Holly Kalkin Weddings started from a love of planning her own wedding. She enjoyed every aspect of the planning process and knew it was something she would do in the future. Holly’s background before wedding planning was working for a book publisher and planning and executing large scale author book signings for celebrity and high profile authors. But life changed and she then took on a new job which came with the title “Mom”. She decided to leave her company and stay at home with her children. That’s when her dream of wedding planning became a reality. A friend who knew how much she loved planning her wedding (and any party!) asked her to be her wedding coordinator. From that point on, Holly began her small business by word of mouth. She quickly realized she needed a team to handle the inquiries so she slowly put together a group of women who share her passion.
“I love my team and I am so proud of them. They love their brides and treat each wedding with the same level of dedication, passion and personalization that I do. You’ll love them too!” – Holly
When her children got a little older, she began to grow her business to what it is today. We are proud that a ‘stay at home mommy side gig’ has turned into such a thriving and exciting business. We are passionate about moms finding balance in their lives, while doing something they love. Our team is committed to ensuring your day is perfect from start to finish.
Holly Kalkin | Owner & Lead Wedding Coordinator
When I started planning my own wedding back in 2008, I knew it was something I loved to do and felt passionate about. After quitting my job to be a stay at home mom with my first child, I soon realized that I wanted to find a small side job to balance the demands of motherhood. A friend then asked me if I would coordinate her wedding. I immediately said yes and from there a small business was born. It has now grown into so much more than a small side job but now to a bigger & growing business. I love assisting couples with one of the best days of their lives and I love working with my team of coordinators to execute their vision. My team and I have a strong attention to detail, great vendor relationships, strong organizational skills, creativeness and lots of patience! We love what we do. My background before wedding planning is traveling the country coordinating author book signings for celebrities and other high profile authors and then moving on to being a book buyer for a large publisher & distributor. When I’m not working with a special bride and groom, my time is devoted to my two young children who are heavily involved in sports and other activities. When I get a moment to myself, I love paddle boarding on the bay or going to dinner with girlfriends. 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!
Robyn Schellenberg | Wedding Coordinator
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.
Rebecca Podmenik | Wedding Coordinator
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!
Marsi Knight | Wedding Coordinator
As a hopeless romantic and a big believer in happy ever after, I take great joy in learning peoples love stories and seeing them through their big day. I love attending to all the details and making sure my couples day is executed flawlessly. My background in office management and Degree in General Arts with an emphasis in Social Sciences allows me to utilize my time management and multitasking skills. I am currently studying Interior Design and have a keen eye for detail and a passion to create beautiful spaces. You can rest easy knowing that I am behind the scenes communicating to vendors, and wedding party members to keep the event running smoothly and on time. From flowers-linens- decor-music- cake- and the photography, I understand that love is in the details and your wedding is an experience that should last a lifetime for you and your guests.In my free time I enjoy friends, cooking, traveling, decorating, swing/salsa dancing, and spending time with my three children and wonderful husband Andrew.
Kristen Witek | Wedding Coordinator
Kristen fell in love with wedding coordination after planning her own wedding in 2016. She began coordinating for her close friends and family until she began her career with Holly Kalkin Weddings. She received her master’s in counseling psychology and became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2015. She has worked for many different social service agencies over the last 15 years, which have taught her important skills that she uses in this position as a wedding coordinator. Working in such high-stress environments helped her master the skills of multi-tasking, time management, and problem solving. Kristen loves being part of making a bride’s special day beautiful and goes out of her way to make sure that it is flawless. She truly cares about all her clients and loves what she does, which shines through with her positivity and dedication. Outside of work, she loves to spend her free time trying new restaurants and exploring the city. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She also likes to read, spend time in nature, practice yoga, and spend time with her family and cats!
Barb Clifton | Lead Wedding Coordinator Phoenix
In 2015 after planning my two daughters’ weddings, I decided to take a detour from corporate, private client banking to explore the world of wedding planning. I discovered that it was one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. I am thrilled to get to do what I love every single day! The weddings I plan are filled with hints of your personality as a couple and unique, thoughtful details. I believe that no two couples are alike, so no two weddings should be either! With a focus on client service, I aim to provide personalized attention throughout the whole planning process and make sure everything is executed flawlessly. I have an uncompromising attention to detail that is essential. I so believe in love and romance! A wedding is such a personal and emotion celebration. It is a privilege to be a part of this important day and I look forward to helping you create a truly memorable event. When I’m not working with a special couple, my time is devoted to my husband Loren, family, and our labradoodle, Daisy and miniature schnauzer, Daphne.