Meet Kristi Richardson


Kristi opened Bloomed To Last Events in 2001 after going through the wedding planning experience herself and want to provide couples more design options, more WOW, and a greater level of customer service. Kristi has a background in interior design and floral design that helps her bring a unique perspective to her clients. Since 2001 she has helped over 1,000 clients, around the world. 

"I am honored and blessed to be apart of helping couples and hosts create memories of a lifetime. I love that within our first meeting I can reach inside their heads & hearts and help them create a design that they describe as exactly what they wanted; and then give them the transformation and perfect event that they rave about for the years to come." 

Kristi considers herself to be a spunky gal who thrives on helping clients create awe-inspiring and 100%  personalized events, based on their every want, need, and desire. She wants every client to have white glove service experience with high style, yet in a fun and casual way. Her insane creative use of unexpected materials and keen eye for luxury style ensures every client's design is distinctive and masterfully crafted. Kristi's describes her designs as high style, edgy, fashion forward, & couture creating everything from traditional, simple, and elegant, to edgy, off-beat, and unprecedented.

Bloomed To Last is a Contributing Partner to DIY Weddings MagazineKristi is a contributing partner to DIY Weddings Magazine. Her work has been published in VA Bride Magazine, Virginia Wedding Destinations Magazine, Capitol Romance, Model Life magazine, Rustic Wedding Chic, and Huff Post Weddings to name a few. She is a monthly guest blogger for the VAWE. She was named the 2013 & 2014 Winner of Best Wedding Planner & Design Company in WV Panhandle area by the VAWE &  She has also appeared several times as a guest on BlogRadio. Contact her today to help you plan your stylish wedding or event... email: kristi.richardson {at}

Kristi holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College of Missouri. She received her Professional Bridal Consultant from Thomson University.

Kristi started her career in the suburbs of Chicago before moving to the 4 state area 7 years ago. Kristi currently lives in Chambersburg PA with her husband Eric, daughter Samantha, and dog Scooter.

You name it…she’ll create it!



{A Recent Testimonial} "The best thing about working with Bloomed To Last on my event is that, you made me feel like I was your family, your closest friend and the only client you had at the time.  The attention I received from you was personal and you understood how Special my husband was and that he deserved an AMAZING 50th Birthday Celebration.  At times I was reluctant to get on board with your vision for the event; but you showed me that YES you had it under control and it would be perfect.  I explained to you that My husband never had a birthday party growing up as a little boy in Jamaica and you made everything; from the decorations to the life history table to all the pictures you presented were elegant and sensitive to what I wanted.  The memories are truly everlasting and to this day I think about that beautiful night; the guest still talk about it to this day. You transformed the space into a beautiful breathtaking gala, WOW!!!  You will always be my go to person for any event, I can’t wait until 2016 for you to help me plan my daughters graduation party." Vanessa






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