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Kinship & Company is committed to supporting individuals, couples and communities through thoughtfully-orchestrated weddings and events, and by serving people through times of transition in their lives.

NEW Offering: Virtual Wedding Coaching

© 2018 - SARA TRO
© 2018 - SARA TRO

Empowering couples to plan and run their own weddings

As a way to offer a service that falls between hourly consultation and a more robust planning package, I'm excited to introduce wedding coaching!  You'll have access to templates, a timeline and spreadsheets I've developed, and we'll schedule regular remote (phone or video) check-ins throughout the planning process.  At the end of our time together, you will have fully planned your own wedding within your budget, and will be empowered to hand off day-of coordination to a friend or family member

Plan a wedding within your budget, whatever that may be!

Wedding & Event Coordination

© 2019 Heather Skye Photography
© 2019 Heather Skye Photography

Calm, competent wedding coordination

The coordination service I offer where I'm present the day of the wedding is a month-of package, which I've developed in order to allow couples to plan their own wedding (with guidance), without having to work their own wedding.

In addition to month-of coordination packages, I can help with course-corrections in the middle of the planning process or I can coach couples who are taking a DIY approach.

Visit the SERVICES page to learn more about coaching, coordination and consultation packages.

Looking for help with another kind of event?

I have experience planning anything from baby showers for 40 people to public festivals for 400+! I'd love to hear more about what you have in mind - just fill out the contact form on the INQUIRIES page.

© 2018 - ALLISON USAVAGE
© 2018 - ALLISON USAVAGE

The Sweet Bough Wedding Collective is near and dear to my heart - I’m a proud co-founder of the collective, along with the amazing photographer Allison Usavage

We started the collective when we realized that there was no one place couples could go to see a list of Ithaca-based wedding vendors! The collective now serves as an online directory featuring over 100 Ithaca-based vendors of all shapes and sizes who abide by common principles of respect, inclusion, and compassion.

Visit Sweet Bough Collective to see a full directory of local wedding vendors: sweetboughcollective.com

Learn more about our guiding principles of inclusivity, respect, collaboration, and flexibility at sweetboughcollective.com/terms-of-engagement.

Who is Kinship & Company?

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Kinship & Company is me - Rachel Conroy.  There are few things I love more than bringing together groups of people to celebrate love, friendship & community, and to provide compassionate support for people in times of transition.  I'm so glad you're here, and I look forward to meeting you. 

Interested in reading a little bit more about me and my path into this business? Read all about it here!

Ready to get in touch?  The contact page is waiting for you here.

"It's easy to let the words "my wedding planner was the best!" roll out of your mouth, but truly: Rachel's unique combination of poise, organization, humor, talent, communication skills, and aesthetic leaning were absolutely what made my wedding and saved my sanity.

One year later I can still feel the gratitude for her presence and hard work just as viscerally as the day of my wedding."

-Michelle R. (2015 Wedding)

Header photograph by Sarah Clapp; Footer photograph by Allison Usavage