"I can't say enough wonderful things about DPK Design and its principal, Dede Kavanagh. She is the most versatile and creative event planner I've ever worked with, possessing the sensitivity and smarts to do anything. From conceptualizing, designing, staffing, and executing a magical wedding for my husband and me at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to, in a matter of hours, dressing up the fun gritty bones of the Brooklyn Lyceum into a festively authentic performance space fit for celebrity A-listers and a top-notch corporate sponsor. Her grace under pressure is boundless as is her compassion, so that if the going gets a little tough you can rest easy knowing she'll have every contingency covered. Dede makes you feel like a guest—at your own party!"

Marion Hart, Producer and Writer

"DPK Design added immeasurably to the success of the 2010 Brooklyn Blogfest which was sponsored by Absolut Vodka and featured Spike Lee and Lemon Anderson. Dede transformed the Brooklyn Lyceum into an incredible setting for the annual gathering of Brooklyn bloggers with projections, lighting, graffiti, fabric, furniture and more. Dede is creative, resourceful, budget-conscious and incredibly reliable. From pre-production onwards, Dede was a delight to work with -- she is always full of ideas and creative solutions. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. And plan to..." 

Louise Crawford , Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn


"Dede understands people, tastes, values, and creativity exceptionally well and will work with you to create an event that is uniquely yours. She is such a fantastic problem solver.  To Dede, event planning is second nature!"

Kim Maier, Director of The Old Stone House