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Costamagna Design

Buffalo , NY
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Buffalo, NY US 14047 (map)

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415-513-2102

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ABOUT US

I specialize in wedding and event planning and design: from logistics to concept creation and development, special themes, floral, linens, floral design and overall decor and styling.... Read more
I specialize in wedding and event planning and design: from logistics to concept creation and development, special themes, floral, linens, floral design and overall decor and styling. From small wedding to lavish private events, from garden spaces to minimalist loft venues.



Carla Measer-Costamagna has been devoted to making things beautiful since she was a little girl. Growing up in Europe and South America, she has experienced a broad and diverse array of cultures, traditions, tastes, sounds, and colorful lifestyles. Always with a love for the arts, she pursued a career in Interior Design in Lima, Peru and later in Art Critics and Didactics at the historic Brera Art Academy in Milan.
Carla always looked for innovative and budget friendly ways to entertain, using her creativity to place unusual elements in her designs and acquiring a vast collection of vases, plates, glasses and decorations that she could utilize in various house dinners and parties.
Prior to starting Costamana Design, Carla worked in New York City for 5 years in event planning and design, creating beautiful settings for companies such as Macy’s Herald Square. In 2006 Carla won the ISES (International Special Events Society) "Vision of the Future" award.Then, in 2007 Carla moved to San Francisco and worked as design assistant for renowned event architect Robert W. Fountain for 2 years.
This is where she had the chance learn even more, dive deep into her passion and help create esthetically beautiful settings for such noteworthy events as the San Francisco Ballet Opening, San Francisco Symphony Opening, and many upscale weddings and social gatherings including a 5-day wedding on a private island in the Bahamas.
These experiences combined with her world travel and her passion for entertaining has made Carla who she is now, a designer capable of understanding and adapting to her clients view, getting into their minds and transforming their wishes into reality.
Be it a small gathering in a private home, or a lavish affair. Whether in a romantic garden or in a minimalist loft, Carla’s specialty is attention to detail and an artistic approach to creating experiences for her clients that will appeal to all the senses.
Carla recently moved back to the East Coast and formed a home with her husband in the quaint town of Evans, NY. The perfect background to pursue her events and design career. You'll probably find her any given day hunting for the perfect flea market bud vase, or at an outdoor cafe with a glass of red wine and the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian, my now husband, and I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. When we decided to get married in my home town of East Aurora, which is just outside Buffalo, NY, we knew we would need some help in order to plan our wedding properly from such distance. We found Carla online and she was amazing! From start to finish she was there to keep us on track and organized, and was able to make our vision for our wedding come to be. The floral arrangements she designed were gorgeous and she was able to incorporate our many ideas and projects we made on our own into the overall design of our ceremony, pre-reception and reception to make it unique, one of a kind and one of the best parties ever! We have gotten so many compliments from our family and friends that attended; they were in awe of all the details and personal touches that made our wedding a true reflection of who Brian and I are as a couple. We couldn't have done it without Carla and we are so thankful to have found her! Thank you Carla!!!
Brian, my now husband, and I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. When we decided to get married in my home town of East Read more...
Brian, my now husband, and I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. When we decided to get married in my home town of East Aurora, which is just outside Buffalo, NY, we knew we would need some help in order to plan our wedding properly from such distance. We found Carla online and she was amazing! From start to finish she was there to keep us on track and organized, and was able to make our vision for our wedding come to be. The floral arrangements she designed were gorgeous and she was able to incorporate our many ideas and projects we made on our own into the overall design of our ceremony, pre-reception and reception to make it unique, one of a kind and one of the best parties ever! We have gotten so many compliments from our family and friends that attended; they were in awe of all the details and personal touches that made our wedding a true reflection of who Brian and I are as a couple. We couldn't have done it without Carla and we are so thankful to have found her! Thank you Carla!!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a day-of coordinator because the venue we chose was a little nontraditional (state park) and did not have anyone on site to fill that role. Thank goodness we did! Neither of us nor our small family bridal party had a single thing to worry or even think twice about on the day of the wedding. Carla and her assistant Melanie were the stage managers and ran the show without a single hitch.

