My name is Kelly Denise Gardner, the creator/event planner of Always Dif·fer·ent
I would like to give you a background of who I am. My hometown is Mount Vernon, NY. I attend church at Mt. Calvary C.M.E. Church where Rev. Dr. Jeffery R. Wheeler is the Pastor.
Planning is my passion, I have been doing events for almost 10 years now. Starting at Monroe College working in Student Services assisted on planning activities i.e. Hair Shows, Fashion Shows and Homecoming. I had the chance to coordinate Johnson C. Smith University first Spin City DJ Battle; to raise money for American Heart Association.
In attendance at JCSU, I was able to participate in the CIAA (HBCU basketball tournament) at the Charlotte Hornets Arena for 3 years in a row. There I had the opportunity to be client services working with major companies i.e. Food Lion, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Lowe's Home Improvement, etc. The companies participated in the Toyota Fan Experience, bringing in celebrities such as; Yolanda Adams, Idris Alba, Tatyana Ali, Biz Markie, Raphael Saadiq, Kemba Walker, Lance Gross and many more.
Having the opportunity to work with some great event coordinators such as Today's Events (Mount Vernon, NY), Paper Mama (Smyrna, Delaware), Urban Sports Entertainment Group (Charlotte,NC) and Touché Weddings & Events LLC (Virginia Beach, VA), each have taught me many skills along the way! Each specialized in different areas from baby showers to conferences to weddings. Working with each of the companies I was able to travel and assist in memorable moments in people lives!
In the past two years, I have worked as an assistant wedding planner. In total of working with Touché Weddings and Events, I was able to assist on 5 weddings. I had the opportunity to design 1 wedding in January 2015 on my own.
Now at 27 years old, I have been encouraged to take my visions for event planning/design and begin on my own! I'm Just Different: Intertwined with Difference is just the beginning of something GREAT for me!
Always Dif·fer·ent Events! Set Apart! Passion! Dare to intertwine in different elements to create clients' visions everlasting!