About Akeshi Akinseye
I fell in love with the art of entertaining and celebrating as a child. My mom played an instrumental part of my journey in finding my passion. I grew up watching my mom run her businesses from party planning to design, baking and hospitality. She is such an inspiration in my life as she was a consummate hostess and party planner. With the support of my mother, I found my knack for creativity learning how to bake, cook, sew, plan and design starting at the young age of 8.
For over a decade, I’ve had the immense pleasure of planning and designing events for my clients, as they celebrate their weddings and milestone celebrations all over the world. After over 10 years of professional event planning and design experience, I am still so in love with planning celebrations. I love that no event is the same. I am honored and proud to see our work and insights featured in numerous wedding magazines, tv and online publications and look forward to many more celebrations ahead.
About Akeshi Akinseye
Founder & CEO
Akeshi has dedicated her career to bringing glamour and style to every celebration. As the founder and CEO of Kesh Events, Akeshi Akinseye is a highly regarded as a global luxury wedding planner and event designer for clients of the most discerning tastes. She is the leading expert in the wedding and event industry on all things celebrations and is widely regarded as one of the best wedding planners in the world. Her positivity, keen eye, attention to detail and knack for perfection is what her clients love about her. She brings the art of creativity and personalization to every single event making her the best at what she does. Akeshi honors the individual styles of her clients and she continually strives to make every experience one to remember. She is widely regarded as one of the best wedding planners in America by Brides, Top 5 wedding vendors in the world by WEDLUXE, top wedding planner in Chicago by PartySlate and more. She has worked with celebrities, athletes, tv personalities worldwide like Skyler Diggins-Smith, Tobias Harris, Luvvie Ajayi Jones and more.
She is the author of best-selling book, The Art Of Floral And Event Design. Her work and insights has been featured in national wedding publications such as Brides, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings, Modern Luxury Brides Magazine, Munaluchi Brides Magazine, Partyslate, The Knot, Wedding Lovely, Tribune, Wedding Guide and more. She also speaks at seminars and has appeared as a guest on tv segments and radio interviews. Her focus is always on transforming a personal story into a living, breathing moment in time.
Akeshi believes every moment should be celebrated with style and elegance. She is the host of The Akeshi Akinseye Podcast, a highly rated podcast show where she provides a wealth of ideas and information on all things celebrations. She is also the founder and editor of The Art Of Celebrating Magazine, your ultimate source of inspiration for couples, celebrants, and anyone who is simply in love with all things “celebrations”.
Her dedication to supporting and sharing her knowledge to the industry initiated the idea for her mentorship and education program for wedding and event pros, The Kesh Experience.
“Celebrate Event Moment In Style”
We curate exceptional celebrations for discerning clients looking for a unique and sophisticated experience.
We are a full service planning and design firm. Our process begins with our clients. Our couples hire us to create a cohesive aesthetic and experience that is reflective of their personalities and style.
We only accept a limited number of events per year, allowing us to focus our efforts on providing personalized attention, exceptional service and creating memorable experiences that exceed our client’s expectations. Our celebrations are curated to reflect our clients personal style and taste. All aspects of the wedding from planning and design, to florals and production are handled in-house so you can be rest assured that every aspect of your celebration is seamless. Our creativity knows no limits. Anything is possible. If you can dream it, we can produce it.
Our clients worldwide live busy lives. Working with the Kesh Events team, you can expect to enjoy every moment of the planning journey and celebration while our team handles all aspects of your special celebration.
Known for our flawless eye for details, opulent over the top florals and design aesthetic, Kesh Events has quickly become the go-to planner and designer for clients of the most discerning tastes internationally! Under the attentive eye of our CEO and Founder- Akeshi Akinseye, Kesh Events offers a hands-on approach to weddings and events; orchestrating a one of a kind curated approach to life’s most unforgettable celebrations.
Recognized for our unrelenting elegance and style, Kesh Events has garnered a reputation for carefully articulating their clients love stories, while also implementing style, charm, and sophistication into every detail of their special day. It’s these key characteristics that has allowed Kesh Events to garner a vast portfolio of high-end returning clients, which includes celebrities, athletes and government officials alike. We are thrilled to offer destination wedding/event planning services. Some of our destination celebrations include properties in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, The Caribbean and more.
We specialize in full wedding planning where we handle all the details from location scouting, putting together a stellar team of creative partners to managing every last detail giving you the ultimate peace of mind. With our years of design experience, you not only get a planner but also a design team to style every detail of your event starting with a mood board, a design and color story, and recommendations and guidance for your entire event.We work with an exclusive list of partners for your special day. Our creative partners are the creme of the crop in the wedding and event industry and we all work seamlessly to create an extraordinary experience for you and your guests.
Our promise is to create unforgettable moments. Whether it is your wedding or social event, our commitment to you is to create an exceptional event experience.
The Kesh Experience
Our process begins with our clients. Our couples hire us to create a cohesive aesthetic and experience that is reflective of their personalities and style. We offer a very intimate approach to planning your special event. Every event need is different so we offer customized approach to all our events.
We only accept a limited number of events per year, allowing us to focus our efforts on providing personalized attention, exceptional service and creating memorable experiences that exceed our client’s expectations. Our celebrations are curated to reflect our clients personal style and taste. All aspects of the wedding from planning and design, to florals and production are handled in-house so you can be rest assured that every aspect of your celebration is seamless. You can be rest assured that every detail and aspect of your wedding experience will be beyond your desired expectation.
Initial Meeting: During our initial meeting, we get to know you and your fiancé and discover the style for the wedding. We discuss the scope of work and discuss your vision for your big day.
Proposal: After our consultation, we will customize a proposal with our scope of services that will best fit your needs for your celebration.
Implementation: The implementation stage is when we begin to build your DREAM TEAM. Our team will put together your event dream team from our list of exclusive partners that are the perfect fit for your wedding vision. This planning stage will provide you with peace of mind as we execute the details of your big day flawlessly.
Our Planning & Design Studio
Serving Chicago and worldwide
Located in Chicago, our stylish planning and design boutique is designed with a luxury interior design and loads of inspiration to make our clients feel at home as we plan the details of their celebration. Our cozy home away from from serves as a place to meet, plan and create exceptional plans for your celebration.
We look forward to meeting you!