Kelli and I met a couple of years ago. She has become a good friend. We have had the privilege of working with Kelli at a couple of weddings. She is professional, fun, beautiful and delightful to be around. Bart and I love it when couples hire a professional wedding coordinator/planner for their wedding. We asked Kelli a few questions about herself and about what her important role is as a wedding coordinator.
1. What are you passionate about?
I think it goes without saying that I am passionate about weddings. It is my goal for every bride along with her friends and family to have the opportunity to truly enjoy this once in a lifetime day. I am also passionate about love, relationships and having fun in everything I do. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and son and I treasure them every day.
2. What do you like to do for fun when you’re not coordinating weddings?
I love spending time with my beautiful family. This business takes you away from the ones you love on evenings and weekends so the uninterrupted moments are precious and treasured. Another pastime we enjoy as a family is exploring this beautiful state of Colorado. We love to hop in the car with the dog in tow and venture out for day trips and see what we can find. We are also known for finding the most obscure restaurants to eat at. My husband has this knack for finding these lovely little gems. When I tried my hand at it – complete and utter failure so I leave it up to him. I also enjoy all kinds of music and get excited for the latest chick flick in theaters.
3. What words would you describe you and your wedding business?
Words that describe me would be – fun, passionate, adventurous and loyal with a funny laugh and infectious smile
Words that describe my business would be – Professional and personable, efficient, organized and knowledgeable. I have also been called; personal liaison, confidant, friend, nerve soother, lipstick holder, crisis manager, and all around go-to girl for the wedding of your dreams!
4. What makes you unique as a wedding coordinator?
What makes Kelli Noel Weddings unique is we know who we are, what we are good at and we excel at it. We could be good at a lot of things or simply amazing at one; we choose the latter. We are unique in the fact that we only offer one service – Month of Wedding Orchestration. It’s an all inclusive package that has been carefully crafted to offer the bride exactly what she needs in the last few months leading up to her wedding.
5. What advice would you give to couples working with a wedding coordinator or planner?
Please use professionals when it comes to your wedding day. We understand that uncle Joe loves to take pictures but are you willing to put your once in a lifetime wedding in his hands? I have seen it go wrong too many times. Does he know how to work with different light levels, does he have back up equipment in case his breaks? I could go on and on. The other piece of advice I would give is let the professionals do the job they were hired for. By micromanaging your vendors you are sending the message that you don’t “trust” they can do the job they were hired for.
6. How long have you been in the wedding industry? Where have you worked?
I was in the “hospitality or service” industry for over 20 years in California. I have been in Colorado for 8 years and started my own business in 2010. The venues here in Colorado are amazing and I have had the privilege of working at Crooked Willow Farms, Deer Creek Valley Ranch, The Viceroy – Snowmass, Spruce Mountain Ranch, Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Denver Botanic Gardens and numerous locations in downtown Denver, just to name a few.
You can find Kelli here at Kelli Noel Weddings.