We had some DIY elements such as favors and table numbers that Carla was able to incorporate seamlessly into her designs. We trusted her to come up with additional decor that matched our style preferences and she understood us perfectly! She delivered bunting for our tent, lights, program board, table settings, and flowers.

The flowers -- we were so happy to realize that in addition to the day-of coordination Carla does beautiful flower designs! We were thrilled to receive seasonal bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces that matched our theme perfectly. And the arbor at the ceremony altar was simply stunning! I could not believe my eyes.

Planning a wedding ceremony and reception from out of town is not easy, but Carla was very responsive over email and met with us twice, months and then the day before, to go over floorplan, schedule, and how to run the ceremony. Finally, Carla showed us her amazing flexibility when we were faced with a last-minute vendor emergency. She offered us an alternative that she knew about who could provide the same (maybe even better!) service. In the slightly frantic, emotionally exhausting days leading up to the wedding this was a real relief. Thanks to Carla, we were able to enjoy the day and the time spent with our guests to the fullest!
We were looking for a day-of coordinator because the venue we chose was a little nontraditional (state park) and did not Read more...
We were looking for a day-of coordinator because the venue we chose was a little nontraditional (state park) and did not have anyone on site to fill that role. Thank goodness we did! Neither of us nor our small family bridal party had a single thing to worry or even think twice about on the day of the wedding. Carla and her assistant Melanie were the stage managers and ran the show without a single hitch.

We had some DIY elements such as favors and table numbers that Carla was able to incorporate seamlessly into her designs. We trusted her to come up with additional decor that matched our style preferences and she understood us perfectly! She delivered bunting for our tent, lights, program board, table settings, and flowers.

The flowers -- we were so happy to realize that in addition to the day-of coordination Carla does beautiful flower designs! We were thrilled to receive seasonal bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces that matched our theme perfectly. And the arbor at the ceremony altar was simply stunning! I could not believe my eyes.

