Evelyn Kibwana is the Principal Planner and Owner of Events by Evelyn located in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a native of Queens, New York with deep Caribbean roots and heritage. Evelyn holds an MBA in Healthcare from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Throughout her career, Evelyn has worked as a Project Coordinator, a Project Manager and a Program Manager for Fortune 500 companies.
At 16, Evelyn planned a Family Reunion in Minneapolis, MN while she lived in Queens with her parents and siblings. Her love for planning grew and she took on this responsibility in her church, school, and family.
As the daughter of immigrants (Trinidad and Panama), Evelyn always had a love and passion for culture. While attending college, she fell in love with her husband, from Tanzania. They had a beautiful destination wedding on a beach in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and honeymooned in Zanzibar.
After experiencing her own multicultural wedding, Evelyn knew cultural and destination wedding planning was her calling. Now, as a Certified Wedding Planner, she works closely with clients to articulate their vision and bring it to reality in a seamless way. She does this by cultivating relationships with local and global vendors to ensure that every detail is a dream come true.
When Evelyn got married in 2011, she hired a planner so she and her husband could enjoy their special day without the stress. Now she provides the same level of service and care to her clients so they can have a beautiful, hassle-free wedding or event that matches their vision and exceeds expectations.
Evelyn made the entire wedding process seamless. She kept me organized and always filled in gaps where I may have forgotten about a detail previously discussed. She’s prompt, professional, and very patient. Only regret I have is not hiring her sooner. You won’t regret it!
From the beginning, she took the time to get to know my husband and I, and our love story. It's clear she genuinely loved us, and wanted to give us the best, most authentic wedding possible. And it was. My husband and I had no idea what we wanted in terms of design; Evelyn took every jumbled thought in our head and actualized a gorgeous, whimsical day. Design and details are her expertise. Expect to be wowed with every choice--from the color palette, to unique guestbooks, to the types of flowers in your bouquets.