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Meet Chris McKinley

Hey Y’all,
Thank you for visiting Chris McKinley Event Design. It is always a pleasure and truly humbling to have you visit us. Let me tell you a little about me. I am a true Louisianian to the heart. I believe the Louisiana culture helped shape who I am today. My friends and family can tell you that I am always looking for a reason to celebrate and have people over. I grew up in a family that loved to entertain. Naturally, I picked up on that skill and turned it up a few notches. I definitely enjoy the career path that I’ve chosen to take in life. I wouldn’t change it for the world. My ultimate goal is that everyone I encounter understands that life should always be celebrated. Thank y’all for stopping by. I hope that my team and I will be able to help you celebrate luxuriously.

Love Letters

Love Letters

Chris J McKinley of Chris McKinley Event Design and his team did an immaculate job on our wedding and reception on January 18, 2020. The entire team was very well organized and extremely professional in the way they interacted with all of our guests and vendors.

Chris put in a lot of thoughtful details in everything that he touched, from the way he set up the venue to the timeline he laid out for us. He made sure that we were well taken care by ensuring that my husband and I were hydrated and properly accommodated throughout the day. I especially appreciated how he was able avert our worries from the beginning to the end for The Antwine Vibe 2020!

Chris and his team were like a breath of fresh calming air that helped to ease my undercover wedding jitters throughout the day… for that, I will always be thankful to him and his team.

I know they say that the Bride sets the tone for the wedding, but I believe it’s the Event Designer/Event Planner that puts the Bride at ease to set such a relaxed and appropriate tone to the special day.

Jarvis and I cannot thank you enough Chris. We treasured the way you took such great care of us and ensured that our vision was fulfilled. Vintage and Timeless! #TheAntwineVibe2020 #FitToBeAnAntwine

The Antwine’s!


I’ll never forget the moment I walked into NGP’s (Next Generation Pioneers) 1st Annual Gala and saw the lights lit up the building. The table decorations, candles, and wine glasses were impeccable. It was at that moment I realized how much detail went into event planning and how hard of a worker Chris Mckinley really was. There’s no other event planning company like it. Modern, Stylish, and Memorable.

Wow! Where do I start?
The Chris McKinley Consultants and Events team mean the world to me. Let me first start by saying I’m unorganized, a procrastinator, and very picky! Also, let me explain first that I did not contact Chris about assisting me with my wedding until 3 months before the date! Most would have declined but, he took on the challenge and every step of the way ensured me that everything would be okay! Chris completely took over the details and took a major load off of my shoulders! I mean, even down to the vendors that Chris recommended, everyone was professional and easy to work with! Yall, when I say EVERYTHING that could have went wrong the week leading up to my wedding… did! I had the worse hair crisis 2 days before the wedding! Chris literally stopped what he was doing and STAYED at the salon with me and a bridesmaid until 4am! Yall… his commitment is there… his heart is there… his hustle is there! If you are looking for someone to handle your event with class, professionalism, and just straight up swag… Chris McKinley Consultants and Events!!!!

-Thanks again for everything Chris!