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by Katie Gibbons 

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Katie is a wedding and event planner & coordinator, helping busy women host their dream events!  All the while, helping them be free of stress and full of joy.  

wedding planning

personal

event tips & tricks

popular posts

Using Pinterest (correctly) to Plan your Wedding

Avoiding Awkward Wedding Party Introductions

Why Hire a Day-of Coordinator?

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Browse our various blog posts below. Have a question that isn't answered?  Click on over to the contact page and ask me!  You'll get a direct response within 48 hours!

Downtown Des Moines Wedding Couple

WOOOOWEEEE do I have a treat for you guys!  I am (finally) getting around to writing up a blog post on the exquisite Downtown Des Moines wedding that I coordinated near the end of this summer.  It’s a stunner- just like its couple! The Bride Maddie, my bride, first reached out to me over Instagram.  […]

wedding day-of coordinator

Why should you hired a wedding Day-of coordinator? I was going to be clever with this post.  But you know what?  This is really really simple. You should hire a day-of coordinator for your wedding so that you (and your groom, and your mom, and your besties) actually get to enjoy your wedding day. I […]

iowa wedding planner

You’re engaged!! CONGRATS!  Now you get to plan your very own wedding!  Or, if you want to significantly reduce the amount of overwhelm and stress you’re bound to feel, you get to choose a wedding planner to help you create your dream day!! Obviously, I’m a huge proponent of hiring a wedding planner to help […]

Every girl’s favorite P-word: Pinterest.   I know, I know, cue the angelic singing with a tiny stream of white light shining through a break in the clouds.  You know it, you love it, you pin all of it.   And wedding planning pinning?  HECK YES.  This is what dreams are made of!  Really, Pinterest […]

One of mine and my husband’s new favorite things to do on the weekend is to take a stroll around campus.  We live in Ames, Iowa, and Iowa State’s beautiful campus is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our house.  So on every pleasant Sunday, we hop in our car, drive the […]

One of my very favorite things that my husband and I did before our wedding was get our wedding party together a couple of days before the ceremony.  In an attempt to make everyone feel comfortable, and avoid that awkward middle school dance-girls on this side-boys on the other-situation at the wedding, we introduced everyone […]

wedding bridesmaids bouquets

Yup.  Go ahead and echo the “Bum, Bum, BUMMM” in your head.  If you’re like me, you find it really inconvenient when someone disagrees with you. It’s not so much that they disagree, it’s that, well, we have to find a way to reconcile and come to terms with each other. And that can be […]

hey y'all! I'm katie

Categories

Katie is a wedding and event planner & coordinator, helping busy women host their dream events!  All the while, helping them be free of stress and full of joy.  

wedding planning

personal

event tips & tricks

popular posts

Using Pinterest (correctly) to Plan your Wedding

Avoiding Awkward Wedding Party Introductions

Why Hire a Day-of Coordinator?

scoop

get the 

Browse our various blog posts below. Have a question that isn't answered?  Click on over to the contact page and ask me!  You'll get a direct response within 48 hours!