ABOUT THE BUSINESS
The Revel Rose is a full- service wedding planning and event design workshop based in Northern Michigan and prepared to serve individuals, couples, and families in the Midwest and beyond. Creating illustrious experiences that outlast a day and allow you to relive them over and over through your oved ones collective memory is what we strive to offer.
With a focus on re-imagining timeless traditions, bringing cultural and ancestral customs out to play, and doing it all with a sense of evolving and approachable style, The Revel Rose seeks to be the behind the scene presence ensuring that graciousness and warm hospitality are always a part of your life's most important celebrations.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Kendall Rose is owner and creative director of The Revel Rose. Born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, she found herself moving ever west and north after college where she earned degrees in geography and anthropology and then worked for private, public, and non-profit entities building a career in sustainable urban and rural community planning. She honed her skills in community engagement and civic planning, where she learned the value of creating experiences that make lasting impressions and influence change. Somewhere along the way she met Ryan Rose and he was infinitely better than any other plans she had ever made. They moved way south then way north as she worked for the National Park Service and ended up in Leelanau County where she had spent summers camping and visiting her great aunts on Big Glen Lake.
While working with a Leelanau County based catering team during her first summer up north she became encouraged by the entrepreneurial spirit and creative freedom found in Northern Michigan, and admired the family-oriented Midwest charm of the hospitality of such events, and started building The Revel Rose.
Bringing her background in community event planning, the hospitality industry, graphic design and visual arts, while being a self-declared ambassador of Northern Michigan and all it has to offer, she hopes to create deeply meaningful and unique experiences for people in all stages of life's celebrations.
ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
Kendall launched The Revel Rose shortly after her own wedding in Northern Michigan in October 2017. She was inspired to reach out to couples like her; those who were a bit lost in the traditional wedding world, who have a specific vision for their day and want to be connected to the best people to carry that vision through, and who may be doing things a little differently.
WHAT SETS US APART
We are lucky enough to be surrounded by an incredibly collaborative community of wedding professionals in Northern Michigan, including a richly diverse & experienced group of wedding planners! There is a planner for everyone and every wedding, and The Revel Rose prides itself on three area of emphasis that we hope connect us with our ideal couples:
-We value the small business community and the ways in which the wedding industry can support historic and cultural venues, artists, makers, entertainers, and other small business owners! We spend a lot of time cultivating vendor relationships and offering you our very best recommendations, and hope you are inspired by our local entreprenurial spirit as well while planning your wedding.
-We value the pristine beauty of the Great Lakes and our up north living, and want our weddings to be a reflection of environmental awareness and sustainability. As a result, we prioritize working with couples who are interested in hosting a minimal waste event, and sourcing their wedding provisions from as local as possible, while working with our preferred catering & waste specialist teams to make that possible.
-Non-traditional is our jam. You won't have to spend a lot of time trying to explain that special ritual you have with your partner, feeling strange about the role your cultural and heritage customs have in your special day, or justifying why having a Tuesday wedding is what you want. We're here for the quirky, weird, wonderful things that set you apart and define the experience of you, being in love.
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Nicole Marsh · Getting married on 07/12/2021
As a fellow wedding planner, I have worked alongside Kendall on many weddings and she is an absolute joy and talent to work with. Her attention to detail, eye for design, desire to go above and beyond and all around kindness were just some of the reasons I recommend her. She really thinks through every detail, handles challenges gracefully and has such passion for her couples and the industry as a whole. Highly recommend!Sent on 01/08/2021
Tess · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Wonderful wedding planning experience with Kendall Rose!
Working with Kendall Rose was a wonderful experience from day one. Kendall is very professional, pragmatic, and down-to-earth. She helped execute our vision for our special day. My husband and I would absolutely recommend Kendall as a wedding coordinator; she made our day go very smoothly. Kendall also coordinated our rehearsal, which helped us a lot. She too is very thourough and detail-oriented. Thank you, Kendall!Sent on 10/29/2019
Emily · Married on 08/29/2020
Hands down Best decision.
We started working with Kendall of the Revel Rose soon after we had booked venue and made our initial wedding plans. Even though we had only officially asked her to be on board the last three months leading up to the wedding, she helped us from our first phone call - sending us Personalized vendor suggestions, giving us honest assessments of each vendor we were vetting, and helped us stay both realistic and optimistic. She helped us budget, create and stick to a timeline. This team knows everything to do with Northern Michigan events intimately, and that absolutely showed. Kendall helped us navigate the weird waters of COVID-related downsizing (we went from 80 to about 30), contract changes, switching from a formal B&B Reception to a back porch catered affair within a month of the wedding. She helped us have difficult conversations when necessary and did a huge amount of background leg work that we probably still have no idea the extent! She was our advocate to vendors every step of the way. She was so helpful at the rehearsal and glued together our wedding seamlessly. She is amazing at what she does.Sent on 09/18/2020
Most importantly, she’s a joy to work with, has a positive outlook and is on board with our dreams even while keeping us down to earth. She loves what she does. Would book with Kendall again in a heartbeat.