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Co-owner and President of Michaelis Events, Signature Studio Events, Event Staffers, and A Wizard's Christmas. Lauren’s primary job is managing the leadership team, acquiring large partnerships and contracts, and overseeing the profitability of new ventures.
Professionally, Lauren is well known around Louisville and in the events mainstream. She has over 15 years of experience and has contributed in executing over 3,500+ events. She has also been featured in many media publications such as Today’s Woman, Style Me Pretty, Louisville Business First, and more.
Kalye is also one of the owners of Michaelis Events. Her job is primarily the “Visionary” for our company, as well the director of marketing, software development, and lead creator of all big budget events.
Professionally, Kalye is an Interior Designer by trade, but developed a passion for event design after watching, David Tutera’s show “My Fair Wedding”. She started working with Owner, Denise and her team and started transitioning the company from an exclusive catering company to a full-service Events Experience company. She has also been featured in Styleblueprint.
Starting back in 2015, A Wizard's Christmas began in a small re-furbished church in Frankfort, KY. With vaulted Gothic ceilings, and industrial finishes the main space mimicked the Great Hall space in the movie franchise. Right away the event was dreamed up to transport guests into the sorting ceremony of the movie!
Our first years design was a basic re-creation of the Sorting Ceremony with the sorting of our guests into their houses, a banquet feast, and iconic character appearances. Our main goal was to make the atmosphere as close to the movie set as possible for a magical experience. With floating candles, wood rustic tables, themed house decor, and iconic sets from the movie.
With only 1 weekend available to purchase and 450 seats, the event sold out in 2 days!
Due to the event being a large success, we decided to bring it back a second year to Frankfort, but this time we wanted to add in our own history. With elements of the movie franchise as well as a little of our own, Alabaster School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a North American Wizarding School, was created! This allowed us to get super creative and create new elements of the wizarding community that guests have never seen before!
With only 2 weekends and 900 seats, the event sold out in 1 week!
The marketplace was born! Guests loved the sorting ceremony and banquet but wanted the next magical experience. So, we decided to add a small outdoor marketplace with a limited selection of items for sale. Due to the limitations of the building, the only available space for our new set was in a heated tent in the confided gardens. Navigating the space had it's challenges and we soon made the decision that the event had outgrown it's former site and needed a new location! So the scouting began!
This year we opened up 4 weekends for guests to purchase with, over 1900 seats! The event sold out in 2 weeks!
Finding a new home would not be easy! We searched for a space that would primarily house a larger number of people but still be in close proximity to the majority of our guests. A WOW atmosphere was also desired, as well as finding ways to keep our guests warm in the winter months. With already a limited amount of spaces to choose from, we decided to try out the Louisville Zoo! With a large steel tent structured tent, it was a great "blank canvas" really go above and beyond with our design. Adding in a custom made life-size replica marketplace and a full stage for our story and characters to come to life. We were able to bring our audience a much bigger and more immersive event than we thought possible!
This year we opened 8 weekends for uests to purchase and over 3,000 seats! The event sold out in 1 month!