Located in Santa Cruz, California, Atlas Design Studio is a wedding planning and coordination business that serves the San Francisco Bay, Carmel Valley, and Monterey areas. Founder, Katie Hillenga, incorporates her past studies at the New York Fashion Institute and extensive experience planning special events into each new project she oversees. Katie aims for clients to enjoy their wedding and the days leading up to it with as little worry as possible, providing assistance and guidance each step of the way.
Working closely with clients, Atlas Design Studio endeavors to create a celebration that effortlessly fulfills each couple’s wedding dream. Combining creativity with methodological execution, Katie offers clients the following services:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Meghan · Married on 07/04/2019
I would highly recommend Katie as your wedding planner AND I would also highly recommend you get a wedding planner for your wedding, especially Day-of, because there are just so many things to think about and timing to keep track of that it really helps to have someone professional like Katie who can take care of everything so you can enjoy your day.Sent on 07/25/2019
We just got married in July at Holman Ranch and we were lucky to have Katie be our Day of Coordinator. She was amazing and I can't imagine having our wedding without her help. She is super organized, professional, responsive to emails/texts/calls, and she knows her stuff and is on top of it. She was a calming presence on our wedding day, and was good at keeping us on schedule to get photos done, hurry to not miss the sunset for photos, remind us of cake cutting time, etc Overall she made sure everything was taken care of so we could enjoy the day and spend time with our loved ones.
I was also really impressed by all of her work before the wedding to make sure all details were thought of, vendors contacted, and she also helped find a few last minute vendors. I really appreciate her taste and attention to detail, and she is just an overall very pleasant person to be around. She is a real gem! I highly recommend hiring Katie for your wedding!
Also, if you are getting married at Holman Ranch, Katie is your gal as she knows everyone and knows the venue very well.
Atlas Design Studio's reply:Thank you Meghan for the sweet review! I absolutely loved working with you and so excited for you and Linas! Looking forward to seeing what the future brings you two :)
Savannah Jones · Married on 05/19/2019
Amazing! Atlas Design Studio Nails It
Katie is the most professional, organized, and dedicated event planner I have had the pleasure of working with. She goes above and beyond to bring your visions to fruition. Katie excels at providing creative solutions when unforeseen circumstances arise and works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly. Her eye for design is a refreshing break from the sea of everything Pinterest. Surely, you will have a wonderful experience working with her just as I did!Sent on 06/12/2019
Nicole Winterhalder · Married on 12/08/2018
Loved having Katie - hire her!
I could not have asked for a better day-of coordinator for our wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel. Prior to getting married, I honestly did not feel I would need to hire a wedding planner, as I am kind of a perfectionist and had a very particular vision and spent months planning every detail of my wedding. However, I can genuinely say that looking back, hiring Katie as my wedding planner for the month leading up to my wedding was probably one of the most important and critical elements to making our day so special, effortless, and stress free. Katie’s attention to detail, organization, and professionalism in dealing with vendors is so valuable in the wedding planning process. Her knowledge of the wedding industry, vendor connections, negotiating contracts, and invaluable experience coordinating countless weddings was so valuable. In hindsight, I wish we had her with us along the entire planning process.Sent on 05/16/2019
Katie made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and gave me the confidence and reassurance that everything I had planned or envisioned would be well taken care of on our big day. I was beyond impressed with how Katie and her assistant executed every detail of our wedding- from ceremony, to reception, to everything in between. There was not a single detail missed. Katie gracefully addressed any unexpected bumps in the road that came up in such a calm and professional manner that both my husband and I were completely unaware of anything that may have gone wrong. I truly was able to sit back and enjoy my wedding day without stressing, knowing that everything was well taken care of.
I would highly recommend hiring Katie, you will not be disappointed!
Still looking for a day-of planner for your wedding this year? I am offering up to 50% off my month-of package to help you finalize all your details for your wedding day for weddings in 2019! Inquire to learn more.