I can not say enough good things about Karen Kelly and her staff!! From the first day we met with her until the Monday after the wedding when she called to let us know we had forgotten something from the venue before we headed out of town, she was amazing to work with!! It’s hard planning a wedding from six hours away and Karen made it a piece of cake...We told her our vision which was quite detailed and Karen brought it all together and it was exactly what we had envisioned, from the venue location with amazing views to the tiniest detail she had it all in place! Our families and friends had the best time and it’s all because of Karen and her staff at KWK Events!! ♥️ 

Photo credit:  Poetic Images


Red River Wedding and planner testimonial

Karen is wonderful. She somehow manages to make it feel like you are getting 100% of her time and attention even though she is so busy giving the same level of service to every other couple. Whether you want a magazine perfect wedding or a budget friendly one, Karen is faithful to your vision while also making it a reality through her own layers of experience. Karen is delightful to work with, and unrelentingly optimistic regardless of whether things are going according to plan... or not! Everyone in Red River knows her and she can make things happen for you. We loved working with her and will always be grateful to her for our perfect wedding day.

September 30, 2019

Photo credit:  Living the Dream Photography

Florist:  Enchanted Florist



Planning a wedding is such a joyous time. Karen Kelly takes that joy to a whole other level. Our daughter, Hannah, was married in Red River, September 30, 2017. From our first meeting, to the BIG day, Karen was there every step of the way. Not a detail too small or a request too big. She made our vision of a perfect day come together. Having a destination wedding can be a bit daunting unless you have Karen in your corner. Her enthusiasm is not only contagious, but also very comforting. We can’t say enough good things about Karen. Not only was the wedding beyond our expectations, we made a lifelong friend. 

Photo credit:  Living the Dream Photography

Florist:  Enchanted Florist



Karen Kelly was a joy to work with on my wedding in Red River. The ceremony and reception went so smoothly and every detail was taken care of. I highly recommend planning any event with Karen, you won't regret it!

Photo credit:   Shutterfreek


Elopement in the mountains, Red River, NM, Red River Ski & Summer Area

  Very pleased with my experience. I called and left a message, expecting a call back in 48 hours. It was ever bit of maybe 2 minutes! I asked for some very specific items to be handled in my absents. IT WAS handled perfectly, professionally and with a genuine smile in her voice. 

Thank you for your service. Mother of the Bride 

Venue:  Alpine Lodge 


Special location for this special photo session.  LIving the Dream Photography!

 The Lovely Karen Kelly planned our wedding held in Red River, NM on 5/5/19. My husband and I live 7 hours away. You would think letting a stranger plan your wedding would be scary but Karen never once felt like a stranger. The first time I spoke with her she won my heart. She was so kind, calm, sweet and reassuring. This is her thing, she does her job so so well and she's cool as a cucumber. You can tell she truly loves what she does. She's such a great help and thinks of it all. Seriously its worry free with Karen around. My husband, 9 month old son and family were all smitten with her. She's precious, so very special and darling beyond words. Our wedding was perfect and she stayed with us all day long. True and genuine customer service. I cannot wait to go back to visit Red River but also to reconnect with our precious Karen and the small community of good folks. My husband accidentally left his 4 year sobriety chip necklace at the 4k penthouse we stayed at. Karen and Resort Realty went above and beyond to locate it and get back to us. Y'all people like Karen are seriously one in a million, they don't make them like her any more. ❤ My one regret is not getting a picture with her. 

Photo credit:  Living the Dream Photography