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Kate Murtaugh Events & Design is a bespoke wedding event planning and design studio serving New England and beyond. With offices in Boston and Watch Hill, Rhode Island, our team offers full-service wedding and event design, styling, planning and production.  From tented ocean-side affairs and intimate elopements to elegant black tie soirées, our team designs celebrations to be gorgeous, dream-like, and distinctively yours in every way.

We absolutely love what we do and derive absolute satisfaction from translating the unique personalities of our clients into personalized, breathtaking and love-filled events. We believe in seamless collaboration and taking the time to truly understand what every couple wants in their planning process. Our strengths lie in our ability to truly listen to each client as well as our dedication to producing events and designs that we believe are true works of art.

Planning your big day can be a large undertaking. It’s hard to know where to begin, and with the sheer amount of inspiration available it can be overwhelming. Our team will guide you through the planning process smoothly and efficiently, leaving you stress free and translating your love and vision into an event you’ll never forget.

Now, let’s pop some champagne and let the planning begin…

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Be•spoke [bi’speuk]
adjective
1. a. made to individual order; custom-made
b. a high degree of customization, with involvement of the end user

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Meet Kate- Kate Murtaugh Events & Design | Wedding Planner & Event Designer


Meet Kate- Kate Murtaugh Events & Design | Wedding Planner & Event Designer


Hello! I’m Kate- the Owner, Lead Planner and Creative Director behind Kate Murtaugh Events & Design. I’m all about the swoon and the details. I love the excitement of a proposal, the infectious energy of a newly engaged couple, the goose bumps you get from looking at a groom’s face when he first sees his bride, and the awe in each guest as they take in the whole experience and design we’ve created with our clients.

For more than a decade, I’ve proudly built a strong foundation for event planning and design. I’ve had the pleasure of managing events for a Boston-based magazine publisher; at a popular Rhode Island wedding venue; and for numerous corporate, non-profit, and higher education clients including Harvard Business School and Boston College—where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Business Management.

As a proud New England native and a marketing professional with a keen eye for design, I always felt that I could—and, more importantly, should—do more with my talents and passions. After poring—and slightly obsessing— over the details, personalization, and design of my own coastal wedding, I decided to take a leap of faith and launched Kate Murtaugh Events & Design in 2015—a true extension of my heart.

Whether planning a small gathering for friends, or finalizing the last minute details of an extravagant wedding, I am constantly inspired by the opportunity to serve others by making dreams become realities. I truly love what I do and will always be thankful to each and every client who trusts me to join them on their journey to “I do.”

I look forward to meeting you!

xo, Kate

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My hubby and college sweetheart, Patrick∙Our son, Fitz∙Our Frenchie, Ruby ∙ My family and friends∙Traveling the world∙The color navy∙Del's Lemonade ∙ Monograms (everything should have one) ∙ Lobster Rolls∙Dance Parties∙Fresh Cut Blooms∙Rhode Island Summers (I have salt water in my veins)∙My Mama's Meatballs∙Blue and White China Pearls∙Beach Days Anchors∙diptyque baies candles∙Jo Malone perfume∙jack rogers

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Our Services


Our Services


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Our team specializes in bespoke wedding and event planning designed around each individual client’s unique story and taste. We take great pride in providing our clients with an amazing and exciting design and planning experience from the moment of our first consultation to the very last sparkler exit and dance. 

We combine logistics, design and our relationships with experienced and talented vendors to ensure our events are not only orchestrated flawlessly and beautifully, but also a gorgeous representation of the love and happiness at the heart of the celebration.

Due to our high level of customization and planning, we do not have pre-defined packaging for our services. Our team will ensure a highly-personalized service, based on your vision, your tastes, your passions, your culture, your likes and dislikes. 

We accept a limited number of weddings per season, approaching every wedding with a fresh outlook and creating a close bond with clients to ensure that the wedding is the perfect reflection of our clients.

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full service event management∙wedding day management∙editorial and brand styling∙vendor sourcing and management∙contract and budget planning∙venue scouting∙etiquette coaching∙guest ACCOMMODATIONS∙ transportation coordination∙destination weddings∙pop-up weddings∙rehearsal dinners∙timeline creation∙invitation suite styling∙floor plans∙lighting and specialty rentals∙decor rentals∙wedding fashion styling∙wedding weekend∙ planning∙ceremony coordination∙ honeymoon consulting ∙engagement proposal planning

For a comprehensive list of services and to have a customized proposal created specifically for you, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.

Looking to celebrate other than a wedding? There is always an occasion to celebrate and our team is here to help you plan every lovely detail. We would love to plan your birthday, proposal, anniversary, vow renewal, dinner party, holiday fête, milestone event or special gathering. Let us know what you are celebrating and how we can help!

 
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Approach


Approach


We pride ourselves on getting to know you on a personal level and we dedicate our efforts to exploring all areas of importance and priority surrounding your event. Our ability to manage a myriad of logistical details while infusing creative and beautiful design throughout is truly what makes our bespoke approach successful.

We want to learn more about you as a couple. We want to know how you met, where you fell in love, which experiences have created your love story. By carefully infusing your style and personality into our design, we create an event reflective of your personal aesthetic, style, culture and traditions.

As no two couples are the same, neither are their celebrations. Through our collaborative process, we work diligently to determine our couples' desires and expectations. This process allows our team to perfectly match you with services that best fit your needs, budget and taste.

Our expertise and proven process precisely and effectively manage all aspects of your wedding day. Our goal is to work with our couples to manage the production of their weddings from start to finish—taking the stress away so that they can enjoy every minute of their cherished celebration.

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Portfolio


Portfolio


We are thrilled to have been part of many awe-inspiring weddings, events and editorial shoots, working in partnership with some amazing clients and fellow creatives along the way. 

Take a peak into our galleries below to view highlights from some of our most recent projects.

A + C || Coastal Country Club Chic

MISQUAMICUT CLUB | WATCH HILL, RI

EDITORIAL || Italian Garden Elopement

Willowdale estate | Topsfield, Ma

E + J || Elegant New Year's Eve Soiree

THE COLONNADE HOTEL | Boston, Ma

J + C || Sky High Hangar Nuptials

Dooney aviation | Westerly, RI

P + K || New England Seaside Tent Party

WEEKAPAUG GOLF CLUB | Watch Hill, RI

COMING SOON! EDITORIAL || The Farm House Pear

MOUNT HOPE FARM | BRISTOL, RI

D + K || Romantic Coastal Mansion Affair

BRANFORD HOUSE | Groton, CT

 

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Social Media


Social Media


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Connect with our team on social media: the perfect source for wedding inspiration and for those girls (and boys) next door that seek to plan the stylish, inspired celebration of their dreams. We can't wait to share our musings with you! 

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