensure a one-of-a-kind event. Being behind the scenes gives Keely as much joy as executing a flawless event as she invests much of her time in mentoring the KTE girls to ensure they are always on top of trends and current happenings for their clients. In addition to mentoring her team, Keely takes the time to really get to know each and every one of her clients to ensure that their events are true reflections of themselves. It is always her goal that a perfect party is only reflective of her in the flawless execution and unique touches that keep people talking about “that amazing night” for months to come!


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Joie
    Dessert: Sea Salt + Caramel
    Fragrance: Chloe
    Restaurant: KUU
    Retailer: Saks Fifth Avenue


    BUZZ:

    • "Words are not adequate to express our heartfelt thanks for all of your support and guidance during Emily Catherine's wedding. We could not have been happier with the wedding, and your involvement was both the key reason behind every detail being in order and perfect! And the reason we could relax and enjoy it all. Emily Catherine, Tany, and I have so enjoyed working with you. You are such a pleasure to be with while also providing professional, creative and extremely helpful advice. I consider it a great blessing that we have had the good fortune to have you as our wedding planner for both weddings! We're all sad that we won't have another wedding for which we'll need your help. Thank you, Keely, for EVERYTHING! We so appreciate your friendship, your professional advice and your many kindnesses! You are a real treasure."
      - Frances Jeter
    • "I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for the wedding. Words cannot express how fabulous everything turned out! You took my vision of a dream wedding and turned it into a reality. I so appreciate your expert advice and valuable help throughout the planning process. I am forever grateful to you and Nicole. Thank you for creating a night that Ben and I will never forget!"
      - Emily Catherine Jeter Riggs
    • "We are so grateful for your help in planning Caroline & Chris' wedding. We cannot thank you enough for 'everything' you have done to make this weekend a special family celebration with lasting memories."
      - Christy Echols
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    Emily
    Moise
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    Emily Moise

    BIO:

    Emily prides herself on being unique and having her own quirky style yet even the most traditionally striving clients truely enjoy the experience of her wit, intelligence and truely fantastic events. Emily is an unbeknownst trendsetter who sees her ideas and style melt across the industry long after initial thought.

    Emily has a way of perceiving what each specific client wants and ways to translate those ideas into reality properly. And with that, she proves time and time again that any issue has a million acceptable solutions and also that with the right tools, any challenge can be accomplished.

    So whether she’s planning for completely hands off clients who know minimal about their event and are speechless with excitement at the reveal; to those clients a part of every detail, Emily’s brilliant contributions are proclaimed as the seen and unforeseen key elements that made the event a success and would have never been if she had not been involved. Creating “favorite moments” since 2009.


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: BCBGMAXAZRIA
    Dessert: Frozen Yogurt
    Fragrance: Bright Crystal by Versace
    Retailer: Zara
    Restaurant: Beauty & Essex in NYC


    BUZZ:

    • "Thank you so much for giving me the perfect/dream wedding! You took all of my ideas and our conversations and turned them into a fairytale—I feel that the clear tent added so much beauty and the ceremony rain fall broke the ice for everyone celebrating to the fullest! You are truly talented at what you do and I know you will continue to create great things and have many other happy brides! Thank you for taking the risk with me that day for the outdoor ceremony because it was totally worth getting rained on! I regret nothing and Austin & I both had such huge smiles on our faces, and still do looking back on it! Cannot wait to see the photos & video! Enjoy the wine!"
      - Holly Smith Alvis
    • "I cannot thank you enough for creating the most magical day of our lives. You have gone above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for everything  that you have done for us. I feel like a princess and as if we are living in a dream. There are no words to express how excited Wright and I are for this weekend! Again, thank you so much! We could not have come close to creating this dream without you! The best is yet to come!"
      - Brooke Relyea Wommack
    • "Wow! How do you begin to express gratitude of this magnitude? Thank you so very much for an unforgettable event. Truly, it was the best day ever.  Not only was it flawless in structure and design, but our friends and family have all expressed that it was the “best” wedding they’ve ever been to…which is a testament to your guidance and planning. Diego and I really cannot thank you and your team enough and will highly recommend you to our friends and family in the future!"
      - Mallory Moore Fernandez
    • "Thank you do much for an absolutely beautiful wedding & reception. You were wonderful to work with and made our day so special! We enjoyed working with you! Thank you so much for your expertise and professionalism and creative eye!"
      - Leigh Owens Fitzgerald
    • "From our first meeting, Sarah Jane and I knew we had the right girl in our team! Thank goodness Victoria had given us your name. I have never seen my daughter so happy, and it is because of you, Rob, (and Jack) and he entire team that created the magical wedding. it is every mothers dream to see her child so happy and I feel you made that vision come true. Your organization skills, incredible ideas and experience were over the top. I always had the security that you were in control. You are in your game and are good at it! What a gift to be in this profession that you have such extraordinary knowledge – you are smart, kind good at what you do! The best part for us is that you are a precocious friend that we feel blessed to have in our lives. Thank you Emily for a memory that I will hold in my heart forever"
      - Mary Jornayvaz
    • "Thank you so very much for all your help…& patience…in coordinating all the last minute details for Kathleen & Lee’s Wedding! It was perfection! We love the Keely Thorne Team! You guys are the BEST! I hope you are final getting some well-deserved rest and can enjoy the holiday season! Many thanks again!"
      - Kathy Guill
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    Jennifer
    Hobson
    Kaldis
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    Jennifer Hobson Kaldis

