MEET KristenKRISTEN KNIGHT | OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PLANNER
Shenanigans Weddings and Events was founded in 2006 from a desire to combine Kristen’s passion for hospitality and love for serving others with her background in project management. With over 10 years of event and industry experience, Shenanigans has had the opportunity to design and execute a wide range of events including corporate, social, non-profit galas, weddings and destination weddings Kristen received her CWP (Certified Wedding Planner) in 2010 and has served on the board of AACWP (American Association of Certified Wedding Planners) for 3 years, and continues to teach and facilitate training classes for students interested in a career in wedding planning. She participates in industry groups and values the strong and trusted relationships she has formed in the event industry—a great team makes a a great event!
“I take each and every event personally, as if it were my own. Every event, every budget, is treated with the same level of importance and dedication. We spend months and sometimes years working on an event. It is important to get each and every detail right—there are no do-overs, especially for the bride who wants to create the day of her dreams.”
Deana joined Shenanigans in 2011 after working together with Kristen on a non profit event featuring Laura Bush as the speaker. With an eye for detail and decor, Deana has worked alongside Kristen as her primary assistant and co-coordinator, overseeing setup and facilitation of the design and day of execution. Deana has a heart for the Lord and loves to serve and bless others with her talents. Deana is also the lead planner and producer for the social Shenanigans. With her passion for creativity and love of details and people, Deana pours her years of experience and dedication into each client and event—which is the very core of our mission at SWE!
Michelle always says… “I didn’t choose this industry, this industry chose me!” From the moment she sat down in her “Intro to Hospitality” class at the University of North Texas, Michelle knew this was her calling. Shenanigans is more than excited to have Michelle as part of the team. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Michelle started out in catering and banquets and gradually transitioned to wedding and event management which then led to a long term position as Lead Event Coordinator at a local and popular wedding venue. Michelle brings polished organization, detail management and great industry relationships, along with her passion and dedication to the team. “Seeing all the hard work spill into one day of magic” is one of her favorite parts of the experience, and why I love weddings, and working with Shenanigans!”