You may have a clear vision for your event, but time constraints, stress, and uncertainty can keep you from bringing your vision to life. Our event planning team is here to ensure that your vision is exemplified in the planning process and in the finished results. We look forward to getting to know our clients and working with them every step of the way to create events that are uniquely theirs. We hope we can do the same for you!
We are a boutique special events company that puts an emphasis on our client experience. From the first meeting to the last toast, we guide each client through the planning process with ease. We take the time to get to know our clients, ensuring their event is a true reflection of their vision and personal style. Because of the thought and care we put into each project, we are known for creating unique events, full of personalized details that will leave a lasting impression on even the most discerning of guests.
that mindful attention to detail is what separates the good from the great. We believe that you get what you give. We believe that team work makes the dream work. We believe that the details make the design. We believe that we are doing exactly what we are meant to do. We believe that we can accomplish anything that we put our minds to. We believe that if you're not having fun, you aren't doing it right. We believe that a
good cheeseburger can solve most problems. We believe in being our clients' biggest advocates. We believe that honest and open communication is the only way to build a solid relationship. We believe that form is just as important as function. We believe that the best things come when you least expect them. We believe in leaving a good impression. We believe in the magic of event design.
Kirsten Kakarigi wants to live in a world where everyone has a party thrown for them at least once, peonies stay in season year-round, manicures don't chip, and chucks are an acceptable form of footwear in any situation.
As a sought-after Event Designer, Kirsten's work has been showcased on such blogs as Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Carats & Cake, Brooklyn Bride, and more. She has also been featured in print in Real Weddings and Sactown Magazines.
When she's not busy designing events (and her own wedding), you can find her playing with her Chihuahua pup, Sammy, traveling the globe, spending time with her favorite chef (and fiance), Jeremy, working on interior design projects, and continuing her never-ending search for the world’s best cheeseburger.
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Kirsten and her team of creatives are passionate and knowledgable about the event planning and design process. Their individual backgrounds in the fields of art, design, planning, and management lend to the well rounded approach they take to every project. Their varied areas of expertise allow them to seamlessly and systematically tackle projects from every angle. As event planners, they are well equipped to organize all of the logistics of an event and flawlessly execute the details. As event designers, they are able to bring their clients' visions to life. They not only focus on beautiful aesthetics, they also incorporate personalized elements, resulting in amazing bespoke events. Throughout the planning process, the KMK Team strives to anticipate the needs of their clients and always stay one step ahead. Above all, they provide unparalleled service, ultimately making the experience fun, memorable, and stress free for their clients.
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From the moment we meet you, we want to know about you, your ideas, and your overall vision for your event. In talking with you about your plans we want to find out about the things that you are having trouble with and areas where you most need our help. We want to immediately address those issues and help you in finding solutions.
We take a very service-driven approach in dealing with our clients and tailor our planning style to what suits their needs best. Some clients are very hands on and some prefer to have us deal with all of the details. We happily accommodate whatever course you choose.
Throughout the process, we work with our clients to ensure that we recommend vendors that are not only suited to their style and taste, but also provide excellent products, and embrace a culture of providing exemplary service. We want to make sure you are taken care of.
We are our clients' biggest advocates and always have their best interests at heart. We listen to their thoughts and concerns and we give honest opinions, advice, and feedback. We tackle every project with enthusiasm and always strive to plan each project to surpass our clients' expectations.
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We rely on our design savvy to create fun, fresh, and personalized events. Exceptional service, creativity, organization, and mindful attention to detail are the driving forces behind our business. We believe that all projects, both large and small, deserve the utmost attention and care. From large corporate events with thousands of guests to intimate elopements for two, we handle events of all types and sizes gracefully.
Event Design involves the planning of all of the creative and decorative aspects of an event. Our full event design services include working with you on your colors and theme, floor plan, rental choices, and overall event aesthetic. We consult with you on your printed materials and coordinate with all your vendors on the style of your event.
KMK Design will ensure your event is seamlessly planned and a stress-free process for you. Our goal is to allow you to be a guest at your own party, enjoying every moment of your special occasion. KMK Design is available for all of your event planning needs. We specialize in planning affairs of all sizes, from intimate dinner parties, to large corporate events and festivals.
We can help you create the day of your dreams, while also allowing you to enjoy the entire planning process. KMK Design offers three different wedding planning packages; Full Service Planning & Design, Partial Planning, and Day of Coordination. We can also create a custom planning package based upon your individual needs.
