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Arcadian Events & Design

Overland Park , KS
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Overland Park, KS US 66210 (map)

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Arcadian Events and Design - open, friendly, approachable, creative and open minded. Diane and her team offer full - service wedding planning to final steps planning

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Arcadian Events and Design - open, friendly, approachable, creative and open minded. Diane and her team offer full - service wedding planning to final steps planning

Arcadian offers a large inventory of specialty linens and rental decor in addition to their coordinating services.

Diane Boone is one of the most sought after wedding and corporate event designers and coordinators in Kansas City. For over 20 years she has been creating events with the WOW! Factor. Known for her creative genius and artistic sense of style, she will help you pull together the details of your event in a way that exceeds your expectations. Her custom designs and creations encompass everything from linens, menus, food stylizing, floral, decor, lighting, favors, invitations, organized budgets, task lists, etiquette and protocol. Diane's emphasis on consistency and creative sense of design is what gives each event a truly striking and memorable flair.

Diane will custom design and/or manage as much or as little of your event as you need. You can be sure that she will be the only one you directly work with throughout the planning and/or design process. Our goal is for our services to more than pay for themselves giving you the best value for your money.

Services begin with a complimentary, no obligation consultation. This meeting is the perfect was to determine if we were meant to be! We want to ensure that we are the right fit for your personality, style and vision. Designed to be a comfortable, casual meeting specifically designed to come together to understand each other. We will touch on your event goals, ideas, style, preferences, budget and of course you will view our extensive collection of design and event albums. Simply call or e-mail for an appointment. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, 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?
Included with our main packages, at least one lead and one assistant coordinator will manage your event.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Diane Boone is known as Kansas City's most creative event designer and planner. She is widely regarded as working well within the client's budget and creating the vision they desire. The styles of weddings which we specialize in are limitless.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
All
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Everything from 30 guests to over 500 guests

REVIEWS

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Tammy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Diane for the month of the wedding, and honestly we would have been so lost without her. She was soooo helpful with everything. The day of the wedding ran so smooth. Everything went well and was on time. Her team did awesome and I definitely would recommend her to anyone. She was like my second mom! I got to know her throughout the wedding planning and she was so sweet and always helpful. I was so comfortable with her because she was just so easy to talk to and was always supportive in what I wanted. We all know stress comes with wedding planning, but she definitely made it easier!
I hired Diane for the month of the wedding, and honestly we would have been so lost without her. She was soooo helpful Read more...
I hired Diane for the month of the wedding, and honestly we would have been so lost without her. She was soooo helpful with everything. The day of the wedding ran so smooth. Everything went well and was on time. Her team did awesome and I definitely would recommend her to anyone. She was like my second mom! I got to know her throughout the wedding planning and she was so sweet and always helpful. I was so comfortable with her because she was just so easy to talk to and was always supportive in what I wanted. We all know stress comes with wedding planning, but she definitely made it easier! Read less
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Jeramy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Diane Boone (Arcadian Events). Since we live in Brooklyn and were planning a farm wedding in Kansas, we decided that we needed to hire a planner, even though I have some pretty extensive event planning experience. Diane was the first planner I met with and I knew right away that she would be great. Our venue was a family farm with very little infrastructure. We needed to bring in everything from generators to porta-potties. I asked Diane to tell me about the most challenging weddings she'd been involved in and she didn't hesitate to tell me her near-disaster stories. I knew that she'd be able to handle anything.

Diane understood that we didn't want a planner who would tell us that everything would be sunshine and roses. On our first site visit, she came up with a pretty detailed list of all the things that could and would likely go wrong, beginning with the fact that the busses we'd planned for our guests would never get up the entrance hill. She offered to research other KC venues for us, but we were committed to the farm. We soon committed to working with Diane.

Knowing that power was going to be an issue, Diane brought us a caterer (Salt Catering) who would grill and smoke on site, keeping kitchen power needs to a minimum. Understanding that we wanted to highlight the natural setting of the farm, she ordered cut flowers for us and arranged them.

She was on site two days before the wedding, handling the rental deliveries and the initial catering set-up. On the day before the wedding, she was there to oversee adjustments to the rental needs, arrange flowers and run the rehearsal. Everything was moving in perfect harmony (or at least if it wasn't, we were blissfully unaware!). The wedding day was gorgeous, so we didn't have to rely on her disaster plan, but it was great knowing that she had one. We had a blast, our guests had a blast and we have one person to thank: Diane!
I can't say enough great things about Diane Boone (Arcadian Events). Since we live in Brooklyn and were planning a farm Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Diane Boone (Arcadian Events). Since we live in Brooklyn and were planning a farm wedding in Kansas, we decided that we needed to hire a planner, even though I have some pretty extensive event planning experience. Diane was the first planner I met with and I knew right away that she would be great. Our venue was a family farm with very little infrastructure. We needed to bring in everything from generators to porta-potties. I asked Diane to tell me about the most challenging weddings she'd been involved in and she didn't hesitate to tell me her near-disaster stories. I knew that she'd be able to handle anything.

