Meet Akeshi Akinseye - Owner and Founder of Kesh Events and President of Kesh Luxury Group. Akeshi is the creative force behind the Kesh Luxury Group brands (Kesh Events, Kesh Designs Home and The Kesh Experience). She and her team are known for creating unique and exquisite weddings and events in Chicago and beautiful locations around the world.
10 things to know about Akeshi
1. She is Nigerian
Born of Nigerian parents, Akeshi spent her childhood in Nigeria. She moved to Chicago after high school. Akeshi honors the individual styles of her clients and she continually strives to make every experience one to remember.
2. She is not just a planner
Akeshi is not just a planner. She is a planner and designer. In addition to planning flawless executed events, she is known for designing stylish and lavish florals arrangements and stunning ballroom transformations. Her clients love that they get not only a planner but a designer as well.
She finds her inspiration everywhere. Her inspiration comes from nature, travel, exploring different cultures, fashion and all things beautiful.
Akeshi was introduced to the world of hospitality and design at a very young age. Raised by parents who are entrepreneurs, she learned the business of hospitality, design, food and more. Her parents still own several businesses including hotels, catering, fabric design and event venues.
5. She is an Author
Akeshi is the author of the Best-Selling book, "The Art Of Floral And Event Design". The stunning coffee table book features over 250 pages of weddings, stylized shoots and special events designed by Akeshi. Chapters offers inspiration in different color palettes and styles showcasing creative ways to use flowers. Akeshi shared a glimpse of her world so you can explore the various colors, textures and moods that are orchestrated to create the splendor and magnificence captured in The Art of Floral and Event Design.
6. She is an Educator
Her dedication to supporting and sharing her knowledge to the industry initiated the idea for her floral and design workshop program, The Kesh Experience, a series of design masterclasses that offer mentorship and education to industry professionals at all levels. Akeshi also coaches planners and designer on a one on one basis.
7. Home Decor
Akeshi expands beyond designing luxurious weddings and events around the world into the home-decor to offer her own brand of housewares and tabletop accessories - Kesh Designs Home. The Kesh Designs Home brand is designed to be synonymous with the same style, luxury and sophistication that the Kesh Events brand is know for. Items in this line which includes napkins, table runners, placemats, charger plates, table-top fabrics, and accessories. Influenced by Akeshi’s own effortless and glam style, the collection ranges from modern, couture, feminine to traditional. There is something for everyone.
8. Radio, TV and Publications
Akeshi has been featured on ABC Chicago providing party planning tips, published expert advice on Inside Weddings Magazine, and radio segments. Her work and events can be seen in some of the top wedding publications like Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings, Modern Luxury Brides Magazine, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, Partyslate, The Knot, Wedding Lovely, Tribune, Red Eye, Wedding Guide, The Knot and other wedding publications.
9. Destination Celebrations
Akeshi and team plans and designs weddings and event in Chicago and destinations around the world. Some of her destination wedding locations include venues in the Middle East, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and locations around the United State.
When Akeshi is not creating fabulous events, you will find her writing, spending time with her family, at home watching romantic movies, traveling around the world soaking up other cultures, catching up with friends or relaxing at the spa!
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