I plan weddings and events with the simple goal of making every occasion unforgettably stellar.
I am a cheese enthusiast with an affinity for Aztec-prints, a glass of wine, and traveling the world. After I got married, my husband and I lived on our sailboat and experienced our first year of marriage as full-time sailors, exploring new places around the Caribbean.
Before sailing into the horizon, I spent 6+ years as a Senior Executive Publicist at a boutique entertainment PR firm in NYC. My job not only gave me a ton of opportunities to meet talented creatives, it also gave me ample experience with listening to the needs of my clients and making their aspirations and dreams a reality.
While I’ve always been an incredibly organized, “people-person” with a knack for composition and design, it wasn’t until I began planning my own wedding on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay that I realized my love for designing weddings with personality. I infused my [then] fiancé & my style into every fiber of my wedding, creating a day that lived up to exactly what my husband, my family, and I envisioned.
I thrive off of meeting new people and learning about their passions as individuals and as a couple. There is no better reward than seeing my clients smiling and enjoying their day with their family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to the opportunity of learning more about your personality by putting together your most perfect event.
photo credit // emily gude photography
"Hands down best decision we made for our wedding was booking Rachel as our planner. Her organization and attention to detail is unmatched and she is a dream to work with. She helped us so much throughout the planning process articulate our vision. If you want to wake up on your wedding day and know that everything is being taken care of- hire Rachel. Everybody kept saying how the days leading up to the wedding I was so low stress (as a highly anxious person) and so much had to do with my confidence in Rachel and her team. Besides her incredible talent, she is an absolute joy to work with. All the vendors said how much they loved working with her and how impressed with her attention to detail. One of our venue staff said she was the best planner to work with... just another tribute to how amazing she is! Last thing-- she has your back! With so many opinions around your wedding, she really stands in your corner. I absolutely loved working with Rachel. She is truly the best!"
"Our family has been blessed to have Rachel as our wedding planner for 2 of our daughter's weddings! She is amazing and brought to life the vision that each of my girls had for their special day. Her patience, attention to all details and knowledge from the beginning to the day of the wedding are so impressive. She really connected with our family, and we would highly recommend her and her team to everyone!"
"I hired Rachel Kendall Events back in the Winter, I knew for sure that I wanted to hire a day-of coordinator. From the very first call with Rachel & Sydnee, I knew I was in good hands. I plan events for a living myself, so I knew what was ahead of me as far as coordinating, setting up, breaking down, etc, Sydnee was in consistent contact with me, she was incredibly organized, always followed through and she kept me organized as well! She helped me navigate the challenges and went out of her way to be places when I couldn't and to take care of issues with vendors. I also enjoyed working with her on a personal level. She is wonderfully positive and always made me feel supported. She was always right there when I looked up on my wedding day and was two steps ahead of everyone else. The team she had with her was amazing as well. I would recommend this team to anyone who wants to be able to enjoy their big day. Thank you, Sydnee!"
"Our wedding was exactly what we hoped it would be, and that's in large part because of Rachel. She's the perfect wedding planner. She's an expert, she's thoughtful, she's incredibly organized, and she kept us moving forward and checking things off the list (many of which we would've never thought of ourselves without her.) And then day-of, her and her team managed the event perfectly, so all we had to do was enjoy. So strongly recommend her."
"If you’re looking for a sign that you’ve found the right wedding planner, this is it. To give you the full picture, my mom HATES public speaking with a passion and her first words during our welcome speech we’re a tribute to Rachel and her team being so amazing. If you want your entire wedding experience to be as stress free as possible (some anxiety is to be anticipated) with someone supporting you with helping hands and just being a major boss all around handling things you never even thought of, Rachel is your gal. Nothing but rave reviews from not only myself and my husband, but the bridal party, parents on both sides, and literally all wedding guests who noticed how seamless her and her team made the entire wedding weekend to be an experience of a lifetime. Top notch for all categories."