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About Us

 

Katie Dunn, Owner and Lead Planner

katie@eventsbylafete.com
1 (919) 427-3985

La Fête founder Katie Dunn has devoted her career to wedding planning, design and event production. Whether on the runways of New York City where she coordinated all fashion, jewelry and architectural special events for Swarovski North America, the offices of Classic Party Rentals where as Sales & Marketing Manager she oversaw a six-person sales force and determined the annual product line, or the elegant halls of Chapel Hill’s Carolina Inn where she planned and executed dozens of weddings, Katie’s hands-on approach, unflappable attitude and dedication to detail has equaled success.

Katie holds a BA in communications and psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and furthered her studies at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology with coursework in event design, planning and execution.  Katie specializes in making your wedding or special event a one of a kind design and custom experience.  Katie is available for full service planning.

She is a member of National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and theInternational Special Events Society (ISES).

Carly Abernathy, Event Planner

carly@eventsbylafete.com
Carly Abernathy, a former La Fête intern, was hired 4 years ago after completing our internship program for her amazing work ethic and passion for the wedding planning business. She majored in Program Management at North Carolina State University and worked for Themeworks Creative before coming to La Fete full time.  Carly loves all things pink and is our resident fashion diva! Carly handles weekend coordination, partial planning and full service planning.  She is also available for hourly consultations and weddings in the Greensboro and Triad area.

 

Rebecca Dunn, Event Assistant

Rebecca Dunn comes to La Fête with a background in fine art and art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a complement to her artistic training, Rebecca has traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Southeast Asia, drawing event inspiration from worldwide cultures and style. Before joining La Fête, Rebecca held the position of catering and special event manager at Wyoming’s A Bar A Guest Ranch, one of the oldest and largest guest ranches in the country.  She now lives in Raleigh, NC with her lovable Chiweenie, Nug.

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