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A Bride's Best Friend

San Jose , CA
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ABOUT US

I’ve been a wedding planner my whole life—it just took me a little while to realize it.

As a young girl, I was either planning my own birthday parties or recruiting the... Read more
I’ve been a wedding planner my whole life—it just took me a little while to realize it.

As a young girl, I was either planning my own birthday parties or recruiting the neighborhood kids into some sort of wacky project: a summer cherry slushie stand in the park across the street (franchise opportunities available), the three block long scavenger hunt, or the float in the neighborhood Fourth of July parade that always won first place. After conceiving and planning the first ever "Random Acts of Kindness Week" in high school, I knew I had discovered something special: a knack for bringing it all together; the idea, the organization, the anticipation, the people and yes, the fun of it all!

A one year worldwide Up with People tour, a BA in Communications, five years producing events for major Bay Area hotels (including The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay) and over 250 weddings later, A Bride’s Best Friend was born.

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Full Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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caitlin
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Elisheva and her dream team are absolutely remarkable! She is the ultimate professional -- highly organized, cheerful, and responsive to phone calls and e-mails. She is also just a wonderful person who I found very easy to work with and incredibly efficient. She is highly respected and experienced in the wedding industry, and can offer excellent recommendations on everything from venues and florists down to the little details such as a propped out antique truck or vintage furniture lounge. We hired Elisheva to help plan our September 15th wedding at the Carmel Mission followed by the reception at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel by the Sea.I met Elisheva in August of 2011 at her adorable studio and she really took the time to get to know me and my husband and what we envisioned on our wedding day. She was completely genuine, and wanted to know about our families, and what our priorities were for our big day. She quickly understood which details we cared about, and which ones we were more than content to leave up to her. She provided me with a very helpful timeline of key events throughout the planning process. She also was a great mediator between me and the vendors helping to execute the vision I had for our rustic barn wedding. Elisheva worked closely with my dad to help design nine mason chandeliers that were hung over the kings tables in the barn. This by far was one of my favorite details! On the day of the wedding, she was just a star. Everything went perfectly, and I felt so much more relaxed knowing that she was taking care of everything. I was truly able to enjoy every moment, without worrying. She handled everything with such competence and grace and made it all seem so effortless. Elisheva and her team are one of a kind. They are such hard workers and truly love what they do. I can't imagine planning my wedding without Elisheva. She is truly the best, and I would recommend her to any bride-to-be.
Elisheva and her dream team are absolutely remarkable! She is the ultimate professional -- highly organized, cheerful, and Read more...
Elisheva and her dream team are absolutely remarkable! She is the ultimate professional -- highly organized, cheerful, and responsive to phone calls and e-mails. She is also just a wonderful person who I found very easy to work with and incredibly efficient. She is highly respected and experienced in the wedding industry, and can offer excellent recommendations on everything from venues and florists down to the little details such as a propped out antique truck or vintage furniture lounge. We hired Elisheva to help plan our September 15th wedding at the Carmel Mission followed by the reception at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel by the Sea.I met Elisheva in August of 2011 at her adorable studio and she really took the time to get to know me and my husband and what we envisioned on our wedding day. She was completely genuine, and wanted to know about our families, and what our priorities were for our big day. She quickly understood which details we cared about, and which ones we were more than content to leave up to her. She provided me with a very helpful timeline of key events throughout the planning process. She also was a great mediator between me and the vendors helping to execute the vision I had for our rustic barn wedding. Elisheva worked closely with my dad to help design nine mason chandeliers that were hung over the kings tables in the barn. This by far was one of my favorite details! On the day of the wedding, she was just a star. Everything went perfectly, and I felt so much more relaxed knowing that she was taking care of everything. I was truly able to enjoy every moment, without worrying. She handled everything with such competence and grace and made it all seem so effortless. Elisheva and her team are one of a kind. They are such hard workers and truly love what they do. I can't imagine planning my wedding without Elisheva. She is truly the best, and I would recommend her to any bride-to-be. