KBE’s design talent, under the leadership of Creative Director Kristin Banta, is renowned. Their dedicated team works closely with clients to define their unique vision, from creating detailed design plans and storyboards that provide a clear visual representation, to the selection and procurement of all design components for review. KBE ensures that every element — catering, signage, entertainment, staff attire, florals, lighting, custom furniture, graphics, draperies and linens, to name a few — is thoughtfully curated and clearly communicated to creative partners through detailed instructions, and that all remains in cohesive harmony throughout the project.
The team at KBE takes great pride in creating the most unique and spectacular celebrations in the country. No detail is left unturned throughout the planning process – expert site selection and management, appointment and supervision of creative partners and vendors that align with the client’s budget and aesthetic, catering and menu planning, paper suite and etiquette advice, the creation of detailed timelines and drawings, budget development and maintenance, integ
KBE staffers are the first to arrive on-site and the very last to leave on event day. They provide a fully prepared logistics team and unlimited hours of service to supervise the timely installation of all elements. KBE’s team is there to receive creative partner and vendor deliveries, manage set-up of decor, infrastructure, staging and entertainment, provide guest assistance, cue activities for a successful event flow, liaise with venue management, and conduct final strike. They ensure that the client’s vision is sustained and expectations exceeded throughout the duration of the event.
As creative visionary behind KBE and a leading authority in luxury event planning, Kristin is available to individuals and companies for independent consulting services. She is regularly called upon for strategic planning, production advice, and creative oversight for special events; service and decor planning, conceptual design, and guest experience in the area of hospitality; and concept creation, interiors staging and styling services for promotional photo shoots.
Kristin is a high-impact communicator and inspirational speaker on the subject of luxury event planning. She presents regularly for key industry organizations including Catersource & Event Solutions (CSES), Engage! Summits, Wedding Industry Professionals Organization (WIPA), National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), International Special Events Society (ISES), Association for Bridal Consultants (ABC), and The Special Event Show (TSE). She is available throughout the year for professional engagements worldwide.