Kindred Spirit Elopements and Intimate Weddings, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a well-known wedding planning company. Recently we transitioned to Elopements and Intimate Weddings.
Melanie Frank and Gail Wells
is your Kindred Spirit TEAM
We bring a skill set reflecting our ability to understand and interpret our client's vision, create and execute a design with great attention to detail.
Highly creative with innovative ideas, Melanie is a superb organizer. Her experience as a Navy nurse working in emergent and urgent care settings has given her the ability to inspire others and meet your needs head on.
Gail's work experience at a Fortune 500 company has given me the skills needed to organize and plan your wedding. Highly passionate, Gail provides a setting for a magical romantic experience.
Kindred Spirit offers Elopement and Intimate Wedding packages. Eloping (less than 6 people) has become a very popular trend bringing the romance of a lifetime back to weddings. Think about it? Do you want to pay $35,000 as a down payment on your home or for the party at your wedding?
COST is a huge factor. Many of our couples are paying for their own wedding and cannot afford a grand production. Elopements have a greater focus on couples rather than trying to please scores of guests and can include a small intimate dinner; without the formal reception. This is a unique departure from the typical wedding style, ensuring your BIG DAY is all about the love you share with your partner!
All packages include officiant, photographer, cake, bridal bouquet -all white or seasonal, groom boutonniere
You can add a brunch or dinner for 20-25 people or less.
Please see website for details of each package:
Wilmington NC beaches are ideal for just the two of you, or bring along your close friends and family.
Get Married to your love at the beautiful historic Victorian Latimer House located in downtown Wilmington NC.
Nothing is more special than getting married on a boat or private island.
This is our sweet and simple elopement package that can be held at a destination in Wilmington NC and surrounding locations.
A romantic garden ceremony surrounded by gorgeous backdrop of roses, a pond, and a traditional Japanese garden.
A rustic elegant horse farm makes a fun backdrop to have an intimate wedding.
They also provide a Kindred Spirit Cruising service. They offer customized cruises on their 2017 Nautic Star 223 Dual Console Sport Deckboat. Their services include sunset cruises, marriage proposals, and engagement photos, as well as a small wedding ceremony aboard.
Recommended by 62% of couples
Walker · Married on 04/16/2016
There arent even words to describe how absolutely wonderful Kindred Spirits team is. From the moment we decided to have Melanie and Joel as our day of coordinators, the planning began. This team went over and above from the very first day. Every single detail was covered and they offered ideas and even decorations. We met on multiple occasions prior to the wedding and the team even visited the venue on their own to make sure their intern team was familiar. I know how much work I saw that they put into planning our day, but I also know that there was A TON of work behind the scenes that I didnt see. Weddings can be stressful and so many people kept asking me if I was stressed out yet, and I can honestly say that not one time was I stressed or worried prior to the wedding. I was fully prepared to be a little stressed on my wedding day but I can say that my wedding day was truly the most wonderful day of my life and it went so perfectly smooth and I was not the least bit stressed at all. There are so many little details that I would never have thought of from bustling my dress, to making sure I had a drink in my hand. They even stocked the bathrooms with "nice to have" items for our guests! At one point during our pictures, our dog got dog hair ALL over my husbands suit and out of nowhere, Melanie pulled out a lent roller and fixed him right up. I know the reason our wedding day went so smoothly is because Kindred Spirit team is unbelievably good at what they do. I could go on and on about how great they are but Ill just say that hiring them is absolutely something you need to do if you are planning a wedding. If you want your day to be perfect and stress free, this is the team that will make it happen. I feel like they are part of our family now and I am so thankful that they were our coordinators. THANK YOU Melanie, Joel and Team.
Jennifer · Married on 05/05/2018
Kindred Spirit Event Planning was the best investment we made for our daughter's 250+ guest wedding! Melanie and Joel and their team provided the perfect support we needed for such an important day, making it an epic and beautiful wedding!
From the very beginning, Kindred Spirit thought of and guided us through every single detail required to make such a large event a fun and flawless wedding for the bride and groom, our families and friends. Melanie and Joel mastered the balance of getting to know each of us and our wishes, style, and budget with providing the best suggestions for every single vendor -- all of which she has vetted and know so well that we had the easy job of saying 'yes' to her recommendations. And every one of our vendors (venues, caterers, photographers, videographers, dj, florist, decor, furniture, lighting, hair and make up, transportation, hotels and accommodations, etc.) were superb!
Kindred Spirit came to us through a friend who highly recommended them and we are pleased to do the same -- hiring Kindred Spirit Event Planning to help plan your event (at any level!) is the best choice you can make.
Zatha · Married on 05/05/2018
If you are wondering whether or not to invest in a wedding planner, stop wondering and do it. If you are wondering whom to hire, look no further. It will be the best money you spend in the creation of your wedding. Melanie and Joel were indispensable to us from day one of planning to the days following the wedding (submitting our marriage license and returning decor and keepsakes). They enhanced the entire experience and made the planning part so much fun that we almost wished our wedding date was a few months later because we enjoyed the process so much.
Melanie and Joel are exceedingly organized, and have incredible forethought to think of the little things that would never have crossed your mind. For example, something as small as transporting the bridesmaids things from salon to ceremony to reception. They have a solution for everything, and their energy and excitement is contagious. They were flexible with meeting up for multiple planning sessions and took the time to write an "after action report' for every meeting, capturing the key topics of discussion and remaining action items.
Our wedding had 250 guests, and the ceremony and reception locations were different. Needless to say there were a lot of moving parts, but leading up to the wedding I had NO nerves and no concerns. My wedding was in the hands of Melanie and Joel and I had the utmost confidence in them to pull it off. They did and it was incredible. Make your wedding the best it can be with Kindred Spirits Event Planning. Melanie and Joel are unmatchable.
Melanie and Joel! What can I say about these two wonderful people? I had the opportunity to work with these two last summer at a wedding at the Blockade Runner, and the party they put on was nothing short of spectacular. Everything went off without a hitch, and Melanie was even there the entire day with a fractured leg! She's like superwoman...I'm telling you.
After working on both large and small scale events with Kindred Spirit, I can offer a 100% endorsement on all aspects of event planning. For responsiveness, I give them 200%!!
We have had the pleasure of working with Kindred Spirits and have seen their wonderful level of service. Their event went flawlessly even with less than ideal weather. The attention to detail and level of personal care makes them true professionals in their field.