Meet The Team!
The Winsor Event Studio team was founded by Christiana Winsor (“Christi” to friends), the senior creative consultant/event coordinator of Winsor Event Studio. Our group of talented coordinators represent some of the kindest, most creative, and hard working in the industry!
While every couple will experience the attentive Winsor Event Studio crew, brides and grooms grow closest to lead planner Christi Winsor over the course of the planning process. Over the period of several months, she guides the couple through the steps, helping them navigate vendor meetings, contracts, logistics and details, all while making the process creative and fun! An engagement is supposed to be a happy and enjoyable time, and working with Winsor Event Studio allows the brides and grooms to have a unique, personalized, hands-on experience while planning this most special day. Couples can be as involved in all of the nuances of planning as they desire, and the planning process is tailored to accommodate anyone from a busy client preoccupied with work or school, to a DIY-loving client who has the time and energy to devote to the tasks.
With over a decade in the wedding industry, Christi has experience in various aspects of the bridal market. Her creative mindset, attention to detail, and contagious passion for weddings make her an excellent resource for brides and grooms alike. She specializes in working with weddings of all sizes, styles, and budgets. Here are a few fun facts about Christi!
Use Three Adjectives to Describe Yourself: Honorable, Compassionate, and Creative. I first strive to conduct myself and my business with the highest moral values and standards, then strive to understand my colleagues and clients so I can do my best to serve them, and ultimately my goal is that each event and client experience be uniquely personal.
Favorite Wedding Detail: It’s all in the wedding details – that’s what makes every wedding unique and special. But when it comes to a wedding, you have to have a truly fabulous wedding gown and wedding cake. Without those two things, it’s just a really amazing party!
Favorite Food: I could eat Italian or Mexican every day of the week. And anything Chocolate Peanut Butter…
Favorite TV Show: I Love Lucy and The Office (among MANY other comedies)
Special Skills/Talents: I love to cook, and could be considered one of those 'extreme couponer's
Dream Vacation Destination: South Africa
Best Wedding Advice for Brides and Grooms: Keep the big picture in mind: this day is about you coming together in the ultimate act of love and commitment. Let yourself enjoy each moment by not worrying about all the little details (after all, that's what your Wedding Planner is for!)
Complete this sentence 'If I wasn't in my current profession, I would probably be a...": Foster Mom for a house full of shelter dogs! I regularly volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and go there to 'recharge my batteries' by spending time with the animals.
Katelynn previously managed her own event planning company before joining the Winsor Event Studio team in order to allow her the flexibility to earn her degree in Education and become an elementary school teacher. Her passion for weddings has never wavered, and her years of experience make her a skilled lead coordinator. Here are a few fun facts about Katelynn!
Use Three Adjectives to Describe Yourself: compassionate, diligent, generous
Favorite Wedding Detail: Whatever is for dessert - cake, cupcakes, ice cream bar, donuts, you name it!
Favorite Food: Ice cream (no surprise there!)
Favorite TV Show: Downton Abbey
Special Skills/Talents: Cooking and sewing
Dream Vacation Destination: Australia
Best Wedding Advice for Brides and Grooms: Remember to relax and enjoy your wedding, because you and your spouse are the most important part of the whole 'production' of the wedding day.
Complete this sentence 'If I wasn't in my current profession, I would probably be a...": World traveler! But since that isn't really a career, I would be a teacher.
Reagan's extensive experience in the hospitality industry has taken her all over the world, from hotel, catering, and festival management in Florida, to International conferences in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and China! Her easy-going demeanor paired with her organization and attention to detail make her a great asset to any event! Here are a few fun facts about Reagan!
Use Three Adjectives to Describe Yourself: Optimistic, Patient, Spirited
Favorite Wedding Detail: Music! It drives the event from ceremony to the last dance... it creates tears of joy, smiles, laughter and of course that family member that never dances just can't help themselves ;)
Favorite Food: A hamburger for sure!
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead and Blacklist... I'm much more bubbly than my TV show selections (hehe)!
Special Skills/Talents: Turning a worry into care-free!
Dream Vacation Destination: Alaska or Greece!
Best Wedding Advice for Brides and Grooms: Go with your gut! Once you make a decision on a detail, etc. my advice is to move to the next item on the checklist! There are millions of options and it can be overwhelming and going with you gut, you've made the right decision for you and your day!
Complete this sentence 'If I wasn't in my current profession, I would probably be a...": Cruise director!
With years of experience in the hospitality field including renowned venues like Amalie Arena, Saddlebrook, and Westin Harbour Island, Kristin is a seasoned event veteran! Here are a few fun facts about Kristin!
Use Three Adjectives to Describe Yourself: Innovative, Analytical, & Thoughtful
Favorite Wedding Detail: My absolute favorite wedding details is the cuisine, as I believe a meal can be so much more than food, it can be an experience! The couple's menu can express their culture, their favorite foods, their family traditions, their first date, their travels, you name it!
Favorite Food: This is a tough choice because I enjoy a wide variety of foods. My top three would be my dad's made-from-scratch Blueberry Pancakes, Paneer Tikka Masala with Naan, and Jamaican Curry Chicken.
Favorite TV Show: I love thought-provoking action shows and am a Netflix fan. Two of my favorite shows are Madam Secretary and Graceland.
Special Skills/Talents: I can say the alphabet backwards as quickly as I can say it forwards! So that certainly comes in handy when organizing escort cards and hotel welcome bags! Seriously though, I am well known for making a spectacular event from next to nothing.
Dream Vacation Destination: I can NOT wait to visit New Zealand and Bora Bora!
Best Wedding Advice for Brides and Grooms: Focus on the two of you! Whether it comes to the planning or that moment when you exchange vows, embrace what each of you brings to "the table". It's great practice for your marriage later, and it's important that you both have what YOU envision.
Complete this sentence 'If I wasn't in my current profession, I would probably be a...": Catering general manager for a large sports arena venue (no surprise there!) OR the founder of an international volunteer program who works with local organizations to raise the quality of life for those in need.
Ciara loves all things wedding, and her artistic nature paired with her attention to detail mean she's an amazing set of hands to help create magic on a wedding day! Here are a few fun facts about Ciara!
Use Three Adjectives to Describe Yourself: Imaginative, caring, and outspoken.
Favorite Wedding Detail: The little details, that alone may go unnoticed, but when they all come together create a unique picture of the bride and groom.
Favorite Food: Anything veggie based!
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Special Skills/Talents: I can juggle, which isn't as helpful in everyday life as you'd think (but it certainly comes in handy for 'juggling' multiple tasks on a wedding day!)
Dream Vacation Destination: Iceland
Best Wedding Advice for Brides and Grooms: Take it all in and enjoy it. Your wedding is the moment that everything you've planned and worked for is coming together, so enjoy every detail. Don't stress, but in those moments when it's unavoidable, just focus on celebrating the beginning of your new life with your new spouse.
Complete this sentence 'If I wasn't in my current profession, I would probably be a...": Costume designer for movies and TV shows.