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Having ABBF help plan my wedding was the best decision I made out of all my planning! We had our reception at a private residence that needed a lot of work, imagination, and extensive detailed planning. Elisheva and her team gave us all of that, and brought my small wedding vision to a big wedding dream! I really didn't know where to start and she held my hand and took us step by step through the planning process in addition to making it a really fun experience! The vendors she works with are as just as amazing as she is. She recommended the greatest vendors and we couldn't be happier with them as well. Elisheva really got to know us on a personal level and genuinely cares about each and every bride she works with and is such a pleasure to be around. She is extremely organized and detail oriented. She is also very creative. Her vision and eye for what you want is spot on. She kept the whole planning process free of stress which in turn gave me the opportunity to just enjoy being a bride! Our wedding turned out to be the most gorgeous beautiful day. All the small detailed personal touches that she added throughout the day were great. My maid of honor told me I was the most relaxed bride she has ever seen. And I can honestly say it's because of all the caring and wonderful people that I was surrounded by from ABBF. I HIGHLY recommend Elisheva and her team. She really is a bride's best friend!
Having ABBF help plan my wedding was the best decision I made out of all my planning! We had our reception at a private Read more...
Having ABBF help plan my wedding was the best decision I made out of all my planning! We had our reception at a private residence that needed a lot of work, imagination, and extensive detailed planning. Elisheva and her team gave us all of that, and brought my small wedding vision to a big wedding dream! I really didn't know where to start and she held my hand and took us step by step through the planning process in addition to making it a really fun experience! The vendors she works with are as just as amazing as she is. She recommended the greatest vendors and we couldn't be happier with them as well. Elisheva really got to know us on a personal level and genuinely cares about each and every bride she works with and is such a pleasure to be around. She is extremely organized and detail oriented. She is also very creative. Her vision and eye for what you want is spot on. She kept the whole planning process free of stress which in turn gave me the opportunity to just enjoy being a bride! Our wedding turned out to be the most gorgeous beautiful day. All the small detailed personal touches that she added throughout the day were great. My maid of honor told me I was the most relaxed bride she has ever seen. And I can honestly say it's because of all the caring and wonderful people that I was surrounded by from ABBF. I HIGHLY recommend Elisheva and her team. She really is a bride's best friend! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We first met Elisheva when she helped plan my sister's wedding in 2008, and since then she has become a member of our family. She provides so much more than event planning. She is a friend and a confidant. She is a design genius and a creator of magic. She listens. She reads her clients and then perfectly executes their desires. She is professional and precise, but calm and patient (which was very important for a not-so-girly bride like myself). We had more people than we could count tell us that our wedding was the best they'd ever been to, and it was Elisheva who made that happen.
We first met Elisheva when she helped plan my sister's wedding in 2008, and since then she has become a member of our Read more...
We first met Elisheva when she helped plan my sister's wedding in 2008, and since then she has become a member of our family. She provides so much more than event planning. She is a friend and a confidant. She is a design genius and a creator of magic. She listens. She reads her clients and then perfectly executes their desires. She is professional and precise, but calm and patient (which was very important for a not-so-girly bride like myself). We had more people than we could count tell us that our wedding was the best they'd ever been to, and it was Elisheva who made that happen. Read less
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Christian
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Elle was nothing short of fantastic and extremely professional in all aspects of helping us plan our relatively large (190) person wedding at a logistically challenging location. I know there are countless little details and checklist items she took care of so we could focus on the most important and fun parts of planning (and experiencing!) our wedding. We had a wonderful day that we'll remember happily for a long time, and that is in large part due to months of Elle's hard work. I would enthusiastically recommend her without any reservations.
Elle was nothing short of fantastic and extremely professional in all aspects of helping us plan our relatively large Read more...
Elle was nothing short of fantastic and extremely professional in all aspects of helping us plan our relatively large (190) person wedding at a logistically challenging location. I know there are countless little details and checklist items she took care of so we could focus on the most important and fun parts of planning (and experiencing!) our wedding. We had a wonderful day that we'll remember happily for a long time, and that is in large part due to months of Elle's hard work. I would enthusiastically recommend her without any reservations. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My family and I feel so lucky that we found Elle! Right from the start, we felt that we could put our wedding planning into her hands. She listened to everything that we wanted and envisioned for the day, and as I look back on our wedding now, I wouldn't change a thing. She helped us make rather large and never-before-heard-of requests a reality and connected us with vendors who we could also trust. We would have spent hours/days/weeks trying to track down the right people, but instead, Elle helped us make those connections. No request or idea was out of the question - Elle can make ANYTHING happen.