Planning a wedding ceremony and reception from out of town is not easy, but Carla was very responsive over email and met with us twice, months and then the day before, to go over floorplan, schedule, and how to run the ceremony. Finally, Carla showed us her amazing flexibility when we were faced with a last-minute vendor emergency. She offered us an alternative that she knew about who could provide the same (maybe even better!) service. In the slightly frantic, emotionally exhausting days leading up to the wedding this was a real relief. Thanks to Carla, we were able to enjoy the day and the time spent with our guests to the fullest! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
As mother-of-the bride, I have been looking forward to writing this review! Carla was our wedding planner and floral designer. My daughter wanted an intimate, family-only church wedding and reception dinner. (30 guests) Carla met with us and listened carefully as my daughter described her vision for her wedding day. Carla understood exactly what she wanted! Our meeting was quickly followed up with an official design proposal; Carla nailed it! She stayed true to my daughter's vision while offering ways to enhance it; while working within a tight budget.
Throughout the entire process Carla led us through with such kindness and professionalism. Most communication was done via email and her replies were always prompt and thorough! The meetings we had were efficient, productive and enjoyable. We always walked away with a sense of excitement and peace of mind.
Even our vendors commented on how great she is to work with and how good she is at what she does. Unfortunately we had one venue person that Carla had to deal with that had a slightly abrasive personality and Carla responded with such grace.
Two days before the wedding an unexpected issue came up with the limo bus we rented. I reached out to Carla and she offered full reassurance she was on it and it would be ok! She had our back at all times!
After arriving for our cocktail hour Carla invited me into the reception room for a private sneak peak before the big reveal...I wanted to cry! The room was beyond BEAUTIFUL! The flowers, candles, mantels, table and ceiling decor were absolutely stunning! We received SO many compliments!
WNY is very fortunate to have such a talented, experienced, creative planner/designer! We could not have pulled this off without her! We had such confidence in Carla that we were able to be guests at the wedding and more fully enjoy the day. Without hesitation I highly recommend Carla for any special event planning needs! THANK YOU CARLA!
As mother-of-the bride, I have been looking forward to writing this review! Carla was our wedding planner and floral Read more...
As mother-of-the bride, I have been looking forward to writing this review! Carla was our wedding planner and floral designer. My daughter wanted an intimate, family-only church wedding and reception dinner. (30 guests) Carla met with us and listened carefully as my daughter described her vision for her wedding day. Carla understood exactly what she wanted! Our meeting was quickly followed up with an official design proposal; Carla nailed it! She stayed true to my daughter's vision while offering ways to enhance it; while working within a tight budget.
Throughout the entire process Carla led us through with such kindness and professionalism. Most communication was done via email and her replies were always prompt and thorough! The meetings we had were efficient, productive and enjoyable. We always walked away with a sense of excitement and peace of mind.
Even our vendors commented on how great she is to work with and how good she is at what she does. Unfortunately we had one venue person that Carla had to deal with that had a slightly abrasive personality and Carla responded with such grace.
Two days before the wedding an unexpected issue came up with the limo bus we rented. I reached out to Carla and she offered full reassurance she was on it and it would be ok! She had our back at all times!
After arriving for our cocktail hour Carla invited me into the reception room for a private sneak peak before the big reveal...I wanted to cry! The room was beyond BEAUTIFUL! The flowers, candles, mantels, table and ceiling decor were absolutely stunning! We received SO many compliments!
WNY is very fortunate to have such a talented, experienced, creative planner/designer! We could not have pulled this off without her! We had such confidence in Carla that we were able to be guests at the wedding and more fully enjoy the day. Without hesitation I highly recommend Carla for any special event planning needs! THANK YOU CARLA! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carla, at Costamagna Design, has far exceeded all my expectations. When we started the wedding planning journey we quickly felt overwhelmed and needed guidance. Carla did just this and way, way more! She happily and eagerly guided us through all of our decision making leading up to the wedding, she prepared us for what was to come and provided reassurance the whole way that she was there to help- and she sure was! As a bride, I couldn't have asked for anything better- her attentiveness, incredibly prompt responses, calmness, excitement and love for what she does made this past year go smoothly and made the wedding day a day that we could just enjoy and not have to work through. We were truly guests at our own wedding! So, as a planner, we couldn't have asked for more- she rocks!

Carla also was our florist and designer- based on what I envisioned for the theme of this wedding she composed a beautiful Pinterest page with things that fit into that theme. This page was my very first indication that she gets it! As the months went by and we took on some elements of the design ourselves to save some money here and there she walked us through how to do those things and was patient with us through our millions of questions! When the day came and I saw the decorations at The Chapel and Tempo for the first time- I was blown away. Carla put every ounce of what I envisioned into both locations- it was shabby chic, elegant, intimate and beyond beautiful. For a florist- you couldn't get better because not only did she compose gorgeous flower arrangements but she put it all together with other decorative elements that made everything flow and blend.

I would HIGHLY recommend Costamagna Design and Planning to get you through this crazy time- she will make it easy, she does it all, and her hard work will allow you to truly be a guest at your own wedding!
Carla, at Costamagna Design, has far exceeded all my expectations. When we started the wedding planning journey we quickly Read more...
Carla, at Costamagna Design, has far exceeded all my expectations. When we started the wedding planning journey we quickly felt overwhelmed and needed guidance. Carla did just this and way, way more! She happily and eagerly guided us through all of our decision making leading up to the wedding, she prepared us for what was to come and provided reassurance the whole way that she was there to help- and she sure was! As a bride, I couldn't have asked for anything better- her attentiveness, incredibly prompt responses, calmness, excitement and love for what she does made this past year go smoothly and made the wedding day a day that we could just enjoy and not have to work through. We were truly guests at our own wedding! So, as a planner, we couldn't have asked for more- she rocks!

Carla also was our florist and designer- based on what I envisioned for the theme of this wedding she composed a beautiful Pinterest page with things that fit into that theme. This page was my very first indication that she gets it! As the months went by and we took on some elements of the design ourselves to save some money here and there she walked us through how to do those things and was patient with us through our millions of questions! When the day came and I saw the decorations at The Chapel and Tempo for the first time- I was blown away. Carla put every ounce of what I envisioned into both locations- it was shabby chic, elegant, intimate and beyond beautiful. For a florist- you couldn't get better because not only did she compose gorgeous flower arrangements but she put it all together with other decorative elements that made everything flow and blend.

