Image Credit L-R : Old South Studios, Laurel Belle Photography, Charlotte Observer

I'm Chelsey Sanderson - The Owner and Lead Planner of Charlotte Fête!

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Yes, that makes me a "unicorn", also known as a true native. I attended Queens University of Charlotte for my undergraduate degree, so I literally haven't left the city in 25 years (and I am perfectly content with that decision)! 

  • I'm the oldest of four children and all of our names start with the letter 'C'. My father, Dave, survived the Miracle on the Hudson in 2009 and is a motivational speaker!

  • When I was 16 years old, I attended my first wedding and immediately fell in love with the industry. I'll never forget the way that I felt when I saw a bride walk down the aisle for the first time. From that day on, I knew I was going to be a wedding planner someday. I launched this company on my 25th birthday - 10/24/2016.

  • I've always been an entrepreneur at heart. I was the neighborhood babysitter with business cards and an online scheduling system for my clients. 

  • For over a year and a half, I served as the Special Events Manager for the Mint Museum of Art, which is a venue that hosts approximately 400 events (70 of those being weddings) a year. I got the chance to work with the best vendors in Charlotte, while gaining invaluable experience for my career. 

  • In my spare time, I am a freelance Professional Wrestling Analyst (this is not a joke!) I am an avid lover of Tory Burch, barre classes and margaritas.

Assistant Consultants

These amazing ladies support and assist Chelsey on wedding days.