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Event planners turn couples' dreams into reality

Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone.
Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

KAREN Porter and Rachael Ward are taking the stress off local couples when it comes to their wedding through their business Krystal Rose Event Planning.

They have been involved in organising sporting events for a long time but after seeing a niche in the market, they started Krystal Rose Event Planning.

"What we're trying to encourage is one-stop shopping," Rachael said.

The duo said clients usually had an idea of what they wanted for their wedding and then relied on them to make their dream a reality.

The most important thing for any bride is the dress - some can take six to eight months to come.

They have set packages available but can tailor a package to suit any budget.

Krystal Rose Event Planning also offers individually designed lolly buffets.

Rachael said they were all about taking the stress off couples.

"Our brides go, 'I really love this but I can't find it' - and we find it for them," Karen said.

"We source our suppliers carefully and check out their work."

With limited venues in the region, the passionate pair said during certain months of the year, dates were snapped up quickly.

Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer
Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer Luka Kauzlaric

"The most important thing for any bride is the dress - some can take six to eight months to come.

"From the dress, the whole wedding starts to come together."

The duo listed organising the date, the celebrant, venue for the ceremony and reception, photographer, transport and cake maker, as essential items to sort early on.

To contact Krystal Rose Event Planning, phone Karen on 0409349541, email krystalroseevents@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page here.

Call to book an obligation free consultation and find out how you can achieve the wedding of your dreams.

Top venues: Krystal Rose Event Planning pick's their favourite places

  • Tondoon Botanic Gardens
  • The Old Station in Raglan, for a country wedding
  • Tannum Sands and Boyne Island: Canoe Point, Peters Play Park or Kalori
  • Awoonga Dam
Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone.
Rachael Ward and Karen Porter run Krystal Rose Event Planning in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

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