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I believe in the power of community, giving back through business + that incredible life moments happen unexpectedly + when carefully curated.

Hi there! I'm Kari. An event/wedding planner, designer + photographer from a small midwest town pursuing my dreams in the city of angels. I love people, being a part of their story + going through seasons of life with my clients. Seeing people at their happiest makes my heart beat + keeps me motivated to keep going after my dreams. I started this business because I wanted to spend my time doing what I loved most, being around people + being able to create moments + design spaces that leave a mark in people's lives. So let's be friends, grab a coffee or a cocktail and dig into the details to plan your big day or to capture you in your element. 

about Kari

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(Oh! And that donuts cure all) 

It all started with my camera, a trip to Haiti, a conversation with a good friend + a glass of merlot.

I always wanted to be a photographer, but also always had a knack for event planning + to be honest, I sorta fell into wedding planning. Although I still do photography, planning + designing weddings + events is my jam. After a trip to Haiti in 2014, I decided that my business had to do good for others and not just my clients and I. So with every client I work with, I donate a portion of my profits back to a nonprofit partner of mine or one that is close to your heart. I believe that business should impact and change the world for the better, so why not do that together. 

about Feathered arrow

Tell Me more about giving back...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only that ever has."
                                - Margaret Mead 

Generosity Water: My goal is to build a water well for a community of people with my clients. 

ServeHAITI: helping the people of Grand-Bois live a better life and to provide resources for them to be self-sustaining. They receive help and resources through the local medical clinic and some people walk miles and miles just to get there. 

Good City Mentors: Provides inspiring mentorship for high school youth most at-risk of falling off track, positively impacting student engagement, achievement, and graduation rates.

Two Wings: They help educate victims of sex-trafficking. Let's be a part of the solution to end this slavery. 

about our partners 

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Kari helped create the most magnificent wedding for James and I. Her organization, eye for design, calmness, sweetness, and expertise is beyond anything I could've imagined!

- Sasha + James 

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If you are a bride to be, do yourself a favor, hire KARI! She is professional, talented, creative, laid back, kind, informative, responsible, prompt, thorough, fun, everything you need but didn't know you need!

- Leslie + Mark 

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Kari was the sweetest, most laid-back wedding planner. She is definitely not your typical A-type personality wedding planner who is yelling, running hither thither on the big day. Kari is unusually calm and collected throughout the day! An overall very positive experience and I would recommend her highly!!

- Ariel + Sean 

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I can’t say enough amazing things about Kari, she’s simply the best at what she does! Everything went smoothly as soon as we hired Kari as our planner, she’s along with you every step of the process just like a best friend would be. You name it, she has an answer for it!

-Haley + Trevor 

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Working with Kari on my wedding was the best decision I made! She is both on top of things and organized, yet laid back and chill! Kari will put you at ease in the months and days leading up to your event, as well as keep you calm on the big day!

-Meredith + Clay 

 Hiring Kari as our wedding planner was the best decision I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about my wedding and I know that Kari is a major part of making all of my wedding day dreams come true!

-Caitlin + Brad 

I cannot begin to describe how incredible Kari and her team were at Feathered Arrow! Kari is extremely organized, timely with responses and highly knowledgeable on all things event-related. She always goes above and beyond for her clients!  Kari also has a keen eye for design and impeccable taste in wedding decor! I would (and will) recommend her a million times over to couples planning their big day!!

-Haley + Tom  

when I met Kari, there was no doubt that she was THE one! During the entire process, Kari was quick to respond, professional, thorough, and so so friendly. There is no wedding planner that could do better! Kari at Feathered Arrow will make your life so much easier and your wedding day will be just a sweet memory! 

-Tobin Wangerin, Mother of the bride  

At first I was a little skeptical about needing an event planner BUT I was completely wrong! Kari took care of so many small details that we didn’t even think of. She was always readily available to answer questions and we could tell that her priority was to bring to life the fairytale that we envisioned. We can’t say enough about Feathered Arrow. Definitely hire her for your next event! 

- Brian + Allyssa Larrabee 

Let's work together

Each package is customized specific for your event + just how much fun you're willing to have.

Wedding Planning 

 Our packages range from basic, to partial, to full planning. We even create custom packages for each client because let's face it, y'all aren't the same. And we love that. 

Let's Party

Event Planning 

I'm a natural light and lifestyle photographer. Let's head outside and travel somewhere cool so we can capture you in your element. 

Portrait, Events + Travel


Pop the Champagne

Wedding Planning  

Let's plan the wedding of your dreams

Pricing Starts at $2,500

Let's Do this

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We know each couple has a different + unique story to tell and want their wedding to be their own. That's why we don't like putting everyone in the same box. We want to sit down and get to know you and your fiancé over a cup of coffee or a cocktail and help bring YOUR vision to life. We offer basic planning, partial planning, and full service planning, but these can all be customized to your specific needs, so don't worry! Need more help with design? We got you! Stressing about logistics? Check. Need someone to answer all the questions from your mother and mother-in-law? Let's do this. Simply put, we are with you every step of the way to make the process easier and hopefully fun! When your wedding day arrives, you get to sit back and relax and know that we are handling everything and yes, I mean everything! 


Event Planning 

Are you ready to party?

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Let's Party (Plan)

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Events can be overwhelming. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, dinner party or whatever party you're hosting, we know there is a lot that goes into it and that's where we come in! We love the details, the logistics, and being able to plan parties for people so they can have all the fun. Well... not all the fun, we like to have some too! But you get the point. Let us help you plan so you can enjoy hosting the event and get a chance to party it up too. Now let's pop that champagne! 

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Let's capture your true self 

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Yes Please! Let's Shoot! 

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I'm a natural light + outdoor photographer. I love capturing people in their element and who they are. I truly believe we all have a story to tell and a photograph is worth a thousand words. I want to capture your unique beauty. I don't believe in photoshopping and altering photos, because it's not who you are. I edit my photos to enhance your qualities and your beautiful self as you are. I shoot portraits, couples, family sessions, events and love to travel with nonprofit organizations to tell a story through humanitarian photography.  Let's capture you and tell your story. 

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