Kismet event group was started in 2010 by a couple of girls who had an idea. Since then it has grown to an award winning event and wedding planning company. With over 15 years of event marketing experience, we understand how to throw a good party.


kis met /ˈkizmit,-ˌmet/

noun
destiny; fate.


Beth Anderson - Owner

  1. Where did you graduate from?
    The University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Communications and Dance
  2. What one word describes you?
    Creative
  3. What is your soundtrack?
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
    I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
    To Make You Feel my Love, Adele
  4. Who are your cultural icons?
    Fred Astaire and Cher
  5. What is your drink of choice?
    Diet Coke
  6. What is your number one rule in wedding planning?
    Always put the clients first. Your wedding day should always be a reflection of you as a couple. It is my job to make sure your vision comes to life. My other rule is to keep things different. I never want to be in a design rut where we use the same ideas/designs over and over again. Each wedding should look at feel different.
  7. What do you wish people would know?
    Everything happens for a reason and my goal is to continue to believe in that. I believe that your goals and adventures in life, will be shaped by the people you meet and experiences that you have.

Allison Grant - Lead Planner

  1. Where did you graduate from?
    The College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Business Management and Communications
  2. What words describe you?
    Problem Solver, Organized, Kind and Approachable
  3. What is your soundtrack?
    Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston
    Love on Top, Beyoncé
    Stronger, Britney Spears
  4. Who are your cultural icons?
    Beyoncé and Jay Z due to their musical talent and confidence they hold, hello power couple! Blue Ivy is already a diva!
  5. What is your drink of choice?
    Grapefruit La Croix, Diet Coke and Pinot Noir
  6. What's the most unexpectedly wonderful compliment anyone has ever paid you?
    I have been told a few times that I am very calm, cool and collective when working under pressure. In my profession this is a wonderful compliment to receive! I may be putting out a million fires in my head, but no one would ever know that and there will always be a smile on my face.
  7. What is your grand, audacious goal?
    My grand goal is to continue to help couples plan and enjoy their wedding day! I truly love helping couples take their ideas and organize them into the ideal wedding. Every couple is different and not one day is ever the same. That is what I love about wedding/event planning!

Jessica Paul - Lead Planner

  1. Where did you graduate from?
    The College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Communications and Spanish
  2. What words describe you?
    Thoughtful, Passionate, Organized, and Flexible
  3. What is your soundtrack?
    Sexy Back, Justin Timberlake
    Honeybee, Blake Shelton
    Don't Stop Believin', Journey
  4. Who are your cultural icons?
    Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
  5. What is your drink of choice?
    Coconut Water and Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. What quote/phrase do you live by?
    "Go confidently in the direction of you dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
    Henry David Thoreau