I would HIGHLY recommend Costamagna Design and Planning to get you through this crazy time- she will make it easy, she does it all, and her hard work will allow you to truly be a guest at your own wedding! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If I could give every bride two pieces of advice, it would be to (1) hire Carla as your wedding planner and (2) enjoy your wedding day!

I am control freak and work a demanding job in NYC, so I had high expectations for Carla. She exceeded all of them.

Carla is very responsive. She also let me know if she had another wedding coming up, so I would know that she would be devoting her attention elsewhere. I really like that she does this; it reassured me that Carla would be devoted to my wedding as the date approached, even though she was working with other brides.

Carla recommended vendors and was essential in keeping me under budget. She was able to work with the florist to cut costs while still creating beautiful centerpieces. She also made several stunning arrangements herself. In all, Carla saved me several thousands (yes, thousands) of dollars on flowers.

Carla is organized and is a master coordinator. She provided the wedding party with a detailed timeline so everyone knew what to expect. All of the vendors arrived on time, allowing us to stay on schedule. The timeline that Carla created was accurate, a testament to her expertise, experience, and organization.

The week of the wedding, Carla created welcome bags for hotel guests and dropped them off at the hotel so I could spend time with my out of town guests. This is just one example of how Carla goes above and beyond to allow you to enjoy every moment of the wedding.

The day of the wedding, Carla came to my house early to check in. After that, I didn't feel her presence at all, but I knew she had a hand in everything. She worked closely with the vendors to properly time everything. I don't think there were any problems at the wedding, but if there were, I know that Carla took care of them so I didn't even notice.

Without a doubt, hiring Carla was the best decision I made in planning my wedding.
If I could give every bride two pieces of advice, it would be to (1) hire Carla as your wedding planner and (2) enjoy your Read more...
If I could give every bride two pieces of advice, it would be to (1) hire Carla as your wedding planner and (2) enjoy your wedding day!

I am control freak and work a demanding job in NYC, so I had high expectations for Carla. She exceeded all of them.

Carla is very responsive. She also let me know if she had another wedding coming up, so I would know that she would be devoting her attention elsewhere. I really like that she does this; it reassured me that Carla would be devoted to my wedding as the date approached, even though she was working with other brides.

Carla recommended vendors and was essential in keeping me under budget. She was able to work with the florist to cut costs while still creating beautiful centerpieces. She also made several stunning arrangements herself. In all, Carla saved me several thousands (yes, thousands) of dollars on flowers.

Carla is organized and is a master coordinator. She provided the wedding party with a detailed timeline so everyone knew what to expect. All of the vendors arrived on time, allowing us to stay on schedule. The timeline that Carla created was accurate, a testament to her expertise, experience, and organization.

The week of the wedding, Carla created welcome bags for hotel guests and dropped them off at the hotel so I could spend time with my out of town guests. This is just one example of how Carla goes above and beyond to allow you to enjoy every moment of the wedding.

The day of the wedding, Carla came to my house early to check in. After that, I didn't feel her presence at all, but I knew she had a hand in everything. She worked closely with the vendors to properly time everything. I don't think there were any problems at the wedding, but if there were, I know that Carla took care of them so I didn't even notice.

