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Welcome to Lovestruck. We are a boutique event design and planning company based in Nebraska, and we proudly produce celebrations throughout The Midwest. Our company is comprised of four harding-working women, whose skillsets and talents complement and inspire each other. Together we create weddings that speak uniquely to each couple we work with, so treat yourself to an event with hand-picked details and precise execution that will present an experience both you and your guests will cherish. Our attention to detail and imaginative designs offer clients and families the opportunity to enjoy not only the celebration, but the entire planning and design process. We invite you to explore our website, learn about our creative process, and find inspiration in our past work.

Lovestruck Wedding and Events wedding planner in Midwest

Candace Kalasky

Owner + Creative Director
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Candace Kalasky founded Lovestruck in 2011 with sound organizational skills and a keen eye for design. After leaving her career as a web developer, she constructed a unique and intensive wedding planning process rooted in creative strategy. Candace believes weddings should express the endearing qualities of the people they are celebrating, so forming relationships with her clients is top priority.

Couples are drawn to Candace’s layered designs filled with intentional details. She works tirelessly to ensure optimal color, scale, texture, and balance are achieved in each design. You will often find her working at her desk with a tape measure, sketchbook, fabric swatches, and pantone color book in arms reach. She never underestimates the power of hard work and a good dance break to energize her creative soul.  

Lovestruck wedding planner in Midwest Omaha and Kansas City

Lindsay Martian

Lead Event Producer
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Lindsay joined the Lovestruck team in 2014, but she’s been Candace’s partner in crime (as her sister) for the past 30 years. Her logistically-focused heart manages all of the coordination details of our weddings. She ensures each client is given the time and love they deserve throughout the planning process. Her approachable and warm personality are invaluable assets to our team.

Lindsay believes weddings are built on a foundation of well-documented and verified details. She is passionate about clutter-free spaces, quality time with her family, and efficiently checking off her to-do list with lightening speed. Her organizational skills are utilized beyond our clients’ weddings. Just stop by our studio, and you will be awestruck by our meticulously organized storage room.

Lovestruck wedding planner in Midwest Omaha and Kansas City

Allison Kuklis

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Allison has been working behind the scenes as Lovestruck’s graphic designer for the past five years. She creates all of the tactile design elements for our events including custom wedding stationery, dinner menus, and hand-painted large-scale signage. Her design talents allow us to produce completely custom and cohesive designs for each client.

Allison comes from a family that loves to craft, so you could say design is in her blood. Her instagram filled with quilting, sewing, and painting projects will make you want to start (and hopefully finish) your own crafting project. When she’s not designing, you will find her spending time with her sidekick Nora, a silver lab.

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Rachael Bannister

Production Manager
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Rachael is the newest addition to the Lovestruck Team. Her detailed-eye and organization skills are invaluable to the services we offer our clients. Rachael directs venue set-up, and ensures every design detail is in it’s proper home. 

How to Work with Us


The first step is to send us some initial details about your wedding by filling out our contact form. When we receive your submission, we’ll schedule a consultation to learn more about your celebration.


During our consultation, we’ll gather some preliminary details about your event, share more about who we are, and discuss how we can bring your wedding vision to life. After our conversation, we’ll follow up with our Services Guide and a quote.


If you feel like Lovestruck is a good fit for your wedding, we’ll send you a contract. Once we receive your signed contract and deposit, your wedding date will be officially booked and the planning process will begin!