Artichoke & Company

DREAM WEDDINGS BY ARTICHOKE

 

At Artichoke & Company we customize every menu to fit each of our clients' unique tastes and visions for their special day.

When you book your wedding with Artichoke it's a one-stop deal. We'll take care of the planning, venue, catering, service staff, rentals, floral arrangements, decorations, place settings, photography, and everything else in between.

 

Corporate Events

Artichoke & Company offers full service staff and rentals fit for any corporate meetings and luncheons. Whether you are looking to have a catered luncheon at your own location or use our Special Event Center, Artichoke has everything you need for your corporate event. 

 

Artichoke and Company has proudly been serving the South Florida Market for over twenty years. From a sophisticated intimate dinner party with close friends to prestigious galas. Artichoke and Company's goal is to surpass our clients’ expectations. Our experience in the catering industry is second to none. With hundreds of thousands of events catered and some of the finest chefs in the industry, our staff has the resources to create a truly memorable event for all the right reasons.

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KC Weddings&Events

 

Full Wedding Planning

"Karats to Champagne" - This is our full wedding planning packing. It's Concept to Completion, from “Yes!” to “I do!” Comprehensive full planning and event design services for the couple that desires professional and personalized planning of every detail of their wedding day.

  • Provide Venue and Vendor Recommendations
    • Obtain Quotes and Contracts
    • Arrange Vendor Consultations and follow-up meetings
    • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Venue walk-through with couple to help visualize the layout and design concept of ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception space as well as contingency planning
  • Complete event design
    • Wedding design inspiration presentation to determine design direction
    • On-going exchange of décor ideas and personalized details
    • Provide a finalized design proposal for couple's approval
  • Ensure design cohesiveness, i.e. linens, centerpieces, florals, etc.
  • Management and direction of all vendors
  • Confirm all arrangements and details with vendors one prior to wedding
  • Finalize all wedding details with couple two weeks prior to wedding day
  • Wedding Day Management
    • Supervise and assist vendors and venue with setup of ceremony and reception
    • Coordination of wedding party and guests from pre-ceremony through reception
    • Oversee and direct vendors throughout the event.

 

Husband and Wife Wedding Planning Team

We are the only husband and wife wedding and event planning team throughout Southwest Florida. Our diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences complement each other very nicely. Brian and Kara are a solid team, making them uniquely qualified to help you with your special day.

Kara is naturally creative and organized with a diverse background. Much of her raw talent stems from her years working as an educator for elementary students on the autism spectrum. After her wedding more than six years ago, Kara felt a calling and found her true passion. She loves helping clients plan the most memorable events for themselves or their loved ones. Passion and creativity alone were not enough, however. Kara sought formal certification from The Bridal Society and participates in continuing education on a regular basis.

Brian, who is also certified from The Bridal Society, served in the United States Navy during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He deployed twice in support of combat operations on the USS Harry S. Truman. Brian attributes much of his discipline, focus, and drive to be the best, to his experience throughout those challenging years. After honorable separation, Brian enrolled in college and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

When they’re not planning weddings, Brian and Kara enjoy taking trips with their fuzzy kids Max and Ozzie out on their boat to remote beaches. Kara likes shelling and relaxing on the beach while Brian can’t wait to get some lines in the water.

 

Experience Matters

We have planned and coordinated more than 60 weddings over the last five years. From planning and coordinating weddings at hotels and country clubs to intimate private estate weddings on the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva, we’ve planned them all. Occasionally we are called upon to plan weddings at our clients’ homes or at the home of one of their family members. Each situation brings its own unique challenges. Planning a wedding at the Bali Hi Estate on Captiva Island is completely different from planning a wedding at the Naples Beach Hotel and there is absolutely no substitute for experience.

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