    BIO:

    Jennifer combines habitually chic style with eccentric flare! With positive energy and expert organizational skills, Jennifer makes the wedding planning process effortless and fun. Her enthusiasm and gracious personality makes her clients feel like they have known her for years.

    As a life long Houstonian, Jennifer enjoys exploring the latest in local food, art, and entertainment. Through her passion for discovering new trends and her ability to combine them with a classic sense of traditionalism, she is able to create a unique style for clients’ individual personalities. Prior to her experience in wedding planning, Jennifer worked as a personal shopper in a chic European inspired boutique where she customized colors and textures according to each client’s personal preference.

    Jennifer’s sophisticated taste and exquisite attention to detail paired with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Texas Christian University makes a fabulous match for any bride to be.

     


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Tibi
    Dessert: Choco-hoto Pots
    Fragrance: Flower Bomb by Viktor and Rolf
    Restaurant: Ouisie’s Table
    Retailer: Nordstrom


    BUZZ:

    • "Words are simply inadequate. I cannot fully explain to you how much I appreciate you being such an integral part of the wedding. It was PERFECTION. It was EVERYTHING and more. You helped us give our family a night to remember. Thank you for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime!"
      - Ann Watkins
    • "Thank you so much for all of your amazing hard work and great advice. I know my mom and I would not have gotten through it without you. From start to finish you were such a pleasure to work with- hard working, professional, honest, and so organized. You remained calm through everything which gave me such peace of mind! Most of all you are just so pleasant and Fun to work with! I loved getting to plan my wedding with such a good friend, it made everything more fun and personal. The whole day went off without a hitch, and every detail was perfectly executed. Everyon has told me they never seen ROCC looks so beautiful and that it was the most fun wedding they have been too! So, kudos to you!! Xoxo"
      - Caroline Brantley Williams
    • "Thank you for all your help in planning Julie’s wedding. You did a fabulous job! Your “great taste” and creative abilities coupled with your remarkable organizational skills and attention to detail make you the BEST! Being able to trust that you would take care of all the details was pricesless! It was truly a magical night and you made everything so seamless and stress free. I could go on and on but like you told me about the welcome letter, if it is too long, no one will read it. You are a remarkable person! I will miss seeing you!"
      - Marie Von Sternberg
    • "THANK YOU! Thank you for turning my dream wedding into a reality. Thank you for making sure everything went off without a hitch… in my eyes.  Thank you for your creativity, calm nature that provided so much peace and your friendship! You are such an amazing blessing in my life, my family’s life, and my new husband’s life. Your professionalism provided all of us consistent confidence and resulted in the most beautiful wedding we could have imagined. Thank you for being you! “I thank my God every time I think of you” Philippians 1:3"
      - Leanne Reeves Gotcher
    • "I just wanted to thank Keely Thorne Events for providing unparalleled wedding coordination for our daughter, Ashley’s, Big Day on March 10th!  Jennifer, from the start, took control and handled the organization and planning of the wedding in a personal but always very professional manner.  Jennifer listened to what our vision and expectations were for the wedding and was then able to place us with vendor that were absolutely perfect for us and that were able to provide the wedding of Ashley’s dreams. I live in Pittsburgh, PA. and was not always able to be in Houston to attend appointments with Ashley.  Jennifer was always there to support Ashley and help her, as needed, which meant so much to us. One of the most important things that we wanted was to have a coordinator that we could depend on to communicate with us.  Jennifer always responded promptly to our emails and calls. She never, not once, failed to respond to us! I hate that we never had the pleasure to meet you, but, as I’m sure you already know, you can be assured that with a coordinator like Jennifer Hobson, your company is in very capable hands. Jennifer is a jewel and was so special to us.  She is a true asset!  "
      - Dana and Marc Tate
    • "  I want to express my extreme gratitude for everything you did leading up to the party and on Saturday.  The party was a smash.  Everyone had a great time both young and old alike.  The decorations really set the theme and the dessert table was AMAZING!!!  I think that people were afraid to eat anything at first but eventually dove in and the City Kitchen folks were great about constantly replenishing.  I LOVED the food.  The wait staff was solicitous without getting in the way.  I loved that they stationed one person at the door to greet people allowing me to circulate to the guests.  They are now my first choice for events in the future. You are the best.  My husband remarked that he liked you very much.  That is a compliment because he usually only notices when things do not go right instead of how well it was all orchestrated.   If this was any small indication, the wedding should be fabulous."
      - Mary Neal
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    Allison
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    Allison Butcher

