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Elegant Events by Maria

Akron , OH

LOCATION

4562 Barnsleigh Drive
Akron, OH US 44333 (map)

PHONE

330-697-4296

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

My name is Maria and I LOVE my job!!! I want to make sure every aspect of your wedding day is fabulous. In order to accomplish this....many girls need help in "some part of the planning... Read more
My name is Maria and I LOVE my job!!! I want to make sure every aspect of your wedding day is fabulous. In order to accomplish this....many girls need help in "some part of the planning process". I live in the Northeast Ohio area and am happy to be able to work with many great vendors also of the Northeast Ohio area. My passion is in helping you to plan an amazing event/ WEDDING with energy, creativity and lots of fun! With YOUR vision and ideas.....I will help you bring them to life. Elegant Events by Maria can handle your event details and you will LOVE the results!

I can oversee every detail of the planning process from start to finish:

Initial consultation to capture your vision for your wedding
Budget planning

Ongoing coordination of vendors
Ongoing consultations for planning process
Timeline management
Etiquette and Protocol advise
Vendor Selection & Coordination...from caterers,florists,bakers,Dj,Bands,photographers,videographers,limos&transportation,officiants,invitations,venue and soo much more.

If your event is simple or elaborate, large or small, contemporary or traditional....I want to offer you peace of mind that it's all taken care of and all of details...NO matter what they are...they will be attended to. I look forward to speaking with you!!! Read less
Wedding Planning

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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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had to organize a small wedding in less than a month. Maria was instrumental in getting it all planned and run smoothly. It started out when she picked up the phone as soon as I called. In general, she was prompt in returning calls. She uses texts and emails effectively so it makes the communication easy.

She got a bakery to make a beautiful fondant cake to the exact picture we provided and that's when other bakers required a year lead time for such cakes. She had florist to do the bridal bouquet according the picture we provided, great restaurant with excellent menu, video and photo guys, beauty salon. She then stayed on top of things and directed everyone at the day of the wedding. Oh, and we left the marriage license behind at the last moment so Maria stayed controlled and kept everyone calm while the license was fetched.

Oh, and with Maria most sentences end with at least one exclamation point!!!

Thank you so much, Maria!
I had to organize a small wedding in less than a month. Maria was instrumental in getting it all planned and run smoothly. Read more...
I had to organize a small wedding in less than a month. Maria was instrumental in getting it all planned and run smoothly. It started out when she picked up the phone as soon as I called. In general, she was prompt in returning calls. She uses texts and emails effectively so it makes the communication easy.

She got a bakery to make a beautiful fondant cake to the exact picture we provided and that's when other bakers required a year lead time for such cakes. She had florist to do the bridal bouquet according the picture we provided, great restaurant with excellent menu, video and photo guys, beauty salon. She then stayed on top of things and directed everyone at the day of the wedding. Oh, and we left the marriage license behind at the last moment so Maria stayed controlled and kept everyone calm while the license was fetched.

Oh, and with Maria most sentences end with at least one exclamation point!!!

