Windsay

introducing jaime!

Windy and I feel super lucky to do what we love everyday. We feel even more lucky when we find fantastic team members who are willing to work hard with a smile on their face! Our Fall intern is just this and we are thrilled to introduce Jaime to you! 20150519-_OP_5321-Edit

LOVES: I have a major sweet tooth! I love to bake and my passion for baking began at a young age. We didn’t normally have tons of sweets around my house and my mom didn’t bake, so I developed this passion on my own. I’ve made homemade croissants, chocolate souffle, and not to mention I make some of the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever! Aside from the sweets, I also really love to cook. Anytime I’m home visiting my family my dad and I make homemade pasta and pizzas. My mom likes to call us all wannabe Italians because we love Italian food so much! I also really love to travel and experience new cultures. Currently, I’m dying to go to Greece and Prague!

PASSIONS: I consider myself very creative. I am always making things. Everything from recipes, to jewelry, to tie-dying pillow cases, to short movies! I idolize Martha Stewart! I also really love volunteering. I have volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for five years. The student organization I’m involved with develops and coordinates service projects for the Richmond community.

DISLIKES: Bad manners. Eggs. Mashed Potatoes. [Most people can’t seem to get over this last one.]

FUN FACT: On Pinterest, Walt Disney World follows me! They have 132k followers and are only following 167, I think it’s the coolest thing ever! I REALLY love Disney and it’s my dream to work for the company one day.20150519-_OP_5240-Edit

Jaime dove right in with a killer wedding in Williamsburg with Windy. She’ll be frolicking around Richmond with us, so be sure to give her give her a great big hug!

20150519-_OP_4876-Edit[All of these incredible photos are by Mary Otanez Photography!]

We can’t wait for her to get her hands dirty and find a passion for this business! Welcome to the team, Jaime! We are thrilled!

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introducing katie!

While we’re rounding out the Spring wedding season, what better chance to announce our perky, happy and hardworking Summer intern? Back in April we welcomed Katie to the LK Events and Design team. She now she’s officially official to all of you!

20150519-_OP_4972-EditWithin the first week, she was helping Windy coordinate weddings in the pouring rain and the following week she was moving 200 chairs with me. Talk about an introduction to the labors of this industry! But proving her bubbly personality, she was smiling the whole time. Here’s a bit about Katie in her own words:

Hi! I’m Katie! It’s nice to “meet” you! Currently a senior at VCU studying public relations, I am so psyched to be an LK intern this Summer and see the in’s and out’s of event planning. So far I’ve made it through the rain, heat, bumps and bruises and I’m loving it. Some of my favorite free time activities are hanging by the river with friends or being with my cat, Toby. Two of my favorite things in the world are coffee and sour patch kids, not together of course! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Summer hold for me!20150519-_OP_5288-Edit

We can’t wait either, Katie! She’ll be hopping around from wedding to wedding and attending marketing events with Windy and I as well. Y’all give her a big ol’ hug when you see her!

Oh, we should mention her favorite dessert is cheesecake! Lucky for her she got that on her first wedding with me!

katie collage[All of these incredible photos are by Mary Otanez Photography!]

Welcome to the LK team, Katie! We’re stoked to have you!

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richmond wedding expo: behind the scenes

For those of you not intimately involved in the wedding industry, wedding and bridal shows are events that happen usually twice a year and are a strong marketing component of a lot of vendors in the wedding world.

Hundreds of brides, grooms, mothers of the bride and maids of honor gather together to get just a sampling (literally) of the vendors in the RVA area and a glimpse into the hot trends in the wedding industry – all under one roof.

LK was lucky enough to snag a booth this year at the Richmond Wedding Expo at the Richmond Marriott Downtown this past Sunday, the 11th. Hours of planning, prepping and actual labor went into our time at the show, and it’s all worth it at the end of the day. Thank goodness for supportive husbands! They were up and out of bed, helping us unload downtown by 7:30am on a Sunday. Good men, these two! [We absolutely loved the extra height and brightness from our white pipe and drape from Rent- E-quip!]

IMG_3233Even my daugher, Edie, was up and in to help!IMG_3234Voila! The finished product! [Fabulous sparkle linen from Classic Party Rentals of Virginia and couch from Ampa Events. The photos featured in our booth came from these incredible photographers: Laura Gordon, Kristin Moore, Joyeuse, Carly Arwine.]
LK Expo Booth 2015IMG_3242And our favorite addition was the Instagram Photobooth Prop! This was a hit with attendees and vendors alike, and in someone’s hands the entire show. So much fun! IMG_3240IMG_3282 IMG_3280 IMG_3278

It was incredibly important to us that our booth spoke to who we are as a business and was an open and comfortable area for couples to come and chat with us.  We had a great time designing the booth and then meeting so many fantastic couples.

