is a wedding planning company
that specializes in
unique + intentional + dreamy
logistics + aesthetics 

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I'm Kelsey, founder + lead planner + designer.
I'm here to bring your dreamy visions to life through my expertise in wedding planning + design! 

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anchored events 

Kelsey is the best of the best, I couldn't have dreamed up a better teammate in the wedding planning process! She is knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, and a stellar communicator. Kelsey was alongside me from the start, and was instrumental in helping execute my vision. Her eye for design and attention to detail were critical in selecting decor. And her expertise with all things 'wedding' ensured the timeline of our day was well thought out. She was the point person for vendor communications, which lightened my load tremendously. And when we faced a few hiccups on the day of our wedding (as all couples do!), Kelsey was in front of each one of them, allowing my groom and I to thoroughly relax and enjoy the day. We can't imagine what our day would have been like without her. I couldn't be more appreciative of her kindness, professionalism, and sincere heart for service. Thank you, Kelsey!
- Katelin 

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kelsey on various events and I can honestly say she is one of my absolute favorite people to work with! She is well organized, thoughtful, creative, as well as, extremely talented. She is quick to listen and is considerate of all your ideas and dreams to make your special day a successful one. I love her attention to detail and her unique ability to make everything flow together seamlessly with grace. Kelsey remains calm under pressure, stays focused on tasks at hand and is peaceful throughout the process. I would highly recommend Kelsey to coordinate any event, large or small.”

I love Kelsey, and will tell you over and over and over that she is amazing and you will be blessed to have her help with any aspect of your wedding. Kelsey was a crucial part of my wedding, assisting in coordinating, design, decor and even flowers - she brought it all! And that’s the best thing about Kelsey, there is no lack, you get it all. Kelsey doesn’t just have a natural eye for details that others would miss, she also knows how to improve the details. She doesn’t just have the ability to lead and take charge, she’s also your best friend and is so compassionate and caring. She doesn’t just make sure things run smoothly, she makes sure they look really good doing it! I can say the pictures from my wedding speak louder praise than I can for Kelsey. I know I’m biased, but it was such a beautiful day! Every time I look at them I feel so much joy at seeing the talent, care and time that Kelsey helped put into our day. I am so thankful that I had Kelsey on my team for my wedding day, she truly is a gift and I know any bride will have the same experience.

Working with Kelsey was amazing! She did day of coordination for my wedding and was a lifesaver. She handled all the details for a day when I wanted to focus on the experience and my future husband. I was able to easily pass off everything to her and it seemed like everything that day went off without a hitch! I highly recommend working with Kelsey at Anchored Events if you have the chance.

Kelsey is an absolute dream to work with! From the florals and design down to the finest detail of your day-of timeline Kelsey thinks of it all. Kelsey’s incredible eye and knack for organization make her the perfect planner who puts thought and attention into ensuring a couple’s vision is perfectly executed and they can sit back and fully take in their day. Not only is Kelsey a gifted coordinator but she is also a kind, intentional, and fun friend and when you and your spouse are in the slog of managing a wedding budget, vendor communications, and decision fatigue from all the details she is there as a counselor, confidant, burden bearer, and partner. I can’t imagine walking through our wedding planning or big day without Kelsey by our side. Aside from perfectly executing our vision the other best part of hiring Kelsey was being able to fully relinquish control in the weeks leading up to the day, letting her handle final communications with vendors, the bridal party, and anyone else who had a question. She ran the smoothest rehearsal and wedding day and if anything didn’t happen according to plan I had absolutely no clue. Multiple of our family members and wedding party remarked on how smoothly our day went and how much they enjoyed working with Kelsey.

We have nothing but amazing things to say about Kelsey. We hired Kelsey as our day-of-coordinator for our September wedding, and she exceeded ALL our expectations. Kelsey is professional, kind, organized, detailed, responsive, supportive, attentive, and has a desire to help make your vision come to life. We did not know Kelsey before we hired her for our wedding, and she blew us away. She is so creative and has such an eye for detail. Throughout the entire process, she was willing to lend a hand, be an ear to listen, help spark creativity, problem solve, and be at every meeting possible. She always kept us on track and on time, and she meshed so well with all of our other vendors. She wasn't afraid to help make a decision or let her voice be heard. Kelsey was able to manage a bridal party of over 20 people and still be on time for EVERYTHING! Our photographer even came up to us during the wedding to tell us how amazing of a coordinator Kelsey was. Not only did Kelsey help with our wedding day, she also ran the entire rehearsal and dealt with communicating with ALL the vendors the entire month before the wedding - A HUGE BLESSING! If you live in the Northern Virginia area and are looking for a coordinator, don't think twice. Hire Kelsey! It was BY FAR the best decision we made for our wedding. Nothing would have run as smoothly or efficiently without her rooting for us. She will keep you on track, be your friend, your encourager, your supporter, and the voice that you need on your wedding day!
-Molly Kate 

Kelsey was such an amazing wedding planner for my wedding in December 2021! I hardly had to worry about logistics at all - she was so professional, organized, and detail-oriented, and made sure everything ran smoothly the day of. Everything went according to plan that day, and it was thanks for Kelsey's hard work and supervision. Thank you, Kelsey!

