A YES!    A KISS
THEN WEDDED

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Your Southwest Florida

Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding or event is a journey. Our first step in that journey is to explore how you envision the final destination. We want to get to know you! We are not just planners; we are advocates for you throughout the entire process. Often, when we first meet our couples, there is a recurring theme of excitement and stress. Harnessing that excitement and eliminating that stress is our first priority.

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From traditional to modern, from sophisticated to relaxed, we are known for our flawless execution and the stress-free experience that is provided to our clients.

We take pride in the many relationships we’ve cultivated with the top wedding professionals in Naples & Marco Island, FL. This ensures that you will have access to the best vendors & venues perfectly suited to your budget & vision.

The difference between an ordinary wedding & an extraordinary wedding is the KC Weddings & Events experience.

We Are . . .

Kara & Brian Cardinal

  1. The wedding planners, designers, & creatives behind KC Weddings & Events
  2. The only husband & wife wedding planning team in Naples & Marco Island, FL.
  3. Intimate & Destination weddings in Florida are our specialty
  4. We love collaborating with our couples on the planning & design of their wedding
  5. Creating simple yet beautiful florals for some of our couples makes us happy
  6. The planning process with us is easy, fun, exciting, and most of all stress-free!
  7. We are the liaison between you and your vendors from day one
  8. Assisting you with planning the wedding of your dreams is our passion!

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Our Happy Clients
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WHAT HAPPY COUPLES ARE SAYING
“Kara was professional, helpful, and very flexible. She listened to what we were looking for, and made suggestions and offered to help with things we were unsure of. It was so nice knowing we had someone looking out for what we wanted, and not the best interest of the venue. So glad we had Kara in our corner!”
“Kara was amazing! Best thing I did was hire her. I planned all of our wedding and Kara tied everything together perfectly the day of our wedding! She was very responsive to emails and texts in the months/days leading up to our wedding. She is the best at what she does and I was so thankful to have had expertise and organization throughout our entire wedding day.”
“Kara is absolutely amazing! We planned a destination wedding and Kara made it so easy and less stressful for us. She is extremely flexible and will go out of her way to give you exactly what you want. I had no idea where to begin, she has so many great ideas and is very knowledgeable with her line of work. She also was understanding when it came to my crazy work schedule :)”
“Kara was amazing during the planning of my wedding. We had a beach wedding and I was from out of town, so given all of the obstacles she did an amazing job. She pulled out all the stops for my wedding of 45 people, just as if we were hosting a wedding of 200.”
” . . . And when I say she was on top of it, she was on TOP of it. From coordinating a day of time line down to the minute to dealing with mini disasters throughout the whole process. I was so stress free the entire day, did not deal with one vendor and had an amazing time because of her hard work and dedication. It shows that she truly loves what she does.”
“We decided at the last minute to hire a wedding day coordinator for our daughter special day. She had pretty much organization the entire wedding then realized she was going to be in it and not able to coordinate things with all the vendors and enjoy the day too. That’s when Kara stepped in to save the day. She did a fabulous job! Thanks for everything! You’re the BEST!”

WHAT HAPPY COUPLES ARE SAYING

“Kara was professional, helpful, and very flexible. She listened to what we were looking for, and made suggestions and offered to help with things we were unsure of. It was so nice knowing we had someone looking out for what we wanted, and not the best interest of the venue. So glad we had Kara in our corner!”
“Kara was amazing! Best thing I did was hire her. I planned all of our wedding and Kara tied everything together perfectly the day of our wedding! She was very responsive to emails and texts in the months/days leading up to our wedding. She is the best at what she does and I was so thankful to have had expertise and organization throughout our entire wedding day.”
“Kara is absolutely amazing! We planned a destination wedding and Kara made it so easy and less stressful for us. She is extremely flexible and will go out of her way to give you exactly what you want. I had no idea where to begin, she has so many great ideas and is very knowledgeable with her line of work. She also was understanding when it came to my crazy work schedule :)”
“Kara was amazing during the planning of my wedding. We had a beach wedding and I was from out of town, so given all of the obstacles she did an amazing job. She pulled out all the stops for my wedding of 45 people, just as if we were hosting a wedding of 200.”
” . . . And when I say she was on top of it, she was on TOP of it. From coordinating a day of time line down to the minute to dealing with mini disasters throughout the whole process. I was so stress free the entire day, did not deal with one vendor and had an amazing time because of her hard work and dedication. It shows that she truly loves what she does.”
“We decided at the last minute to hire a wedding day coordinator for our daughter special day. She had pretty much organization the entire wedding then realized she was going to be in it and not able to coordinate things with all the vendors and enjoy the day too. That’s when Kara stepped in to save the day. She did a fabulous job! Thanks for everything! You’re the BEST!”

