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Amore Events by Cody, LLC

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

Charlottesville, VA US 22901 (map)

PHONE

434-989-8405

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your Engagement!!

This is an incredibly exciting time of your life, and you should enjoy it to the fullest extent! Hiring a wedding planner is the absolute... Read more
Congratulations on your Engagement!!

This is an incredibly exciting time of your life, and you should enjoy it to the fullest extent! Hiring a wedding planner is the absolute best decision you can make during the planning process and will guarantee that you enjoy the ride. We at Amore Events by Cody are known by our clients and other wedding professionals for our creativity, compassion and overall fresh approach to wedding planning. We take great pride in maintaining a boutique sensibility and a firm belief that with a smaller clientele, we can provide an unparalleled and focused level of service. Our planners are never pushy and encourage personalized concepts by providing recommendations to infuse your wedding with style and imagination. With our broad vendor knowledge and relationships and our understanding of the wedding industry and trends, Amore Events by Cody staff is in top condition to provide you with all you need to make your dream day a reality. We are sensitive to your budget and know the best vendors in the area who can create your vision in an affordable and cost-effective manner. Most importantly, we are available to oversee the planning process and the execution of the wedding to ensure that no stone goes unturned, no detail overlooked, and that your day is entirely stress free for you and your families.

Our Wedding Décor

Amore Events by Cody offers a unique collection of wedding décor, which sets us apart from our competitors. Free access to all these decorations and flourishes is offered to Amore Brides who book our full-planning package. We have spent countless hours researching and purchasing items and we are constantly adding to our collection. Most of our brides take advantage of this opportunity to further save time and money. For brides that book our Wedding Day Management and Partial Planning Package, our décor is available for rent.

How the Decor Works

Amore Events staff will help you select items from our collection to tie into your aesthetic, vision and venue. With our vast experience at many Charlottesville-area venues, we’ll be able to make recommendations for décor and aesthetic to transform the location into the perfect space for your wedding.

On your wedding day, we will transport your selected items to the venue and handle all set-up and break-down of these items at no additional cost. Many brides believe that purchasing their own décor will save them money and they forget the fact that they then need to find someone to bring and set it all up, often relying on a parent or close friend. Let us handle everything. Between our competitive planning rates and access to our décor, you’ll be shocked by the money and stress you’ll save by booking with Amore Events by Cody.

A Sampling of Our Décor:

Our inventory includes a bit of everything:

Glass Pieces: A variety of milk glass, mason jars, turn of the century glass medicine bottles, mercury glass votives, and blue glass lanterns…

Tabletop: Mismatched vintage plates, a 18” silver-plated cake stand, glass candlestick holders, a wine/champagne bucket, and preserved cedar wood slabs…

Signage: Mr.&Mrs. chair signs, wedding directionals, a “Weddings in Progress” wooden sign, chalkboards, frames, distressed wood table numbers, “Reserved” signs for tables or pews,and wine bottle table numbers…

Boxes and Baskets: Wooden wine boxes, tool boxes, sewing desk drawers (great for silverware at buffets), and woven baskets…

Furniture: Three distressed wood farm tables, a distressed white wrought iron fence, garden hooks, two 19th-century yellow chairs, a crystal chandelier, wooden doors and windows…

…and much, much more!

About Your Planner







Cody Grannis is an award-winning, certified International Event and Wedding Professional (IEWP), holding certificates in Non-Profit Management and Meeting and Event Planning from the University of Virginia. She spent six years planning large-scale events at the University of Virginia before developing Amore Events by Cody. She is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Cody also employs a staff of planners and consultants who contribute to her team of event professionals.



Venue Experience ~

UVA Colonnade Club, UVA Chapel, UVA Alumni Hall, Castle Hill Cider, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Ash Lawn-Highland, Mount Ida Farms, Barboursville Ruins & Vineyards, Greencroft Country Club, Farmington Club, Holy Comforter Catholic Church, The Haven, The Ivy Inn, Early Mountain Vineyards, DuCard Winery, Private Estates, UVA Pavilion I Garden, Lydia Mountain, Tuckahoe Plantation, Rounton Farm, The Inn on Poplar Hill, Wintergreen Resort, Shenandoah Crossings Resort, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Boars Head, John Paul Jones Arena, Grace Episcopal Church, Seven Oaks Retreat Center, Rodes Farm, Montpelier, Keswick Vineyards, Keswick Hall, CrossKey Vineyards, Wilcks Lake, Belle Haven, Old Met, Oak Ridge Estate, Belle Haven Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
myself and an assistant if needed.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Country, Vintage, Anthropologie, really any style.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
35 to 350 people
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Pippin Hill Vineyards, CrossKeys Vineyards, Keswick Vineyards, Keswick Hall, Early Mountain Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, UVA Chapel, UVA Gardens, Alumni Hall, Castle Hill Cider, Greencroft Country Club, Ash Lawn-Highland, Holy Comforter Catholic Church and much more!

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Brittney
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I will literally never be able to show Cody how much I appreciate all her hard work to make our wedding day beautiful. Her rustic-elegant style is exactly what we wanted and exactly what we received. Her attention to detail is outstanding and I never worried for a moment about how the day would come out. She went above and beyond at every meeting to ensure we were happy and she's one of the nicest women I've ever met. She worked her butt off leading up to the day and the entire wedding day itself. We would have never been able to pull off what she accomplished and we're so blessed to have found her!
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I will literally never be able to show Cody how much I appreciate all her hard work to make our wedding day beautiful. Her rustic-elegant style is exactly what we wanted and exactly what we received. Her attention to detail is outstanding and I never worried for a moment about how the day would come out. She went above and beyond at every meeting to ensure we were happy and she's one of the nicest women I've ever met. She worked her butt off leading up to the day and the entire wedding day itself. We would have never been able to pull off what she accomplished and we're so blessed to have found her! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin about Cody with Amore Events by Cody? Beyond a doubt, she was the best investment I made with my wedding. The first time I talked to her, I knew she was the one! Her enthusiasm for MY wedding, as if it was the only one she had to do and as if it were her own, made me feel like a close friend (but one who knew what they were doing), not just a hired planner, was helping me every step of the way. If I ever had difficulty contacting a vendor, Cody was able to get results immediately! Her relationship and knowledge of vendors was invaluable, and style aesthetic is incredible. She is so talented and creative, and helped me save money with my budget in so many ways. Whenever I contacted her via text or email, she would respond within minutes usually. She made my bouquet and it was absolutely gorgeous-I still get comments from people about that bouquet. I am actually sad that I no longer have a reason to talk to her every day because she is so warm and caring. And let's talk about going above and beyond the call of duty: on my wedding day, when my officiant arrived at the venue, she realized she had forgotten her pants! What does Cody do? She gave my officiant her pants to wear so the day would go off without a hitch! I would never have even known if someone else hadn't told me. But that's what she does-she makes sure your day is perfect by doing whatever she has to do- she puts out all fires that arise unexpectedly (and they will, trust me, no matter how well-planned beforehand) and you won't even know they existed! Cody wants you to just show up and enjoy your day and let her and her talented team of assistants handle all the work and details-working with your vendors and venue to execute your dream day. What more could you want? Look no further for a planner-it is just a waste of time and energy because she is your girl!
Where do I begin about Cody with Amore Events by Cody? Beyond a doubt, she was the best investment I made with my wedding. Read more...
Where do I begin about Cody with Amore Events by Cody? Beyond a doubt, she was the best investment I made with my wedding. The first time I talked to her, I knew she was the one! Her enthusiasm for MY wedding, as if it was the only one she had to do and as if it were her own, made me feel like a close friend (but one who knew what they were doing), not just a hired planner, was helping me every step of the way. If I ever had difficulty contacting a vendor, Cody was able to get results immediately! Her relationship and knowledge of vendors was invaluable, and style aesthetic is incredible. She is so talented and creative, and helped me save money with my budget in so many ways. Whenever I contacted her via text or email, she would respond within minutes usually. She made my bouquet and it was absolutely gorgeous-I still get comments from people about that bouquet. I am actually sad that I no longer have a reason to talk to her every day because she is so warm and caring. And let's talk about going above and beyond the call of duty: on my wedding day, when my officiant arrived at the venue, she realized she had forgotten her pants! What does Cody do? She gave my officiant her pants to wear so the day would go off without a hitch! I would never have even known if someone else hadn't told me. But that's what she does-she makes sure your day is perfect by doing whatever she has to do- she puts out all fires that arise unexpectedly (and they will, trust me, no matter how well-planned beforehand) and you won't even know they existed! Cody wants you to just show up and enjoy your day and let her and her talented team of assistants handle all the work and details-working with your vendors and venue to execute your dream day. What more could you want? Look no further for a planner-it is just a waste of time and energy because she is your girl! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We can never begin to thank Cody for the amazing day she gave both my husband and I! She was 100% the best investment of the entire wedding and we could never have done it without her! She was so kind and sweet through out the entire planning process and I immediately felt like she wasn't just my wedding planner but also my friend. She made every decision so easy and brought our entire vision to life on our wedding day. Although she has a million things to do and worry about and plenty of other brides to make happy she made me feel like she had all the time in the world to help me with even the smallest details. Her decor selection is unbelievable and so beautiful, which saved us SO much money on not having to purchase all the individual little details and decor she was able to provide us. Any time we had a question or concern with a vendor she was right there to help do everything she could to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined because of Cody and her wonderful team. One my absolute favorite things about our wedding were the centerpieces which Cody made for us herself! She even went out and picked some of the flowers on her own!! She goes completely above and beyond for her bride and is truly the BEST wedding planner ever!!!! You won't regret hiring her!!
We can never begin to thank Cody for the amazing day she gave both my husband and I! She was 100% the best investment of Read more...
We can never begin to thank Cody for the amazing day she gave both my husband and I! She was 100% the best investment of the entire wedding and we could never have done it without her! She was so kind and sweet through out the entire planning process and I immediately felt like she wasn't just my wedding planner but also my friend. She made every decision so easy and brought our entire vision to life on our wedding day. Although she has a million things to do and worry about and plenty of other brides to make happy she made me feel like she had all the time in the world to help me with even the smallest details. Her decor selection is unbelievable and so beautiful, which saved us SO much money on not having to purchase all the individual little details and decor she was able to provide us. Any time we had a question or concern with a vendor she was right there to help do everything she could to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined because of Cody and her wonderful team. One my absolute favorite things about our wedding were the centerpieces which Cody made for us herself! She even went out and picked some of the flowers on her own!! She goes completely above and beyond for her bride and is truly the BEST wedding planner ever!!!! You won't regret hiring her!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where to start. Cody has been a GODSEND. Within weeks of working with her, I didn’t need to worry the least bit that she might not understand what aesthetic we were going for. She just got it. She is talented, generous, ambitious, creative, professional, lovable and her all-herbs table design at our wedding was ABSOLUTELY breathtaking. Not only did I trust her expertise, she was incredibly fun-loving, bubbling with enthusiasm about the tiniest details, and sincere in her attention to my wedding. She is very much a charismatic warm people-person, but she also works extremely efficiently via email, which was my preferred means since I work during the day. She responds like lightning, and it made me feel like I was a priority. Most important of all was Cody’s openness to new ideas when she could have hesitated to do anything risky. She encouraged our new ideas and it opened us up to thinking outside the box. Like riding into the ceremony on a tandem bike (she helped us find the rental!); designing a complex menu w/2 caterers; using raw vegetables as table decor; using herbs in lieu of florals. Clearly this is a woman who does what she loves for a living, which is an absolute gift and luxury in this day and age, and it spreads to all those around her! The week of the wedding I was a ball of nerves, but she handled a barrage of panicky emails so calmly. It made a world of difference that she was unfazed and had it all under control! Also important to us was Cody's budget consciousness. She helped us negotiate w/vendors, and many agreed to lower prices for the benefit of working with such a respected vendor as AmoreEvents. Future brides, you MUST visit her office with her amazing decor inventory. It’s heaven :) I could go on & on. Cody was such an important part of our day for us, and that kind of a gift is just priceless. (She also thinks cucumbers are gross, and she’s totally right!) We still had refreshing mint and rosemary infused water for guests on a summer day!
Where to start. Cody has been a GODSEND. Within weeks of working with her, I didn’t need to worry the least bit that she Read more...
Where to start. Cody has been a GODSEND. Within weeks of working with her, I didn’t need to worry the least bit that she might not understand what aesthetic we were going for. She just got it. She is talented, generous, ambitious, creative, professional, lovable and her all-herbs table design at our wedding was ABSOLUTELY breathtaking. Not only did I trust her expertise, she was incredibly fun-loving, bubbling with enthusiasm about the tiniest details, and sincere in her attention to my wedding. She is very much a charismatic warm people-person, but she also works extremely efficiently via email, which was my preferred means since I work during the day. She responds like lightning, and it made me feel like I was a priority. Most important of all was Cody’s openness to new ideas when she could have hesitated to do anything risky. She encouraged our new ideas and it opened us up to thinking outside the box. Like riding into the ceremony on a tandem bike (she helped us find the rental!); designing a complex menu w/2 caterers; using raw vegetables as table decor; using herbs in lieu of florals. Clearly this is a woman who does what she loves for a living, which is an absolute gift and luxury in this day and age, and it spreads to all those around her! The week of the wedding I was a ball of nerves, but she handled a barrage of panicky emails so calmly. It made a world of difference that she was unfazed and had it all under control! Also important to us was Cody's budget consciousness. She helped us negotiate w/vendors, and many agreed to lower prices for the benefit of working with such a respected vendor as AmoreEvents. Future brides, you MUST visit her office with her amazing decor inventory. It’s heaven :) I could go on & on. Cody was such an important part of our day for us, and that kind of a gift is just priceless. (She also thinks cucumbers are gross, and she’s totally right!) We still had refreshing mint and rosemary infused water for guests on a summer day! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring Cody to plan our wedding was the best decision that my husband and I made! We not only gained a planner but a friend! Cody was so sweet and energetic from the very beginning, she got me even more excited for our wedding every time we got together. She not only planned the wedding, but she also arranged the flowers, did the signage and all the decor for the wedding. Her and her team were amazing to work with and made my wedding more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! I still have guest telling me it was the most organized, most beautiful wedding they have ever been to! I actually miss planning a wedding.. I miss sitting and getting to hang out with Cody! Seriously, you will not regret it! She is amazing, sweet, and will make your wedding all that you wanted and more! I am so thankful for her and her team. Best wedding planner ever!
Hiring Cody to plan our wedding was the best decision that my husband and I made! We not only gained a planner but a Read more...
Hiring Cody to plan our wedding was the best decision that my husband and I made! We not only gained a planner but a friend! Cody was so sweet and energetic from the very beginning, she got me even more excited for our wedding every time we got together. She not only planned the wedding, but she also arranged the flowers, did the signage and all the decor for the wedding. Her and her team were amazing to work with and made my wedding more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! I still have guest telling me it was the most organized, most beautiful wedding they have ever been to! I actually miss planning a wedding.. I miss sitting and getting to hang out with Cody! Seriously, you will not regret it! She is amazing, sweet, and will make your wedding all that you wanted and more! I am so thankful for her and her team. Best wedding planner ever! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Abby
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Cody is by far the best and hardest working wedding planner in Charlottesville (and arguably the world). From the moment we met her, we knew she would design and execute the wedding of our dreams. She truly brought our vision to life, and we felt completely comfortable leaving all of the details in her hands. She has a HUGE decor selection that can be used to satisfy any bride's taste. The decor at both our ceremony and reception was absolutely breathtaking… so much so that we received nonstop compliments all night long from guests. She has recently started doing floral design as well, and the flowers at my wedding were absolutely STUNNING. Lastly, she is more organized than I could ever dream to be, which was incredibly comforting throughout the entire planning process. No detail or request was ever disregarded or neglected. She was alway available to chat or answer questions, no matter how busy she was at the time. Lastly, she had a fantastic rapport with all of our wedding vendors, which made the night run as smoothly as possible. Cody is loyal to her brides and will advocate for them in any necessary circumstance. For all of these reasons, I would recommend Cody in a heartbeat. She truly is a remarkable woman.
Cody is by far the best and hardest working wedding planner in Charlottesville (and arguably the world). From the moment Read more...
Cody is by far the best and hardest working wedding planner in Charlottesville (and arguably the world). From the moment we met her, we knew she would design and execute the wedding of our dreams. She truly brought our vision to life, and we felt completely comfortable leaving all of the details in her hands. She has a HUGE decor selection that can be used to satisfy any bride's taste. The decor at both our ceremony and reception was absolutely breathtaking… so much so that we received nonstop compliments all night long from guests. She has recently started doing floral design as well, and the flowers at my wedding were absolutely STUNNING. Lastly, she is more organized than I could ever dream to be, which was incredibly comforting throughout the entire planning process. No detail or request was ever disregarded or neglected. She was alway available to chat or answer questions, no matter how busy she was at the time. Lastly, she had a fantastic rapport with all of our wedding vendors, which made the night run as smoothly as possible. Cody is loyal to her brides and will advocate for them in any necessary circumstance. For all of these reasons, I would recommend Cody in a heartbeat. She truly is a remarkable woman. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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lisa
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Karen and Cody… they are both dear, sweet ladies who know what they are doing!!! I was a bit of an OCDMOB… and they kept me happy… Karens calm temperament was exactly what I needed ! My friends kept asking if i was nervous and i never really was… i knew that we were in good hands… This was a destination wedding for us and there is absolutely know way we could have done it with out them… We will miss them like friends…
I cannot say enough about Karen and Cody… they are both dear, sweet ladies who know what they are doing!!! I was a bit of Read more...
I cannot say enough about Karen and Cody… they are both dear, sweet ladies who know what they are doing!!! I was a bit of an OCDMOB… and they kept me happy… Karens calm temperament was exactly what I needed ! My friends kept asking if i was nervous and i never really was… i knew that we were in good hands… This was a destination wedding for us and there is absolutely know way we could have done it with out them… We will miss them like friends… Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
There are simply not enough words to describe the wonderful job Cody did in helping me plan our daughters wedding outside of Charlottesville. Because I am a pretty organized person I initially wondered if I even needed a wedding planner but Cody's services proved invaluable on some many levels. She helped me find the right vendors and made constructive suggestions along the way to ensure that we had the kind of elegant event we were hoping for. Despite the threat of bad weather for our outdoor ceremony, Cody's enthusiasm never flagged and her detailed planning allowed us maximum flexibility to decide how to stage the event. She had an artists eye in setting up the venue and the presentation was spectacular. She also had her own treasure trove of vases, china, signs etc. to make the wedding truly unique. I can not emphasize enough how Cody's calm demeanor and infectious enthusiasm got us over the typical stresses associated with planning a wedding. Although she has many clients you always feel like you are the only one. Calls and emails were returned instantaneously and in fact she often anticipated my questions and concerns, coming up with creative solutions and presenting alternatives were possible. She is simply put a joy to work with and once you choose Cody as your planner you simply will not have to worry that you will have the wedding you always dreamed about. Choosing Cody as our wedding planner was the best decision we made.
There are simply not enough words to describe the wonderful job Cody did in helping me plan our daughters wedding outside Read more...
There are simply not enough words to describe the wonderful job Cody did in helping me plan our daughters wedding outside of Charlottesville. Because I am a pretty organized person I initially wondered if I even needed a wedding planner but Cody's services proved invaluable on some many levels. She helped me find the right vendors and made constructive suggestions along the way to ensure that we had the kind of elegant event we were hoping for. Despite the threat of bad weather for our outdoor ceremony, Cody's enthusiasm never flagged and her detailed planning allowed us maximum flexibility to decide how to stage the event. She had an artists eye in setting up the venue and the presentation was spectacular. She also had her own treasure trove of vases, china, signs etc. to make the wedding truly unique. I can not emphasize enough how Cody's calm demeanor and infectious enthusiasm got us over the typical stresses associated with planning a wedding. Although she has many clients you always feel like you are the only one. Calls and emails were returned instantaneously and in fact she often anticipated my questions and concerns, coming up with creative solutions and presenting alternatives were possible. She is simply put a joy to work with and once you choose Cody as your planner you simply will not have to worry that you will have the wedding you always dreamed about. Choosing Cody as our wedding planner was the best decision we made. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
While working in DC, I was not able to do all the planning for my wedding in Charlottesville, VA. I desperately needed somebody that I could trust to help my dream wedding come true. I met with several planners around the area and was losing all hope until I met Cody of Amore Events. Within the first 5 minutes of talking to her, I fell in LOVE. She was the perfect match for me; energetic, warm hearted, hard worker, a perfectionist, and seriously one of the most talented people I have ever met. She has impeccable style and has a way to make your wedding vision a reality. Cody is extremely well connected in the wedding planning community and will do everything possible to make sure that all your concerns are addressed. Though Cody was not able to physically be my day planner due to prior wedding engagements, she planned for me to work closely with one of her amazing associates, Jane Maples, on the day of the wedding while helping me plan my decor. With Jane and Cody, I felt like I had the dream team. Cody planned the entire wedding timeline, talked/planned/coordinated the aesthetics while giving me advice one which vendors to choose that would complement my style. Both Jane and Cody answered my emails quickly and calmed me down during my freakout moments. I truly believe that without Amore Events, my wedding would have been a total disaster. Thank you Cody for being a mentor, teacher, savior and most importantly an amazing friend throughout this process!!!
While working in DC, I was not able to do all the planning for my wedding in Charlottesville, VA. I desperately needed Read more...
While working in DC, I was not able to do all the planning for my wedding in Charlottesville, VA. I desperately needed somebody that I could trust to help my dream wedding come true. I met with several planners around the area and was losing all hope until I met Cody of Amore Events. Within the first 5 minutes of talking to her, I fell in LOVE. She was the perfect match for me; energetic, warm hearted, hard worker, a perfectionist, and seriously one of the most talented people I have ever met. She has impeccable style and has a way to make your wedding vision a reality. Cody is extremely well connected in the wedding planning community and will do everything possible to make sure that all your concerns are addressed. Though Cody was not able to physically be my day planner due to prior wedding engagements, she planned for me to work closely with one of her amazing associates, Jane Maples, on the day of the wedding while helping me plan my decor. With Jane and Cody, I felt like I had the dream team. Cody planned the entire wedding timeline, talked/planned/coordinated the aesthetics while giving me advice one which vendors to choose that would complement my style. Both Jane and Cody answered my emails quickly and calmed me down during my freakout moments. I truly believe that without Amore Events, my wedding would have been a total disaster. Thank you Cody for being a mentor, teacher, savior and most importantly an amazing friend throughout this process!!! Read less
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Lola
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Cody and Amore Events? Simply, they are wonderful.

Cody and I spoke on the phone late last summer and instantly hit it off. We both knew we just had to work together. Greg and I could not have pulled off our wedding without her guidance, organization, sense of humor and of course, fantastic style.

We had the "partial planning" package. She not only helped with decisions and logistics, but also with decor, styling and she did our amazing flowers. Like others have said, she was always available, incredibly detailed and organized, and so warm and loving, I truly felt like her family. How she has the energy for so many couples, I just don't know!

Two other areas I also want to highlight about Cody and Amore: Vendors love working with her and her designs are incredible

Vendors: When I gave her ideas about our style, tastes and budget, Cody was able to narrow down 3-5 vendors. And, they all love working with Cody. That confidence and comfort working together made a huge difference in how our wedding ran on the day of.

Décor: I was in love with Cody's weddings with every photo and blog post I saw with her name on it. I wanted Cody to help design my day.

I had some ideas and details I was sure of having, but mostly had a look and feel I wanted conveyed, and I personally didn't want to get stuck comparing forks and napkins. It's also very easy to let weddings look like other weddings (especially in Charlottesville). I wanted someone who could take our style and personalities and put together an experience that reflected us.

Cody is able to take her amazing eye and vision, with her personal collection of decor, personal details from the couple and mix it with new ideas to make each wedding completely unique. It could not have been more "us."

Thank you, Cody, Taylor and Amore!
What can I say about Cody and Amore Events? Simply, they are wonderful.

Cody and I spoke on the phone late last Read more...
What can I say about Cody and Amore Events? Simply, they are wonderful.

Cody and I spoke on the phone late last summer and instantly hit it off. We both knew we just had to work together. Greg and I could not have pulled off our wedding without her guidance, organization, sense of humor and of course, fantastic style.

We had the "partial planning" package. She not only helped with decisions and logistics, but also with decor, styling and she did our amazing flowers. Like others have said, she was always available, incredibly detailed and organized, and so warm and loving, I truly felt like her family. How she has the energy for so many couples, I just don't know!

Two other areas I also want to highlight about Cody and Amore: Vendors love working with her and her designs are incredible

Vendors: When I gave her ideas about our style, tastes and budget, Cody was able to narrow down 3-5 vendors. And, they all love working with Cody. That confidence and comfort working together made a huge difference in how our wedding ran on the day of.

Décor: I was in love with Cody's weddings with every photo and blog post I saw with her name on it. I wanted Cody to help design my day.

I had some ideas and details I was sure of having, but mostly had a look and feel I wanted conveyed, and I personally didn't want to get stuck comparing forks and napkins. It's also very easy to let weddings look like other weddings (especially in Charlottesville). I wanted someone who could take our style and personalities and put together an experience that reflected us.

Cody is able to take her amazing eye and vision, with her personal collection of decor, personal details from the couple and mix it with new ideas to make each wedding completely unique. It could not have been more "us."

