who we are

Meet The Team

Karla Crisp CEO

Wedding planning isn’t just her job, It’s her passion. Since 2015, Karla has planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings in Virginia and to this day she still loves the journey wedding planning creates. It’s not just about the wedding day, it’s about the relationships she creates between herself and her clients. Karla’s attention to the smallest details and dedicating the time to make any event a success are just a couple reasons many venues in Virginia have her on their preferred vendor list.

Aside from planning weddings, Karla spends her time having epic kitchen dance parties with her daughters, tending to her mini farm (yay goats!) and spending time with her husband and friends at Virginia’s many craft breweries and restaurants. If she isn’t working, she can be found on the lake.

Fun Facts

In case you were wondering…

White Claw or Truly?

Team Truly

Favorite Season?

Summer because of boating, sun, and the beach!

Favorite Animal?

Cats (and goats, of course.)

First Tattoo?

Age 18, latest tattoo at 35

Girl Mom or Boy Mom?

Girl mom to 3

Katelyn Lead Coordinator

Hey y’all, I’m Katelyn! As a Coordinator for Petals & Lace Events I love being involved in everything from the small details to helping create that “wow” factor that makes someone’s special day unforgettable. It’s an amazing feeling being able to build a great relationship with our clients and working with each couple to ensure that their day is as stress free as possible, and they have absolutely nothing to worry about on their big day!

Fun facts about me – I am happily married and a mom of two boys. Usually, you can catch me doing something adventurous with my boys or hanging out at a local brewery with friends and family. You can also catch me traveling to the OBX at least once a year, I love the beach or a good trip to the mountains.

Kelsey Lead Coordinator

Kelseys passion revolves around making others happy. As a school counselor, Kelsey has an innate ability of connecting with others which helps her to understand clients visions to bring meaning to various events and she enjoys sharing in those moments with her clients. She has experience helping clients with diverse backgrounds in many situations and is the “go to” planner in her personal and professional life as well due to her attention to detail, organization and creativity. Kelsey is a Virginia Tech grad born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA. She has a deep love for all things outdoors and is expecting the arrival of her first child in May 2022.

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