Stasia Anthony brought her own exquisite style of entertaining and event planning to the Newport area in the late 1980s. Having directed all of the executive in-house entertaining and corporate events for Citibank in New York, Stasia returned to her native city of Newport with a strong background in designing, managing and overseeing special events, from intimate social and corporate dinner parties for 10-20 guests to weddings, gala fundraisers and corporate outings delighting 200-600.
In Rhode Island, she built a thriving catering business, Glorious Affairs, and in 2000 founded Exquisite Events, a full service event planning business that specializes in high-end weddings, corporate events, private parties and fundraisers. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Stasia strives to realize every client’s vision—assessing and anticipating needs (often from multiple people), taking care of and overseeing every detail—so that all events, from casual backyard barbeque’s to once-in-a-lifetime weddings reflect each client’s unique style and tastes. Guests as well as hosts take note of all the touches Stasia includes, from imaginative accents to inspired themes.
Possessing the flexibility, creativity and organizational skills necessary to respond to the unexpected and solve any problem, Stasia can sequester just the right resources to handle any crisis–and make it invisible to host and guests. Beautiful, personal, meaningful, memorable are the hallmarks of events planned by Stasia. A proven track record of personalized and exceptional service, she has the experience, the established relationships with top area vendors, and the design and managerial expertise to thrill you and your guests.
For over twenty years, Kelli DuBeau has been a leading expert in interior tent décor and ambient lighting in the Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts area. Planning and designing parties has been a part of Kelli’s life for as long as she remembers and she considers herself extremely lucky to have been able to turn her true passion for design into a highly successful decor company.
In the late 1980’s Kelli accepted a position as the “social secretary” for the Newport Naval Officer’s Club. In her 11 year stay she worked her way up to club manager and first introduced the naval base to formal tented events. This ignited her interest in the world of tents!
Soon after, Kelli opened The Main Event which over the years evolved into Exquisite Events, a full service event coordination and design company where she has partnered with distinguished event coordinator Stasia Anthony. The Exquisite Events team is now decorating over 100 tented venues per season in the New England region and is a preferred vendor at the area’s most prestigious venues.
Kelli’s passion for event design and tent decoration is unyielding. Clients love to see her eyes light up with excitement as she designs their event. Kelli’s rare mix of resourcefulness, imagination and style has made this seasoned designer an industry favorite.