Meet our New Lead Planner, Courtney!

Los Angeles Wedding PlannerI am so excited to announce that Courtney Johnston has officially joined our team! She’ll be taking over the Orange County/ Los Angeles area and a few other weddings as a Lead Planner for Kelsey Rae Designs! She comes with tons of experience… and by experience, I mean getting 50+ couples down the aisle! She’s a gem + gives me a run for my money in the attention to detail + organization category… she’s basically a wedding planner rockstar/ guru/ girl boss/ babe. The most important thing for me was finding someone who values their couples as much as I do, and Courtney does just that. She believes that each wedding + couple is unique and loves creating a true bond and friendship with each person. I cannot wait for her to join the team and for all my lovely couples to meet her!

I also sat down to ask her a few super important questions + here’s what she had to say:

  1. What’s your favorite part of a wedding? I love the bride + groom’s first dance… it literally gives me chills and makes me cry every time.
  2. What’s your favorite kind of donut (the important things in life!): Sugar twist!
  3. If you were on a deserted island, what three things would you bring with you? iPhone, Mascara + a cocktail, of course! :)

Girlfriend, I couldn’t agree with those three anymore! Welcome to the KRD family! xo

Photos by Devon Donnahoo Photography

Rocksbox + Two Sisters Farms

View More: I never knew how much I loved the farm life, until the sweet pig and animals at Two Sisters Farms chased me around endlessly for hours during a venue walk through last week. I could run around with them all day!

One amazing thing about this community of creatives I am apart of, is the friendships I’ve made, including Jenny at Two Sisters Farms and Jenna at Jenna Joseph Photography. During my trip to the farm with Jenna, I realized it would be perfect for an impromptu photoshoot for my new Rocksbox jewelry I had received! Jenna graciously pulled out her camera and got me to come out from hiding, where I’m most comfortable styling behind the scenes. She captured the beautiful pieces I had received and also snapped a couple of my animal friend. Too much cuteness.

Rocksbox is one of my new favorite discoveries! You can sign up for a small monthly fee and your own personal stylist will send you three pieces of jewelry, based on a short survey you fill out. You can borrow the jewelry for as long as you want, or purchase the pieces to keep forever, or send back any of the pieces you don’t like or don’t want. It’s perfect for the busy gal like me, who doesn’t make accessory shopping a priority!

As a special gift to my lovely followers, use the code “kelseyraedesignsxoxo” at checkout ( for a free month! It’s worth trying, I promise you that! Now get to accessorizing my friends! xo

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