Thank you, Cody, Taylor and Amore! Read less
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T&E
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We having nothing but glowing things to say about Cody. She is really a top notch planner. From the initial consult, we clicked. It's hard not to click with some like her, she is so good at what she does and she has a awesome personality too. We just really loved her energy and personality. We don't live the area, so we really leaned on her heavily for vendor comparisons -- and I kid you not, every single suggestion was spot on. She takes into account theme and cost into everything. She laid out a beautiful rustic wedding for us at Early Mountain Vineyards -- it was really stunning, like out of a magazine, she incorporated everything (farm tables, wine barrels, bistro lights, lanterns, candles, etc ..) She also does a great job mediating between us and vendors. She actually was able to help us cut costs on rentals -- oh and not to mention she will save you tons of money if you have her do the floral arrangements. Ask her to show you picture of her arrangements/bouquets from past wedding -- they are professional quality. Cody also has a huge inventory of rustic themed decorations that is at your disposal -- this will also help you save some (every little bit helps!) Just talk to her and you'll get it. Everything we're saying will make sense -- she's great at the planning process, super responsive to her clients, and a beast on handling day-of responsibilities. A++. Not only did we luck out and find a great planner, but we have a new friend.
We having nothing but glowing things to say about Cody. She is really a top notch planner. From the initial consult, we Read more...
We having nothing but glowing things to say about Cody. She is really a top notch planner. From the initial consult, we clicked. It's hard not to click with some like her, she is so good at what she does and she has a awesome personality too. We just really loved her energy and personality. We don't live the area, so we really leaned on her heavily for vendor comparisons -- and I kid you not, every single suggestion was spot on. She takes into account theme and cost into everything. She laid out a beautiful rustic wedding for us at Early Mountain Vineyards -- it was really stunning, like out of a magazine, she incorporated everything (farm tables, wine barrels, bistro lights, lanterns, candles, etc ..) She also does a great job mediating between us and vendors. She actually was able to help us cut costs on rentals -- oh and not to mention she will save you tons of money if you have her do the floral arrangements. Ask her to show you picture of her arrangements/bouquets from past wedding -- they are professional quality. Cody also has a huge inventory of rustic themed decorations that is at your disposal -- this will also help you save some (every little bit helps!) Just talk to her and you'll get it. Everything we're saying will make sense -- she's great at the planning process, super responsive to her clients, and a beast on handling day-of responsibilities. A++. Not only did we luck out and find a great planner, but we have a new friend. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Gail
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
If there would be one thing to choose about the quality, value, fun, and joy of the experience of working with Cody Grannis at Amore Events by Cody, it would be the combination of impeccable precision in her craft and the huge heart she puts into everything she does. She gets to know her brides, she is sensitive to their vision, and resourceful in recommending the right vendors to suit the vision and the budget of her bride.
The attention to detail and the timeline that we followed for the duration of the time we had with Cody was remarkable. Vendors love Cody so our experience with them was great. Cody's has beautiful taste and style, and she loves to shop. The beautiful things she has in her collection she makes available to her brides. The result is a magical look to every element in the wedding day. Oh and speaking of the wedding day, our day was perfect and it was magic. To be sure part of that is due to the fact that my daughter and her new husband are such a solid couple and loved by so many their happiness pervaded the day. However, the execution of the timeline and all the elements within that timeline that Cody created was seamless. I knew that we were in such capable hands that so many of the stresses that could have overcome Liz and me simply did not occur because Cody was on it. What more is there to say? We have a friend for life. Thank you Cody.
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If there would be one thing to choose about the quality, value, fun, and joy of the experience of working with Cody Grannis at Amore Events by Cody, it would be the combination of impeccable precision in her craft and the huge heart she puts into everything she does. She gets to know her brides, she is sensitive to their vision, and resourceful in recommending the right vendors to suit the vision and the budget of her bride.
The attention to detail and the timeline that we followed for the duration of the time we had with Cody was remarkable. Vendors love Cody so our experience with them was great. Cody's has beautiful taste and style, and she loves to shop. The beautiful things she has in her collection she makes available to her brides. The result is a magical look to every element in the wedding day. Oh and speaking of the wedding day, our day was perfect and it was magic. To be sure part of that is due to the fact that my daughter and her new husband are such a solid couple and loved by so many their happiness pervaded the day. However, the execution of the timeline and all the elements within that timeline that Cody created was seamless. I knew that we were in such capable hands that so many of the stresses that could have overcome Liz and me simply did not occur because Cody was on it. What more is there to say? We have a friend for life. Thank you Cody. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Helena
Wedding:
4/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Cody is absolutely AMAZING! I worked with her for about a year, and talked to her literally on a daily basis. From the day I called her to ask about her planning packages I knew I wouldn't be able to live without her. Instantly she felt like my best friend. She is the behind the scenes maid of honor. She makes sure everything gets done, exactly the way you envision it. An email never went unanswered. I was 5000 miles away from my wedding site, and she took care of everything I couldn't. Though I feel like it would be impossible to have a wedding with no stress at all, she made sure I did not worry about a thing- and I didn't have to feel like Bridezilla because she kept my wedding party in line! When you choose a company like this, you are working with a group of people who actually care about you. It isn't just a job, and that is so obvious! I would hire her a thousand times over again. Her work is flawless and beautiful, and her sweet personality was icing on the cake.
Cody is absolutely AMAZING! I worked with her for about a year, and talked to her literally on a daily basis. From the day Read more...
Cody is absolutely AMAZING! I worked with her for about a year, and talked to her literally on a daily basis. From the day I called her to ask about her planning packages I knew I wouldn't be able to live without her. Instantly she felt like my best friend. She is the behind the scenes maid of honor. She makes sure everything gets done, exactly the way you envision it. An email never went unanswered. I was 5000 miles away from my wedding site, and she took care of everything I couldn't. Though I feel like it would be impossible to have a wedding with no stress at all, she made sure I did not worry about a thing- and I didn't have to feel like Bridezilla because she kept my wedding party in line! When you choose a company like this, you are working with a group of people who actually care about you. It isn't just a job, and that is so obvious! I would hire her a thousand times over again. Her work is flawless and beautiful, and her sweet personality was icing on the cake. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I really don’t know where to begin, except by saying that Cody is AMAZING! Choosing her as our planner was the best decision we made. From the very beginning of the planning process, she was always there to take care of us. She provided us with valuable information and she has amazing vendor connections and relationships. Seriously, everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She is the sweetest person and genuinely cares about the bride & groom and their happiness - which is extremely refreshing when planning a wedding. She has been an amazing support system throughout wedding planning and really became a great friend. She took the stresses of wedding planning away - which allowed us to really enjoy it and focus on the “fun” stuff. She has the magic ability to take your vision and turn it into reality.
Cody is insanely talented and everything at our wedding was styled to absolute perfection. She did ALL of our flowers... And I’m not talking about a single rose here, a single rose there. She created gorgeous and lush arrangements that were truly magazine worthy. We were completely blown away when we saw them. So many people have asked us who our florist was, and we are so happy to tell them it was our multi-talented wedding planner! Our wedding went off flawlessly and we owe so much of that to Cody. We were able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the day because of her. We are so glad that we found Cody - she truly made our dream wedding a reality.
I really don’t know where to begin, except by saying that Cody is AMAZING! Choosing her as our planner was the best Read more...
I really don’t know where to begin, except by saying that Cody is AMAZING! Choosing her as our planner was the best decision we made. From the very beginning of the planning process, she was always there to take care of us. She provided us with valuable information and she has amazing vendor connections and relationships. Seriously, everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She is the sweetest person and genuinely cares about the bride & groom and their happiness - which is extremely refreshing when planning a wedding. She has been an amazing support system throughout wedding planning and really became a great friend. She took the stresses of wedding planning away - which allowed us to really enjoy it and focus on the “fun” stuff. She has the magic ability to take your vision and turn it into reality.
Cody is insanely talented and everything at our wedding was styled to absolute perfection. She did ALL of our flowers... And I’m not talking about a single rose here, a single rose there. She created gorgeous and lush arrangements that were truly magazine worthy. We were completely blown away when we saw them. So many people have asked us who our florist was, and we are so happy to tell them it was our multi-talented wedding planner! Our wedding went off flawlessly and we owe so much of that to Cody. We were able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the day because of her. We are so glad that we found Cody - she truly made our dream wedding a reality. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sometimes a girl just can't do it all. I wanted to enjoy our Big Day without having to worry about what could go wrong. After discovering how difficult it could be to go through the numerous vendors that needed to be vetted through, I came upon Cody and quickly hired her to help plan our Charlottesville wedding. She was warm, friendly, and responsive from Day One. She works with some fantastic vendors and could give us great guidance based on our style and budget. She's also very intuitive. She would consult me for the details that would matter to me, but wouldn't bother me with all of the tiny details that needed to be decided upon but mattered less to me. Speaking of style, Cody has it -- I trusted her implicitly to decorate our wedding which she was able to do off some pictures I sent her over pinterest. I never had to shop for silly wedding decor that would never be used again. The end result...the wedding of my dreams...so much more than I imagined possible. And my groom and I were able to enjoy so many special moments because we weren't worried about what needed to happen in the background of our affair. It was beautiful and fun. I recommend her without any hesitation.
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Sometimes a girl just can't do it all. I wanted to enjoy our Big Day without having to worry about what could go wrong. After discovering how difficult it could be to go through the numerous vendors that needed to be vetted through, I came upon Cody and quickly hired her to help plan our Charlottesville wedding. She was warm, friendly, and responsive from Day One. She works with some fantastic vendors and could give us great guidance based on our style and budget. She's also very intuitive. She would consult me for the details that would matter to me, but wouldn't bother me with all of the tiny details that needed to be decided upon but mattered less to me. Speaking of style, Cody has it -- I trusted her implicitly to decorate our wedding which she was able to do off some pictures I sent her over pinterest. I never had to shop for silly wedding decor that would never be used again. The end result...the wedding of my dreams...so much more than I imagined possible. And my groom and I were able to enjoy so many special moments because we weren't worried about what needed to happen in the background of our affair. It was beautiful and fun. I recommend her without any hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Diane Hernandez was my Day-Of Coordinator for my Wedding on February 1. I'd hire her again 1000 times - she went above and beyond what I thought a day-of coordinator would do and truly was there for me every step of the way from when I hired her until my wedding (and even after for a few things). She worked not only with me, but with my mother as well, and we both can't get over how amazing she was. I knew from the beginning that I had nothing to worry about - Diane's confidence in her work shone through and truly left me with the sense that everything was going to run perfectly. Thanks to Diane's commitment to her work and my wedding, everything went off without a hitch, and if there were any issues, I never knew! I can't thank Diane enough for making my special day a dream come true. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Diane Hernandez was my Day-Of Coordinator for my Wedding on February 1. I'd hire her again 1000 times - she went above and Read more...
Diane Hernandez was my Day-Of Coordinator for my Wedding on February 1. I'd hire her again 1000 times - she went above and beyond what I thought a day-of coordinator would do and truly was there for me every step of the way from when I hired her until my wedding (and even after for a few things). She worked not only with me, but with my mother as well, and we both can't get over how amazing she was. I knew from the beginning that I had nothing to worry about - Diane's confidence in her work shone through and truly left me with the sense that everything was going to run perfectly. Thanks to Diane's commitment to her work and my wedding, everything went off without a hitch, and if there were any issues, I never knew! I can't thank Diane enough for making my special day a dream come true. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Cody is more than a wedding planner -- She is an all-around local expert, a talented floral designer, a therapist, and a saint all rolled into one! I first contacted Cody about 10 months before my wedding in January 2014. My husband and I live in California, but wanted to get married near Charlottesville, where we met. I am confident that Cody is the reason that our wedding came together! Despite the time difference, and my lack of physical presence, Cody never skipped a beat. Cody recommended all of our vendors besides our venue, my hairstylist, and our cake. Best of all, it seemed like Cody was best friends with all of them! Having Cody assemble such a fun, positive team was simply fantastic.

Cody designs a beautiful wedding, both in the decor and the flow. I left many of the final decorative details up to Cody, and was blown away by the final product. Cody designed and prepared the floral arrangements, and we received so many compliments on them from our friends and family. I was able to relax and enjoy the evening from start to finish, knowing that Cody was paying attention to the timeline and the energy of our guests.

I should also mention that Cody not only helped me through the planning process, but she also helped my very stressed father-of-an-only-daughter through the weeks leading up to our wedding. My father built various decorative pieces for the reception, which Cody incorporated into our theme and decor. She also provided him with advice on his speech and other last-minute concerns.

In sum, I would highly and whole-heartedly recommend Cody to other brides and their families!
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Cody is more than a wedding planner -- She is an all-around local expert, a talented floral designer, a therapist, and a saint all rolled into one! I first contacted Cody about 10 months before my wedding in January 2014. My husband and I live in California, but wanted to get married near Charlottesville, where we met. I am confident that Cody is the reason that our wedding came together! Despite the time difference, and my lack of physical presence, Cody never skipped a beat. Cody recommended all of our vendors besides our venue, my hairstylist, and our cake. Best of all, it seemed like Cody was best friends with all of them! Having Cody assemble such a fun, positive team was simply fantastic.

Cody designs a beautiful wedding, both in the decor and the flow. I left many of the final decorative details up to Cody, and was blown away by the final product. Cody designed and prepared the floral arrangements, and we received so many compliments on them from our friends and family. I was able to relax and enjoy the evening from start to finish, knowing that Cody was paying attention to the timeline and the energy of our guests.

I should also mention that Cody not only helped me through the planning process, but she also helped my very stressed father-of-an-only-daughter through the weeks leading up to our wedding. My father built various decorative pieces for the reception, which Cody incorporated into our theme and decor. She also provided him with advice on his speech and other last-minute concerns.

In sum, I would highly and whole-heartedly recommend Cody to other brides and their families! Read less
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Megan Taylor
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said! Cody is absolutely amazing when it comes to working with you while planning your wedding day. Even though we only needed her for day-of coordination, she was absolutely phenomenal and helped us navigate anything we needed. She gave us her full attention and put out any little fires that may have come up. Her decor selection is fantastic and I'm so excited she's moving into her new space, where it can be shown off even more! What she had supplemented our decor that we had, for our rustic themed wedding at King Family Vineyards. Cody went above and beyond on every aspect of the wedding and there is no way you could go wrong with her if you are looking for a planner. She will make your wedding day more perfect than you can imagine and is just the sweetest person you could ever meet!
I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said! Cody is absolutely amazing when it comes to working with you Read more...
I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said! Cody is absolutely amazing when it comes to working with you while planning your wedding day. Even though we only needed her for day-of coordination, she was absolutely phenomenal and helped us navigate anything we needed. She gave us her full attention and put out any little fires that may have come up. Her decor selection is fantastic and I'm so excited she's moving into her new space, where it can be shown off even more! What she had supplemented our decor that we had, for our rustic themed wedding at King Family Vineyards. Cody went above and beyond on every aspect of the wedding and there is no way you could go wrong with her if you are looking for a planner. She will make your wedding day more perfect than you can imagine and is just the sweetest person you could ever meet! Read less
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Fiona
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved Cody the first time I spoke with her- I emailed her late one evening and she was available to chat that night. She said she wasn't just a planner but she'd be a friend in the wedding planning process, and this was so true. Hiring Cody was the best decision we could make. She could take my vague ideas for the wedding and make it happen, in a way that was better than I had imagined. She is always available, and there was no limit like some other companies had (eg one hour long meeting, two 30 min phone calls etc). She was just there when I needed her, period. I don't know what we would have done without her!

Cody went above and beyond what was in her job description. She dealt with the vendors, who she has good relationships with, and took care of all our affairs so tactfully. She made great recommendations and helped pick the right vendors that fit us and our budget the best.

She also did all our flowers, which were not only AMAZING but saved us a ton too. We picked them out together and Cody had the best vision. They were just beautiful. Would def recommend her flowers!

On our wedding day everything went smoothly (at least as far as I know-I didn't have to do a thing, Cody took care of everything!) which meant my husband and I, as well as our families, could just relax and enjoy the day without worrying about all the details, timeline etc. it was the most magical day.

In short I'd definitely recommend Cody, best planner I know! She made our wedding day the best it could be, and we are so grateful :)
I loved Cody the first time I spoke with her- I emailed her late one evening and she was available to chat that night. She Read more...
I loved Cody the first time I spoke with her- I emailed her late one evening and she was available to chat that night. She said she wasn't just a planner but she'd be a friend in the wedding planning process, and this was so true. Hiring Cody was the best decision we could make. She could take my vague ideas for the wedding and make it happen, in a way that was better than I had imagined. She is always available, and there was no limit like some other companies had (eg one hour long meeting, two 30 min phone calls etc). She was just there when I needed her, period. I don't know what we would have done without her!

Cody went above and beyond what was in her job description. She dealt with the vendors, who she has good relationships with, and took care of all our affairs so tactfully. She made great recommendations and helped pick the right vendors that fit us and our budget the best.

She also did all our flowers, which were not only AMAZING but saved us a ton too. We picked them out together and Cody had the best vision. They were just beautiful. Would def recommend her flowers!

On our wedding day everything went smoothly (at least as far as I know-I didn't have to do a thing, Cody took care of everything!) which meant my husband and I, as well as our families, could just relax and enjoy the day without worrying about all the details, timeline etc. it was the most magical day.

In short I'd definitely recommend Cody, best planner I know! She made our wedding day the best it could be, and we are so grateful :) Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Mary-Gwyn
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Five stars for Amore Events!!!!!!!!! Cody Grannis was an excellent planner for my daughter's October wedding at King Family Vineyards. Cody put together the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. The flower arrangements were breathtaking. She had great suggestions, really knows Charlottesville, and was always mindful of our budget. She was quick to respond whenever we had a question. She tirelessly gave attention to every beautiful detail. I highly recommend Amore Events!
Five stars for Amore Events!!!!!!!!! Cody Grannis was an excellent planner for my daughter's October wedding at King Read more...
Five stars for Amore Events!!!!!!!!! Cody Grannis was an excellent planner for my daughter's October wedding at King Family Vineyards. Cody put together the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. The flower arrangements were breathtaking. She had great suggestions, really knows Charlottesville, and was always mindful of our budget. She was quick to respond whenever we had a question. She tirelessly gave attention to every beautiful detail. I highly recommend Amore Events! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I wish there were more stars to give because Cody truly deserves it. I worked with Cody for over a year on our wedding and it was the most beautiful, perfect, exciting, and FUN day of my life. I didn't have to worry about one thing the entire day and when I got to the venue I couldn't stop marveling about how magical the reception hall looked. It was truly out of a fairy tale. The smartest thing I did was let Cody do her thing because she truly delivered, above and beyond. Throughout the entire wedding (and since that day) we have had people tell us how beautiful the decor was, how delicious the food was, how much they loved the ceremony and how it will be impossible for someone to top it. All of our vendors were recommended by Amore Events and I didn't have to think about a thing on the day of my wedding. Our entire family was blown away by how amazing our wedding was and it was an unforgettable day. The only regrets we have are minor such as "we should have requested that song" or "I wish it had been 5 degrees warmer" but for the most part it was absolutely perfect :) :)
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I wish there were more stars to give because Cody truly deserves it. I worked with Cody for over a year on our wedding and it was the most beautiful, perfect, exciting, and FUN day of my life. I didn't have to worry about one thing the entire day and when I got to the venue I couldn't stop marveling about how magical the reception hall looked. It was truly out of a fairy tale. The smartest thing I did was let Cody do her thing because she truly delivered, above and beyond. Throughout the entire wedding (and since that day) we have had people tell us how beautiful the decor was, how delicious the food was, how much they loved the ceremony and how it will be impossible for someone to top it. All of our vendors were recommended by Amore Events and I didn't have to think about a thing on the day of my wedding. Our entire family was blown away by how amazing our wedding was and it was an unforgettable day. The only regrets we have are minor such as "we should have requested that song" or "I wish it had been 5 degrees warmer" but for the most part it was absolutely perfect :) :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amber
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are in need of a wedding planner, Cody is your gal! She's basically AMAZING!!!! I reached out to her initially because I was planning a wedding from out of town and our venue referred her. Cody made our wedding a dream come true!! I loved her creative ideas, her personality, her individuality in designs/planning (no wedding she plans is the same), and just simply- I LOVED HER! She becomes your best friend and makes sure she knows what you vision you want. She knows the in's and out's, the do's and don'ts and is extremely helpful! I just got married but miss her so much that I'd plan a wedding all over again, with the same man, but just to hire her again. Every guest who attended says our wedding was the "best one they had ever been to" and that is the best compliment a bride gets to hear. That compliment is because of Cody's attention to detail. She made everything perfect!!! Thank you for all your hard work Cody!! We love you!!! <3 A+S
If you are in need of a wedding planner, Cody is your gal! She's basically AMAZING!!!! I reached out to her initially Read more...
If you are in need of a wedding planner, Cody is your gal! She's basically AMAZING!!!! I reached out to her initially because I was planning a wedding from out of town and our venue referred her. Cody made our wedding a dream come true!! I loved her creative ideas, her personality, her individuality in designs/planning (no wedding she plans is the same), and just simply- I LOVED HER! She becomes your best friend and makes sure she knows what you vision you want. She knows the in's and out's, the do's and don'ts and is extremely helpful! I just got married but miss her so much that I'd plan a wedding all over again, with the same man, but just to hire her again. Every guest who attended says our wedding was the "best one they had ever been to" and that is the best compliment a bride gets to hear. That compliment is because of Cody's attention to detail. She made everything perfect!!! Thank you for all your hard work Cody!! We love you!!! <3 A+S Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cody and Karen were great and really stepped in when planning the wedding ourselves wasn't going so well. All the vendors they selected for us were professional, and the whole decor of the event was pulled together in a way that we just wouldn't have been able to do on our own. They really managed to go above and beyond, and the added attention and care Karen provided to our parents was immensely appreciated. Was worth it for the piece of mind and help with legwork necessary to planning a destination wedding.

If I had to do my wedding all over again, I would have hired Cody and Karen from the beginning and saved us the stress. That would be my one piece of advice. Just hire a wedding planner at the beginning. Doing it all yourself when you don't live in the area is stressful, the trips get expensive, and I must have looked at two dozen venues by myself without finding one that worked because I didn't know the venues well. Hiring a planner allows you to focus on the fun stuff and not get bogged down in the details unless you want to be bogged down in the details.
Cody and Karen were great and really stepped in when planning the wedding ourselves wasn't going so well. All the vendors Read more...
Cody and Karen were great and really stepped in when planning the wedding ourselves wasn't going so well. All the vendors they selected for us were professional, and the whole decor of the event was pulled together in a way that we just wouldn't have been able to do on our own. They really managed to go above and beyond, and the added attention and care Karen provided to our parents was immensely appreciated. Was worth it for the piece of mind and help with legwork necessary to planning a destination wedding.

If I had to do my wedding all over again, I would have hired Cody and Karen from the beginning and saved us the stress. That would be my one piece of advice. Just hire a wedding planner at the beginning. Doing it all yourself when you don't live in the area is stressful, the trips get expensive, and I must have looked at two dozen venues by myself without finding one that worked because I didn't know the venues well. Hiring a planner allows you to focus on the fun stuff and not get bogged down in the details unless you want to be bogged down in the details. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want the best wedding planner in Charlottesville, book Cody Grannis. Cody is promptly responsive, organized, fun and patient with great attention to detail. She is budget conscious...which helps as little things start to add up. You feel as if your's is her only wedding, though you know she's helping other brides. She has terrific contacts throughout the community and happily represents you when you need to book hotels, finalize flowers, talk to the band or firm up catering details. We live out of town and depended on Cody for all her expertise. No request was too small or big. She can work in any venue and rolls with last minute changes...including rain! For our wedding, she essentially planned 2 weddings: Sun and Rain. And thank goodness she did, because as luck would have it, the rain settled into Charlottesville for the whole week of the wedding and Cody simply executed her Rain Plan. In fact, the rain plan was prettier than our original ceremony site. She worked with Ken Ward, Couture Design, and together they transformed our indoor space into a magical realm of romantic candles and flowers. Leading up to the wedding, we had a terrific time with Cody planning all our ideas.
But on the wedding weekend, is when we really saw Cody and her staff in action. We relaxed and enjoyed our guests, while they went to work! She carefully created a timeline for the evening which went off flawlessly. Our guests felt taken care of and many said it's was the nicest wedding they had ever attended.
Cody and her caring staff demonstrate kindness, warmth, and outstanding ability at event planning. We're considering having another daughter, just so Cody could help plan her wedding :)
Katherine & Smokey Schulz
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If you want the best wedding planner in Charlottesville, book Cody Grannis. Cody is promptly responsive, organized, fun and patient with great attention to detail. She is budget conscious...which helps as little things start to add up. You feel as if your's is her only wedding, though you know she's helping other brides. She has terrific contacts throughout the community and happily represents you when you need to book hotels, finalize flowers, talk to the band or firm up catering details. We live out of town and depended on Cody for all her expertise. No request was too small or big. She can work in any venue and rolls with last minute changes...including rain! For our wedding, she essentially planned 2 weddings: Sun and Rain. And thank goodness she did, because as luck would have it, the rain settled into Charlottesville for the whole week of the wedding and Cody simply executed her Rain Plan. In fact, the rain plan was prettier than our original ceremony site. She worked with Ken Ward, Couture Design, and together they transformed our indoor space into a magical realm of romantic candles and flowers. Leading up to the wedding, we had a terrific time with Cody planning all our ideas.
But on the wedding weekend, is when we really saw Cody and her staff in action. We relaxed and enjoyed our guests, while they went to work! She carefully created a timeline for the evening which went off flawlessly. Our guests felt taken care of and many said it's was the nicest wedding they had ever attended.
Cody and her caring staff demonstrate kindness, warmth, and outstanding ability at event planning. We're considering having another daughter, just so Cody could help plan her wedding :)
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Aaron
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
All of these reviews are right. Cody and Diane are absolutely amazing and helped us pull off an amazing wedding in only 3 months! Never once did they make us feel rushed, or feel like we got anything but their full attention. One of the things that we quickly realized after hiring Cody, was that we couldn't have done it without her. Even though a wedding planner costs money, within the first week she saved us more money than what she was charging and she has a series of contacts, vendors and venues that will undoubtedly fit whatever price range you are working in. best of all, she owns an ENORMOUS collection of vintage collectables that really give the wedding a special flair. The best part was her responsiveness....it seemed to use that Cody and Diane can operate on 1-2 hours of sleep a night. No matter what time of day or night that we emailed them with a questions, we would get a response within an hour. This includes when my wife works night shift :).

