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New Sunrise Events

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At New Sunrise Events we understand that your wedding is a momentous occasion, a time to celebrate your past and to welcome your new life together. We understand that you envision your... Read more
At New Sunrise Events we understand that your wedding is a momentous occasion, a time to celebrate your past and to welcome your new life together. We understand that you envision your wedding to reflect your unique relationship and to be remembered by all those who mean most to you.

Through our experience, creativity, enthusiasm and personal attention to detail we are committed to serving you and turning your vision to into an unforgettable reality!

Our goal is to ensure that your wedding, whatever the size and budget, flows seamlessly and surpasses your dreams. Read less
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We contracted Karen from New Sunrise Events for month-to-day coordination of our wedding in the summer of 2014. Karen made our wedding a success!!! I've recommended her to everyone I know planning a wedding, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

1. Karen is the consummate professional. She has great taste, is knowledgeable, well connected to vendors, and has resources at her fingertips. She was very clear from the beginning to the end, and told us exactly what would happen, and in doing so demonstrated she was consistent and reliable. Every step of the way, she instilled confidence that we were in good hands.

2. Karen has a peaceful grace about herself. Wedding planning can be exciting, but also paralyzing, scary, annoying, and stressful. Yet, Karen was always calm, and our anxiety seemed to magically melt away anytime we met her. Her personality is patient and peaceful.

3. Karen will be your best advocate. There are so many opinions leading up to a wedding, sometimes your voice or opinions can get lost. Karen is by your side and will advocate for your interests if you need a champion. We had a few tough situations with vendors or potential vendors, but Karen guided us through difficult situations and helped us to be assertive, while also being extremely respectful.

4. Karen will troubleshoot, and solve the problem like a ninja!

5. Karen treated family and guests fabulously. Something really important to me is how vendors treat our family and guests. Karen and her staff all came dressed professionally, Karen was polite, courteous, and a pleasure to everyone she met. She was very respectful to my older parents, and I trusted her with everything that day.

Of all the vendors involved in our 200+ person wedding, I was most impressed by Karen and New Sunrise Events. She was the best, and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
We contracted Karen from New Sunrise Events for month-to-day coordination of our wedding in the summer of 2014. Karen made Read more...
We contracted Karen from New Sunrise Events for month-to-day coordination of our wedding in the summer of 2014. Karen made our wedding a success!!! I've recommended her to everyone I know planning a wedding, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

1. Karen is the consummate professional. She has great taste, is knowledgeable, well connected to vendors, and has resources at her fingertips. She was very clear from the beginning to the end, and told us exactly what would happen, and in doing so demonstrated she was consistent and reliable. Every step of the way, she instilled confidence that we were in good hands.

2. Karen has a peaceful grace about herself. Wedding planning can be exciting, but also paralyzing, scary, annoying, and stressful. Yet, Karen was always calm, and our anxiety seemed to magically melt away anytime we met her. Her personality is patient and peaceful.

3. Karen will be your best advocate. There are so many opinions leading up to a wedding, sometimes your voice or opinions can get lost. Karen is by your side and will advocate for your interests if you need a champion. We had a few tough situations with vendors or potential vendors, but Karen guided us through difficult situations and helped us to be assertive, while also being extremely respectful.

4. Karen will troubleshoot, and solve the problem like a ninja!

5. Karen treated family and guests fabulously. Something really important to me is how vendors treat our family and guests. Karen and her staff all came dressed professionally, Karen was polite, courteous, and a pleasure to everyone she met. She was very respectful to my older parents, and I trusted her with everything that day.

Of all the vendors involved in our 200+ person wedding, I was most impressed by Karen and New Sunrise Events. She was the best, and I wholeheartedly recommend her. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen was *THE* best decision we made for our wedding process. Everything and anything would not have mattered or turned out the same if it was not for Karen. (Although I had AWESOME vendors.. haha) I really could not have even imagined what a blessing Karen was in my life during wedding planning. I actually found Karen on yelp, and even after reading the reviews, I was of course impressed- but now re-reading the reviews.... I totally get it. and completely agree. She really is amazing. Karen is very organized, articulate to detail, very patient, a kind and calm person, and she gets things DONE. If you have a life, or a job, and you're going to be planning a wedding, you need AT LEAST a month-to-day planner.