    BIO:

    Having fun is such an important part of married life to Allison and her husband Chris. When schedules get busy or days do not go as planned, there is always time for a lot of laughter in the Butcher house. If that means having a “dance off” at 5am in the living room to Paula Abdoul’s “Straight Up” then may the best man/woman win! Little secret… she always lets him win!

    Allison joined the KTE team in 2011 after working for many years in the hospitality industry. Her vast knowledge of food & beverage and operational experience are great assets to the team. Her ability to think on her feet and make quick decisions, help all of her clients when it comes to executing any event. Allison has been known to say that she “lives her life in a back-up plan” always knowing the next move.

    With a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from The University of Houston, you could say she has a degree in food, wine, people and fun


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Tory Burch
    Dessert: Berripop
    Fragrance: Coco Mademoiselle
    Restaurant: Plonk Beer & Wine Bistro
    Retailer: J. Crew


    BUZZ:

    • "Thank you for all of your help and guidance in planning and executing this special day for all of us! We were able to completely enjoy ourselves because we knew we had you. We were so pleased with the entire day and received many compliments. Thanks again!"
      - Susan Lastrapes
    • "I just can't believe how amazing everything was THANKS TO YOU.  I honestly can't even put into words how perfect (storm and all) the whole weekend was.  We truly appreciate all the work you put in."
      - Sara Oliver Berkowitz
    • "Morgan and I cannot thank you enough for making her wedding planning experience a happy memory! You always came to the rescue when we needed you. You put out fires and handled meltdowns in such a professional manner. You were never too busy when we called you on numerous weekends and Monday “wash days”! You are absolutely the best wedding event planner. You were you… meaning the same age as most brides today which was so helpful because you related to changing traditions and had fresh new ideas! Most people I know have nightmare stories of how their wedding planner was old, grouchy, mean in spirit, and not open to new ideas. Even my San Antonio older friends commented on how unbelievable you were! Everyone enjoyed working with you. Robe and Susie even said they love working with you. We are going to miss  talking to you! I wish you all the best!"
      - Lisa Kopplow & Morgan Lucas Peeler
    • "Thank you for all you did to make Katy’s wedding a huge success! You did a terrific job guiding us through the process and helping us make the right decisions along the way. What a whirlwind the wedding itself was and you did such a wonderful job keeping the entire wedding party (including nervous parents) calm, collected and organized during the crazy storm! The layout of the Bayou Club was perfect. The lighting was spot on (no pun intended. The placement of various items, like the cake, brides book and portrait were in unexpected wonderful locations. I couldn’t be more happy with the way everything turned out! I cannot image doing anything differently! Your calm demeanor throughout the whole 8 month ordeal was amazing and I know that if you can keep me calm, you will do a wonderful job of mothering two children under 4! Thank you, thank you, Thank you! I will recommend you to anyone looking to plan the perfect wedding!"
      - Jan Odom
    • "I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work and devotion to Anah’s wedding! Your attention to detail and organization was stellar. Every aspect of planning this wedding was enjoyable and seamless because of you. You managed to pull off the impossible on a Saturday when most would have just thrown up their hands! It may not have been what we had envisioned but it was stunning none the less. I have had so many compliments on the décor, food and entertainment. They have said, “I didn’t even notice it was raining”! I have to say that I am sad that it is over. It’s been such a wonderful experience working with you… I will miss our daily chats! Thank you again for making this special time in our lives even more memorable. I couldn’t have done it without you!"
      - Francy Fondren
    • "Oh, my goodness! In a million years I can never thank you enough for all you did to give our Elizabeth and the Suffield/Wilhite families the wedding of our dreams. From the very first day we met, you took a list of random adjectives (remember?!) and fine-tuned them into a romantic, fairytale, amazing celebration we will never forget. Allison, you handled every detail imaginable with professionalism, grace, and diplomacy. You made us all feel so special while directing us an navigating us through so many decisions and details. You handled it all so incredibly, fabulously well!! We all still feel like it was a beautiful dream… thank you, Allison, for being there for us every possible step of the way. I know because of your attention to detail the ceremony and wedding came off without a hitch. Whenever our Caroline gets engaged, you will be my first call! We are all crazy about you!!"
      - Laura Suffield
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    Katy
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    Katy Preisler

