Hi, I’m Katie.
After many years of working in the private and public sector, I started my own event planning business sitting at my parents’ dining room table. With nothing but a dream, a skinny vanilla latte, and my Macbook Pro, I knew planning was my passion. Facing the future I had chosen for myself, I forged ahead. The amazing support that I received from my “tribe” (my awesome family and friends), enabled me to grow my dream into a company rooted in our core values.
I am so grateful to do what I love for a living and thankful for every event that I have produced and for the new friends I’ve gained along the way. I take pride in how many clients are now friends and how fortunate I am to see families grow and change through my work.
Most people seek out event planners for major milestones in life—it’s truly an honor to witness these special events and I look forward to being a part of many, many more.
Her legal name is Casey Benson, but she also responds to Bean, Beanie, Beaner, Bean-a-roni, etc…
What is Batman without Robin? Have you ever seen A without B? I didn’t think so.
Which is why you won’t catch Katie without Casey by her side, and we like it that way. Casey started with Katie O’ Events in 2013 as an intern; was hired on as an assistant and has worked her way up the ranks. Casey brings an amazing energy to everything she does and it’s simply infectious. Her kindness, professionalism, and overall enthusiasm for her work make her awesome.
Casey is Katie’s right hand lady and if the Sparkleboss isn’t available, Casey is your gal.
Even though Katie O’ Weddings & Events has been around longer than Nate, there is no chance it would be where it is today without his support, encouragement and business savvy.
Katie & Nate share a pretty sparkly love story (read more here) and in 3 short years have built a strong marriage, a loving home, grown a business and became parents to our littlest team member at KOWE. Nate brings patience, creative solutions and a smile to every event where he assists the team.
He will wholeheartedly support crazy, last minute ideas from his wife to make, stuff and seal over 150 bags of cotton candy, and then create custom poles for a unique exit while stepping in to officiate when needed since he is ordained as well! He is truly Katie’s partner in every sense of the word and makes her sparkle daily.
When it comes to making sure your wedding or event goes off without a hitch, there isn’t a more seasoned (or sparkly) crew around. Team KOWE is staffed with four senior coordinators and eight assistant coordinators, more than half of which have been with KOWE for three years or longer.
Their dedication, love of love, and sparkle is truly inspiring and we absolutely wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them. When it comes to your event, Team KOWE is invested, courteous, fun, professional, attentive, and discreet.