The Knot Cocktails & Connection


Location: Bentley Projects – Phoenix, Arizona

Inspiration: Green, Glam, Vintage, Industrial, Chic

Details: We loved creating the “Green Glam” theme to showcase how an event can be modern with a touch of urban rust! Bentley Project’s historical building was the perfect backdrop for The Knot’s eco-chic Cocktails and Connections party! Simple and stunning vignettes pairing succulents, fruits and flowers with eclectic up cycled bricks, containers and glass set the tone for an evening designed to create a sophisticated and natural space. The grand center wood table resting atop oak wine barrels with terrariums and tea lights was a unique earthy gathering place to nosh and network.

Memorable Moments: Hearing the “scentsational” ohs and ahs as guests received a welcoming spritz at our aroma mist bar then handed a sparkling Joy Juice Elixir cocktail. Lingering visits at the sumptuous organic chocolate and champagne bar. Foods made by local/sustainable purveyors with mouthwatering favorites like the poblano fries and chimayo braised pork sliders with lavender and spearmint yogurt. Laughs and fun poses at the photo lounge while sitting on our lush vintage couches holding “Go Green or Go Home” signs.

Photography by: Image Industry

Maria & Michael


Megan Schmidt


Megan is our fearless planner who loves to tackle challenges and deliver the impossible. With an eye for detail and a knack for finding creative solutions to problems, Megan helps brides plan their weddings their way.  She is enthusiastic, optimistic, and finds a silver lining in any situation.  She is the bride’s best advocate shining in the negotiation and planning process. She knows how to save $ in places that don’t compromise the quality or look of the wedding. She’ll do all the research to make sure every option has been explored to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding or event within any budget.  Megan is like have the Priceline Negotiator and Martha Stewart in one!

Megan is bubbly and FUN, but has the strength, smarts and determination to juggle all the balls while maneuvering through any situation. Megan enjoys traveling, planning great family gatherings and is in love with her little Shih Tzu and Toy Fox Terrier.  She and her fiancee are currently working on planning their own 2013 wedding along with the Kate & Company team!

Stephanie & Michael


Location: In the Pecan Grove at the Farm at South Mountain – Phoenix, Arizona

Inspiration: Intimate, Simple, Classic, Tuscany, Scentual, Slow Food, Luxe Linens, Hues of Lavender, Blush Pink, Peach, Dusty Rose and Champagne.

Details: Ceremony in the round under 100 year old pecan trees, lavender sachet favors fo the ladies and spiced farm pecans for the men, family style dining tables in a tent filled with oodles of glowing candles, tables sprinkled with vignettes of assorted vintage vases filled bunches of the brides favorite calla lilly, rose, freesia, lavender, mint, and rosemary.

Memorable Moments: The bride was stunning in her custom gown designed by a beloved friend and master Italian seamstress. The setting suns golden hour timed perfected to illuminate the bride as she walked down the aisle.

Photography by: Christine Johnson Photography

Kate Christensen


Although we have other Kate’s in Kate & Company, this is the Kate with the moxie who makes it all happen. Kate is the owner combining her unique flair for event planning to produce inspired weddings, parties and social events of all sizes and styles. Kate is a celebrated savvy planner with over 20 years experience using a network of highly regarded vendors and venues with our team of personal planners to help create dramatic or intimate celebrations. Kate is also our destination diva and global trekker with more stamps in her passport than our team combined. Having been to almost every corner of the world she is an expert at sleuthing out the perfect location to make a destination wedding or event a dream come true.

Kate is energetic (more like a force of nature) and, if you haven’t already figured it out, she takes on multi-tasking with the finesses of ninja force! She is a thrill seeker and fearless spirit with a “bucket list” filled with goals for future adventure. She enjoys anything outdoors from hiking, skiing, and golfing, to scuba diving and swimming. She is the life of any party and inspires us all to create weddings and events with passion, integrity and excellence to exceed our client’s expectations.