Thank you so much, Maria! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Maria did an excellent job helping us plan for our wedding and she was a great asset on the wedding day. I couldn't imagine doinh everything without her help. I would highly recommend her help for any event planning.
Maria did an excellent job helping us plan for our wedding and she was a great asset on the wedding day. I couldn't Read more...
Maria did an excellent job helping us plan for our wedding and she was a great asset on the wedding day. I couldn't imagine doinh everything without her help. I would highly recommend her help for any event planning. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Maria was truly a god during my planning! She linked me up with so many people and ideas! She was truly the person who made our wedding day and night go smoothly. I never did not need to worry about anything other than having a good time! She even was by my side for anything that I needed! If you are a working woman, Maria is who you need to help with the planning and details, but everyone should use her the night of! I do not know how people do without!
Maria was truly a god during my planning! She linked me up with so many people and ideas! She was truly the person who Read more...
Maria was truly a god during my planning! She linked me up with so many people and ideas! She was truly the person who made our wedding day and night go smoothly. I never did not need to worry about anything other than having a good time! She even was by my side for anything that I needed! If you are a working woman, Maria is who you need to help with the planning and details, but everyone should use her the night of! I do not know how people do without! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Maria made our wedding day perfection!! We started working with her once most of our vendors were already booked, but she was still a huge part of making our day successful. She met with my family multiple times to go over details, make itemized lists, and create a wedding day timeline. She took on a lot of our "small projects" towards the end of the planning, such as, making the menu cards and printing off the programs. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped out a lot with all of our vendors. Because of Maria, everyone is my family was happy and able to enjoy our special day. Thank you thank you Maria, you are WONDERFUL at what you do.
Maria made our wedding day perfection!! We started working with her once most of our vendors were already booked, but she Read more...
Maria made our wedding day perfection!! We started working with her once most of our vendors were already booked, but she was still a huge part of making our day successful. She met with my family multiple times to go over details, make itemized lists, and create a wedding day timeline. She took on a lot of our "small projects" towards the end of the planning, such as, making the menu cards and printing off the programs. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped out a lot with all of our vendors. Because of Maria, everyone is my family was happy and able to enjoy our special day. Thank you thank you Maria, you are WONDERFUL at what you do. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Maria was wonderful! She helped me execute every last detail of my wedding that I was planning from 1,000+ miles away. She was a superb advocate and was always there to get things done. Hiring her was the best money we spent!!
Maria was wonderful! She helped me execute every last detail of my wedding that I was planning from 1,000+ miles away. She Read more...
Maria was wonderful! She helped me execute every last detail of my wedding that I was planning from 1,000+ miles away. She was a superb advocate and was always there to get things done. Hiring her was the best money we spent!! Read less
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weddingmom
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
She responded the next morning to a cry for help sent via email the previous night and coordinated my daughters wedding that was less than 10 days away. She started working before the contract was signed, was professional and a master at problem solving; making the day a success. Without her there would have had no DJ, tent and chairs would have been set up during the rehearsal, the list goes on of things which can become a problem without a professional. She is wonderful to work with, gave us excellent service at an affordable cost, and i will always be grateful for her quick response to what was becoming a family emergency. What a wonderfully beautiful day we had. She even brought good weather!!!!
She responded the next morning to a cry for help sent via email the previous night and coordinated my daughters wedding Read more...
She responded the next morning to a cry for help sent via email the previous night and coordinated my daughters wedding that was less than 10 days away. She started working before the contract was signed, was professional and a master at problem solving; making the day a success. Without her there would have had no DJ, tent and chairs would have been set up during the rehearsal, the list goes on of things which can become a problem without a professional. She is wonderful to work with, gave us excellent service at an affordable cost, and i will always be grateful for her quick response to what was becoming a family emergency. What a wonderfully beautiful day we had. She even brought good weather!!!! Read less
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Diane Agnesi
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Maria was very professional and always prompt at getting all my questions answered as soon as possible. She made herself available
for all appointments that we had.
Maria was very professional and always prompt at getting all my questions answered as soon as possible. She made herself Read more...
Maria was very professional and always prompt at getting all my questions answered as soon as possible. She made herself available
for all appointments that we had. Read less
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Gravy
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't know how Maria does it all!! I could not have planned my parents 50th Anniversary party without her. She walked me through every step of the way and reassured me when I felt overwhelmed that she would "handle it, and not to worry". She absolutley handled it all!! From start to finish, set up to take down.... Maria was there. When the weather became a rain storm, she immediately called the tent company to come out and put up weather "sides" to protect everything! The party far exceeded my expectations, and it truly is still "the" Party people are talking about.
A dream come true for my family and an honor my parents will never forget.
Thank you Maria!!!!!!
Very Fondly, Paige Hoover
I don't know how Maria does it all!! I could not have planned my parents 50th Anniversary party without her. She walked me Read more...
