All new clients will receive complimentary online planning tools with any Bespoke Planning Package!
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According to her brides, Kate Whelan is an incredibly organized “creative genius,” bursting with “amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Kate, along with consultants Lauren, Samantha and Sarah, bring a myriad of skills and talents to the table—ranging from graphic design, to crafting and quilting, to interior design. The team of Kate Whelan Events™ has it covered. Their events are impeccably executed and full of extraordinary detail, and their brides are calm, confident and completely in the moment.
Kate Whelan Events customize their packages to fit your timeline, guest count, service needs and location. Their services include:
- Month of Coordination
- Partial Planning Services
- Full Planning Services
- Special Event Design
They also offer a wide range of online planning tools and even gorgeous laser-cut wedding stationery made from unexpected materials like leather and bamboo.
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“There was no one more familiar with my wedding vision than Kate. She nailed it!”
“Kate has an impeccable eye for style. I feel that she is a trendsetter and not a follower. While she is at the cutting edge of design, she never forces a style on a couple—she makes their love come to life in the decor. What a talent!!”
“Kate gave me something every bride should have…the gift of being present on your wedding day.”
“Kate has amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding. I never doubted her dedication to providing me with the wedding I had been building up my head for 20+ years.”
“She is a creative genius and extremely organized. Her ideas were endless which made for a beautiful wedding and her organization and focus made our day flow seamlessly. She never missed a beat.”
“The entire month before the wedding I felt as though I had a true partner in planning and someone who I could count on. I never ever felt like I would have received any more service had I paid more. She made me feel as though I was her number one priority.”
“I believe Kate had almost everything to do with the success of our event.”
“Simply put Kate (and team) is amazing.”
“Her online planning tools were beyond anything I ever could have imagined.”
“Kate absolutely listened to my vision and provided excellent advice and guidance to achieve our ideal wedding style.”
“She always thought of things that we did not—Kate thought of and anticipated everything.”
“Kate was thorough, attentive, thoughtful, and personable.”
“I was a happy, worry-free bride!”
“Their design aesthetic is very tasteful and spot on, as well as very versatile. They can do whatever vision a bride has.”
“The special thing that I want readers to know is that she is very good at communication. When planning a wedding it can be very stressful especially when vendors don’t respond to calls/emails or take multiple follow ups to get a response. However, I never once had to worry about that with Kate.”
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Questions and AnswersRead More Show Less
What 3 words best describe your work?Whimsical. Chic. Organized.
Why should someone hire you?It is within my best interest to ensure that my clients are a perfect fit for me—as I truly believe there is a perfect planner for every bride. The relationships that I develop with my clients allow me to build the trust needed for them to relax and enjoy their wedding day. I take pride in the fact that each and every one of our events is customized to each of our client's unique personality and tastes. Getting down to the brass tacks, we offer incomparable organization, utilizing customized online planning tools and comprehensive event scheduling tools that are loved by clients and vendors alike.
What are the common misconceptions about your services?It is very common for brides to be concerned that an event consultant will take over their wedding planning and turn it into something different than what they imagined. The truth is, if the right person is hired for the job, they will be your trusted advocate on the day of the event, making decisions on your behalf based on your unique preferences so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your day without having to sweat the small stuff.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?Having had a bad experience with my own wedding planner when organizing my own wedding, I decided to start my business to provide the quality of service I expected as a bride to my own clients. I keep my experience close to my heart, to ensure that I exceed expectations each and every time.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?Fashion magazines and blogs (Vogue, The Sartorialist, etc.), interior design magazines and blogs (Dwell, Elle Decor, Apartment Therapy, etc.), and of course, wedding magazines and blogs like Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, etc.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?Personal and intimate moments between our clients and their guests. This can be conveyed through thoughtful details, a heartfelt ceremony, or even surprise guest experiences.
What have weddings taught you?To relax and calmly solve problems without getting wrapped up in the drama.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?Enjoy EVERY moment—you will miss planning your wedding once it's over, so savor it! Also, take a deep breath and take it one step at a time. Lastly, for my clients who fall in love with many styles, remember that you will plan many parties in your lifetime and you can always save that decorating idea for a future birthday, anniversary, etc.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?I would love the ability to clone myself. Thankfully, I have many amazing team members who act as my clone when I cannot be everywhere at once!
What are 3 words that describe your personality?Fashionable. Detail-oriented. Organized.
What's your favorite marriage advice?A weekly date night is a must!
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?A glass of red wine while cooking dinner, and a bubble bath.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.I have a silver Labrador Retriever named Sterling and a teacup panther (large black house cat) named Sebastian.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?I am a huge foodie and love all kinds of cuisine from food trucks to chef's tables. Most recently, I adore Ella, Tuli, Magpie and Mulvaney's B & L.
About This Company
Kate Whelan Events has been featured in various online and printed publications including Sierra Style Real Weddings Magazine, Brides Northern California Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Elizabeth Anne Designs and many more.
Kate Whelan Events Covers These Areas:
- Bay Area
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- Sacramento / Gold Country
- San Francisco
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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