We creatively design and intentionally plan lifetime events that are infused with our compassion and your unique expressions of love.
Owner Kelly Rhodes prides herself in working with any budget to make those dreams possible. Since opening in 2016, Southern Frills has delivered Southern charm and hospitality to many clients, which has allowed the company to become WeddingWire Rated and the most desired planner in the Gulf Coast area. This team of plannners loves to set the trends and really help expand on each client thier vision.
Living everyday by their motto: "Exceeding expectations with unforgettable events"
Let them be the one to add some frills to your next event!
36 Reviews for Southern Frills Weddings & Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
20 User photos
Kristel F. · Getting married on 09/09/2021
Above and Beyond!
Kelly and her staff were amazing! They were organized, professional, fun, even the other vendors love her! She thought of everything and made my daughters wedding day very relaxing and enjoyable! She thinks very quick on her feet and always has an alternative plan! Would highly recommend!!!Sent on 09/21/2020
Kellie T. · Married on 04/24/2021
Cannot recommend enough!
If you are asking yourself if you need a wedding planner, you are not alone. We thought the same thing. We are very organized and thorough people; first thought was we could handle this. After working through the beginning stages we quickly realized that organized does not equate to expertise in the wedding business. That is where Southern Frills comes into play. Hiring them was the greatest move we made in making our wedding a success. From the consistent email support, to the month before dedicated meetings, to the day of, they are hands down amazing. Their expertise allowed us to craft an unmatched group of vendors that handled what we all worry about, weather getting in the way of the wedding.
With Maddie’s direction, the vendor team was able to transition our beach wedding to indoors without missing a beat. Our guests raved at how amazing everything looked and didn’t even realize it wasn’t planned to be indoors. Even more important, they handled everything, we were able to concentrate on our guests and the day instead of the details. If you are reading this you are most likely looking for a planner, I can’t express enough to stop looking, you have found the right one. They will take your vision and make it a reality, and if the unexpected does occur, they can handle it.
Thank you to Kelly and Maddie for making our wedding day amazing!Sent on 05/20/2021
Jenna F. · Married on 04/16/2021
The Best Day of Our Lives - Thanks to Southern Frills Weddings & Events
Words cannot express how happy and grateful I am to have had Kelly (Southern Frills Weddings & Events) for not only our wedding day, but also our whole journey along the way.Sent on 04/21/2021
I was the first of my sisters to get married, so I started out with NO idea of where to start when it came to planning a wedding.
When our venue required us to hire at least a day-of coordinator, I was skeptical of who I could find to truly want what was best for me and what I visioned for our wedding day. Long story short, this was THE BEST thing that could have ever happened to me. This led me to Kelly and her amazing business.
Working with Kelly was the EASIEST thing about the whole wedding planning process. From day one, she answered every question, email and text I sent. Not once did she make me feel like a bother! And when I say I had a million questions about everything.. that's keeping this review simple. There is no other person/company I would have rather worked with and will ONLY suggest Southern Frills to anyone that needs a wedding planner.
I never imagined the process of planning/wedding day could be made so easy. Everything was more organized than I could ever imagine. Kelly kept up with every detail, contract, and plan I ever sent. With working full-time and also planning a full blown wedding during a pandemic AND hurricane, Kelly was able to accommodate my schedule and the time I had when I needed to meet. This alone is more helpful than a lot of people realize.
I was having an issue communicating with another vendor and becoming discouraged / stressed, literally the first email I sent Kelly about the situation, the vendor reached back out to me the same day. I don't know how she works her magic, but IT WORKS. One of my favorite appointments Kelly came on was our final walkthrough at the venue to plan details of set up. She measured every angle, designed our floor plan, came up with a rain back-up plan with me way before the wedding day to save me the stress. Every single thing I mentioned that day was written down and executed the day of the wedding.
Now to talk about the actual wedding day...
Our wedding was the wedding of our dreams AND more.
One of my main goals all along was to have no stress on myself, the groom and our parents. We wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the day and getting ready without having to worry about setting up anything or dealing with anything they didn't need to. Needless to say, there was NO stress on anyone involved ON WEDDING DAY, which is crazy to even get to say! Kelly and Maddy handled everything flawlessly. We were given detailed itineraries that everyone could follow. I was never bothered with questions on where I needed something set up (like I said, this was all decided BEFORE the day of the wedding). My wedding day motto was "Ask Kelly!" and the only thing we had to decide on was if we wanted someone to get more beer once we ran out! I let the Southern Frills girls know that some decor I brought could be placed wherever they thought it was needed, they respected my style and made our wedding look so high-end and detailed!! Seeing my parents being able to relax and enjoy the day was the best experience I could've asked for. The groom even got to fish for half the day! No worries in the world! We received endless compliments from guests about how our wedding was the best they had ever been to.
This will forever be the best day of our lives, all thanks to Kelly and Southern Frills Weddings & Events.