Betsy McKay was born in Metairie, Louisiana, raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and spent summers in Northwest Florida. Being reared in the South, Betsy partly owes her creative instincts to her mother and grandmothers who helped her develop a passion for antiques, artwork, entertaining and floral design at an early age.
Betsy graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she majored in communications with an emphasis in public relations. Her background in communications has helped her develop lasting relationships with clients and vendors.
The Coast has had the biggest impact on Betsy’s design style for the events, interior design projects and weddings that she coordinates. In 2004, Betsy married her high school sweetheart in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. During the planning process she fell in love with everything the coast has to offer, including the serene color palettes, use of natural elements and relaxed frame of mind.
Through planning her own wedding, children’s birthday parties and hosting various events for friends and family, Betsy created Salt Style and Events, a full-service event and design company. Louisiana, Memphis and Florida remain Betsy’s favorite places to go for design and entertainment inspiration. In her mind, there are no better places to frequent for the best in food, wine, music and furniture. On weekends, you can find Betsy setting up for events and spending time with her two boys and Labradoodle at Shelby Farms. Her favorite things are spending time with friends and family, good food and wine, trying new things and travel.
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