AboutKatie Martin is an award-winning and internationally known wedding and event designer, speaker, and author. She is the founder of the wedding planning and design firm, Elegance & Simplicity, where she has planned, coordinated, and designed weddings and other large events in more than twenty countries and several destination cities throughout the US. She was founder and Editor-in-Chief of EcoBeautiful Weddings, the first and only online and on-demand print magazine focusing on sustainable weddings. As seen on CNN, NBC, and CBS as well as in The Washington Post and other newspapers, magazines, and blogs, she is internationally recognized as the number one expert in sustainable and eco-friendly events. Katie is the author of The Everything Wedding Book, The Everything Mother of the Bride Guide, and The Mother of the Bride Guide, as well as and countless print and online articles.