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AK Brides - Wedding Planning Services

Birmingham , AL
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Birmingham, AL 35242 US (map)

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205-492-7428

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With over a decade of professional experience planning and coordinating dream weddings in Birmingham Alabama, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Malibu and Las Vegas, Anita Kanellis... Read more
With over a decade of professional experience planning and coordinating dream weddings in Birmingham Alabama, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Malibu and Las Vegas, Anita Kanellis is dedicated to making every bride's vision for her wedding come to life while helping her relax and completely enjoy her special day. Designated Professional Bridal Consultant with the Association of Bridal Consultants, Anita holds several awarded honors including expert on wedding and tea etiquette and wedding day planning and consulting.

Full planning, partial planning, day of coordination and ceremony direction are all offered to my brides and the goal is for the bride and her family to have a stress-free wedding day filled with love and laughter and to enjoy being the bride on her day and not the "go to" person for all the vendors. A strong team of vendors and a great planner to empliment all the contracted services is what will be accomplished with Anita Kanellis - Wedding Planning Services. I only takes a certain amount of weddings each month and each year to ensure the bride has the full attention needed from her wedding planner and I take pride in being the one person you work with in planning your wedding, the one person who answers your emails and phone calls and I am on site at each and every wedding.

Focus on the love you and your fiance have for each other on your special day, sweet bride, and I will handle all your details!! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

REVIEWS

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Catherine
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Anita Kanellis is a wedding-saver! My son and his now-wife live abroad, and since I was the only parent living in the U.S., I was in charge of both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. I also took on a lot of DIY decor projects that made decorating for both these events a challenge. Two months before the wedding, I realized that without help I'd never get to enjoy a minute of either the rehearsal dinner or reception. I hired Anita for "day of" coordination services and never looked back. She thinks of everything! Her detailed timelines and calm and competent manner allowed me to relax and enjoy a joyous weekend, and I can't thank or recommend her enough!
Anita Kanellis is a wedding-saver! My son and his now-wife live abroad, and since I was the only parent living in the Read more...
Anita Kanellis is a wedding-saver! My son and his now-wife live abroad, and since I was the only parent living in the U.S., I was in charge of both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. I also took on a lot of DIY decor projects that made decorating for both these events a challenge. Two months before the wedding, I realized that without help I'd never get to enjoy a minute of either the rehearsal dinner or reception. I hired Anita for "day of" coordination services and never looked back. She thinks of everything! Her detailed timelines and calm and competent manner allowed me to relax and enjoy a joyous weekend, and I can't thank or recommend her enough! Read less
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Deana
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Anita Kanellis is outstanding. She listened intently to my daughter's vision for her wedding and brought us experienced vendors who made it into a reality! We would highly recommend Anita to all prospective brides. She cares about her brides, their families and goes above and beyond to make her clients' wedding day run as smoothly as possible.
Anita Kanellis is outstanding. She listened intently to my daughter's vision for her wedding and brought us experienced Read more...
Anita Kanellis is outstanding. She listened intently to my daughter's vision for her wedding and brought us experienced vendors who made it into a reality! We would highly recommend Anita to all prospective brides. She cares about her brides, their families and goes above and beyond to make her clients' wedding day run as smoothly as possible. Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Videography
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LYNN
Wedding:
12/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Anita actually helped me with my son's REHEARSAL DINNER!!! SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE "BEST REHEARSAL DINNER" PLANNER EVER!! SHE ALWAYS ANSWERED MY TEXTS, EMAILS, CALLS, ETC. IN A TIMELY MANNER. SHE WAS ALWAYS SOO SWEET, KIND, POSITIVE, HELPFUL, CALMING, REASSURING,ETC.....SHE WAS ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL AND OF COURSE, VERY, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE VENDORS, CATERERS, FLORISTS, CAKES, ANY RENTALS, ETC.....I AM SOO THANKFUL AND BLESSED THAT I WAS ABLE TO "EXPERIENCE" THIS SPECIAL TIME IN MY SON'S LIFE WITH ANITA "RIGHT BY SIDE" EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!! NOT ONLY IS SHE AN AWESOME WEDDING/REHEARSAL DINNER PLANNER, SHE IS MY NEW FRIEND FOR LIFE:)!!
Anita actually helped me with my son's REHEARSAL DINNER!!! SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE "BEST REHEARSAL DINNER" PLANNER EVER!! Read more...
Anita actually helped me with my son's REHEARSAL DINNER!!! SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE "BEST REHEARSAL DINNER" PLANNER EVER!! SHE ALWAYS ANSWERED MY TEXTS, EMAILS, CALLS, ETC. IN A TIMELY MANNER. SHE WAS ALWAYS SOO SWEET, KIND, POSITIVE, HELPFUL, CALMING, REASSURING,ETC.....SHE WAS ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL AND OF COURSE, VERY, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE VENDORS, CATERERS, FLORISTS, CAKES, ANY RENTALS, ETC.....I AM SOO THANKFUL AND BLESSED THAT I WAS ABLE TO "EXPERIENCE" THIS SPECIAL TIME IN MY SON'S LIFE WITH ANITA "RIGHT BY SIDE" EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!! NOT ONLY IS SHE AN AWESOME WEDDING/REHEARSAL DINNER PLANNER, SHE IS MY NEW FRIEND FOR LIFE:)!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There is no better planner than Anita! Her professional knowledge, organization, listening skills, and kindness are exceptional. The vendors she introduced us to for our event were every bit as outstanding as she is. Our family so enjoyed working with her. Simply put, she made our dreams a reality and was worth every penny.
There is no better planner than Anita! Her professional knowledge, organization, listening skills, and kindness are Read more...
There is no better planner than Anita! Her professional knowledge, organization, listening skills, and kindness are exceptional. The vendors she introduced us to for our event were every bit as outstanding as she is. Our family so enjoyed working with her. Simply put, she made our dreams a reality and was worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Anita Kanelis is definitely at the top of the "A" list of wedding planners. She was invaluable in planning our daughter's wedding, and it was obvious from the beginning of our relationship that she knows what she's doing. She was on top of every datail and made my daughter's special day one that we truly could enjoy rather than worrying about all the details, large or small. She is a joy to work with, and I recommend her for anyone who wants their event to be stress-free, special and spectacular
Anita Kanelis is definitely at the top of the "A" list of wedding planners. She was invaluable in planning our daughter's Read more...
Anita Kanelis is definitely at the top of the "A" list of wedding planners. She was invaluable in planning our daughter's wedding, and it was obvious from the beginning of our relationship that she knows what she's doing. She was on top of every datail and made my daughter's special day one that we truly could enjoy rather than worrying about all the details, large or small. She is a joy to work with, and I recommend her for anyone who wants their event to be stress-free, special and spectacular Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Anita was a joy to work with. On the day of the wedding, she handled so many details that I did not have to worry about. This allowed me to simply enjoy the day of the wedding.
Anita was a joy to work with. On the day of the wedding, she handled so many details that I did not have to worry about. Read more...
Anita was a joy to work with. On the day of the wedding, she handled so many details that I did not have to worry about. This allowed me to simply enjoy the day of the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Trisha
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Anita is amazing!! I can not imagine planning a wedding without her. She is on top of everything, organized and very quick to respond. She was such a big help with my daughter's wedding especially since I live out of town and could not always make it to the vendor meetings. Anita has such a calming personality and whenever we would start to worry about something we just said " Anita will take care of it" and she always did! Anita is very conscious of budget concerns and worked very hard to keep us without our budget. On the home from the wedding, my husband said that he thought the best money we spent was on Anita. We were able to enjoy the wedding weekend without having to worry about any details. Thank you so much Anita!!
Anita is amazing!! I can not imagine planning a wedding without her. She is on top of everything, organized and very quick Read more...
Anita is amazing!! I can not imagine planning a wedding without her. She is on top of everything, organized and very quick to respond. She was such a big help with my daughter's wedding especially since I live out of town and could not always make it to the vendor meetings. Anita has such a calming personality and whenever we would start to worry about something we just said " Anita will take care of it" and she always did! Anita is very conscious of budget concerns and worked very hard to keep us without our budget. On the home from the wedding, my husband said that he thought the best money we spent was on Anita. We were able to enjoy the wedding weekend without having to worry about any details. Thank you so much Anita!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Anita is an amazing planner and consultant. Her knowledge and experience (and calming personality because I most definitely needed it some days) helped to plan and bring to reality our vision of our DREAM wedding! She is very thorough and supportive in all areas of the planning process. I felt completely confident with placing our wedding in her hands. I am so very thankful to have worked with Anita! She truly is an expert at what she does :)

