While planning one of the most important days of your life, it’s essential that your vision is materialized—down to the last detail. But it’s also important to me that we go slow and let you savor it all, from the time you and I meet and shake hands to your loving, heartfelt send-off. 

After working at a country club in Arizona, and accepting a position and being whisked away to Michigan, I’ve finally found myself in Portland, where I’ve cultivated the roots of what is now Kelsey Timberlake Events. When it comes to bringing your wedding to life, I know it’s more than spreadsheets and budgeting. It’s more than save-the-dates and boutonnieres. It’s working together to be the catalyst for inimitable memories on the day another part of your life becomes beautifully, wonderfully whole. Welcome, I’m so happy to have you here. 

What would life be without a little unexpectedness? 

Stunning moments like these can’t be forced, just gently molded and shaped. You’ll see that the rest comes naturally. If you’ve found yourself here, you and I most likely share the same view. While event planning is the name of the game, spontaneity, excitement, and intimacy always weave themselves into the story. 

We are living in a snapshot era, where everything is fast-paced and each moment is captured and remembered. 




I know this firsthand. 

the kt experience →

, kelsey

Who walks into a space and visualizes it in floor plans and fabric swatches. She possesses the uncanny ability to read between the lines of a wish list and interpret it to the most memorable environment. She recognizes that this can only be achieved by fostering a deeply personal connection to the clients. 

Formally trained in interior design, Sarah has applied the tried-and-true standards of harmonious design in her career throughout the events industry. Her experience ranges from luxury textile rentals to technical production and every stop in between. Before locating to Portland, she was the Creative Director of an illustrious event firm in Los Angeles producing celebrity weddings and multimillion-dollar affairs across the country.

On her quiet days, you can find Sarah tending her garden, hiking with her partner and two children, or curating very elaborate picnics with friends and family. 


creative event director

sarah is the visual mastermind at KTE 



She’s the words and wires behind your wedding website.

Melissa will take all the dreamy visuals in your head and make it a virtual reality. She strives to take the colors, fonts, images, and words that resemble you two and put it into a space for all of your loved ones.

She graduated with a BS in journalism from the University of Oregon and has served as a writer and editor for several publications in Portland, London, and New York. She has been working with Kelsey since 2017 and was instantly drawn to the emotion, details, and intricate planning that goes into weddings. While she isn’t physically present on event days, she works behind the screen from the East Coast conceptualizing a variety of ways to make every little online detail count.



OUR intimate approach

We will guide you through the wedding planning process to create a custom experience.