Consider this your “Wedding Day” insurance. You’re excited to start the planning process, or you may already have, but would like the peace of mind knowing that you have unlimited access to a professional planner and design consultant along the way. Additionally, you want to enjoy your wedding day with your partner and guests knowing that someone else will be there to ensure everything goes exactly as you imagined.

Wedding Day Management

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

  • Answer questions and discuss your vision
VENDOR LIAISON

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

One Month Prior

  • Act as your liaison to vendors to field any and all questions one month prior as well as on wedding day
  • Coordinate with vendors one month prior to your wedding date
FINAL CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Two Weeks Prior

  • A final consultation two weeks prior to finalize all wedding details
MASTER TIMELINE

Behind the Scenes - Wedding Ceremony Prep

Two Weeks Prior

  • Creation of a master timeline to be communicated to all vendors one to two weeks prior to your wedding.
REHEARSAL DIRECTION

Behind the Scenes - Rehearsal Direction

The Day Of

  • Management of Reception space set-up and décor

CEREMONY LOGISTICS

Behind the Scenes - Ceremony Logistics

The Day Of

  • Management of Ceremony space set-up and décor

  • Coordination of vendors, guests, and wedding party
WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE

This package is designed for the couple that likes to be hands-on but may not have the time or expertise necessary to navigate the entire wedding planning process. We offer access to our extensive list of vendors and venues as well as design advice and professional guidance to keep you on track. Our knowledge and experience, in collaboration with your vision and desire to be a partner in planning, will ensure that your wedding leaves lasting memories.

Partial Planning

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

  • Discussion of ceremony and reception design and decor, and budget considerations

  • Vendor recommendations and referrals

VENDOR LIAISON

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Coordinate with Vendors

  • We begin to coordinate the entire process and act as a liaison between you and your chosen vendors
VENUE WALK-THROUGH

Behind the Scenes - Event Venue

Visualize the Day

  • Venue walk-though with you to visualize the layout of ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception as well as contingency planning
DESIGN CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Design Direction

  • Assistance with ceremony décor, linen selection, centerpieces, and overall event design
CONTINUOUS SUPPORT

Behind the Scenes - Event setup

Support & Guidance

  • Continuous support and guidance throughout vendor acquisition and event design process
DAY-OF MANAGEMENT

Behind the Scenes - Wedding Ceremony Prep

Rehearsal & Ceremony

  • Supervise and assist vendors and venue with setup of ceremony and reception

  • Coordination of wedding party and guests from pre-ceremony through reception

  • Oversee and direct vendors throughout the event


This is our Concept to Completion, from “Yes!” to “I do!” Comprehensive full planning and event design services for the couple that desires professional and personalized planning of every detail of their wedding day.

Full Wedding Planning

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

  • Discussion of ceremony and reception design and decor, and budget considerations

  • Vendor recommendations and referrals

SECURE VENDORS

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Vendor Selection

  • Obtain quotes and contracts

  • Arrange vendor consultations and follow-up meetings

  • Contract review and negotiation

VENUE WALK-THROUGH

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Visualize the Day

  • Venue walk-though with you to visualize the layout of ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception as well as contingency planning
BUDGET CONSULTATION

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Budget Assistance

  • Budget development, prioritization, and management
TOTAL EVENT DESIGN

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Detailed Design Direction

  • Wedding design inspiration presentation to determine design direction

  • On-going exchange of décor ideas and personalized details

  • Provide a finalized design proposal for your approval

  • Ensure design cohesiveness, (i.e. linens, centerpieces, florals, etc.)

  • Management and direction of all vendors

CONFIRM ALL PLANS

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

One Month Prior

  • Confirm all arrangements and details with vendors one month prior to wedding
FINALIZE DETAILS

Behind the Scenes - Event Details

Two Weeks Prior

  • Finalize all wedding details with couple two weeks prior to wedding day
DAY-OF MANAGEMENT

Behind the Scenes - Ceremony Logistics

Rehearsal & Ceremony

  • Supervise and assist vendors and venue with setup of ceremony and reception

  • Coordination of wedding party and guests from pre-ceremony through reception

  • Oversee and direct vendors throughout the event


KARA & BRIAN CARDINAL

hello@swflweddingplanners.com

239-849-9922


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Complimentary Consultation


To start the planning journey, please contact us for a complimentary consultation! Please include your phone number and email address in the contact form and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

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