I cannot recommend Amore Events by Cody enough. If there was an option for 10 stars on this website i would give it to them without a second thought. Book them now, you won't regret it.
All of these reviews are right. Cody and Diane are absolutely amazing and helped us pull off an amazing wedding in only 3 Read more...
All of these reviews are right. Cody and Diane are absolutely amazing and helped us pull off an amazing wedding in only 3 months! Never once did they make us feel rushed, or feel like we got anything but their full attention. One of the things that we quickly realized after hiring Cody, was that we couldn't have done it without her. Even though a wedding planner costs money, within the first week she saved us more money than what she was charging and she has a series of contacts, vendors and venues that will undoubtedly fit whatever price range you are working in. best of all, she owns an ENORMOUS collection of vintage collectables that really give the wedding a special flair. The best part was her responsiveness....it seemed to use that Cody and Diane can operate on 1-2 hours of sleep a night. No matter what time of day or night that we emailed them with a questions, we would get a response within an hour. This includes when my wife works night shift :).

I cannot recommend Amore Events by Cody enough. If there was an option for 10 stars on this website i would give it to them without a second thought. Book them now, you won't regret it. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I wish there were 10 stars that I could give to Amore Events by Cody! At all times, Cody exceeded our expectations and continuously went above and beyond. When I first started planning my wedding, I was not certain that I needed a wedding planner (key word, need). I was required by my venue to hire one for at least the day of and Cody was suggested to me as a potential planner. After our first phone call, I immediately fell in love with her and her bubbly personality. After our first meeting, she opened my eyes to how much work wedding planning was and how involved the actual wedding would be. She made me feel completely comfortable and was already giving me suggestions before we even hired her! I emailed a few other planners, but deep down I knew I had to hire Cody! I hired Cody for the "Day of Wedding" package and within months realized how much more I needed her help so I bumped up my package and Cody and I got to work. She was incredibly helpful when it came to vendor suggestions and all the little details I never even know existed. She knew what worked well and what didn't. She knew how to cut costs on things that were less than important to me and how to get the most for my money on things I did want. I took Cody's advice to heart and completely trusted her with my wedding. And it worked! My wedding day was not only beautiful and more than I dreamed of, I didn't once have to think about any logistics. It just flowed, stress free. All thanks to Cody. We had a few minor hiccups (some of which I didn't know about until after the wedding) that Cody handled immediately and professionally. I showed up to the venue, got ready, got married, ate dinner, cut my cake, danced, and enjoyed myself the entire time. Throughout the planning process, Cody always said, I just want you to feel good on your wedding day. And I did, I felt great! I can't emphasize enough how much I needed Cody to be there for me on my day and I am so lucky and blessed that she was!
I wish there were 10 stars that I could give to Amore Events by Cody! At all times, Cody exceeded our expectations and Read more...
I wish there were 10 stars that I could give to Amore Events by Cody! At all times, Cody exceeded our expectations and continuously went above and beyond. When I first started planning my wedding, I was not certain that I needed a wedding planner (key word, need). I was required by my venue to hire one for at least the day of and Cody was suggested to me as a potential planner. After our first phone call, I immediately fell in love with her and her bubbly personality. After our first meeting, she opened my eyes to how much work wedding planning was and how involved the actual wedding would be. She made me feel completely comfortable and was already giving me suggestions before we even hired her! I emailed a few other planners, but deep down I knew I had to hire Cody! I hired Cody for the "Day of Wedding" package and within months realized how much more I needed her help so I bumped up my package and Cody and I got to work. She was incredibly helpful when it came to vendor suggestions and all the little details I never even know existed. She knew what worked well and what didn't. She knew how to cut costs on things that were less than important to me and how to get the most for my money on things I did want. I took Cody's advice to heart and completely trusted her with my wedding. And it worked! My wedding day was not only beautiful and more than I dreamed of, I didn't once have to think about any logistics. It just flowed, stress free. All thanks to Cody. We had a few minor hiccups (some of which I didn't know about until after the wedding) that Cody handled immediately and professionally. I showed up to the venue, got ready, got married, ate dinner, cut my cake, danced, and enjoyed myself the entire time. Throughout the planning process, Cody always said, I just want you to feel good on your wedding day. And I did, I felt great! I can't emphasize enough how much I needed Cody to be there for me on my day and I am so lucky and blessed that she was! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
When we started to plan for our wedding I contacted a few planners and Cody responded to me the quickest. Cody's warm responsiveness was what I was looking for. After a few emails and a phone call I was confident in picking her to plan our wedding. We don't live in VA so we knew it was really important to have someone really organized, that could refer other vendors, and that we liked as a person. Cody and her team went above and beyond our expectations. The countless emails, phone calls, reassurance that everything would go perfectly was outstanding. I'm naturally a worrier but a few weeks prior, the rehearsal, and the wedding I knew we didn't have to worry about anything. We knew Cody had it under control. Since I was confident in Cody my now husband had a happier pre-wedding bride which of course made him happier. As for vendors, Cody had great referrals. They all worked together so well, the wedding went off perfectly without a problem. And above all Cody is very sweet and considerate. She was great throughout the whole planning process. Answered my million questions, never judged what we wanted, and lent her advice when needed. If you're reading this review to see if you should hire Amore Events I highly recommend it! Hiring Cody was worth every penny and more!
When we started to plan for our wedding I contacted a few planners and Cody responded to me the quickest. Cody's warm Read more...
When we started to plan for our wedding I contacted a few planners and Cody responded to me the quickest. Cody's warm responsiveness was what I was looking for. After a few emails and a phone call I was confident in picking her to plan our wedding. We don't live in VA so we knew it was really important to have someone really organized, that could refer other vendors, and that we liked as a person. Cody and her team went above and beyond our expectations. The countless emails, phone calls, reassurance that everything would go perfectly was outstanding. I'm naturally a worrier but a few weeks prior, the rehearsal, and the wedding I knew we didn't have to worry about anything. We knew Cody had it under control. Since I was confident in Cody my now husband had a happier pre-wedding bride which of course made him happier. As for vendors, Cody had great referrals. They all worked together so well, the wedding went off perfectly without a problem. And above all Cody is very sweet and considerate. She was great throughout the whole planning process. Answered my million questions, never judged what we wanted, and lent her advice when needed. If you're reading this review to see if you should hire Amore Events I highly recommend it! Hiring Cody was worth every penny and more! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I actually worked with Cody through our caterer, so I had no interaction with her, but I wanted to review her items which were too gorgeous for words. We rented the shabby mirrored doors and used them as our seating chart, as well as 'Mr' and 'Mrs' signs for our chairs. We also rented her vintage china plates, which were one of our favorite parts of the entire wedding!!! Each guest had their own unique plates and they were so much more beautiful in real life! We highly recommend renting items from Cody, her stuff is amazing.
I actually worked with Cody through our caterer, so I had no interaction with her, but I wanted to review her items which Read more...
I actually worked with Cody through our caterer, so I had no interaction with her, but I wanted to review her items which were too gorgeous for words. We rented the shabby mirrored doors and used them as our seating chart, as well as 'Mr' and 'Mrs' signs for our chairs. We also rented her vintage china plates, which were one of our favorite parts of the entire wedding!!! Each guest had their own unique plates and they were so much more beautiful in real life! We highly recommend renting items from Cody, her stuff is amazing. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? Thank you so much for making my wedding possible! With out you my wedding couldn't have happen. Cody is such a wonderful person and I fell in love with her the first time I talked to her on the phone. It felt like I had know her for years. Like most brides, I was planning from several hours away, so good communication was key for me, and that's exactly what I got! She was so warm, compassionate, and helpful and I had such a blast with her planning for our big day. She had great ideas, and made sure to give me great advice while injecting her expertise and knowledge of planning. She has such beautiful Décor and amazing talent and I'm so happy I found her. I can not emphasize how incredibly grateful you will be if you choose Amore Events by Cody for your wedding planner needs! Cody was absolutely amazing! She was everything that we hoped she would be and so much more! I always dreamed that this day would come and would be unforgettable. You truly made my wildest dreams come true.
Thank you so much Cody your the best!!!
Where do I start? Thank you so much for making my wedding possible! With out you my wedding couldn't have happen. Cody is Read more...
Where do I start? Thank you so much for making my wedding possible! With out you my wedding couldn't have happen. Cody is such a wonderful person and I fell in love with her the first time I talked to her on the phone. It felt like I had know her for years. Like most brides, I was planning from several hours away, so good communication was key for me, and that's exactly what I got! She was so warm, compassionate, and helpful and I had such a blast with her planning for our big day. She had great ideas, and made sure to give me great advice while injecting her expertise and knowledge of planning. She has such beautiful Décor and amazing talent and I'm so happy I found her. I can not emphasize how incredibly grateful you will be if you choose Amore Events by Cody for your wedding planner needs! Cody was absolutely amazing! She was everything that we hoped she would be and so much more! I always dreamed that this day would come and would be unforgettable. You truly made my wildest dreams come true.
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Katie
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody, with Amore Events by Cody was simply amazing. I started to freak out about everything going smoothly on the wedding day so I hired Cody as my day of coordinator. Words cannot express how thankful I am she said yes. She clearly understands the stresses of wedding planning and she made my weeks leading up to and day of as stress-free as possible. My wedding day was very relaxing and I could concentrate on getting ready.
Cody is very creative and was able to execute every detail exactly the way I had envisioned it. She stayed with me all night in case there were any issues and at the end of the night my wonderful coordinator had everything packed up for us to put in the car. My wedding day was amazing and a large part of that is because of Cody. My husband and I could not have asked for anything more and we will always be grateful for her.
Cody, with Amore Events by Cody was simply amazing. I started to freak out about everything going smoothly on the wedding Read more...
Cody, with Amore Events by Cody was simply amazing. I started to freak out about everything going smoothly on the wedding day so I hired Cody as my day of coordinator. Words cannot express how thankful I am she said yes. She clearly understands the stresses of wedding planning and she made my weeks leading up to and day of as stress-free as possible. My wedding day was very relaxing and I could concentrate on getting ready.
Cody is very creative and was able to execute every detail exactly the way I had envisioned it. She stayed with me all night in case there were any issues and at the end of the night my wonderful coordinator had everything packed up for us to put in the car. My wedding day was amazing and a large part of that is because of Cody. My husband and I could not have asked for anything more and we will always be grateful for her. Read less
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paula
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Weddings quickly become costly and when I heard my son and his fiancé had hired a wedding coordinator, I questioned (silently, of course) the expense. But they were planning a Charlottesville, Virginia wedding from Hawaii, so it made a little sense. Was I wrong! Engaging the services of Cody was the BEST decision. She is a talented facilitator who spends endless hours getting to know the bride and groom. Never pushy or judgmental, she guided the couple in choosing vendors who would provide the quality, intimacy and whimsy they desired and always with a focus on budget. Her organizational and communication skills are second to none. Time and again in talking with Cody, we learned of special touches she provided for wedding couples to enhance their day. She's fun and supportive and a fabulous line-dancer. Cody and her staff attended to every detail the day of the wedding in a non-obtrusive and relaxing manner. Not to be too gushy, but perfect and magical will always come to mind when thinking of Cody's talent and touch on September 7th.
Weddings quickly become costly and when I heard my son and his fiancé had hired a wedding coordinator, I questioned Read more...
Weddings quickly become costly and when I heard my son and his fiancé had hired a wedding coordinator, I questioned (silently, of course) the expense. But they were planning a Charlottesville, Virginia wedding from Hawaii, so it made a little sense. Was I wrong! Engaging the services of Cody was the BEST decision. She is a talented facilitator who spends endless hours getting to know the bride and groom. Never pushy or judgmental, she guided the couple in choosing vendors who would provide the quality, intimacy and whimsy they desired and always with a focus on budget. Her organizational and communication skills are second to none. Time and again in talking with Cody, we learned of special touches she provided for wedding couples to enhance their day. She's fun and supportive and a fabulous line-dancer. Cody and her staff attended to every detail the day of the wedding in a non-obtrusive and relaxing manner. Not to be too gushy, but perfect and magical will always come to mind when thinking of Cody's talent and touch on September 7th. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was beyond exceptional. Down to every detail, it was truly everything I could of asked for and more. All thanks to Cody and her staff at Amore Events. Honestly, I can say that Cody was the best investment I made through out the entire wedding process. Without her knowledge, resources, and genuine support there is no way our wedding would of turned out to be that amazing.
Let's just talk about Cody for a bit. She without a doubt, has all the qualifications to be the BEST wedding planner. She is organized, prompt in responding, and gets everything handled in a very efficient manner. She isn't afraid to go out on a limb for her bride to ensure you are getting the best deal with vendors. Cody was great at anticipating my needs and helped to answer questions that I would of never thought about on my own. I can't tell you what a peace of mind she provided to me. She also works very well with helping you to create your vision. Her inventory of decor that you are able to use is another great services she provides. With the use of that and her mastery at staging your ideal wedding, I felt like our wedding was something you see out of a magazine. Beyond this, there is a lot more to love about Cody that is priceless. She absolutely loves her brides! It is evident, and you can feel her genuine love and support which is an incredible thing from a wedding planner. This industry is fortunate to have such a lovely lady in it.
If you are reading all her review, and they all seem too good to be true....it's a good sign. :-) Thank you Cody!!!

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Our wedding day was beyond exceptional. Down to every detail, it was truly everything I could of asked for and more. All Read more...
Our wedding day was beyond exceptional. Down to every detail, it was truly everything I could of asked for and more. All thanks to Cody and her staff at Amore Events. Honestly, I can say that Cody was the best investment I made through out the entire wedding process. Without her knowledge, resources, and genuine support there is no way our wedding would of turned out to be that amazing.
Let's just talk about Cody for a bit. She without a doubt, has all the qualifications to be the BEST wedding planner. She is organized, prompt in responding, and gets everything handled in a very efficient manner. She isn't afraid to go out on a limb for her bride to ensure you are getting the best deal with vendors. Cody was great at anticipating my needs and helped to answer questions that I would of never thought about on my own. I can't tell you what a peace of mind she provided to me. She also works very well with helping you to create your vision. Her inventory of decor that you are able to use is another great services she provides. With the use of that and her mastery at staging your ideal wedding, I felt like our wedding was something you see out of a magazine. Beyond this, there is a lot more to love about Cody that is priceless. She absolutely loves her brides! It is evident, and you can feel her genuine love and support which is an incredible thing from a wedding planner. This industry is fortunate to have such a lovely lady in it.
If you are reading all her review, and they all seem too good to be true....it's a good sign. :-) Thank you Cody!!!

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Olivia
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Planning a destination wedding is stressful; however, with both the bride and groom deployed it felt impossible at times. I am thankful that I found Cody at Amore Events in Charlottesville, Va., her experience and support were invaluable. She was always a text or a click away if I needed advice or just a little reassurance. She helped me book all of the other vendors for my wedding. And most importantly, she helped me find my wedding planner, Karen McGrath. I am still sure there are things I do not know about that Karen took care of ... so I could enjoy my day. She went above and beyond - coming a day early, negotiating decorations with my reception venue, and organizing all the little details that I envisioned during the months of sleep deprived Pinterest and Hulu induced DIY projects. I hope they can help plan our children’s birthday’s in the future.
Planning a destination wedding is stressful; however, with both the bride and groom deployed it felt impossible at times. Read more...
Planning a destination wedding is stressful; however, with both the bride and groom deployed it felt impossible at times. I am thankful that I found Cody at Amore Events in Charlottesville, Va., her experience and support were invaluable. She was always a text or a click away if I needed advice or just a little reassurance. She helped me book all of the other vendors for my wedding. And most importantly, she helped me find my wedding planner, Karen McGrath. I am still sure there are things I do not know about that Karen took care of ... so I could enjoy my day. She went above and beyond - coming a day early, negotiating decorations with my reception venue, and organizing all the little details that I envisioned during the months of sleep deprived Pinterest and Hulu induced DIY projects. I hope they can help plan our children’s birthday’s in the future. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody is amazing amazing amazing! Unfortunately when we reached out to Cody, we had already spent most of our budget. Although I have not used Cody in a contractual sense she has been a wonderful blessing from God! I have been able to call Cody with any question and she goes above and beyond to answer.
A couple weeks ago my fiance and I were at the court house to apply for our marriage license. For some reason it was requesting our officiant's address, which I didn't have. I couldn't even find my officiant's phone number so I called Cody. Of course, being the most connected in the business she was able to provide a phone number. My fiance and I are out of town, so we owe our marriage license to Cody. This is just one example of her amazing generosity and overall concern for her brides. Cody is definitely top notch and I recommend her to ask of my friends!
Cody is amazing amazing amazing! Unfortunately when we reached out to Cody, we had already spent most of our budget. Read more...
Cody is amazing amazing amazing! Unfortunately when we reached out to Cody, we had already spent most of our budget. Although I have not used Cody in a contractual sense she has been a wonderful blessing from God! I have been able to call Cody with any question and she goes above and beyond to answer.
A couple weeks ago my fiance and I were at the court house to apply for our marriage license. For some reason it was requesting our officiant's address, which I didn't have. I couldn't even find my officiant's phone number so I called Cody. Of course, being the most connected in the business she was able to provide a phone number. My fiance and I are out of town, so we owe our marriage license to Cody. This is just one example of her amazing generosity and overall concern for her brides. Cody is definitely top notch and I recommend her to ask of my friends! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so grateful that we found Cody! She is wonderful to work with and she immediately developed a sense of what we wanted for our wedding and created a wedding that felt very us. Most of the vendors that we worked with specifically mentioned how much they loved working with Cody, and a couple even gave us discounts just because they enjoy working with her that much! Cody created our table displays and they were absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. She is so creative and has amazing attention to detail. Our wedding day went smoothly and perfectly! We were so relaxed and had an amazing time because we knew Cody had and still was handling everything. We could not recommend Cody enough!!
We are so grateful that we found Cody! She is wonderful to work with and she immediately developed a sense of what we Read more...
We are so grateful that we found Cody! She is wonderful to work with and she immediately developed a sense of what we wanted for our wedding and created a wedding that felt very us. Most of the vendors that we worked with specifically mentioned how much they loved working with Cody, and a couple even gave us discounts just because they enjoy working with her that much! Cody created our table displays and they were absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. She is so creative and has amazing attention to detail. Our wedding day went smoothly and perfectly! We were so relaxed and had an amazing time because we knew Cody had and still was handling everything. We could not recommend Cody enough!! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Pippin Hill ,August 10,2013. She had the wedding of her dreams and I have Cody to thank for that. Cody was invaluable . I tell everyone that hiring Cody was the best decision we made. We used her full service and she made every decision easier and better. She worked within our budget and gave us excellent recommendations for every vendor that adhered to our budget and our vision. She listens and really tries to help you achieve the wedding that you envision. She gives great advice and readily tackles all the problems, big or small.
The day of the wedding was truly wonderful. I had great fun and was stress-free because Cody was in complete control and took care of every detail. We had rain the morning of the wedding but Cody had a great back-up plan if needed and I was confident that she would handle whatever needed to be done and she did.
She works well with all vendors and takes care of any problems with them which again reduces stress greatly.
At the beginning when you are going over your budget, the money for a wedding planner seems like a big chunk of your budget but it was the best money I spent. I'm sure I actually saved money by using Cody. Not only by using her recommended vendors but she also did much of the decorating using her inventory. She also did the centerpieces for the table and the ceremony. They were beautiful.
I am very grateful to Cody for making my daughter's wedding such a beautiful experience. Do yourself a tremendous favor and hire Cody.
My daughter was married at Pippin Hill ,August 10,2013. She had the wedding of her dreams and I have Cody to thank for Read more...
My daughter was married at Pippin Hill ,August 10,2013. She had the wedding of her dreams and I have Cody to thank for that. Cody was invaluable . I tell everyone that hiring Cody was the best decision we made. We used her full service and she made every decision easier and better. She worked within our budget and gave us excellent recommendations for every vendor that adhered to our budget and our vision. She listens and really tries to help you achieve the wedding that you envision. She gives great advice and readily tackles all the problems, big or small.
The day of the wedding was truly wonderful. I had great fun and was stress-free because Cody was in complete control and took care of every detail. We had rain the morning of the wedding but Cody had a great back-up plan if needed and I was confident that she would handle whatever needed to be done and she did.
She works well with all vendors and takes care of any problems with them which again reduces stress greatly.
At the beginning when you are going over your budget, the money for a wedding planner seems like a big chunk of your budget but it was the best money I spent. I'm sure I actually saved money by using Cody. Not only by using her recommended vendors but she also did much of the decorating using her inventory. She also did the centerpieces for the table and the ceremony. They were beautiful.
I am very grateful to Cody for making my daughter's wedding such a beautiful experience. Do yourself a tremendous favor and hire Cody. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody is not only an accomplished wedding planner and coordinator, she is also an interior designer and decorator of unparalleled taste! She was able to help us turn an already beautiful venue into an absolute dream come true. This was in addition to helping us navigate the peculiar waters that surround a Charlottesville wedding: make sure you have somebody that understands the different time-line that the Cville wedding industry runs on, because the internet and out-of-town coordinator's do not!

As a UVA alum that needed to get my wedding set up from halfway across the country, Cody was indispensable. She helped keep the vendors, venue, and transportation all pulling in the same direction, and (while we were on our honeymoon out of the country) even took care of those little after-the-fact details that crop up after most wedding planners would have checked you off in their books. She and her staff made the night truly memorable for us and our guests!

Thanks for everything Cody!
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Cody is not only an accomplished wedding planner and coordinator, she is also an interior designer and decorator of unparalleled taste! She was able to help us turn an already beautiful venue into an absolute dream come true. This was in addition to helping us navigate the peculiar waters that surround a Charlottesville wedding: make sure you have somebody that understands the different time-line that the Cville wedding industry runs on, because the internet and out-of-town coordinator's do not!

As a UVA alum that needed to get my wedding set up from halfway across the country, Cody was indispensable. She helped keep the vendors, venue, and transportation all pulling in the same direction, and (while we were on our honeymoon out of the country) even took care of those little after-the-fact details that crop up after most wedding planners would have checked you off in their books. She and her staff made the night truly memorable for us and our guests!

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Meredith
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Amore Events by Cody as my wedding planner was the best decision that I made during my wedding planning process. Cody transformed all my half-formed ideas into my dream wedding. One guest described the wedding as “like a fairy tale,” another referred to it as “straight class,” and a third could not get over “all the little details that really made it special.” Cody truly went above and beyond to make my wedding perfect!

I planned my wedding while completing my last year of law school in Chicago, moving from Chicago to Arlington, and taking the bar exam. My wedding was three days after I finished the bar. The only reason that I felt comfortable with that schedule was Cody. In the two months leading up to my wedding, I was able to focus on studying without stressing out about my wedding. I was completely confident that Cody would handle everything perfectly. And she did!

Cody has a lot of experience in the Charlottesville area. She was able to recommend amazing vendors in my price range. All of the people she recommended were wonderful, and all of them mentioned multiple times that they loved doing weddings with Cody because her weddings always went perfectly. I would have been lost trying to figure out whom to hire without Cody. She saved me from making so many mistakes! Not to mention the fact that Cody managed all of my vendors (i.e. confirming, providing timelines, and answering questions) in the weeks leading up to the wedding so I didn’t have to worry.

Also, Cody has a vast selection of wedding décor that she allows her brides to use free of charge. She has so many wonderful vintage items that I had trouble deciding which things I wanted to use!

Cody is one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met. She truly cares about each and every wedding she does, and works hard to make it perfect. We became friends while we were planning my wedding, and I miss getting to talk to her every day now that the wedding is over.
Hiring Amore Events by Cody as my wedding planner was the best decision that I made during my wedding planning process. Read more...
Hiring Amore Events by Cody as my wedding planner was the best decision that I made during my wedding planning process. Cody transformed all my half-formed ideas into my dream wedding. One guest described the wedding as “like a fairy tale,” another referred to it as “straight class,” and a third could not get over “all the little details that really made it special.” Cody truly went above and beyond to make my wedding perfect!

I planned my wedding while completing my last year of law school in Chicago, moving from Chicago to Arlington, and taking the bar exam. My wedding was three days after I finished the bar. The only reason that I felt comfortable with that schedule was Cody. In the two months leading up to my wedding, I was able to focus on studying without stressing out about my wedding. I was completely confident that Cody would handle everything perfectly. And she did!

Cody has a lot of experience in the Charlottesville area. She was able to recommend amazing vendors in my price range. All of the people she recommended were wonderful, and all of them mentioned multiple times that they loved doing weddings with Cody because her weddings always went perfectly. I would have been lost trying to figure out whom to hire without Cody. She saved me from making so many mistakes! Not to mention the fact that Cody managed all of my vendors (i.e. confirming, providing timelines, and answering questions) in the weeks leading up to the wedding so I didn’t have to worry.

Also, Cody has a vast selection of wedding décor that she allows her brides to use free of charge. She has so many wonderful vintage items that I had trouble deciding which things I wanted to use!

