Our Reviews

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

Airlie Gardens Wedding

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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!!

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Sally + Will

I can’t say enough good things about Kickstand Events. My husband and I are both military officers who plan things for a living, so we know a thing or two about planning and executing well-coregraphed activities. That being said, Kickstand blew away our expectations both in the lead up to the wedding and in the event itself. Sally and Courtney were friendly, accessible, and easy going as they helped us through the planning process, and their amiable professionalism - not to mention their impeccable preparation - made the wedding day a breeze! Our wedding guests continue to rave about the spectacular reception. If you’re going to get married and want to do it right, go with Kickstand Events!

The team at Kickstand Events exceeded our expectations in every way. Sally and Courtney were so easy to work with, and were filled with innovative and creative ideas. They understood our daughter's (also named Sally) style and desires from the beginning. We held the wedding on our private property in Morehead City, NC. Courtney and Sally make a great team and each brings special strengths to the creative process. My biggest compliment to them is, no matter what the circumstance or issue, there was never a problem. Just solutions! The Kickstand team had to bring everything to the venue, from soup to nuts. No problem! When terrible weather threatened, they had additional tents arrive that same afternoon. They are both relaxed and attentive, and their vendors professional and courteous. I loved how they used the property itself as a focal point, using fabulous clear tents with tremendously high ceilings which allowed our live oak canopy to be a part of the picture. One of my friends told me last week she and her husband had been to SIX weddings this summer, and Sally and Will's was the best in every way. Thanks to Sally, Courtney and the team at Kickstand Events! I simply cannot recommend them highly enough and I'll be forever indebted to them for helping us create the unique tone for this wedding that the bride and groom wanted. I am delighted to give them a glowing review and would give them 10 stars if I could.

Monica + Elliot

Kickstand Events was the absolute best decision we made for our wedding day! My husband and I knew from the beginning we wanted to work with Sally, Courtney and the Kickstand team. Sally handles the logistics, while Courtney nails the florals and design. I honestly never once stressed about a single aspect of the day and when I showed up to the venue the morning of our wedding, I was honestly blown away that my wedding looked like a million dollar dream wedding! The night went off without a single glitch, even down to getting into our getaway car where our bags, champagne, water, and leftover food was waiting for us. Myself, my husband and my guests had the BEST night celebrating and we credit it all to the beautiful atmosphere and impeccable execution of the night thanks to kickstand!



Chelsea + KJ

Sally and Courtney were absolutely fantastic to work with. They kept me on track and really took over all the planning. On my wedding day I worried about nothing and everything was just sort of magically done. Also they have such a positive energy, it really made planning a wedding (which an be stressful), a joy. Highly recommend!