Just like any love story, Once Upon A Wedding was born out of passion. Specifically, two best friends’ passion for people, building relationships, and love. In 2016, Kelley and Ashley set out to impact the wedding industry with their inspiring energy, tasteful eye, and belief in personal and authentic connection. And over two years later, Once Upon A Wedding continues to bring to life the vision of each and every client.

Once Upon A Wedding promises to infuse your vision and true, authentic style into your entire wedding journey from start to finish. Through personal connection, understanding, and trust, we create spectacular moments that celebrate your story and leave a lasting impact.

We are tattooed, energized, and passionate. We are proud of who we are. And, we bring this outlook to every partnership that we take on. As planners, we are here to celebrate the couple and all that makes them unique. Everything from our recommendations to our preferred vendors celebrates this style and allows our clients to create a truly memorable day that is authentically them.

Credit Ed and Aileen Photography


Kelley Millette

Owner &  Event Planner

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Kelley has over 13 years of experience working in the wedding industry. She’s had her hand in everything from bride and groom fashion to the transportation industry to wedding planning, and her expertise shows.

Kelley is passionate about meeting new people and building relationships – whether with brides and grooms or vendors (or just about anybody who will talk to her) – and she loves nothing more than finding a couple’s perfect vendor match. As the Lead Event Planner for Once Upon a Wedding, Kelley’s day-of coordination skills are unparalleled. Whether she’s synchronizing deliveries at the venue, keeping one eye on any unruly relatives (looking at you, Uncle Bill), or finding creative solutions to any last minute needs, Kelley will make sure the day goes without a hitch.

Things Kelley can’t live without: cats • coffee •  wine • music • Harry Potter • friends • books • family •boy bands • all things pumpkin • GLITTER!!!!!



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