About Our Team

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Karen Collins

CEO | Principle Planner & Designer

With over 11 years experience in the wedding and special events industry as well as a strong background in hospitality working with the Ritz-Carlton and Hilton, I have developed a high standard of excellence and love making that personal connection with my clients. I love the opportunity to design events using classically elegant themes but making them pop with bold colors or unique elements.

After living in Florida for 23 years, having my started my wedding planning business down there, I moved to Cincinnati and became a Midwestern girl.

When I'm not busy designing weddings, I spend my time with my husband, Andy, who has been my biggest supporter and with our son, who just turned one. We're big travelers, so don't be surprised to see us jetting away to somewhere new!

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Emily Burba

Assistant Wedding Coordinator

I was excited to join Karen and her team since it was a great opportunity for me to get my creative juices flowing, and put my organizational skills to good use! I’ve been in the education field for over 10 years but I still felt like something missing. I met Karen and immediately knew I wanted to be part of something so special. There’s more to planning a wedding than guests lists and cake tasting, and I want to make sure every bride truly enjoys the experience from beginning to end.

I was born and raised in Columbus but currently reside in Dayton as my husband is from the area. Friends and family are so important to me, as well as our fur baby Ruckus, a rambunctious English Bulldog. Outside of spending time with those who matter most, you’ll most likely find my husband and I at a local drag strip, we’re quite the adrenaline junkies with a need for speed and good music! 

 
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Jasmine Duong

Assistant Planner & Designer

I met Karen in 2015 and have listened to all of her success stories. I used to be afraid of taking a chance but after being taken under her wing I know that the sky is the limit. These days I’m working with KMC and loving every moment of it! I feel extremely lucky to be part of such a creative and innovative company. I’ve learned so much and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!

In my free time I am most likely exploring the outdoors with my puppy Dakota or downtown checking out a new bar or restaurant. Tacos and margs are my weakness and I’m also not afraid to dance out of excitement when my food arrives at the table! Yes, I am one of those girls! If there is a food table nearby, I’m probably in the corner somewhere stuffing my face. 

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Kyira Kerns

Assistant Wedding Coordinator

After watching Karen help me bring my wedding to life, I knew being a part of this team was something I wanted to do! Being a part of making someone’s special day come to life and making sure it is perfect is something I pride myself on. It is exciting for me to a part of this team and be able to bring my creativity and passion for design to the table.

From splitting my time between working as a counselor and spending time with my husband and family, KMC has definitely been a great creative outlet and opportunity! I can’t wait to get the pleasure to assist in your big day and make your wedding dreams come true! 

 
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Sydney Schmitz

Lead Wedding Coordinator

Joining the KMC team was a perfectly natural fit for me, allowing me to combine my degree in photography as well as my years spent in the fine dining and special events industry. Taking my love for design and passion for excellence, I get to channel that into helping create the most beautifully unique wedding day for our couples.

Karen has been the best mentor I could ask for and I am always learning something new from her. I cannot wait to continue on this path so that I can help you have an event as unique and special as you are.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, I love splitting my time between being home with my family and two fur children, Radar and Stormy, and going out to the different places and events always happening in and around my city.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!  PHOTOS BY   EMMA MCMAHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

PHOTOS BY EMMA MCMAHAN PHOTOGRAPHY