Cody is one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met. She truly cares about each and every wedding she does, and works hard to make it perfect. We became friends while we were planning my wedding, and I miss getting to talk to her every day now that the wedding is over. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Emily
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
It is difficult to express in words what an amazing wedding coordinator and person that Cody is. My fiancé first contacted Cody on a Monday to inquire about her services. From his first conversation with her, he knew that I would love her. We work opposite schedules and only have Monday evenings off together. Cody was amazing and was able to meet with us that evening after I got off work . From first meeting Cody, I knew she was amazing and I knew right away we wanted to hire her. From that point on, Cody was very responsive to our emails, phone calls, etc. She helped us get our remaining vendors and had only absolutely amazing recommendations for vendors.
Cody's decor and style also impressed us! She has a great taste of doing enough but not too much! She worked at our venue for the first time with us and did an amazing job. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen there (and everyone else agreed too!). She even went out of her way to get other decor items for our wedding to make it even more special. On the morning of the wedding, Cody picked up bread we had ordered for the dinner and also cut fresh lavender from a local lavender farm to tie on the bread pieces. She was always eager to help us save money and had a true interest in making our day as special and beautiful as it could possibly be.
Cody is an amazing person, with a genuine interest in her couples that she works with. Not only do my fiancé and I love her, but all of our family members and friends do as well. Our families loved the fact that they could actually enjoy our wedding day because of Cody and all of her hard work! She is the hardest working person I have ever met and she has such a great personality and attitude. She is real, honest, caring, and one of the most genuine people I have ever worked with. Hiring Cody saved us in so many ways- with lack of stress before and on the wedding day, answering questions, providing decor (new and already owned), and the list goes on and on.
It is difficult to express in words what an amazing wedding coordinator and person that Cody is. My fiancé first contacted Read more...
It is difficult to express in words what an amazing wedding coordinator and person that Cody is. My fiancé first contacted Cody on a Monday to inquire about her services. From his first conversation with her, he knew that I would love her. We work opposite schedules and only have Monday evenings off together. Cody was amazing and was able to meet with us that evening after I got off work . From first meeting Cody, I knew she was amazing and I knew right away we wanted to hire her. From that point on, Cody was very responsive to our emails, phone calls, etc. She helped us get our remaining vendors and had only absolutely amazing recommendations for vendors.
Cody's decor and style also impressed us! She has a great taste of doing enough but not too much! She worked at our venue for the first time with us and did an amazing job. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen there (and everyone else agreed too!). She even went out of her way to get other decor items for our wedding to make it even more special. On the morning of the wedding, Cody picked up bread we had ordered for the dinner and also cut fresh lavender from a local lavender farm to tie on the bread pieces. She was always eager to help us save money and had a true interest in making our day as special and beautiful as it could possibly be.
Cody is an amazing person, with a genuine interest in her couples that she works with. Not only do my fiancé and I love her, but all of our family members and friends do as well. Our families loved the fact that they could actually enjoy our wedding day because of Cody and all of her hard work! She is the hardest working person I have ever met and she has such a great personality and attitude. She is real, honest, caring, and one of the most genuine people I have ever worked with. Hiring Cody saved us in so many ways- with lack of stress before and on the wedding day, answering questions, providing decor (new and already owned), and the list goes on and on. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Cody for our July wedding was one of the best decisions we made. We hired her for day of coordination and she went above and beyond all of our expectations. She was incredibly helpful during the planning process, providing recommendations and answering so many questions that we had. When it was closer to the wedding she coordinated schedules with all our vendors and everything went as planned on the wedding day. Because of Cody, my husband and I were able to relax and have fun, without having to worry about any of the details. If we did it all again we would absolutely, without hesitation hire Cody.
Hiring Cody for our July wedding was one of the best decisions we made. We hired her for day of coordination and she went Read more...
Hiring Cody for our July wedding was one of the best decisions we made. We hired her for day of coordination and she went above and beyond all of our expectations. She was incredibly helpful during the planning process, providing recommendations and answering so many questions that we had. When it was closer to the wedding she coordinated schedules with all our vendors and everything went as planned on the wedding day. Because of Cody, my husband and I were able to relax and have fun, without having to worry about any of the details. If we did it all again we would absolutely, without hesitation hire Cody. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cate Liverman from Amore Events was a life-saver! We were working with another planning company in the Charlottesville area for our wedding who was not doing much for us and was costing an arm and a leg. I interviewed EVERY planner I could find in the area - Amore Events offered the best service and for the best price! Cate immediately got me. She listened to what I wanted for our wedding and what I wanted from her and then provided it. Cate is a to do list master and google doc dominator. She organized everything in a way that made sense to me and my mom. She checked up on us and kept the ball rolling as needed. She gave great advice that was tailored to our wants and needs. Cate is warm and funny so she was a joy to work with along the way. When we got to the final week, Cate was everywhere at once dealing with my million questions. On the day of, my hair style completely fell out on my way home from the salon. I didn't worry for a second about it and I was right not to because when I called Cate she reassured me that she is trained in hair styling. She arrived, redid my hair, and I was ready to go! (By the way, she is also trained in makeup and she can sing so she's ready to fill in for other wedding duties as well!) I did not think about a thing on my wedding day besides my husband, my family, my friends, and never leaving the dance floor and that is thanks to Cate. THANK YOU!
Cate Liverman from Amore Events was a life-saver! We were working with another planning company in the Charlottesville Read more...
Cate Liverman from Amore Events was a life-saver! We were working with another planning company in the Charlottesville area for our wedding who was not doing much for us and was costing an arm and a leg. I interviewed EVERY planner I could find in the area - Amore Events offered the best service and for the best price! Cate immediately got me. She listened to what I wanted for our wedding and what I wanted from her and then provided it. Cate is a to do list master and google doc dominator. She organized everything in a way that made sense to me and my mom. She checked up on us and kept the ball rolling as needed. She gave great advice that was tailored to our wants and needs. Cate is warm and funny so she was a joy to work with along the way. When we got to the final week, Cate was everywhere at once dealing with my million questions. On the day of, my hair style completely fell out on my way home from the salon. I didn't worry for a second about it and I was right not to because when I called Cate she reassured me that she is trained in hair styling. She arrived, redid my hair, and I was ready to go! (By the way, she is also trained in makeup and she can sing so she's ready to fill in for other wedding duties as well!) I did not think about a thing on my wedding day besides my husband, my family, my friends, and never leaving the dance floor and that is thanks to Cate. THANK YOU! Read less
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Michaela
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody Grannis provided day-of wedding coordination for my wedding at Ash Lawn Highland. Her services included much more than that though! She was very available prior to the wedding day for advice and connections to good vendors. She helped us save money in a variety of ways and came up with great decor ideas. During my actual wedding day I really didn't worry about anything since I knew that she was there to orchestrate it all. She is a great combination of organized and easy-going, is fun to talk to, and is genuinely passionate about her job. I highly recommend working with Cody!
Cody Grannis provided day-of wedding coordination for my wedding at Ash Lawn Highland. Her services included much more Read more...
Cody Grannis provided day-of wedding coordination for my wedding at Ash Lawn Highland. Her services included much more than that though! She was very available prior to the wedding day for advice and connections to good vendors. She helped us save money in a variety of ways and came up with great decor ideas. During my actual wedding day I really didn't worry about anything since I knew that she was there to orchestrate it all. She is a great combination of organized and easy-going, is fun to talk to, and is genuinely passionate about her job. I highly recommend working with Cody! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine a wedding planner that delivers more value (quality divided by price) than Cody does. Thanks to her vendor relationships, stockpile of decor and design skill (and sheer hard work), I was able to save money without sacrificing quality - I absolutely got the look and feel that I wanted on my 'big day' thanks to her.

In addition to all of the above, she is warm, supportive and committed to her brides. Highly recommend!
I cannot imagine a wedding planner that delivers more value (quality divided by price) than Cody does. Thanks to her Read more...
I cannot imagine a wedding planner that delivers more value (quality divided by price) than Cody does. Thanks to her vendor relationships, stockpile of decor and design skill (and sheer hard work), I was able to save money without sacrificing quality - I absolutely got the look and feel that I wanted on my 'big day' thanks to her.

In addition to all of the above, she is warm, supportive and committed to her brides. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning,
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Karen
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Amore Events by Cody was the absolute best investment we made. While the "wedding industry" can be appalling at times, Cody was worth every penny. Our event went flawlessly - there were no meltdowns or last minute snafu's , and as mother of the bride, I was as carefree and relaxed as my daughter, the bride! I know it sounds impossible, but Cody handled every vendor from the gathering of contracts through the performance of their jobs: flowers, band, transportation - seemlessly coordinating all with our venue. She is amazing!
Amore Events by Cody was the absolute best investment we made. While the "wedding industry" can be appalling at times, Read more...
Amore Events by Cody was the absolute best investment we made. While the "wedding industry" can be appalling at times, Cody was worth every penny. Our event went flawlessly - there were no meltdowns or last minute snafu's , and as mother of the bride, I was as carefree and relaxed as my daughter, the bride! I know it sounds impossible, but Cody handled every vendor from the gathering of contracts through the performance of their jobs: flowers, band, transportation - seemlessly coordinating all with our venue. She is amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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christina
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody is absolutely amazing! For any bride looking for a planner I can not more highly recommend Cody and Amore Events. Being from Virginia, my fiance and I always knew this is where we would have our wedding. However, living in North Carolina, and him deploying a month after getting engaged things very quickly started becoming complicated. I soon found myself very overwhelmed! From the very first time I spoke to Cody I knew she would be the perfect person up for the task. Her bubbly, enthusiastic self calmed me right one the spot. :)

The thing that originally interested me in Amore Events are the beautiful vintage/rustic decorations that Cody supplies to her brides. That in itself is worth the investment! I later realized Amore Events is worth SO much more than that. I could come to Cody with any problem, question or concern and she kept me focused and level headed. Her enthusiasm is just incredible!

On top of all her attention and detail that made the big day flow perfectly, she helped me build the perfect team for my wedding. All her vendor recommendations were just what I was looking for and if someone wasn't available for my wedding day, she didn't miss a beat finding another perfect option for me.

Finally, besides making the planning process fun, exciting, worry-free and building my dream vendor team, Cody made our wedding day more incredible than I ever could imagine. I had such a specific idea for the big day but never could have executed it myself. She listened to everything I had to say and made recommendations I never would have thought of. The entire day, starting at 11am, I never worried about a single thing. She took care of absolutely everything :).

If you're looking for someone who knows her stuff, has great connections, beautiful decorations AND will make your day flow problem free, Cody is your planner. No one loves her brides more and the best thing is I truly made a great friend in the process! Thanks Cody
Cody is absolutely amazing! For any bride looking for a planner I can not more highly recommend Cody and Amore Events. Read more...
Cody is absolutely amazing! For any bride looking for a planner I can not more highly recommend Cody and Amore Events. Being from Virginia, my fiance and I always knew this is where we would have our wedding. However, living in North Carolina, and him deploying a month after getting engaged things very quickly started becoming complicated. I soon found myself very overwhelmed! From the very first time I spoke to Cody I knew she would be the perfect person up for the task. Her bubbly, enthusiastic self calmed me right one the spot. :)

The thing that originally interested me in Amore Events are the beautiful vintage/rustic decorations that Cody supplies to her brides. That in itself is worth the investment! I later realized Amore Events is worth SO much more than that. I could come to Cody with any problem, question or concern and she kept me focused and level headed. Her enthusiasm is just incredible!

On top of all her attention and detail that made the big day flow perfectly, she helped me build the perfect team for my wedding. All her vendor recommendations were just what I was looking for and if someone wasn't available for my wedding day, she didn't miss a beat finding another perfect option for me.

Finally, besides making the planning process fun, exciting, worry-free and building my dream vendor team, Cody made our wedding day more incredible than I ever could imagine. I had such a specific idea for the big day but never could have executed it myself. She listened to everything I had to say and made recommendations I never would have thought of. The entire day, starting at 11am, I never worried about a single thing. She took care of absolutely everything :).

If you're looking for someone who knows her stuff, has great connections, beautiful decorations AND will make your day flow problem free, Cody is your planner. No one loves her brides more and the best thing is I truly made a great friend in the process! Thanks Cody Read less
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vicki
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody Grannis and Cate Liverman are two extremely talented professional planners who truly care about their clients every single step of the way. From the beginning, they took the time to get to know us and guide us through the process of selecting vendors and building a plan for exactly what we were looking for- even though at first, we were not sure quite what that was! No matter; these two take the time to listen to what the bride and groom are envisioning and then quickly make recommendations on locations, caterers, flowers, everything.
They were incredibly responsive from start to finish. Calls were returned promptly, emails even faster, text messages answered. They met every deadline. My daughter, the bride, had a full schedule in the months leading up to her wedding as she completed medical school. That left very little time for attending to the various details of planning. Thank goodness for Cody and Cate! They created to-do lists, set up timelines, helped manage all of the vendors very efficiently and carefully. They share a passion for getting things right the FIRST time. They were meticulous in handling every last detail, and they stayed absolutely calm and cool even when things seemed hectic. We made a last minute decision about transporting elderly grandparents- the day before the wedding- we decided we needed a car for their use so that they could leave early if necessary. All it took to get that accomplished was a quick email to Cate- and within minutes, it was done.
What a relief it was to know that we had that kind of support!
The wedding itself was exactly what my daughter and son-in-law wanted- and all of our friends and family have commented that the entire event, from ceremony to reception, was a perfect reflection of their love for each other. We have Cody and Cate to thank for that. They will always, always, be a part of the exquisite memories we have of that amazing day.
Cody Grannis and Cate Liverman are two extremely talented professional planners who truly care about their clients every Read more...
Cody Grannis and Cate Liverman are two extremely talented professional planners who truly care about their clients every single step of the way. From the beginning, they took the time to get to know us and guide us through the process of selecting vendors and building a plan for exactly what we were looking for- even though at first, we were not sure quite what that was! No matter; these two take the time to listen to what the bride and groom are envisioning and then quickly make recommendations on locations, caterers, flowers, everything.
They were incredibly responsive from start to finish. Calls were returned promptly, emails even faster, text messages answered. They met every deadline. My daughter, the bride, had a full schedule in the months leading up to her wedding as she completed medical school. That left very little time for attending to the various details of planning. Thank goodness for Cody and Cate! They created to-do lists, set up timelines, helped manage all of the vendors very efficiently and carefully. They share a passion for getting things right the FIRST time. They were meticulous in handling every last detail, and they stayed absolutely calm and cool even when things seemed hectic. We made a last minute decision about transporting elderly grandparents- the day before the wedding- we decided we needed a car for their use so that they could leave early if necessary. All it took to get that accomplished was a quick email to Cate- and within minutes, it was done.
What a relief it was to know that we had that kind of support!
The wedding itself was exactly what my daughter and son-in-law wanted- and all of our friends and family have commented that the entire event, from ceremony to reception, was a perfect reflection of their love for each other. We have Cody and Cate to thank for that. They will always, always, be a part of the exquisite memories we have of that amazing day. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events. From our first email, I knew that I wanted to hire her. Cody was warm and kind from the beginning and has a way about her that puts you at ease. We live 3 hours from Charlottesville, so I knew I needed guidance with vendor selections, logistics, etc. All of Cody’s suggestions were fantastic!

Although we hired Cody for 'day of' planning, she totally went above and beyond! Her expertise with event planning really shined though in any situation. Not only did she handle any bumps quickly and professionally, she also was organized and had fantastic ideas! Another amazing thing about Cody is her response time. I swear, sometimes I didn't have time to blink after I sent an email and she already had responded!

Before I met Cody, I was very nervous about who was going to help execute all the little details I designed for the wedding. On the wedding day, every single detail was executed JUST the way I imagined, if not better! Cody’s eye for design is impeccable and she even added her own touches to enhance the things I made. Our guests are still commenting on what a beautiful day it was. One guest said our wedding was ‘flawless' and it truly wouldn't have been that way without Cody. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and Cody makes you feel like your big day is just as important to her and it is to you.

Hiring Cody was the BEST decision we made when planning this wedding. She’s an amazing and loving person; one I hope to have in my life even after the wedding excitement is over. Our families, bridal party, and any guest who crossed paths with her, just adored Cody. She's a true blessing to anyone she comes in contact with. Cody, Bob and I love you dearly and you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will be thanking you forever for everything you did to make our wedding the best day ever.
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events. From our first email, I knew that I wanted to hire her. Cody was warm Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events. From our first email, I knew that I wanted to hire her. Cody was warm and kind from the beginning and has a way about her that puts you at ease. We live 3 hours from Charlottesville, so I knew I needed guidance with vendor selections, logistics, etc. All of Cody’s suggestions were fantastic!

Although we hired Cody for 'day of' planning, she totally went above and beyond! Her expertise with event planning really shined though in any situation. Not only did she handle any bumps quickly and professionally, she also was organized and had fantastic ideas! Another amazing thing about Cody is her response time. I swear, sometimes I didn't have time to blink after I sent an email and she already had responded!

Before I met Cody, I was very nervous about who was going to help execute all the little details I designed for the wedding. On the wedding day, every single detail was executed JUST the way I imagined, if not better! Cody’s eye for design is impeccable and she even added her own touches to enhance the things I made. Our guests are still commenting on what a beautiful day it was. One guest said our wedding was ‘flawless' and it truly wouldn't have been that way without Cody. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and Cody makes you feel like your big day is just as important to her and it is to you.

Hiring Cody was the BEST decision we made when planning this wedding. She’s an amazing and loving person; one I hope to have in my life even after the wedding excitement is over. Our families, bridal party, and any guest who crossed paths with her, just adored Cody. She's a true blessing to anyone she comes in contact with. Cody, Bob and I love you dearly and you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will be thanking you forever for everything you did to make our wedding the best day ever. Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
As a bride and full-time medical student planning a wedding in Charlottesville from out of town, I quickly became overwhelmed with the prospect of selecting and securing vendors, organizing and making our wedding happen. My mom suggested that we find a wedding planner, and we are so lucky that we found Cody! After one phone conversation with her, my mom and I knew that she would be the perfect person to help to organize all the details leading up to the wedding - and our instincts were correct! We both really connected with Cody over the phone, and felt so comfortable with her, even before we actually met her in person! Cody is warm and confident, experienced and reassuring, and available to her brides at all points during the planning process. Cody's suggestions for vendors proved to be such a valuable time-saver - we felt that we could trust Cody immediately, and we moved forward with each vendor that she recommended, rather than having to shop around - and we were so absolutely thrilled with each and every connection that she gave us. Although Cody was already booked on the day of our wedding, she was able to recommend a day-of coordinator, Cate, who was equally awesome! The transition from planning with Cody to the rehearsal and actual day of the wedding with Cate was smooth and seamless - Cody and Cate worked so well together, and both made sure that all of our vendors were ready to go. My husband, family and I enjoyed our day SO MUCH, and were able to relax and celebrate, knowing that we were in such good hands, and that all the little details had been taken care of. Cody and her team (and most especially Cate) are truly amazing at what they do, so kind and wonderful, and we can't recommend them enough! :)
As a bride and full-time medical student planning a wedding in Charlottesville from out of town, I quickly became Read more...
As a bride and full-time medical student planning a wedding in Charlottesville from out of town, I quickly became overwhelmed with the prospect of selecting and securing vendors, organizing and making our wedding happen. My mom suggested that we find a wedding planner, and we are so lucky that we found Cody! After one phone conversation with her, my mom and I knew that she would be the perfect person to help to organize all the details leading up to the wedding - and our instincts were correct! We both really connected with Cody over the phone, and felt so comfortable with her, even before we actually met her in person! Cody is warm and confident, experienced and reassuring, and available to her brides at all points during the planning process. Cody's suggestions for vendors proved to be such a valuable time-saver - we felt that we could trust Cody immediately, and we moved forward with each vendor that she recommended, rather than having to shop around - and we were so absolutely thrilled with each and every connection that she gave us. Although Cody was already booked on the day of our wedding, she was able to recommend a day-of coordinator, Cate, who was equally awesome! The transition from planning with Cody to the rehearsal and actual day of the wedding with Cate was smooth and seamless - Cody and Cate worked so well together, and both made sure that all of our vendors were ready to go. My husband, family and I enjoyed our day SO MUCH, and were able to relax and celebrate, knowing that we were in such good hands, and that all the little details had been taken care of. Cody and her team (and most especially Cate) are truly amazing at what they do, so kind and wonderful, and we can't recommend them enough! :) Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody was a godsend to us! My husband and I have very hectic schedules and our wedding would not have been so amazing without Cody and Amore Events! We worked with Cody and she was always responsive with emails, phone, facebook...anything! She was very professional. She worked with us over a year and a half on our wedding with multiple phone meetings, meetings at her home and meetings over lunch in Charlottesville. She made it work with our schedules since we were from out of town. She accommodated us so well. In addition, she did all of the design for the wedding, which was gorgeous! When our flowers were going to be crazy expensive, she offerred to do them herself! She went above and beyond for us! The day of the wedding, she was calm and collected and things ran seamlessly...plus I did not have to stress about anything. I would recommend her to any bride looking for a beautiful carefree wedding in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Plus, she is just an awesome person and so kind! :)
Cody was a godsend to us! My husband and I have very hectic schedules and our wedding would not have been so amazing Read more...
Cody was a godsend to us! My husband and I have very hectic schedules and our wedding would not have been so amazing without Cody and Amore Events! We worked with Cody and she was always responsive with emails, phone, facebook...anything! She was very professional. She worked with us over a year and a half on our wedding with multiple phone meetings, meetings at her home and meetings over lunch in Charlottesville. She made it work with our schedules since we were from out of town. She accommodated us so well. In addition, she did all of the design for the wedding, which was gorgeous! When our flowers were going to be crazy expensive, she offerred to do them herself! She went above and beyond for us! The day of the wedding, she was calm and collected and things ran seamlessly...plus I did not have to stress about anything. I would recommend her to any bride looking for a beautiful carefree wedding in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Plus, she is just an awesome person and so kind! :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
For mothers of the bride who are reading: this is your ticket to a wedding that is professionally and creatively planned, by a truly fine and generous person who will love your daughter and who loves her work. I helped my busy grad student daughter plan this wedding from Ohio, and Cody was a godsend, advising about vendors, helping us organize a complicated outdoor event with attention to detail and superb problem-solving, and offering warm enthusiasm and guidance all along the way. Cody opened her incredible stock of decor to us and helped give the wedding a truly beautiful and unique look that was a perfect match to my daughter's personality and taste.

I have to say that Cody's expertise really shown on the day of the wedding, when rain was in the offing and the outdoor ceremony for 120 had to be moved inside the tent. Cody created a pretty chapel-like setting for the service, and, in an hour when guests were having cocktails in the vineyard tasting house, transformed the tent into a beautiful dining room with candles,flowers, and many lovely details you'd imagined wold have taken hours to put in place. And all with a smile.

I have collaborated with many event planners in my work, and Cody tops the list for client-centered caring, expertise in organization, real skill and style in decorating, and, most of all, going above and beyond, every step of the way, to deliver the experience we hoped for while having our back with vendors and every potential complication. Hire her -- she is the best.
For mothers of the bride who are reading: this is your ticket to a wedding that is professionally and creatively planned, Read more...
For mothers of the bride who are reading: this is your ticket to a wedding that is professionally and creatively planned, by a truly fine and generous person who will love your daughter and who loves her work. I helped my busy grad student daughter plan this wedding from Ohio, and Cody was a godsend, advising about vendors, helping us organize a complicated outdoor event with attention to detail and superb problem-solving, and offering warm enthusiasm and guidance all along the way. Cody opened her incredible stock of decor to us and helped give the wedding a truly beautiful and unique look that was a perfect match to my daughter's personality and taste.

I have to say that Cody's expertise really shown on the day of the wedding, when rain was in the offing and the outdoor ceremony for 120 had to be moved inside the tent. Cody created a pretty chapel-like setting for the service, and, in an hour when guests were having cocktails in the vineyard tasting house, transformed the tent into a beautiful dining room with candles,flowers, and many lovely details you'd imagined wold have taken hours to put in place. And all with a smile.

