Located in Santa Cruz, California, Atlas Design Studio is a wedding planning and coordination business that serves the San Francisco Bay, Carmel Valley, Monterey, and Destination locations. 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:
8 Reviews for Atlas Design Studio
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jen D. · Married on 10/19/2019
Katie is the best!
I had the pleasure of working with Katie Hillenga for my wedding and I could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator!! She is very knowledgeable of vendors in the area, responds quickly to emails, texts and phone calls, remains organized throughout the process, and has a very professional and calm demeanor. She was very accommodating to making my vision for my wedding a reality and was always available to answer any questions I had or offer advice based on her experience in the field. I cannot say enough good things about Katie and my experience working with her. I would recommend anyone looking for a coordinator to book her ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!Sent on 10/22/2019
Atlas Design Studio's reply:Thank you Jen for the review! I had so much fun planning with you and your family, I hope to see you soon! Wishing you and Phil the best honeymoon! xx
Kaitlyn · Married on 09/01/2019
Katie is the best in the business
Katie will turn your wedding into a stress-free dream wedding!!! She is seriously everything you could want in a wedding coordinator - organized, professional, communicative, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, artistic eye, money saving tips, and an all around pleasure to be around. She was an advocate for us with our less than responsive (or new to the business) vendors in the weeks leading up to the wedding and kept everything running smoothly and on schedule day-of. She was flexible when I last minute decided not to do bouquet/garter toss, but also efficient with gentle reminders when it was time to get things rolling. I highly recommend hiring her for your wedding! I could not imagine this day without her.Sent on 09/23/2019
Atlas Design Studio's reply:You are so sweet! I loved planning with you and Lalo and had so much fun at your wedding with everyone! Can't wait to see the wedding photos :) xx
Natalia · Married on 07/20/2019
Katie is Amazing!
Katie was great!! I could not have done it without her. I was so maxed out before my wedding and Katie would let me know what needed to be done and by when. She would do things I thought I had to do myself - she always had a can-do attitude which was so relieving. When I was overwhelmed with options, Katie would help narrow them down and once I had made a decision, Katie executed on them so well. On my wedding day, Katie was always close enough to ask her a question or make a request but was also expertly keeping an eye on everything else.Sent on 10/22/2019
Finding a wedding coordinator is an incredibly stressful task because so much is at stake. Go with Katie - you will not regret it!
Thank you, Katie!! You made our day so special and we're so thankful for you!!
Atlas Design Studio's reply:Thank you Natalia!! It was so great to plan with you, and loved being a part of your special day! Wish you and Evan the best :)
Since 2020 has given events a new meaning, we wanted to keep the love flowing and create a custom elopement/micro wedding package for you! We have created an all-inclusive wedding package for you and up to 10 guests to make your wedding dreams come true no matter the circumstances. We teamed up with some of the best in the biz to bring you a stress free wedding day for 2020 to share with your close loved ones, and keep the party going! Our elopement/micro wedding package includes all vendors for one hour of service, as well as planning and design services provided along the way!
2020 Elopement Package Includes:
To make sure everything is prepared for your special day!
Vendor selection, coordination, and payments
Location scouting and permits (permits are additional cost)
Wedding day hair and makeup for bride with Beauty by M
1 hour of wedding photography by Julie Cahill
1 hour of DJ services by Santa Cruz DJ (may upgrade to live
1 floral bouquet and 1 boutonniere by Laughin’ Gal Floral
Four benches and arch rental by Oxford Design
Bubbly, grazing boxes, individual appetizers, and serviceware by
Savory Events ($550 value)
All vendor payments included in package price and distributed by
Atlas Design Studio
Additional vendor referrals if needed
Assist with design and decor ideas
Assist in decor selection
Virtual Monthly Check In
Wedding Day Timeline
Suggested Gratuity List
3 hours day-of to assist with set up, day-of coordination and clean
*Custom packages and additional services and reception options available, including options to add additional floral, catering, photography, DJ services, rentals and planning services.
Travel fees may apply outside of Santa Cruz county.