I believe in the covenant of marriage and do not take it lightly. I find so much meaning in contributing to the most memorable celebrations in my clients' lives. I love the high stakes, the intense amount of love involved (being surrounded by people they love from every walk of life? Incredible!), and the priority placed on it.  I love helping to make it everything they’ve ever dreamt of – enabling the family to chill out and enjoy the day profusely. I love connecting with a bride on her specific vision for the day and executing it to fruition. I love the building of a marriage – representing that with my work, recognizing its importance (it’s the whole REASON for the day!), and celebrating it.

Kelly Dellinger Events is based in Nashville, Tennessee. We are available for meetings & phone consultations by appointment only. Set up an appointment to see us today!

Kelly Dellinger Events

KDE was born out of necessity:  after working numerous positions within the wedding industry and only having the opportunity to take on a limited number of independent engagements each year, the time came in the fall of 2012 to start making plans for Kelly's official individual company debut.

As a complement to her years of planning weddings, fundraisers, and social gatherings, Kelly brings to the table nearly seven years of knowledge and experience spanning many facets of the special events industry.  Having previously produced events with a floral designer, a videographer, and a photo booth company; planned and directed events at a popular wedding venue; managed a wedding planning studio; and served as an editor and stylist for a regional wedding publication, Kelly has carefully developed her experiential repertoire.  Her expansive set of skills equip her to best serve her clients, ensuring that every last detail is accounted for and the entire wedding planning process is completely seamless.

about kelly

A Southern Belle born and bred, Kelly has no intentions to ever live north or west of her hometown of Nashville. She and her husband, Drew, are always traveling back and forth from home to their favorite Southern cities of Charleston and Savannah. To combat being so landlocked in Tennessee, Kelly keeps palm trees in her home to feel a little closer to the beach.

Always one to appreciate a good party, Kelly brings the gentle art of Southern hospitality to her entertaining approach. This, coupled with a focus on what truly matters (the marriage behind the weddings!), makes her heart tick. After all -- what is the ultimate party, if not a wedding?!


I specialize in planning weddings -- everything from intimate affairs in pretty garden settings to blowout Southern bashes, complete with hundreds of the happy couple's nearest and dearest.  Let's get together and talk about your perfect day, shall we?

 I love:

the Lord
my husband & precious daughters
determined love, fidelity, and strong marriages
receptions with packed-out dance floors
wedding gowns of every silhouette, fabric, and design

whichever season is coming up (& always summer)
literally everything sparkly:  sequins, diamonds, crystals, tinsel, glitter
entertaining guests (party planning is my love language)
peonies, tulips, garden roses, lilies, daffodils, dahlias, & astilbe (among others)

Lilly Pulitzer prints & her Palm Beach lifestyle
the colors of blush and taupe and buttercream
pretty swags of fabric
Charleston, South Carolina
emotional moments
floor-length bridesmaid dresses
film photography
windows open
iced coffee & dirty chai tea lattes
natural daylight
hot yoga & barre

the sea