I have collaborated with many event planners in my work, and Cody tops the list for client-centered caring, expertise in organization, real skill and style in decorating, and, most of all, going above and beyond, every step of the way, to deliver the experience we hoped for while having our back with vendors and every potential complication. Hire her -- she is the best. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
5/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad my daughter decided to hire Cody. Cody did a beautiful job. She also took a lot of the stress of planning a wedding off of my daughter and me.
I was so impressed with the amount of time she put into planning and executing my daughter's special day.
Cody had other weddings to plan, but she was totally focused on our bride to be.
I also would trust all vendors that she recommends. A good example, our hair dresser cancelled on us 2 days before the wedding and Cody had someone scheduled the next day. The lady did a beautiful job.
Bottom line, Cody was well worth the expense and she was the consummate professional.
I'm so glad my daughter decided to hire Cody. Cody did a beautiful job. She also took a lot of the stress of planning a Read more...
I'm so glad my daughter decided to hire Cody. Cody did a beautiful job. She also took a lot of the stress of planning a wedding off of my daughter and me.
I was so impressed with the amount of time she put into planning and executing my daughter's special day.
Cody had other weddings to plan, but she was totally focused on our bride to be.
I also would trust all vendors that she recommends. A good example, our hair dresser cancelled on us 2 days before the wedding and Cody had someone scheduled the next day. The lady did a beautiful job.
Bottom line, Cody was well worth the expense and she was the consummate professional. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody was the best decision that my (now) husband and I made during our entire planning process. I remember it like it was yesterday; my husband and I had booked a venue that we realized may have been above our budget, we had just returned from our third trip to Charlottesville that week (with our 2 month old baby,) and were discussing the decisions we had made thus far. We had just met with the always wonderful Steve from MS Events. I think he sensed that I was overwhelmed. He gave me Cody's card. I assured him that I had it all handled, that we knew what we were doing, that we could definitely plan a wedding on our own (from 2 hours away.) That night I did not sleep, I emailed Cody at 3 AM. It was the most disorganized and frantic email she's probably ever received. I pressed send and three minutes later, Cody emailed me back. She was so warm and understanding. She told me I could call her (AT 3 AM!) Before I even hired her, she had done all of my hotel blocks for me-just from the kindness in her heart. It took my husband and I less than 6 hours to decide to hire her. From then on out she navigated through any and all obstacles with ease, introducing us to the most incredible vendors, that were consistently conscious of our budget and our vision for our wedding. Cody "saved the day" on more than one occasion. Our wedding day was flawless.
Cody is a beautiful person with an incredible heart. She is a joy to work with, speak to, laugh with. She is in love with weddings and she adores her brides. She goes above and beyond what is expected or imagined. She has been a true blessing to my husband and I. Throughout this journey we have come to adore her and our lives would not be the same without her.
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Cody was the best decision that my (now) husband and I made during our entire planning process. I remember it like it was yesterday; my husband and I had booked a venue that we realized may have been above our budget, we had just returned from our third trip to Charlottesville that week (with our 2 month old baby,) and were discussing the decisions we had made thus far. We had just met with the always wonderful Steve from MS Events. I think he sensed that I was overwhelmed. He gave me Cody's card. I assured him that I had it all handled, that we knew what we were doing, that we could definitely plan a wedding on our own (from 2 hours away.) That night I did not sleep, I emailed Cody at 3 AM. It was the most disorganized and frantic email she's probably ever received. I pressed send and three minutes later, Cody emailed me back. She was so warm and understanding. She told me I could call her (AT 3 AM!) Before I even hired her, she had done all of my hotel blocks for me-just from the kindness in her heart. It took my husband and I less than 6 hours to decide to hire her. From then on out she navigated through any and all obstacles with ease, introducing us to the most incredible vendors, that were consistently conscious of our budget and our vision for our wedding. Cody "saved the day" on more than one occasion. Our wedding day was flawless.
Cody is a beautiful person with an incredible heart. She is a joy to work with, speak to, laugh with. She is in love with weddings and she adores her brides. She goes above and beyond what is expected or imagined. She has been a true blessing to my husband and I. Throughout this journey we have come to adore her and our lives would not be the same without her. Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody was by far the best investment we made for our wedding. She was always available to us with great advice, vendor selections and creative ideas. She was always responsive when we contacted her, usually emailing or calling us within minutes (sometimes seconds) of asking a question. Cody was always putting her bride and groom above all else. On our wedding day, she surprised me by including vintage items that I had expressed interest in. Cody made us feel like we were her only priority.
If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner as a groom, or even as a bride, Cody will be your best decision. She will make your vision a reality.
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Cody was by far the best investment we made for our wedding. She was always available to us with great advice, vendor selections and creative ideas. She was always responsive when we contacted her, usually emailing or calling us within minutes (sometimes seconds) of asking a question. Cody was always putting her bride and groom above all else. On our wedding day, she surprised me by including vintage items that I had expressed interest in. Cody made us feel like we were her only priority.
If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner as a groom, or even as a bride, Cody will be your best decision. She will make your vision a reality. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh where to start with Cody! There are just so many amazing things about this woman. We used her as a wedding 'consultant', having her source vendors, negotiate contracts and creating the day-of timeline. We met many times over the course of a ~15 month engagement and she put together a wonderful team for us. I always felt very confident in Cody's suggestions and guidance. My wedding was in great, experienced hands!

I feel so fortunate to have grabbed this up and coming star. She truly cares about her brides and will bend over backwards for them. She was flexible, responsive, and very patient with me. I had no clue what direction I wanted to take my wedding and changed my mind several times. Each time I was met with enthusiasm and reassurance. She was such a pleasure to work with!

On top of that, having access to her extensive collection of decor makes Cody truly a priceless asset by your side as you wade through the wedding industry. I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride!
Oh where to start with Cody! There are just so many amazing things about this woman. We used her as a wedding Read more...
Oh where to start with Cody! There are just so many amazing things about this woman. We used her as a wedding 'consultant', having her source vendors, negotiate contracts and creating the day-of timeline. We met many times over the course of a ~15 month engagement and she put together a wonderful team for us. I always felt very confident in Cody's suggestions and guidance. My wedding was in great, experienced hands!

I feel so fortunate to have grabbed this up and coming star. She truly cares about her brides and will bend over backwards for them. She was flexible, responsive, and very patient with me. I had no clue what direction I wanted to take my wedding and changed my mind several times. Each time I was met with enthusiasm and reassurance. She was such a pleasure to work with!

On top of that, having access to her extensive collection of decor makes Cody truly a priceless asset by your side as you wade through the wedding industry. I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words of gratitude to use for how I feel about Cody. I was the type of bride that had no idea what I wanted or how to plan anything. In fact, it took me about 6 months after getting engaged to even figure out I should probably decide on some things. With my planning style, I knew a wedding planner was necessary. After speaking with Cody, I didn't even bother talking to anyone. She is an expert on all things weddings and guided me through everything I needed to plan a wedding. Having the ability to use her stock of wedding props is like none other because you knew your wedding would be beautiful if she just showed up with that! Although we hired her for partial planning services, Cody somehow helped me plan my whole wedding and I never felt like I planned anything! My wedding went off without a hitch and that would not have been possible without her and her team!
There are not enough words of gratitude to use for how I feel about Cody. I was the type of bride that had no idea what I Read more...
There are not enough words of gratitude to use for how I feel about Cody. I was the type of bride that had no idea what I wanted or how to plan anything. In fact, it took me about 6 months after getting engaged to even figure out I should probably decide on some things. With my planning style, I knew a wedding planner was necessary. After speaking with Cody, I didn't even bother talking to anyone. She is an expert on all things weddings and guided me through everything I needed to plan a wedding. Having the ability to use her stock of wedding props is like none other because you knew your wedding would be beautiful if she just showed up with that! Although we hired her for partial planning services, Cody somehow helped me plan my whole wedding and I never felt like I planned anything! My wedding went off without a hitch and that would not have been possible without her and her team! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Over the course of my 1.5+ year engagement, working with Cody was one of the best decisions that I made the entire time! From the first day that we had lunch together until the big day itself, Cody was the most important piece of my wedding puzzle (2nd only to the groom:). After about 30 seconds of meeting her, I knew that I wanted to hire her! She was kind, bubbly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic and we shared many laughs while bouncing around wedding ideas that first afternoon:) She was an endless wealth of useful information, ideas, and support throughout my wedding planning process. In addition, her responsiveness is out of this world! Whenever I called or emailed her, she would get back to me within a mater of hours (sometimes even a matter of minutes)! Not only does Cody cover all of her professional bases, but she went above and beyond and supported me emotionally throughout the often stressful process of planning a wedding. I can remember one specific time about 3 weeks before the wedding when I called her up in an overwhelmed state of tearful panic. She listened to me as friend would, talked me down, and helped me figure out solutions to the everything that was worrying me out. The mere fact that I felt comfortable enough to call her in such a state speaks to the tremendous trust that she builds with her brides. She truly makes you feel like you're her only one! All and all my wedding went off with out a hitch! It was beautiful, magical, wonderful, romantic, fun, dream-like, etc.! You could pick just about any positive adjective that you like and it would apply to my wedding:) And the best part about it was that I was able to relax and truly be a guest at my own wedding, knowing that all of the details were in the hands of a seasoned expert:) If you're currently searching for a wedding planner, look no further! Cody is your women! The relatively small investment of hiring her will pay off 100 fold in the long run:) Cody Grannis, you're a dream come true!
Over the course of my 1.5+ year engagement, working with Cody was one of the best decisions that I made the entire time! Read more...
Over the course of my 1.5+ year engagement, working with Cody was one of the best decisions that I made the entire time! From the first day that we had lunch together until the big day itself, Cody was the most important piece of my wedding puzzle (2nd only to the groom:). After about 30 seconds of meeting her, I knew that I wanted to hire her! She was kind, bubbly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic and we shared many laughs while bouncing around wedding ideas that first afternoon:) She was an endless wealth of useful information, ideas, and support throughout my wedding planning process. In addition, her responsiveness is out of this world! Whenever I called or emailed her, she would get back to me within a mater of hours (sometimes even a matter of minutes)! Not only does Cody cover all of her professional bases, but she went above and beyond and supported me emotionally throughout the often stressful process of planning a wedding. I can remember one specific time about 3 weeks before the wedding when I called her up in an overwhelmed state of tearful panic. She listened to me as friend would, talked me down, and helped me figure out solutions to the everything that was worrying me out. The mere fact that I felt comfortable enough to call her in such a state speaks to the tremendous trust that she builds with her brides. She truly makes you feel like you're her only one! All and all my wedding went off with out a hitch! It was beautiful, magical, wonderful, romantic, fun, dream-like, etc.! You could pick just about any positive adjective that you like and it would apply to my wedding:) And the best part about it was that I was able to relax and truly be a guest at my own wedding, knowing that all of the details were in the hands of a seasoned expert:) If you're currently searching for a wedding planner, look no further! Cody is your women! The relatively small investment of hiring her will pay off 100 fold in the long run:) Cody Grannis, you're a dream come true! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Cody that hasn't already been said!? Every review is completely true, my experience with her was amazing.

My mother and I approached Cody about the wedding and, from the initial visit with her, she blew us away, we knew we had to work with her! During the planning process, we had some challenges that we sent her way with a new venue, budget constraints, other logistical obstacles. She barely blinked while overcoming and solving each one. She was organized and was so focused on understanding and interpreting my vision so she was able to translate it for the wedding. Her vision and ideas are beyond anything that I could have imagined myself and it showed on the day-of, not just to me, but to each one of my guests! They are still talking about how beautiful it was.

The last few months of planning before the wedding became one of the hardest times to keep myself together. I was finishing nursing school and working a full time job. Unexpectedly, I had a close family member in the hospital then moved to hospice. Around the same time, it became very clear that one of the vendors that I booked (before working with Cody) was not going to work out. I was overwhelmed and a mess when I called Cody and immediately she took over solving the problem. She referred another DJ who she worked with before and had experience with. He, like Cody, was a top-notch professional with so much experience. She was so supportive and understanding of the other issues going on in my life and told me not to worry and from then on, I didn't.

I could go on for days about Cody and her amazing work. She is so professional and has such an amazing vision. She is thoughtful and aware of your budget while also offering her suggestions for design and decor. Above all of that, she is caring and supportive for each of her clients and truly gives so much to make their day as perfect as possible. I highly, highly recommend Cody!
What can I say about Cody that hasn't already been said!? Every review is completely true, my experience with her was Read more...
What can I say about Cody that hasn't already been said!? Every review is completely true, my experience with her was amazing.

My mother and I approached Cody about the wedding and, from the initial visit with her, she blew us away, we knew we had to work with her! During the planning process, we had some challenges that we sent her way with a new venue, budget constraints, other logistical obstacles. She barely blinked while overcoming and solving each one. She was organized and was so focused on understanding and interpreting my vision so she was able to translate it for the wedding. Her vision and ideas are beyond anything that I could have imagined myself and it showed on the day-of, not just to me, but to each one of my guests! They are still talking about how beautiful it was.

The last few months of planning before the wedding became one of the hardest times to keep myself together. I was finishing nursing school and working a full time job. Unexpectedly, I had a close family member in the hospital then moved to hospice. Around the same time, it became very clear that one of the vendors that I booked (before working with Cody) was not going to work out. I was overwhelmed and a mess when I called Cody and immediately she took over solving the problem. She referred another DJ who she worked with before and had experience with. He, like Cody, was a top-notch professional with so much experience. She was so supportive and understanding of the other issues going on in my life and told me not to worry and from then on, I didn't.

I could go on for days about Cody and her amazing work. She is so professional and has such an amazing vision. She is thoughtful and aware of your budget while also offering her suggestions for design and decor. Above all of that, she is caring and supportive for each of her clients and truly gives so much to make their day as perfect as possible. I highly, highly recommend Cody! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
After thinking I could plan my own wedding I tried reaching out to several potential vendors (catering, officiant, etc) & became frustrated with half hearted responses so my mom decided to hire a wedding planner for me. After giving Cody a few ideas of what things I liked & my idea for a theme, she had pulled together some pieces from her collection of beautiful & functional decorations to our meeting & I was so excited by how much she understood the aesthetic I was going for. She also had a ton of great suggestions on how I could save money. After mentioning that Cody was my planner, vendors were now eager to set up meetings. Cody was very quick & thorough with her responses to my questions. My husband, mom & dad noted how professional she was & how impressed they were. I decided my maids & I would create our own bouquets- which we did the night before- on the wedding morning we woke up & realized the hotel fridges were too cold & the hydrangeas had died- Cody to the rescue- she told me not to worry about it & that she would fix it- no problem. When the girls & I got to the venue Cody had created BEAUTIFUL bouquets for us- on top of everything else she had to do—I was amazed! On the day of when I saw the ceremony & reception areas I was amazed by all the little details Cody included, the gorgeous décor from her collection was utilized perfectly & transformed my venue from a giant empty room into what I had been imagining. Cody had created beautiful centerpieces & flower arrangements for my guests tables & the head table was absolutely AMAZING!! Throughout the entire process of designing & planning, Cody would stop at nothing to make sure my day was perfect- which it was ☺. My dad made the comment that Cody never brought attention to herself but was always available when & where she was needed. My wedding went off without a hitch & it’s all thanks to Cody. Not only is Cody a top notch wedding planner, she’s so sweet, fun & easy to get along with! I love you Cody!
After thinking I could plan my own wedding I tried reaching out to several potential vendors (catering, officiant, etc) & Read more...
After thinking I could plan my own wedding I tried reaching out to several potential vendors (catering, officiant, etc) & became frustrated with half hearted responses so my mom decided to hire a wedding planner for me. After giving Cody a few ideas of what things I liked & my idea for a theme, she had pulled together some pieces from her collection of beautiful & functional decorations to our meeting & I was so excited by how much she understood the aesthetic I was going for. She also had a ton of great suggestions on how I could save money. After mentioning that Cody was my planner, vendors were now eager to set up meetings. Cody was very quick & thorough with her responses to my questions. My husband, mom & dad noted how professional she was & how impressed they were. I decided my maids & I would create our own bouquets- which we did the night before- on the wedding morning we woke up & realized the hotel fridges were too cold & the hydrangeas had died- Cody to the rescue- she told me not to worry about it & that she would fix it- no problem. When the girls & I got to the venue Cody had created BEAUTIFUL bouquets for us- on top of everything else she had to do—I was amazed! On the day of when I saw the ceremony & reception areas I was amazed by all the little details Cody included, the gorgeous décor from her collection was utilized perfectly & transformed my venue from a giant empty room into what I had been imagining. Cody had created beautiful centerpieces & flower arrangements for my guests tables & the head table was absolutely AMAZING!! Throughout the entire process of designing & planning, Cody would stop at nothing to make sure my day was perfect- which it was ☺. My dad made the comment that Cody never brought attention to herself but was always available when & where she was needed. My wedding went off without a hitch & it’s all thanks to Cody. Not only is Cody a top notch wedding planner, she’s so sweet, fun & easy to get along with! I love you Cody! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody was a joy to work with! She is super supportive especially during crunch time. She helped coordinate everything between vendors to make things run as smoothly as possible. Her decor collection was fabulous and she has such a great eye. I highly recommend her as your coordinator!
Cody was a joy to work with! She is super supportive especially during crunch time. She helped coordinate everything Read more...
Cody was a joy to work with! She is super supportive especially during crunch time. She helped coordinate everything between vendors to make things run as smoothly as possible. Her decor collection was fabulous and she has such a great eye. I highly recommend her as your coordinator! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody helped us plan our April wedding at Pippin Hill, and honestly, it was the wedding of our dreams. Actually, it was better than what I dreamed! I reached out to Cody when we were thinking about getting married at Pippin Hill. My husband and I both work in DC, and we work too much, so planning a wedding from a bit of a distance felt overwhelming pretty quickly. We look at our wedding in two phases--pre- and post-hiring Cody. The second phase was much more fun!

Cody helped us assemble a wonderful team of vendors, and made spot-on recommendations for folks that reflected our style and what was important to us. This limited the amount of time I needed to spend interviewing vendors. She also handled all the vendor coordination, so instead of me frantically tracking everyone down, Cody ensured everyone was on the same page.

We also loved her decor. It is incredibly fun to go shopping in her collection. With the combination of her objects, and a few special touches that we thought of with Cody, the wedding felt very personalized and just what we wanted.

She took care of all the details and personal touches and was so responsive to what we needed. The week was threatening rain, and Cody was incredibly reassuring, and helped us create a back-up plan just in case of rain. We occasionally found Pippin Hill a little frustrating, but Cody took care of communication with them and alleviated that potential stressor.

Most importantly, we (and our families) were able to enjoy every moment of the entire day because Cody took care of things. I was prepared to deal with wedding day stressors, but there wasn't anything to deal with!
Cody helped us plan our April wedding at Pippin Hill, and honestly, it was the wedding of our dreams. Actually, it was Read more...
Cody helped us plan our April wedding at Pippin Hill, and honestly, it was the wedding of our dreams. Actually, it was better than what I dreamed! I reached out to Cody when we were thinking about getting married at Pippin Hill. My husband and I both work in DC, and we work too much, so planning a wedding from a bit of a distance felt overwhelming pretty quickly. We look at our wedding in two phases--pre- and post-hiring Cody. The second phase was much more fun!

Cody helped us assemble a wonderful team of vendors, and made spot-on recommendations for folks that reflected our style and what was important to us. This limited the amount of time I needed to spend interviewing vendors. She also handled all the vendor coordination, so instead of me frantically tracking everyone down, Cody ensured everyone was on the same page.

We also loved her decor. It is incredibly fun to go shopping in her collection. With the combination of her objects, and a few special touches that we thought of with Cody, the wedding felt very personalized and just what we wanted.

She took care of all the details and personal touches and was so responsive to what we needed. The week was threatening rain, and Cody was incredibly reassuring, and helped us create a back-up plan just in case of rain. We occasionally found Pippin Hill a little frustrating, but Cody took care of communication with them and alleviated that potential stressor.

Most importantly, we (and our families) were able to enjoy every moment of the entire day because Cody took care of things. I was prepared to deal with wedding day stressors, but there wasn't anything to deal with! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody, LLC. Cody is AMAZING! She made the whole planning process seem so simple. Cody connected us with the best vendors while keeping our budget in mind. Cody was very responsive with all questions & concerns I had (as well as my Mom's). Anytime I felt stressed, a simple phone call with Cody made any worries disappear. We also used her wedding decor, which made the wedding both beautiful and unique. Our wedding had so much attention to detail which made it memorable for us and everyone that attended. Cody loves what she does and it shows! She made our wedding dreams come true. Cody is upbeat, energetic, creative and fun! Our wedding would not have been possible without her. Thank You, Cody!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody, LLC. Cody is AMAZING! She made the whole planning process seem Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody, LLC. Cody is AMAZING! She made the whole planning process seem so simple. Cody connected us with the best vendors while keeping our budget in mind. Cody was very responsive with all questions & concerns I had (as well as my Mom's). Anytime I felt stressed, a simple phone call with Cody made any worries disappear. We also used her wedding decor, which made the wedding both beautiful and unique. Our wedding had so much attention to detail which made it memorable for us and everyone that attended. Cody loves what she does and it shows! She made our wedding dreams come true. Cody is upbeat, energetic, creative and fun! Our wedding would not have been possible without her. Thank You, Cody!!! Read less
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Celia
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm a full time CPA who's work hours don't afford me the luxury of trying to plan a wedding. It was back in September, when I was having a full blown meltdown over trying to plan my March wedding that my mother made the decision to hire Cody from Amore Events in Charlottesville (I live in NoVA). With one phone call, all of my stress and worries faded away. Cody was so warm and friendly and knew absolutely everything I needed to do and who could do it best. It felt like hiring a great friend to help you plan your wedding, it didn't feel like hiring a vendor at all. From the moment we hired Cody, she stayed close to me and went above and beyond to do everything and anything she could to keep me from freaking out about the details. I even called her to rant about wedding details, just like I would call any of my friends. Cody was always patient and helped me through all of it.

By February, Cody had lined up all the vendors and taken over every aspect, which was like a breath of fresh air to me. She asked me about rentals and I asked her to just pick some stuff out for me, because my brain was tired (also I'm not creative at all--CPA). When you unleash Cody to plan your details, you will have the most beautiful, romantic, elegant wedding anyone could ask for.

On the day of my wedding, Cody worked tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring that everything went perfectly, which it did. When I saw the reception room that she singlehandedly created, I was speechless. She took my vision and executed it beautifully. She thought of things that had never occurred to me and her relationships with the vendors saved me tons of money. Everyone loves working with Cody and the bulk of Charlottesville vendors give you a discount just for working with her!

I could write a novel about Cody, but I will just leave it at this: there is no other wedding planner who cares as much as Cody does about your wedding. Thank you for all you do!!
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I'm a full time CPA who's work hours don't afford me the luxury of trying to plan a wedding. It was back in September, when I was having a full blown meltdown over trying to plan my March wedding that my mother made the decision to hire Cody from Amore Events in Charlottesville (I live in NoVA). With one phone call, all of my stress and worries faded away. Cody was so warm and friendly and knew absolutely everything I needed to do and who could do it best. It felt like hiring a great friend to help you plan your wedding, it didn't feel like hiring a vendor at all. From the moment we hired Cody, she stayed close to me and went above and beyond to do everything and anything she could to keep me from freaking out about the details. I even called her to rant about wedding details, just like I would call any of my friends. Cody was always patient and helped me through all of it.

By February, Cody had lined up all the vendors and taken over every aspect, which was like a breath of fresh air to me. She asked me about rentals and I asked her to just pick some stuff out for me, because my brain was tired (also I'm not creative at all--CPA). When you unleash Cody to plan your details, you will have the most beautiful, romantic, elegant wedding anyone could ask for.

On the day of my wedding, Cody worked tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring that everything went perfectly, which it did. When I saw the reception room that she singlehandedly created, I was speechless. She took my vision and executed it beautifully. She thought of things that had never occurred to me and her relationships with the vendors saved me tons of money. Everyone loves working with Cody and the bulk of Charlottesville vendors give you a discount just for working with her!

I could write a novel about Cody, but I will just leave it at this: there is no other wedding planner who cares as much as Cody does about your wedding. Thank you for all you do!! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Cody did an amazing job pulling off our wedding in a little over a month! My stress was minimal throughout the process, thanks to her. She picked out several amazing vendors for us, and was very responsive to our feedback. On our wedding day, my husband and I were truly able to enjoy every moment without worrying about a single thing because Cody and her staff were so on top of everything! We reveived TONS of compliments on how wonderful the wedding was and how much of an amazing job Cody had done. To top it off, Cody is a very sweet person - a joy to work with!
Cody did an amazing job pulling off our wedding in a little over a month! My stress was minimal throughout the process, Read more...
Cody did an amazing job pulling off our wedding in a little over a month! My stress was minimal throughout the process, thanks to her. She picked out several amazing vendors for us, and was very responsive to our feedback. On our wedding day, my husband and I were truly able to enjoy every moment without worrying about a single thing because Cody and her staff were so on top of everything! We reveived TONS of compliments on how wonderful the wedding was and how much of an amazing job Cody had done. To top it off, Cody is a very sweet person - a joy to work with! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody is the best wedding planner we could have imagined! We were on a very tight budget so paying for a "day of" planner was a big decision. We decided it's one day that we deserved to let someone else handle the details -- WORTH EVERY PENNY! Cody went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! My groom and I couldn't have been more pleased. I didn't worry about a thing and felt completely taken care of. I thought about nothing but how much fun I was having celebrating my new marriage! I highly recommend Amore Events by Cody! Simply wonderful!
Cody is the best wedding planner we could have imagined! We were on a very tight budget so paying for a "day of" planner Read more...
Cody is the best wedding planner we could have imagined! We were on a very tight budget so paying for a "day of" planner was a big decision. We decided it's one day that we deserved to let someone else handle the details -- WORTH EVERY PENNY! Cody went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! My groom and I couldn't have been more pleased. I didn't worry about a thing and felt completely taken care of. I thought about nothing but how much fun I was having celebrating my new marriage! I highly recommend Amore Events by Cody! Simply wonderful! Read less
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R
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
So many decisions, big and small, went into planning and executing our daughter’s wedding day. Without question, the best decision we made was to hire Cody Grannis of Amore Events. Seemingly, we recruited Cody as a “Day-Of” Coordinator—someone to oversee wedding day details. But she proved to be so much more.
From the beginning (10 months before the wedding) Cody made herself invaluable. She welcomed our questions, calls and emails and answered everything promptly and professionally. She made it her job to know everything that was going on with our planning. I felt that we always had someone on call to rely upon. I don’t know how she does it, but she made us feel as if we were her only clients. Without exaggerating, I’d say she responded to 95% of our calls or emails within 15 minutes.
Cody is extremely savvy about all things wedding-related. She knew protocols, practices, etiquette, and had contacts for anything we needed. Included in her services was the development and continued refinement of a wedding-day timeline. This vital tool was central to the big day: everyone knew exactly when they had to be where and for what. On the day of the wedding, Cody worked tirelessly. From early morning she coordinated deliveries, departures, arrivals among a dozen or more wedding vendors. I sense that if anything had gone wrong she would have had a Plan B at the ready. I have no doubt that Cody could have solved any issue that arose.
Cody is extremely hard-working and dedicated. She takes initiative—you can rarely ask her to take care of something that she hasn’t already seen to. At every step, Cody anticipated our needs and acted accordingly. She is super-organized and extremely punctual—two qualities critical in a wedding professional. I sense that Cody genuinely likes and cares very much for her brides and grooms and their families, and the feeling is mutual. We are so lucky to have found her.
So many decisions, big and small, went into planning and executing our daughter’s wedding day. Without question, the best Read more...
So many decisions, big and small, went into planning and executing our daughter’s wedding day. Without question, the best decision we made was to hire Cody Grannis of Amore Events. Seemingly, we recruited Cody as a “Day-Of” Coordinator—someone to oversee wedding day details. But she proved to be so much more.
From the beginning (10 months before the wedding) Cody made herself invaluable. She welcomed our questions, calls and emails and answered everything promptly and professionally. She made it her job to know everything that was going on with our planning. I felt that we always had someone on call to rely upon. I don’t know how she does it, but she made us feel as if we were her only clients. Without exaggerating, I’d say she responded to 95% of our calls or emails within 15 minutes.
Cody is extremely savvy about all things wedding-related. She knew protocols, practices, etiquette, and had contacts for anything we needed. Included in her services was the development and continued refinement of a wedding-day timeline. This vital tool was central to the big day: everyone knew exactly when they had to be where and for what. On the day of the wedding, Cody worked tirelessly. From early morning she coordinated deliveries, departures, arrivals among a dozen or more wedding vendors. I sense that if anything had gone wrong she would have had a Plan B at the ready. I have no doubt that Cody could have solved any issue that arose.
Cody is extremely hard-working and dedicated. She takes initiative—you can rarely ask her to take care of something that she hasn’t already seen to. At every step, Cody anticipated our needs and acted accordingly. She is super-organized and extremely punctual—two qualities critical in a wedding professional. I sense that Cody genuinely likes and cares very much for her brides and grooms and their families, and the feeling is mutual. We are so lucky to have found her. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was simply amazing. She has a very kind heart and truly cares about her brides. She makes you feel like you are the only bride that she is working with. Cody helped us save money, dealt with every little detail so we didn't have to worry about it, and allowed us to have the wedding we planned in our heads.
Cody was simply amazing. She has a very kind heart and truly cares about her brides. She makes you feel like you are the Read more...
Cody was simply amazing. She has a very kind heart and truly cares about her brides. She makes you feel like you are the only bride that she is working with. Cody helped us save money, dealt with every little detail so we didn't have to worry about it, and allowed us to have the wedding we planned in our heads. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Hire Cody for an amazing wedding!