Without a doubt, hiring Carla was the best decision I made in planning my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Heather
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The services provided by Costamagna Design were absolutely outstanding from the first day we spoke through clean up after the event. Carla handled every single detail without a glitch. Guests raved about the unique and extensive décor. (Ask Costamagna Design for pictures of their work....you can't imagine the gorgeous customized detail!) Having chosen a venue that provided nothing more than an empty structure, planning the wedding seemed overwhelming until Carla stepped in and left me nothing to worry about. Without a doubt, I could not have had the type and format of wedding that I desired without Carla’s dedication and experience. Carla made my wedding her full time commitment and shared ideas and suggestions that were outstanding and that I would never have come up with on my own! No words can describe my appreciation and gratitude and I truly believe that Costamagna Design is simply AMAZING!
The services provided by Costamagna Design were absolutely outstanding from the first day we spoke through clean up after Read more...
The services provided by Costamagna Design were absolutely outstanding from the first day we spoke through clean up after the event. Carla handled every single detail without a glitch. Guests raved about the unique and extensive décor. (Ask Costamagna Design for pictures of their work....you can't imagine the gorgeous customized detail!) Having chosen a venue that provided nothing more than an empty structure, planning the wedding seemed overwhelming until Carla stepped in and left me nothing to worry about. Without a doubt, I could not have had the type and format of wedding that I desired without Carla’s dedication and experience. Carla made my wedding her full time commitment and shared ideas and suggestions that were outstanding and that I would never have come up with on my own! No words can describe my appreciation and gratitude and I truly believe that Costamagna Design is simply AMAZING! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Kathryn
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
While in the midst of planning with my daughter her wedding, we realized that we needed help in implementing the ideas. Carla and her assistant were wonderful and immensely helpful the day of the event. Carla's prior input was most valuable, as well and her vigilance during the ceremony and throughout the reception was calmly and professionally administered.
While in the midst of planning with my daughter her wedding, we realized that we needed help in implementing the ideas. Read more...
While in the midst of planning with my daughter her wedding, we realized that we needed help in implementing the ideas. Carla and her assistant were wonderful and immensely helpful the day of the event. Carla's prior input was most valuable, as well and her vigilance during the ceremony and throughout the reception was calmly and professionally administered. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Katrina
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Carla was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I are very "Do-it-yourself" type people, but we quickly recognized that we were going to need some help the day of the wedding. Talking with Carla on the phone, I instantly know that she was the one to help us with the "day of" coordination services. She thought of everything that I didn't and made sure we were on the right track every step of the way. She was easy to reach throughout the whole process, quickly answering any questions I had and providing the advice I needed. She was also super supportive of all the crazy diy things we were doing (my husband built all the tables for the reception and while most people thought it was a crazy idea, Carla was excited about it).

She went above and beyond the day of our wedding, making sure everything was set up perfectly and things were going smoothly. She took the pressure out of coordinating all the separate vendors and making sure they were all on the same page. Honestly if anything went wrong that day, I had no idea, she was calm and professional throughout it. We really could not have pulled it off without her!

Even though we originally hadn't put a wedding coordinator into our budget, it was probably the best thing to do and we are so happy we made room in the budget for one! And Carla should definitely be a top choice!!!
Carla was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I are very "Do-it-yourself" type people, but we quickly recognized that we Read more...
Carla was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I are very "Do-it-yourself" type people, but we quickly recognized that we were going to need some help the day of the wedding. Talking with Carla on the phone, I instantly know that she was the one to help us with the "day of" coordination services. She thought of everything that I didn't and made sure we were on the right track every step of the way. She was easy to reach throughout the whole process, quickly answering any questions I had and providing the advice I needed. She was also super supportive of all the crazy diy things we were doing (my husband built all the tables for the reception and while most people thought it was a crazy idea, Carla was excited about it).

She went above and beyond the day of our wedding, making sure everything was set up perfectly and things were going smoothly. She took the pressure out of coordinating all the separate vendors and making sure they were all on the same page. Honestly if anything went wrong that day, I had no idea, she was calm and professional throughout it. We really could not have pulled it off without her!

