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Reviews from our past clients

"Kristi, with Keaton Events, did a fabulous job on my wedding. She went above and beyond to ensure our day was exactly what I had envisioned. She saved me so many times on last minute details I had forgotten. She even found me an awesome DJ at the last minute because I wasn't comfortable with the current one I had and not to mention the cost was below what I had budgeted for! I felt so comfortable handing over everything to her the month of my wedding. Everything was executed beautifully and beyond my expectation. She was so organized and made it all come together perfectly. Kristi takes her job seriously and made me feel as though the wedding was just as important to her as it was to me. She stayed on top of my concerns, handled EVERYTHING for me, and stayed completely conscious of my budget the entire time (which I know is pretty important to most brides). I couldn't have accomplished my beautiful wedding without her... and she's not afraid to do manual labor and break a sweat if need be! Brides - if you're looking for a wedding coordinator in the Houston area, I highly recommend Keaton Events and Design. It will be the best thing you can do for yourself and your wedding." -- Bianca BordenWedding Date: 9/27/14 at the Aldredge House

Kristi was a fantastic planner and paid attention to every detail. I had an amazing worry free wedding from start to finish. - Ashley - Wedding at Lakeway Resort & Spa in Austin 5/27/16

"I was the first bride Kristi (Eaton) Varela worked with and I enjoyed every minute. She had a way of putting you at ease at the most stressful time in your life. It is very easy to see her passion for event planning. She came on board about 2 months before my wedding and had no issues calling my vendors and introducing herself as my coordinator to get things running smoothly for me. The week of my wedding she was amazingly organized and readily available for anything I needed or for anything I hadn't thought of yet. At my rehearsal on friday her sister Kara joined and all I can say is, the rehearsal wouldn't have happened without them! I had the ceremony and reception at a hotel and my hotel coordinator was MIA for a Friday wedding. The duo was equally great the next day diffusing every problem they encountered without stressing me. My bridal party and guests were continuously impressed with them all day, especially when they found out it was their first wedding. My groom was in awe of their work, which is a feat in itself :) "- Dana Danna

"Kristi rocked! So helpful in the pre-planning stages and then really took charge and managed our wedding and reception like a pro. I will definitely recommend her as an event planner!" - Diane Gresko (Wedding Date: 5/29/2015)

"Kristi was a joy to work with. She was very professional and worked well with both me and my husband. She made our lives a whole lot easier on our wedding day. I have and will recommend her to all of my friends that are getting married." - Chelsea Walker (Wedding Date: 11/15/14)

“Kristi Varela from Keaton Events was extremely helpful in planning my big day! From flowers, to cake arrivals, to assisting with pictures, to lining up the group… everything went so smoothly with her help. I highly recommend Keaton Events to anyone who is planning a wedding, gala, or any type of party. Kristi was extremely organized, and made sure everything was right on schedule. She even sent me an entire weekend schedule prior to the wedding, as well as templates for bridesmaids and groomsmen itineraries. Kristi was there from start to finish, and made sure that I didn’t have to worry about the logistics of any of theset-up, arrivals, departure, etc. I will definitely use Keaton Events for any of my party planning in the future.” –Shauni and Keith Gelfand (Wedding Date: 4/7/2012

My wife and I hired Keaton Events and Design (owner - Kristi) as our month of wedding planner. Kristi was a joy to work with, charged a very reasonable rate and she was really helpful taking care of all the last minute wedding items. Kristi was a great communicator, always replying to our calls, texts and emails in a timely fashion. Kristi communicated with all of the vendors and coordinated their arrival the day of the wedding. Kristi even went beyond her normal job duties by helping us decorate our wedding venue. I definitely recommend having a wedding planner to help coordinate the day of your wedding and Kristi would be a great selection. - Kyle & Jessica NYE 2015 Galveston

Kristi Varela did an amazing job with Keaton Events in planning my daughter's wedding. We worked together for almost a year in planning the ceremony as well as the cocktail reception and sit down dinner for 220 people. Every detail was coordinated from the Invitations to the programs to the DJ and entertainment as well as the church. On the day of the wedding itself, Kristi was there every step of the way to make things run smoothly. February 11, 2017 turned out to be a beautiful day and the Webb/ Hermosillo wedding went off perfectly. thank you, Kristi. - Paula W (Feb 2017)

Kristi was our wedding planner for the final month leading up to my daughter's wedding. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her. She was very organized and had attention to detail. I wanted to hire a wedding planner for the final month, because I felt like it was an insurance policy for the financial outlay we were making for the wedding. She made contact with all of the vendors, and was their main contact person, which was a great stress reliever. She was the "point person" at the rehearsal, wedding, and reception, resolving and issues occurring along the way. We were able to fully enjoy the wedding and reception without worrying about any details. My husband said she was worth every penny we paid her. My daughter and I are sad that we will not have a reason to meet with and talk to her anymore, now that the wedding is over. - Kathy M (Nov 2016)