Feathered Arrow is a wedding planning + design company based in Los Angeles, California. We are all about providing the most stress free + fun experience for you and your person. Our goal is to provide our clients with the ultimate experience throughout the planning process + bring their dream vision to life on the day of the wedding. Our clients love a good party and they want to celebrate with all their loved ones while having the best experience. Our weddings are far from boring, awkward or dull. We help our clients to plan the most fun party that is vibrant, fun + full of good food, drinks, dancing + people. We promise you and your family and friends will leave your wedding saying "That was the best wedding I've ever been to!" We know that your day is important to representing the two of you which is why we want you to enjoy the planning process and trust us to be your expert guide and friends throughout. We want you to arrive to your wedding day ready to marry you best friend and enjoy the celebration knowing that we've got your back! We promise you that you won't have to worry about a thing on your big day, all you have to do is show up, get gussied up, pop a bottle of champagne and marry your favorite person!
I'm an achiever + have a million and one ideas. I love camping under the stars, traveling to new countries and lived abroad in Chile and Belgium back in college and I know enough Spanish to get around. I enjoy networking, really good coffee (see snob comment above), I have the ultimate sweet tooth, I have to floss my teeth every single night (no matter where I am), I celebrate Christmas starting in November (yes, even the cheesy Hallmark Movies), I prefer the lake over the ocean (even though I live 6 blocks from the ocean) + I believe in self-care and saying no to the things that don't serve me fully. This year I am growing and expanding my business and manifesting even more amazing clients to come (and hopefully that's YOU!)
I'm the CEO + Lead Planner of Feathered Arrow. At the core, Feathered Arrow is a wedding + design company for people in love who want to throw the most epic party, throw some traditions out the window and do it their way all while creating the most memorable experience for their guests. Our clients love to celebrate with their closest friends + family all night and they know how to tear up a dance floor!
I'm also a lifestyle photographer and love capturing the art of human connection among families or loved ones and people in their element. Photos speak to my soul and can hold generations of amazing stories. I help small businesses with branding photography so they can level up in their business and put their best content out there. I'm also the host of The Local Table podcast which is for entrepreneurs or people just chasing their dream. It's filled with educational content for business and life as well as inspirational stories.
A little about me, I'm a coffee snob, I think fall weather + wearing sweaters is the best time of the year next to Christmas. I'm an entrepreneur who has a million ideas to impact and change the world + a true donut connoisseur. I think photos are one of the most important things to have in life especially old photos from generations before. There's always a story behind every one. I'm a proud small town girl from the midwest + I'm just here chasing my dreams in sunny California. I believe wholeheartedly in the goodness of people, that being in community + relationship with others is key to finding true joy + that self-help books can be the ultimate guide to getting you started to where you want to be in your life.
From very personal experiences I know first hand + truly believe that life is too short to not go after what you want + so I'm here seeking out the most fun, inspiring + coolest people around to collaborate with + be my clients.
Life is good because I get to create killer spaces + intimate moments for people by helping them throw epic celebrations. Capturing the stories of beautiful humans through my camera or by simply inspiring people to start getting after their dreams, right here and right now, which is pretty freakin fantastic. Running this business is pretty great in my book, so let's be friends + go grab a coffee or a cocktail + dig in friends!
Hi Friends. I'm Kari!
Hi Friends. I'm Jess!
My name is Jess, and I am an associate wedding planner at Feathered Arrow Events. I have the pleasure of working for Kari in planning + designing couples' big days, and I hope you can be one of them! I actually started working with Kari to plan my own wedding and during the process she ended up hiring an associate planner and lucky me, I got the job!
I am one lucky gal to have the job that I do. I firmly believe that everyone's aspiration in life is to be happy and that we are all put on this earth to help + inspire each other to be so, which is why I love wedding planning. Aside from the details + design elements (which I LOVE), I consider wedding planning to be one of the ultimate purveyors of happiness. What better way to spread positivity than helping others plan one of the biggest + happiest days of their lives?
I am on track to get married in May of 2020 to my best friend + soul mate, and I have the best wedding planning company helping me along the way, Feathered Arrow! I'm so excited to help create the best experiences for our clients and have fun in the planning process. We're here to flip the idea upside down that wedding planning is stressful. It doesn't have to be because we're experts and we know how to get stuff done!