Even though we originally hadn't put a wedding coordinator into our budget, it was probably the best thing to do and we are so happy we made room in the budget for one! And Carla should definitely be a top choice!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Corrie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Carla was more than I could have hoped for! Her help and vision for our wedding day was absolutely spot on. She decorated the alter and arbor so beautifully- I never could have done something like that myself. ALL THE FLOWERS were STUNNING! The colors were bright, beautiful and everything I wanted. The centerpieces were perfect and made the venue even more amazing than I could have envisioned.
Carla was more than I could have hoped for! Her help and vision for our wedding day was absolutely spot on. She decorated Read more...
Carla was more than I could have hoped for! Her help and vision for our wedding day was absolutely spot on. She decorated the alter and arbor so beautifully- I never could have done something like that myself. ALL THE FLOWERS were STUNNING! The colors were bright, beautiful and everything I wanted. The centerpieces were perfect and made the venue even more amazing than I could have envisioned. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Molly
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We were planning our wedding in Upstate New York but living in New York City. After debating whether or not to hire a coordinator, I decided to hire Carla based on her pricing and on a review from a bride in a similar situation as us. Carla's prices seemed to be half the price of any other coordinator I had researched. She was very accommodating to meet with me during my brief visit in the area to make wedding arrangements.
Even though we only hired Carla for "day of" coordination services, she was very responsive to my many questions and gave a lot of advice, including decorating advice, etiquette, etc. She helped to buy some items I was having trouble finding and loaned us some items she had. She even made a wishing tree for us and arranged several small arrangements of our loose flowers without charging us extra. I admit I was a very OCD bride and had a lot of decorations and instructions. All the decorations looked perfect. Carla had even made a special trip to our wedding venue before the wedding day to familiarize herself with the venue, meet with the venue staff, and make sure everyone was on the same page.
On the wedding day, her assistant was able to pick up the desserts, which was great because most bakeries would not deliver on Sundays. I had wanted a small wedding cake and a dessert table. We had ordered two simple white cakes from Wegman's, one small one medium. Carla put them together that day with some of our roses and the cake was beautiful. She was there until the very end packing up our decorations. At the end of the day we gave her a pretty big tip as we felt she really had undercharged for her services and had included so many extra services for which she hadn't charged us extra.
We were planning our wedding in Upstate New York but living in New York City. After debating whether or not to hire a Read more...
We were planning our wedding in Upstate New York but living in New York City. After debating whether or not to hire a coordinator, I decided to hire Carla based on her pricing and on a review from a bride in a similar situation as us. Carla's prices seemed to be half the price of any other coordinator I had researched. She was very accommodating to meet with me during my brief visit in the area to make wedding arrangements.
Even though we only hired Carla for "day of" coordination services, she was very responsive to my many questions and gave a lot of advice, including decorating advice, etiquette, etc. She helped to buy some items I was having trouble finding and loaned us some items she had. She even made a wishing tree for us and arranged several small arrangements of our loose flowers without charging us extra. I admit I was a very OCD bride and had a lot of decorations and instructions. All the decorations looked perfect. Carla had even made a special trip to our wedding venue before the wedding day to familiarize herself with the venue, meet with the venue staff, and make sure everyone was on the same page.
On the wedding day, her assistant was able to pick up the desserts, which was great because most bakeries would not deliver on Sundays. I had wanted a small wedding cake and a dessert table. We had ordered two simple white cakes from Wegman's, one small one medium. Carla put them together that day with some of our roses and the cake was beautiful. She was there until the very end packing up our decorations. At the end of the day we gave her a pretty big tip as we felt she really had undercharged for her services and had included so many extra services for which she hadn't charged us extra. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cassandra
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Carla was amazing!!! I was so concerned about the decorating my venue the way I wanted on the day of my wedding and after finding Carla and realizing that our style was similar everything from there went perfectly! She helped me with day of services and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She decorated my venue just as I wanted! It was wonderful and beautiful and could not have asked for a better planner or a better day!
Carla was amazing!!! I was so concerned about the decorating my venue the way I wanted on the day of my wedding and after Read more...
Carla was amazing!!! I was so concerned about the decorating my venue the way I wanted on the day of my wedding and after finding Carla and realizing that our style was similar everything from there went perfectly! She helped me with day of services and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She decorated my venue just as I wanted! It was wonderful and beautiful and could not have asked for a better planner or a better day! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carla was fantastic!!!
