About

A “glint” is a reflection of light that shines bright, but only for a moment. The same can be said for events, which bring people together fleetingly. At Glint Events, we feel strongly that these moments should be completely reflective of you while also allowing you to soak it all in – before it fades away.

While planning an event may seem overwhelming to some, it’s what we do all day, every day. Our balance of experience, creativity, and a fondness for details, ensures that everything moves along exactly as it should. From behind the scenes planning to front-and-center implementation on event days, we work tirelessly to create an unforgettable experience.

This event is yours. We’re here to bring it to life.

Our Mission:

Creating one-of-a-kind event experiences balancing creativity and detailed planning to ensure your “special something” is felt in every way.

Our Core Values:

Kindness & Gratitude  |  Curiosity  |  Easy Event Days  |  Success through Structure  |  Work Hard & Have Fun

Our Allyship Commitment:

All are welcome here. We are actively working to balance race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity in our industry through internal hiring efforts, partnerships with community organizations, and education. Feel free to ask us any questions – we are an open book and continuing to learn more every day.

Kate Franzen , Founder & Event Manager

Glint’s founder, Kate Franzen, pours herself into her events, providing enthusiastic and comprehensive planning, management, and support for weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. Prior to founding Glint Events, Kate spent time planning and executing complex events for a national corporation. After obtaining her Masters degree in Marketing and Business, she threw herself into creating what has now grown to be one of the top Wedding and Event planning companies in Central Virginia.

Anna Inn , Lead Event Planner

With her passion for the creative vision and her diligent management of all the little details, Anna is an integral part of the Glint team! Her experience is rooted in the wedding planning and venue management world. Clients and vendors enjoy her organized nature and level demeanor, handling events of all sizes with ease. Her calm personality and extremely detailed nature makes her a perfect fit for couples planning their dream weddings!

Shahana Ray , Marketing Manager

Her creative eye, knack for details, and her enthusiastic personality bring structure and vision to the Glint team that is necessary for us to serve our clients everyday! Her extensive experience working with small, local business makes her an asset to the Glint team. You'll find Shahana managing our marketing across all our platforms, crafting our promotional messages, and coordinating our social presence.

Nikita Contelmo , Assistant Event Planner

Nikita's background in corporate event planning paired with her client-centric attitude makes her a perfect fit for the Glint Events team! She assists with all aspects of planning, manages new leads and bookings, and helps guarantee that our events always run smoothly. Her positive nature ensures a top notch experience for our team and our clients.