Diane understood that we didn't want a planner who would tell us that everything would be sunshine and roses. On our first site visit, she came up with a pretty detailed list of all the things that could and would likely go wrong, beginning with the fact that the busses we'd planned for our guests would never get up the entrance hill. She offered to research other KC venues for us, but we were committed to the farm. We soon committed to working with Diane.

Knowing that power was going to be an issue, Diane brought us a caterer (Salt Catering) who would grill and smoke on site, keeping kitchen power needs to a minimum. Understanding that we wanted to highlight the natural setting of the farm, she ordered cut flowers for us and arranged them.

She was on site two days before the wedding, handling the rental deliveries and the initial catering set-up. On the day before the wedding, she was there to oversee adjustments to the rental needs, arrange flowers and run the rehearsal. Everything was moving in perfect harmony (or at least if it wasn't, we were blissfully unaware!). The wedding day was gorgeous, so we didn't have to rely on her disaster plan, but it was great knowing that she had one. We had a blast, our guests had a blast and we have one person to thank: Diane! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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rdwedding
Wedding:
4/20/2012
2.5/5.0
Used Arcadian (Diane Boone) as a wedding coordinator.

The good news--Diane tries to get on, get along, gives hugs, she has books of suggestions, and books of operational/organizational plans.

The bad news--even as an organizer, she can be disorganized. Had to remind her several times of other vendors/timelines etc through emails that she said she didn't receive. Plus she was expensive, pushed her own goods at a premium, didn't appear to always look for the best rates from other vendors, can come off as condescending or as though the customer has poor taste if they don't accept her vision of how things should work, and worst--unprofessional in trying to back out of her duties at the last minute.

Let me explain my description of Arcadian as unprofessional. Diane was Primarily Hired as a 'day of' coordinator/helper. In other words, her most important job was to be there and make things run smoothly on the 'day of' the wedding. She agreed to take on that role. However, at the last minute, she introduced her daughter and said she would take over on the 'day of' because Diane had 'another huge wedding event practice to attend'. What??? When I complained, she even looked it up to confirm in our contract that she was legally liable to be there. She still didn't promise, but did attend...and left about 4 hours before the event was over--without informing me she was leaving. She left a substitute in her place and that sub was excellent, but Arcadian Diane was NOT professional. I could give other examples, but this one suffices.

I've read other glowing reviews for Arcadian/Diane and many seem to come from companies. Perhaps the problem was that for Arcadian my wedding was a 'small' part of their business (though I'm sure it was larger and grander than most weddings and it was important to me). So, I don't know. It may be that Arcadian is a great coordinator for corporations, but not so much for weddings with less than 300 guests. I'll leave it at that except to say that I rate honestly...and have rated some other vendors 5 stars across the board and others not so much.
Used Arcadian (Diane Boone) as a wedding coordinator.

The good news--Diane tries to get on, get along, gives Read more...
Used Arcadian (Diane Boone) as a wedding coordinator.

The good news--Diane tries to get on, get along, gives hugs, she has books of suggestions, and books of operational/organizational plans.

The bad news--even as an organizer, she can be disorganized. Had to remind her several times of other vendors/timelines etc through emails that she said she didn't receive. Plus she was expensive, pushed her own goods at a premium, didn't appear to always look for the best rates from other vendors, can come off as condescending or as though the customer has poor taste if they don't accept her vision of how things should work, and worst--unprofessional in trying to back out of her duties at the last minute.

Let me explain my description of Arcadian as unprofessional. Diane was Primarily Hired as a 'day of' coordinator/helper. In other words, her most important job was to be there and make things run smoothly on the 'day of' the wedding. She agreed to take on that role. However, at the last minute, she introduced her daughter and said she would take over on the 'day of' because Diane had 'another huge wedding event practice to attend'. What??? When I complained, she even looked it up to confirm in our contract that she was legally liable to be there. She still didn't promise, but did attend...and left about 4 hours before the event was over--without informing me she was leaving. She left a substitute in her place and that sub was excellent, but Arcadian Diane was NOT professional. I could give other examples, but this one suffices.