I don't know how Maria does it all!! I could not have planned my parents 50th Anniversary party without her. She walked me through every step of the way and reassured me when I felt overwhelmed that she would "handle it, and not to worry". She absolutley handled it all!! From start to finish, set up to take down.... Maria was there. When the weather became a rain storm, she immediately called the tent company to come out and put up weather "sides" to protect everything! The party far exceeded my expectations, and it truly is still "the" Party people are talking about.
A dream come true for my family and an honor my parents will never forget.
Thank you Maria!!!!!!
Very Fondly, Paige Hoover Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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hmvana
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Maria provided excellent service both planning before and up to and including the wedding reception. She handled all aspects of the planning for us. I would highly recommend her services to any bride.
Maria provided excellent service both planning before and up to and including the wedding reception. She handled all Read more...
Maria provided excellent service both planning before and up to and including the wedding reception. She handled all aspects of the planning for us. I would highly recommend her services to any bride. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Maria was by far the best wedding expense we had. I didn't worry about a single thing on my wedding day, because I knew she had it under control.
Maria was by far the best wedding expense we had. I didn't worry about a single thing on my wedding day, because I knew Read more...
Maria was by far the best wedding expense we had. I didn't worry about a single thing on my wedding day, because I knew she had it under control. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Maria was great... when our outdoor wedding got rained out minuets before the meal, she pulled everything together and helped keep the party on track. She had it all fixed before I even had time to panic. The value was fantastic as well, very professional. I'd certainly recommend her for day-of coordination, we made a great choice by going with her.
Maria was great... when our outdoor wedding got rained out minuets before the meal, she pulled everything together and Read more...
Maria was great... when our outdoor wedding got rained out minuets before the meal, she pulled everything together and helped keep the party on track. She had it all fixed before I even had time to panic. The value was fantastic as well, very professional. I'd certainly recommend her for day-of coordination, we made a great choice by going with her. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Maria was an absolute GODSEND! Maria comes with fabulous and creative ways to plan a large event. Our event required a fair number of hotel room reservations, and Maria was well connected with various hotels and took care of the contracting for us. She really came through the in the weeks leading up to our wedding. She dealt with working with our venue, and pointed us in all the right directions as to bakery, Dj and uplighting. Not only that, she went out of her way to make some of our final details come together. On the Friday before our wedding, I mentioned to my then fiancee-now-husband something like, "Wow, clearly there has been so much work behind the scenes that I did not even need to worry about - and THAT is why we hired Maria to help us." On the day of the wedding, she kept things moving and was always there as a helping hand and almost a "liaison" among all the moving parts so we didn't have to worry about it. Maria is a class act! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for full event planning or day-of services.
Maria was an absolute GODSEND! Maria comes with fabulous and creative ways to plan a large event. Our event required a Read more...
Maria was an absolute GODSEND! Maria comes with fabulous and creative ways to plan a large event. Our event required a fair number of hotel room reservations, and Maria was well connected with various hotels and took care of the contracting for us. She really came through the in the weeks leading up to our wedding. She dealt with working with our venue, and pointed us in all the right directions as to bakery, Dj and uplighting. Not only that, she went out of her way to make some of our final details come together. On the Friday before our wedding, I mentioned to my then fiancee-now-husband something like, "Wow, clearly there has been so much work behind the scenes that I did not even need to worry about - and THAT is why we hired Maria to help us." On the day of the wedding, she kept things moving and was always there as a helping hand and almost a "liaison" among all the moving parts so we didn't have to worry about it. Maria is a class act! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for full event planning or day-of services. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Lynne
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.7/5.0
Maria was a godsend on during the planning of my daughter Megans wedding. On the day before and the day of the wedding she was with us every step of the way. With quiet confidence Maria helped us give our guests a wonderful day and evening.
Maria was a godsend on during the planning of my daughter Megans wedding. On the day before and the day of the wedding she Read more...
Maria was a godsend on during the planning of my daughter Megans wedding. On the day before and the day of the wedding she was with us every step of the way. With quiet confidence Maria helped us give our guests a wonderful day and evening. Read less
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gail
Wedding:
6/13/2010
4.7/5.0
Excellent in ideas and pofessionalism
Excellent in ideas and pofessionalism
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Future
Wedding:
7/7/2012
3.8/5.0
I hired Maria for DOC services, and I was very satisfied. She coordinated the rehearsal very well and during the day of she made sure I was on time. It was such a relief to have her there and not have to worry about all the small details. She was well-worth the money, very responsive to emails, very professional.
I hired Maria for DOC services, and I was very satisfied. She coordinated the rehearsal very well and during the day of Read more...
I hired Maria for DOC services, and I was very satisfied. She coordinated the rehearsal very well and during the day of she made sure I was on time. It was such a relief to have her there and not have to worry about all the small details. She was well-worth the money, very responsive to emails, very professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.2/5.0
We were very excited when we hired Maria, she seemed excited for our vision and very willing to help. Soon we realized what you pay for is what you get. In this case, we paid WAY too much for the services. Her responses to emails were delayed and she missed scheduled appointments with vendors. When it came to the wedding day she appeared to be running around getting the hall set up, but the rest of the organization was awful. She lost important items for the ceremony to start off with. Also, during the reception we spent most of our night trying to hunt her down for things than spending our night together. It seemed like in the end, she was on the vendors' sides than our side as well.