My wedding was truly the greatest experience I’ve ever had, and Cody Grannis is at the top of the list of the people that helped make it so wonderful! My now husband and I decided to plan a wedding in Virginia while living in New York City. Cody was the very first person we spoke with, and from our first phone conversation, she provided me with tons of helpful information and advice. We worked with her specifically for day of coordination, but her services as an advisor and invaluable resource began way before. The recommendations she provided for other vendors helped me put together the ideal team for my budget, miles away from Charlottesville with only a few pre-wedding planning trips. She is extremely responsive by phone and email and we were able to meet up every time we were in town.

Cody also has an amazing sense of style and design, and her collection of beautiful vintage accessories really added a lot to the atmosphere of the reception for no additional cost. I complete trusted her, and was delighted to see the decorative touches (escort card table, additional decorations) she added at the reception.

Her kind professional attitude will put everyone from your mom to your officiant at ease – you will have a new friend! She will help you solve problems during the months before (know that selecting and finalizing proposals with your vendors is still your responsibility with day-of coordination), put together a table plan of your reception venue, and will create a timeline with you and coordinate these expectations with your vendors. The best part is, you’ll be able to enjoy the experience the day of and days immediately before the wedding. Everything was handled perfectly by Cody and her team, and I had the time of my life. I enthusiastically recommend Amore Events by Cody!
Hire Cody for an amazing wedding!

My wedding was truly the greatest experience I’ve ever had, and Cody Grannis is Read more...
Hire Cody for an amazing wedding!

My wedding was truly the greatest experience I’ve ever had, and Cody Grannis is at the top of the list of the people that helped make it so wonderful! My now husband and I decided to plan a wedding in Virginia while living in New York City. Cody was the very first person we spoke with, and from our first phone conversation, she provided me with tons of helpful information and advice. We worked with her specifically for day of coordination, but her services as an advisor and invaluable resource began way before. The recommendations she provided for other vendors helped me put together the ideal team for my budget, miles away from Charlottesville with only a few pre-wedding planning trips. She is extremely responsive by phone and email and we were able to meet up every time we were in town.

Cody also has an amazing sense of style and design, and her collection of beautiful vintage accessories really added a lot to the atmosphere of the reception for no additional cost. I complete trusted her, and was delighted to see the decorative touches (escort card table, additional decorations) she added at the reception.

Her kind professional attitude will put everyone from your mom to your officiant at ease – you will have a new friend! She will help you solve problems during the months before (know that selecting and finalizing proposals with your vendors is still your responsibility with day-of coordination), put together a table plan of your reception venue, and will create a timeline with you and coordinate these expectations with your vendors. The best part is, you’ll be able to enjoy the experience the day of and days immediately before the wedding. Everything was handled perfectly by Cody and her team, and I had the time of my life. I enthusiastically recommend Amore Events by Cody! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody is awesome. She's absolutely professional, but with a fun and laid-back vibe. Most importantly, she truly cares for her brides (and their entire families--my mother absolutely loved her, too!). We went with "day of" services because most of our arrangements were in place by the time we decided to hire a planner, but Cody still gave us some great recommendations for remaining vendors and coordinated the schedule with those we'd hired. She definitely went above and beyond--meeting with us in person multiple times, talking on the phone, answering emails months before the big day, etc. Her rustic decor items were a big hit--and she added some lovely touches without any direction to do so (i.e. writing "To have and to hold, in case you get cold" on a chalkboard next to the blankets that we'd brought--so adorable). I know that Cody's experience and relationships in the Charlottesville area are invaluable. She was one of the best "investments" that we made for our wedding. I couldn't tell you, though, all of the amazing things that Cody did behind the scenes, the situations she managed, and the ways she helped to make the event run smoothly--because (thanks to her!) I was too busy enjoying my wedding day with my husband, family, and friends.
Cody is awesome. She's absolutely professional, but with a fun and laid-back vibe. Most importantly, she truly cares for Read more...
Cody is awesome. She's absolutely professional, but with a fun and laid-back vibe. Most importantly, she truly cares for her brides (and their entire families--my mother absolutely loved her, too!). We went with "day of" services because most of our arrangements were in place by the time we decided to hire a planner, but Cody still gave us some great recommendations for remaining vendors and coordinated the schedule with those we'd hired. She definitely went above and beyond--meeting with us in person multiple times, talking on the phone, answering emails months before the big day, etc. Her rustic decor items were a big hit--and she added some lovely touches without any direction to do so (i.e. writing "To have and to hold, in case you get cold" on a chalkboard next to the blankets that we'd brought--so adorable). I know that Cody's experience and relationships in the Charlottesville area are invaluable. She was one of the best "investments" that we made for our wedding. I couldn't tell you, though, all of the amazing things that Cody did behind the scenes, the situations she managed, and the ways she helped to make the event run smoothly--because (thanks to her!) I was too busy enjoying my wedding day with my husband, family, and friends. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Cody for about 8 months leading up to our wedding day and she was a delight to work with! We were planning our wedding remotely from Arlington, so having Cody local to the area was a life saver in terms of vendor suggestions and the invaluable experience she has with event planning in the Charlottesville area (which can present unique challenges). I cannot imagine having pulled off a wedding at Ash Lawn-Highland without having Cody there to work with our caterer and run point with the vendors. This wedding site had some very special challenges to work around (no kitchen, wide spread layout, few bathrooms, etc.) and without Cody there to guide us, we would have ended up with a less-than-optimal guest experience simply because we didn't know what the limitations were at this space. The little touches that she brings to a ceremony and reception are so thoughtful and really help to set your wedding apart from everyone else - especially if you have that rustic, country-chic kind of aesthetic that is perfect for Virginia weddings. For the "day of" planning package, Cody does so much more than just coordinating in the weeks immediately prior to the wedding. She helped us review contracts, pick vendors, generously let us use items from her gorgeous stock of decor, and most importantly, maintained her sweet and helpful disposition, even when we were stressed to the maximum. We love her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a planner in the area!
We worked with Cody for about 8 months leading up to our wedding day and she was a delight to work with! We were planning Read more...
We worked with Cody for about 8 months leading up to our wedding day and she was a delight to work with! We were planning our wedding remotely from Arlington, so having Cody local to the area was a life saver in terms of vendor suggestions and the invaluable experience she has with event planning in the Charlottesville area (which can present unique challenges). I cannot imagine having pulled off a wedding at Ash Lawn-Highland without having Cody there to work with our caterer and run point with the vendors. This wedding site had some very special challenges to work around (no kitchen, wide spread layout, few bathrooms, etc.) and without Cody there to guide us, we would have ended up with a less-than-optimal guest experience simply because we didn't know what the limitations were at this space. The little touches that she brings to a ceremony and reception are so thoughtful and really help to set your wedding apart from everyone else - especially if you have that rustic, country-chic kind of aesthetic that is perfect for Virginia weddings. For the "day of" planning package, Cody does so much more than just coordinating in the weeks immediately prior to the wedding. She helped us review contracts, pick vendors, generously let us use items from her gorgeous stock of decor, and most importantly, maintained her sweet and helpful disposition, even when we were stressed to the maximum. We love her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a planner in the area! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough about Cody and Amore Events. From the very first phone call, I knew that I had found the perfect woman to plan my wedding. She was warm of heart, an active listener, knowledgeable and confident without a bit of pretense. She's also unspeakably organized and incredibly responsive.
She was my planner, but she was also my confidant and my friend. She came to my dress fitting, met me for lunch, laughed and cried with me, became my florist when I didn't have one and poured wine for my guests when the waiters were busy. (And when I say she was my florist, I do mean that she ordered flowers, designed and constructed every single arrangement. And they were beautiful!) Cody was the wedding guardian angel that I never knew I needed and in retrospect, couldn't have survived without. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Book early, ladies!
I cannot speak highly enough about Cody and Amore Events. From the very first phone call, I knew that I had found the Read more...
I cannot speak highly enough about Cody and Amore Events. From the very first phone call, I knew that I had found the perfect woman to plan my wedding. She was warm of heart, an active listener, knowledgeable and confident without a bit of pretense. She's also unspeakably organized and incredibly responsive.
She was my planner, but she was also my confidant and my friend. She came to my dress fitting, met me for lunch, laughed and cried with me, became my florist when I didn't have one and poured wine for my guests when the waiters were busy. (And when I say she was my florist, I do mean that she ordered flowers, designed and constructed every single arrangement. And they were beautiful!) Cody was the wedding guardian angel that I never knew I needed and in retrospect, couldn't have survived without. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Book early, ladies! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Amore Events by Cody is amazing! Because I was on a budget, at first I did not plan on having a wedding planner. However, after realizing how overwhelming and stressful the planning can be my mom and I decided to call Amore Event Co, and that was the best decision ever!! Cody is absolutely amazing!! All the stress we had felt immediately went away. Cody was so so helpful during wedding planning. She is on top of everything and keeps track of all the big and small details so you don't have to worry about anything! She knows all of the local vendors and had great suggestions and recomendations which was so helpful with our budget and decision making. Thanks to Cody we had our fairy tale wedding! Our wedding really was everything that I had ever dreamed of and more. It was such an amazing feeling to know on my wedding day everything was going to be perfect and I wouldn't have to worry about anything! She is so creative and has gorgeous decorations. She decorated our ceremony site and reception hall and they looked absolutely beautiful! Everything went perfectly. She took care of all the details and made sure everything was taken care of with the other vendors so all we had to do on our wedding day was have fun! Cody is amazing! Choosing her to be our wedding planner was the best decision ever! We had the wedding of our dreams and we also gained an amazing friend!
Amore Events by Cody is amazing! Because I was on a budget, at first I did not plan on having a wedding planner. However, Read more...
Amore Events by Cody is amazing! Because I was on a budget, at first I did not plan on having a wedding planner. However, after realizing how overwhelming and stressful the planning can be my mom and I decided to call Amore Event Co, and that was the best decision ever!! Cody is absolutely amazing!! All the stress we had felt immediately went away. Cody was so so helpful during wedding planning. She is on top of everything and keeps track of all the big and small details so you don't have to worry about anything! She knows all of the local vendors and had great suggestions and recomendations which was so helpful with our budget and decision making. Thanks to Cody we had our fairy tale wedding! Our wedding really was everything that I had ever dreamed of and more. It was such an amazing feeling to know on my wedding day everything was going to be perfect and I wouldn't have to worry about anything! She is so creative and has gorgeous decorations. She decorated our ceremony site and reception hall and they looked absolutely beautiful! Everything went perfectly. She took care of all the details and made sure everything was taken care of with the other vendors so all we had to do on our wedding day was have fun! Cody is amazing! Choosing her to be our wedding planner was the best decision ever! We had the wedding of our dreams and we also gained an amazing friend! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Letitia
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
With almost 10 months to plan my daughter’s wedding, and being on a tight budget, we thought we could manage the Wedding Planning ourselves. However, when we found ourselves just two and a half months from the wedding date and still with many dangling details, including unresolved vendors like our caterer, and venue decorations undecided, we realized we were in trouble. And then, my father died, and my time, energy and emotions were focused on a very different family event in another state. That was when Cody came to our rescue (and did she ever)!

As we talked on the phone for the first time, Cody’s voice was reassuring, confident, kind, full of enthusiasm, and just what I needed. She promised we would have a beautiful wedding and she would take all the anxiety out of our planning. She said she wanted us to be able to enjoy the big day and leave all the work and worry to her. She was true to her word!

Within 48 hours we had met and immediately she went to work. With sensitivity, cheerfulness, professionalism, cheerfulness, attention to detail, cheerfulness, confidence that comes from experience, cheerfulness, and tremendous talent she: recommended vendors to fit our budget and goals, reviewed contracts and made helpful suggestions, sent reassuring emails, communicated with all the vendors, prepared a timeline for the day of the wedding, scheduled the rehearsal, ran errands for us, made wonderful suggestions, prepared a table layout for the reception, kept us all on schedule at the rehearsal, beautifully decorated the venue (King Family Vineyard) for the wedding and reception with amazingly perfect accessories from her own collection, and so much more…..

On the day of the wedding, with a beautiful smile and gentle manner Cody worked tirelessly to make sure in every way that everything was perfect. And, it was! I cannot recommend Cody highly enough. She will not only make sure your wedding is the wedding of your dreams; she will become a friend forever!
With almost 10 months to plan my daughter’s wedding, and being on a tight budget, we thought we could manage the Wedding Read more...
With almost 10 months to plan my daughter’s wedding, and being on a tight budget, we thought we could manage the Wedding Planning ourselves. However, when we found ourselves just two and a half months from the wedding date and still with many dangling details, including unresolved vendors like our caterer, and venue decorations undecided, we realized we were in trouble. And then, my father died, and my time, energy and emotions were focused on a very different family event in another state. That was when Cody came to our rescue (and did she ever)!

As we talked on the phone for the first time, Cody’s voice was reassuring, confident, kind, full of enthusiasm, and just what I needed. She promised we would have a beautiful wedding and she would take all the anxiety out of our planning. She said she wanted us to be able to enjoy the big day and leave all the work and worry to her. She was true to her word!

Within 48 hours we had met and immediately she went to work. With sensitivity, cheerfulness, professionalism, cheerfulness, attention to detail, cheerfulness, confidence that comes from experience, cheerfulness, and tremendous talent she: recommended vendors to fit our budget and goals, reviewed contracts and made helpful suggestions, sent reassuring emails, communicated with all the vendors, prepared a timeline for the day of the wedding, scheduled the rehearsal, ran errands for us, made wonderful suggestions, prepared a table layout for the reception, kept us all on schedule at the rehearsal, beautifully decorated the venue (King Family Vineyard) for the wedding and reception with amazingly perfect accessories from her own collection, and so much more…..

On the day of the wedding, with a beautiful smile and gentle manner Cody worked tirelessly to make sure in every way that everything was perfect. And, it was! I cannot recommend Cody highly enough. She will not only make sure your wedding is the wedding of your dreams; she will become a friend forever! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was dream planner. When my husband and I first got engaged I wasn't sure about a wedding planner, after all I come from a big family who are more than willing to assist on the day of. But I knew I wanted all to be stress free on the day of, so I heard about Cody. After our initial meeting I knew she would be perfect for me, and she was! I couldn't have asked for a more relaxed, stress free wedding. Seriously, every single thing was perfect. Her attention to detail blew me away. Everything was exactly how I wanted, and all my guests loved all the little touches. Cody was a friend, confidant and true life saver throughout the entire process. I recommend her strongly and know she will be a valued person to have by your side during your wedding planning :)
Cody was dream planner. When my husband and I first got engaged I wasn't sure about a wedding planner, after all I come Read more...
Cody was dream planner. When my husband and I first got engaged I wasn't sure about a wedding planner, after all I come from a big family who are more than willing to assist on the day of. But I knew I wanted all to be stress free on the day of, so I heard about Cody. After our initial meeting I knew she would be perfect for me, and she was! I couldn't have asked for a more relaxed, stress free wedding. Seriously, every single thing was perfect. Her attention to detail blew me away. Everything was exactly how I wanted, and all my guests loved all the little touches. Cody was a friend, confidant and true life saver throughout the entire process. I recommend her strongly and know she will be a valued person to have by your side during your wedding planning :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Cody with Amore Events! Hiring her as our day-of coordinator was absolutely the best decision I made in planning our wedding. She was much more than a day-of coordinator - she met with me on multiple occasions before the wedding to talk details, emailed me on a very regular basis (and would respond to my emails within minutes, usually!), and I could always bounce ideas off her whenever I was doubting something. Her supply of wedding decor was perfect for our wedding, and I knew I could trust her to make our wedding beautiful without giving her very much direction at all. The best thing she did for us, though, was convince us to keep our ceremony outside despite the cold temperature and drizzle - it turned out to be gorgeous and none of the guests minded the weather during the short ceremony. Cody knows how to make weddings perfect, and I would highly recommend her!
I cannot say enough great things about Cody with Amore Events! Hiring her as our day-of coordinator was absolutely the Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Cody with Amore Events! Hiring her as our day-of coordinator was absolutely the best decision I made in planning our wedding. She was much more than a day-of coordinator - she met with me on multiple occasions before the wedding to talk details, emailed me on a very regular basis (and would respond to my emails within minutes, usually!), and I could always bounce ideas off her whenever I was doubting something. Her supply of wedding decor was perfect for our wedding, and I knew I could trust her to make our wedding beautiful without giving her very much direction at all. The best thing she did for us, though, was convince us to keep our ceremony outside despite the cold temperature and drizzle - it turned out to be gorgeous and none of the guests minded the weather during the short ceremony. Cody knows how to make weddings perfect, and I would highly recommend her! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Believe it or not my original "day of" coordinator bailed on me 12 days before my wedding! It was a shock and it was awful... I was planning a wedding from far away, and my crazy job takes up every second of my day. I was really at my wit's end, but then I found Cody! I am not exaggerating when I say that Cody jumped in and completely rescued my wedding! She was all over it from day one! She took all of my ideas and made them a reality, even though she was under enormous time constraints, and all while managing several other weddings during what has to be her busiest season of the year. Cody put everything on a workable time line, contacted all of my vendors, resolved several serious issues that we couldn't, and pointed out some issues that I hadn't even realized. Cody and her team also met with me on location to do a complete walk through so that no stone was left unturned and so that everything would run smoothly. Several items from Cody's fantastic portfolio of lanterns, baskets, tables and signs added such a festive and cohesive look to the wedding. With the guidance of Cody's fantastic colleague Jane Maples, who ran the event start to finish seemlessly (as well as Cody's very talented daughter), I have to say that my wedding day was perfect, and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness, generosity, hard work, and attention to detail. I could never have pulled this off on my own, and I am so grateful to have found Cody and Jane! I would not hesitate to recommend Amore Events By Cody to anyone.
Believe it or not my original "day of" coordinator bailed on me 12 days before my wedding! It was a shock and it was Read more...
Believe it or not my original "day of" coordinator bailed on me 12 days before my wedding! It was a shock and it was awful... I was planning a wedding from far away, and my crazy job takes up every second of my day. I was really at my wit's end, but then I found Cody! I am not exaggerating when I say that Cody jumped in and completely rescued my wedding! She was all over it from day one! She took all of my ideas and made them a reality, even though she was under enormous time constraints, and all while managing several other weddings during what has to be her busiest season of the year. Cody put everything on a workable time line, contacted all of my vendors, resolved several serious issues that we couldn't, and pointed out some issues that I hadn't even realized. Cody and her team also met with me on location to do a complete walk through so that no stone was left unturned and so that everything would run smoothly. Several items from Cody's fantastic portfolio of lanterns, baskets, tables and signs added such a festive and cohesive look to the wedding. With the guidance of Cody's fantastic colleague Jane Maples, who ran the event start to finish seemlessly (as well as Cody's very talented daughter), I have to say that my wedding day was perfect, and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness, generosity, hard work, and attention to detail. I could never have pulled this off on my own, and I am so grateful to have found Cody and Jane! I would not hesitate to recommend Amore Events By Cody to anyone. Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
There are no words that can describe how Cody contributed- no, created- our perfect day. Our wedding was breath-taking. Every little touch. Cody used her visual creative skills, her vast resource of vintage and classic decor, and her personal style and touch to make what was a fuzzy picture in our head a real-life fairy-tail wedding. But what she did for us was much much more than that. From the very second we first met with her, a year before our big day, we felt dozens of pounds lifted off our shoulders. I remember turning to Chris, my now husband, right there in the parking lot that day, and saying, "I'm so glad we found her." She met with us, sent us emails, and made phone calls to keep us on track with what needed to happen. She told me when something wasn't worth stressing about- and when something was. One of the things Cody was best at was relationships. She has relationships with vendors in the area and is incredible at negotiations. She managed to achieve things for us that we wouldn't have been able to on our budget without her help. She was worth every single dollar in that regard, and more. And more than anything at all- it was the sense of complete relaxation I felt on the morning of my wedding that I couldn't have felt without her presence and help. I knew that in her hands, nothing would go wrong (or if it did, I wouldn't know about it). After all was said and done- we had an amazing year of planning, an INCREDIBLE wedding weekend- and we walked away with someone we now call 'friend.'
There are no words that can describe how Cody contributed- no, created- our perfect day. Our wedding was breath-taking. Read more...
There are no words that can describe how Cody contributed- no, created- our perfect day. Our wedding was breath-taking. Every little touch. Cody used her visual creative skills, her vast resource of vintage and classic decor, and her personal style and touch to make what was a fuzzy picture in our head a real-life fairy-tail wedding. But what she did for us was much much more than that. From the very second we first met with her, a year before our big day, we felt dozens of pounds lifted off our shoulders. I remember turning to Chris, my now husband, right there in the parking lot that day, and saying, "I'm so glad we found her." She met with us, sent us emails, and made phone calls to keep us on track with what needed to happen. She told me when something wasn't worth stressing about- and when something was. One of the things Cody was best at was relationships. She has relationships with vendors in the area and is incredible at negotiations. She managed to achieve things for us that we wouldn't have been able to on our budget without her help. She was worth every single dollar in that regard, and more. And more than anything at all- it was the sense of complete relaxation I felt on the morning of my wedding that I couldn't have felt without her presence and help. I knew that in her hands, nothing would go wrong (or if it did, I wouldn't know about it). After all was said and done- we had an amazing year of planning, an INCREDIBLE wedding weekend- and we walked away with someone we now call 'friend.' Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
In short, without Cody's help, our wedding would not have been the memorable event my husband and I dreamed of. As an out of town couple, Cody played a key role in herding our vendors, working to secure fine details at the venue, and generally running down all the small tasks we had no idea would be a part of the process. Most importantly, on the big day, Cody and her team pulled everything together and ensured a seamless ceremony, reception, and dinner. I'll never forget, as we were cutting the cake, my husband turned to Cody and said, "What do I do?" Without missing a beat, she gave us our cues and kept us on track. We would highly recommend Amore Events by Cody to anyone planning and conducting a wedding ceremony in Charlottesville.
In short, without Cody's help, our wedding would not have been the memorable event my husband and I dreamed of. As an out Read more...
In short, without Cody's help, our wedding would not have been the memorable event my husband and I dreamed of. As an out of town couple, Cody played a key role in herding our vendors, working to secure fine details at the venue, and generally running down all the small tasks we had no idea would be a part of the process. Most importantly, on the big day, Cody and her team pulled everything together and ensured a seamless ceremony, reception, and dinner. I'll never forget, as we were cutting the cake, my husband turned to Cody and said, "What do I do?" Without missing a beat, she gave us our cues and kept us on track. We would highly recommend Amore Events by Cody to anyone planning and conducting a wedding ceremony in Charlottesville. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was supportive, friendly, compassionate and very organized. She recommended excellent vendors and was there for us every step of the way. Luckily we did not have any major glitches but I am sure she would have handled them well if we had. I loved working with her. She was the perfect match for us as we planned a long distance wedding.
Cody was supportive, friendly, compassionate and very organized. She recommended excellent vendors and was there for us Read more...
Cody was supportive, friendly, compassionate and very organized. She recommended excellent vendors and was there for us every step of the way. Luckily we did not have any major glitches but I am sure she would have handled them well if we had. I loved working with her. She was the perfect match for us as we planned a long distance wedding. Read less
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Thank you Barbara! I enjoyed working with your daughter Kelly and her new husband Aaron :)
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Had it not been for Cody, I can honestly say my wedding would not have happened. No bride wants tornado warnings on their wedding day, but unfortunately, that is exactly what I got. Cody handled everything with grace and ease and was able to move the wedding to an indoor venue at the UVA campus. She was able to gather all the vendors and organize the move about an hour before the ceremony was supposed to take place. It was truly amazing. The new venue was absolutely beautiful, and Cody remained a calm presence throughout it all! I would absolutely recommend Cody to any bride. She is creative, resourceful, and most of all a friend to the bride during what can be a stressful time. Thank you for everything Cody, you were able to create an amazing wedding, despite the curveball you were thrown!!!
Had it not been for Cody, I can honestly say my wedding would not have happened. No bride wants tornado warnings on their Read more...
Had it not been for Cody, I can honestly say my wedding would not have happened. No bride wants tornado warnings on their wedding day, but unfortunately, that is exactly what I got. Cody handled everything with grace and ease and was able to move the wedding to an indoor venue at the UVA campus. She was able to gather all the vendors and organize the move about an hour before the ceremony was supposed to take place. It was truly amazing. The new venue was absolutely beautiful, and Cody remained a calm presence throughout it all! I would absolutely recommend Cody to any bride. She is creative, resourceful, and most of all a friend to the bride during what can be a stressful time. Thank you for everything Cody, you were able to create an amazing wedding, despite the curveball you were thrown!!! Read less
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C
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody! Cody is instantaneously responsive to e-mail (which is so comforting for a crazed bride!), her decor is gorgeous, and she has the perfect eye to help design your wedding. Her bubbly personality and passion for making your wedding a dream-come-true is so inspiring and really makes everything so much easier and more beautiful!