I've read other glowing reviews for Arcadian/Diane and many seem to come from companies. Perhaps the problem was that for Arcadian my wedding was a 'small' part of their business (though I'm sure it was larger and grander than most weddings and it was important to me). So, I don't know. It may be that Arcadian is a great coordinator for corporations, but not so much for weddings with less than 300 guests. I'll leave it at that except to say that I rate honestly...and have rated some other vendors 5 stars across the board and others not so much. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Zillner
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane provided beautiful decor and specialty linen rental for our company holiday party. This is the second time we have worked with Diane and we have had a 5-star experience with her every time. She goes above and beyond, not just providing us with beautiful decor and linen rental option, but cares enough to ask questions and provide valuable recommendations that help our company events run smoothly. Diane always provides what she promises and has always exceeded our expectations. If it was in our corporate budget to have her plan the entire event, we wouldn't think twice about it.
Personally, I have also attended several weddings that Diane has designed and coordinated in the KC area. They were all unique, beautiful and the energy was so lively - the couple’s styles were apparent everywhere I looked. You could tell the bride and groom plus their families were having a blast throughout the night and not stressing about a thing. She has 30 years of event and design experience that just can't be learned overnight or in a class somewhere. We can't thank her enough for all her hard work, professionalism and calm, positive demeanor. Thank you Diane!
Diane provided beautiful decor and specialty linen rental for our company holiday party. This is the second time we have Read more...
Diane provided beautiful decor and specialty linen rental for our company holiday party. This is the second time we have worked with Diane and we have had a 5-star experience with her every time. She goes above and beyond, not just providing us with beautiful decor and linen rental option, but cares enough to ask questions and provide valuable recommendations that help our company events run smoothly. Diane always provides what she promises and has always exceeded our expectations. If it was in our corporate budget to have her plan the entire event, we wouldn't think twice about it.
Personally, I have also attended several weddings that Diane has designed and coordinated in the KC area. They were all unique, beautiful and the energy was so lively - the couple’s styles were apparent everywhere I looked. You could tell the bride and groom plus their families were having a blast throughout the night and not stressing about a thing. She has 30 years of event and design experience that just can't be learned overnight or in a class somewhere. We can't thank her enough for all her hard work, professionalism and calm, positive demeanor. Thank you Diane! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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theroasterie
Wedding:
12/2/2011
5.0/5.0
While Diane does not actually provide Wedding Services for us. We use her every time we have a special event at our company. She takes all of the stress out of hosting an event. The results of her hard work are always a beautiful, well executed event. From decorations, to food, to making sure our guests have a wonderful time...she handles it all. She's arranged anniversary parties for us for over 500 guests, intimate dinners for 20, and charity events. Indoors or Outdoors! She can turn a factory/production area into a swanky night club in a snap! Diane is the first person I contact when I find out we are hosting an event!
While Diane does not actually provide Wedding Services for us. We use her every time we have a special event at our Read more...
While Diane does not actually provide Wedding Services for us. We use her every time we have a special event at our company. She takes all of the stress out of hosting an event. The results of her hard work are always a beautiful, well executed event. From decorations, to food, to making sure our guests have a wonderful time...she handles it all. She's arranged anniversary parties for us for over 500 guests, intimate dinners for 20, and charity events. Indoors or Outdoors! She can turn a factory/production area into a swanky night club in a snap! Diane is the first person I contact when I find out we are hosting an event! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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dsankar
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was part wedding planner and friend to us throughout the planning process. She kept us on schedule, on task, and on budget. She was thoughtful and attentive to all of the questions and requests we made. We wanted a ceremony and reception that was unique to us. She made her role personal and made sure that we had the event we wanted. We are forever grateful for her incredible work.
Diane was part wedding planner and friend to us throughout the planning process. She kept us on schedule, on task, and on Read more...
Diane was part wedding planner and friend to us throughout the planning process. She kept us on schedule, on task, and on budget. She was thoughtful and attentive to all of the questions and requests we made. We wanted a ceremony and reception that was unique to us. She made her role personal and made sure that we had the event we wanted. We are forever grateful for her incredible work. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cathy
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Diane and Jessica, my daughter had the wedding she had always dreamed of and more. They were the most amazing women to work with, they created my daughters dreams and were so wonderful to work with. The wedding day was absolutely beautiful and everything went exactly as planned and stressfree. Thanks to Diane, Jessica and their staff we were able to completely enjoy our day without any worries, work or stress.
Thanks to Diane and Jessica, my daughter had the wedding she had always dreamed of and more. They were the most amazing Read more...
