We are extremely excited for Chelsea & Kayla with CK Wedding & Event Design on the opening of their brand new office location. To celebrate the momentous occasion, this dynamic duo held an extremely fun Open House event. As Portland wedding planners, they have worked tirelessly designing and creating their new space and it is absolutely gorgeous.
They came over to our studio recently for some professional headshots and we had a chance to catch up with them just before their big Open House event. As we head into the wedding season, we wanted to share with our readers a bit more about Portland wedding planners Chelsea & Kayla:
What advice would you give a couple that just got engaged?
Kayla: Breathe. Take a deep breath before you dive head first into planning. Also, do your research and trust your gut! The process should be fun and exciting for you and your fiancé, don’t get lost in it!
Chelsea: Take your time! Really think about everything and what is the most important to you about that day! There is no need to rush the planning process. It is one day and it goes by so fast. So enjoy every moment about it!
How did you get started?
Kayla: I fell in love with the idea of working weddings when Chelsea and I were roommates. She worked at the Abernathy Center and would bring home the most gorgeous flower arrangements…. And cake, a lot of cake!!! J
Chelsea: I have always been in love with weddings. In elementary school there was a magazine sale and I begged my mom to buy a subscription to Brides magazine. I would sit for hours just looking through the bridal magazines, imagining people’s weddings and how I would plan them. In college I was really able to experience the wedding industry and haven’t looked back!
What makes CK different?
Kayla & Chelsea: We build a true relationship with our clients! We are best friends and we value our friendship. We have put our heart and souls into this business and I believe the clients can see that.
Describe your style
Kayla: Clean, fun, and evolving
Chelsea: chic, inspiring, and energetic
Outside of weddings what is your favorite thing to do?
Kayla: Going out to dinner with my husband! Someday our daughter will be added into that but she is 3, and anyone with a 3yr old can agree with me when I say that she is not the most fun to dine with. :p
Chelsea: Spending time with my husband and our two dogs, love taking the time on weekends to enjoy everything that Portland has to offer! I’m always up for girl time though! I LOVE getting pampered with manicures and pedicures and drinking champagne of course!
What or who motivates you?
Kayla: At this point in my life Harper, my daughter is my biggest motivator. I want to make her proud and I want her to see what a true boss lady looks like!
Chelsea: My husband! We met when we were getting our bachelors degree then went and got our masters together! Experiencing all that together gives me the motivation to better myself and reach all my goals!
If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding, make sure to check out CK Wedding & Event Design.