A few things about me; I am a huge food lover with an appetite for absolutely anything + everything but pizza is my number 1, my heart yearns for the seasons of fall + winter because it’s the best time to cuddle up with a book in front of the fireplace. I am a believer and advocate for self-care + mindfulness and I actively practice this through meditation, yoga, and painting.
We pride ourselves on being your expert guide (to the best of our ability), your highly detail oriented friends + the calm before the storm. We believe that planning a wedding or an event shouldn't have to be stressful, but rather it can be an enjoyable + fun experience for everyone. I want to flip the industry standard upside down + break the stigma around wedding planning being stressful + crazy. Listen folks, although it's an important one, it's also one day of your life + news flash, life isn't perfect so go with the flow, hire + trust the experts + enjoy the process! You only get this season once + I think you shouldn't wish time away just wanting your wedding day to be here already. Enjoy the planning + the details + laugh at the things that go wrong, my friends! Your wedding will be great no matter what because guess what, you get to marry your best friend + dance your butts off.
(and you decided to hire a planner, which is hopefully us!)
> You're a fun, laid back couple that is looking to throw an epic celebration that your loved ones walk away from talking about for years to come. You're ready to create the ultimate experience!
> You value the details, design, and the importance of a planner + hiring a great team of vendors.
> You trust your team of experts + allow them to help guide you + provide expertise throughout the process.
> You love traditions but also want to have some non-traditional elements + really make the wedding represent the two of you.
> You like to have fun! (We'll have a cocktail or two throughout the process or coffee if that's more your vibe).
> You're looking for a planner to help guide you in the design, details, all things wedding or event related, put you at ease + someone who is just as excited for your wedding or event as you are!
> You're willing to step outside the box + incorporate new + fun ideas.
> You're just straight up a kind human being.
how do You know if we're a great fit?
ServeHAITI: We help the people of Grand-Bois live a better life + to provide resources for them to be self-sustaining. They receive help + resources through the local medical clinic + some people walk miles + miles just to get proper care.
Good City Mentors: They provide inspiring mentorship for inner city youth in the city of Los Angeles. The leadership program helps them from falling off track by positively impacting student engagement, achievement and graduation rates. They are a nonprofit that I volunteer with on a weekly basis.
Everytown For Gun Safety: As a survivor of the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, it's important to me that we make efforts to ensure gun safety in America. We can make the world a safer place to live in and it starts with advocating for change.
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We provide our clients with the best experience by guiding you, giving you our honest opinions, best recommendations + being a sounding board. We get to know you and your fiance so we can tailor the experience to work for you. We want to bring YOUR vision to life!
We provide a range of planning options from basic wedding management to design, to partial to full time planning. Need more help with design? That's our speciality! Stressing about timelines + logistical items? Check. Need someone to answer all the questions from your mother in law or your best friend? Let's do this. Simply put, we are with you every step of the way to make planning your wedding a fun + one of a kind experience. Our ultimate goal is for you to simply enjoy the day when it arrives, sit back, relax + sip on that champagne without any cares in the world because we've got everything handled. And yes, we mean everything! Now let's party!
Are you ready to plan the best wedding ever + be stress free while doing it?
You can fill out the form or shoot us an email + we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
We want to help you celebrate + throw the best celebration EVER.
From the very moment we came across her website and IG, we found that the warmth, professionalism, and drive that she exhibited with her words to be completely unique from any other planner/coordinator we had previously looked into.
She is just as composed, caring, intentional, and motivated in person, and we finally became EXCITED to begin the hefty planning process as we finally felt that we had found our support!
We came into the planning process with big dreams of what our wedding day could be, and she helped steer us in the write direction while never stifling our creativity or excitement. With a very large and detailed wedding of 250+ guests and many, many vendors, Kari handled every single detail one could think of and always was one step ahead in meeting the needs of others and executing the logistics of the day.
Through the six-month planning process, Kari was the ultimate teammate and helped curate conversation with vendors and took great care in helping us find the perfect team for our day. She is extremely creative and multi-talented, turning the act of planning a special event into a unique creative process for all involved.
