Making dreams into reality every day.

Meet the Instructor with Kristin Mullen and Sarah Robison

Meet the Instructor with Kristin Mullen & Sarah Robison

This is such an exciting time for all those involved with our upcoming July training course in Austin, Texas. We have been hard at work putting together updated material content and meeting some outstanding guest speakers. This is going to be another amazing course!

The course itself is a huge undertaking and would not be possible without the dedicated and hard working instructors. Over the next couple of months, I’d like to take a little time to introduce you to a few of them.

Our first instructor interview is with Kristin Mullen. Kristin is the Owner of Events by Kristin, a full service wedding planning business based in Dallas, Texas. Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Kristin over Facetime. Can I just say how lovely she is? Her smile was beaming the minute we connected. I’m already excited about getting to know her!

Sarah Robison (Curriculum Director) - “Hello Kristin! It’s so good to finally meet you! Thank you for taking some time to chat with me today.”

Kristin Mullen - “It’s good to meet you! Thanks for asking me to be a part of this.”

SR - Can you tell me a little background about yourself?

KM - I was born and raised in Flower Mound and have two brothers that I am very close with. I LOVE to run. It’s such a good release from the everyday. I enjoy going to concerts, and spending time with good friends. I attended college at Midwestern State University where I studied communications and PR and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Being a part of a sorority was the last thing I thought I would be a part of. I love being outside, playing sports - so this was really a surprise. Chi Omega’s philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation and I was able to do an internship. It was my first real exposure to event planning.

SR - How did you transition into wedding planning?

KM - I worked with Club Corp for 1 ½ years as a private event coordinator. I was able to learn all the ins and outs of events from vendors to setup and the entire planning process. Most don’t realize what is required to execute an event. It’s hard work but so rewarding. I started Events by Kristin in 2011 and then took the AACWP course in 2012 to gain further education and training. This was such an amazing opportunity to have a network community and build real relationships with other event planners.

SR - I love that you express how important relationships are to you. Do you think it motivates the kind of business owner/planner you are?

KM - Oh! For sure! I love when my clients and I just click. It’s very important to me to have that relationship. It builds trust.

SR - What are some challenges you found in running your own business? And how did you figure out how to overcome it?

KM - Time management. Being able to “turn work off.”

SR - I would think being so relational makes that hard sometimes.

KM - I do think it was at first. Especially when I was learning the importance of boundaries. Of course you want to please and accommodate your clients, but you have to learn it’s ok to say no too. I found that my clients respected me and my time more.

SR - What is a misconception about the wedding industry you’d like to change or address?

KM - Honestly that it’s all “fun.” I love what I do but it is a LOT of hard work and I wouldn’t always call it fun. There is a lot going on at the same time and it has to run smoothly. And most people have no idea what event planning entails. This is your job and you are responsible for what happens.

SR - What excites you the most about working in the wedding industry?

KM - The relationships I have gained, with my clients, families, and the talented professionals I get to work with. The networking group plays such a big part in that I’ve been able to shadow some great planners and learn from them. I can pull a team together with those relationships I’ve made.

SR - What is your favorite part of what you do?

KM - How rewarding this job is. We work sometimes a year or longer and countless hours on one event. Seeing it all come together and the client being so excited makes it all worth it!

SR - So can you describe for me your favorite type of client to work with?

KM - One that trusts me and my team. They may have met with other planners, but have said to me “you get me,” you know exactly what I want and what I’m looking for. That’s a good feeling.

SR - How have you continued your education?

KM - I have attended different workshops and I always like to work with other planners. You are able to learn so much from each other.

SR - OK, let's get to some fun easy questions. How would your friends describe you?

KM - Umm...I would say fun, loyal, honest. I am that friend when asked to be honest I’m honest. I think they appreciate that. Spontaneous. I’m always wanting to get out and do something go somewhere. Like skydiving or hiking. Just being outdoors.

SR - These are some amazing qualities. It’s says a lot about who you are. Name three things you can’t live without.

KM - Oh wow! This is hard let me think...Bailey (my dog) I have to say coffee and my running shoes.

SR - So obviously running is a big deal to you. How does that fit in with your schedule?

KM - I make time. Usually it works for me to get out about 3 times a week. I’ve always been a runner.

SR - Who is your biggest role model? And why?

KM - My dad. He’s always supportive, honest, loving and one of the best people I know. We have a great relationship. He’s my best friend. I truly can’t say enough how much I enjoyed my conversation with Kristin! She is a fantastic addition to the AACWP family. Kristin is a first time instructor for our July course and will be going over the ins and outs of Receptions.

For more on Kristin, visit her at

Or follow her on Facebook at and Instagram



AACWP is a non-profit association primarily focusing on the education of wedding planners. Our leadership consists of current members providing support, resources, and networking for wedding planners, as well as professional development, certification, and continuing education.

View Posts By Category

Upcoming Training Courses

Training Courses

Next Session
November 3, 2019 - January 13, 2020
For More Details

February 17-21, 2020
Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine
2200 Bass Pro Court
Grapevine, TX 76051
Registration coming soon!

Upcoming Events


13th Annual Vendi Awards
An Industry Event
February 9, 2020
Details coming soon!