Thanks to Diane and Jessica, my daughter had the wedding she had always dreamed of and more. They were the most amazing women to work with, they created my daughters dreams and were so wonderful to work with. The wedding day was absolutely beautiful and everything went exactly as planned and stressfree. Thanks to Diane, Jessica and their staff we were able to completely enjoy our day without any worries, work or stress. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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LChance
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
It was actually my groom that suggested we hire a wedding planner and it turned out to be the best decision we made. We felt very confident in our vendor selections, knowing they were based on Diane's extensive experience. Arcadian created a truly unique event that was absolutely stunning. Every detail was attended to and my guests are still raving about how beautiful everything was. I'll never forget my aunts asking me two days before the wedding for their list of to-dos. I told them it was all taken care of and they just had to relax and enjoy the wedding!! I've never seen my aunts so happy!!! My entire family was relaxed during the reception knowing we had Diane and her team there to take care of everything for us.
It was actually my groom that suggested we hire a wedding planner and it turned out to be the best decision we made. We Read more...
It was actually my groom that suggested we hire a wedding planner and it turned out to be the best decision we made. We felt very confident in our vendor selections, knowing they were based on Diane's extensive experience. Arcadian created a truly unique event that was absolutely stunning. Every detail was attended to and my guests are still raving about how beautiful everything was. I'll never forget my aunts asking me two days before the wedding for their list of to-dos. I told them it was all taken care of and they just had to relax and enjoy the wedding!! I've never seen my aunts so happy!!! My entire family was relaxed during the reception knowing we had Diane and her team there to take care of everything for us. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kelli
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Diane Boone did a wonderful job helping plan our special day!! From the beginning of the wedding planning stages, to the advice, to the support, to all the hard work along the way, and especially the actual day organization, we couldn't have done it without her!! The day was absolutely perfect and we owe her a huge thanks for helping make it perfect!! Everything went smoothly and we had several comments on how smooth our wedding day was. She was great and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great wedding coordinator!
Diane Boone did a wonderful job helping plan our special day!! From the beginning of the wedding planning stages, to the Read more...
Diane Boone did a wonderful job helping plan our special day!! From the beginning of the wedding planning stages, to the advice, to the support, to all the hard work along the way, and especially the actual day organization, we couldn't have done it without her!! The day was absolutely perfect and we owe her a huge thanks for helping make it perfect!! Everything went smoothly and we had several comments on how smooth our wedding day was. She was great and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great wedding coordinator! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katrina
Wedding:
2/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Contracting Arcadian to help with my wedding planning was by far one of the best decisions I made. My wedding day was flawless. The look of the room and details that were added, far exceeded my expectations, especially since we were on a strict budget. I don't think the event would have been as beautiful, or gone as smoothly, if they had not been working
hard behind the scenes. Everything was taken care of, and all my groom and I had to do was have fun!
Contracting Arcadian to help with my wedding planning was by far one of the best decisions I made. My wedding day was Read more...
Contracting Arcadian to help with my wedding planning was by far one of the best decisions I made. My wedding day was flawless. The look of the room and details that were added, far exceeded my expectations, especially since we were on a strict budget. I don't think the event would have been as beautiful, or gone as smoothly, if they had not been working
hard behind the scenes. Everything was taken care of, and all my groom and I had to do was have fun! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katie
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Arcadian Events & Design is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, and personal company that made my wedding day perfect. My family was able to relax on the day of the wedding because we knew everything was taken care of. We all were able to enjoy the band, food, and visiting with friends and family. This is what a wedding is about and we were able to truly enjoy the day we put so much work into!
Arcadian Events & Design is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, and personal company that made my wedding day Read more...
Arcadian Events & Design is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, and personal company that made my wedding day perfect. My family was able to relax on the day of the wedding because we knew everything was taken care of. We all were able to enjoy the band, food, and visiting with friends and family. This is what a wedding is about and we were able to truly enjoy the day we put so much work into! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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pianogrrrl
Wedding:
10/30/2004
5.0/5.0
Hands down, this site was the best decision I made as far as wedding planning was concerned. We had the ceremony on one half, and the reception on the other side of the wall. It made such an easy transition for everyone. There was no additional travel, and my elderly grandparents just had to walk a few feet between events. The place was magical. The food? Some of the best food I've had.
Hands down, this site was the best decision I made as far as wedding planning was concerned. We had the ceremony on one Read more...
Hands down, this site was the best decision I made as far as wedding planning was concerned. We had the ceremony on one half, and the reception on the other side of the wall. It made such an easy transition for everyone. There was no additional travel, and my elderly grandparents just had to walk a few feet between events. The place was magical. The food? Some of the best food I've had. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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