About Kelly



My name is Kelly and I LOVE to celebrate life’s moments.

I am the owner and lead planner of Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events with 20+ years’ experience in Event Planning and Designing from ‘All Things Wedding’ to Corporate, Non-Profit, Community, 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 and plan), there is also power in what we refer to as the ‘unexpected-done-well’.

The most memorable weddings have a touch of surprise; 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 space, and/or the special music that forever touches the hearts and then creates the atmosphere for celebrating—I can help you design the day which you will forever cherish and your guests will never forget.

I am confident and passionate when I promise a JOYful Journey to I Do and guarantee your Best Day Ever. I would love to meet you and hear your vision for this most important moment in your life. Kiss-Kiss, Kelly

Kelly is a planner with ‘heart’. Having served alongside some of the highest level executive teams in the country, her corporate background in the planning of events across the United States, combined with her love for people and marking moments, created a natural transition for launching Backyard Soirée Weddings and Events in 2010.

Located in Rockford, Illinois, Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events is proud of its team, the excellent reputation it enjoys and the strong relationships with venues and vendors it has earned. Due to it’s wonderful ‘word-of-mouth’ business and preferred vendor status, Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events has worked with Brides in Chicago, Crown Point, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Lake Geneva, Milwaukee, Nashville, Owensboro, New York, Rockford, Rockton, Sacramento and The Quad Cities-arranging lodging and transportation as well as hiring and directing the venue and vendors until she is onsite to execute.

Whether it’s a small informal party, a romantic, intimate wedding, or a thousand-person formal black tie gala, Backyard Soirée Weddings and Events will plan and execute every detail with heart and excellence.

References gladly provided upon request.

Contact Info:

Phone (815) 703-0006

Email k.delamater@comcast.net

One Reply to “About Kelly”

  1. Hello,
    I would like help planning a back yard wedding in La Grange IL. I don’t really know where to start and I smiled upon your sight.

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