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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.


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.


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.


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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Michelle T. Married on 06/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Wedding Planner!

Kendall was an absolute dream to work with. We got married in Detroit and she is based out of Northern Michigan, so communication was key. She was easy to get in touch with through emails and calls. We were really looking for someone to help us bring our wedding ideas to life and Kendall's design proposal was incredible! There was a lot of collaboration between us and her and I think she really nailed the vision. As we got closer to the date, she kept us on track by finding and communication with vendors and making sure we were making all the decisions we needed to. By the time we got to the wedding day, we were so relaxed because we knew we were in great hands. The day went off without a hitch and we could not have asked for a better person to be there with us. For anyone looking for a planner, you won't find anyone as fun, organized, or supportive as Kendall! She is the truly the best!
Rachel H. Married on 08/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Work of Art Wedding

I don鈥檛 even know where to begin because thank you doesn鈥檛 cover it in the slightest. Kendall is such an incredible wedding planner. My wedding day was the most insane, perfect, beautiful seamless, incredible day. I truly don鈥檛 know how she does it. She was so calm, and helped me stay calm. She got everything done, hearding all the vendors, wedding party, guests, etc. while remaining calm and being kind to everyone. Her assistant was also just so lovely and such a bright light. From the start Kendall just completely understand my vision and what I wanted. She took my vision to the next level and helped me hire all the perfect vendors to make our vision come to life. She is truly an artist and the design and decor that she curated for my day was out of this world. She has such great relationships with some of the best professionals in this industry. I hired a planner because I wanted to be involved in all the fun parts of planning a wedding, but didn鈥檛 want to deal with the logistics, contracts, budgeting etc. Kendall was a godsend and took everything off my plate so I could just enjoy myself. I highly recommend Kendall if you鈥檙e looking for a design professional who will take your event to the next level. She thought of everything- down to every last detail. She鈥檚 also hilarious and the whole time I felt like I was planning my wedding with my best friend.
Sophie D. Married on 06/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Investment Ever

Working with Kendall was the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding (besides choosing each other)! She guided us expertly through the entire process and planned and orchestrated the perfect wedding with grace. I was out perfectionisted and my mindshare was totally freed up by working with Kendall. Her services were worth double what she charges.

My husband and I got married on June 31, 2022 on Lake Leelanau with 14 members of our family and friends. We had a champagne wedding on a beer budget. We said our vows at the historic Fountain Point Resort + took pontoon boats up the river to a beautiful dinner.

It sounds simple, right? Like why on earth would anyone pay to organize a little event for 16 people? I never thought I would spend any bit of our small budget on a wedding planner, but it turned out to be the BEST decision ever. Here's why you should also consider working with her:

Kendall is an expert. She knows so many people and so many things. If she doesn't know, she knows someone who knows. Kendall hooked us up with literally every single one of our vendors and they were all absolutely incredible. Like the best of the best.

We got married on Lake Leelanau and Kendall had recs on activities, charcuterie boards, and even stores to buy our parents gifts. The owner of the shop she recommended we visit (and everyone else we bumped into) RAVED about Kendall. She knows her stuff. In fact, she knows stuff we didn't even know to know.

Kendall will be your biggest advocate. I was struggling to write my vows (everything was feeling forced) and instead of turning to my incredible, very eager-to-help family - I went to Kendall on the day of the wedding. She's seen everything and was such a safe place throughout the whole process. She encouraged me to take some space, put my feet in the water, and everything I wanted to say just flowed out of me.

She will go above + beyond for you. A personalized cake ended up being out of our budget, but a day before our event I got a text asking if I liked raspberry (I did), and lo and behold we had a little cake on our big day.

I truly cannot recommend Kendall highly enough.
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