You could say my career as an event planner “began” when I was about seven and started planning all my birthday parties and family holiday dinners. The table would be perfectly set, the room decorated, and the menu themed. I’m sure my family and friends knew I’d become an event planner, but it wasn’t until my own wedding that I thought about pursuing it.

Art and design has always come naturally to me, and in college I decided to pursue graphic design. I received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and came to New York as part of a college internship program. I absolutely loved my time here, and in 2013 I decided to move from my Ohio home town to New York City. Over the past few years, I’ve explored a variety of creative and administrative jobs, all of which didn’t quite fit. But whenever an opportunity came to host a party or help a friend with wedding planning, I was thrilled and eager to help. So in 2017, I launched Cheer & Dear, and have since made it my mission to share everything I know about throwing a great party.


You could say my career as an event planner “began” when I was about seven and started planning all my birthday parties and family holiday dinners. The table would be perfectly set, the room decorated, and the menu themed. I’m sure my family and friends knew I’d become an event planner, but it wasn’t until my own wedding that I thought about pursuing it.

Art and design has always come naturally to me, and in college I decided to pursue graphic design. I received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and came to New York as part of a college internship program. I absolutely loved my time here, and in 2013 I decided to move from my Ohio home town to New York City. Over the past few years, I’ve explored a variety of creative and administrative jobs, all of which didn’t quite fit. But whenever an opportunity came to host a party or help a friend with wedding planning, I was thrilled and eager to help. So in 2017, I launched Cheer & Dear, and have since made it my mission to share everything I know about throwing a great party.

I now live in Brooklyn with my husband and daughter, and when I’m not planning events you can usually find me spending quality time with them. I also love swing dancing, ice skating, ladies night out, bonfires, picnics, cooking, church, and anything that involves wine or chocolate.

Next time you’re planning a wedding, birthday party or other special event, I would love to help make it extra special! Call up this sweet and classy Midwest girl, and you’ll be glad you did. 


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I now live in Brooklyn with my husband and daughter, and when I’m not planning events you can usually find me spending quality time with them. I also love swing dancing, ice skating, ladies night out, bonfires, picnics, cooking, church, and anything that involves wine or chocolate.

Next time you’re planning a wedding, birthday party or other special event, I would love to help make it extra special! Call up this sweet and classy Midwest girl, and you’ll be glad you did.


Yours truly, 
               Katie

about cheer & dear

Cheer & Dear is all about bringing people together through weddings and events that are memorable, meaningful and magical. Whatever the occasion, it deserves to be celebrated with your nearest and dearest.

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Noteworthy, impressive, unforgettable.
Let’s make it one you and your guests will remember forever.

Enchanting, marvelous, extraordinary.
This is where we make your event sparkle and your dreams come true.

Significant, full of value, purposeful.
Your event should be thoughtful and reflective of who you are and what you value.

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