Sally Oakley Weddings and Events is a full-service boutique event coordination company based in Raleigh, NC and serving the greater North Carolina area. Since opening our doors we have earned a reputation for creating and delivering spectacular events celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions.
We strive to make your vision a reality for your perfect day.
Like many things in life, the path that led Sally to opening and founding her boutique Event Planning business was long and winding. Born in England, Sally and her family moved to the bitter cold of Minnesota at a young age. She received a degree in Design Communications where her love of creating beautifully crafted and styled things began. After college she relocated to North Carolina and found her way to a local wedding planner where her true passion was discovered.
With a passion for planning and styling events Sally strives to create a unique and memorable experience for each and every bride and groom. What Sally loves most about her job is the close relationships she builds with her couples through the many months of planning their perfect day.
In the industry now for over 10 years, Sally has the honor of being a preferred vendor at some of the Triangle’s very best venues and has an established rapport with the area’s best wedding professionals. On a personal note, Sally lives in the Five Points area of Raleigh with her husband David, their two daughters Ellie and Kate, and their newest addition, the rambunctious but lovable bulldog Bear.
Kathy launched her career in the special events industry over 25 years ago. She is a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC. As a native of the South, Kathy is known for her southern hospitality, trustworthiness and her extensive knowledge of catering, rentals, design, and logistics.
Before joining Sally Oakley Weddings & Events in 2014 she worked with some of the industry’s best vendors.
Kathy’s favorite part of wedding planning is helping her clients’ visions become reality and being an integral part of their “special day”. Her reputation precedes her as her attention to detail and flawless orchestration of the big day are unparalleled.
She is highly revered and recommended by her clients and previous colleagues and we are very pleased to have her joining our team!
Kathy lives in North Raleigh with her husband Glenn and their two fur babies, Winnie and Josie. When not working Kathy loves exploring in the mountains or relaxing in their cabin in Western NC.
Victoria started interning for Sally when she was a Senior at NC State. She grew up in Charlotte, NC and from a young age she knew she loved planning (and attending) events. She enjoys every aspect of planning; from the beginning and getting to know the client, to coordinating all the details, to putting together the final event. Her attention to detail and drive to make every event perfect is what makes this industry so exciting to her! She now works as a part of the Sally Oakley team and her love for planning events and creativity are a perfect fit.
Victoria lives in the North Hills area and has a beloved dog named Ellie. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at Duke Children’s Hospital, and teaching barre classes at YoBa. She’s excited to meet any new clients in hopes of creating their dream event.
Kelsey joined the Sally Oakley team last year after being involved in various event coordinations. As a young child, Kelsey and her mom would buy wedding magazines each month and cut out things that they liked; this is where her love of the industry began. Being a true North Carolinian, she is known to keep all Southern Wedding traditions alive. Her creativity helps ensure that your event is perfectly designed to you. Kelsey is excellent at focusing on all the delicate details to create a seamlessly executed event. She loves getting to know the clients and help make their dreams become reality.
Kelsey currently lives in Apex and loves walking around the downtown area exploring all the shops. In her spare time you can find volunteering at church or her hanging out with her friends and family.
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