Welcome to Kelly Strong Events

Founded in 2016, Kelly Strong Events has produced weddings and corporate events throughout the United States and abroad. 

At KSE, we specialize in creating custom and unique experiences for guests that are a true reflection of our clients.

Our number one priority is to remove the stress that may come along with the planning process. Your job is to enjoy every moment and focus your attention on the future, not the smallest of details. We’ll guide you through the planning process - with clear and concise checklists, assigned tasks, and constant communication. 

We value our client’s privacy and will always treat our events with care and discretion. With experience in professional sports, Fortune 500 companies, and families; we understand the importance of privacy and carry that through to the clients we serve.

Kelly Strong Events works in destinations throughout the United States and abroad. We have worked throughout New York State, New England, the Midwest, Southern Destinations, and Italy. Along with Kelly, our team consists of multiple event professionals that work together pre-event and on site to make your vision a reality.

Executive planner & Creative Director


Kelly has produced weddings, corporate events, and association conferences for over ten years. After starting in professional sports and marketing, Kelly moved into Corporate Event Planning. Working on corporate conferences, executive retreats, galas, week-long association conferences, social events, and multi-day wedding weekends - Kelly has experienced every kind of event. 

Kelly begins each wedding planning experience in the same way: listening carefully to her clients, proposing design concepts that feel like her couples, and creating a production schedule that will ensure everything happens as is intended. Kelly's design style is timeless, classic, understated elegance while showcasing her couple's personalities through the details.

Kelly lives in Upstate New York with her husband Dean and daughter, Sophie. Outside of work, you’ll find Kelly on her porch, traveling with her family, listening to podcasts on a walk, or spending time at the lake. 

Kelly's photos by Michelle Lange Photography

event director


Mikaela has over a decade of experience within the event management industry, working in both corporate and personal events. She began her role in events starting with her first job at age 15 – as a server at a prestigious catering company. An energetic and detail-oriented type-A, she found her calling! She quickly rose to the level of floor captain and event manager, tasked with handling the logistics onsite and managing all staff and vendors. Her positions within both boutique and global event agencies provides Mikaela with a unique perspective that fuses a client-centric approach with the practicality of managing logistics and adhering to budgets. 

Mikaela joined the KSE team in 2020, working behind the scenes to contract with vendors and putting together all of the logistical puzzle pieces to make each event seamless from start to finish. You'll see her onsite at events overseeing all setup and liaising with the vendors, calmly tackling each surprise that arises. She loves to see the design and creativity mesh with perfectly planned logistics to create a memorable event for all. 

Mikaela lives in Connecticut. Outside of work, you’ll find her chasing after her three kids and dog, spending time with her family at the lake, sampling every ice cream spot in the area, or reading. 

Mikaela's photos by Ashley Nielson

We have had the pleasure of working throughout the United States and abroad. Some of our most popular destinations…

United States: Charleston, Chicago, Saratoga Springs, The adirondacks, The Berkshires, Vermont

Europe: Tuscany 

Where we celebrate


A special thanks to the photographers whose work is included on our website. We are so thankful for your work.

Leila Brewster Photography 
O’Malley Photographers
Jessa Schifilliti Photography 
Kim-Trang photography
Heather Payne Photography 
Michela Watson Photography
Maisie Snyder Photography
Harrison Films