We adore these love letters from our brides over the years. thank you for letting us be a part of these events!
Meghan + Will
When I found out I needed to have an event coordinator for our venue I was overwhelmed to say the least! Like most other newly engaged brides, I assumed I could knock out wedding decor and planning with a hot glue gun, my Pinterest board, and an agenda. However, you really don’t know all of the ins and outs of planning a wedding until you’re in the thick of it...enter the absolutely amazing team of Courtney and Sally of Kickstand! From the very first time I spoke to Sally on the phone, I knew I didn’t need to look any further for our even coordinator! She was SO nice, and determined to make our wedding dreams come true! I also loved the fact that with Kickstand, it was a one-stop shop for both coordination and florals! By the end of our first planning meeting in person, I truly felt like I had known Courtney and Sally forever and they had become fast friends! They have the ability to make you feel heard, and work so hard to turn your vision into a reality, while also being conscientious of your budget. They are upfront about costs, and also work with you to make sure you are getting the very best deals from your vendors! On top of that, they coordinate with your entire wedding team to ensure that everyone is on the same page! Plus, you can spitball an idea, and they know the people/ways to make it happen! Along the way, I began to stress that I wasn’t stressed enough because I felt that I should be doing more! I attribute my lack of bridal stress to the Kickstand Team because they covered all of the things that stress brides out! When it comes down to throwing the wedding of your dreams, you need someone on your team that will go all of the way for you and with you....Kickstand will provide that and so much more! From ensuring I got a sample bouquet for my bridal portraits on short notice, handing out glow sticks on the dance floor, coordinating the exit, being a calm presence during the hecticness of the wedding day, and seamlessly flipping our ceremony to the reception, Kickstand does it all!! Our wedding fulfilled every expectation we had and so much more! We received so many compliments about the work of Kickstand! We will never be able to thank Courtney and Sally enough for all they did for us and for being so authentic during our wedding journey...we will treasure them always!
Sawyer + Clay
Kickstand was the top choice recommended by my venue, which hosts tons of weddings by tons of event planners. For less than the cost of my wedding band, I had my dream 200-person tented garden wedding handed to me. When I say dream wedding, I mean it. Want hanging floral installations? Chandeliers installed? Floral arch? Planning alone, I would not have known where to go for these services and would have missed out details that made my wedding day. I told Sally and Courtney my ideas and they brought vendor proposals to me. I never had to contact or coordinate with any vendor other than Kickstand, which otherwise would have made my wedding weekend constant phone calls. They even helped me put my order of ceremony together, planned seating and escorts, timeline of my reception-- all things I had never thought of planning and that I didn't know the standard/tradition for. I just showed up to my rehearsal and wedding and the girls took it from there. It was such a relief to not have to do or remember ANYTHING on my wedding weekend. I can't thank Kickstand enough for my perfect day
Hilary + Gabe
Honestly, I could not even begin to describe how A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Kickstand Events and team are! As a bride who is passionate about design and also planning a destination wedding, I feel like I may have been more on the high maintenance side but Sally and Courtney went above and beyond from start to finish!
Sally is praised by all Wilmington wedding vendors, and I never had to worry that every T was crossed and every i was dotted about all the tiny details and organization of the vendors, schedule, and entire wedding day! Our day was flawless and completely stress-free thanks to Sally!
Courtney’s attention to detail, passion for what she does, and love for clients was invaluable! And... her design skills especially florals!! One word....STUNNING!!! She also added so many special touches to our day that really made the wedding special, magical, and perfect! :) Our guests are still raving about the beautiful set up the Kickstand team created at Airlie Gardens!
Sally and Courtney are both absolute professionals with incredible talents and, and I will be forever grateful to them for all they did to create the wedding of our dreams!! Love you guys!!