About us

Our founder, Nannette Kallestad, planned some of the first weddings on the Outer Banks, back when there were only two or three other event planners in the area.

She officially formed The Proper Setting in 2005 to fill the needs of an increasing number of couples coming to the Outer Banks to get married. In 2009, Kerri met Nannette when she was in charge of the wedding program at Whalehead and a new future began.

Kerri immediately joined Nannette and over the years, The Proper Setting has, among many other things, planned events, managed venues, consulted with new event home builders and met the needs of couples from all over the world. 

The Proper Setting has evolved once more

To help ALL couples make their dreams come true no matter where in the world they are saying “I Do.”

You are unique and your event should be an authentic reflection of you. We are confident that we can help you with all aspects of planning and design. We would love to help you tell your story and, ultimately, create lasting memories with you.


THe Team

Kerri Lynn Catino-Nason

Owner, Certified Event Planner, Venue Consultant, Legal Counsel


Event Planner​


Event Planner​


“When I think of The Proper Setting,
I immediately think of elegant and upscale design and coordination, premium service and unparallelled dedication. We highly recommend them.
-Chris Braswell
Owner & Chef at Steamers Restaurant

Bringing your vision to life

The Proper Setting team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life. We love the details: from design to finances to everything in between. We love meeting people from all over the world and learning about their lives and we are grateful for the thousands of people who have enriched our lives over these many years.

express your

personality & Desire

The Proper Setting is dedicated to being your personalized resource as you organize and coordinate the details for your event. And because no two clients or events are ever the same, we often customize a plan for our clients.

From small elopments to large gatherings, we have a plan for you. Your initial appointment is complimentary and we look forward to meeting with you in person, by phone or virtually, or even through email to learn more.

Kerri Lynn Catino-Nason

Owner, Certified Event Planner, Venue Consultant, Legal Counsel
In 2004, I left my corporate law job in New England, moved to the Outer Banks, and never looked back. As my family grew, I had the time to focus on my passion: planning events which I have been doing since high school. I have planned well over 600 events and sharing my knowledge of the best locations, the best vendors and the best kept secrets for planning any event will give you the confidence, guidance and inspiration you need. I welcome the opportunity to learn about your likes and dislikes, your vision and your ideas, and share with you my experience, creativity and attention to detail. My favorite part of each wedding is the moment I see my clients after the ceremony and we share a quiet moment together: it’s a very special feeling. Extremely organized, quick-witted and great under pressure, I am confident that I can help you with any aspect of your event. I look forward to helping you create amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Fun foot notes

UPenn-BULaw-Corporate Finance – Wife-Mother to 3 Kids & 3 Fur Babies -Runner-Amateur Chef-Art & Architecture Lover – World Traveler
Angelique Delano Furr
Event Planner
I was born and raised on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks and have dedicated myself to working with and for the community. I also have a passion for fashion and design that I bring to all events. A life-long dancer and now a dance instructor, I am familiar with all aspects of planning and large-scale production, styling, design, lighting and photography. I am also an experienced problem-solver who is able to pivot gracefully in any moment. I love getting to know you and helping you execute your vision. And my calm demeanor will set you at ease throughout the planning journey.

Fun foot notes

Fashion degree – Food & Floral Visionary – Retail, Marketing & Merchandising – Certified Pilates & Dance Instructor – Fur Mama to 2 – Lover of Learning, Food, Fashion & Art.

Danielle Summer Fenyak
Event Planner
Born and raised in the Outer Banks, I am a true Outer Banks native. I went to college for event planning and hospitality management and although I decided to join my father’s real estate team upon graduation, my love of event planning never left me. In 2022, after years in the real estate world, I decided to use my planning degree and skills learned through being a realtor (along with lessons learned as a bridesmaid in over a dozen weddings) and join The Proper Setting team with one of my best friends, Angelique. My experience has allowed me to meet many deadlines, manage obstacles, connect with different types of people and, most importantly, recognize that each event is one of the signature milestones in someone’s life. Seeing the lasting memories and joy created for my clients is my passion.

Fun foot notes

BA in Event Management – Real Estate – Master Organizer & Coordinator – Dog Lover – Makeup & Fashion – World Traveler