Antonia Christianson Events
About
Antonia

A natural born leader, detail oriented, and a passionate worker, Antonia Christianson has all the qualities to make her clients’ dreams a reality. Owner of Antonia Christianson Events, this Virginia Beach native is thought of as the “go to” event professional in Coastal Virginia. Antonia Christianson Events has quickly become a top wedding and social events planning firm, respected by clients and fellow event professionals alike. For fifteen years, Antonia has lived and breathed social events and it is shown in her list of clients that range from PGA Rookie of the Year (2009) to nationally known radio personalities. From her humble beginnings in radio promotions to her corporate event experience working as the marketing coordinator for a large wireless phone provider, her knowledge and awareness of varying event styles is displayed in every aspect of her company. She prides herself in continuing to educate the wedding community on how to better business while keeping family the top priority. This is shown in her ability to balance her brand while being an active wife and mother to James, her husband and Noah and Jackson her two sons.
 
In early 2012, Antonia made the decision to expand her company to the California market. With a bi-coastal company, Antonia has established herself as one of the most sought after wedding planners in the US. In 2013, Destination I Do named Antonia one of the top seven destination wedding planners in the world, demonstrating that she made the right decision to expand her brand. Today, Antonia Christianson incorporates her keen sense of style and steadfast attention to detail into parties that go beyond the ordinary occasion by fulfilling the vision and uniqueness of each client and their distinct taste. She is known for her platform “colleagues not competition” which has expanded out of the social event industry into the realm of educating small businesses.  She has been recognized for her outstanding talents in publications, television, and online media sources such as: Brides Magazine, Bridal Guide, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Glamour Magazine, Essence Magazine, Inspired by This, Fox News, Huffington Post, Green Wedding Shoes, and many more. She is also the proud recipient of Virginia Living Magazine Top Wedding Vendor for the past three consecutive years and was inducted into The Knot Best of weddings Hall of Fame in 2014. Antonia Christianson Events has taken both the East and West Coasts by storm, creating nationally recognized, one-of-a-kind events.

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About
Carolyn
Carolyn has been an integral part of the Hampton Roads Wedding Planning Community for over a decade and it is her steadfast attention to detail, genuine personality and vendor relationships that draw our clients to her. It is these skills and comforting disposition that made us proud to welcome Carolyn to the Antonia Christianson Events team in 2012. Carolyn is known for her graceful ease as our “day of” coordinator and her professional demeanor and successes can be seen in all of her endeavors.    
Antonia Christianson Events
About
Stephanie
Stephanie has a zest for life that inspires her to bring energy to every event. A recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, she began working for Antonia Christianson Events in March 2010 as an intern. Involved with a variety of organizations, including her sorority and volunteer organizations, Stephanie brings professional organization and contagious energy to events. She loves the details, bringing all the pieces together to ensure a stress-free and dream come true day for the couple. In 2013, Stephanie left our Coastal Virginia office to follow her dreams to Chicago. She continues to work with Antonia Christianson Events by traveling with us to our Central Coast California market.
Lindsey
About
Lindsey
Lindsey started with the ACE team as intern in January 2010, and has loved the wedding industry ever since! A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, she began her professional career with Susan G. Komen Tidewater as a Special Event Coordinator. After two years at Komen, Lindsey and her fiancé, Sean, wanted a new adventure. They packed up their things to head to Seattle, WA, to explore the great Pacific Northwest. While in Seattle, Lindsey worked with United Way of King County as a Fundraising Team Assistant, assisting with many donor cultivation and fundraising events.  After an eighteenth month hiatus from the East Coast, we are beyond excited she is returning to her role as Lead Planner at Antonia Christianson Events. We love her calming personality and team player attitude that she brings to each event she works.
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About
Kait
Kait has been with Antonia Christianson Events since 2012, starting her ACE career as an intern and soon after graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a degree in International Affairs. Currently, during the week she works for her parents company, Walsh Electric, as an assistant project manager and on her days off, Kait is dedicated to helping brides on their magical day as a lead coordinator with Antonia Christianson Events. Kait has a new found love of rock climbing and you can often find her at the rock gym with Antonia and the rest of the Christianson family.One of Kait's greatest passions is traveling the world, visiting places like London, South Africa, and the Congo. The ACE family loves the poise and grace Kait brings to all our events.
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About
Jackie
Jackie started with the ACE team as an intern in January 2014, which jumpstarted her love for events and the wedding industry! She loves being able to bring a little something extra to the love stories that our clients create throughout their wedding day. While she finishes up her business degree at Christopher Newport University, she has furthered her love for events by working as an intern for CNU’s Office of University Events. Upon graduation in May 2015, she will be working as the Events and Communications Manager for Christopher Newport University's Office of Alumni Relations and University Events. We love her can-do attitude, attention to detail, and overwhelming love to take the absolute best care of our clients.
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About
Amber
Brightening every room she enters, Amber is an amazing asset to Antonia Christianson Events! Amber joined team ACE as in intern in May 2014 and immediately fell head over heels in love with the event industry. After her internship ended, she gladly accepted a position with Antonia and her team as an Assistant Coordinator and loved continuing to hone her skills in the social event world. In May of 2015, the ACE Family welcomed Amber to her new role as Studio Manager. She is extremely passionate and shows her dedication to making clients dreams come true by living the ACE mantra "do whatever it takes." As a Communication Studies and Political Science major at Christopher Newport University, Amber is a definite people person and our clients adore her friendly personality. A true romantic at heart, there is no other place she would rather be every weekend than watching couples begin their happily ever after!
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About
Kaitlin
Kaitlin began her adventure with the ACE team in May 2014 as an intern and has continued to pursue her passion for event planning as an ACE assistant coordinator. Taking on a new role, Kaitlin helps assist with the ACE website. She will be graduating from James Madison University in May 2015 with a degree in Hospitality Management, specifically focusing in event management. A Virginia Beach native, Kaitlin brings a sense of serenity to every wedding she works. During the summer, Kaitlin loves to spend her free days at the beach relaxing in the sun. She blends her southern hospitality in perfect harmony with her organized to-do list!
Antonia Christianson Events
About
Team ACE
As an ACE Bride, you can expect the best from our A-List Team. While each member of the ACE team brings unique strengths to the table, the end goal for each of us is the same - to take the best care of our clients and assist in bringing their vision to life. We bring our years of experience to each event, prepared for whatever the day may bring. We believe in details, making our clients feel at home with us and building relationships. Whether you're from out of town or right in the heart of the East Coast or California Wine Country, we look forward to working with you and welcoming you into the ACE family.