Whimsical Events is a boutique event planning and floral design firm in Houston, TX and surrounding areas. Our mission is to ensure that every wedding is as unique as the love story that started it all.   With Whimsical Events you can expect peace of mind in knowing that there is no detail too big or small and we will go above and beyond to make sure your day is nothing less

than extraordinary.

About Us

Whimsical Events was started by two hard working,  passionate, strong willed women with a track record of success, Melanie Keown and Karli Himarios. Melanie and Karli met just two and a half short years ago when Karli hired Melanie to help her with her own wedding.  The two hit it off right away and developed a strong bond. After the wedding, they kept in touch and while they had separate Event Planning companies, they were always cheering each other on and helping each other out whenever necessary. They were a team even before they were a team!   Then one day, over a couple glasses of wine, the two had a grand idea to combine their businesses and create an entirely new brand together. They felt this merger would allow them to maximize their resources and touch more people. Once again, two strong women with a dream, dove in head first and Whimsical Events was born.

Karli

Melanie

Meet the Team

Meet Melanie

LEAD PLANNER/PARTNER, FLORAL DESIGNER

 

I was born into a big crazy family and raised in Houston where I went to the University of Houston for my business degree in accounting & finance (Go Coogs!).  After spending years in finance, working in a corporate office and never feeling quite satisfied, I decided to take a leap of faith and find a career where I could be at my best everyday and spend my time serving others. Having both a detailed/organized side and a creative side to my personality, event planning & design seemed like a natural fit for me.  I began planning weddings while taking floral design classes in the evenings and quickly found myself falling in love with flowers and the work I was doing for my clients. Nothing is better than being able to take stress and pressure off of a couple’s shoulders and witnessing them enjoying that wonderful day with their friends and family. Weddings and the planning of the event should be fun and bring people together and I want to help everyone to have a great experience and a beautiful day that they can look back on for the rest of their lives.  I now live in Tomball with a big crazy family of my own: my ever supportive husband Chris, three kids, and two cats Milo & Otis. When I’m not working you can find me serving at our church, playing games with the family, paddle boarding, or hanging with my close girl friends with a glass of bubbles in hand!

Meet Karli

LEAD PLANNER/PARTNER

Most little girls dream of being a bride, but I always dreamed of being a Wedding Planner, thank you Franck from Father of the Bride.   I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and moved to Houston in 2013 after graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration (Go Bobcats).  I took a job with a large chain department store in Houston where I was promoted quickly and soon found myself to be the youngest store manager in Texas, running a team of over 100 people and responsible for about 12 million dollars in annual sales.  This was a huge milestone in my career and while I seemed to thrive and love the uncertainty that is retail, I always felt like something was missing.  With all this, that dream of being a Wedding Planner seemed to linger and I would always tell myself “someday”. Then, in 2015 in all came to fruition when a close friend of mine and mentor passed away.  This tragedy in my life helped me realize that life is too short and it’s never too late to follow your dreams.  Shortly after, I started my own wedding planning company and never looked back.   I am a wife to the sweetest, silliest, most supportive husband, Eric and a fur momma to a rescue pup named Braxton.  I love, love and truly believe in the philosophy that what’s meant to be will be.  I enjoy singing and dancing, although I’m completely tone deaf and have no rhythm.  Also, I can’t live without red wine and coffee.

 

Meet Andrea

ASSOCIATE PLANNER

Andrea graduated with honors from

Baylor University in 2007 with a degree

in Corporate Communications and a

business minor.  Andrea thrives on building relationships through her volunteer work and in her professional life. She currently is the US Director of Talent Management for a publicly traded oil and gas distribution company. Andrea’s passion has and always will be philanthropy and event planning.  She thrives on the details to ensure each special event exceeds the clients expectation. Andrea grew up in Beaumont and currently lives with her husband, Ben, in Houston! Karli and Andrea met a few years ago through their husbands who are close college friends. The two hit it off and when Karli first started her first business, she asked her to

be an assistant. The rest is history!

Meet Christine

ASSOCIATE PLANNER

 

With over 12 years experience

in customer service, Christine pays

great attention to detail and has the organizational skills to ensure a smooth and joyful event. Over the past two years she has assisted on numerous weddings and has had success as a lead coordinator. As a graduate of the University of Houston Clear Lake, Christine works as a corporate event planner for a large electric company. She has 2 dogs and enjoys working out and spending time with her family and boyfriend.  Christine is always there to help and will be a great addition to your special day!