- Mary Louise Kennedy
PRE Event Resources was introduced by the crew that brought Tailgate Guys to college campuses across the South. By providing tent and event rentals to East Alabama and West Georgia, PRE Event Resources, based in Auburn, AL, has quickly become the new way to do events. By placing the utmost importance on the unexpected details and superior customer service, our goal is for each client to walk away from their event with their expectations far exceeded.
Full Name: Mary Louise Kennedy
Where you call home: Auburn, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa, AL
Location/Coverage: East and Central Alabama/West Georgia/Birmingham/Lake Martin/Tuscaloosa
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: At PRE Event Resources, we’re proud to have been associated with some unbelievable events, some of which have allowed us to grace the pages of Southern Weddings. We take pride in bringing inventory items to our area that clients might have previously had to source from areas like Charleston, South Carolina, or Austin. We were recognized in 2014 as Inc. Magazine’s #1189 and again in 2015 as #1120 in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States… that was pretty cool.
How I got into weddings: Honestly, as a company founded by a couple of guys, we never expected to get into weddings. However, we have never accepted anything less than perfection in the execution of an event, which naturally pulled us into the wedding business! We’ve always loved bringing a unique feel to every event and that has only grown for each wedding we’ve been a part of. The individuality that our team has been able to bring to each wedding has certainly played a big part in the growth of our wedding business.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? We love how each wedding in the South is personal and unique. Whether a bride wears her mother’s wedding dress, the reception is held at the family farm or the couple’s dog is the ring bearer, each wedding has a special touch unique to their wedding and their heritage. That is what we try and help create for each of our brides. Each of our items can be used in a new way for each event. We love seeing our clients’ creativity!
Favorite part of a wedding day? Our favorite part of the wedding day is seeing everything come together. Whether it’s an existing venue or a blank canvas, it is fun to see each venue transform.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Enjoy your day! Trust your vendors you have selected and soak in every moment.
Dream travel destination? Greece
Favorite Southern city? Charleston (and Auburn, of course!)
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Pie bar
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Anthropologie
Succulents or peonies? Succulents