My husband and I were planning our wedding from afar and recognized that we would need outside help so we hired Carla for her day of coordination. From the first conversation I had with her I knew she understood my style and what I wanted for our wedding. She was extremely flexible with our schedule as we only could make it into town every so often. She even met with our florist when we couldn't. We weren't overly confident in our florist's abilities but Carla made up for that. Her experience with floral arrangements produced beautiful floral touches at our reception. She helped develop decoration ideas for the reception and then was there to ensure that the room looked like what we had talked about. It was amazing! The end result was a beautiful stress free day. Everything was so perfect and I have no doubt in my mind that Carla has everything to do with that. She was easy to get ahold of and very responsive which is exactly what we needed due to our out of town planning. She is personable and lovely to work with, and I would do it again!
Carla was fantastic!!!
My husband and I were planning our wedding from afar and recognized that we would need outside Read more...
Carla was fantastic!!!
My husband and I were planning our wedding from afar and recognized that we would need outside help so we hired Carla for her day of coordination. From the first conversation I had with her I knew she understood my style and what I wanted for our wedding. She was extremely flexible with our schedule as we only could make it into town every so often. She even met with our florist when we couldn't. We weren't overly confident in our florist's abilities but Carla made up for that. Her experience with floral arrangements produced beautiful floral touches at our reception. She helped develop decoration ideas for the reception and then was there to ensure that the room looked like what we had talked about. It was amazing! The end result was a beautiful stress free day. Everything was so perfect and I have no doubt in my mind that Carla has everything to do with that. She was easy to get ahold of and very responsive which is exactly what we needed due to our out of town planning. She is personable and lovely to work with, and I would do it again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Julie
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Carla was fantastic. She was so organized and on top of the vendors that I was able to put my feet up and enjoy the party. I can sum it up in one moment, I had forgotten to do something last minute and was in the middle of the rehearsal dinner. Carla texted back with a simple " I have it!" Carla was my piece of mind.
Carla was fantastic. She was so organized and on top of the vendors that I was able to put my feet up and enjoy the party. Read more...
Carla was fantastic. She was so organized and on top of the vendors that I was able to put my feet up and enjoy the party. I can sum it up in one moment, I had forgotten to do something last minute and was in the middle of the rehearsal dinner. Carla texted back with a simple " I have it!" Carla was my piece of mind. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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janet
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Carla is an amazingly talented event/wedding planner and designer and the nicest person to work with as well. She loves hearing her client's vision and making it come to life. Unlike many other planners and designers, she has a wide range of styles in which she infuses her endless creative spirit! I love working with her!
Carla is an amazingly talented event/wedding planner and designer and the nicest person to work with as well. She loves Read more...
Carla is an amazingly talented event/wedding planner and designer and the nicest person to work with as well. She loves hearing her client's vision and making it come to life. Unlike many other planners and designers, she has a wide range of styles in which she infuses her endless creative spirit! I love working with her! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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magaly
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding décor and flowers. I hired Carla to take my ideas and turn them into reality. She knew exactly where to go to find my mismatched finds and got my "Vintage" style right away. She took me flower shopping and flea market hunting for the perfect little vases and once I had everything I needed she produced the most beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets ever! I was so happy to see the results. Carla can get in your head and develop your wishes like no other. She didn't waist any flowers, branches or vases, she mismatched my centerpieces with such detail but at the same time so naturally! It was everything I wanted and more. I just let her run with it I couldn't have been happier with the results. She even suggested an idea for a whimsical hanging flag banner, then selected the fabrics for me to choose from and made it for me. It looked amazing hanging over the ceremony.
I wanted my wedding to be unique and with carla's helped, it was! I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
I knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding décor and flowers. I hired Carla to take my ideas and turn them into reality. Read more...
I knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding décor and flowers. I hired Carla to take my ideas and turn them into reality. She knew exactly where to go to find my mismatched finds and got my "Vintage" style right away. She took me flower shopping and flea market hunting for the perfect little vases and once I had everything I needed she produced the most beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets ever! I was so happy to see the results. Carla can get in your head and develop your wishes like no other. She didn't waist any flowers, branches or vases, she mismatched my centerpieces with such detail but at the same time so naturally! It was everything I wanted and more. I just let her run with it I couldn't have been happier with the results. She even suggested an idea for a whimsical hanging flag banner, then selected the fabrics for me to choose from and made it for me. It looked amazing hanging over the ceremony.