The decor we used from Cody's collection really added such a special touch to our day. We loved her shepherd hooks and lanterns, vintage books, tables, and wooden boxes, the vintage mailbox and those old leather luggage pieces are to die for! They made the perfect addition to our guest book and gift tables, and the books added a special touch to our centerpieces. More than that, though, was Cody's eye and vision: She was able to help us pick out the exact pieces that would create a cohesive look to the wedding without over-doing it (when I just wanted to clear out her whole collection and use everything!).

I am an event planner myself, so I didn't think I needed to hire a coordinator, but I wish I had been smart enough to go to Cody right when I got engaged! With Pinterest and so many bridal magazines and blogs these days, it's so easy to just want to do everything. Cody is incredible to work with, start to finish, and I know my day would have been flawless if she had done the coordination too. But even though I was just using her decor items, she was always there to offer support, recommendations for any detail of the wedding, and offer a hug when I was freaking out about the weather or other details. She even came out to my venue with me to walk through the site and my plans so she could offer additional suggestions!

The perfect vendor, a flawless eye for design, and someone I am so honored to have as a friend even though the wedding is over! I recommend Amore Events by Cody 100%!
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody! Cody is instantaneously responsive to e-mail (which is so Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Amore Events by Cody! Cody is instantaneously responsive to e-mail (which is so comforting for a crazed bride!), her decor is gorgeous, and she has the perfect eye to help design your wedding. Her bubbly personality and passion for making your wedding a dream-come-true is so inspiring and really makes everything so much easier and more beautiful!

The decor we used from Cody's collection really added such a special touch to our day. We loved her shepherd hooks and lanterns, vintage books, tables, and wooden boxes, the vintage mailbox and those old leather luggage pieces are to die for! They made the perfect addition to our guest book and gift tables, and the books added a special touch to our centerpieces. More than that, though, was Cody's eye and vision: She was able to help us pick out the exact pieces that would create a cohesive look to the wedding without over-doing it (when I just wanted to clear out her whole collection and use everything!).

I am an event planner myself, so I didn't think I needed to hire a coordinator, but I wish I had been smart enough to go to Cody right when I got engaged! With Pinterest and so many bridal magazines and blogs these days, it's so easy to just want to do everything. Cody is incredible to work with, start to finish, and I know my day would have been flawless if she had done the coordination too. But even though I was just using her decor items, she was always there to offer support, recommendations for any detail of the wedding, and offer a hug when I was freaking out about the weather or other details. She even came out to my venue with me to walk through the site and my plans so she could offer additional suggestions!

The perfect vendor, a flawless eye for design, and someone I am so honored to have as a friend even though the wedding is over! I recommend Amore Events by Cody 100%! Read less
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Gillian
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I didn't think I needed a wedding planner at first and I wasn't exactly sure what they actually did. But I hired Cody (of Amore Events by Cody) when I got pregnant and felt too sick to handle it all myself. She enabled me to be focus on enjoying the moment rather than worrying about vendors.

Here are some of the helpful things she did:
-- coordinated babysitting for my guests who have kids (Cody's 15-year-old daughter did a fabulous job babysitting)
--negotiated discounts with vendors that I wouldn't have gotten on my own (she seems to have a relationship with all the vendors in the C'ville are)
-- Suggested creative ideas such as a "golf cart exit" for me and my husband at the end of the night.
--Handled all communication with vendors in the weeks prior to the big day -- this was a HUGE help because I know there would have been too many emails for me to have handled while I was working full-time
Suggested practical, cost saving measures for me to consider. (e.g., i ended up buying a bucket of loose flowers from the florist for a very cheap price and Cody made beautiful ceremony decorations using garden hooks and mason jars that she contributed.
-- Contributed photo frames made of reclaimed barn wood for us to use for table #s at the reception. (She has lots of beautiful, vintage decorative items like this)
--Dealt with unexpected problems on the day of the wedding (for example, there was a big brown dirty spot in the middle of the ceremony location. it looked like someone had just buried their dog. But Cody told me not to worry, and solved the problem herself)
-- Responded to my emails instantly each time I contacted her in weeks before the day
-- Listened thoughtfully to my vision and never imposed her ideas on me.
I could continue with so many more examples, but hopefully this is sufficient to convey that Cody Grannis is awesome! I highly recommend her and I feel grateful to her for the role she played in making my wedding so great.
I didn't think I needed a wedding planner at first and I wasn't exactly sure what they actually did. But I hired Cody (of Read more...
I didn't think I needed a wedding planner at first and I wasn't exactly sure what they actually did. But I hired Cody (of Amore Events by Cody) when I got pregnant and felt too sick to handle it all myself. She enabled me to be focus on enjoying the moment rather than worrying about vendors.

Here are some of the helpful things she did:
-- coordinated babysitting for my guests who have kids (Cody's 15-year-old daughter did a fabulous job babysitting)
--negotiated discounts with vendors that I wouldn't have gotten on my own (she seems to have a relationship with all the vendors in the C'ville are)
-- Suggested creative ideas such as a "golf cart exit" for me and my husband at the end of the night.
--Handled all communication with vendors in the weeks prior to the big day -- this was a HUGE help because I know there would have been too many emails for me to have handled while I was working full-time
Suggested practical, cost saving measures for me to consider. (e.g., i ended up buying a bucket of loose flowers from the florist for a very cheap price and Cody made beautiful ceremony decorations using garden hooks and mason jars that she contributed.
-- Contributed photo frames made of reclaimed barn wood for us to use for table #s at the reception. (She has lots of beautiful, vintage decorative items like this)
--Dealt with unexpected problems on the day of the wedding (for example, there was a big brown dirty spot in the middle of the ceremony location. it looked like someone had just buried their dog. But Cody told me not to worry, and solved the problem herself)
-- Responded to my emails instantly each time I contacted her in weeks before the day
-- Listened thoughtfully to my vision and never imposed her ideas on me.
I could continue with so many more examples, but hopefully this is sufficient to convey that Cody Grannis is awesome! I highly recommend her and I feel grateful to her for the role she played in making my wedding so great. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
To start off, I thought that I wouldn't need a wedding planner until a few months before the wedding. Turns out your wedding can be pretty stressful. The minute my mom and I talked to Cody, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off our shoulders. We chose to only have a day of planner. However, Cody went above and beyond and was available and there for us every last step of the way. If I emailed her a question that wasn't too urgent, she would still get back to me within an hour. She was absolutely incredible! Not only was she always available, it almost seemed like I was planning my wedding with my best friend. She has a great way of guiding brides without being judgmental nor to heavy handed. I never once questioned her work ethic or if the big event would turn out okay. Well, it didn't turn out just okay, it turned out amazing! Everything I could have asked for was that way because of Cody. I should mention that Cody is not only a great and well organized planner, she also has a ton of great decor which she does a wonderful job setting up which sets the stage and romantic atmosphere for the night! There is nothing negative I can say about Amore Events by Cody. Cody did an amazing job and is absolutely a miracle worker! I couldn't of asked for more!
To start off, I thought that I wouldn't need a wedding planner until a few months before the wedding. Turns out your Read more...
To start off, I thought that I wouldn't need a wedding planner until a few months before the wedding. Turns out your wedding can be pretty stressful. The minute my mom and I talked to Cody, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off our shoulders. We chose to only have a day of planner. However, Cody went above and beyond and was available and there for us every last step of the way. If I emailed her a question that wasn't too urgent, she would still get back to me within an hour. She was absolutely incredible! Not only was she always available, it almost seemed like I was planning my wedding with my best friend. She has a great way of guiding brides without being judgmental nor to heavy handed. I never once questioned her work ethic or if the big event would turn out okay. Well, it didn't turn out just okay, it turned out amazing! Everything I could have asked for was that way because of Cody. I should mention that Cody is not only a great and well organized planner, she also has a ton of great decor which she does a wonderful job setting up which sets the stage and romantic atmosphere for the night! There is nothing negative I can say about Amore Events by Cody. Cody did an amazing job and is absolutely a miracle worker! I couldn't of asked for more! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Hands-down the best decision I made during wedding planning was hiring Amore Events by Cody! My fiancé and I were planning an out-of-town wedding and we were slowly realizing we had way too much to do and not enough days left to get it done. I did a few searches for wedding coordinators in the area, and luckily landed on Cody’s website. She returned my e-mail in a matter of minutes, and it was such a sigh of relief to find someone who was not only bubbly and passionate about what she does, but also very affordable. When you hire her, you also have access to Cody’s very large and very cool supply of wedding décor items, which she will loan to you and deliver to your wedding site. That was a huge help!

My fiancé and I primarily worked with her assistant, Sarah Gould-Stotts, and we could not be happier with her professionalism and attention to detail. Sarah went above and beyond the call of duty, managing our crazy requests and having lengthy phone conversations with us to ensure that we were happy. Anytime we had a question or thought about the wedding, she was there for us. I could not imagine what a chaotic mess my wedding would have been without Sarah’s organization and assistance. I would highly recommend Amore Events by Cody – you will not be disappointed!
Hands-down the best decision I made during wedding planning was hiring Amore Events by Cody! My fiancé and I were planning Read more...
Hands-down the best decision I made during wedding planning was hiring Amore Events by Cody! My fiancé and I were planning an out-of-town wedding and we were slowly realizing we had way too much to do and not enough days left to get it done. I did a few searches for wedding coordinators in the area, and luckily landed on Cody’s website. She returned my e-mail in a matter of minutes, and it was such a sigh of relief to find someone who was not only bubbly and passionate about what she does, but also very affordable. When you hire her, you also have access to Cody’s very large and very cool supply of wedding décor items, which she will loan to you and deliver to your wedding site. That was a huge help!

My fiancé and I primarily worked with her assistant, Sarah Gould-Stotts, and we could not be happier with her professionalism and attention to detail. Sarah went above and beyond the call of duty, managing our crazy requests and having lengthy phone conversations with us to ensure that we were happy. Anytime we had a question or thought about the wedding, she was there for us. I could not imagine what a chaotic mess my wedding would have been without Sarah’s organization and assistance. I would highly recommend Amore Events by Cody – you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody helped me plan my recent wedding at King Family Vineyards in only 4 months, and I could not have been more pleased with how the event came together. King Family Vineyards provides a gorgeous setting for a wedding, but everything must be brought in -- food, dinnerware, linens, flowers, music, etc. That is a lot to coordinate, especially if you are from out of town, like I am. Cody was simply fantastic at working with my vendors to set-up and execute a beautiful and smoothly run event. Thanks to Cody, I was able to sit back and truly enjoy the wedding. Cody provided me with vendor recommendations, helped me to secure hotel blocks, and often corresponded with vendors on my behalf. Cody's experience planning events for UVA means that she knows many of the area wedding professionals well and can provide valuable insight -- who is reliable, who offers the best prices, and who offers the highest quality. Being from out of town, this insight was invaluable.

Cody's personality adds to her success as a wedding planner. She is enthusiastic, positive and always reassuring. Cody clearly enjoys her job, and her excitement is infectious -- you can't help but be in a good mood when you're around her. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and Cody is great at diffusing that stress. I also very much appreciated how responsive Cody was. She always returned calls and responded to emails promptly, and when you're planning a wedding in a short time period that is so important. She was super organized and did not miss a detail.

You can't go wrong with Cody as your wedding planner. She would be an asset to any bride and groom.
Cody helped me plan my recent wedding at King Family Vineyards in only 4 months, and I could not have been more pleased Read more...
Cody helped me plan my recent wedding at King Family Vineyards in only 4 months, and I could not have been more pleased with how the event came together. King Family Vineyards provides a gorgeous setting for a wedding, but everything must be brought in -- food, dinnerware, linens, flowers, music, etc. That is a lot to coordinate, especially if you are from out of town, like I am. Cody was simply fantastic at working with my vendors to set-up and execute a beautiful and smoothly run event. Thanks to Cody, I was able to sit back and truly enjoy the wedding. Cody provided me with vendor recommendations, helped me to secure hotel blocks, and often corresponded with vendors on my behalf. Cody's experience planning events for UVA means that she knows many of the area wedding professionals well and can provide valuable insight -- who is reliable, who offers the best prices, and who offers the highest quality. Being from out of town, this insight was invaluable.

Cody's personality adds to her success as a wedding planner. She is enthusiastic, positive and always reassuring. Cody clearly enjoys her job, and her excitement is infectious -- you can't help but be in a good mood when you're around her. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and Cody is great at diffusing that stress. I also very much appreciated how responsive Cody was. She always returned calls and responded to emails promptly, and when you're planning a wedding in a short time period that is so important. She was super organized and did not miss a detail.

You can't go wrong with Cody as your wedding planner. She would be an asset to any bride and groom. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I really had no idea how busy and how much time goes into wedding planning! Thank god for Cody! I can honestly say without a doubt that she has helped me tremendously through this process! She is so organized and responsible; not to mention her kind nature is something that I admire in her.

This process was that of an emotional one for me as I lot my mother to cancer a few years ago. It was tough planning my wedding without her - Cody has been such a huge support system for me in this arena. She even came up with creative ways to include my mother in my wedding celebration! I really felt lucky to have her help and wouldn't have been able to do it without her.

Furthermore, I do not live in the immediate Charlottesville area so this the logistics have been slightly tricky. Cody has really gone above and beyond for our wedding! She has been more than accomodating of scheduling appointments with vendors in one day while we came into town as well as keeping in touch with us frequently throughout this process. She always made it a point to keep us involved.

Cody was able to keep us organized and on track without getting us overwhelmed. She has also been able to help us save money in selecting our vendors throughout this process and has been worth every penny that we paid for her to help on our special day! We also used some unique things from her collection which really brought out the theme throughout the wedding.

Without hesitation I would highly recommend Cody's help to any Bride out there! There isn't a doubt in my mind that she has always listened to our ideas and my wedding turned out to be nothing short of a dream! Guests have told me that they were so enamored with the beauty of the entire day - that is purely attributed to Cody and her hardworking team. My wedding was perfect! I married my best friend, had a glorious day, and made a lifelong friend (my wedding planner). THANKS CODY!

Always,
Megan Beasley
I really had no idea how busy and how much time goes into wedding planning! Thank god for Cody! I can honestly say without Read more...
I really had no idea how busy and how much time goes into wedding planning! Thank god for Cody! I can honestly say without a doubt that she has helped me tremendously through this process! She is so organized and responsible; not to mention her kind nature is something that I admire in her.

This process was that of an emotional one for me as I lot my mother to cancer a few years ago. It was tough planning my wedding without her - Cody has been such a huge support system for me in this arena. She even came up with creative ways to include my mother in my wedding celebration! I really felt lucky to have her help and wouldn't have been able to do it without her.

Furthermore, I do not live in the immediate Charlottesville area so this the logistics have been slightly tricky. Cody has really gone above and beyond for our wedding! She has been more than accomodating of scheduling appointments with vendors in one day while we came into town as well as keeping in touch with us frequently throughout this process. She always made it a point to keep us involved.

Cody was able to keep us organized and on track without getting us overwhelmed. She has also been able to help us save money in selecting our vendors throughout this process and has been worth every penny that we paid for her to help on our special day! We also used some unique things from her collection which really brought out the theme throughout the wedding.

Without hesitation I would highly recommend Cody's help to any Bride out there! There isn't a doubt in my mind that she has always listened to our ideas and my wedding turned out to be nothing short of a dream! Guests have told me that they were so enamored with the beauty of the entire day - that is purely attributed to Cody and her hardworking team. My wedding was perfect! I married my best friend, had a glorious day, and made a lifelong friend (my wedding planner). THANKS CODY!

Always,
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Crisite
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was the best wedding planner I could have asked for. Initially, I felt that I would only need a day-of -wedding planner, but she was instrumental in finding the right caterer, florist, organist and officiant. She was a perfect wedding planner. She had great suggestions, for which I am very grateful. She compensated for things I did not account for, and would never have known to take it into consideration unless the situation arises, since I had no prior experience in getting married or planning every detail of a wedding.

Cody was well organized. The wedding and the reception was fantastic and went according as planned because Cody orchestrated it all between my guests and all the vendors. Both our parents were pleased with how everything went smoothly. Cody made the reception hall very pretty between the flowers and her own decorations.

I definitely recommend Cody as a wedding planner! She's the best!
Cody was the best wedding planner I could have asked for. Initially, I felt that I would only need a day-of -wedding Read more...
Cody was the best wedding planner I could have asked for. Initially, I felt that I would only need a day-of -wedding planner, but she was instrumental in finding the right caterer, florist, organist and officiant. She was a perfect wedding planner. She had great suggestions, for which I am very grateful. She compensated for things I did not account for, and would never have known to take it into consideration unless the situation arises, since I had no prior experience in getting married or planning every detail of a wedding.

Cody was well organized. The wedding and the reception was fantastic and went according as planned because Cody orchestrated it all between my guests and all the vendors. Both our parents were pleased with how everything went smoothly. Cody made the reception hall very pretty between the flowers and her own decorations.

I definitely recommend Cody as a wedding planner! She's the best! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Of all the decisions I made as a bride - hiring Cody was the best one I made. She will make you feel organized, supported, and calm throughout the process, and she'll make your wedding look lovelier than you can possibly imagine. I can't describe in this little space the experience I had working with her, the 100's on instances where she went above and beyond my expectations, and the gratitude I have for everything she did.

I was recently married at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA. Planning my event was a bit of a challenge because I live in Seattle, WA. Cody was instrumental in helping me identify the best vendors, negotiate the best prices, and plan all the special touches that left my guests thoroughly impressed and my husband and I with the picture perfect wedding of our dreams.

She listened to all my ideas and helped to enhance them and she executed every detail flawlessly.

I arrived earlier in the day for photos and as I walked from the ceremony site to the cocktail site to the reception site I couldn't believe my eyes. Even though I had helped to imagine it - there were beautiful details everywhere! I know a lot of people love her collection, and it truly is an amazing perk...but its her styling ability that makes everything come together.

As the guests began to arrive - so did the clouds, and about 15 minutes before my outdoor wedding ceremony we had a huge thunderstorm and had to re-arrange. Cody was prepared - and had prepared me - and swung into action. She had a great idea of reversing the cocktail hour and the ceremony to welcome the guests and give the rain a chance to subside while she prepped the second location just in case. Of course...the rain kept coming. Truth be told, I think it worked out great because I walked down a candle lit aisle in one of the most intimate and romantic settings imaginable.

I'll never forget my first look photos taken outside with a backdrop of streamers (before the rain), walking down the candle lit aisle, or walking into the reception location for the first time. I don't remember being frantic, rushed, or pulled in a bunch of different directions - because I wasn't. I was able to relax and enjoy my day and the day was filled with beautiful details. And, I'm not sure either of those things would be as true if it weren't for Cody.

I could write a book on how great she is, how cool it was to pick items from her rustic and vintage wedding collection, how much my friends and family loved her, etc., etc.,..but hopefully you'll get to work with her and find out for yourself soon enough.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING CODY!
Kim & Brian
Of all the decisions I made as a bride - hiring Cody was the best one I made. She will make you feel organized, supported, Read more...
Of all the decisions I made as a bride - hiring Cody was the best one I made. She will make you feel organized, supported, and calm throughout the process, and she'll make your wedding look lovelier than you can possibly imagine. I can't describe in this little space the experience I had working with her, the 100's on instances where she went above and beyond my expectations, and the gratitude I have for everything she did.

I was recently married at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA. Planning my event was a bit of a challenge because I live in Seattle, WA. Cody was instrumental in helping me identify the best vendors, negotiate the best prices, and plan all the special touches that left my guests thoroughly impressed and my husband and I with the picture perfect wedding of our dreams.

She listened to all my ideas and helped to enhance them and she executed every detail flawlessly.

I arrived earlier in the day for photos and as I walked from the ceremony site to the cocktail site to the reception site I couldn't believe my eyes. Even though I had helped to imagine it - there were beautiful details everywhere! I know a lot of people love her collection, and it truly is an amazing perk...but its her styling ability that makes everything come together.

As the guests began to arrive - so did the clouds, and about 15 minutes before my outdoor wedding ceremony we had a huge thunderstorm and had to re-arrange. Cody was prepared - and had prepared me - and swung into action. She had a great idea of reversing the cocktail hour and the ceremony to welcome the guests and give the rain a chance to subside while she prepped the second location just in case. Of course...the rain kept coming. Truth be told, I think it worked out great because I walked down a candle lit aisle in one of the most intimate and romantic settings imaginable.

I'll never forget my first look photos taken outside with a backdrop of streamers (before the rain), walking down the candle lit aisle, or walking into the reception location for the first time. I don't remember being frantic, rushed, or pulled in a bunch of different directions - because I wasn't. I was able to relax and enjoy my day and the day was filled with beautiful details. And, I'm not sure either of those things would be as true if it weren't for Cody.

I could write a book on how great she is, how cool it was to pick items from her rustic and vintage wedding collection, how much my friends and family loved her, etc., etc.,..but hopefully you'll get to work with her and find out for yourself soon enough.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING CODY!
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Sherrie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Amore Events by Cody was an amazing and professional help with our daughter's wedding. Cody had so many ideas and was so helpful in guiding us along "the wedding path" and ensuring we didn't miss any important points of wedding etiquette. She answered every email, text or phone call immediately. We had a tremendous storm the day before the wedding - the tent blew over, the lights that had been strung were broken and there wasn't any water or power at our venue. Cody and our family pitched in, cleaned up the place on the day of the wedding; we used generators and tiki torches to light the way - our wedding was outside - which really didn't matter since there wasn't any power....but, Cody pulled off the entire wedding without a hitch. We had a brilliant time - the tent was lite up with lights, fans - the DJ, Cody recommended, was excellent and DuCard Vineyard, where the wedding was held, were just so flexible and again - excellent. I would highly recommend Cody for any occasion - she is friendly, flexible, compassionate, patient and very organized.
Amore Events by Cody was an amazing and professional help with our daughter's wedding. Cody had so many ideas and was so Read more...
Amore Events by Cody was an amazing and professional help with our daughter's wedding. Cody had so many ideas and was so helpful in guiding us along "the wedding path" and ensuring we didn't miss any important points of wedding etiquette. She answered every email, text or phone call immediately. We had a tremendous storm the day before the wedding - the tent blew over, the lights that had been strung were broken and there wasn't any water or power at our venue. Cody and our family pitched in, cleaned up the place on the day of the wedding; we used generators and tiki torches to light the way - our wedding was outside - which really didn't matter since there wasn't any power....but, Cody pulled off the entire wedding without a hitch. We had a brilliant time - the tent was lite up with lights, fans - the DJ, Cody recommended, was excellent and DuCard Vineyard, where the wedding was held, were just so flexible and again - excellent. I would highly recommend Cody for any occasion - she is friendly, flexible, compassionate, patient and very organized. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was such a pleasure to work with and so helpful!! Can't say enough about her.
Cody was such a pleasure to work with and so helpful!! Can't say enough about her.
Cody was such a pleasure to work with and so helpful!! Can't say enough about her. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was an excellent aide in planning my wedding! She had a thorough knowledge of the services in the area, price ranges, and best strategies for limiting spending and scheduling the whole day!

She was very available to me for any questions via email and phone. We met several times to discuss "to do" lists and more details as the big event grew near.

She was a very calming presence, helping our rehearsal feel stream-lined and efficient, but still thorough.

I cannot recommend Cody highly enough! My wedding (and my sanity) would've been in a very different state without her help!
Cody was an excellent aide in planning my wedding! She had a thorough knowledge of the services in the area, price ranges, Read more...
Cody was an excellent aide in planning my wedding! She had a thorough knowledge of the services in the area, price ranges, and best strategies for limiting spending and scheduling the whole day!

She was very available to me for any questions via email and phone. We met several times to discuss "to do" lists and more details as the big event grew near.

