Kristi DePew, Owner, Eclipse Event Co.
Kristi was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, but her panache for planning started while attending Texas Tech University, where she coordinated and planned social, philanthropic and public events for her sorority, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Retail. Upon returning to Austin, Kristi began her local event-planning career at Elite Weddings, and then went on to work as an Event Consultant and Marketing Director for Premiere Events before earning her Certified Wedding and Event Planning certification through LWPI’s Wedding Planning Institute. Her background in rental and design give her a unique perspective in regards to event setup and attention to detail. She attributes her design aesthetic to her merchandising and design background, and prides herself on her photographic memory in regards to projecting wedding trends. In her free time, Kristi enjoys spending as much time as possible with her son Nathaniel, middle daughter Alexandria, new baby girl Madeline, and her husband Dan, whom she married at The Driskill Hotel in 2012. She has served as Vice President, President, and is currently serving as the Immediate Past-President for the Associated Wedding Planners of Austin (AWPA), and has also served as a past Board Member of the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), where she served as Fundraising Chair and Communications Chair.