ABOUT KATE, THE EVENT PLANNER
I have spent the last 10 (!!) years planning events. Weddings, corporate retreats, festivals, golf tournaments, and parties of all kinds. But celebrations are my passion, and there is no greater celebration than a wedding!
I love organizing hotel room blocks and transportation timelines as much as I love picking linens and designing tablescapes. I get irrationally excited about invitation suites and creative guest books ideas. I cry every time a bride is about to walk down the aisle. I believe that SHOUT is the best wedding song EVER. I know that everyone, no matter what their visions are or budget is, deserves the wedding of their dreams!
At your wedding, I will be a task master, a confidant, a seamstress, a waitress, a meteorologist, an electrician and a dance floor bully - but I will also get hungry and can't promise that I won't sneak in a few bites of wedding cake!
ABOUT KATE, THE REGULAR PERSON
I love party dresses and giant turtleneck sweaters. I believe that everyday love stories are the best stories. I am a TERRIBLE dancer. I keep my life in order with a paper calendar and post its. I don't think you can ever have too many cozy blankets, throw pillows, coasters or serving trays. I love New England - the mountains, the beaches, the cities, the suburbs. But mostly, I can't wait to meet you!
I currently live in Massachusetts with my husband and two kids.
When we work together, every step of the process is an important (and fun) one, from our very first meeting, to brainstorming design ideas, to coordinating the master wedding weekend timeline. I will help you find the perfect venue, align you with vendors to match your style, aesthetic, and budget and work with all parties to bring your wedding vision to life. I manage all of the details so that you can enjoy the fun parts of wedding planning – picking colors, choosing your dress, and showing up without a worry on the big day - to enjoy what's truly important!
For most couples it is the first time that they are embarking on their wedding planning journey. There will be moments of total excitement and moments of total panic. My hope is that I can help navigate your way through the planning process, answer the questions you didn't even know you had and be there on the day so that you can relax and have a blast at the best party of your life. My goal is to create a day full of love, beauty, and personality that you and all of your friends and family will remember for a lifetime.
I would love to chat with you! Shoot me a note and let's get the conversation started!
"Kate Dawson could plan the rest of my life and I'd be happy. My wife and I had a destination wedding, and Kate made the process of sourcing and negotiating with out-of-town vendors a total breeze. Kate's fee, which is reasonable, was totally off-set by the money she saved us via her vendor negotiations. On the day of our wedding, Kate was a calming presence -- making sure everything ran smoothly, and most of all, that my wife and I had a blast. She's kind of a force of nature. I'm a huge fan." - 2014 Groom
“It's obvious you love weddings and all the details that go along with them. Your enthusiasm is infectious. You are so good at allowing and helping the bride/groom to make their own vision, minimizing the annoying logistical aspect, and planting wonderful, fun and personal ideas as you go along.” - 2015 Bride
"Kate Dawson is the bomb. Of all the decisions we made during the wedding planning process, hiring Kate to plan our wedding was by far the best one. The investment was well worth it. She's smart, polite and fantastic at what she does." - 2015 Bride
"Your spirit, skill, creativity, energy and expertise transformed my daughter's wedding from good to GREAT. As we reflect on our fun interactions, the photos of the event and all of the amazing details, we realize how essential you were on so many levels. You taught us a lot as we moved through the variety of stages. But most of all, I was able to completely let go and trust you - and that is a great gift!" - 2013 Mother of the Bride
“What do people call you, an event magician?” – Kelsey DeWitt, Photographer
"Kate made our wedding more amazing than I ever imagined. My husband and I had a destination wedding which can be stressful but Kate made me feel so comfortable and reassured throughout the entire wedding planning process. She is extremely detail oriented with the most beautiful and classic taste. She offered the best advice from negotiating vendor contracts to choosing what to include in the welcome bags...I cannot say enough about Kate and recommend her to all of my friends!" - 2012 Bride