A Weekend in the Country
Photography: Roey Yoahi Studios
Kate Edmonds is truly a master of her trade! She has a brilliantly creative imagination, an incredible eye for details, a wealth of knowledge & experience, and has developed thriving relationships with people throughout every aspect of the event planning industry. She is also charming, caring, hilarious, and, overall, a joy to be around. My husband and I spent over a year and half planning our wedding and Kate was our trusted guide from start to finish. Kate took our vision and exceeded every expectation by creating the most magical weekend of events. My husband and I come from different backgrounds and faiths. While we have very similar tastes, we also wanted to ensure that every one of our guests felt comfortable at our wedding. With Kate’s guidance, we were able to create a series of events that made every guest feel welcome, taken care of, and like they left knowing more about us and our communities. Over the years, Kate has developed incredible working relationships with countless amazing vendors. Very quickly, we learned to trust her referrals—that she knew who would best achieve our desired vision in each field. She also had the ability to coordinate all of our vendors throughout a full weekend in order to carry out a cohesive and exquisite vision from start to finish. Both my husband and I are in artistic fields, and we loved collaborating with someone who is masterfully creative. Kate not only has an incredible talent for design, she’s also quite skilled with the business side of the job. Throughout the planning process, she helped with contracts, sourced and researched everything from beautiful stationary to fancy handicapped port-a-loos, and beyond. Kate and her team also excelled at executing everything on the wedding weekend. They worked round the clock to ensure that all of our events were seamless and stunning, all the while, keeping a smile and positive attitude. It is clear that she truly loves this work. Kate’s indelible charm, experience, and knowledge came together to help craft a wedding weekend that was a perfect celebration of the life we’ve built together. We can’t recommend her enough. She is simply the best!
My fiancée and I knew we were in the right hands with Kate ten minutes into our introductory meeting… after hearing a little bit about how we met and our interests, she described her vision for what a celebration honoring both our love of elegant glamour and the outdoors might look like. Her insight was remarkable. This, combined with her effusive, witty personality, sealed the deal. Once we signed with Kate, we felt comfortable knowing she was going to help us craft the most wonderful weekend. Between adventurous site visits, exciting band showcases, creative vision meetings, and the most delicious tastings, Kate really became part of the family. Her eye for detail is stunning. Both my wife and I wanted to surprise one another with what we wore, and Kate made sure that my suit, her dress, the cake design, the floral design, and the clothing for the bridal party all were cohesive and beautiful despite neither my wife nor I knowing all of the minutia. It all came together like a dream. The team of vendors she brought together for us was nothing short of remarkable (our friends, many of whom are professional singers, can not stop talking about our band!). Kate also perfectly balanced the more relaxed vibe we wanted for our very large Welcome Dinner the night before (complete with s’mores!) with the old Hollywood in the country feeling we desired for the wedding (the black and white dance floor and chandeliers were perfect). We topped the weekend off with a brunch for everyone who attended, and she made sure everyone had a glorious send off. During the weekend, her team made everything flow so smoothly. My wife and I actually were able to relax and enjoy time with friends and family, which was our goal in finding the perfect Hudson Valley venue. The ceremony was beautiful, and when we finally walked into the reception tent, it was like walking into a fairy-tale. We are still walking on air after our wedding, and we are so grateful to have Kate in our lives. She will make your dreams come true and then some!
-Groom, Jared T.