When hosting a truly unique wedding that reflects you and your partner every detail matters. A bespoke wedding requires creativity, vision, the ability to execute and manage the foreseen and unseen - you need a professional Wedding Planner. Finding a Wedding Planner that is a fit with your aesthetic is the first step but beyond a gorgeous portfolio, it's important to feel you match from a personality and style perspective. We sat down with Katharine Patty Warden, the Owner and Creative Director for TableArt & KPW Productions to learn more about her journey in the wedding industry as a Wedding Planner and Florist.
TableArt weddings run the spectrum as far as style and location, as a destination Wedding Planner and Florist based in Philadelphia, but their events are constant in their ability to showcase each couple. Read on to learn what inspires Kathy's creative wedding designs and what superpower sets her apart when it comes to planning unique weddings.
Is there a certain moment in your career that stands out? What are you most proud of?
Right now, 2018 is a year that we are already so proud of. We are working with an amazing group of clients with very high expectations, exquisite personal style, and taste. We are working at some of our favorite venues: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the homes of our clients.
What's your superpower? Everyone has something they do better than everyone else.
I am a very good listener and I have great instincts with problem-solving and getting to know our clients' needs and expectations. In my next life, I want to be a Psychologist.
How did you become a Wedding Planner and Florist?
I became a Wedding Planner after being a Wedding Florist for 15 years and seeing the need for coordination between design and planning. Form and function need to be coordinated.
What do you love about your job?
The creativity, the innovation, the challenges of problem-solving, the challenge of coming up with an idea that has never been done before, creating an unforgettable moment.
Where's your favorite place in Philadelphia? In the world?
My home... it is so peaceful. We live in the country surrounded by plants, trees, fields, horses, cows, and donkeys. I love to watch the birds in the morning and to listen to the quiet. Nature is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I also love the beaches at our summer house in Little Compton, RI. The ocean is very restorative.
Who is a TableArt + KPW Productions client?
The TableArt client puts a priority on the design of the event. Our clients are looking for one of a kind experiences.
What inspires you?
Nature, interior design, and fashion.
If you could give couples one word of advice what would it be?
Define your priorities and your budget, be open to the creative process and have confidence in your own personal style and taste and celebrate it!
How would you define your style?
Natural, elegant and progressive.
What do you do for fun?
I ride my horse. I am a competitive person and I love animals. I grew up riding horses and competing in horse shows. I bought a young horse last year and I am working with a professional and training him for the Hunter Ring. There is nothing like the partnership between a rider and her horse.
What do you love about weddings?
I love creating memorable moments that will last a lifetime.
How would your clients describe you?
Organized, creative, a good problem solver, authentic, educated and experienced.
How would your fellow wedding professionals describe you?
Creative, experienced, a leader in our field.