Certified Timeline Genius

Krisy Parker

TG Certified TG Certified
Owner Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning Nashville, TN

What inspired you to launch your own business?

I was in the banking industry right out of college and, although I was good at my job, I just wasn’t happy. For about a year my mom, encouraged me to try wedding planning. She did her research and found The Bridal Society, a wedding planning certification conference.. She offered to pay for me to attend the conference but I counter offered and said I would pay for myself if she came and got certified as well. After attending the conference, I took everything we were taught to heart and hit the ground running. Laurie Hartwell truly changed my life. 1 year later I was able to quit my full-time job and put everything I could into Southern Sparkle.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

What keeps you passionate about weddings? My clients! Oh they are just so amazing! I truly will never take for granted the fact that people are asking us to be part of one of the most important days of their life. It is truly an honor. We are with our clients for months and sometimes over a year with wedding planning. We truly get to know them during this process and I simply adore the relationships I develop with them. They keep us going with their glowing reviews and constant referrals.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"We are fortunate to have 90 - five-star reviews from our clients. Here is one of my favorites! Words can’t describe how thankful Jonathan, myself and my family were for Krisy during the entire wedding planning process. When we got engaged, we were on a cruise ship..in the middle of the ocean with no cell service... engaged on a Tuesday and by Wednesday we were in a port where I could call out! As soon as our families knew, my next step was reaching out to Krisy! I’ve been planning my wedding in my head since I was a little girl & I knew if one person could make that dream a reality; it was Krisy! I’ve basically stalked her for 5 years because I knew she was a non-negotiable. We decided on our big day according to her availability and that was the best decision we made! From the get-go, I told Krisy I wanted my parents and Jonathan to enjoy the day by being stress-free and having nothing to do! Talk about stress-free...we didn’t lift a finger the whole day! Before I could ask a question or find Krisy; it was already done! Southern Sparkle was the glue that held us together on the biggest day of our lives! From the year and few months, we planned the wedding, until the last song played; we thoroughly enjoyed the process and were able to take it all in and soak in the precious memories we were making. If my mom and I said it once during the planning, we said it a million times...we could NOT have done this without Krisy and her team. We not only planned a wedding but found the most genuine, glitter and pink loving, champagne poppin’, sweetest soul there is. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day spectacular in every way!" - Shelby S.