Kirstin is a Hampton Roads native with a degree in Event Management. She has over six years of experience in the events industry, and though she be but little, she is fierce. With her positive, laid-back, Southern Virginia attitude, Kirstin is easy to work with.
She says: "I love the team effort that is put into a wedding to make sure all aspects of the day run smoothly. Seeing the wedding on paper and then watching it come to life is always a fun experience."
Praise: "I worked with Kirstin at Etc. Coordinators and was extremely pleased! I would highly recommend Etc. Coordinators to brides who are comfortable handling most of the initial legwork of seeking out vendors and selecting an aesthetic, but want peace of mind knowing that all of the contracts are in order and every detail is managed during the wedding weekend. Kirstin went above in beyond with her attention to detail - ensuring drink quantities and transportation logistics were addressed immediately - with professionalism, ensuring my wedding went off without a hitch. I really could not speak more highly of this service and am so glad I selected Etc. Coordinators!"
Alyssa is a Maryland alumna who has been working for years in a creative, customer service driven industry. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail bring a positive energy to anything, professionally and personally, that she does.
She says: “I love when all the elements of a wedding come together! It’s those small details that really help to make the day even more special and memorable; and what a bride should never have to worry about, because they will always be taken care of.”
Praise: "Alyssa was AMAZING! She took care of all of our concerns from Transportation to corralling family to guaranteeing the day ran smoothly. I'd recommend Etc, Coordinators to everyone!"
Sarah received her degree in Broadcast Journalism where she mastered the art of getting your story right on the first try. Sarah has been in the events industry for over a decade, cultivating relationships among some of the industry's premiere practitioners.
Sarah has executed events for Vogue, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama, from state arrivals to Easter Egg Rolls. While traveling around the country as part of the advance team for the President, Sarah perfected her diplomacy and mastered the fine art of celebrating the cultural richness of diverse people and regions.
Sarah's wedding clients find her attention to detail and calming demeanor to be invaluable assets. She loves being a creative consultant, idea innovator, etiquette expert, soiree stylist, and protocol professional.
Sarah aspires to one day be a contestant on the Amazing Race, however, until the casting agents call, she will continue to enjoy being a dog-mom to Lucas, refinishing furniture, playing Bingo, and going on mission trips with her church.
Praise: "We both want to thank you for everything you did for us before, during and after our wedding day! You made our day absolutely perfect, and I can't even imagine trying to pull it off without you. Your patience, organization, and hard work really put me at ease (seriously, I never felt stressed about the wedding on the day of -- maybe other reasons lol! but never anything related to the wedding running smoothly). Every single one of our guests, who we had the chance to speak with, raved about how smoothly everything went and how well-organized the ceremony and reception was. I honestly can't thank you enough for helping to make our day so special and so perfect. We honestly can't think of a single thing that we would have changed."
With over 15 years of experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, Elizabeth has seen a wide variety of events from every angle. She has experience planning, organizing, and managing special events at venues throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She is especially passionate about being a day-of coordinator after planning her own wedding without one, and wishing she hadn’t!
She says: “Let me help you enjoy the day you’ve worked so hard to plan and perfect. Every couple and every wedding is unique, that’s what makes it so fun! I love learning about, and helping plan, all of the intricate details and ensuring they come together as envisioned. Watching a couple on their wedding day delight in each moment is wonderful to witness!”
Praise: "Working with Etc. Coordinators was by far the best decision that we made the entire wedding planning process! From the moment that Elizabeth, our coordinator, reached out to us, she helped to remove any stress that we had and to put us at ease. In our initial meeting, Elizabeth was well organized and had already read through all of our vendor contracts and had an idea of what we were envisioning for our wedding day. Immediately following our meeting she took over communicating with all of our vendors, setting up a day-of timeline, managing the event order at our venue and answering any questions that we had. We sent countless emails back and forth in the weeks leading up to the wedding and she was always enthusiastic, responsive, and kept track of all the changes and details along the way."
Mary Beth Freeman
For the past decade, Mary Beth has put her love of details and logistics to work for non-profits in Greenville, SC and Washington, DC. Currently she oversees events and operations in the role of General Manager for a local non-profit in the nation's capital. Mary Beth brings a joyful focus to the many moving pieces of a wedding so her happy couples don't have to.
In her free time Mary Beth loves laughing with her husband Mathew. They enjoy the simple things in life like taking walks on Capitol Hill, to the more adventurous like traveling to see Mathew's family in Sydney, Australia.
Praise: “I loved working with Mary Beth! There were so many moments in the days leading up to the wedding where I would think, wait did I forget something. Then I would realize if I did, Mary Beth would have mentioned it. You can't put a price on that kind of peace of mind. Our wedding was perfect and we could not have done it with out Mary Beth and the whole team!”