Founder / Creative Director
Lead Planner / Logistics Specialist
Edna Dratch-Parker brings more than 25 years of experience as an artist, creative director, small business owner and entrepreneur. From years working as a graphic designer to owning her own advertising agency and swimwear company—which she promoted nationwide through fashion shows and premier parties—Edna’s talent as a designer, passion for event planning and desire to connect with people to turn their visions into reality encompasses everything she loves to do.
Edna’s work has been highlighted in publications such as Southern New England Weddings, Brides Boston magazine, Bliss Celebrations Guide, The Knot – Ultimate Wedding Lookbook and a coffee table book, Art of Celebration: The Making of a Gala, New England edition. Her work has also been featured in blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Grace Ormonde.
Edna is a member and distinguished graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants and is a Professional Wedding Consultant™. The Association of Bridal Consultants is dedicated to serving wedding professionals and brides worldwide since 1955. Additionally, she is a member of NACE New England – National Association of Catering and Events, ILEA – International Live Events Association, The Boston Wedding Group – she is the Membership Chair, and AIGA, the professional association for design. Edna is a graduate of the Maine College of Art.
Edna has received a number of industry honors, including “Wedding of the Year 2014” from the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), “2015 Spirit Award” from the Boston Wedding Group, “Social Event Planner of the Year” from BizBash, “Trendsetter of the Year 2012” from Wedding Planner magazine and “New England Wedding of the Year 2012” from NACE.
Kasie Blanchette has been in the special events industry for more than six years. Her background as a Special Events Coordinator at a local venue and her time spent as an independent contractor managing the logistics for weddings and other celebrations make her a perfect fit as the lead planner at EFD Creative. Kasie’s personable nature, her organizational skills and deep dedication to making clients happy is reflected in everything she does. She has real passion for the wedding industry and, in her spare time, enjoys volunteering on a non-profit event planning committee.
Kasie is a member and distinguished graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants, where she earned the title of Professional Wedding Consultant™. She is also a member of the ILEA – International Live Events Association, where she has served on the Boston Chapter’s Board of Directors for the past two years. In 2014, the International Live Events Association honored Kasie with the “Rising Star Award” and in 2015 she received the “Spirit Award”. Kasie was the lead planner for EFD Creative’s award-winning wedding in 2014, which was recognized nationally as “Wedding of the Year” by the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE).