Kathryn & Patti

WED Memphis is powered by a dynamic duo, a mother-daughter team, who realized their passion for wedding and event planning after designing and planning Kathryn’s wedding. Meet the planners and coordinators of WED Memphis, Kathryn Sparks & Patti Ruleman…


Kathryn Sparks was raised in Memphis, surrounded by Southern hospitality, most of which was created by her mom, Patti Ruleman. Kathryn is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian School, The University of Mississippi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College {B.B.A. in Marketing Communications} and American University {M.A. in Journalism}. Kathryn studied and resided in London, Washington, D.C., and New York City before settling in her hometown with her husband, Justin, their son and their two dogs, a Yorkie named Jack and a rescue yellow lab mix named Rivers. She is inspired by her faith, travels and Southern roots.


Patti Ruleman, who was raised in Memphis in a large family of six children, chose to raise her own three children, Brad, Ryan and Kathryn, in her hometown. Patti is a graduate of Bishop Byrne High School, and she attended Christian Brothers University before graduating from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She realizes the importance of life’s special occasions and celebrations, and she appreciates Southern hospitality and etiquette. Patti is inspired by her daughter’s wedding experience. She realizes you only have one opportunity to create a memorable day for your child. Patti resides in Germantown with her husband, Steve, and their Yorkie named Scout.


Kathryn and Patti are grounded by their faith, family and friends.

1 John 4:19