Southern Graces hires event planner

Kelly Williamson has joined Southern Graces of Beaufort as a wedding and event planner.

Williamson is responsible for the design and coordination of Southern Graces events, as well as marketing and sales support for the company owned by Christopher and Bethany Hewitt.

Williams received a bachelor's degree in architectural design from Clemson University and a master's degree in interior design from Florida State University. She most recently was an interior design professor at the Art Institute of Charleston.

Southern Graces is a wedding and event business with a bistro at 809 Port Republic St.