About Us

About us

Our Story

The inspiration to establish C.M.E.D. came after Chris had successfully planned a 50th birthday celebration for his beloved mother. She served as the catalyst for the brand that exists today. Originally Chris McKinley Consultants and Events, the company was officially launched in November of 2015. Specializing in candle lit luxury events, Chris McKinley Event Design has grown to become a household name among couples, and event hosts and hostesses across the southern region of the United States. Chris McKinley Event Design has become known for our lavish yet simplistic approach to elegance in every celebration. It is our goal to make sure that each client “Celebrate Luxuriously.”

What you stand for

At Chris McKinley Event Design, we are committed to create one of a kind memorable events. We also love establishing an intimate relationship with each client to create an event that caters to their personal taste, preferences, and overall event desires. We are committed to making this process stress-free. The Chris McKinley Event Design team delivers unparalleled service, expertise, and quality. The tears of joy and the faces of excitement are what drives us. There is no greater feeling than having our clients give us a huge bear hug at the end of their event. Being able to create incredible memories for our clients makes all of the hard work worth while

Chris J McKinley of Chris McKinley Event Design and his team did an immaculate job on our wedding and reception on January 18, 2020. The entire team was very well organized and extremely professional in the way they interacted with all of our guests and vendors.


Chris put in a lot of thoughtful details in everything that he touched, from the way he set up the venue to the timeline he laid out for us. He made sure that we were well taken care by ensuring that my husband and I were hydrated and properly accommodated throughout the day. I especially appreciated how he was able avert our worries from the beginning to the end for The Antwine Vibe 2020!