She was a very calming presence, helping our rehearsal feel stream-lined and efficient, but still thorough.

I cannot recommend Cody highly enough! My wedding (and my sanity) would've been in a very different state without her help! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Allison
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody and karen were amzing! After having to get rid of the prior wedding planner 3 weeks before the wedding because she wasnt organized and was making things more confusing, Karen and Cody came to the rescue! My husband and I were thrilled to have found them, and our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. Karen and cody had thought of everything and met with us multiple times to hash out all of the details. I dont know how I would have done it without them. They were really fun to work with and also worked to make sure our wedding reflected us.
Cody and karen were amzing! After having to get rid of the prior wedding planner 3 weeks before the wedding because she Read more...
Cody and karen were amzing! After having to get rid of the prior wedding planner 3 weeks before the wedding because she wasnt organized and was making things more confusing, Karen and Cody came to the rescue! My husband and I were thrilled to have found them, and our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. Karen and cody had thought of everything and met with us multiple times to hash out all of the details. I dont know how I would have done it without them. They were really fun to work with and also worked to make sure our wedding reflected us. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What initially attracted me to Cody was her wedding inventory, especially her "cornhole" games....and everything else! I was looking for a day-of wedding coordinator, but I got so much more. She went above and beyond what I expected of her. Like the mess I had to deal with one of the hotels that I had a block of rooms with (they over-booked and we still didn't have all of our guaranteed rooms)....Cody contacted the manager and had even made a personal visit because of the non-responsiveness we were dealing with. She did the dirty work that I didn't want to do! As for our wedding day, I couldn't have been happier with her. From the beginning of my wedding planning, I was focused on the details. Cody knew what kind of theme/look I was going for and she ran with the idea. Of course, it wasn't hard when I loved everything from her inventory. I told Cody she could use whatever she wanted for decorating and details. It was so easy to trust her with the look of my wedding. Everything turned out beautifully, like it was a picture out of a bridal magazine! It's been about 3 weeks since our wedding, and people are still telling me how amazing our wedding was and people really noticed the details. Like the bars made out of wine barrels and a rustic door as a table! I could not have done it without Cody. What I got was piece of mind that I wouldn't have to worry about all the details on the day of my wedding...and that's priceless. Oh, and I can't forget to mention how she saved me hundreds of $$ as she offered to pick up the flowers from my florist and brought her own mason jars and shepherds hooks to my florist to use. I really could go on and on about how amazing Cody was! I keep thinking of how using her as my day-of wedding coordinator was the best money I ever spent on my wedding. And, I feel like I gained a new friend in all of it!
What initially attracted me to Cody was her wedding inventory, especially her "cornhole" games....and everything else! I Read more...
What initially attracted me to Cody was her wedding inventory, especially her "cornhole" games....and everything else! I was looking for a day-of wedding coordinator, but I got so much more. She went above and beyond what I expected of her. Like the mess I had to deal with one of the hotels that I had a block of rooms with (they over-booked and we still didn't have all of our guaranteed rooms)....Cody contacted the manager and had even made a personal visit because of the non-responsiveness we were dealing with. She did the dirty work that I didn't want to do! As for our wedding day, I couldn't have been happier with her. From the beginning of my wedding planning, I was focused on the details. Cody knew what kind of theme/look I was going for and she ran with the idea. Of course, it wasn't hard when I loved everything from her inventory. I told Cody she could use whatever she wanted for decorating and details. It was so easy to trust her with the look of my wedding. Everything turned out beautifully, like it was a picture out of a bridal magazine! It's been about 3 weeks since our wedding, and people are still telling me how amazing our wedding was and people really noticed the details. Like the bars made out of wine barrels and a rustic door as a table! I could not have done it without Cody. What I got was piece of mind that I wouldn't have to worry about all the details on the day of my wedding...and that's priceless. Oh, and I can't forget to mention how she saved me hundreds of $$ as she offered to pick up the flowers from my florist and brought her own mason jars and shepherds hooks to my florist to use. I really could go on and on about how amazing Cody was! I keep thinking of how using her as my day-of wedding coordinator was the best money I ever spent on my wedding. And, I feel like I gained a new friend in all of it! Read less
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Amore Events by Cody, LLC responded with the following comments:

Awww Tracy - Thank you :) so glad you love me not just for my cornhole sets ! Ha! I remember the excitement in your voice when we discussed my lawn games .....Love you and Stephen so so so much. All my best!
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Kumazawa
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody put her heart into making our wedding beautiful and worked really hard to make everything run smoothly and to keep everyone happy. She set us up with some really good deals for getting flowers and lighting / decor. Cody also added a lot of her own personal touches (all in the details!) that pulled the event together perfectly!!!
Cody put her heart into making our wedding beautiful and worked really hard to make everything run smoothly and to keep Read more...
Cody put her heart into making our wedding beautiful and worked really hard to make everything run smoothly and to keep everyone happy. She set us up with some really good deals for getting flowers and lighting / decor. Cody also added a lot of her own personal touches (all in the details!) that pulled the event together perfectly!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mfloryan
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody is really wonderful. She was super helpful, professional, and friendly. Cody went out of her way to do us favors which really made us feel like she cared about us and our special day :) She helped us get a great rate on flowers, hooked us up with free chairs, etc...

Cody was also a really great help on the wedding day itself. She setup the entire reception by herself, and still made sure all of our vendors were doing what they were supposed to. I would recommend her to anybody!
Cody is really wonderful. She was super helpful, professional, and friendly. Cody went out of her way to do us favors Read more...
Cody is really wonderful. She was super helpful, professional, and friendly. Cody went out of her way to do us favors which really made us feel like she cared about us and our special day :) She helped us get a great rate on flowers, hooked us up with free chairs, etc...

Cody was also a really great help on the wedding day itself. She setup the entire reception by herself, and still made sure all of our vendors were doing what they were supposed to. I would recommend her to anybody! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kristi's Dad and Mom
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Hire Cody now; don't delay. She is FANTASTIC!!! Cody is sweet, yet efficient. She is flexible, yet organized. She is experienced, yet innovative. Our daughter's wedding was perfect and much of the credit goes to Cody.
Hire Cody now; don't delay. She is FANTASTIC!!! Cody is sweet, yet efficient. She is flexible, yet organized. She is Read more...
Hire Cody now; don't delay. She is FANTASTIC!!! Cody is sweet, yet efficient. She is flexible, yet organized. She is experienced, yet innovative. Our daughter's wedding was perfect and much of the credit goes to Cody. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Amore Events by Cody, LLC responded with the following comments:

Love you all dearly! Thank you so much for your kind words!
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rayche
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Cody was a lifesaver! As the date approached, we realized we needed help pulling everything together, and started looking for professional options so that we and our loved ones could fully enjoy the event.... and we found Cody! Cody was responsive, professional, flexible and she was well worth every penny! She helped pull everything together in the weeks leading up to the event, and even helped me add little touches from her beautiful inventory of wedding decorations! She coordinated with all the vendors and even helped find a last minute florist who was amazing! Cody was friendly with everyone, as well as being efficient. Not only was she quick to pick up on my vision, she was able to add to it and execute it fully and beautifully. We had a wonderful day, overall experience, and are sooooo glad to have worked with Cody. We recommend her highly!
Cody was a lifesaver! As the date approached, we realized we needed help pulling everything together, and started looking Read more...
Cody was a lifesaver! As the date approached, we realized we needed help pulling everything together, and started looking for professional options so that we and our loved ones could fully enjoy the event.... and we found Cody! Cody was responsive, professional, flexible and she was well worth every penny! She helped pull everything together in the weeks leading up to the event, and even helped me add little touches from her beautiful inventory of wedding decorations! She coordinated with all the vendors and even helped find a last minute florist who was amazing! Cody was friendly with everyone, as well as being efficient. Not only was she quick to pick up on my vision, she was able to add to it and execute it fully and beautifully. We had a wonderful day, overall experience, and are sooooo glad to have worked with Cody. We recommend her highly! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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cperry@nsacademy.org
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Cody's services were invaluable. We could not have done it without her. Her calm manner and organization made the day go off without a hitch!
Cody's services were invaluable. We could not have done it without her. Her calm manner and organization made the day go Read more...
Cody's services were invaluable. We could not have done it without her. Her calm manner and organization made the day go off without a hitch! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Amore Events made the wedding planning experience easy and enjoyable.The actual ceremony and reception were perfect. We had a fabulous wedding with the hep of Cody and her group. We will have pleasant memories for a lifetime.
Amore Events made the wedding planning experience easy and enjoyable.The actual ceremony and reception were perfect. We Read more...
Amore Events made the wedding planning experience easy and enjoyable.The actual ceremony and reception were perfect. We had a fabulous wedding with the hep of Cody and her group. We will have pleasant memories for a lifetime. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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boot1004
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I truly can't say enough kind things about Cody. Our wedding would not have been the same without her! Since the first time we met her she was so helpful and caring. She was there with whatever we needed!! She became and still is part of our family! She made a wonderful timeline which helped to make the day run very smoothly! I did not have one worry through out my entire wedding planning, thanks to her! Even though our wedding is over, I know she is someone we will stay close with!!! Thank you for making our special day amazing!!! We love you!!!!!! :)
I truly can't say enough kind things about Cody. Our wedding would not have been the same without her! Since the first Read more...
I truly can't say enough kind things about Cody. Our wedding would not have been the same without her! Since the first time we met her she was so helpful and caring. She was there with whatever we needed!! She became and still is part of our family! She made a wonderful timeline which helped to make the day run very smoothly! I did not have one worry through out my entire wedding planning, thanks to her! Even though our wedding is over, I know she is someone we will stay close with!!! Thank you for making our special day amazing!!! We love you!!!!!! :) Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be more pleased! Cody is helpful, creative, enthusiastic, and worth every penny!
My husband and I could not be more pleased! Cody is helpful, creative, enthusiastic, and worth every penny!
My husband and I could not be more pleased! Cody is helpful, creative, enthusiastic, and worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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carwil6
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Using Amore Events by Cody was the best choice we made when planning my daughter's wedding. Her thoughtfulness, creativity, attention to details, and organization helped make a beautiful and stress free day! Cody really treats her brides like family and goes above and beyond to make sure their day is special!
Using Amore Events by Cody was the best choice we made when planning my daughter's wedding. Her thoughtfulness, Read more...
Using Amore Events by Cody was the best choice we made when planning my daughter's wedding. Her thoughtfulness, creativity, attention to details, and organization helped make a beautiful and stress free day! Cody really treats her brides like family and goes above and beyond to make sure their day is special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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monkey1976
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Cody planned my September 2011 wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. I initially hired her for "Day Of" services but she wound up doing so much more!

I never thought I'd be the kind of person to hire a Wedding Planner. I like to think of myself as low maintenance and pretty organized. However, everyone I talked to (past brides, friends, family) said the additional help would be worth both the money and the peace of mind.

They were completely right. Cody fulfilled so many roles in the months leading up to my wedding: ringmaster, negotiator, investigator, financial advisor, cheerleader, and confidant. She balances professionalism with warmth and adapts to your personal style. Ever-organized, she provides suggestions but is never pushy and genuinely takes an interest in you and your wedding.

I interviewed several other planners - some of them with flashier websites and more well-known names - before landing on Cody. I'm so glad I chose the path I did. Not only are her rates more reasonable, she saved me hundreds (if not more) in vendor fees with her cost-cutting suggestions. Plus, she was way more down-to-earth and sweet than anyone I met.

In short, Cody "gets it" and you'll be lucky if she gets you, too. :)
Cody planned my September 2011 wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. I initially hired her for "Day Of" services but she Read more...
Cody planned my September 2011 wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. I initially hired her for "Day Of" services but she wound up doing so much more!

I never thought I'd be the kind of person to hire a Wedding Planner. I like to think of myself as low maintenance and pretty organized. However, everyone I talked to (past brides, friends, family) said the additional help would be worth both the money and the peace of mind.

They were completely right. Cody fulfilled so many roles in the months leading up to my wedding: ringmaster, negotiator, investigator, financial advisor, cheerleader, and confidant. She balances professionalism with warmth and adapts to your personal style. Ever-organized, she provides suggestions but is never pushy and genuinely takes an interest in you and your wedding.

I interviewed several other planners - some of them with flashier websites and more well-known names - before landing on Cody. I'm so glad I chose the path I did. Not only are her rates more reasonable, she saved me hundreds (if not more) in vendor fees with her cost-cutting suggestions. Plus, she was way more down-to-earth and sweet than anyone I met.

In short, Cody "gets it" and you'll be lucky if she gets you, too. :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
She is wonderful!
She is wonderful!
She is wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Susan
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The GREATEST thing about Cody is you get so much for your money!
She has the experience of UVA running their events, large, small
no detail is too small. She knows flowers, the vendors and is just on top
of everything. But I must say that what truly separates her from
everyone else is her kindness. She is so sweet under pressure.
We fell in love with her and how she was able to put all the balls in the
air and make Kings Family Vineyard so wonderful is due too her.
She is the BEST in town, if she is available hire her!
The GREATEST thing about Cody is you get so much for your money!
She has the experience of UVA running their events, Read more...
The GREATEST thing about Cody is you get so much for your money!
She has the experience of UVA running their events, large, small
no detail is too small. She knows flowers, the vendors and is just on top
of everything. But I must say that what truly separates her from
everyone else is her kindness. She is so sweet under pressure.
We fell in love with her and how she was able to put all the balls in the
air and make Kings Family Vineyard so wonderful is due too her.
She is the BEST in town, if she is available hire her! Read less
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Elizabeth and Brad
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Amore Events by Cody was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding preparations. We had our wedding ceremony in one of the Pavilion Gardens at UVA and the reception at King Family Vineyard in Crozet. This meant that Cody had to work with two sites on one day, coordinating décor, table and chair placement, transportation and guest arrival, wedding vendor timelines and all of our special requests on top of these. When we met Cody we already had relatively specific ideas in place for our wedding. We were blown away by Cody’s ability to take those ideas and make them a reality with results that were even more beautiful than we had envisioned. We found Cody to be generous with her time, responding quickly to any concerns we had and always making the effort to ensure that we were communicating clearly. Amore Events by Cody is also one of the few wedding professionals we found to be truly concerned with our budget. Cody’s connections and experience in the area brought us to vendors that were not previously on our radar and in many cases saved us hundreds of dollars while still ensuring perfect results.

On the day of our wedding, everything went off without a hitch and we were able to just sit back and enjoy our day. We continue to receive compliments from our guests on how beautiful and fun it was. We recommend Amore Events by Cody for your wedding coordination needs without hesitation. Cody is exceptionally organized, attentive to detail and creative. She is so well suited to this task because she clearly loves what she does. Make sure to book with Amore Events by Cody before someone else does!
Working with Amore Events by Cody was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding preparations. We had our wedding Read more...
Working with Amore Events by Cody was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding preparations. We had our wedding ceremony in one of the Pavilion Gardens at UVA and the reception at King Family Vineyard in Crozet. This meant that Cody had to work with two sites on one day, coordinating décor, table and chair placement, transportation and guest arrival, wedding vendor timelines and all of our special requests on top of these. When we met Cody we already had relatively specific ideas in place for our wedding. We were blown away by Cody’s ability to take those ideas and make them a reality with results that were even more beautiful than we had envisioned. We found Cody to be generous with her time, responding quickly to any concerns we had and always making the effort to ensure that we were communicating clearly. Amore Events by Cody is also one of the few wedding professionals we found to be truly concerned with our budget. Cody’s connections and experience in the area brought us to vendors that were not previously on our radar and in many cases saved us hundreds of dollars while still ensuring perfect results.

On the day of our wedding, everything went off without a hitch and we were able to just sit back and enjoy our day. We continue to receive compliments from our guests on how beautiful and fun it was. We recommend Amore Events by Cody for your wedding coordination needs without hesitation. Cody is exceptionally organized, attentive to detail and creative. She is so well suited to this task because she clearly loves what she does. Make sure to book with Amore Events by Cody before someone else does! Read less
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BetsyPeltzer
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Cody Grannis was an incredible coordinator for our wedding 9/3/11 on Lydia Mountain. My husband, Jason and I could not have done it without her. We started out planning the entire wedding ourselves and quickly found it overwhelming. Cody stepped in and gave us her expertise and her taste fit in perfectly with ours!! She has a gorgeous inventory!
Cody gave us immediate attention whenever we had a question or concern. She met with us many times during the past 6 months to go over details and ideas. She dealt with things we never even considered...being we are first timers. It made the process bareable because it does get stressful.
The days leading up to the wedding, Cody made certain to be in touch with all our vendors and confirm arrangements. She was completely organized and efficient! We knew it would be everything we wanted because of her hard work for us.
Cody, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And we love you as a friend and are excited to carry on a relationship with you after our incredible day. You made it perfect!!
Betsy and Jason Peltzer (betsyzaepfel@gmail.com)
Cody Grannis was an incredible coordinator for our wedding 9/3/11 on Lydia Mountain. My husband, Jason and I could not Read more...
Cody Grannis was an incredible coordinator for our wedding 9/3/11 on Lydia Mountain. My husband, Jason and I could not have done it without her. We started out planning the entire wedding ourselves and quickly found it overwhelming. Cody stepped in and gave us her expertise and her taste fit in perfectly with ours!! She has a gorgeous inventory!
Cody gave us immediate attention whenever we had a question or concern. She met with us many times during the past 6 months to go over details and ideas. She dealt with things we never even considered...being we are first timers. It made the process bareable because it does get stressful.
The days leading up to the wedding, Cody made certain to be in touch with all our vendors and confirm arrangements. She was completely organized and efficient! We knew it would be everything we wanted because of her hard work for us.
Cody, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And we love you as a friend and are excited to carry on a relationship with you after our incredible day. You made it perfect!!
Betsy and Jason Peltzer (betsyzaepfel@gmail.com) Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The best decision you will make in planning your perfect wedding will be to hire Cody. She orchestrated our daughter's wedding on the day that Hurricane Irene struck the area. Despite the extreme challenges and adverse conditions caused by the weather, Cody managed to stay one step ahead and pulled off an amazing event that everyone present said was just wonderful. If she can do that then there is nothing she cannot do!

From beginning to end Cody was worth her weight in gold. She really listened to our vision of what we wanted, assembled a great team, and found endless and creative ways to stay within budget and on time. Throughout the process Cody was always cheerful, kind, thoughtful, and fun to work with, so that what could have been an ordeal turned out to be exactly the opposite. Her organization skills are just amazing and time and again she went the extra mile and then even more.

If you chose Cody, and she choses you, you will be lucky indeed. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
The best decision you will make in planning your perfect wedding will be to hire Cody. She orchestrated our daughter's Read more...
The best decision you will make in planning your perfect wedding will be to hire Cody. She orchestrated our daughter's wedding on the day that Hurricane Irene struck the area. Despite the extreme challenges and adverse conditions caused by the weather, Cody managed to stay one step ahead and pulled off an amazing event that everyone present said was just wonderful. If she can do that then there is nothing she cannot do!

From beginning to end Cody was worth her weight in gold. She really listened to our vision of what we wanted, assembled a great team, and found endless and creative ways to stay within budget and on time. Throughout the process Cody was always cheerful, kind, thoughtful, and fun to work with, so that what could have been an ordeal turned out to be exactly the opposite. Her organization skills are just amazing and time and again she went the extra mile and then even more.

If you chose Cody, and she choses you, you will be lucky indeed. We cannot recommend her highly enough! Read less
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Charlottesville bride
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Cody Grannis of Amore Events. At every step of the way she offered wonderful advice and had great ideas about everything from the big stuff, to all the little details. Cody is that terrific combination of being extremely easy going yet incredibly organized. She kept us on track with timelines, coordinated between the vendors, and did all of those things we wouldn’t have thought or known to do. Our wedding was supposed to be outside, but due to bad weather, it had to be moved inside at the last minute. Cody handled everything—all the changes and moving around and confusion—beautifully, allowing us to relax. It turned out to be a wonderful wedding, so much fun, and I attribute that to Cody’s planning, ideas, and grace under fire. Organizing a wedding is really overwhelming, and hiring Cody was the best decision we made. She is extremely talented at what she does, a total joy to work with, and went above and beyond at every point. I really can’t recommend her enough!
I cannot say enough about Cody Grannis of Amore Events. At every step of the way she offered wonderful advice and had Read more...
I cannot say enough about Cody Grannis of Amore Events. At every step of the way she offered wonderful advice and had great ideas about everything from the big stuff, to all the little details. Cody is that terrific combination of being extremely easy going yet incredibly organized. She kept us on track with timelines, coordinated between the vendors, and did all of those things we wouldn’t have thought or known to do. Our wedding was supposed to be outside, but due to bad weather, it had to be moved inside at the last minute. Cody handled everything—all the changes and moving around and confusion—beautifully, allowing us to relax. It turned out to be a wonderful wedding, so much fun, and I attribute that to Cody’s planning, ideas, and grace under fire. Organizing a wedding is really overwhelming, and hiring Cody was the best decision we made. She is extremely talented at what she does, a total joy to work with, and went above and beyond at every point. I really can’t recommend her enough! Read less
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Joannick
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Cody at Amore Events for our big, traditional wedding in Charlottesville, VA. Cody was fabulous to work with, and we could not be happier with the services we received. We were very impressed with her professionalism in handling the event, her ability to be flexible with our ever-changing plans, and her responsiveness and attention to detail throughout the planning process.

Cody started out as our day-of coordinator, but we were so impressed with her that we hired her to finalize the design of the reception hall (UVA Alumni Hall). It was exactly how we imagined our wedding day would be but better! She knew how to take random thoughts/wants and coordinate it beautifully. Even after the big day, Cody was coordinating payments, shipping gifts, and closing the loop on every last detail while we enjoyed our honeymoon.

Without hesitation, we would recommend our friend Cody Grannis of Amore Events to plan your next big event!
We had the pleasure of working with Cody at Amore Events for our big, traditional wedding in Charlottesville, VA. Cody was Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Cody at Amore Events for our big, traditional wedding in Charlottesville, VA. Cody was fabulous to work with, and we could not be happier with the services we received. We were very impressed with her professionalism in handling the event, her ability to be flexible with our ever-changing plans, and her responsiveness and attention to detail throughout the planning process.

Cody started out as our day-of coordinator, but we were so impressed with her that we hired her to finalize the design of the reception hall (UVA Alumni Hall). It was exactly how we imagined our wedding day would be but better! She knew how to take random thoughts/wants and coordinate it beautifully. Even after the big day, Cody was coordinating payments, shipping gifts, and closing the loop on every last detail while we enjoyed our honeymoon.

Without hesitation, we would recommend our friend Cody Grannis of Amore Events to plan your next big event! Read less
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Alicia and Ian
Wedding:
7/27/2014
4.4/5.0
Without Cody's impeccable planning and support, our wedding day would not have happened. Cody's attention to detail, willingness to work incredibly hard, and great deal of experience and creativity all were priceless to us as we planned our wedding from out-of-town. Cody is a delight to work with and her vast collection of decorations and floral skills are a huge value-add to her planning costs.
The only small caution I would have is to make sure you are very clear about your expectations for communication and personality/working style before beginning a working relationship with Cody. Her eagerness to please can become a bit overwhelming and cause a bit of stress leading up to the wedding day. The flurries of emails as the big day neared (I'm sure completely normal) were quite stressful for me and I would've preferred a different way of getting things done during the final few weeks. However, none of this is was at all intentionally stress-inducing on Cody's part and I'm completely sure it was only to ensure the wedding day was as smooth as possible.
Cody is personable and kind, thoughtful and compassionate, selfless and definitely someone we would recommend to everyone. She sacrifices everything to make sure she is supporting you 150% - including sleepless nights, hiring her daughters as babysitters, and putting up with any and all last minute dramas.
We love her and consider her an extended part of the McNeill family.
Without Cody's impeccable planning and support, our wedding day would not have happened. Cody's attention to detail, Read more...
Without Cody's impeccable planning and support, our wedding day would not have happened. Cody's attention to detail, willingness to work incredibly hard, and great deal of experience and creativity all were priceless to us as we planned our wedding from out-of-town. Cody is a delight to work with and her vast collection of decorations and floral skills are a huge value-add to her planning costs.
The only small caution I would have is to make sure you are very clear about your expectations for communication and personality/working style before beginning a working relationship with Cody. Her eagerness to please can become a bit overwhelming and cause a bit of stress leading up to the wedding day. The flurries of emails as the big day neared (I'm sure completely normal) were quite stressful for me and I would've preferred a different way of getting things done during the final few weeks. However, none of this is was at all intentionally stress-inducing on Cody's part and I'm completely sure it was only to ensure the wedding day was as smooth as possible.
Cody is personable and kind, thoughtful and compassionate, selfless and definitely someone we would recommend to everyone. She sacrifices everything to make sure she is supporting you 150% - including sleepless nights, hiring her daughters as babysitters, and putting up with any and all last minute dramas.
We love her and consider her an extended part of the McNeill family. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rick
Wedding:
12/28/2013
4.3/5.0
We had Cody partially plan the Wedding and handle all the responsibilities the day of the wedding. We had already selected the venue so we only needed the everything else. I must say, she did an excellent job, especially the day of the wedding since I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the wedding/reception while she handled the details. Everything went as planned with Cody managing the timeline and she did an excellent job.
We had Cody partially plan the Wedding and handle all the responsibilities the day of the wedding. We had already selected Read more...
We had Cody partially plan the Wedding and handle all the responsibilities the day of the wedding. We had already selected the venue so we only needed the everything else. I must say, she did an excellent job, especially the day of the wedding since I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the wedding/reception while she handled the details. Everything went as planned with Cody managing the timeline and she did an excellent job. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor

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