Together, we created the most beautiful, intentional, thoughtful day. Every single piece of the day was beautifully orchestrated thanks to her. We were extremely impressed with her preparedness, organization, and relaxed demeanor in the midst of so much responsibility and coordination.
She aided in enabling our wedding day to be the best day of our lives as a duo, and she managed it all with grace, kindness, humor, comfort, and selflessness.
She eliminated any possibility of stress and replaced every moment with joy, excitement, and support -- fully allowing my husband and I to be present in every minute of our wedding and rehearsal dinner celebration.
We will never forget the care and support she showed us during this special time in our lives as long as we live, and we are eternally grateful for every phone call, text, email, mood board, meeting, and brainstorm she so graciously gave to us. We will forever sing your praises and thank you for all that you do.
Tyler + Casey
Without a doubt, Kari is one of the leading professionals in the wedding industry
as a whole.
Having Kari by our side throughout our entire engagement and planning process was definitely the greatest blessing of our entire wedding experience.
LOVE NOTES FROM MY CLIENTS
We had a two-day Indian-American wedding. The first day was 250 guests and next day 300 guests -- both events were an incredible success thanks to Kari! Both venues were more bare bones (we brought in everything from the chairs, to the forks, to the trash cans), so as you can imagine there are MANY vendors. Kari coordinated everything with the vendors leading up to the day and the day off without missing a beat! The days ran seamless because of her! She has several great vendors to recommend, but is not pushy about using her recommended vendors. She also helped us with design and allocating our budget.
Her personality is amazing - she is very easy going, but will be persistent when its needed.
Planning a wedding is an emotional rollercoaster, and Kari was there for us and our families every step of the way. She made us feel confident that everything would come together. Hiring Kari was without a doubt the best decision we made when planning a wedding. She is worth her weight in gold and I could not imagine planning this wedding without her. Hire her and you will not regret it!
Lua + Chetan
You should stop researching Wedding Planners and just hire Kari NOW! You'd be lucky to have her. You will not find someone more dedicated, positive, organized, genuine, responsive, detail-oriented, or adaptable than Kari.
I am so glad we hired Kari as our wedding coordinator. My husband and I were planning a cocktail style wedding at The Unique Space on June 16, 2018 in downtown LA and since it's just an open space where you bring everything in we knew we'd need someone to help organize all the vendors. Kari was so calm and organized. I had over 15 vendors on the day of our party and everything ran smoothly. And truthfully if it didn't, i had no idea because Kari handled it all! I felt comfortable getting ready on the morning of knowing Kari was at the venue setting it all up. She met us for multiple walk-thrus prior to our event and always had great ideas for us. She's super organized and followed up with all of our vendors in the weeks leading up to the wedding, which was a huge weight off my shoulders at that busy time. All of our guests said ours was the best wedding they'd ever been to and a lot of that had to do with Kari and her skillz! Overall I can't imagine planning a wedding without a coordinator and Kari, especially, did an amazing job for us! I'd book her if you get the chance!!
Andi + Seb
I'd book her if you get the chance! Our guests said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to!
Kari is absolutely incredible at what she does! We are so extremely thankful to have had her throughout the wedding planning process. Our wedding day at Triunfo Creek Vineyards could not have gone more seamlessly and I know that is all thanks to her!
Kari is so incredibly organized and on top of things, and always returned my emails and calls promptly. Over the 9 months of planning, Kari was involved in almost every aspect of the process with us, and even helped us work out a budget spreadsheet to keep everything on track. She provides you with a monthly checklist all the way up until the big day, and that list was seriously my bible for planning. Because of it, I knew that I was not forgetting even the littlest of details. Her vendor recommendations are also a huge help- she provided such wonderful vendors that not only were affordable but that were also a pleasure to work with.
Kari did so much for us, but really it was during the last month and day of that she really blew me away! Her attention to detail is spectacular and I never had to worry that something was not handled. She made sure that the huge space at Triunfo was decorated and transformed for our day and that all of the design elements we had chosen worked together cohesively. I seriously cannot thank Kari enough! Aside from being good at her job, Kari is also just one of the nicest humans and I genuinely enjoyed getting to know and work with her throughout this whole process. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a planner- I promise she will keep you cool as a cucumber!
Katie + Ryan
Kari is absolutely incredible at what she does! I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a planner!