One thing I loved most about Karen was she got alllllll the little missing spots of detail and info with each and every vendor taken care of. As I'd be heading out to work in the morning, Karen would be CC-ing me on e-mails that she'd be sending out to vendors to take care of business. And mind you, some of these details are details that I would be thinking of too, or some would even be things that didn't even dawn on me! I always remember thinking... "Thank God for Karen..."
Another thing I loved was how much she cared about our parents and family. She really makes sure they are happy too. It was so nice to have someone there to make sure your family is happy, its not just about the couple- and it really showed on our wedding day.. we were so happy to see our parents and family happy. =)
With Karen's super duper preparations and organization and her awesome timeline for my wedding, I knew my day was set to be good one. I always thought it was so redundant how people would say "Oh, it was the best day of my life...etc" Well, I'll never think like that again. My wedding day was truly the best day of my life. Thank you, Karen!!!
Karen was *THE* best decision we made for our wedding process. Everything and anything would not have mattered or turned Read more...
Karen was *THE* best decision we made for our wedding process. Everything and anything would not have mattered or turned out the same if it was not for Karen. (Although I had AWESOME vendors.. haha) I really could not have even imagined what a blessing Karen was in my life during wedding planning. I actually found Karen on yelp, and even after reading the reviews, I was of course impressed- but now re-reading the reviews.... I totally get it. and completely agree. She really is amazing. Karen is very organized, articulate to detail, very patient, a kind and calm person, and she gets things DONE. If you have a life, or a job, and you're going to be planning a wedding, you need AT LEAST a month-to-day planner.

One thing I loved most about Karen was she got alllllll the little missing spots of detail and info with each and every vendor taken care of. As I'd be heading out to work in the morning, Karen would be CC-ing me on e-mails that she'd be sending out to vendors to take care of business. And mind you, some of these details are details that I would be thinking of too, or some would even be things that didn't even dawn on me! I always remember thinking... "Thank God for Karen..."
Another thing I loved was how much she cared about our parents and family. She really makes sure they are happy too. It was so nice to have someone there to make sure your family is happy, its not just about the couple- and it really showed on our wedding day.. we were so happy to see our parents and family happy. =)
With Karen's super duper preparations and organization and her awesome timeline for my wedding, I knew my day was set to be good one. I always thought it was so redundant how people would say "Oh, it was the best day of my life...etc" Well, I'll never think like that again. My wedding day was truly the best day of my life. Thank you, Karen!!! Read less
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Cyndi
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team provided month-out wedding coordination for our July wedding at Nestldown. From the beginning to the end, Karen was just wonderful. Karen is honestly one of the sweetest and most patient people we met and we can't count the number of times that I said to my husband "I'm so glad that Karen is our wedding coordinator" before and after the wedding.

Initially, I thought we didn't need a coordinator because our venue manager often acted as a wedding coordinator for several couples, and our catering manager also took on several duties of a wedding coordinator. In the end, we absolutely did because Karen thought of details and asked questions that we never would have considered, and she watched out for *us*, while the venue manager's main priority would have been the venue and the caterer's, the food. For month-out coordination, we only had 2 meetings with her in the month before the wedding, but in those two meetings, she was extremely organized and planned out minute by minute of our day ensuring that no detail was forgotten. After our first meeting, she contacted all of our vendors and followed up with us about how our day was going to turn out. Karen provided her expertise when we asked for it, and was very accepting of our ideas; she was not the least bit intrusive with her own opinions.

On our wedding day, Karen was there to make sure everything was taken care of. She kept us on track of our extremely tight schedule and made our jobs as the bride and groom effortless. We honestly didn't have to worry about a single detail and were allowed to just enjoy our day. She even took care of little emergencies, like having unexpected guests show up, fixing my husband's suit button on the spot, and so much more.

