August 29, 2018

Kelly Strong Events: KSE New Home - Upstate New YorkIf you’ve been following along on Instagram or have been receiving the new monthly newsletter, you’ll know that I’ve moved 🙂 KSE has a new home in Upstate New York and I’m so excited to be here…to be back home!

I’ve been away from home for TEN years (14 if you include my UVM years). I didn’t think I would return to my small-ish town but this Spring, the time was right and I was ready. It goes to show you that when you’re ready, you’re ready and you can’t force it otherwise. I am surrounded by great friends and lots of family which has been such a treat. We moved in to a pretty, old house and have spent the last month making it our own. And yes, I’ve been enjoying every minute of suburbia!

It’s been nonstop travel for me since March. Over this 6 month timeframe, I was never in one place for more than two weeks..not kidding. A little exhausting. It was a lot of fun and I was in beautiful places (California, Washington DC, Florida, Toronto x many visits, St. Louis, Philly, Atlanta, Scottsdale, and back in Chicago) but the unsettled feeling you get when you’re always on the move can become a lot. While I was traveling nonstop, we were trying to close on a house that was being stubborn (i.e. closed 4 weeks late). So I am ready for the break September has to offer as I don’t have to travel at all. What?! Who am I? Saying this out loud means I’ve definitely jinxed it.

Needless to say, I’m really happy to be home and to be available to serve Upstate New York, New England, and Destination brides.

destination weddings

When you hear destination weddings, do you automatically think tropical? In today’s world, destination means anywhere that you don’t physically live. Couples are getting married in meaningful places, locations that are important to their story or their history. The majority of events that I have planned were not local to where I’ve lived. If you don’t believe me, check out the “Where We’ve Worked” Map. That’s the beauty of the work I do – I know I can serve you regardless of your location. Through site visit and regular communication with local vendors, we are able to achieve the same flawless event that would take place if it were right in my backyard.

So if you’re a bride or groom, in Upstate New York, Vermont, or beyond, looking for full-service planning or month-of support, stop by the contact page or send an email directly to I would love to speak with you about how we can make your vision come to life!

KSE Has a New Home – Upstate New York