About Kelly

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Considered one of the leading event planners in the Midwest, Kelly has been planning events for more than 20 years. Having served alongside some of the highest level executive teams in the country, her corporate background in the planning of major corporate and social events across the United States, combined with her love for people and marking moments, created a natural transition for starting Backyard Soirée Weddings and Events in 2010.

Kelly’s attention to detail and event management is second to none. She loves to create unforgettable events which leave everyone joy-filled, stress free and able to focus on the celebration at hand. In addition to the Rockford and Chicago area, Kelly has planned weddings and events for Brides and Clients in Dallas, New York, Nashville, Sacramento, The Quad Cities, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and Indianapolis. Arranging lodging, transportation as well as hiring and directing the venue and vendors until she is onsite to execute. 

With over 100 events executed, Kelly guarantees a seamless planning process and the delivery of an event that will Wow. She promises a Joyful Journey to I Do and guarantees their Best Day Ever. 

Whether it’s a small informal party, a romantic, intimate wedding, or a thousand-person formal black tie gala, Backyard Soirée Weddings and Events executes every detail with excellence, leaving you and your guests to enjoy the event stress-free.

“My name is Kelly and I LOVE to celebrate life’s moments.
I have 20+ years experience in Event Planning and Designing from ‘All Things Wedding’ to Corporate, Non-Profit, Political, Private and Holiday Celebrations whether hosting 50 or 5000. 

I love to ‘idea-inspire’ and I specialize in creating and designing memorable wedding celebrations which are completely custom and YOUniquely the Bride and Groom.
Wonderful Weddings have a ‘flow’ and are as enjoyable for the guests as they are for the Bride and Groom. Although there is absolutely NOTHING like a Traditional Wedding executed with excellence (I’m a Forever Fan, it will stand the test of time–I LOVE to attend&coordinate), there is also power in the ‘Unexpected’ done well. The most memorable weddings have a touch of surprise; the tastefully unexpected…whether found in the design details, the venue or menu selection, the construction of the ceremony or reception, the lay-out and flow of the room, or the special music that forever touches the hearts and then creates the atmosphere for celebrating—I can help you and/or guide you, as much or as little as you like, design the day which you will forever cherish and your guests will never forget.

I want to insure that your journey to ‘I do’ is fun, exciting and stress free.
I can help you stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality.
In the end there is nothing I want more than for you to have the day of your dreams.

References gladly provided upon request.

Contact Info:

Phone (815) 703-0006

Email k.delamater@comcast.net

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