    BIO:

    Katy began her event planning career in 2007 and has executed over 1,500 events. Her zest for life combined with her creativity allow Katy to create one-of-a-kind events. Katy has been recognized by Houston’s International Special Events Society and is continuously sought after for her event expertise and attention to detail.

    Being a part of her client’s cherished memories is her favorite part of event planning.  Katy will work with you to express your own personal style and help you enjoy every moment of your planning experience. She is an artist in event design and execution and will provide the highest level of attention to detail for a flawless event.  Her expressive personality compliments her work and her “live in the moment” persona makes her infectious to be around.

     

    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Milly
    Dessert: Coconut Cream Pie
    Fragrance: Michael by Michael Kors
    Restaurant: Tiny Boxwoods
    Retailer: Tory Burch


    BUZZ:

    • "Katy Preisler personifies what it means to be a top notch wedding planner – she is a translator, an efficient organizer, and an effective negotiator;  but most importantly, she is a friend with an uplifting sense of humor. From our first consultation, to the morning after our wedding, Katy was there to support, execute, and ensure that the vision my husband and I had for our wedding, was brought to life. Katy’s sense of realness and her incredible network of vendors helped facilitate difficult decision making, and her careful (and thoughtful!) planning, made the day of a beautiful reality, free of any stress. Thank you Katy, for keeping our best interest in mind throughout the entire planning process, and making our big fat Southern Greek wedding an epic success!"
      - Jenna & Tyler Battenfield
    • "We truly appreciate everything you’ve done to make our wedding day so memorable, seamless, and stress-free. We’ve gotten to know you so well over the part year, and can’t thank you enough for your patience, professionalism, and positive spirit. We couldn’t have done it without you!"
      - Ashley Lum
    • "Our family was so blessed the day we were led to find you at Keely Thorne. I’ll never forget walking outside after our short visit of painting Mary Katherine and Jay’s fair tale wedding, and looking at Mary Katherine’s eyes and seeing her light up with her heartfelt decision that you were the perfect person and planner to help achieve her dream! There are no words adequate enough to say and convey our enormous thanks. Thank you for all you accomplished with such professionalism and love.  We love you."
      - Yvonne & Scott Ziegler
    • "The Weaver family had a wonderful experience using Keely Thorne Events for our daughter, Suzanne's, wedding and  would recommend KT to anyone! Specifically, we cannot sing Katy Preisler's praises enough! She is professional, experienced and very creative. In short, she is very good at what she does! From the first meeting , where we were very "green" about how to go about planning a wedding (and Katy was so patient with us!) to the last meeting at your office to collect our reception items (and I felt like I was losing a best friend!) , Katy was terrific! Katy helped us with great vendors, negotiated good discounts, and stood up for us when she thought that something was not right. She had to deal with many out of town guests (hotel and transportation issues) and then on top of that , she had to find our guests 55 hotel rooms THE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING, when the Omni flooded due to the Mem Day floods. With a smile on her face, nothing seemed to faze Katy!  (And we won't even go into the reception guest who decided to tie one on and then passed out in the shuttle bus......surely this is not in Katy's job description!) Not only did Suzanne and I adore Katy, but also David and Garrett did as well. She made this so much fun and we were very lucky to have her help! Many thanks to Katy and to KT!"
      - Leslye Weaver
    • "I hope it is satisfying for you to know that you play such an integral role in a family’s most cherished event. When we remember the weddings, you will always be in those memories. We will remember you positive, can-do attitude. We will remember your attention to details and your gentle nudges to meet a deadline. We will laugh when we think of your sense of humor and the funny way you cock your eyebrow! We will wonder what you are doing now… I know you will continue to be a good mother because you already possess a most important quality. You are always there to Save the Day! We love you."
      - Tammy Jenkins
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    Beth
    Rice
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    Beth Rice Werner

