hey, I'm Kari
That my life would change forever in starting this business and running it for the past 9 years; all while experiencing the joys and hardships of being an entrepreneur. However, I wouldn't change it because I love being my own boss and making the impact that I know I can make on my clients. To make a greater impact through business, I support and donate frequently to Everytown for Gun Safety. As a gun violence survivor, it's important for me to take this issue head on and support gun reform in every way I can.
I had no idea at the time
I started this business in 2014 after getting laid off from a job that I was starting to feel miserable in and knew life didn't have to be this way. Fortunately for me, it gave me time to reflect and figure out what I wanted to do. I had a background in nonprofit work, event planning and photography but was trying to figure out what that looked like. That following summer, I went on a mission trip to Haiti. While I was there I was capturing the stories of the people who lived there and sharing them through my photography work to raise money for a nonprofit to help fund the community clinic. After I came back, I realized that I wanted to start my own business doing what I love so I could make the impact that I wanted on the world and in my own community. I wanted my business to support nonprofits that I championed and it’s a joy to be able to give back but also bring joy to people through helping them create such a memorable experience for their wedding and through my art of photography.
I'm a big coffee snob and in 2020, I bought an espresso machine at home to learn how to make lattes. My other dream business is to open a mobile coffee cart or shop. I think fall weather + wearing sweaters is the best time of the year next to Christmas. I’m a true donut connoisseur (Randy’s donuts in LA are my fav!) and any type of Asian cuisine will win me over, Sushi, Ramen, Pho, let's go! I think photos are one of the most important things to have in life, especially old photos from generations before and I think printing photos to have in your home is so important with everything being digital.
I'm a proud small town farm girl from Iowa. I love traveling, the outdoors and camping. Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world (if you haven't been, please go!) I can speak enough Spanish to get by and hope to one day be completely fluent. I believe wholeheartedly in the goodness of people, standing up for what you believe in and that kindness goes a long way. Thanks for being here and supporting my business.
A Few fun things about me....
Don't let the stress of wedding planning take over your life or make you feel overwhelmed. I can help you enjoy the process, take off some of the stress and provide you with the support you need. This is a big day and you're about to spend a lot of time planning it, so hire someone so that you can enjoy it. Take it from me and all my experience and as a recent bride, the day goes by SO FAST and I'm so grateful I had a team of people handling all the behind the scenes and logistics so I could relax and be present with my loved ones.
And now i'm going to spark some joy into your life.
designing weddings and planning the most epic celebrations for clients. I'm known for providing my clients with a killer wedding planning experience and throwing epic parties. I love curating photos and capturing the beautiful world we live in. Really, entrepreneurship is my thing and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Most days you can find me in my office space hanging out with my pup Dublin + my new handsome husband
can't live without
LEARNING TO SEW
people who wear white to a wedding, guests that are rude, late or feel entitled. (Remember, you're a guest), long and awkward toasts, garter tosses, wedding favors, stuffy weddings, bad food
first looks, taking photos at sunset, having late night snacks, no cake, inviting who you want, open bars, colorful weddings, first dances, writing your own vows, live music, signature cocktails, beautiful design, doing whatever the hell you want
"Never doubt that a small, thoughtful, committed group of citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
WORdS TO LIVE BY
My top blog post where I share all my free wedding planning tips and tricks to easily plan your big day, stress free of course.
Prints from the mountains, Iceland, the ocean to the desert. Find a print that fits your home and sparks some joy.
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Whether you're looking for the best wedding planner in the biz (us) to plan a stress free day or looking for that next beautiful print to hang in your home, or maybe both! Let's make magic, friends!