The HKW Team

HOLLY KALKIN, Owner & Lead Coordinator

141243966_largeI handle Day of Wedding Coordination. It is ideal for the couple who has done most of the planning on their own, but needs someone on the day of the wedding to ensure that all of their hard work gets executed flawlessly and allows them (and their family and friends!) to relax and enjoy their day. I might be Day Of Coordinator but I tell every couple that hires me that I am here for them as soon as they book their wedding date. If you want to run ideas by me, get design feedback or vendor references, I’m here for you. I will create the itinerary for your day, help tie up loose ends in the days leading up to your wedding, run your rehearsal the day before, confirm with all vendors, and be there every step of the way on your wedding day. You can count on fast replies, high attention to detail, and organized information from start to finish. I have been in business since 2011 and love working with new brides and grooms everyday! My background before wedding planning is traveling the country coordinating author book signings for celebrities and other high profile authors. When I’m not working with a special bride and groom, my time is devoted to my husband and our two young children.I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to work with you on your special day! I love assisting couples on the first day of the rest of their lives. Let‘s get started!



While planning my own wedding back in 2004, I fell in love with the whole process, and now as a professional I feel honored to walk alongside couples to ensure their wedding day goes off without a hitch. I have been the wedding coordinator at Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church since 2005 and have also worked alongside dozens of couples throughout the years at various venues in the San Diego area. I am also currently an Event manager at The New Children’s Museum here in San Diego, handling corporate events, private parties and weddings. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and two children.


In 2005 I planned my own beautiful Coronado wedding and enjoyed every minute of it!  I have over 10 years of experience in event planning. I have worked everything from corporate events to charity fundraisers throughout San Diego to Los Angeles. My prior experience of leading a team to create a fantastic and flawless event is something I really enjoy to do and love having the opportunity to work with Holly Kalkin Weddings to help brides with their most special day.My strong organization skills to work under pressure allows my clients to relax and enjoy their event. At the end of the day there’s a tremendous feeling of joy and accomplishment knowing that I have assisted in creating exactly what our couples want!Prior to entering the wedding industry, I worked in corporate America and have obtained my masters degree in human resource management. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time my husband and chasing my three beautiful daughters!





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