Events by La Fete offers wedding planning and event coordination for couples in Raleigh. Using their expertise, trusted vendors and attention to detail, the team is able to create stunning events. Each wedding comes together in a way that is suited to your own style.
Owner and lead planner Katie has had years of experience that led her to the wedding industry. She worked for Swarovski as the coordinator for their special events. She also worked as a sales and marketing manager for Classic Party Rentals where she oversaw hundreds of weddings. She also earned a degree from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in event production and design. The other members of the team, Casey and Catherine, have worked with weddings and caterers in the past and love to incorporate their past knowledge into the weddings they manage.
Events by La Fete will guide you through the planning process from start to finish. They offer vendors from their network, will personally design every detail, coordinate your guests and more. Their other packages provide you with similar services but are condensed to fit your needs. Services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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!
Kelly · Married on 04/21/2018
I can't say enough good things about Casey Harris. Hiring Casey was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding, I would not have been able to plan or execute my vision without her. She went above and beyond during every interaction I had with her to ensure my wedding day was exactly what I envisioned. She was always patient with me and responded quickly whenever I had a question or needed help. She made extra visits to my venue and to my vendors leading up to the wedding to help out when I unexpectedly moved out of state. Casey is incredibly talented, organized, professional and kind. I would recommend her highly to everyone.
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.