A successful day for sure! Thanks to Richmond Weddings for a great show, the vendors who helped us with our booth, and the lovely folks who came by to chat! We met a ton of prospective clients and are super pumped to bring you all on as official members of the LK family!

All the best,

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so long, 2014!

We’re throwing confetti, doing back flips and fist pumping after an incredible 2014! So many monumental things have happened for us this year, so why not recap in a few short words: we launched, we celebrated, we met a famous tv star, we were featured, and we worked, hard.

While we’re missing a few here, we want to thank all of our amazing clients of 2014. We love what we do because of you. You make us look good–oh, you photographers definitely do too!

2014 Wedding Collage[Photography credit, in no particular order because that would be crazy: Seth Roberts, Laura Gordon, PhotoLadyLove, Audra Wrisley, Kristin Partin, Annamarie Akins, Allison Kuhn Creative, Worthington, Enigma, Blue Shutter, PW, Whitebox, James Linkowitz, Katie Wilson, Carly Arnwine]

Our 2015 is shaping up to be better than ever. We are so blessed and lucky to continue to have beautiful clients, rockstar vendors and incredible family that support LK. We are going to ring in the New Year with glitter, boxing gloves and champagne. Lots of champagne.

THANK YOU.

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the ooohs and aaahs: holiday party attire

‘Tis the season, y’all! I know everyone says this, but this is truly, really my favorite time of the year. My birthday falls right after Thanksgiving and the only thing I ever want is to decorate for Christmas. I’m serious!

Because of this, Windy and I have put together a ‘Holiday Gift Guide-slash-Our Favorite Things’ for you! We’re hoping to continue this throughout not only the Holiday season, but into next year as well. We always find ourselves lusting after a gorgeous pair of shoes or a set of gold-rimmed stemware. So without further adieu, we introduce:

ooohsandahhhs2cocktailfashioncollage{daphne pearl necklace from stella and dot, secret garden studs from kate spade, Maybelline’s SuperStay Lipstick in color Wine and Forever, skinny gold bangles DesignSea via Etsy, ASOS Peace of Mind gold heels, black chiffon jumpsuit from Target, gold feather comb from Anthropologie, Essie’s lacy-not-racy}

This jumpsuit is insane. It’s so comfy and a perfect transition outfit. Pair it with simple earrings and flats for a walk around town and glam it up using the above suggestions for a cocktail party or two! I only wish I had purchased this sooner! Currently strutting this nail polish as well–perfect for this time of year! And while I know everyone is splurging this season on gifts, dinners, and decor, each of these items is under $100! You can thank me later!

What are you donning this Holiday season? Any special function you are particularly looking forward to? We’d love to hear your styles and favorite things! Send them our way!

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pop the bubbly, a blog is born!

Pop the bubbly, get down and do the worm, shout ’til your hearts content or just simply clink glasses with us! We are launching a new blog–the two of us. Say what?! That’s right the two of us. Let me rewind and catch you up.

In January of 2014, I joined forces with the incomparable Windy Jennings, formerly of Weddings by Windy here in Richmond. Our friends over at Don Mears Photography so effortlessly coined us “Windsay.” Irresistibly cute. While the official company name is still LK Events and Design, same brand and all, “Windsay” just has a certain ring to it, don’t you think? We just couldn’t let it go. In a nutshell, here is our history:

Lindsay started a business.

Windy had a business.

Windy dissolved said business.

Windy and Lindsay remained good friends.

Lindsay went on the silent hunt for a planner to help expand LK.

Windy was secretly wishing to get back in the business.

Windy approached Lindsay with an idea. Lindsay loved the idea.

Windsay was born.

head shots, LK Evenets and Design, Lindsay Kennedy, Windy Jennings

head shots, LK Evenets and Design, Lindsay Kennedy, Windy Jennings{Photos by PhotoLadyLove}

Since Windy and I joined forces under one roof, a ton has happened! We launched a new website, hosted a party, was featured in a local magazine and now we’re starting a fresh, new blog!

lkscreenshotWe hope you’ll take the time to peruse our new website and galleries and learn more about us! If you’re coming from my old blog, Dulcet and Dapper, welcome! After almost two years, it’s about time for a fresh new blog with new content. don’t you think? Both Windy and I will post here about once a week to feature fun things we’ve done, beautiful things we’ve found and what we hope will be really helpful information to guide you through the planning process. Consider us open books!

Raise your glass, y’all, because we are celebrating over here!

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