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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:24 am, Mon Sep 9, 2013.

A perfect proposal. An elegant engagement party. A beautiful bridal shower. For your big day and beyond, Kate & Company has every event covered. 

The Kirkwood-based wedding and proposal planning team led by owner and lead coordinator Katie Fogerty is in the business of turning every couple’s greatest passions and wildest dreams into reality, from the proposal to the engagement celebration, bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner.

To give each couple its version of a perfect event, Fogerty says she and her staff start with multiple in-depth interviews with each bride- and groom-to-be. “We ask them how they met, what they did on their first date, and about all of their favorite things, then we turn that into a great event,” she explains.

Similar to the company’s ceremony and reception services, Fogerty and her team can jump in to help with pre-wedding event-planning at any stage in the process. “We can customize a package for whatever the client needs,” she says. “Some couples have only a date. Others just have a theme. And some know exactly what they want for their entire event. We can come in at any point of the process and make sure it is executed seamlessly.”

When it comes to events along the way before the big day, Fogerty says themes easily can be incorporated with a range of subtle to bold elements. “We come up with a new theme, or a twist on a theme, rather than trying to recreate themes everyone already has seen on websites like Pinterest,” she notes.

Kate & Company recently designed a rehearsal dinner around a scavenger-hunt theme. Entitled 'The Hunt is Over'—after the soon-to-be groom used a scavenger hunt that ended with the marriage proposal carved into a tree—the outdoor event featured wooden chargers engraved with the couple’s initials inside a heart with an arrow, his-and-her specialty drinks, and maps in place of menus. While the couple was a case of opposites attract, Fogerty says her team combined the scavenger-hunt theme and small touches of their favorite things into one memorable night. “It was rustic-inspired with bright pops of color for both that masculine and feminine touch,” she explains, noting that every event should be as unique as the couple.

Other recent Kate & Company events have included a Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower, a ‘farewell to freedom’ Fourth of July weekend bachelorette party, a ‘love is in the air’ engagement celebration on Valentine’s Day and a secretly filmed scavenger hunt proposal that ended in the future groom with one knee on the field at Busch Stadium.

 

ON THE COVER: From the proposal to the bridal shower and rehearsal dinner, Kate & Company has event-planning services covered for every bride and groom on their big day and beyond. For more information, call 909-9996 or visit kateandcollc.com.

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