Events by La Fête is an experienced and creative wedding planner in Raleigh, North Carolina specializing in event design, planning and coordination. Katie Dunn is the founder and lead planner of Events by La Fête, and she brings with her years of event management experience and an educational background from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where she majored in event design, planning and execution. The team at La Fête has years of experience creating, planning and managing events,from intimate affairs and outdoor celebrations to destination gatherings. With a network of trusted vendors, behind-the-scenes expertise and a finger on the pulse of emerging trends, they make sure every detail falls beautifully into place.
Events by La Fête offers three packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets, but can also provide hourly consultations and custom packages. Services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lisa · Married on 12/01/2012
It’s not every day you find someone that blows you away both professionally and personally. For us, that person was Katie Dunn. She was the best decision my husband and I made during our wedding planning process.
On a professional level Katie knows how to manage that fine line of taking charge and getting things done while still being amazingly calm, calming (essential for a Type A bride), and fun. I must have written her hundreds of long, detailed emails – all of which she responded to quickly, effectively, and somehow always made me feel like her #1 priority. Every vendor she helped us select was phenomenal, easy to work with, and exceeded our expectations 10 fold on the day of. The impeccable organization, flow, and execution of our entire wedding weekend was 150% Katie’s doing and she truly went above and beyond on so many occasions I couldn’t begin to include them all. Lastly, I love that she won over my husband, and to say she did that with flying colors would be an understatement.
On a personal level Katie is simply amazing. Her humble and down to earth personality makes her easy to work with while her enthusiasm and fun loving disposition make her an absolute joy to share this experience with. In between all the crazy emails and meetings full of wedding details there were tons filled with jokes and laughter. It’s with all sincerity that I say one of the saddest parts about our wedding being over is that we no longer get to work and talk with her on a regular basis.
In a discussion a few weeks after our wedding, Katie asked if there was anything my husband and I would have changed about our wedding. Simultaneously and without hesitation we BOTH responded that we only wish we would have hired her sooner.
Katie was amazing from beginning to end and I truly cannot write a review that does her or her team justice. Our day was incredible and we are so thankful for everything Katie did and for the opportunity to have worked with her.
Melissa Jackson · Married on 11/11/2018
Catherine was amazing!
We had Catherine as our day of coordinator- but she truly did more than that. She was always so responsive to emails and flexible to our wants and needs. She was so organized and our wedding day went so smoothly!! Highly recommend using La Fete for your planning needs!
jackie · Married on 11/09/2018
Catherine is the best!
Sitting down with Catherine I not only felt like I was working with a knowledge professional (which I was) but I also felt as if I was sitting and chatting with a friend who sincerely cared about my wants, needs and frustrations with wedding planning. I had so many ideas and thoughts running through my head and Catherine listened to my jumbled rants and turned them into the most spectacular wedding day!
I can't thank her enough for stepping up and being such a helpful hand when things not only went right but wrong; like our priest not showing up for the rehearsal! I was basically in tears when she told me to turn off my phone and enjoy my last single night and to leave all the worrying to her, she ensured me, that my (now) husband and I, would without a doubt, be married the next day :) She was right and handled a very stressful situation seamlessly!
Catherine was so flexible and always answered my emails and phone calls immediately! I can't thank her and all the ladies at La Fete enough!
Events by La Fete is one of our favorite planner companies! The girls at La Fete always do an amazing job and make our job so much easier! You are in great hands with La Fete!
Katie and her staff of wonderful women are superb at what they do--execute fabulous weddings! They do other events but I only see them at weddings I officiate. I can always count on every detail being handled and if any challenges arise (such as adverse weather) there is always a plan b ready to spring into with finesse. I highly recommend La Fete!
We have worked with Katie from La Fete on a winter wedding in Downtown Raleigh. She made our job extremely easy, and was very professional! Great eye for detail and we genuinely look forward to working with her again.