Perhaps one of the things I am most grateful for is her calm demeanor. Everyone kept telling me that I was the calmest bride they had ever seen, and I just kept telling them that it was because of Elle. My family and I could really relax and enjoy the entire 1-2 weeks leading up to the wedding without having to worry about last-minute changes or requests. She and her team make it all look so easy (even though we all know it's not!)

My husband and I wanted to create a wedding day that reflected who we are. We had some pretty outside of the box ideas, and had a particular vision for what we wanted. When we had opinions, Elle made them happen. When we weren't sure, she provided expert advice. She also provided the perspective of the guest, so that we could make sure that our wedding was enjoyable for everyone.

I highly recommend Elle and her team for your wedding/event. You won't find a better partner/collaborator/friend/ally/confidant/expert!
My family and I feel so lucky that we found Elle! Right from the start, we felt that we could put our wedding planning Read more...
My family and I feel so lucky that we found Elle! Right from the start, we felt that we could put our wedding planning into her hands. She listened to everything that we wanted and envisioned for the day, and as I look back on our wedding now, I wouldn't change a thing. She helped us make rather large and never-before-heard-of requests a reality and connected us with vendors who we could also trust. We would have spent hours/days/weeks trying to track down the right people, but instead, Elle helped us make those connections. No request or idea was out of the question - Elle can make ANYTHING happen.

Perhaps one of the things I am most grateful for is her calm demeanor. Everyone kept telling me that I was the calmest bride they had ever seen, and I just kept telling them that it was because of Elle. My family and I could really relax and enjoy the entire 1-2 weeks leading up to the wedding without having to worry about last-minute changes or requests. She and her team make it all look so easy (even though we all know it's not!)

My husband and I wanted to create a wedding day that reflected who we are. We had some pretty outside of the box ideas, and had a particular vision for what we wanted. When we had opinions, Elle made them happen. When we weren't sure, she provided expert advice. She also provided the perspective of the guest, so that we could make sure that our wedding was enjoyable for everyone.

I highly recommend Elle and her team for your wedding/event. You won't find a better partner/collaborator/friend/ally/confidant/expert! Read less
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rotherpack
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
It is hard to find the words to describe how grateful we are to Elisheva and her team for pulling together our dream wedding. It was everything we imagined, and more. Elle is a pro, to be sure, but she brings so much more to the wedding planning process. She brings heart, soul, compassion, patience, a great sense of humor, and some wicked creativity. And, she makes it all look effortless.

I will not go into all the things that Elle did for us over the eight months that we worked with her to make our wedding special (and there would be plenty to discuss as you will read in other posts about her organization skills and detailed timelines). Instead, I will describe what she gave us. She gave us a truly fun and exciting wedding planning experience, she gave us world class vendors, she gave us a strong advocate (in dealing with vendors and issues that arose), she gave us creative ideas that added meaningful and personal touches to the wedding, she gave us peace of mind in the weeks leading up the wedding, she gave us a flawless (at least to our knowledge) and relaxing wedding day, and she gave us an even better wedding than either of us (or our guests) could have imagined. And, it was a fabulous time!

Our friends and family continue to tell us that we had the most beautiful and fun wedding that they have ever attended. They rave about the personal touches and how seamlessly the wedding flowed. We smile, say “thank you,” and secretly wonder how we were so fortunate to find Elle. Thank you Elisheva – you truly are a bride’s (and - in our case – groom’s) best friend!