I would not recommend her to anyone, especially for "Day of" services. She caused more stress than we should have had for the "Full service" that we paid for.
We were very excited when we hired Maria, she seemed excited for our vision and very willing to help. Soon we realized Read more...
We were very excited when we hired Maria, she seemed excited for our vision and very willing to help. Soon we realized what you pay for is what you get. In this case, we paid WAY too much for the services. Her responses to emails were delayed and she missed scheduled appointments with vendors. When it came to the wedding day she appeared to be running around getting the hall set up, but the rest of the organization was awful. She lost important items for the ceremony to start off with. Also, during the reception we spent most of our night trying to hunt her down for things than spending our night together. It seemed like in the end, she was on the vendors' sides than our side as well.

I would not recommend her to anyone, especially for "Day of" services. She caused more stress than we should have had for the "Full service" that we paid for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I would NOT suggest hiring Maria for any event, but especially not your wedding. We hired her for the "day-of" coordination package. After talking with her on the phone for 2 hours, she seemed to be on board with all my plans and made plenty of promises of all she would provide. She met with my mother, where she said all the same things so we signed the contract. I live out of state from where the wedding was being held, so it was important that once I got in town a couple weeks before the wedding that we needed to talk with her so we could organize the details. Instead she was completely MIA. I tried calling multiple times but only received an email 2 weeks before my wedding saying my venue was being uncooperative and she was leaving the country for a couple days. I have not heard from Maria since and my wedding was almost a month ago. She completely dropped off the face of the planet. A week before the wedding my we fired her via email and a week AFTER my wedding she returned the $200 deposit through the mail to my parents with no explanation or apology. The whole ordeal was so stressful, which was the exact opposite reason of why I was spending so much money to hire her.
I would NOT suggest hiring Maria for any event, but especially not your wedding. We hired her for the "day-of" Read more...
I would NOT suggest hiring Maria for any event, but especially not your wedding. We hired her for the "day-of" coordination package. After talking with her on the phone for 2 hours, she seemed to be on board with all my plans and made plenty of promises of all she would provide. She met with my mother, where she said all the same things so we signed the contract. I live out of state from where the wedding was being held, so it was important that once I got in town a couple weeks before the wedding that we needed to talk with her so we could organize the details. Instead she was completely MIA. I tried calling multiple times but only received an email 2 weeks before my wedding saying my venue was being uncooperative and she was leaving the country for a couple days. I have not heard from Maria since and my wedding was almost a month ago. She completely dropped off the face of the planet. A week before the wedding my we fired her via email and a week AFTER my wedding she returned the $200 deposit through the mail to my parents with no explanation or apology. The whole ordeal was so stressful, which was the exact opposite reason of why I was spending so much money to hire her. Read less
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