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KARA SEXTON

In 2003,  I popped some popcorn and curled up on the couch to watch, "The Wedding Planner" with Jennifer Lopez. My first thoughts on the film? There is no way this is a legitimate career. Much to my surprise, after countless hours of research discovering the beauty of this business and despite the many trials and challenges I knew I would face as a single mom, I decided to embark on a new journey towards becoming a wedding and event planner. 

After graduating with a degree in wedding planning and event coordination at the New York Institute of Art and Design, in addition to earning over 28 specialty certifications in the event planning industry, I had the pleasure of completing the very first mentorship program offered by celebrity wedding planner David Tutera. I enjoy planning everything from small intimate elopements to large scale corporate events. My proudest event was Columbus Gay Pride of 500,000 people. I love supporting my community. 

What I love most about my career is being able to live vicariously through my clients. I'm elated to share in the joys of  their most memorable occasions. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of this business and thrive on organized chaos. My family and I have developed a well oiled machine as a team, and to the surprise of many, I love all of the paperwork that is involved. (I'm a closet geek.) In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafting, cooking, baking, going to the beach and traveling. I am looking forward to the Switzerland vacation I have planned with one of ERE's Sr. Event Coordinators, my beloved partner Beck.