    BIO:

    Beth is lavishly creative and meticulously organized, making her a natural born event planner. She began her events career in Austin with the University of Texas, but a Houston native, she quickly brought her talent back to her hometown in 2010. After working with one of Houston’s most well-known catering companies for a number of years, her love for working with clients on detailed coordination led her to her current home at Keely Thorne Events.  With over 6 years of experience and hundreds of successful events under her belt, you are in amazing hands with Beth!

    When you first meet Beth, she will instantly put you at ease with her candid, fun personality. She will then reassure you with her extensive knowledge of the industry. With no shortage of creative ideas, she meets you at every step with a fresh and fun approach! You will notice how she truly listens to you…. Her philosophy is that each wedding should be a reflection of the couple’s wonderful uniqueness. Beth’s mission is to help guide the design and details so that every client can relax and enjoy the start of their new beginning!


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Diane Von Furstenberg
    Dessert: Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
    Fragrance: Jo Malone Scents
    Restaurant: Dolce Vita
    Retailer: Anthropologie


    BUZZ:

    • "Where do I begin? Well, first of all I am writing this with my Disney Princess pen, so that’s something. Its oddly apt, actually, as the wedding you orchestrated made me feel like a princess (specifically Elsa from Frozen except without the ability for artic freezes). Wedding planning with you wasn’t stressful- it was fun! It was like playing dress up with a goofball friend, and you always made me feel so relaxed. Behind that bubbly blonde exterior resides a total wedding warrior badass. You always assured me that everything was okay on schedule, on budget (it’s a miracle), and it always was! I loved that you were always on my wavelength, two steps ahead of me and smiling the whole time. What could have been boring budget meetings of the phone turned in to giggle fests but you still got things done! More than done; magical. The day was absolutely perfect, seamless, calm, joyous and most of all, fun and I could not in a million years have done this without you. You are a rock star and a joy- anyone who gets the opportunity to work with you is in for a real treat. I am so happy Keely paired us up. What fun we had. What a beautiful day we made. Thank you for your calm, your comedy, your “is she for real” face. You were integral to the wedding coming to fruition and will fondly be integral to my memories of it. So many thanks!"
      - Meredith Mosbacher Pruyn
    • "You did a truly phenomenal job with our wedding and bringing our vision to life. We had a logistically complex wedding with the reception and ceremony in different towns, and it couldn't have gone smoother. Guests said it was the most fun and well planned wedding they'd ever attended, and you were instrumental in tying everything together and guiding us through infinite decisions. Both JP and I actually had fun planning the wedding, because we didn't have to waste time exhausting the options and stress over figuring it all out on our own. Your vendor referrals were always spot on. Ultimately everything from the flowers to the small touches entirely reflected us as a couple. It truly was the wedding of our dreams and far surpassed our expectations. Finally you were infectiously calm and collected during the wedding day, allowing us to fully enjoy it and soak it all in. We loved working with you in every way!"
      - Meaghan and JP Yorro
    • "Beth, thank you very much for everything you did to make our wedding and reception for Jacy and Jeff so extra special and wonderful. We will never forget how elegant, romantic and beautiful the grande ballroom looked when we entered it. Extraordinaire, dreamy, magical, superb, are all descriptive words that have been included in written notes, emails, texts and phone calls after the wedding. It made us feel so good! The layout of the room, high bars draped in pink, the setup of food stations, just everything was so perfect for our evening celebrating Jacy and Jeff. Thank you for making every detail of the wedding go as scheduled and for your expertise in knowing and trusting that everything would be perfect for us. I truly appreciate your time you gave us, the extra meetings to confirm details and your professional manner. I’m personally grateful that you were our event planner for Jacy’s wedding. I sincerely appreciate you."
