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.Sent on 12/27/2012
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.
Suzanne · Married on 05/24/2019
We hired Catherine as our wedding planner and she was everything we wanted and so much more! We highly recommend her services.Sent on 05/27/2019
Catherine was essential to making every aspect of our day beautiful and personal. From our very first meeting, I knew Catherine was something special. As people without strong natural inclinations when it came to wedding planning, Catherine guided us through every step without making it seem too complex. She found us the best vendors, gave wonderful advice, and made our vision come to life so effortlessly! She also worked well within our budget and was super flexible with all our requests and last-minute changes! Most importantly, Catherine was supportive and attentive through every stage of the process- we were so grateful for how responsive she was to calls and emails. She coordinated with all our vendors so I wasn't scrambling to contact dozens of people when our guest count changed or our timeline shifted. She is so knowledgeable and talented and we just knew we were in the best hands with her. It was such a dream to work with Catherine!
On a personal level, Catherine was so personable and easy to work with- so many guests and members of my bridal party raved about how wonderful Catherine was! We could not have asked for a better planner and would hire her a million times over! We only wish we had hired her sooner! Finally, these words truly cannot do her justice- hire her and you'll see!
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!Sent on 11/18/2018
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.