Katie has been planning weddings for over a decade and has events to her credit from the rolling Santa Ynez hills to the white sand beaches of Hawaii. Her background in design and extensive knowledge of textiles, rentals and floral design has established Wedding Kate as a premier event design planning firm in Southern California. She began her career in the industry as a teen and managed interships with some of the industry's most recognized celebrity planners. Seeing room for improvement and a desire to achieve client's dreams while maintaining the romance of the engagement period, Katie started her own firm. Wedding Kate has produced over 200 events and can't wait to fall in love with yours.
Favorite moment of the wedding day:
When the girl puts on her dress and becomes a Bride! I feel so honored and humbled that I get to be part of that moment.
Best part of the job:
My clients! I love my couples and learning about their story, how they fell in love and creating a celebration that reflects that is so rewarding. I love feeling so full of hope and excitement for them, being a wife myself I know that marriage is the most incredible promise and being part of that just makes me feel so fulfilled.
When did you know you would be a Wedding Planner:
As a child I sat in the lobby of a beautiful hotel and watched this lovely couple meet with their Wedding Planner. They talked about linens, flowers and logistics. I never looked back, I was 8 years old and the decision was made! To this day I can recall every detail about those people, their meeting and the feeling that gave me. Talk about detail oriented!
Speaking of design, Design or Logistcs? Which is your favorite:
Ah! These two pieces really go hand in hand but I would say I LOVE design. One thing that I take pride in is that I never design two weddings that are exactly the same. My design always reflects the client - I want their wedding to feel like it could ONLY be theirs!
Wedding Kate is proud to be featured by Style Me Pretty, Inside Weddings, Carats & Cake, The Knot, Santa Barbara Magazine, A Coastal Bride, Strictly Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine, Huffington Post and 100 Layer Cake