I wanted my wedding to be unique and with carla's helped, it was! I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Max
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I just celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary and it brought back all of the memories from that wonderful day. Carla was invaluable to us on so many levels. She had great ideas and constructed so many different flower arrangements it was mind blowing. She works very well within a budget helped us cut costs when we needed to. On the day of the wedding Carla orchestrated the whole day and kept it flowing perfectly. I will forever be grateful to her and highly recommend her as a very creative event planner who is able to work in a large range of styles.
I just celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary and it brought back all of the memories from that wonderful day. Carla was Read more...
I just celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary and it brought back all of the memories from that wonderful day. Carla was invaluable to us on so many levels. She had great ideas and constructed so many different flower arrangements it was mind blowing. She works very well within a budget helped us cut costs when we needed to. On the day of the wedding Carla orchestrated the whole day and kept it flowing perfectly. I will forever be grateful to her and highly recommend her as a very creative event planner who is able to work in a large range of styles. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carla. She did an amazing job! Everyone at the party was complementing us on the flowers. They said they were the prettiest they had ever seen! I would use her again in a heart beat!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carla. She did an amazing job! Everyone at the party was complementing us on the flowers. They said they Read more...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carla. She did an amazing job! Everyone at the party was complementing us on the flowers. They said they were the prettiest they had ever seen! I would use her again in a heart beat! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.9/5.0
Carla was amazing, and I have already recommended her to multiple family members and friends. Planning a wedding from afar was a little intimidating, but Carla made it simple. She was incredibly professional, prepared, and helpful. Not surprisingly, I had never planned a wedding before so it was so reassuring to have her help. Everything went great the day of the wedding, but that's only the beginning of how much she impressed me. She did my flowers and décor and it was PERFECT! She over-delivered on every single thing I asked for. I had a few (well, maybe more than a few...) specific requests for wooden/rustic décor that she went out of her way to make/find/pull together. Without seeing it beforehand, I was honestly a little nervous because I wasn't sure how well I conveyed my vision to her. The day of the wedding, when I first saw each of the touches she put together, I was blown away. It was so beautiful and perfect, better than I had even asked for. The flowers were beautiful as well. Without knowing much about flowers, I gave her some but not much direction, and they were lovely. Overall, it was well worth the money - and then some! I recommend Carla in a heartbeat :)
Carla was amazing, and I have already recommended her to multiple family members and friends. Planning a wedding from afar Read more...
Carla was amazing, and I have already recommended her to multiple family members and friends. Planning a wedding from afar was a little intimidating, but Carla made it simple. She was incredibly professional, prepared, and helpful. Not surprisingly, I had never planned a wedding before so it was so reassuring to have her help. Everything went great the day of the wedding, but that's only the beginning of how much she impressed me. She did my flowers and décor and it was PERFECT! She over-delivered on every single thing I asked for. I had a few (well, maybe more than a few...) specific requests for wooden/rustic décor that she went out of her way to make/find/pull together. Without seeing it beforehand, I was honestly a little nervous because I wasn't sure how well I conveyed my vision to her. The day of the wedding, when I first saw each of the touches she put together, I was blown away. It was so beautiful and perfect, better than I had even asked for. The flowers were beautiful as well. Without knowing much about flowers, I gave her some but not much direction, and they were lovely. Overall, it was well worth the money - and then some! I recommend Carla in a heartbeat :) Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.9/5.0
As mother of the bride I found Carla to be very helpful, professional and extremely creative turning an empty venue into a beautiful and magical event. She utilized details artfully throughout to express the desires and personalities of the couple. My understanding is that she was definitely worth it (money). Every event should have a Carla!
As mother of the bride I found Carla to be very helpful, professional and extremely creative turning an empty venue into a Read more...
As mother of the bride I found Carla to be very helpful, professional and extremely creative turning an empty venue into a beautiful and magical event. She utilized details artfully throughout to express the desires and personalities of the couple. My understanding is that she was definitely worth it (money). Every event should have a Carla! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning

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