Welcome to the Bride’s Haven

The Bridal Retreat

The Bridal Retreat is the creation of Kristin Sullivan, a Master Wedding & Event Planner.

Kristin decided to add wedding planning to her travel & event planning career when her own destination wedding went wrong in the hands of an unreliable resort wedding planner. Kristin was busy working a full-time job and arranging travel for her friends and family to attend the celebration. With so much going on, she relied on what she believed was the expert on-site. Unfortunately, this was not the case! Kristin had to spend the 48 hours before her vows fixing issues that never should have been issues in the first place on a luxury private island resort.

After nearly two decades of celebration planning, she realized that there was a need for a healthier planning process in this busy, chaotic world we reside in. And after months of research, she discovered that there was no easy solution being offered, so she created one — The Bridal Retreat!

Since then, Kristin has been actively involved in preparing, assisting and guiding brides-to-be in creating happy memories leading up to and on their special day!

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Kristin hosts a Sunday morning feature on Facebook called LeftoverCakeChat, where she talks all things wedding while eating cake and drinking champagne from her vintage mobile office camper. With a preference to remaining behind the scenes, Kristin has had a wedding feature on ABC Primetime, she had been quoted in People.com and published in many magazines.

When not planning celebrations, Kristin splits her time between Nashville and Naples. Traveling, stand up paddleboarding and hanging out with her 4-legged fur buddy Abaco are some of her favorite things.

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The Bridal Retreat Team


We’ve brought the best people together to give you a holistic and transformative experience in your wedding planning journey. From budgeting to physical wellbeing, we will help you to ensure you enjoy the planning process as well as your special day!

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Jenell Kelly


Jenell is an experienced Registered Nurse with a lifelong passion for nurturing and empowering others in their time of need. Through her commitment and dedication, she has built a strong presence in health and wellness on various platforms. She has become known for guiding others on achieving a clear vision that allows them to live a life free from stress. Driven by her own life experiences of physical, spiritual, and financial challenges, she is fully committed to leading others to live their best life.

While focusing on her nursing career, she realized she missed her physical well-being love. She noticed an improvement in energy, clarity, and attention after making certain dietary modifications. She works with Kristin to help people build their lives on love, wellness, and freedom by combining her expertise and experience with her enthusiasm for helping others.

Erin Washington


Erin is a mother of two and a former D1 collegiate athlete. She struggled with her weight and body image for 20 years before finding a way to live a balanced life. She no longer skips a workout, but she also doesn’t turn down a beverage.

Erin owns “Squats and Margaritas,” a fitness blog that encourages women to work out hard while still having fun.  Her writings detail her issue with eating, how she overcame it, and the formula she used to see results in the gym finally. Her purpose is to inspire women to live their lives in harmony and to discover their best selves.

Kathryn McCann


Kathryn McCann, founder of Hang Zen Yogis, is a nationally certified E-RYT 500 yoga instructor through Yoga Works. Known for her enthusiasm and inspirational teaching, she integrates the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, blending energetic vinyasa flow with precise alignment techniques from her ballet and contemporary dance training.

Her classes feature meditation, visualization, intention, and prayer, fostering a journey of healing and empowerment. Kathryn holds a BFA in Ballet from East Carolina University and has danced professionally with The Moving Poets Theatre of Dance, Sea World San Diego, and San Diego Dance Theatre. Now based in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, she teaches yoga and SUP yoga.

Erin Leon


Erin Leon started in the event management industry by coordinating her college events, galas, and graduations. Her event organizing skills won her a position at a hotel, and she continued her profession in Florida after graduation.

Erin worked in all hotel sections, learning the operations, sales, and marketing from the ground up, between promotions and transfers across hotels throughout Florida. Knowing her love was for events, she realized that sales and event organizing was her passion. Her ability to see all sides of a matter allows everyone to obtain the creative, memorable experience they want while staying under budget. Now an owner of a Café, sales manager for a restaurant, a planner with Swivel Group Events, and a coach for The Bridal Retreat, Erin’s drive to help people continues to grow every day!

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