At Kate Murtaugh Events & Design, we take pride in creating personalized events that capture your unique vision and tell your story. We genuinely care about serving people and building lasting relationships with our clients, so we take a thoughtful and intentional approach to our planning process.
We believe that laughter and good communication are key ingredients to making your event planning journey as memorable as the event itself. You can trust us to create a celebration that truly reflects your style and personality. We are committed to providing you with an unparalleled event planning experience that will leave a lasting, positive impression for years.
The KMED Experience
Artistry & Authenticity
We take great care in creating bespoke designs that reflect each couple's individuality, unique style, and personality. Each event is a stage for creative innovation, consistently pushing the envelope to enliven each celebration with fresh ideas, an imaginative palette and thoughtful, intentional detail. Leveraging our years of distinguished experience and refined taste, we skillfully transform your vision into truly unique and unforgettable experiences.
Embrace & Serve All
Committed to fostering inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity, we wholeheartedly welcome and embrace multicultural, interracial, and LGBTQ+ weddings and events. Our unwavering dedication ensures that every client feels not only supported but genuinely valued. We champion love in all its forms, dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences that celebrate our differences and bring us together in unity.
Lead with Excellence
We set the standard in our industry by consistently delivering top-notch quality and ensuring confidence at every stage. Whether handling client service, logistics, troubleshooting, or focusing on branding and education, we are always looking for innovative ways to stay ahead of the curve. We partner with top vendors and venues who share our passion, vision, and dedication to providing exceptional client service.
Kindness is Key
Kindness is at the core of our success. Our empathetic and respectful approach extends beyond clients to include guests, creative partners, venues, and teams. Rooted in genuine care, we cultivate authentic connections that blossom into lasting relationships, bringing about significant and positive change.
The Perfect Partnership
Planning is best when it becomes a collaborative, enjoyable process establishing a trusted and tight-knit partnership. Our approach is enriched with laughter, transparency, and kind-hearted communication, ensuring the planning journey is as memorable as the event. In empowering our clients, we encourage them to concentrate on planning aspects that resonate with them while providing expert guidance and advocacy throughout the journey.
With over 30 years of combined hospitality and event planning experience, our team is passionate about our clients and believes in thoughtful, personalized celebrations seamlessly executed from start to finish.
Whether you’re hosting a tented ocean-side affair, a floral-filled private yacht, a black-tie soirée at a private estate, or an intimate celebration at a family home, our team can’t wait to inspire you and your guests from the moment they arrive until the very last dance.
For nearly two decades, I've had the privilege of planning and designing events for a diverse clientele, spanning high-profile celebrities, international music festivals, Boston-based magazines, and prominent corporations and non-profits.
My deep-rooted experience in event planning (starting when I was just 15), love for design, and watching my parents' entrepreneurial journey led me to establish Kate Murtaugh Events & Design in 2015, bringing over 250 celebrations to life at some of the world's most iconic venues and private estates. Since then, our award-winning work has been recognized and spotted regularly in publications such as Town & Country, The New York Times, BRIDES, and People Magazine, to name a few.
I love my job because it allows me to connect with amazing clients and creative vendors. Bringing some of life's most memorable moments to life is truly rewarding, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it all. It's an honor to be a part of such special moments, and I feel incredibly grateful to be able to do what I love every day.
I'm an old soul, married to my college sweetheart, Patrick. Our wedding day remains one of the most magical days of my life. We have three children and live in a cozy home by the sea on Boston's South Shore. We spend our summers living on the coast in Rhode Island in the house where I grew up. I am inspired by traveling and exploring the world, the incredible artistry behind intricate textiles, the transformative power of interior design, the simple yet profound beauty of blooming flowers, the unique charm of life in New England, and the intricate details that make beautiful design a transformative experience.
Lauren entered the wedding planning world as an intern for KMED while still in college. With a deep passion for design, planning, and organization, she can execute events with an intentional vision from beginning to end. Lauren is a natural leader and problem solver, which allows her to pivot quickly to success and seamlessly push past roadblocks. After six years of assisting and planning almost 100 weddings, she has found no greater joy than seeing months (sometimes years) of hard work turn into the most beautiful day filled with awe, love, and pure happiness. Lauren graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Marketing and International Business.
Client & Vendor Coordinator
A planner by nature with a passion for design, Samantha loves to help coordinate the perfect day that is a true reflection of every couple. She values honesty and organization and appreciates the little details. Samantha finds joy in creating unforgettable moments for her clients and seeing their day come to life. She has a corporate planning and fashion merchandising background, allowing her to creatively find solutions, be flexible, stay organized, and ensure a stress-free, positive planning experience. She graduated from Stonehill College, where she studied Psychology and Business.
As a senior production team member, Tracy epitomizes professionalism, warmth, and a strong work ethic. As a vital part of our team for over five years, she provides unparalleled support to our clients on event days. Tracy’s diverse background in the restaurant industry, interior design, and full-time career as an elementary educator brings a unique and invaluable perspective to our team. Her resilience, creativity, and patience make her indispensable to each wedding she produces. Tracy graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design and holds a Master's in Education from Sacred Heart University.