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Khatera

Welcome! You’ll find I do things a little differently around here. After years of experience in event management, I launched my own business in 2016 to celebrate couples who are breaking away from the norm. Whether that means planning a luxury wedding that reflects your story, or throwing an intimate bash that draws inspo from your heritage, I’m here to make sure it’s anything but ordinary.  

 

My own wedding day years ago taught me the importance of having a planner, or frankly, what can go wrong if you don’t have one. Things like the fire alarm going off for over an hour, the projector getting unplugged mid-slideshow, and my husband and I wondering if we should just cut our losses and make a run for it (we won’t mention the Category 5 hurricane on our honeymoon). 

 

It’s easy to see why I now overcommunicate and double (and triple) check on every single detail of my client’s weddings. From truly listening to what you want on your wedding day, to seamless execution, it’s literally my job to make you feel taken care of every step of the way. 

 

A story of sound 

Whenever I hear, “Khatera, can I ask you a personal question?” I know where it’s going, and I don’t mind at all. I want people to feel comfortable talking to me about my deafness; it’s helped shape me into the person I am today — frankly honest, intuitively empathic, and completely tuned in to visual and emotional details.

 

My family fled Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War when I was an infant. Before seeking refuge in the U.S. we lived in India, where I caught German measles that caused severe hearing loss. From an adolescence of clunky hearing aids to navigating life with the volume turned down, it’s been a journey. I’ve since gotten cochlear implants, learned to lip read like a boss, and am deeply grateful for where the path has led me — to my beautiful husband and our three gorgeous children.