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What Our Clients Say About Feathered Arrow…

Here at Feathered Arrow, we live for our clients, working with the best vendors + making sure that at the end of the day, they’re happy! We love our clients and vendors the most and want to share some of the sweet things they’ve said about us!

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. She is so detail oriented and went above and beyond for us. We highly recommend hiring Kari to help plan your wedding—you will be SOOO impressed and thrilled with everything about her and your big day. Thank you Kari!!! – Sasha + James || Triunfo Creek Vineyards || 8.26.17


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! From start to finish she is there for you AND she lets you pick the plan of your choice that fits your needs. At Easter we picked our wedding date for the 4th of July, three months later! I met with Kari right after Easter and she was calm, reassuring and said we could absolutely get everything done in time. Within 3 weeks I had most of my vendors picked out and hired! She keeps thorough timelines and notes and has great recommendations. The day of the wedding she was a behind-the-scenes energizer bunny making sure everything went as planned. Of course, there were hitches, but as a blushing, happy bride, I didn’t even know about any of them. Kari expertly handled everything! Please believe me, you want and need her expertise to make your wedding as much fun for you as mine was for me. She is a GEM!!! – Leslie + Mark || Private Estate in Palos Verdes || 7.4.17


Photo by: Omar El Takrori

Kari was amazing to work with! I believe it is so important to have a wedding planner (at least for the day of the wedding) because the day goes by so fast and the last thing you want to do is worry about the small details. Kari is very organized and detail-oriented, while being down-to-earth and calm. She was always available and responsive through e-mail and phone up until the day of the wedding and made sure everything was in order. One of our main concerns was the cost of the wedding, and she tried her best to find us the best deals. I remember about 2 hours before the wedding ceremony was scheduled, there was a fire on an adjacent hill to the venue and the one road to reach the venue was blocked! But she notified me in such a cool and collected manner and assured me she was communicating with the firefighters to get the guests safely to the venue. Hours and hours of work go into a wedding and we all want everything to go perfectly…but honestly, things happen and all we can do is the best we can with what we have…and Kari does that beautifully! Thanks Kari for helping make our wedding bright, beautiful, and *fiery*! – T.J. + Brian || Triunfo Creek Vineyards || 5.19.17


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, helps set-up all your decorations the day of as well as helps break-down everything at the end of the big day. She is very well organized and sets up a detailed plan with you prior to the day of as well as communicates with all the other vendors to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible. She is very responsive to all your questions and concerns leading up to the day and flexible to any last minute requests day-of. An overall very positive experience and I would recommend her highly. – Ariel + Sean || Mountain Mermaid || 12.17.16


Feathered Arrow is a fantastic wedding planning company.  Kari in particular has a great eye for creative design and she helps make your overall vision come to life.  It can be stressful enough having a wedding, but planning one on your own without any help?  Forget it. Believe it when they say HIRE A COORDINATOR (and no need to look further) for your wedding. Its so true when they say your wedding will go by in a blink of an eye so it’s important to enjoy every second and not stress about the details.  Leave that to the coordinator.   Feathered Arrow is my top choice! – Chris Berry || Soundwave Pros


Kari is an amazing wedding planner!  She is very easy to work with, so sweet and I truly couldn’t have asked for anything more from her.  Working with her for months leading up to the wedding day, I can tell that she truly loves her job and really cares about her clients.  The wedding was beautiful and perfect in every way and I cannot thank her enough. Trust me and hire her for your event! – Olivia + Kyu || The Fig House || 11.12.16

Photo by: Rachel McCauley Photography

I got married in November 2016 and used Kari & her team as my day of coordinator – they were a dream! Working with Kari is such a breeze – she’s easy going, confident, and a total pro. She made it so easy for me to let go of details and trust her to take care of everything. Her assistant, Jodi (who worked with us the day of) was also so great. She ran the day so seamlessly and beautifully – I was constantly impressed with how well things were going. Together, they made the day so fun and easy for me because I didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you x1000000 for everything! Would absolutely recommend! – Ashley + Raul || Hubble Studios || 11.12.16


I can’t say enough amazing things about Kari, she’s simply the best at what she does! My now husband and I were so overwhelmed with beginning the process of planning a wedding, we’re so thankful Kari fell into our laps! 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. She provided us with everything we needed- budget spreadsheets, wedding timelines, vendor lists, seating charts. You name it, she has an answer for it! Need 150 cookies wrapped the night before your wedding? Kari will do it. Don’t have time to search for table number holders? Kari will do it. My husband and I are still blown away with how amazing our wedding turned out, couldn’t of dreamt of a more magical night. Thank you again Kari, I’m forever thankful for you! xoxo – Haley + Trevor || Rancho Las Lomas || 7.1.16


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Feathered Arrow helped us with our wedding and it couldn’t have been more magical. At first I was a little skeptical about needing an event planner. I love planning events, being organized, and we weren’t having a huge wedding, so I didn’t see the need. I was completely wrong! Kari Dirksen took care of so many small details that we didn’t even think of. She was always readily available to answer any questions we had, and we could tell that her priority was to bring to life the fairytale that we envisioned. She has an eye for the things that matter most and what we truly needed to make our dream come alive. It is not only Kari’s focus and attention to details that make her an amazing event planner. It is her sweet spirit that makes her incredible to work with. She was in contact with each of our vendors and they all loved her. She made everyone in the bridal party feel so comfortable, and above all she made US feel relaxed so we could just enjoy the day together. We can’t say enough about Feathered Arrow. Definitely hire Kari for your next event! – Brian + Allyssa Larrabee || Los Angeles, CA || 6.11.16


