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About ME


Chardonnay Kelly


Hi, thanks for visiting! I founded Chardonnay Events in 2018 after noticing that there was a need for more specialized day-of wedding support in the Sacramento region (and after dreaming about doing it for several years!).

Each and every day I am thankful for this opportunity to live my dreams – it’s an honor and privilege to be trusted with coordination of the best day of someone’s life! Add the fact that I get to use my natural organizational, creative and quick-thinking talents while attending awesome celebrations? I truly love my job!

I got my professional start in the marketing and PR industry after earning my BA from Sac State. I worked in-house for a public agency as well as for a private PR firm, and my favorite part of the job was always planning and staffing special events! I’ve organized and executed a wide variety of occasions, including weddings, fundraisers, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, community festivals, customer and employee appreciation events, and more!

After being a stay-at-home mom to my two daughters for a few years, I made the leap to small business owner with the goal of creating a career I’m passionate about and that allows me to help others. 

Aside from my love of special events, I enjoy yoga, hiking (most often at the American River), cooking, planning and organization of all types, and going on adventures with my husband and children. I am a habitual list-maker and am always planning our next vacation, home project, etc. You’ll never catch me without a daily to-do list, a comfy pair of leggings and at least one lip balm!

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