Hi! We're State & Arrow.
Two long-time best friends separated by a three hour drive, but joined together in business. We found each other the first week of college (go Kentucky Wildcats!) and have been best friends, soul sisters and creative co-conspirators ever since. In 2012, we merged our separate event businesses to form State & Arrow. We promised each other to be best friends first, business partners second.
This brand is really personal for us. It IS us. We've took our favorite parts of our friendship and poured them into this business: lighthearted laughter (during client meetings), fierce loyalty (to our clients and their vision), and the sense of ease you get when you know you've found the perfect partner in planning something great.
We have two locations: one in Columbus, OH and one in Louisville, KY. We serve Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Cleveland, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Nashville and surrounding areas. We are available for regional, national and international travel weddings and events in late 2017 and 2018.
Meet the Team
Adria is the boss lady in charge of our Columbus, OH location. She brings mom jokes, relentless pursuit of perfection (she's been known to redo a centerpiece until it's just. right.) and a past life in corporate event design and planning to the team. Making clients feel loved and happy is her thing.
Hidden talent: Knowing every word to 90% of rap songs written in the 2000s... even though she mostly listens to alternative, folk, and punk rock. She's full of surprises.
Favorite flowers: Ranunculus and lilacs
Jamie is the ruler of the roost at our Louisville, KY location, and is also the owner and plant guru at our sister store, Forage. She's the master of efficiency, the solver of problems, and a wealth of industry knowledge (she's been working in weddings and events since she was 19!). She makes State & Arrow more fun (and more blonde).
Hidden talent: Sneaking lines from movies into nearly every conversation she has. Keep an ear out for Old School and Wedding Crashers quotes.
Favorite flowers: Peonies and poppies
Our team is rounded out by Kristin & Madison - our trusty assistants! They keep us organized, on time, and happy on wedding days and in the studios. You're gonna love 'em.