Melanie & Justin
It is hard to find the words to describe how grateful we are to Elisheva and her team for pulling together our dream Read more...
It is hard to find the words to describe how grateful we are to Elisheva and her team for pulling together our dream wedding. It was everything we imagined, and more. Elle is a pro, to be sure, but she brings so much more to the wedding planning process. She brings heart, soul, compassion, patience, a great sense of humor, and some wicked creativity. And, she makes it all look effortless.

I will not go into all the things that Elle did for us over the eight months that we worked with her to make our wedding special (and there would be plenty to discuss as you will read in other posts about her organization skills and detailed timelines). Instead, I will describe what she gave us. She gave us a truly fun and exciting wedding planning experience, she gave us world class vendors, she gave us a strong advocate (in dealing with vendors and issues that arose), she gave us creative ideas that added meaningful and personal touches to the wedding, she gave us peace of mind in the weeks leading up the wedding, she gave us a flawless (at least to our knowledge) and relaxing wedding day, and she gave us an even better wedding than either of us (or our guests) could have imagined. And, it was a fabulous time!

Our friends and family continue to tell us that we had the most beautiful and fun wedding that they have ever attended. They rave about the personal touches and how seamlessly the wedding flowed. We smile, say “thank you,” and secretly wonder how we were so fortunate to find Elle. Thank you Elisheva – you truly are a bride’s (and - in our case – groom’s) best friend!

Melanie & Justin Read less
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jelondre
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Elisheva Basseri is truly a bride’s best friend. We used Elisheva for her partial planning/day-of services. She is friendly, creative, professional and incredibly detail oriented. During our first meeting, she was able to understand exactly what I was imagining for my wedding. Taking that vision into account, she was able to recommend great vendors and help us finalize location details.

Elisheva helped us in many ways, but two of the most helpful things she did was our timeline and finalizing our equipment rentals. The day-of timeline is an essential part of planning a wedding. It communicates everything that is going to happen, when it is going to happen, where it is going to happen and who needs to be involved. Elisheva made sure our timeline was flawless and that all of our vendors had the finalized copy. This led to a very smooth and stress free wedding day. 
Along with the timeline, she helped us finalize all of the equipment orders. She made sure we ordered all of the right linens for the right size tables and made a diagram so the vendors would know where the tables were going.

My parents, husband and I didn’t need to worry about anything the day of our wedding. We could be the honored guests of our own party! Everything went so smoothly and my friends are still talking about how much fun it was. Elisheva, thank you so much for all your hard work, you truly made my wedding day amazing!
Elisheva Basseri is truly a bride’s best friend. We used Elisheva for her partial planning/day-of services. She is Read more...
Elisheva Basseri is truly a bride’s best friend. We used Elisheva for her partial planning/day-of services. She is friendly, creative, professional and incredibly detail oriented. During our first meeting, she was able to understand exactly what I was imagining for my wedding. Taking that vision into account, she was able to recommend great vendors and help us finalize location details.

Elisheva helped us in many ways, but two of the most helpful things she did was our timeline and finalizing our equipment rentals. The day-of timeline is an essential part of planning a wedding. It communicates everything that is going to happen, when it is going to happen, where it is going to happen and who needs to be involved. Elisheva made sure our timeline was flawless and that all of our vendors had the finalized copy. This led to a very smooth and stress free wedding day. 
Along with the timeline, she helped us finalize all of the equipment orders. She made sure we ordered all of the right linens for the right size tables and made a diagram so the vendors would know where the tables were going.

