TO the Feathered Arrow blog. I'M Kari! A WEDDING PLANNER, PODCAST HOST, BIZ EDUCATOR, AND A LOVER OF COFFEE, ALL THINGS OUTDOORS + A SUCKER FOR A GOOD LOVE STORY.
A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with some badass females through the community Create Dinners. Innovated by the lovely Kate Pauley, the purpose of Create Dinners is bring together a group of talented women from all different walks of life and business to connect. Occurring only a few times a year, for each Create Dinner, everyone brings a talent to the table, so to speak. As an event planner, these types of gatherings are right up my alley, so I was honored to help play a small part in curating the evening.
The theme for this evening of Create Dinners was “Bloom”. Kate wanted bright, colorful orchids to be the accents of the table, so we incorporated matte black plates to keep a clean, modern feel without pulling focus. Adding a few candles gave the space warmth without feeling like a stuffy formal affair.
It was so inspiring meeting and talking to these wonderful fellow female entrepreneurs and inspiring ladies. It made me realize that even though we all work in different industries, we have similar struggles, hopes and dreams. We each had a question at our place setting and bounced around the table answering them and sharing about ourselves. I was humbled to have spent the evening with a great community.
Thank you Create Dinners for the most wonderful evening! It reminded me of my own community dinners that I once tried to launch, the Local Table, which is now becoming a podcast, and reminded me of why I’m so passionate about supporting other women.
Rental Coordination: Feathered Arrow Events
Tablescape: Amanda Ingwers and Lydia Hensarling with Greystone Table
Styling: Carnie Wong with Hip Hip Hooray.Love
Genius behind Starting Create Dinners, Photographer + Host: Kate Pauley
Florals: Linda Gonzalez with What’s Bloominn
Candles: Shannon Northcott
Paper Goods: Kristin Violet
Photobooth: Elise Cahill and Katie Marble with The Happy Hunters
Cocktails: Robin Clement
Dinner: Joy on York
Dessert: Hannah Jaynes
Live Podcast: Paige Patterson
Reading: Ashly Perez
Blog: Safiya Bouhouch