Our Team

Our Team

Sally Oakley Weddings and Events is a full-service boutique event coordination company based in North Carolina. Our main office is located in Raleigh and we offer planning services throughout the Triangle area. We also offer planning in the Atlantic Beach/Beaufort area and High Country. Since opening our doors we have earned a reputation for creating and delivering spectacular events celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions.

We strive to make your vision a reality for your perfect day.

Like many things in life, the path that led Sally to opening and founding her boutique Event Planning business was long and winding. Born in England, Sally and her family moved to the bitter cold of Minnesota at a young age. She received a degree in Design Communications where her love of creating beautifully crafted and styled things began. After college she relocated to North Carolina and found her way to a local wedding planner where her true passion was discovered.

With a passion for planning and styling events Sally strives to create a unique and memorable experience for each and every bride and groom. What Sally loves most about her job is the close relationships she builds with her couples through the many months of planning their perfect day.

In the industry now for over 15 years, Sally has the honor of being a preferred vendor at some of the Triangle’s very best venues and has an established rapport with the area’s best wedding professionals. On a personal note, Sally lives in the Five Points area of Raleigh with her husband David, their two daughters Ellie and Kate, and their newest addition, the rambunctious but lovable bulldog Bear.

Kathy launched her career in the special events industry over 25 years ago. She is a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC. As a native of the South, Kathy is known for her southern hospitality, trustworthiness and her extensive knowledge of catering, rentals, design, and logistics.

Before joining Sally Oakley Weddings & Events in 2014 she worked with some of the industry’s best vendors.

Kathy’s favorite part of wedding planning is helping her clients’ visions become reality and being an integral part of their “special day”. Her reputation precedes her as her attention to detail and flawless orchestration of the big day are unparalleled.

She is highly revered and recommended by her clients and previous colleagues and we are very pleased to have her joining our team!

Kathy lives in North Raleigh with her husband Glenn and their two fur babies, Winnie and Josie. When not working Kathy loves exploring in the mountains or relaxing in their cabin in Western NC.

Emma started interning for Sally during her senior year at UNC. She is originally from Winston-Salem but after moving to the triangle for college, she couldn’t imagine herself living anywhere else. Emma always knew she had an interest in events. During her time with Sally, this interest has become a total passion for the industry! From the first meeting, to the big day, she loves orchestrating all the details to make sure the wedding day goes off without a hitch and is perfectly designed to give the bride exactly what she wants. Her dedication and attention to detail drive her to make every bride’s dream a reality!

Emma lives in Cary and loves exploring all that Cary and Raleigh have to offer. In her free time, you can catch her trying a new restaurant or brewery with friends, cycling at her favorite studio, or being involved with her church.

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