Our Team

Our Team

Sally Oakley Weddings and Events is a full-service boutique event coordination company based in North Carolina. Our main office is located in Raleigh and we offer planning services throughout the Triangle area. We also offer planning in the Atlantic Beach/Beaufort area and High Country. 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 15 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.

Mandi discovered her love for the hospitality industry while attending the University of Kentucky. She has worked in almost every facet of the industry over the past 20 years, most recently serving as the events coordinator at bu•ku global street food. She and her husband currently own two area restaurants, so•ca Raleigh and ko•an Cary. There is nothing that can put a bigger smile on her face than seeing family and friends come together to celebrate love, and that is Mandi’s favorite thing about weddings. She considers it an honor to play a role in making sure a couple’s wedding dreams become reality.

Outside of work, you can find her wrangling her two young sons and 2 doodle pups, and in her free time she loves date nights, crafting, and a good margarita.

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