AACWP on Instagram

  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Wendy Kidd Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Wendy Kidd Company: Each and Every Detail ⠀ Wendy Kidd began her wedding career as a venue manager and saw a need for so many couples lost in the wedding planning process. So she jumped head first into education and became a trained wedding planner, starting her own company in 2006. Her passion for helping those lost couples to actually enjoy wedding planning has been a driving force for her business and continued education. ⠀ Wendy fell in love with the industry as well, volunteering on boards of local groups and taking on
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Like the beautiful details in this
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Like the beautiful details in this shot with Morgan Cherney, owner and lead planner for Southern Enchantments, your wedding can shine and show your personality in a way that guests will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. The right details can make any wedding or event all the more special. ⠀ And when there can be a million details going into your wedding weekend, why not leave it to the professionals? A planning company like Southern Enchantments can make all the difference! ⠀ Whether you want full service planning, month-of coordination, or you just
  •  Save the date for some fun upcoming events!
    ⠀ Save the date for some fun upcoming events! ⠀ We have one more major education event for the year in November. This will be open to not only members but also to anyone who fits the criteria for being a member who would like to come experience an educational dinner and consider membership. Coming in December is the annual members' Celebrate event! A little different this year, we will enjoy an evening of games and surprises with fun food stations. Looking ahead to 2020, mark your calendars for the annual Vendi Awards! This event sells out every year, so
  •  MEMBER MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENT  Membership has its privileges! What
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENT ⠀ Membership has its privileges! What kind of great perks do our members get access to? Among the beneficial business aspects like member promotions, mentorships, networking, online peer forum, etc., members also have fun at our yearly events such as this upcoming members only holiday party! ⠀ Members, save the date for a fun-filled evening with festive holiday cocktails, exciting games, yummy treats, and retro-inspired Christmas spirit! Come check out a great venue with a storied history at the newly renovated Statler Hotel. Bring a date and your ugliest holiday sweater and party the night away
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  We love a gorgeous couples shot
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ We love a gorgeous couple's shot with the city in the background! A historic or stylish downtown landscape can be just as beautiful for your photos as a lush garden or countryside venue. ⠀ And planners like AACWP member Kerrie Smith and her team at A Stylish Soiree can work with you to find the perfect venue to fit your personality and style to create those memorable shots. ⠀ With a full team of planners and event and floral specialists, A Stylish Soiree can create the wedding of your dreams. Offering month-of coordination, full service planning,
  •  MEMBER MONDAY  AACWP Featured Member Ruth Spirer Company
    ⠀ MEMBER MONDAY ⠀ AACWP Featured Member: Ruth Spirer Company: Weddings & Events by Ruth ⠀ Ruth Spirer began her career in Israel, her home country, and fell in love with hospitality and weddings. With her vast experience in the hospitality industry she has held key management, catering and event planning positions in both Israel and America. Being multi-national and multi-lingual gives Ruth the ability to successfully work with a wide range of cultures, traditions and customs. Since starting her own business in 2004, Ruth has become industry expert, particularly in the multi-cultural and inter-faith arenas. ⠀ As an AACWP
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  One of our own wonderful planners
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ One of our own wonderful planners was featured on Brides of North Texas! Check out these gorgeous pictures from  @stephaniebrazzle ⁠ of the amazing work by Whitney Bailey and team of  @engagedeventsdallas ⁠. ⠀  #Repost   @bridesofnorthtx  • • • • • • “I was extremely excited about the planning aspect of our wedding. I am very much into parties and entertaining, and I knew this would be a rare time we would get all of our family and friends together. As it got closer to the big day I definitely had to learn to let go and let
    ⠀ NOVEMBER OPEN MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: ⠀ Leveling Up; What is Luxury? ⠀ Registration is open for the November Meeting! Join us Tuesday, November 12th at Dallas World Aquarium for a fun evening of networking, education, great food, and a fun atmosphere! ⠀ Come enjoy a special evening of education with our friend Julian Leaver. The Dapper Diplomat is Julian’s medium for polishing the basic sales and service training most employees receive. He speaks across the country and conducts workshops for some of the nation’s finest brands to elevate communication, dining, business and social skills. ⠀  Learn all about the ins and
  •  FEATURE FRIDAY  Thank you to Tacari Weddings for
    ⠀ FEATURE FRIDAY ⠀ Thank you to Tacari Weddings for featuring the work of AACWP planner Lynn Jackson of Fit & Fab Weddings! Loving this gorgeous couple and the special details on their day. ⠀ Repost  @fitandfabweddings  • • • • • • Soooo happy to see the wedding of Mary Kate and Julie published! Thank you  @tacariweddings  for sharing photos of this beautiful couple and their marriage celebration. And shout out to their awesome photographer  @jazmynblu_photography . This wedding could not have been so amazing without such a great team of vendors, and I feel blessed to have been a
  •  A big thank you to PalmWood Event  Conference
    ⠀ A big thank you to PalmWood Event & Conference for hosting our members recently at this great educational luncheon! The venue was beautiful with amazing views and the food was delicious.All of our sponsors helped to make this a fun and beautiful event. ⠀ And our inspiring speaker Debra Austin did a fantastic job engaging everyone and creating an interactive experience to make learning easy and entertaining. Check out her story and what her company can do for your business at Chaos2Results Busines Coaching. ⠀ Want to join us for our next big event? This November potential members can

Would you like to receive AACWP's blog updates right in your inbox? Click below to sign up for our email list, powered by Constant Contact.