Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Willow and Waylon Events is an event and wedding coordination company. This planning firm is owned and operated by Katie Jensen, a nuptial specialist who strives to curate exquisite events with a flawless flow. Katie works to take care of the details, allowing you to relax and focus on creating memories with your loved ones. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, she can assist with events of all sizes.
Willow and Waylon Events can offer coordination services for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. This planner will be a source of support in the lead-up to your day, meeting you for a walkthrough of your venue and creating a timeline for the wedding. On the day, she will liaise with your chosen vendors, and take care of the setup and breakdown of your event. Katie will strive to ensure that everything goes according to plan throughout your nuptials, taking care of the unexpected and keeping an eye on the details.
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alisa L. · Getting married on 04/01/2022
Must have vendor for your wedding!
I hired Katie to help with my wedding and I am do glad I did! She was there with me every step of the way. She gave me advice and kept me on track during the planning process, making sure everything was done on time and properly. During the wedding, she took care of any issues that came up, basically set up all my decorations and made sure my venue was doing everything they were supposed to be doing. I wasn't worried about things at all since she was there to keep track of things, I was able to enjoy myself.Sent on 03/12/2021
Mark M. · Married on 05/29/2021
Katie was a Godsend!
Of all the many decisions we made in planning our wedding, our decision to hire Katie as our planner/ coordinator was the wisest one. She was indispensable throughout the whole process.Sent on 06/08/2021
After we were engaged in November of 2019, we began to consider just what we wanted in our wedding. Most same-sex weddings we’ve attended have been very modest DIY affairs, but we are blessed enough to have very supportive families and friends, as well as the financial means, so we wanted something a little more elaborate. We started with choosing a venue, and managed to do that on our own, but as we got into the planning it was clear we had no clue what we were doing, and needed help.
After interviewing three planners, it was clear to both of us that we had a connection with Katie and she was our obvious choice. This was confirmed early on, when two weeks later she accompanied us to our food tasting at our venue, where she met Martha, the banquet manager of our venue. The two of them hit it off immediately, and Martha would later say Katie was the best planner she’s had the pleasure of working with. She helped us ask the right questions, brought details to our attention that would never have occurred to us (linen rentals?), and took a lot of the mystery out of our planning.
We were one of thousands of couples who made the difficult decision to postpone in 2020, though the circumstances of our postponement were worse than most, and had nothing to do with COVID. Two months before our original date, my father went into the hospital for colon surgery, and would end up in critical conditions and hospitalized throughout the summer due to complications from that surgery. Katie was instrumental in contacting our other vendors when we were in no condition to do so, and with her help, we got a new date of May 29, 2021, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
With that new date, things got put on hold through the rest of 2020, and after Christmas we met again with Katie to wake up our wedding plans. She put together a checklist and timetable to get things done, and made some really good referrals that led to finding our florist and photographer. We had a couple of meetings with Katie and our pastor before the big day to iron out the day-of timeline and particulars of the ceremony. Our pastor, initially reluctant to work with a planner/ coordinator, later stated that Katie was the best he’s worked with in the course of his ministry, and made his job much easier. She also did her own consultations with our florist, venue manager, baker, and DJ in the month prior to the wedding.
During the rehearsal and on our wedding day, Katie proved especially good at “herding the cats” with our wedding party and our families: no easy task considering some of my in-laws speak poor or no English. The venue was arranged and decorated perfectly down to the last detail, and everything went very smoothly. The only hitch was when my best man fell ill during dinner, and Katie got his spouse’s attention and attended to his needs with no disruption to the reception. Even at the end of the night, Katie had gathered the floral arrangements into vases to give to our guests, and return the rental items to our florist… truly above and beyond.
We enthusiastically recommend Katie. She has a warm and engaging personality and truly enjoys her work, which serves her well whether dealing with couples, vendors, staff, family, or guests. Katie’s professionalism and attention to detail were commented on by our venue’s banquet manager, our florist, our DJ, our parents, our pastor, and many of our guests. In short, she’s the best!
Nichole M. · Married on 12/31/2020
Great day of coordination experience - absolutely recommend!
Katie was the most AMAZING to work with!! We hired her for day of coordination but she was so involved a couple of months before the wedding making sure everything was organized, making sure all of the little details were in place and reminding me of everything - also dealing with random emails and calls from me and my mom! We initially had another full package wedding planner and had to cancel her contract - Katie was more proactive and did more in the few months before the wedding than our original full package planner did in 7 months! She went above and beyond in everything she did, had the best attitude and was so easy to talk to. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and everything went off without a hitch because Katie was there. She handled ANYTHING that came up and I did not hear about it. HIGHLY recommend her services - we would not have had such an amazing wedding without her.Sent on 06/20/2021
Team of Willow and Waylon Events
Weddings and events have been my specialty for over 7 years. I am passionate about flawless execution and exceeding the expectations of all my clients.
Working with Willow + Waylon Events affords our clients the luxury of making memories and enjoying the experience rather than worrying about all of the little details.
Willow + Waylon Events is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based wedding coordination company but would be honored to travel with you to your venue.
Let’s make your special day come to life!