      - Jeannette and Jerry Burrell
    • "Where do I begin? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! First of all, I had a blast with all of our wedding planning, and I know it’s because you removed the stress from the process. You guided us so well, and I felt very confident having you there along the way. After the 11 months of planning, I absolutely loved seeing it all come together on June 13th. Everything was perfect. Honestly there is not one thing that I would have changed. Thank you for having a positive “can do” attitude. You were a pleasure to work with! Thank you for making out wedding a memory that we will treasure forever."
      - Melissa Matteson
    • "I had the privilege and honor to work with Beth Rice for the 10 months leading up to our March 2015 wedding. She was organized and always a step ahead of us in helping us make decisions. Her taste is timeless and she encouraged us to be unique in our decisions. A small example of this was when we were deciding on our wedding invitations. We went into it with a very closed mind thinking we would go with a very traditional invitation but Beth encouraged us down a different road and the invitations we chose were unique and beautiful! Beth is incredibly talented and personable. She did all of the hard work and made the whole process smooth and easy for us. She instantly understood the "look" we wanted for our wedding and totally ran with it. She created a wedding that was far better than I ever could have imagined."
      - Claire Burgher Frazier
    • "We want to thank Beth Rice at KTE for the outstanding job she did at our daughter's wedding.  She was so pleasant and nice to work with during the whole wedding process.  Beth's guidance and expertise were superb.  The wedding was beyond our expectations.  Thanks to Beth for making our wedding a stress free and perfect event!"
      - Jeanne and Keith Hyde
    • "I had the privilege of working with Beth Rice on my March 2014 wedding. From the day my family met her, Beth was energetic, responsive and fun to work with. I was the first of my siblings to get married so we were often lost throughout the process. We were so grateful Beth was there to guide us and provide input and suggestions. We always appreciated what Beth had to say and often deferred back to her for direction. We knew we were in good hands when she would respond to our endless amount of questions in a timely and encouraging manner. All of Beth's hard work and patience paid of as our wedding day went flawlessly. Beth was such a source of comfort and calmness throughout our wedding planning adventure, and especially that day. Our wedding couldn't have gone better. From the food and flowers to the layout and organization, everything was perfect. I can't tell you how many of our guests requested her information for future events. Beth Rice is a true professional. My family and I will definitely use her again in the future."
      - Lucy Richardson Moffitt
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    Meghann Buck

    BIO:

    After living and working in the Northeast and Midwest, Meghann is excited to call Houston home and enjoys exploring the city with her husband. Having started her career in the corporate realm, Meghann is the consummate professional. From meeting with vendors to creating a thorough itinerary for the day, Meghann will make certain that every aspect of your event is flawless.
    Be it a traditionally elegant wedding or a whimsical party, Meghann enjoys infusing personal elements into her clients’ events. She prides herself on her resilient, can do attitude and takes an innovative approach to create unexpected moments for you and your guests. Meghann’s poise and dedication to excellence will allow you to focus on spending time with your friends and family while she ensures that every detail of your event is executed perfectly.


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Kate Spade New York
    Dessert: Macarons
    Fragrance: Bath by Bobbi Brown
    Restaurant: Uchi
    Retailer: Madewell


    BUZZ:

