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VOWS Wedding & Event Planning - Meet the Team

Meet the Team

With hundreds of celebrations to date, VOWS Wedding & Event Planning is a full-service planning, design and coordination company serving the Greater Seattle Area and Maui, Hawaii.

Since founding the company in 2003, Owner and Lead Planner/Designer Katy Roberts has made an impression on the wedding industry as one of the most professional, stylish, and calming consultants in the industry. Katy’s hand-picked and highly trained team consisting of Planners Channy Sea and Amber Sooter, mirror her values and quality of service.

VOWS is not a hobby or side-job, but a full-time career, commitment, and dream.
Katy Roberts
Katy Roberts
Owner – Maui & Seattle

From the first impression to the smallest detail, Katy wants each and every event to be beautiful, inviting, and personal to the client. Superb customer service with a smile and quality work every time is Katy’s goal. She has endless energy as she truly loves what she does and feels a personal responsibility to make this once-in-a-lifetime event for her couples truly special.

Katy is a meticulous planner, but understands weddings are an emotional experience and clients (and their families) need support and patience. Katy quickly earns clients’ trust and puts them at ease, so they are able to enjoy the process and breathe a sigh of relief on the day.

Katy calls Maui, Hawaii home and loves to bring couples to the island for truly special weddings in paradise, but regularly travels to Seattle to work with the VOWS team and to serve clients in her native Northwest.

Prior to founding VOWS in 2003, Katy worked in public relations, marketing and corporate events for a firm in downtown Seattle. As an account executive for six years, she honed her people and event skills while serving a distinguished and demanding list of clients.

Katy earned a degree from Gonzaga University in Journalism and Sociology (Go Bulldogs!). She also studied a year abroad in Florence, Italy.

Lucy the Pug
Love of travel is still dear to Katy’s heart and she also enjoys interior design, dance, movies and everything about beach life including snorkeling, whale watching, and boating. A Maui sunset dinner with a glass of champagne and her handsome & supportive husband, Ty, is her favorite way to spend an evening. On her days off, you can find Katy walking her two kids Lucy the Pug and Ginger the King Charles Spaniel, working out, reading the latest wedding magazine, or a good book on her deck in the sun.
Channy Sea
Channy Sea
Planner/Designer – Seattle

Channy has been showcasing her superb organizational and thorough communication skills along with her creative flair and resourcefulness at VOWS since 2009.

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She has been instrumental in the design, planning and coordination of many of the company’s top events including one of her specialties: traditional Chinese wedding celebrations.

Channy mirrors VOWS impeccable values and exceptional quality of service, making sure that each event is executed flawlessly and most importantly, that her clients are completely satisfied with the results. She credits her success to her sensitivity to her client’s needs and being able to implement their ideas to ensure that every event is an unforgettable experience.

Prior to joining VOWS, Channy worked as a Program and Marketing Manager at Microsoft as well as a consultant to non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Her attention to detail and professionalism resulted in successful execution of various events and programs, and it ignited her passion for event planning.

Channy earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington in Marketing and Information Systems (Go Huskies!). She also studied abroad in Shanghai, China, and enjoys traveling the world. Her recent travels included exploring the countries along the Mediterranean Sea. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart, now her husband, Taz (see their Maui wedding photos on the VOWS site), and entertaining family and friends. She actively enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and watching movies, and has an insatiable love for coffee, chocolates, and arts and crafts!
Amber Sooter
Amber Sooter
Planner/Designer – Seattle

Amber Sooter joined the VOWS team in early 2014 after 10 years-experience in marketing and corporate events. Amber’s passion for planning and designing weddings shines through in all of her events. Her calm demeanor, exceptional customer service and strong organizational skills allow her to provide a once-in-a-lifetime event for her couples. She aims to exceed her client's expectations, striving for a memorable, fun and stress free experience from beginning to end.

Amber is meticulous and hard-working, yet easy-going and flexible with a knack for anticipating her clients’ needs. Her biggest reward is the smiling faces of her clients as they float through their wedding day and those big hugs at the end of the night.

Amber’s professional background includes marketing, media planning, and event coordination at advertising agencies in Seattle and Washington, D.C. Amber graduated from Western Washington University (Go Vikings!) with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations.

When she is not planning weddings, you can find Amber giving it her all at body boot camp, cooking, traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants or watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette. If she could have (had) dinner with anyone famous, it would be Eleanor Roosevelt or Tina Fey – she has a soft spot for intelligent and humorous women. And dark chocolate. And spicy food. Amber calls the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle home and cannot wait to marry her favorite person, fiancé Aaron, in January of 2015.

You can follow Amber on Instagram at @ambersooter