Fueled by a creative passion and a love of weddings born after planning my own, I've been planning large events since 2016. I thoroughly enjoy a challenge: my favorite thing to tell my clients is to "go for it!" I am deeply committed to seeing out the success of my clients' events and watching them thoroughly enjoy their wedding day. By combining what I know best: attention to detail, creativity & a love for people and their vision, I am here for what you're here for... to bring your love story to life & to ensure that you enjoy the planning process as much as the wedding day. Becoming your biggest advocate is part of why I love my job.
Walking in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, enjoying my hour lunch break, I stumbled upon a second-hand shop where brides could resell their wedding goods. (After all, what do you do with 400 votive candle holders after a wedding?) I spoke with the owner of that shop for well over my lunch break hour, fascinated by the wedding industry. I told her it would be wonderful to pursue working weddings, as her shop had piqued my interest! The owner smiled and said, "honey, if you're already thinking of pursuing it, you won't last much longer in the corporate world!"
She was right.
Katie met her husband at Oklahoma State University in 2015, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. With a passion for the creatives and following in her family's entrepreneurial spirit, she founded Lantern & Lace with the idea that she could serve those best by interlacing business, artistry, and a devotion to serving people. Katie and her husband, Chance, celebrate a sweet one year old boy, two dogs, and one large, orange cat in Fredericksburg, Virginia.