When your office has a hot pink front door, you know the ladies of Collins Coordination are all about creating an event unique to you. Owner, Katie McCann Crow, and her right hand woman, Kirstin Godat, are always greeting you with a warm smile and positive attitude while executing every little detail to perfection. Learn more about Katie below!
What is your favorite memory with Debby, or The Branch?
I had a client who showed Debby a picture of a vine that isn’t sold wholesale and Debby offered to drive down alleys and do a little trimming to get some. Fortunately we found an alternative vine but the offer was so Debby – always going above and beyond!!
Do you have a favorite flower?
Juliet garden roses
How did you get into event planning?
While at TCU I interned for an event company in Dallas and was offered a fulltime job upon graduation.
What do you love about event planning?
I love the combination of logistics with creativity. It really uses both sides of my brain!
Give us the story on how your company came to be?
After I left the event company, friends called me to help plan their weddings. I was working for an insurance company but missed the creativity of planning. I decided to take a huge risk (which is unlike me!) and start my own business. I was really fortunate at how quickly I started booking weddings but the first few months I was a little worried that I might eat Ramen noodles for the rest of my life!
Where do you find inspiration?
In the age of Pinterest, it’s easy to see the same ideas over and over again. I love pulling ideas from décor magazines, coffee table books, and traveling. A huge part of a wedding is the guests’ experience and hotels and restaurants are a great source of inspiration for a custom, luxurious experience.
What can a client expect when they visit your office?
We’re tucked away upstairs in Highland Park Village so we always tell our brides to look for our hot pink front door! Kirstin and I are usually working away on anything from emails to amenity boxes!
What is your top tip for a bride/client on the day of the event or during the planning process?
Always start the planning process with a budget and a guest list. On the day of the wedding, let all the details go and focus on your husband, family, and friends.
What’s one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?
I can moonwalk!
What do you do to relax?
I am an avid reader and love to go on walks. I also love dancing – it’s the best stress reliever!
See some of the designs we have worked together on!