Planning Team



Madison joined the McKenzie Phillips Events team as an event assistant while attending college. And after a year and a half of hard work and long weekends as McKenzie’s “right hand” to make our couples’ wedding days everything they’ve dreamed of and more, she was promoted to a planner role in 2018.

She takes pride in her ability to form connections, and even friendships, with both the vendors and brides and grooms who work with McKenzie Phillips Events. Not to mention, her outgoing and fun personality, ability to create and follow schedules, and keep up with communications between brides and vendors makes her an absolute asset to the team!


As an event assistant, Mary loves being able to get to watch couples come together as one, but also help bring their dream day to life! When she’s not busy lending a helping hand at weekend weddings, she serves as the Assistant Director at an Early Learning Center in Overland Park, Kansas - carrying out her passion for working with children. Not to mention, whenever she has some free time, she can be found getting crafty! Creating different designs and projects on her Cricut craft machine is one of her favorite hobbies.




Having recently made her way back to Kansas to work part-time as a para for an elementary school, Lindsay also brings her unique set of skills to her role as an event assistant for MPE. She loves working weddings because she gets to help people celebrate one of their happiest days and bring their vision for that day to life. And when she’s not busy doing exactly that, she can be found enjoying time with the most important people in her life - her boyfriend, friends, and family.

Cherish burton

In the spring of 2018, Cherish joined the MPE team as an event assistant and brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge. Growing up, she spent a lot of time with her mother who was a wedding planner as well. Though she decided to follow a different path and enter the world of Cosmetology to provide hair and makeup services for bridal parties, she couldn’t stay away from helping women plan the most important day of their lives!




Colleen joins the MPE team as a two-time graduate of Pittsburg State University, having received her Bachelor's degree in 2013 and Masters in School Counseling in 2015. When she’s not helping couples enjoy their day as an event assistant, she’s working as an elementary school counselor in the Kansas City area, spending time with close family and friends, traveling, and going to concerts! Her favorite thing about working for MPE? Being the extra set of hands to make your day your dream!