Sincerely,
Lisa Dove Smith
Anita is an amazing planner and consultant. Her knowledge and experience (and calming personality because I most Read more...
Anita is an amazing planner and consultant. Her knowledge and experience (and calming personality because I most definitely needed it some days) helped to plan and bring to reality our vision of our DREAM wedding! She is very thorough and supportive in all areas of the planning process. I felt completely confident with placing our wedding in her hands. I am so very thankful to have worked with Anita! She truly is an expert at what she does :)

Sincerely,
Lisa Dove Smith Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Maureen
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Anita was wonderful! She made everything run smoothly and was very organized. She was also sweet and made me feel calm which was exactly what I needed on my wedding day!
Anita was wonderful! She made everything run smoothly and was very organized. She was also sweet and made me feel calm Read more...
Anita was wonderful! She made everything run smoothly and was very organized. She was also sweet and made me feel calm which was exactly what I needed on my wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
In the beginning, I was opposed to using a wedding planner. Too expensive and not necessary were my thoughts, although my opinions came primarily from what I had seen on TV and Movies. My daughter convinced me to just look into it, so I googled "Wedding Planners Birmingham", and found Anita Kanellis. I showed my daughter the site, and we both got so excited because what we saw on the AK Brides website just fit our personality so beautifully. Anita seemed so genuine, humble and appeared to really care. We both fell in love from her the minute we met her, and the experience just got better as time passed. Anita was comforting to me as a mother, full of wonderful information and ideas, and put together a top-notch team for us. She ALWAYS returned my phone calls and her work ethic and follow up was impeccable. As I'm typing, it feels really odd to say that we felt truly loved and cared for by the team of vendors, but that is the way we felt, and my daughters wedding day was everything she had dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend Anita Kanellis / AK Brides!!!
In the beginning, I was opposed to using a wedding planner. Too expensive and not necessary were my thoughts, although my Read more...
In the beginning, I was opposed to using a wedding planner. Too expensive and not necessary were my thoughts, although my opinions came primarily from what I had seen on TV and Movies. My daughter convinced me to just look into it, so I googled "Wedding Planners Birmingham", and found Anita Kanellis. I showed my daughter the site, and we both got so excited because what we saw on the AK Brides website just fit our personality so beautifully. Anita seemed so genuine, humble and appeared to really care. We both fell in love from her the minute we met her, and the experience just got better as time passed. Anita was comforting to me as a mother, full of wonderful information and ideas, and put together a top-notch team for us. She ALWAYS returned my phone calls and her work ethic and follow up was impeccable. As I'm typing, it feels really odd to say that we felt truly loved and cared for by the team of vendors, but that is the way we felt, and my daughters wedding day was everything she had dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend Anita Kanellis / AK Brides!!! Read less
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