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Where's the Party?

It’s always at Kelly’s house.  Whether a family holiday function, a girls’ night out or a simple home cooked meal, you can count on Kelly to open the doors and welcome her guests with open arms.  A consummate hostess, she consistently focuses on creating a warm, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all of her guests.

With more than twenty years of corporate experience in procurement, operations and strategic planning Kelly brings professionalism, creativity and energy to her craft.  She planned her first wedding in August 2000 as a favor to some friends.  It was at this time, Kelly realized event planning was the perfect way to marry her professional experience with her creativity, eye for detail and interpersonal communication skills and fill a void that the corporate environment fell short of.  A creative being at heart, Kelly finds fulfillment in watching all of the planning elements come together, although often amidst chaos, to create her clients’ vision – a beautiful, authentic experience enjoyed by all.  

Before stepping out on her own, Kelly focused on building relationships and identifying professional opportunities that allowed her to hone her craft.  During her corporate career, Kelly volunteered her time to support the company’s philanthropic endeavors and worked to plan conferences, receptions and fundraising events for the National Urban League and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  To date, her portfolio includes six weddings, a non-profit fundraising event, several children’s parties, baby showers, milestone events and family reunions.  In 2015, Kelly departed corporate America and launched Events by M. Dominique – affectionately named after her daughter, Maya Dominique.

Meet Kelly Rivers