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Wedding planner, designer, photographer and creative entrepreneur who helps curate epic events and sparks joy for clients through curated photography art. Let's hang and chat!

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The Women Behind Feathered Arrow Events

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All photos by: Rachel Stelter Photography

Hey friends! There have been so major changes happening here for Feathered Arrow and I wanted to update you all with some exciting news: I have a team! I’ve talked about the importance of outsourcing for your business and I  reached a point where I decided to bring on a team to give my clients the best, stress-free wedding planning experience! Recently, the team and I took over Venice Beach to have a photoshoot with the amazing photographer, Rachel Stelter. I felt like this was the perfect time to introduce you to Team Feathered Arrow Events:

Kari Dirksen

CEO + Lead Planner

Kari Dirksen of Feathered Arrow Events

I’m Kari and I’m the CEO, founder + lead planner of Feathered Arrow Events. I started Feathered Arrow in 2014, after a mission trip to Haiti made me realize I wanted to create a business I loved that also allowed me to give back. For every client, I am able to donate a percentage of their fee to a cause near to my heart. It’s been incredibly rewarding in so many ways to have this business and community surrounding me. (You can read more about the beginning of Feathered Arrow Events here!)

As the business has evolved, I wanted to flip the planning process upside down and help couples feel less stressed and enjoy being engaged instead of wishing the time away. We help clients create epic celebrations and wedding experiences. Often times our couples are very non-traditional but what’s most important is that our clients create a celebration that represents them!

Since starting my business, I have grown to include photography and a podcast called, The Local Table. It’s been a wild, wonderful ride + I’m so excited to see what the future holds for Team Feathered Arrow Events! 

Fun Fact about Kari: I’m a donut connoisseur. Seriously, ask me about the best donuts in LA! (hint: It’s Randy’s Donuts)

Jess Girard

Lead Planner

Jess is my right-hand gal! Together Jess + I work side by side to plan unforgettable weddings for our couples. We love working with creative couples who aren’t afraid to break the mold + have some major fun on their wedding day! If I’m not there at the wedding day, you can rest assured that Jess has it handled. You’ll find Jess on wedding days with a clipboard in hand making sure your wedding day is everything you envisioned! 

Fun fact about Jess: Jess is a newlywed! So, she knows first-hand the planning process and the stress that couples feel. Check out her wedding here

Jodi Hamburg

Office Administrator, Content Manager + Associate Planner

Jodi works behind the scenes most days helping to create and circulate content for Feathered Arrow’s blog, social media and handling our email marketing. You’ll find Jodi on event days assisting Kari + Jess helping make the day go smoothly. 

Fun fact about Jodi: When Jodi’s not working, she + her husband spend their days chasing after their two young kiddos. 

Team Feathered Arrow Events

It takes a village to run a business + as an entrepreneur, I know that Feathered Arrow’s success is a team effort! I’m forever grateful to this fierce team of mine that helps make every client’s dream a reality! Plus, when you work with us, it’s a guaranteed fun time!

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Ready to work with Team Feathered Arrow? Contact me on my homepage here and let’s get started!

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Expert Party Planner, Photographer, and Creative Entrepreneur.

I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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