Kristi graduated from Florida State University and has been in the wedding planning industry for over 10 years. She is a Certified Wedding Planner through the National Association of Bridal Consultants and has over 350 weddings to her credit. Kristi previously held the title of Director of Special Events for Florida State University Athletics. This is where she truly developed her skills of honing in on the smallest detail, exceeding expectations, and handling chaos with a calming demeanor and a huge smile. She prides herself on building lasting relationships with her clients and delivering flawless events.
Kristi has had weddings featured in numerous publications. She has also been named Best Wedding Planner on the Emerald Coast, Best Wedding Planner in Destin, Finest on the Emerald Coast, and is honored to be in The Knot Weddings Hall of Fame. Outside of planning weddings Kristi loves spending time with her husband Matt, their son Grayson, and daughter Kinleigh.
It isn't often but I love to carve out a few small vacations a year with my family. There is nothing like getting away spending time with those I love and just enjoying being together. I think that is why I truly get those wanting a true destination wedding experience. I love helping to make it a true weekend celebration so my clients can not only have a wedding but a weekend with those they love and making the most incredible memories.
I have that southern type attitude where i've never met a stranger and people immediately feel comfortable with me. It is such a blessing being in the wedding industry because I hear often that my personality is "a breath of fresh air" and adds so much to the day from making everyone comfortable and having a great time to being that trusted planner friend by their side keeping them calm and positive no matter what is thrown their way. My favorite part of doing what I do is the relationships I build with my clients and their families. We often stay in touch years past the wedding day.
Years ago I was recruited to be the Director of Special Events for Florida State Athletics. I planned and executed events from private dinners for million dollar donors to large pep-rallies for thousands on stage leading the crowd and introducing celebrities and speakers in efforts to raise millions for the university's athletic department. The largest part of my position was coordinating an 8 week tour with 30 events hopping on and off a private jet with the then head coach of FSU football and former Seminole greats every other day. It was truly thrilling, hard work, and such an amazing learning experience. It was there that I truly learned to hone in on the tiniest of detail and handle chaos with a calming smile.