I have no doubt that because of Karen, we were able to enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Karen and her team are amazing at what they do. We highly recommend them to anyone needing event/wedding planning services!!
Karen and her team provided month-out wedding coordination for our July wedding at Nestldown. From the beginning to the Read more...
Karen and her team provided month-out wedding coordination for our July wedding at Nestldown. From the beginning to the end, Karen was just wonderful. Karen is honestly one of the sweetest and most patient people we met and we can't count the number of times that I said to my husband "I'm so glad that Karen is our wedding coordinator" before and after the wedding.

Initially, I thought we didn't need a coordinator because our venue manager often acted as a wedding coordinator for several couples, and our catering manager also took on several duties of a wedding coordinator. In the end, we absolutely did because Karen thought of details and asked questions that we never would have considered, and she watched out for *us*, while the venue manager's main priority would have been the venue and the caterer's, the food. For month-out coordination, we only had 2 meetings with her in the month before the wedding, but in those two meetings, she was extremely organized and planned out minute by minute of our day ensuring that no detail was forgotten. After our first meeting, she contacted all of our vendors and followed up with us about how our day was going to turn out. Karen provided her expertise when we asked for it, and was very accepting of our ideas; she was not the least bit intrusive with her own opinions.

On our wedding day, Karen was there to make sure everything was taken care of. She kept us on track of our extremely tight schedule and made our jobs as the bride and groom effortless. We honestly didn't have to worry about a single detail and were allowed to just enjoy our day. She even took care of little emergencies, like having unexpected guests show up, fixing my husband's suit button on the spot, and so much more.

I have no doubt that because of Karen, we were able to enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Karen and her team are amazing at what they do. We highly recommend them to anyone needing event/wedding planning services!! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Don't even think about having your wedding without at least a month and day-of coordinator. That's advice we're glad to have taken. However, the best decision beyond that was to hire Karen (New Sunrise Events) to take care of it all. She's nice, responsive, and a true pro.

Month/Day of coordinators are hired to make sure all vendor contracts are executed as written, and make sure the day goes according to plan. What they are not required to do is genuinely care about your big day, and that's where the important differentiation starts with Karen. We felt that she was planning to what she knew and thought would be important to us, from a macro and micro level. I'll provide examples of both.

On a high level, she knew the overall cozy, comfortable, and fun atmosphere we wanted, and made sure everything from the layout to the timing would compliment that. Even down to the minute, her plans made sense based on where in the venue certain activities were, and the time spent per activity. The real 5 star service came the day of though, in execution. Sure enough everything turned up where they needed to be, even when the furniture delivery company sent the wrong sofas, when the programs were coming undone, it all seemed to work out, and we know it was because of her. Even during the grand entrance she and Andy were holding curtains back, timing our entrance with parts of the songs. These seem like random details, but it really is what you should be looking for in your search for a coordinator.

Karen is the whole package in terms of seeing and adopting your vision and executing flawlessly. Though we didn't work with her as a full fledged planner, we're confident her sense of style, and planning capabilities would allow her to excel there as well. Highly recommended, you need to hire her!
Don't even think about having your wedding without at least a month and day-of coordinator. That's advice we're glad to Read more...
Don't even think about having your wedding without at least a month and day-of coordinator. That's advice we're glad to have taken. However, the best decision beyond that was to hire Karen (New Sunrise Events) to take care of it all. She's nice, responsive, and a true pro.

Month/Day of coordinators are hired to make sure all vendor contracts are executed as written, and make sure the day goes according to plan. What they are not required to do is genuinely care about your big day, and that's where the important differentiation starts with Karen. We felt that she was planning to what she knew and thought would be important to us, from a macro and micro level. I'll provide examples of both.

On a high level, she knew the overall cozy, comfortable, and fun atmosphere we wanted, and made sure everything from the layout to the timing would compliment that. Even down to the minute, her plans made sense based on where in the venue certain activities were, and the time spent per activity. The real 5 star service came the day of though, in execution. Sure enough everything turned up where they needed to be, even when the furniture delivery company sent the wrong sofas, when the programs were coming undone, it all seemed to work out, and we know it was because of her. Even during the grand entrance she and Andy were holding curtains back, timing our entrance with parts of the songs. These seem like random details, but it really is what you should be looking for in your search for a coordinator.

