introducing chelsey!

We're excited to introduce you to our newest Kelly Dellinger Events intern, Chelsey! Chelsey will be joining us for the 2014 fall wedding season and we couldn't be happier to have her onboard. Get to know her a little bit better below:


My name is Chelsey Gatlin. I am officially a senior at Austin Peay State University. I’m originally from a small town called Clifton, Tennessee, but I like to call Nashville my home now. I am a lover of books, Saturday Night Live, side splitting laughter, and Elton John on vinyl. I aspire to be a dreamer of dreams and a creator of beautiful things.

For a really long time I was pretty clueless on what I truly wanted to do with my life and what direction I should take. Then suddenly it clicked. I loved planning parties. I even hijacked my friend’s birthdays in high school. But more than that, I loved weddings. I admire what they represent because they are so much more than just a party. A wedding is simply about the celebration of two people who have found one of the greatest gifts this world could offer – love and happiness. I knew from then on that I had to work within the wedding industry.

I have mostly worked on the planning side of weddings, but I also dabbled in working with bridal gowns as well. Not to mention, my extensive research (aka my free time activities) in watching and re-watching Paperback Wedding films and many others. I am so terribly excited to be able to continue on with this journey and learning at Kelly Dellinger Events!

welcome, rachel!

Rachel Harmon spring intern

I am thrilled to introduce my spring intern, Rachel, to the Kelly Dellinger Events team! Rachel is a senior at Belmont and will be helping us with all of our 2014 wedding plans. We are so happy to have her join us and share her talents!

Here's a little about her:

Rachel Harmon is a senior Entrepreneurship major at Belmont University from Brentwood, Tennessee. More than anything, Rachel loves bringing people together. Whether for a cause or just to enjoy one another’s company, she has constantly planned events throughout her life that build community. Rachel has planned fellowship events for on-campus ministries in both high school and college and loves bringing the body of Christ together from different churches and denominations. She served as a Spiritual Life Assistant for freshman at Belmont during her sophomore year and hosted events and parties for the girls in her assigned dorm to build community with one another. During her junior year at Belmont, Rachel served as the Vice President of Administration for the Panhellenic Executive Board, and was able to work with local vendors for many Panhellenic events. Rachel also served as the Event Programming Director for an on-campus representative program for Rent the Runway during her junior year, creating opportunities for women to rent fairytale dresses for upcoming semi-formal and formal events.  Rachel has also coordinated constant sisterhood and philanthropic opportunities for her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta out in the Nashville community including trips to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches, Christmas parties, and volunteering at the Legacy Ball for Davis House Child Advocacy Center throughout her time at Belmont. When Rachel is not planning an event for an organization she’s involved in, she’s having her girlfriends over for a party celebrating the nearest holiday, or just to have a movie night. Rachel has always loved event planning for fun, and is excited to learn from and work with Kelly Dellinger Events this semester to see the professional side of Event Planning. She feels so blessed and honored to have this opportunity!

introducing abby!

As many of you know, we added a lovely new team member to Kelly Dellinger Events this fall! I am positively thrilled to introduce Abby, our fall intern! Here's a little about her:

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I am so excited and blessed to work with Kelly and learn the ins and outs of the wedding industry!

I am a junior at Belmont University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in dance. I was born and raised in Nashville. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry, but I didn’t know how. I love the performing aspect as well as the event/wedding planning aspect. I felt like Public Relations was the best route for me because I can do basically anything with it. I am always on the move and I love to be challenged, so I knew a 9-5 desk job was not for me.

I have been fascinated with weddings ever since I was little. I love the sacredness of the moment between a man and a woman. I love the magic and the intimacy of the union. I believe that God gave us the beautiful gift of marriage to not only become one with each other, but to become one with Him and grow stronger with Him. It is a beautiful process in which you lay down yourself and your concerns and take up those of your spouse.

In my spare time, I love to dance. It is one of my passions and I am able to be completely free when I dance. I am a family girl and my family is everything to me. I love being with my parents, my brothers and my nieces and nephews. They truly make my life better and I do not know where I would be without them. God has blessed me with amazing friends who I can go to for anything and I love to be goofy and hang out with them whenever I can.

I am excited to be on this journey and I cannot wait to see where the Lord takes me.

We're so happy to have Abby and to see where the Lord takes her in the wedding industry, too! :) Give her some love via the comments below!  KD