Kari at Feathered Arrow came highly recommended to me by our venue’s (Calamigos Ranch, Malibu) wedding coordinator. I could feel right away her positive, confident, warm and soothing spirit. As my daughter lives in Texas, I was planning everything from this end. Kari was not near me, but she graciously agreed to meet me halfway to discuss the wedding and what her services provided. I actually interviewed another highly regarded coordinator here locally, but when I met Kari, there was no doubt that she was THE one! During the entire process, Kari was quick to respond, happy to meet Molly when she came to town, professional, thorough, and so so friendly. We just loved working with her. We booked her “month of” package which was fabulous. I never worried about contacting vendors to make sure they knew where to go and when– Kari had it. She had great ideas and recommendations during the year we planned– and near the end, the details perfected– table placements, timeline just right, always a wink away if we needed her! Seriously, if you are planning your wedding, do not go farther– at all! 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. Give the work to Kari– she can handle whatever you throw at her– with a smile and the calmest demeanor ever. We did not have one hitch– really– not one. Smooth sailing, beautiful wedding– and Kari was right there every step of the way. She is also very generous and donates part of her livelihood to a few favorite charities. That really impressed me– what a lovely wonderful experience we had! Thank you so much, Kari! : ) – Tobin, Mother of the bride – Molly + Thomas || Calamigos Ranch || 7.16.16


I cannot begin to describe how incredible Kari and her team were at Feathered Arrow. I used them for month-of planning for my wedding on Catalina Island in April. Kari is extremely organized, timely with responses and highly knowledgeable on all things event-related. She is an efficient problem solver and always goes above and beyond for her clients. In addition to day-of coordinating, Kari also has a keen eye for design and impeccable taste in wedding decor. Day of, she was calm and perfectly executed the entire day. If there were any hiccups with the venue or deliveries, I definitely didn’t hear about them (which is exactly what you want on wedding day.) I would (and will) recommend her a million times over to couples planning their big day. Thank you to Feathered Arrow for helping me with the best day of my life! – Haley + Tom Mason || Catalina Island Wedding || 4.30.16

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Photo by: Palms and Pines Photography 

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 of. Kari is truly a sweet and genuine soul, and someone I would entrust with any event, especially a wedding. Not only does she help guide the process, she also recommends high quality, great-priced vendors to assist in needed areas along the way! I am so grateful I had Kari as a part of my wedding planning process! – Meredith + Clay Collier || Triunfo Creek Vineyards Wedding || 4.23.16

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I knew from the first time that we met Kari that she would be the perfect fit for us. She was so laid back and easy to talk to, and I knew that I would want her calm presence around me on what would be one of the most important days of my life! Hiring Kari as our wedding planner was the best decision I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. She had great references for photographers, videographers, and florists and each one of them made our wedding special and fun in different ways. Kari was my point of contact throughout the planning period and she helped me stay sane as things started to get stressful. At one point I emailed Kari saying “HELP! I MESSED UP!” and her response was “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it!” and a few days later, the matter was settled and I could breathe again! On the wedding day, everything was absolutely perfect and I didn’t even feel the least amount of stress because I knew that Kari was taking care of it all. In fact, my favorite phrase that day was, “I don’t know, ask Kari!”  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. Thank you Kari!  – Caitlin + Brad || Topanga Canyon Wedding || 6.28.15


When my husband and I got engaged we knew that we wanted to enjoy our day to the max, so one stipulation we had was to get a wedding planner. In came Kari! She was very organized and essential in every way. She took care of our day in every way possible and we got to live every moment without a worry. She is creative, thorough, and full of peaceful energy. Don’t hesitate to hire her for your special day. She is the most valuable piece of the puzzle. – Marina + Steve || Triunfo Creek Vineyards Wedding || 3.22.15


I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to my wedding planning team, which included the awesome Kari Dirksen! Kari helped bring to life my vision of an “Old Hollywood Glam” wedding thanks to design ideas that were perfected executed. She’s detail-oriented, organized, and quick to respond to any questions/requests. Most importantly, she’s got a great personality – she’s fun, sweet and easy to work with. One story that says it all about Kari—when my friend wasn’t able to join me last-minute for a dress fitting, Kari dropped everything to meet me there. She goes above and beyond! – Sharon + Cory Spaeth || Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Wedding || 10.25.14


Photo by: Sun & Sparrow Photography

We’ve teamed up with many wedding planners, and Kari Dirksen, from Feathered Arrow, is one of our absolute favorites! What impresses us the most is her organization, prompt response, calm and quick thinking in stressful situations, and how much she goes out of the way to please her clients and their families. She is up to date with the latest wedding style trends and gives 100% in every budget range. I highly recommend Kari from Feathered Arrow for your next wedding or event! – Laura Williams || Poppyhill Flowers


Kari has produced numerous events for the non-profit Two Wings both small and large with the same excellent results each time. Her attention to detail and quick problem solving skills is seen in each event she produces. Her talent goes beyond production, Kari has also provided photography services for Two Wings showcasing our events. We highly recommend her services for your wedding or event!! – Elena Bondar || Executive Director of Two Wings || Nonprofit Partner


I used Feathered Arrow for help in planning my wife’s birthday party. I had some initial ideas how to make it a special night for her, but Kari really helped take the event to the next level. From ambiance, to a personalized card, to beautiful flowers, Kari killed it. She made me look really great and gave my wife an amazing birthday. She’s not there to just do what you say, she helps you dream and envision of something better than you can think of yourself. – Brian Nelson || Church + Community Engagement Specialist at Fuller University


Truly the best. Calm. Cool. Collected. While at the same time being incredibly diligent, thorough and detail oriented. Her ability to pull off beautiful events with amazing energy is rivaled only but her sweet nature and huge heart. – Hillary + Dirk || Calamigos Ranch || 11.7.15


Photo by: Palms and Pines Photography


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I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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