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Kelley Cannon Events

Alexandria, VA View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
108 reviews

About

Kelley Cannon Events is an award-winning wedding planning and design firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, also serving clients in Washington D.C, and Maryland. Utilizing more than 10 years of event planning experience, the company prides itself on creating luxury and once-in-a-lifetime wedding events. By combining an expert portfolio of vendor referrals with their boundless imagination and keen eyes for detail, the team’s capabilities know no limits. Recognized nationally by several publications such as Martha Stewart Magazine, Washington Weddings, and many more, this company is renowned for its professionalism and devotion to excellence.

Services Offered

Kelley Cannon Event offers a variety of wedding planning packages, from full-service to partial and day-of coordination. Beginning with in-depth consultations, a designated planner will sit down with engaged couples and assist them with wedding design, timeline creation, and budget analysis. Additional services include planning for destination weddings and rehearsal dinners.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

4

108 Reviews

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    Kallie Married on 07/26/2020
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    Kelley made it all happen...even during a pandemic!

    Kelley and her team were amazing to work with from start to finish. The level of time and attention she put into making sure our day was exactly what we wanted was extraordinary--she went above and beyond in every way. We hired Kelley for the "wedding coordination" package for an April wedding; Kelley and her associate Jess began working with us in January and met with us in February to go through our wedding weekend itinerary, which was extremely thorough and took all the guess work out of the day (i.e. what time did hair and makeup need to start, when did family need to show up for photos, how much time did we need for speeches, etc).

    When our wedding was disrupted because of the pandemic, Kelley helped us coordinate with our venue and other vendors to put things on hold, and she stayed in touch with us after our original wedding date came and went. We made the decision to go ahead with our wedding plans in a scaled down, socially-distant way, and wanted to move quickly. Kelley helped us pull off our second wedding date in about a month--we could not have done it without her. All weddings have the potential to hit snags, but this was especially true as we navigated the city's new regulations, nervous guests, and our own short timeline to pull this off. Kelley anticipated a lot of these issues, helped us think through options, and ultimately simplified the process for us. When she realized she and her associates had a conflict with the weekend we had chosen, she sub-contracted through another wedding planner - a competitor, no less - who stepped in seamlessly. Kelley remained in constant contact with us in the lead up to the wedding, handling all of the finals details and logistics that came up (i.e. we needed a cake stand, ceremony outline, arrival/departure schedules for the vendors, our hotel room at our venue), and making sure the other wedding planner had everything she needed for our day. On our wedding day, her work allowed us to focus on the important thing: getting married. We had an amazing day; not once did we have to think about the logistics of the day or getting people organized because Kelley and her team handled everything. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us, and we would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, thorough, warm, and thoughtful experience with someone who clearly knows what she is doing. Thank you, Kelley!!
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    Kelly Married on 06/15/2019
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    Go with Kelley Cannon, she is the best!!

    We are so glad that we found Kelley! We knew right away that we wanted to work with her. We had trouble deciding on a package that was right for us, so she helped us come up with a custom package.

    She was super helpful in narrowing down all our design ideas. She is extremely patient and understands how to communicate with people. She has the right amount of creativity without being cheesy or showy, and she understands the industry well. When we started having issues communicating with our venue’s coordinator, Kelley really stepped up to bridge the gap. Everything on the wedding day ran smoothly and we didn’t have to deal with anything. Go with Kelley Cannon, she is the best!!

    Kelley Cannon Events's reply:

    Thank you so much, Kelly! We loved working with you and Brett on your beautiful day!!!! Thank you again for entrusting us to help bring it all together!
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    Nicole E. Married on 05/25/2019
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    Amazing Work!

    Kelley Cannon pulled together a fabulous event for our Cathedral wedding and backyard reception in under 5 months. She orchestrated a highly personalized event despite the compressed timeline, a tight budget for the scale, and the added complexity of a home event -- a testament to her organization, diligence, and creativity. Many planners can provide timelines and negotiate vendors, but Kelley’s personality and personalization set her apart. She was a pleasure to work with, friendly and refreshingly candid. Her perceptiveness and sensitive navigation of family dynamics, budget discussions, and stylistic differences were critical to the process and would be difficult to match. She went to great lengths to make sure the event reflected our personalities and style—even if it involved unusual requests or seeking additional vendors. As much as we had our own vision for the event, we relied on her expertise to make it a reality. Perhaps the truest test of a planner is how they respond when their plan encounters a challenge. Day-of Kelley and her team deftly handled a range of issues: an un-forecast thunderstorm materializing moments before the outdoor reception; electrical problems; an ill guest … any one of these could have disrupted the event but Kelley and her team’s quick-thinking, initiative, and hard work behind the scenes meant our experience and that of our guests was completely seamless. Her constellation of vendors was amazing. I was impressed by the talent they brought to bear and their dedication to making our event a success. I couldn’t recommend Kelley or her company more highly!

    Kelley Cannon Events's reply:

    Nicole, thank you so much! This just made my day!! I loved seeing your beautiful, heartfelt (and colorful!) day come to life! Thank you so much for entrusting us!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kimberly & John
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Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
Alison Harper & Company Alison Harper & Company Wedding Hair & Makeup

The team over at Kelley Cannon Events should be at the top of your list! If you want to enjoy your wedding, trust these ladies. Each wedding we've worked together has been expertly executed and breathtaking. You can trust these ladies with everything from timelines to flowers, they know their stuff! Trust me, you won't be disappointed working with the team at Kelley Cannon Events!!

Sparks Entertainment Sparks Entertainment Wedding Decor & Lighting

Kelley Cannon Events is an amazing company to work with. They are very professional and every single event they produce is top notch. They are very creative in all that they do in decor as well as making a budget go very far. If there is any bride looking for a professional planning company, I would highly recommend using Kelley Cannon Events! They're awesome!

Lisa Blume Photography Lisa Blume Photography Wedding Photographers

Over the past four years I've not only had the pleasure of working with Kelley and her associates, but I now consider a close friend of mine. She's genuine, warm hearted, hard-working, and easy to get along with. I can't tell you how important it is to work with wedding vendors that put you at ease on your wedding day and Kelley will definitely do that.

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4002 Rose Lane Alexandria, VA, 22003
7034775111

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