About KEP

Based in Ottawa Ontario, Kennedy Event Planning offers only the highest level of creative and personal wedding planning services such as referrals to spectacular venues, exquisite floral designers, talented photographers and the most reliable vendors in the industry. As an award-winning event consultancy with over a decade of experience, our primary goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations while offering support through your wedding planning process with innovative concepts and flawless execution.

Couples who select us as their planning team are fun, stylish, modern romantics. They are seeking a professional that will guide and assist them throughout the planning process, helping to reflect their elegant and glamorous personal style for their wedding. Just like us, they love the timeless, classic, and elegant.

Meet Shannon – Principal Planner

“I love great food, watching Netflix documentaries, enjoying a big glass of wine, and travelling the world. I have a pug and a cat. I cannot start my day without a latte, and I love sleeping in on Sunday mornings!”

I have a true desire and commitment to work with people, and plan extraordinary events and unique and beautiful weddings. I enjoy developing close relationships with my clients, giving them a sense of comfort, trust, and confidence in my ability – all while having a great time!

My style is best described as a modern romantic: I love beautiful, elegant, classic, and modern influences. I draw inspiration from luxury wedding publications, online professionals, and personal experience. I am a self-proclaimed romance junky with a warm (and sometimes dorky) sense of humour. Professionally, I am calm, confident, and offer a reassuring presence to my clients on their wedding day. I have a strong passion and talent for special events and wedding planning. My professional experience in the industry began in 2007, working for a well-known wedding planning firm that then led to a top event management position at a high-end restaurant and special event facility. Entrepreneurship soon called my name and in 2010 Kennedy Event Planning was born. I have since fallen deeply in love with planning more intimate events and in 2020 became the first planner in Ottawa to specialize in Micro Weddings (known to us as “Petite Weddings), I have taken great joy in helping our couples navigate their wedding planning process throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recognized as a top expert in my field, I have been interviewed for: The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun, Metro News Ottawa, and The National Post. I have appeared on the live media productions of CBC National, CTV, CTVMorning Live, CBC Radio. My work has been proudly featured in print with the following publications: Wedluxe, Weddingbells, Bride & Groom Magazine, and Ottawa Wedding Magazine.

I became a wedding planner because I love working with couples and helping make their dreams a reality. The knowledge and experience gained in planning these special events have allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the industry and foster priceless relationships with amazing local vendors. Kennedy Event Planning offers me the opportunity to use my creativity to its fullest potential and the ability to give my clients the most memorable experience. I understand the absolute privilege it is to be invited into your life and share this intimate moment with you. It is my greatest pleasure to be a part of your biggest day!

Fun Facts:

  • I’m a huge Lionel Richie fan – “All Night Long” is one of my favourite songs and play it before every wedding reception!
  • I suffer from major #wanderlust and have travelled to Europe, South Africa, Central America, South East Asia, and all over North America. When I’m not working, I’m travelling!
  • I was a two-time president of my international sorority, Delta Delta Delta while attending the University of Ottawa.
  • I am an only child and was a total Daddy’s girl growing up.
  • I’m an adrenaline junky and have zip lined, bungee jumped, whitewater rafted, and cliff jumped. Next adventure: skydiving!


Planning Services

 Wedding Planning

A comprehensive wedding planning service that provides our clients with the resources, guidance, and expertise to make their wedding day memorable. No matter where you are in the planning process, our team of highly trained professionals are excited to work with you! We will take care of the planning, preparation, and coordination of your wedding, allowing you to enjoy the entire process – stress-free. Learn More

 Petite Weddings

The first of its kind in the capital region, this service offers curated bespoke elopements and elegant small weddings designed for modern couples seeking to break from tradition. Working exclusively with a refined collection of high-quality venues and service providers to create amazing wedding experiences that are relaxed, stress-free, and fun. Learn More


“We don’t know what we would have done without you not only on the day of our wedding but during the months leading up. You were an incredible support, a HUGE help, and a joy to be around!” – Kaity & Corey