Karen is the whole package in terms of seeing and adopting your vision and executing flawlessly. Though we didn't work with her as a full fledged planner, we're confident her sense of style, and planning capabilities would allow her to excel there as well. Highly recommended, you need to hire her! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen is a great wedding planner. Her attention to detail and personality make her very enjoyable and great to work with. She is on top of things and I would totally recommend her to anyone who needs a wedding planner. She does her due diligence with the venues and she gives her clients the personal attention they need. We love her!
Karen is a great wedding planner. Her attention to detail and personality make her very enjoyable and great to work with. Read more...
Karen is a great wedding planner. Her attention to detail and personality make her very enjoyable and great to work with. She is on top of things and I would totally recommend her to anyone who needs a wedding planner. She does her due diligence with the venues and she gives her clients the personal attention they need. We love her! Read less
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rfritschen
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.4/5.0
I used New Sunrise Events for my April 14th wedding and must congratulate Karen on a job well done. Karen had to execute this wedding with the help of a Bride and Maid of Honor who are Technology project managers which translates into "Two Women That Think They Know Exactly What They Are Doing". Having now gone through this experience once, I can honestly say that Karen was very patient and didn't shove her years of experience onto me and my grand ideas. Instead she patiently listened to all the wonderful plans I had and while she was always willing to do her best to make those ideas come to life, she also did her best to talk me through the pros and cons of my grandiose vision.

Ultimately, through my own learnings and through Karen's patient guidance, I settled on a more traditional wedding approach and Wow, what an outcome.

My husband and I were married at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA and it was an absolute success. Karen's thoughtful and DETAILED approach to every moment of the day ensured the days success. I can honestly say that I didn't have to worry about a single thing the day of my wedding because Karen and Andy took care of everything. And I mean everything... Even down to making our sparkler exit to the town car happen....and corralling 150 drunk adults into a line with sparklers is not an easy thing to do!

Suffice to say, if you want to be creative, but still need someone to think through and then Execute!!! all the details of your crazy and creative ideas, Karen is the person for you.
I used New Sunrise Events for my April 14th wedding and must congratulate Karen on a job well done. Karen had to execute Read more...
I used New Sunrise Events for my April 14th wedding and must congratulate Karen on a job well done. Karen had to execute this wedding with the help of a Bride and Maid of Honor who are Technology project managers which translates into "Two Women That Think They Know Exactly What They Are Doing". Having now gone through this experience once, I can honestly say that Karen was very patient and didn't shove her years of experience onto me and my grand ideas. Instead she patiently listened to all the wonderful plans I had and while she was always willing to do her best to make those ideas come to life, she also did her best to talk me through the pros and cons of my grandiose vision.

Ultimately, through my own learnings and through Karen's patient guidance, I settled on a more traditional wedding approach and Wow, what an outcome.

My husband and I were married at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA and it was an absolute success. Karen's thoughtful and DETAILED approach to every moment of the day ensured the days success. I can honestly say that I didn't have to worry about a single thing the day of my wedding because Karen and Andy took care of everything. And I mean everything... Even down to making our sparkler exit to the town car happen....and corralling 150 drunk adults into a line with sparklers is not an easy thing to do!

