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Kickstand Events is a wedding planning, wedding design, and floral design company specializing in outdoor weddings, tented weddings, destination weddings, and classic & timeless design.

Since 2010, we have had the pleasure to produce so many “Great Days!” for couples that mean the world to us! Using our different skill sets, experiences, and personalities, we provide our clients with a well-rounded event planning experience throughout the engagement.

From the first meeting together to the last sparkler flare, it is our goal that your wedding planning process is enjoyable, stress-free, and FUN! Sally’s unmatched dedication to detail, paired alongside Courtney’s passion for creating beautiful designs, allows for our unique collaboration style to work for the benefit of each of our couples.

Whether you are planning an intimate affair along the coastline or a lively tented celebration under the stars - we perfect every imaginable element to ensure a fantastic production! With over eleven years of event planning & design experience, we pride ourselves on the relationships that we've formed with our trusted vendors, priority to connect with our couples, and thoughtful approach towards the amazing celebration that you deserve.

It's a Great Day!

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Annie P. Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Huge Thank You!

I will forever be grateful for Caitlin Weatherwax and the team at Kickstand Events. Not only did Caitlin execute our wedding day flawlessly, she truly became a friend through the process. I wish I could give this amazing team 10 stars because they really deserve it. If you're getting married in Eastern NC, make sure you reach out to Kickstand! Thank you, thank you for everything!
Meaghan W. Married on 04/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Is there a 10 star option?!

Where do I even begin? The ladies of Kickstand Events made all of our wedding dreams come true! It has been just about a month since our wedding and every time I think back to that day, it is hard to think of a way if could have been more perfect!! You always hear stories of brides stressing about wedding planning and complaining about how horrible it is, but I can honestly say I had the complete opposite experience. AND we have Sally, and Courtney to thank for that. They immediately understood our vision, helped us keep our priorities straight, and made the process enjoyable. Sally is a logistical genius and Courtney has an impeccable eye for design! Additionally all the teammates they have helping them behind the scenes and on wedding day are equally as amazing. I would highly recommend using Kickstand Events for your wedding or party planning needs!!
Romy B. Married on 01/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Have your dream event and spare yourself the stress

Kickstand events recently helped me pull off a bridal shower with @ 40 guests in the middle of Covid restrictions. Our original venue could not accommodate us so short notice we changed the location to a backyard. Courtney immediately got to work. She went on Google Maps, downloaded a picture of the back yard and had a layout plan and an inspiration board to me in a day. She completely transformed the backyard into a beautiful venue for our shower. She handled everything, taking all the work and the stress off of me. I had previously booked a florist otherwise I would have had Kickstand do the floral arrangements. Courtney and an assistant were there early to make sure everything was in place and beautiful. They also stayed for the entire shower so I could enjoy myself (not typically the case for a party host)
Courtney was a lifesaver. I could not have pulled it off without her-it definitely would not have been as beautiful! I will definitely call Kickstand Events to plan another event and would highly recommend them!
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Sally Lindroos
Sally Lindroos
Co-Owner & Planning Director

Sally Lindroos, our lead Event Planner and Coordinator, will be managing your wedding vendors, the event timeline, your bridal party organization, and organizing all
of the finite logistics associated with the wedding day. Her goal is to alleviate any stress associated with your planning, while working towards the flawless wedding day you’ve always dreamed of!

Sally is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington with almost 15 years of event industry experience. After interning in Wilmington & in Boston under incredible mentors, she started as an office manager for Kickstand Events in 2011. As the company grew, so did the opportunity for her to “officially” partner-up with Courtney! Through many completed checklists, vendor meetings, and perfect timeline “tweaks”, she prides herself on executing the wedding day with professionalism, positivity, and preparedness so that you can relax and enjoy the best day of your life!

A few fun facts about Sally!

  • She married her high school sweetheart, Oscar, in 2013!

  • She has a French bulldog named “Hopper”

  • A long run at Wrightsville Beach followed by a cold beer is her ideal afternoon…

  • She has an identical twin sister- and yes- they would switch classes in high school…

  • She is a die-hard duke basketball fan (even though Oscar is a Carolina fan…)

  • Her favorite part of the wedding day is witnessing the excitement right before the ceremony starts, when everyone is lined-up before the processional begins- its a secret & special time shared between the closest of friends!

Courtney Stone
Courtney Stone
Co-Owner & Creative Director

Courtney Stone, our lead Event and Floral Designer, will be creating your floor plan, preparing the rain plan, customizing your rental orders, and consulting with you on your overall design concept. She will also be your main contact regarding everything flowers! Whether it is tabletop décor, ceremony altar pieces, or interactive accessory tables—Courtney’s main focus is to ensure that the wedding day is a perfect reflection of your unique relationship!

Courtney has eleven years of event design experience and has called Wilmington home since graduating UNC-Wilmington in 2008. Courtney is the Original owner of Kickstand Events— and what started as an event rental concept at the very beginning (in 2010), led to her meeting and mingling with the amazing vendors throughout Wilmington— all encouraging her to dive into full design of weddings! Daydreaming unique linen choices, stunning lighting installations, and conceptualizing the final ‘sprinkling’ of florals are the details that you’ll find in your vision boards & event day dreams come true!

A few fun facts about Courtney!

  • She is married (since 2013!) and had her wedding on Bald Head Island, NC.

  • She has 2 kids, Kelsey (6) & Harlan (4)

  • Her diet is mostly cheese & wine (with some coffee, too)

  • She loves neutrals & classic style in her home

  • Her favorite movies are You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia, and any Disney Pixar movie.

  • Her favorite part of the wedding day is the first moment the bride is ready to walk down the aisle with her dad

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Airlie Gardens Airlie Gardens Park & Outdoor Weddings

We absolutely love working with Sally & Courtney at Kickstand Events. They are extremely professional and very easy to work with, both as a venue and with our brides. They are very careful to ensure all of the venue's needs are met in ample time. Kickstand is very organized and pays close attention to detail within their designs. We are always excited to see how they bring our brides' visions to life. We know to always expect something unique and extremely beautiful! We highly recommend their planning & design, coordination and floral services to all of our Airlie brides.

Light Cannon Films Light Cannon Films Wedding Videographers

The Kickstand team is one of a kind. Not only are they extremely talented, but they are also caring and genuine people! They go above and beyond to make each wedding day beautiful, romantic, and fun. Their work is gorgeous, and we know that when we film a Kickstand wedding, it's going to be a top-notch event!

The Taproom at Front Street Brewery The Taproom at Front Street Brewery Restaurant Weddings

Working with the ladies at Kickstand is wonderful! They are organized and thoughtful and they have vision and style. They pull inspiration from each venue and truly design each venue to its utmost potential. Every detail is thought through and their events are seamless. We truly enjoyed working with them.

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