Most of us involved in Ottawa weddings figured it was just a matter of time when Shannon Kennedy would strike out on her own as a wedding planner in Ottawa. Finally she has left the nest of the Courtyard Restaurant to offer her own brand to brides – Kennedy Event Planning. I caught up with her to chat on her client approach.
One of the pleasures I experienced in performing weddings at the Courtyard Restaurant was working with their event planners, Miranda and Shannon. I knew things would always go right when either of them was on duty for the wedding I was at. After three and a half years at the Courtyard, Shannon has decided to open her own wedding planning business to serve brides. I always imagined that when the time was right she would go for it.
Shannon has a bright and sunny personality that just livens up your day. I just love working with her because no matter what – she’ll make it work. She easily builds connections with her clients to tease out their classy look for their wedding. Shannon has worked in the wedding planning business for over four and half years and has an extensive network of suppliers to draw upon.
As Kennedy Event Planning, she offers three packages to brides.
Full Wedding Coordination: A comprehensive wedding planning service that allows Kennedy Events to provide its clients with the resources, guidance, and expertise to make their wedding day memorable. They take care of the planning, preparation & coordination of your wedding, allowing you to enjoy the entire process. This service commences approximately 12 months prior to your wedding day.
Essential Wedding Coordination (or the 6-month-to-go-OMG Service): A creative and personal service for couples who require assistance with the finer details of their wedding. They prepare and coordinate the remaining details of your wedding planning, assisting you through the final process. This service commences approximately 6-8 months prior to your wedding day.
Day of Wedding Coordination: For our “do-it-yourself” couples, this day-of coordination option allows their clients to take the leading role in their wedding planning while they aid with the details that will make the day unforgettable. This service commences approximately 1-2 months prior to your wedding day.
Shannon will have a booth at the Ottawa Wedding Palace event on September 10 & 11, 2011 at the Ottawa Cenvention Centre. Make sure to visit her. Best wishes on your new venture Shannon!