Kelsey was TREMENDOUS to work with! She brought to life all of our ideas and executed them in such a professional, gracious, and joyful manor! She met with us multiple times to talk through our dreams/vision for our special day and constantly sought to make sure everything was clearly communicated, concise, and professional! We laughed and smiled throughout all of our meetings with her. I truly felt like we were a priority to her and she made us feel so loved!!
We felt encouraged throughout the entire process - Kelsey consistently checked in with us, and was a master communicator to everyone involved in our day. She took so much off our plate and we felt like leading up to the wedding we were really able to be relaxed and able to celebrate! Kelsey is SO talented in design, planning, and coordination BUT what really makes Kelsey stand out is her character, heart posture, and grace. We love you Kelsey and we 10/10 recommend to any and everyone to have Kelsey coordinate, design, plan…ALL THE ABOVE on your wedding day! <3
-Natalie & Michael 

Kelsey was instrumental in making our wedding planning and day go smoothly. She recommended vendors, helped arrange flowers, and coordinated everything the day of. Kelsey is very organized and made our budget-friendly wedding classy. She also became the point of contact for family members with questions. I highly recommend hiring Kelsey as your wedding coordinator. You will not be disappointed!

Anchored Events was incredible! Kelsey is the perfect dose of supportive, creative, and a calm amongst chaos during your wedding planning process. We had the most magical wedding day, and it would not have been possible without her. If you're feeling lost or unsure what decisions to make, she helps guide you. If you know exactly what you want, she supports you. If you're looking for someone to get you to you're perfect wedding, look no further!!

Kelsey's attention to detail and knowledge from her prior planning experience made our event run smoothly from start to finish.
We highly recommend Anchored Events to anyone looking for a perfect wedding day!

I am so incredibly thankful that Kelsey of Anchored Events was a part of my wedding team! She was so helpful from the start - helping me book main vendors and establishing a good design style! She even came up with some super fun design ideas that made our wedding decor feel personal to my groom and me. I had a lot of pre-wedding anxiety, and Kelsey was so kind to listen, help me calm down, and assure me that everything was going to be wonderful - and it was!! On the day of, she was super organized, took full control of setting all the decorations + florals + place settings, and it was absolutely stunning! She has an amazing eye for design, and I was confident in trusting her to make the space just what I wanted. Also, she fit ALL my florals in her vehicle and delivered them from DC to my Harrisonburg venue - she's an absolute angel and AMAZING at event planning.

We give our highest recommendation to hire Kelsey as your wedding planner or day of coordinator! First, wedding planning can be a stressful process but Kelsey made it very smooth and easy. We appreciated how responsive she was to our many questions and took the lead checking out venues and picking up items since we lived out of town. Kelsey stood up for us when dealing with difficult vendors and spared us the drama. It felt like she had our back and was with us from the beginning of the process all the way through the end. Kelsey was instrumental in the planning phase but also handled the day of coordination with the utmost professionalism and kept everything on time and everyone organized. Second, she is extremely organized! Many vendors told us she was one of the most organized planners they got to work with, and the venue found her so great to work with that they even added her as a preferred vendor, even without her asking for it! Kelsey circulated a PDF timetable of events well before the wedding to have all vendors (as well as the officiant and wedding parties) be on the same page, which many really appreciated. The clear communication ensured the wedding day ran smoothly. Third, Kelsey is so kind, personable, and thoughtful. We felt like she genuinely cared for the success of our wedding, she was genuinely excited for our union, and talking with her on the phone always left us feeling more relieved and confident about the planning than before a call with her. Kelsey can take a vision or help you create a vision and turn it into a reality. She’s goes above and beyond and we were blessed to have such a wonderful experience with Kelsey!
-Kaitlyn & Andy

Kelsey was the SWEETEST soul and brought a lot of peace and, "I have this, it's not on you," to our wedding process. It was such a relief to have her with us leading up to the wedding and throughout the day! Highly recommend her if you want someone who will not only handle the jobs needed but do so with such grace and kindness.