The Proper Setting is an Outer Banks-based event planning and design firm

We provide elegant and upscale coordination and design, premium service and flawlessly executed events for clients world-wide.

The TEam

An Outer Banks-based company focused on guiding clients through the planning, design and production of elevated milestone events

Our goal is to have the best possible experience while creating seamless and timeless events.

Our clients value our vision, connections and straightforward, honest approach to the planning journey.

Our extensive knowledge of venues and vendors all over the world will give you the inspiration and confidence you need to make your event truly memorable. If you can dream it, we can make it a reality. And we pride ourselves on our flawlessly executed events. More than that, though, we cherish the relationships we build with all of our clients.


“Kerri was the most professional, informative, organized and helpful wedding planner.

From start to finish she made us at ease, steered us in the right direction, helped us find all our vendors, gave recommendations and overall made the wedding day so smooth. I would pay for her time and time again.

-Kirstin Nowak


we’re thankful for these awards

The Knot Carolinas Fall/Winter 2016 Magazine

The Knot North Carolina’s Fall/Winter 2013 Magazine

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award winner since 2012

The Knot Best of Weddings and The Knot Hall of Fame since 2012

we have been featured in the following publications

Southern Bride and Groom

Southeastern Bride 

Tidewater and Tulle

The Knot

Wedding Wire

ready for more?

Let’s connect!

We would be honored to be a part of such a special and joyous occasion in your life. We understand that planning an event may feel overwhelming and we are here to help.

The Proper Setting would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your vision for your big day.