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




Karen was such a great help in planning the perfect wedding day. From the first moment that we spoke with her on the phone, she had a fun, stress-free demeanor...and she knows how to get the job done! Not more than a day after discussing the desires of our wedding, Karen had the details worked out (cater, location, cake, music, photographers, and decorators--which were all within our budget)! If you have a vision she will help you bring it to life.

Karen is incredibly organized and was one step ahead of the game. My favorite part of the wedding planning with Karen was when we were able to meet in Red River to view the venue, speak with the cater, and go cake tasting. She had a map of RR that labeled all the scenic mountaintop views for us to use as possibilities for photo sites and took us on a drive to Eagle Nest for the cake tasting. Karen went out of her way to make sure we were well accommodated more times than we probably know of. She made sure the day was perfect and the steps to get there were memorable!!

We have had so many great compliments about the event! Red River was such a special town to get married in!




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