Kate Smith Soiree is a boutique wedding planning and design company based in Lenexa, Kansas. We specialize in creating beautiful and unique Weddings, Celebrations, Social Gatherings and Corporate Events. We are passionate about our clients and bringing creative visions to life. We offer custom or curated packages to each client to ensure their visions become reality. We love to create modern celebrations with a surprise element in every event. Our services and network of local vendors continue to grow each year, and our relationships will reassure that your event is executed flawlessly.
We know that preparing for your wedding or event is a huge time commitment. Between booking vendors and deciding on all of those little details, couples and hosts typically spend hours working out those little details. Luckily, you don’t have to take on all of that responsibility alone. Whether it’s the fact that you’re both working full time jobs, overwhelmed by the absurd amount of decisions you need to make, or simply think a professional can weed through the options better than you can, hiring an event planner can help you enjoy the process and actually be a guest at your own event!
We Create, You Celebrate
WHO IS KATE SMITH?
I’m Kate and I am the Owner and Creative Director of Kate Smith Soirée. I was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University, where I got my degree in Hospitality Management (Go Pokes!). With a little over five years of event planning experience and over ten years in the hospitality industry, I know how much time and detail that goes into planning extraordinary events. I believe that an event is an opportunity to reflect the true personality and style of the host or guest of honor, and it’s those intricate little details that matter the most.
I’ve always had a passion for the hospitality industry and wanted to pursue a job that involved making relationships with clients and other industry professionals. While I was earning my hospitality management degree at OSU, I was given numerous event planning opportunities that sparked this career path. I dedicated every moment of every day in those four years to grow my knowledge, experience, and network in the events industry. My passion and dedication led me to graduating in the top 1% of the university. Following graduation, my fiancé and I moved to Lenexa, Kansas for his engineering career. It was a slow start for us to get settled in to this new town, but shortly after our wedding in April of 2018, we bought our first house here and can finally call Lenexa our home.
I never thought in a million years that I would be planning weddings and events professionally or starting my own business this early in my life. With the support of my family, husband, and friends, I have been able to begin this journey and pursue my dream. But when I’m not planning and designing weddings and events, I’m spending time with my husband, Jonathan, and my golden retriever, Aggie. I also enjoy farmers markets, brunch, live music, and volunteering.
Planning & event design is my absolute passion and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share that with you and your future event!