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Sunkissed Events is a full-service special event and wedding planning company, offering both event coordination and design. Based in the heart of Virginia Beach, Virginia, we serve clients in the greater Hampton Roads area, the Outer Banks, and North Carolina. We are also readily available for travel, destination events, and to out-of-area clients.

We have been working hard alongside amazing couples for the past five years and LOVE every minute of it. At Sunkissed Events, each event package is customized to fit your needs. Our main goal is to make your wedding or event stress-free, seamless, and memorable, and to provide you with an enjoyable experience overall. We are design-oriented with a strong passion for and attention to detail. Your event should be everything you’ve ever imagined!

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Jill | Owner / Event Coordinator and Designer

I am definitely a creative being all around. From fashion to design, art to baking, I’ve always felt I was hands-on with everything in my life. So after planning my own wedding, I realized how second nature it was for me to design and coordinate for others. That’s when this little one-gal show got started, and today we are a full team spreading our love and sunshine to all of our couples and their families.

I am an admitted “cat mom” and cat lover. My husband and I love Hampton Roads. We love riding beach cruisers, enjoying local restaurants, and taking long walks on the bay. We also love traveling when we have the chance. I am obsessed with hobnail milk glass, and my favorite color will always be turquoise. It’s cupcakes over cake for me and gelato over ice cream, but I’ll take any of them anytime! My favorite moment at a wedding by far is the first dance. It’s as if the whole day stops for a few minutes and it’s just the two of them.

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Lizzy | Event Coordinator Lead

With her bubbly personality, I knew Lizzy just had to be part of our team. From the first day we met, I felt like we had known each other forever. Her favorite color would be any shade of purple. Recently when planning her own wedding, she let her bridesmaids pick any shade of purple for their dresses because she couldn’t choose one! She is a huge coconut fan, from macaroons to Girl Scout Samoas to coconut cake. Since she grew up on the Piankatank River, she always feels at home near the water. That’s why she loves going to the beach in her free time. When asked her favorite moment at a wedding, it would definitely be when the groom tears up as he sees his bride for the first time.

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Amber | Event Coordinator Lead

Orginially from the West Coast, Amber joined our Sunkissed team after relocating to Norfolk with her husband and fur babies. Her favorite color is any shade of blue, which is perfect for this area since we are surrounded by so much water! Dreaming of a milk and cookie bar at your wedding, her favorite dessert is a gooey, warm, straight-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. Amber has past event experience and seen many weddings in her days; however her favorite moment is when the father sees his daughter dressed in her wedding gown. When not sending brides down the aisle, Amber enjoys traveling, as she has been to over 40 countries!

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Katelyn| Event Coordinator Lead

A fellow Aquarius, Katelyn’s love of Caribbean blue fits perfectly with her personality and another reason it’s safe to say she is a Virginia Beach native. She also loves spending time by the water, whether it’s paddle boarding, beach walks or boating with friends. When asked what her favorite dessert was, we were surprised to find out that she doesn’t really like them, not even wedding cake! Katelyn’s favorite wedding moment is the ceremony recessional as Mr. and Mrs., realizing they are now husband and wife.

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Sarah | Event Assistant

Asking Sarah to narrow down a favorite color is pretty much impossible. When asked to choose, she selects every color in the sunset. She loves dark chocolate and fruit, pies with whipped cream, and can’t get enough of chocolate and peanut butter. Sarah is new to Hampton Roads and loves to take her dogs to the beach to swim and play. Her favorite moments at weddings are listening to the speeches and the dancing.

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Chelsea | Event Assistant

Chelsea loves the color purple and will take cheesecake with fruit topping anyday! Her favorite part of a wedding is the bride’s entrance during the processional. She loves watching the bride walk down the aisle to meet her groom. Chelsea is a Hampton Roads native who loves the beach, sings along at country concerts, and wishes summer lasted all year long!

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Casey | Event Assistant

Casey loves all shades of green as her “favorite” color; mostly because they are earthy tones. She joined us as an intern, learning the wedding world and also assists on event days. Her favorite wedding moment is the first dance…we love that too! Casey enjoys spending time with friends, reading, hiking and hanging out at the beach ( we knew she was a great fit for our sunny team!) She also loves anything chocolate for a dessert, but at the top would be ice cream.

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