My parents, husband and I didn’t need to worry about anything the day of our wedding. We could be the honored guests of our own party! Everything went so smoothly and my friends are still talking about how much fun it was. Elisheva, thank you so much for all your hard work, you truly made my wedding day amazing! Read less
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tkreps
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure working with Elisheva on our wedding. I have such admiration and awe for all the different ways she filled in for us and all the different skills and bits of knowledge she has in her toolkit. I was really impressed by her ability to organize and juggle a million things at once, her talent for communication and coordination, her great taste and eye for design, and her consistently calm and cheerful manner -- but to me her most amazing skill is her ability to understand just what people value and hope for in their weddings, down to the smallest detail. I seriously can't imagine a human being better suited to doing her job! I am so glad we decided to work with Elisheva, because our memories of our wedding are irreplaceable, and her involvement made the whole experience that much more enjoyable and special.
It was such a pleasure working with Elisheva on our wedding. I have such admiration and awe for all the different ways she Read more...
It was such a pleasure working with Elisheva on our wedding. I have such admiration and awe for all the different ways she filled in for us and all the different skills and bits of knowledge she has in her toolkit. I was really impressed by her ability to organize and juggle a million things at once, her talent for communication and coordination, her great taste and eye for design, and her consistently calm and cheerful manner -- but to me her most amazing skill is her ability to understand just what people value and hope for in their weddings, down to the smallest detail. I seriously can't imagine a human being better suited to doing her job! I am so glad we decided to work with Elisheva, because our memories of our wedding are irreplaceable, and her involvement made the whole experience that much more enjoyable and special. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We could immediately tell from our first interview with Elisheva that she has a true passion for taking the stress of planning and executing a wedding off of the bride and groom’s shoulders so that we could actually relax and enjoy the most important day of our lives. Elisheva’s superb organizational skills, methodical approach, and calm demeanor immediately put us at ease since a “no stress” wedding day was exactly what we were looking for! Elisheva made the time to get to know us, whether it was through meetings, phone interviews, emails or texts. Her flexibility proved invaluable in light of the fact that we were a long distance couple, on opposite sides of the United States. She made sure that she knew what our dream wedding entailed so that she could make it happen. On the day of the wedding Elisheva and her staff were true professionals, executing our wedding timeline flawlessly so that the whole day flowed naturally. Since the wedding, we have had numerous compliments on how relaxed the whole day felt, which was exactly what we wanted! We could not have been more pleased with Elisheva’s wedding coordinator services. We highly recommend her! Elisheva, without a doubt, helped us realize our perfect wedding day!
We could immediately tell from our first interview with Elisheva that she has a true passion for taking the stress of Read more...
We could immediately tell from our first interview with Elisheva that she has a true passion for taking the stress of planning and executing a wedding off of the bride and groom’s shoulders so that we could actually relax and enjoy the most important day of our lives. Elisheva’s superb organizational skills, methodical approach, and calm demeanor immediately put us at ease since a “no stress” wedding day was exactly what we were looking for! Elisheva made the time to get to know us, whether it was through meetings, phone interviews, emails or texts. Her flexibility proved invaluable in light of the fact that we were a long distance couple, on opposite sides of the United States. She made sure that she knew what our dream wedding entailed so that she could make it happen. On the day of the wedding Elisheva and her staff were true professionals, executing our wedding timeline flawlessly so that the whole day flowed naturally. Since the wedding, we have had numerous compliments on how relaxed the whole day felt, which was exactly what we wanted! We could not have been more pleased with Elisheva’s wedding coordinator services. We highly recommend her! Elisheva, without a doubt, helped us realize our perfect wedding day! Read less
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Eleanor
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Elisheva was amazing! She was literally a best friend to me during the entire process and on the day of the wedding.

I am a very detail-oriented planner type. Elisheva kept me on track and helped me along the way with recommendations that suited my preferences.

There were no hiccups or bumps, even though I have a crazy family! I attribute the success all to Elisheva!
Elisheva was amazing! She was literally a best friend to me during the entire process and on the day of the wedding.
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Elisheva was amazing! She was literally a best friend to me during the entire process and on the day of the wedding.

I am a very detail-oriented planner type. Elisheva kept me on track and helped me along the way with recommendations that suited my preferences.

There were no hiccups or bumps, even though I have a crazy family! I attribute the success all to Elisheva! Read less
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