Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Nicole Kaney, Founder & Owner

Nicole Kaney, owner of NK Productions Wedding Planning (NKP), a wedding planning company in Sarasota has 20 years of experience in the events and wedding industry. Nicole’s mission is to direct every detail of a wedding with creative flair and unparalleled service. The NK Productions Team has grown to 6 LEAD coordinators and a full time office manager, office assistant and, not to mention our “day of” wedding team. NKP executes 75 events a year and is celebrating 13 years of business. Nicole and her team can be seen planning weddings and events often at the Ritz-Carlton of Sarasota, The Powel Crosley Estate, Selby Gardens, Gasparilla Inn, Ringling Museum of Art, Longboat Key Club, and Bay Preserve for brides and grooms locally and from all over the US and Europe. Nicole and her team also work in Bradenton, Tampa, St Petersburg, Manasota Key and Boca Grande. The NKP opened an office in Boca Grande in 2018. NKP is committed to understanding the client’s personal vision, and using it to create your dream event – whether intimate and elegant or lively and grand.

Korrin Kelly, Lead Planner & Design

Growing up in South Carolina, Korrin has always had a natural knack for southern charm. Over the years her style has evolved to more of the classic elegant vibe with a touch of Old Florida. Of course she loves all things flamingo! As lead planner and design, Korrin works alongside Nicole to create personalized weddings for all of our clients. We simply refer to her as the ‘Wedding Fairy’. When Korrin is not working you can find her on the beach, surrounded by her nieces and nephews or cheering at any sports event!

Korrin Kelly, Lead Planner & Design

Growing up in South Carolina, Korrin has always had a natural knack for southern charm. Over the years her style has evolved to more of the classic elegant vibe with a touch of Old Florida. Of course she loves all things flamingo! As lead planner and design, Korrin works alongside Nicole to create personalized weddings for all of our clients. We simply refer to her as the ‘Wedding Fairy’. When Korrin is not working you can find her on the beach, surrounded by her nieces and nephews or cheering at any sports event!

Kerri Bauer, Lead Planner

Kerri has always had a passion for events and planning, helping friends with various party planning and fundraising events. Prior to joining NKP in 2015, Kerri worked at local fine dining restaurants including Treviso in The Ringling Museum. While at the museum, she also worked many events in the catering department. Kerri’s customer service skills (and knowledge of the museum) made her the perfect addition to NKP. When not planning weddings, Kerri is spending time with her husband and two boys, homeschooling them, exploring local preserves, enjoying the beach and playing with her 5 rescue senior dogs.

Melanie Cabassol, Lead Planner

Following the opportunity to host a mass CPR Certification event held in the Dick Howser Stadium in an effort to help promote Christian Ponder for Heisman in 2010 (CP7 and CPR), Melanie genuinely developed a passion for event planning that was discovered late in her college days as a student at Florida State University. The event successfully certified over 300 participants in little over two hours! Melanie was hooked! She continued on to complete a master’s degree in Event Planning and Sports Administration. Her special attention to detail, innovative ideas, and patience makes for a perfect fit in the wedding planning industry. Currently, between spending time off at the beach and working as the Director of Experiences at IMG Academy, Melanie serves as one of our Wedding Coordinators. She is beyond excited to be a part of your big day!

Melanie Cabassol, Lead Planner

Following the opportunity to host a mass CPR Certification event held in the Dick Howser Stadium in an effort to help promote Christian Ponder for Heisman in 2010 (CP7 and CPR), Melanie genuinely developed a passion for event planning that was discovered late in her college days as a student at Florida State University. The event successfully certified over 300 participants in little over two hours! Melanie was hooked! She continued on to complete a master’s degree in Event Planning and Sports Administration. Her special attention to detail, innovative ideas, and patience makes for a perfect fit in the wedding planning industry. Currently, between spending time off at the beach and working as the Director of Experiences at IMG Academy, Melanie serves as one of our Wedding Coordinators. She is beyond excited to be a part of your big day!

Rachael LaMagna, Lead Planner

Rachael graduated from Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. Her passion for event planning began in college when she organized multiple events as the president and senior member of her campus social club. Her career experience throughout the event community over the past ten years is well rounded, ranging from overseeing Sarasota Ritz-Carlton exclusive social events to coordinating corporate events held at one of the largest global hedge fund firms in Manhattan, New York. As a married mother of two young children, Rachael embraces the opportunity to connect with families as they begin their lives together. As a Wedding Coordinator, Rachael helps couples visualize their wedding day dreams to reality.

Morgan Huson, Office Assistant

While attending USF for Hospitality Management, Morgan found her love for event planning through multiple classes and working school events. She had the opportunity to intern with NK Productions and truly enjoyed wedding planning, from all of the details that go into planning weddings to the fabulous venues Sarasota has to offer. This led to her to become our full time office manager and a lead wedding coordinator. In her spare time, you can find Morgan spending time with family and friends, by the pool or boating, or hanging out in downtown Tampa where she lives.

Morgan Huson, Office Assistant

While attending USF for Hospitality Management, Morgan found her love for event planning through multiple classes and working school events. She had the opportunity to intern with NK Productions and truly enjoyed wedding planning, from all of the details that go into planning weddings to the fabulous venues Sarasota has to offer. This led to her to become our full time office manager and a lead wedding coordinator. In her spare time, you can find Morgan spending time with family and friends, by the pool or boating, or hanging out in downtown Tampa where she lives.

Special thinks to Matt Rice Photography for his great work on our team photos.