My name is Killian, the founder of Events by Killian.
I grew up in Las Vegas, NV, the event capital of the world, and I loved being immersed in the various events that took place from culinary events and tradeshows to concerts and live art performances. No matter what type of event it was, there was always a lively energy about bringing people together to share in an experience. It wasn't until the end of my first year at college that I realized that I wanted to purse event coordination as a career, but when I made that change, I fell in love with the industry. My classes taught me an incredible amount of practical knowledge about event planning and hospitality, and I was fortunate enough to have plenty of hands-on experience. In 2015 I got my first job in the events field as a special events manager at an off-the-beaten-path events venue, where I booked and oversaw evens such as wedding, birthday parties, and anniversary celebrations. I was also an event staff member at the Mob Museum for a few years. I graduated in December of 2017, and began working as an event coordinator with a local nonprofit organization in February of 2018.
In August of 2018, my husband and I moved to Bozeman, MT. In Bozeman, I assisted a couple of local planners with events and learned about the beautiful world of Montana weddings. I was eager to learn and grow more, and decided that I would start my own event planning business in August of 2020. My first official clients were close friends who had to navigate the changes during the pandemic, so I was very happy to be part of making their day everything they dreamed of. 2021 was my first full year as an entrepreneur, during which time I had ten weddings of my own and assisted two separate planners on their weddings-- totaling about 15 weddings for the year!
I am well into planning for 2022, and I am beyond excited for the year ahead. The thing I love most about weddings is the individuality of each couple. During my first year of business, there were no two couples or weddings that were alike. Everyone channels their dreams for the day, and it makes for a truly wonderful experience, whether it's the first wedding of the year or the tenth. I love creative thinking and helping couples find everything they desire, while encouraging them to think out of the box and stay true to themselves.
When I'm not planning weddings and events, you can find me outside walking my dogs, hiking, or going for a nice run. I also like to bake and read when it's too snowy to full enjoy the Montana outdoors.
I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about your event dreams!