Hi there! It's nice to meet you!
I was born & raised in Calgary, Alberta, on the doorstep of the incredible Canadian Rocky Mountains. I have profound love for organization, a soft spot for beautiful stationery & a good to-do list, an eye for design (I'm currently remodeling our new-to-us full of character house) & a love of fashion & travel (17 countries, 26 US states & counting!)
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies & worked in the Criminal Justice system in Canada for 10 years & then became a Certified Wedding Coordinator & Consultant before moving to Houston in late 2014 with my husband, our dog Zoey and cat Adobe.
WHY HIRE EVERYTHING BUT THE RING?
Chelsea is a Houston wedding etiquette and planning expert as well as a freelance writer. Her design, etiquette and planning advice have been published on countless websites and blogs. To see a sample of these, click here;
Chelsea is the 2017-2018 President-Elect for the Houston Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA). This places her at the forefront of reliable and experienced event professionals in Houston and all over the world;
Chelsea is the 2017-2018 Vice President of the Association of Wedding Planners Houston, a new organization elevating the entire wedding planning industry through education, ethics and partnerships;
Chelsea has 6 years of experience in planning weddings. She specializes in weddings over other types of events as they require their own set of skills and attention that differ from other events. General event planners without the same experience cannot provide the same expertise as weddings are a highly specialized type of event;
Chelsea is certified to plan and coordinate weddings by the WPIC and is held to a standard of ethics that many other planners are not (including not taking kickbacks from other vendors);
Chelsea places a high value on proper wedding etiquette: this means your guests are treated to the highest quality experience on your wedding day as you are treated to the same experience while planning your wedding;
When you hire Everything But The Ring, Chelsea is your personal planner. Unlike many wedding planning firms in Houston, you will not be handed over to another planner with less experience and expertise;
Everything But The Ring takes fewer weddings per year so that we can provide you with the highest quality and utmost attention;
Chelsea attends conferences and events such as The Special Event and ILEA Live annually to make sure she is always up to date with the latest wedding trends;
Chelsea has experience planning weddings in Houston as well as destination weddings in Louisiana, Cancun, Alberta and the Canadian Rockies as well as Coastal British Columbia- wherever in the world you want your wedding to be, Chelsea knows how to help you plan it from afar;
Her prior work experience in the legal field has given her an expert understanding of client contracts and accounting- this helps keep you on budget and the power to know how and where to negotiate with your vendors;
Chelsea was married in 2013: "I understand what it's like to be a bride and the emotions and high financial stakes of having a wedding. You need someone who has been in your shoes to help guide you in making the decisions that are best for you and your budget for this special day you only get once in a lifetime!"