March 2, 2020
Meet Kirsten Kakarigi, top Sacramento wedding planner and owner of KMK Design, Northern California’s best event planning company.
I have always had a knack for design.
As a young child, I would rearrange and redecorate my bedroom regularly.
Growing up, my love of decorating continued. I was inspired by my Grandma to follow my passion and get my degree in Interior Design. I loved learning about design and dreamed of one day owning a residential interior design business. However, my path was changed when I was invited by two of my fellow students to join them in their new event planning business. They were two of the most creative and lovely girls that I had ever met and I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. I knew nothing about event planning, but I quickly learned that the process of event planning is just like the process of interior design. You meet with new clients, learn about their personalities, see their vision, then begin crafting an event/space tailored to their needs.
I come from a very entrepreneurial family, all of my grandparents have owned their own businesses. So, it felt very natural for me to start my own.
About a year after I partnered with my friends in their event planning business, I broke off to start my own company. I come from a very entrepreneurial family, all of my grandparents have owned their own businesses. So, it felt very natural for me to start my own. KMK Design was born. By the time KMK Design was up and running, my Grandma had passed away. I think of her a lot when I’m working on projects and often try to channel her talents. My business makes me feel as if her legacy is living on.
I still can’t believe my passion has turned into a successful business.
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