Katrina Hutchins Events is a boutique, luxury, full-service wedding and event-planning company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owner and principal planner Katrina Hutchins launched the company in 2011. Over the years, Katrina Hutchins Events has grown into a recognizable brand, leading to national and international work.
Born and raised in Florida, Katrina received an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators) and a Master’s of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). After working for several years as a health care consultant, Katrina married and moved to Charlotte. In launching Katrina Hutchins Events, Katrina has paired her business acumen and management experience with her impeccable taste and natural eye for design. She credits these skills with the success of Katrina Hutchins Events. “An ability to handle the business side of planning is critical,” Hutchins says. “Because of my corporate background, I am well-suited to managing the financial aspects and business relationships necessary in the event-planning process.” The result? A seamless, hassle-free planning experience for her clients.
Once the planning begins, aesthetics come into play and Katrina pairs her own signature taste with her client’s personal style. Katrina describes her individual style as “casual with a touch of glamour.” Her taste is not only influenced by the many exotic places she has traveled to but she also finds endless inspiration in the world around her. “There are so many interesting palettes, unusual textures, and natural beauty in the world around us,” Katrina says. “I am constantly inspired and I aim to incorporate all of those things into each project.”
As a boutique planner, Katrina dedicates time to familiarizing herself with her client’s personal style and preferences. She incorporates those aspects into the final project, resulting in a unique, personalized event. “Our biggest objective is to never create the same event twice.” Katrina says. Katrina’s work has been featured in many national and regional publications, including Southern Weddings, The Knot, Carolina Bride, Charlotte Wedding Magazine, and Weddings Unveiled.
Katrina resides in the charming Myers Park neighborhood in downtown Charlotte with her husband, Hutch, and her two sons, Callahan and Row. You can find her exploring her neighborhood in a pair of blue jeans and a killer pair of shoes. The best part of the job for Katrina? “It’s not just the satisfaction of creating a memorable, successful event for the client.” Katrina says, “But the rapport you build with clients and the relationships that last well beyond the event. That is what I love.”