    • "Julie and I had complete confidence and excitement that all day before and day of wedding events would run beautifully! We were able to thoroughly enjoy every moment knowing that is all we needed to do as all details and timeline were covered. It was a delight to get to know you and have your outstanding services. We enjoy your calm, fun and enthusiastic, thoughtful manner and of course well organized approach to coordinating and elevating our visions and plans. Every detail, task, vendor and wedding party individual was managed and coordinated in the best ways to make our event the happiest and most fun for us, our families and guests, and more importantly for Julie and James! There is no question we hope to work with you again."
      - Mary Jo Kellagher
    • "I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for ALL your hard work and help with Caley’s wedding and reception.  It was absolutely stunning and just an incredible experience.  I know that Caley had many specific ideas about what she wanted and with your help, I believe they all came true.  From your calming demeanor which helped Caley remain calm to your on-time check list of pictures and events, it was such a pleasure to have you in charge of her special day.  You put the magic in a magical day and I am so grateful for you. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart."
      - Susan Foresman
    • "I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you did! It truly was an unbelievable wedding and an awesome party. I know Caley didn't have to worry about a thing thanks to you."
      - Austin Ergenbright
    • "I just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day so very special! The day seriously would not have been nearly the success it was if it were not for you. Our wedding was more amazing than we knew possible. Your attention to detail, your professionalism, and your very hard work made the first day of our married lives more special than we could have ever imagined. You captured the exact "essence" of what we wanted in our wedding day and helped us execute it perfectly. You were knowledgeable and astute but also kind and enjoyable to be around. You orchestrated the main event while still taking care of details like pinning Katie's hair and bustling my dress (THANK YOU!)."
      - Kristine Rose O’Brien
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    Ashley Appling

    BIO:

    Ashley began her professional career as an elementary school teacher where she developed meticulous organizational skills and an aptitude for problem solving. However, after planning her own Houston wedding, Ashley realized her passion for event coordination.  As a result, Ashley never shied away from an opportunity to organize school functions and jumped at the chance to plan weddings for friends and co-workers. Soon after, she chose to pursue her passion for event planning on a full-time basis and joined the KTE team.

    As an event coordinator, Ashley is able to express her creativity and sense of style in an unparalleled manner. She enjoys producing beautiful weddings and exploring new ways to raise the bar in order to create a one-of-a-kind event. Further, her amicable personality puts clients at ease and ensures that they enjoy each step of the planning process. She works tirelessly to ensure that your vision comes to fruition.


    FAVORITES:

    Designer: Hermes of Paris
    Dessert: Gelato
    Fragrance: Miss Dior by Christian Dior
    Restaurant: Brasserie 19
    Retailer: Tootsies


    BUZZ:

    • "I cannot thank you enough for all you did to give me such an amazing wedding. You made my dream wedding come to life, it was better than I ever could have expected it to be. The way you designed it was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking, no one can stop talking about it and the way it was coordinated was so professional. We are all just blown away! I will never forget this day and how memorable you made it for Brandon and me."
      - Tina Kosh Goodson
    • "Wow, thank you so much for organizing and planning such an amazing wedding! Everyone kept telling me how incredible everything looked and I could not agree more. You made everything go so smoothly. "
      - Mary Ciborowski Arguello
    • "I wanted to reach out to say thank you for all of your help on our big day! It was so nice to have you as the point person, and I am 100% certain that it made our day as smooth and wonderful as it could be. So, thank you! We never got a chance to say it in person before jetting off!"
      - Taylor Thomas Shingledecker
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    Christine Sangalis

    BIO:

    Fulfilling her long-time career aspiration, Christine is a passionate and meticulous planner and advisor for her clients.  She takes personal ownership of each and every event she handles and prides herself on her keen attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.  These skills, coupled with her positive spirit, allow her clients to not only enjoy their occasion, but also the planning experience and the lasting memories that come with it. Christine is personable and enjoys meeting and working with new people, which allows her to truly get to know her clients and their visions. She makes it a priority to ensure her clients’ personalities shine through in their event, while also integrating new ideas that will help make their day perfect.

    Prior to KTE, Christine worked for event planning firms in Dallas and Houston and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where she received her degree in public relations. Born and raised in Houston, Christine is deeply rooted in the city, and constantly explores the ever-changing city to incorporate new trends into her events. With experience across a wide range of events and venues, Christine will bring knowledge and poise to the task at hand to ensure your event is a memorable one.


    FAVORITES:

    Designer – Rag & Bone
    Dessert – Blue Bell Ice Cream
    Fragrance – YSL
    Restaurant – Caracol
    Retailer – Neiman’s


    BUZZ:

    • "Thank you so much for your hard work on our two events – both were wonderful. I know I’ve said this to you on a few occasions, but we were so pleased with how our ceremony and reception ended up coming out. We are grateful that every aspect was lovely and stress-free, an incredible gift we have you to thank for. You are obviously talented at what you do – glad to know we have someone great to call on for future events!"
      - Connie and Braxton Ittner