the company.



Traditions are great, but we are bigger fans of doing your wedding your way!


Clean design is our specialty. This means every detail is thought out, every element has a purpose – from the linens to the florals to the signage - we'll tell your story.


We love scrolling Pinterest as much as the next person, but we’d much rather think outside the box and come up with ways to make your event uniquely you.

Meet Kimberly

I'm so glad you're here! 

Chances are you found your way to our website because you are in the process of planning a celebration. So let me start by saying “Congratulations!”

With a background in both fashion and business, I didn’t immediately choose event planning as my career. However, I quickly realized that an eye for design and savvy business skills both lend themselves perfectly to the events world. After working for several years for two event planning companies in Pittsburgh, I decided it was time to take the leap and Olive & Rose Events was born!

I believe what sets me apart is my experience, amazing relationships with vendors and an innate love for what I do. I want my clients to become friends and I want them to feel 100% confident on their wedding day that the details are all being handled!

I live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with my husband and five-year old son, Arlo, and another baby boy on the way! Yes, there is a (really) good chance you will catch me crying during the Mother – Son dance. I enjoy Pure Barre, trying new restaurants and cookies and brownies are my love language. Seriously. I have no self-control.

the team.


Founder + Principal Event Planner 

"From start to finish Kim helped us with so many aspects of our special day. She found us a perfect wedding venue that we never would have even considered. She kept us organized and focused on needed steps and worked hard to be our advocate for all partners. In addition to the normal wedding stressors of vendors and parent dynamics, she was a consistent and calming presence throughout all the changing pandemic rules and chaos..."

- Grace + Jason 

Bucket List Item:

Go-to Coffee Order:

Favorite Thing about Pittsburgh:

Movie I Could Watch a Million Times:

I honestly love this city and the people who live here! I think Pittsburgh has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years in terms of restaurants, breweries and cultural events!

You've Got Mail (especially in the fall)
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

Kind of basic - Iced Vanilla Latte 

Attend a concert at Red Rocks

Meet Susy

Senior Event Planner 

Hi, Susy here! After 5+ plus years on the Olive + Rose Events team, I still can’t believe that my work allows me to create beautiful moments and celebrate with couples on one of the most important days of their lives! 

I love working with people to design and execute their vision and firmly believe that making the perfect wedding day timeline is an art form. If we work together you can expect enthusiasm, empathy, and a meticulousness that allows you to experience your wedding day with the confidence that things are well in hand.

I live in the city of Pittsburgh with my husband, and two little girls. They’re magical, wild and keep me on my toes. I enjoy spending time with my family at the Carnegie Museum of Art, watching cheesy romantic movies, and doing hands-on volunteer work in my community. I love and value working with couples from a wide variety of backgrounds and celebrate love in all its diverse forms!

First Concert:

Bucket List Item:

Favorite TV show:

Favorite Food:

Basically any of the Netflix teenage rom coms (shout out to Never Have I Ever!) and British detective shows (shout out to Grantchester)!

Anything I don't have to cook. I'm a disaster in the kitchen.

Take my daughters to Guatemala so they can experience some of their ancestral culture.

Tom Petty (8 years old, with my dad).

"No request was too much for Susy! I could write more paragraphs singing Susy’s praises; from the welcome bags, to the invitations, to my funfetti cake request, to my crisis text messages (at suitable hours of course!), Susy was my miracle worker. She is an efficient, talented, hearting warming soul and professional to work with and I promise you will not be disappointed!"

- Shawna + Dan

Meet Shelby

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Event Management from the University of Florida, I made the move from Florida to Pittsburgh! I have been loving Pittsburgh ever since and have worked at several award-winning venues including museums and historic buildings planning events.

Weddings are my ultimate passion and I love being a part of such an important occasion in someone’s life. I believe my energetic attitude and attention to detail lends perfectly with event planning. My favorite part of events is seeing a client’s face light up when their vision is finally brought to reality!

I live in Downtown Pittsburgh with my husband and our Corgi named Cheddar. I love attending city events, trying new restaurants, and taking Cheddar on adventures. Whenever you see me, I will always have a huge smile on my face - you can tell I truly love what I do!

Lead Event Planner 

“Shelby, I just wanted to thank you again so, so much for everything you did for us. Everything was absolutely perfect and better than I could have ever imagined. The set up of the space was unbelievable and I know it wasn’t easy with
a larger guest count, but it was truly perfect. We couldn’t have done any of this without you and I’m so glad we got to work with you. You always made us feel at ease and handled any situation thrown your way with grace and elegance..."

- Hannah + Carter

Favorite Treat to Indulge In: 

Favorite Part of Planning a Wedding: 

Favorite Trash TV: 

Favorite Thing about Pittsburgh: 

Love Island UK - it’s truly an obsession.

The people and spirit of the city! There's always something to do and so many city events

Getting to know my clients and making their big day 100% customized to them!  

Buckeyes!! If they are on the cookie table, I will definitely be stealing one :)

Meet Kristy

Lead Event Planner 

Coming from a big Italian family who loves to throw parties, I feel like event planning came naturally to me as an adult. 

Since moving to Pittsburgh in 2012, I have been lucky enough to work with many different organizations and plan events all throughout the city. From fundraising galas to children's events at the Pittsburgh Pirates, it has been exciting to be part of the planning process from start to finish and see it all come to life. Being able to join an event company like Olive & Rose has been a professional goal come true!

When I am not working, I am spending time with my little family usually eating at one of the great restaurants in Pittsburgh. I also love watching new and old episodes of Saturday Night Live and if you're lucky enough I will recite all the best skits from the show. 

Guilty Pleasure:

Favorite Thing about Pittsburgh:

Bucket List Item:

Songs Always on Your Playlist:

The different personalities of every neighborhood.

Anything alternative from the early 2000s.

Buying new shoes

Visit my family in Italy. Attend a live show of Saturday Night Live.

Our Purpose


the purpose.


We believe in showing up everyday as our raw authentic selves.
We believe that kind words and actions do make a difference.
We believe our greatest blessing is to be able to help those who need it.

We believe in celebrating all of life’s moments, the big and the small – because sometimes the “small” are the biggest of all.
We believe what is meant for us will be and there is plenty of room at the table for everyone.
We believe in treating each client, regardless of background,  with the same level of service in order to cultivate a relationship of mutual trust and respect.
We believe in leaving our egos at the door and working as part of a team with the common goal of creating an unforgettable event.

We believe that life is best spent learning and that mistakes shouldn’t be viewed as failures, but as opportunities to evolve.
We believe in staying humble, while remembering to celebrate our successes.
We believe in meeting each client where they are in their journey and helping them to achieve their unique goals.

We believe in working diligently toward our goals, while also allowing time to rest and enjoy the life around us.
We believe in finding light and beauty, even in the most hidden places.
We believe in striving toward excellence, but remember that there is beauty in the imperfections.
At the end of the day, our families, our team and our clients are what keep us fulfilled with purpose.

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