"I literally don’t know where to begin with this review. “5 Stars!", “Two thumbs up!” – none of it really gives justice to the incredible work Kirsten and her team did. Not only was the reception a perfect snapshot of the celebration I envisioned, but she made the entire wedding planning process an absolute delight. Kirsten solved each and every complication that arose (and boy, were there many) without even making me aware there were problems in the first place. She offered critical advise at each step. She is truly a bottomless pit of expertise (not to mention exceptional taste), and she offers her skills confidently while ultimately supporting and advocating for the bride’s vision. Planning a wedding takes a village and if that village can be lead by Kirsten, then consider yourself lucky."
"The word that comes up repeatedly when discussing my daughter's wedding is "perfect." There is not one thing we would have changed. Not only did Kirsten nail the design, her and her team made the day flow effortlessly. Not once did we feel rushed or anxious. Time and time again we heard from our guests how beautiful, calm and timely everything was. Kirsten truly went above and beyond and asking her to be our planner was the best decision we could have made. We thank Kirsten, from the bottom of our hearts, for making John and Michaela's wedding the most memorable day of their lives."
"As a rental vendor, I can’t speak highly enough of working with KMK Design. Kirsten and her team are absolute professionals – a vendors dream! She communicates clearly and consistently, her orders are timely and well organized, and her design eye is unparalleled. I can only imagine how smoothly things run on the client side if our experiences working together are any indication of her management, efficiency and poise during events."
"Kirsten made our special day look like something I could have only dreamed of! Her attention to detail and commitment to making our wedding personal to us was so amazing. She created an amazing style that represented my vision, yet was unique and didn't look like anyone else's day. Our wedding was a surprise wedding...talk about giving an event planner a challenge! She was a true pro and seemed to have already thought of a solution for every challenge that we encountered."
"Kirsten at KMK Design is such a wonderful person to work with. Her attention to detail, beautiful design aesthetic and absolute professionalism helped to create an unforgettable and flawless wedding day for our daughter. Kirsten feels more like a friend after the process and we look forward to working with her again."
"KMK has been an absolute dream to collaborate with. We have worked together on countless events, and I still eagerly look forward to the next project they invite me to join. Their bright, creative visions, attention to every special detail, and heartfelt relationships with their clients, make for an unforgettable experience."
"Hiring a wedding planner was definitely worth it. I can't imagine having to "run the show" on our wedding day. Kirsten really helped to make sure that our day ran smoothly and was stress-free so that we didn't have to worry about anything! She was really easy to work with, from our initial consultation to coordinating our wedding day. She created our timeline, down to the smallest details, and worked so well with all our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page."
"We had the pleasure of working with Kirsten and her team on a recent Carmel Valley wedding and could not say enough positive things about her and her professionalism and kind demeanor. She made the process absolutely seamless leading up to and day of our lovely bride's special day. Her attention to detail, responsiveness and effortless charm really helped make the the whole planning process a piece of cake."
We are adept at knowing how to navigate the rigors of the event planning process. From design and aesthetics to the logistical planning, we are able to advise on the best practices to ensure a smooth planning process. Our attention to detail allows us to create well executed events, that come in on budget. On top of that, we are passionate about our craft, our business, and our clients. We are a team that invests in the service of our clients by building a relationship with them based on trust, respect, and dedication to their vision. We aren't just a run-of-the-mill event planning business. We are a full service event planning powerhouse, deeply committed to offering our clients experiences of exceptional quality.
KMK Design was founded in 2012 by Kirsten Kakarigi. She had previously been in the Interior Design field and fell into event planning by chance. She has since fallen in love with wedding and event planning and has happily embraced her title as an Event Planner and Designer.
Our studio is located in the suburbs of Sacramento in charming Old Town Roseville. Please feel free to stop by and say hi! You can find us at:
316 Lincoln Street
Roseville, California 95678
For vendor collaborations, please email us at email@example.com
Locally, we service the greater Sacramento, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe areas, and often travel to the San Francisco Bay Area and California coast. We also have our passports ready and are available for destination events all over the globe. We are currently working on destination events in Croatia, Mexico, Hawaii, and Idaho.
First off, let's meet! We would love to have you into our studio so you can see our work, chat about the vision you have for your event, and your overall planning needs. From there, we will submit to you a proposal for our services. When you choose to move forward with our services, we will draft a contract that is to be signed by both parties and request a 50% retainer fee to secure your event date on our calendar. Then we're ready to dive in!
*We are currently fully booked and not accepting new clients at this time.
"Their attention to detail, beautiful design aesthetic and absolute professionalism helped to create an unforgettable and flawless wedding day for our daughter."
"Planning a wedding takes a village and if that village can be lead by Kirsten, then consider yourself lucky."
"Their bright, creative visions, attention to every special detail, and heartfelt relationships with their clients, make for an unforgettable experience."
"We were beyond grateful for Kirsten's constant warm support and her excellent attention to detail. She helped work some major magic."
"Kirsten truly went above and beyond and asking her to be our planner was the best decision we could have made."