Kirstie Warren – Owner + Lead Planner + Creative Director
Simply Wed was started in 2002 by Kirstie Warren. Her experience with the thrill and energy of events began in London while Kirstie was earning her BS in Fashion Merchandising and had the amazing opportunity to work backstage at London Fashion Week. After a short stint in the corporate fashion world, and the experience of planning her own wedding, Kirstie took a step back and decided to follow her heart into planning weddings and events, and Simply Wed was born! Kirstie has also held positions as the Director of Events at the contemporary art museum BAM, as well as the Events Manager for the Seattle International Film Festival.
Kirstie is a Charter Member and former Seattle Chapter Director of the Wedding Network USA (WNUSA), and the first planner in WA state awarded with the certification of Accredited Bridal Consultant in the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She has been featured in publications such as Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom and The Knot as well as on popular wedding blogs Style Me Pretty and Elizabeth Ann Designs. She has won several industry awards, including a 2010 ISES Emerald City Applause Award for “Best Wedding – Budget Under $25K,” and the 2008 “Best Wedding Planner” in the Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, among many others.
Shauna Martin – Associate Planner
In 2012 Shauna Martin joined the Simply Wed team as an Associate Planner. Shauna began her dream of planning weddings with her own wedding in 2011, and saw the benefit first-hand of how helpful it was to have a wedding day coordinator. Since that moment she knew she wanted to do the same for brides on their special days! After intensive training for 9 months under founder Kirstie Warren at the same time as planning weddings under her own name, she decided to team up with Simply Wed. Shauna has also worked in a local bridal salon, offering her a unique perspective on the “bridal beauty” side of things, and holds a BS in Psychology which is priceless in her ability to work with all types of vendors and clients! Shauna has now planned over 25 weddings on her own and is well-loved for her cheerful attitude, ability to stay calm under pressure, fun style and all-around positivity!
Courtney Kroymann – Floral Designer
Courtney, our Floral Designer, joined the Simply Wed team in 2015, and was also a previous client (way back in 2006!). She has been designing flowers for over 9 years now and brings her creative eye and cheerful enthusiasm to all of our events! Courtney’s favorite part of floral design is presenting her clients with their ideal wedding vision. A graduate of the Floral Design Institute, Courtney is always learning new techniques and styles to bring to her clients. She is a member of Wedding Network USA, Fleurology, The Chapel Designers and the Greater Seattle Floral Association.