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ABOUT KEEN EVENTS.

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE STRESSFUL.

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keen events is an inclusive wedding planning company based in portland, oregon. we specialize in creating seamless and stress-free wedding experiences that truly reflect the unique personalities of each couple we work with.  we are passionate about creating weddings which blend trends and traditions,  but ultimately are based on you and your budget, style, and preferences.

 

we take pride in being oregon's first green-certified wedding planner,  and we offer sustainability guidance to all couples who share our commitment to the environment.

 

recognizing the profound significance of your special day, we work tirelessly to ensure every detail is meticulously attended to. this is your hard earned money and one of the most important days of your lives and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. 

 

while there are lots of fun tasks like cake tasting and choosing your signature cocktails, we know there can be challenges to navigate during this time. from budget constraints, complicated family dynamics, decision fatigue and the stress of trying to plan a wedding while working your full time job - we're here to help you navigate every step of the way.

 

i'll be here to help keep you calm, to keep you informed, to support you, and to guide you through the wedding planning process from finding your venue to sending your thank-you cards (and every overwhelming detail in between). when we work together, you have a friend, an advocate, and a professional on your team.  you can rest assured that your dj will pronounce names correctly and you, your wedding party, your guests and team of vendors will feel taken care of. 

 

when you book us, you will receive general advice, guidance, reassurance, and unlimited, timely communication. we will do whatever we can to ensure you, your guests, and your team of vendors feel supported and taken care of. you receive full access to our online planning software, free eco-friendly consultation, and extra love and surprises on your wedding day making your investment worth every penny. 

 

it’s an honor to be here for you during such a special time in your life.

DON'T FEEL LIKE READING ALL THAT? NO PROBLEM. HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS...

🌿 Green with Keen:  we take pride in being oregon's first green-certified wedding planner, offering sustainability guidance to all couples who share our commitment to the environment.

 

🌟 Stress-Free Zone: we get it; weddings can be a wild rollercoaster. from budget constraints to complicated family dynamics - we’ve seen it all and we are here to keep you cool, calm, and collected amidst the chaos.

 

📋 Details? We've Got You: our meticulous attention to detail ensures a smooth day for you, your wedding party and your team of vendors. 

 

💌 Unlimited Love & Support: when you pick keen events, you're not just hiring a planner; you're gaining a friend, an advocate, and a pro who's got your back. we’re all about showering you with advice, guidance, and love.

💰 Worth Every Penny: your investment isn't just in a wedding planner; it's in peace of mind.

 

💖 It's an Honor: this is more than a job for us; it's a privilege to celebrate this incredible journey with you.

"ELISE TAKES CARE OF HER CLIENTS WITH THE UPMOST RESPECT AND ATTENTION, GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO CONSIDER THEIR NEEDS AND ANTICIPATE CHALLENGES OR PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY EVEN ARISE."

A BIT ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INCLUSION

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY AND INCLUSION IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS. 

KEEN EVENTS IS OREGONS FIRST CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WEDDING PLANNER.  WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT REDUCING OUR FOOTPRINT AND MINIMIZING WASTE. ALL COUPLES RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT AND EDUCATION AS DESIRED.

EVERY COUPLE DESERVES TO FEEL WELCOMED AND REPRESENTED IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY. WE ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE FOR ALL COUPLES REGARDLESS OF RACE, ETHNICITY, RELIGION, GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. OUR TEAM VALUES DIVERSITY AND STRIVES TO REPRESENT THIS IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR BUSINESS FROM THE VENDORS WE WORK WITH TO THE COUPLES WE SERVE. WE RESPECT YOUR PRONOUNS (WE WILL SPEAK UP AND MAKE SURE YOUR VENDORS TEAM DOES, TOO ).  WE SEE BEAUTY IN DIFFERENT RACES AND CULTURES. WE ARE HAPPY TO REFER  YOU TO BIPOC VENDORS. WE ALWAYS USE GENDER NEUTRAL TERMS.

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH VENDORS WHO SHARE OUR VALUES.

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TEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ELISE

1. i was born and raised in boston, ma and have two older brothers 


2. i was a child model for a hot dog company (i have the packaging as proof)


3. i went to college in virginia and graduated with my BA in sociology with a triple minor in ethics, philosophy and women’s studies


4. while in college i studied abroad on semester at sea. i traveled to 14 countries over the course of 5 months and have fully circumnavigated the world by ship. i was sea sick almost every day


5. i’ve been to 43/50 states but did not achieve my goal of all 50 states by my 30th birthday


6. i've been skydiving...twice. i highly recommend it 


7. i started drinking coffee for the first time the month of our wedding. i'm a matcha, chai or herbal tea kinda girl.


8. i've worked in healthcare for 13 years


9. i met my husband at a wedding in jamaica where we were maid of honor and best man. we got engaged 3 years later in maui and got married in neskowin, oregon in may of 2019.


10. we are obsessed with our dog, keene (with an "e" at the end). she is a service dog "fabulous flunkie" and the sweetest pup. she’s a 6 year old, 85 lb shiloh shepherd and our namesake. 

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