Suffice to say, if you want to be creative, but still need someone to think through and then Execute!!! all the details of your crazy and creative ideas, Karen is the person for you. Read less
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Ying
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are very glad that we hired Karen as our wedding planner. We were constantly impressed by her professionalism, execution skills and wonderful personality. Originally, we were looking for a coordinator just for the day of the wedding but after only a few meetings with Karen we decided to hire her as our wedding planner. Throughout the entire process, Karen has not only played an instrumental role in our wedding planning but also became a great friend. We benefited tremendously from her profound experience in event planning and found the process very enjoyable through numerous vendor visits and planning meetings with Karen. What also made Karen a great wedding planner is how she put in a lot of effort in getting to know us as a couple and hearing about our stories. During the 8 months that we worked with her, we feel that she really got to know us and was able to plan such a personable and endearing wedding. Additionally, Karen introduced us to the what we consider the best vendors in the Bay Area and did a great job collaborating with them to create the perfect wedding day for us! We also had the pleasure of meeting Karen's husband Andy on our wedding day and are very thankful for everything that Karen and Andy have done to make our wedding the perfect experience!
My husband and I are very glad that we hired Karen as our wedding planner. We were constantly impressed by her Read more...
My husband and I are very glad that we hired Karen as our wedding planner. We were constantly impressed by her professionalism, execution skills and wonderful personality. Originally, we were looking for a coordinator just for the day of the wedding but after only a few meetings with Karen we decided to hire her as our wedding planner. Throughout the entire process, Karen has not only played an instrumental role in our wedding planning but also became a great friend. We benefited tremendously from her profound experience in event planning and found the process very enjoyable through numerous vendor visits and planning meetings with Karen. What also made Karen a great wedding planner is how she put in a lot of effort in getting to know us as a couple and hearing about our stories. During the 8 months that we worked with her, we feel that she really got to know us and was able to plan such a personable and endearing wedding. Additionally, Karen introduced us to the what we consider the best vendors in the Bay Area and did a great job collaborating with them to create the perfect wedding day for us! We also had the pleasure of meeting Karen's husband Andy on our wedding day and are very thankful for everything that Karen and Andy have done to make our wedding the perfect experience! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is absolutely fantastic to work with. I cannot recommend her more highly! My fiance and I were looking for a Day of Coordinator for our wedding at the Rengstorff House on 9/24/11 and our photographer (Erica B Photography) recommended Karen to us. I was completely sold after our initial consultation with Karen. At our first meeting, she was extremely organized, very thorough in asking questions to fully understand our wedding and she had a calming presence about her that I knew would serve well in the midst of stressful wedding planning. She is exactly who you want to be in charge on this important day of your life.

While we hired Karen as our "Day of Coordinator", her services actually started one month out from the wedding. She met with us multiple times at our venue, worked with us to create a wedding day timeline and communicated endlessly with all of our separate vendors (caterer, DJ, florist, photographer, etc.) in order to make our wedding day run seamlessly. Karen thinks of everything and comes up with great solutions to any possible problems. The week before our wedding I had multiple people telling me I seemed strangely calm considering how soon the wedding was and my response to all of them was, "I have a fantastic wedding coordinator!" There was absolutely nothing to worry about because I knew Karen was taking care of all of the details and making sure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be.

The day of our wedding Karen and her husband/assistant Andy set up all of our decorations and made everything look perfect (we gave them a lot so this was a big job). Andy is just as nice and professional as Karen. He brought over plates of appetizers to my husband and I while we were taking pictures during the cocktail hour to make sure we got to eat and enjoy the food we selected. I've heard over and over from brides and grooms that they didn't get to eat at their wedding - with New Sunrise Events you will!

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say Karen is great at what she does and you will not regret hiring her for your next event!
Karen is absolutely fantastic to work with. I cannot recommend her more highly! My fiance and I were looking for a Day of Read more...
Karen is absolutely fantastic to work with. I cannot recommend her more highly! My fiance and I were looking for a Day of Coordinator for our wedding at the Rengstorff House on 9/24/11 and our photographer (Erica B Photography) recommended Karen to us. I was completely sold after our initial consultation with Karen. At our first meeting, she was extremely organized, very thorough in asking questions to fully understand our wedding and she had a calming presence about her that I knew would serve well in the midst of stressful wedding planning. She is exactly who you want to be in charge on this important day of your life.

While we hired Karen as our "Day of Coordinator", her services actually started one month out from the wedding. She met with us multiple times at our venue, worked with us to create a wedding day timeline and communicated endlessly with all of our separate vendors (caterer, DJ, florist, photographer, etc.) in order to make our wedding day run seamlessly. Karen thinks of everything and comes up with great solutions to any possible problems. The week before our wedding I had multiple people telling me I seemed strangely calm considering how soon the wedding was and my response to all of them was, "I have a fantastic wedding coordinator!" There was absolutely nothing to worry about because I knew Karen was taking care of all of the details and making sure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be.

The day of our wedding Karen and her husband/assistant Andy set up all of our decorations and made everything look perfect (we gave them a lot so this was a big job). Andy is just as nice and professional as Karen. He brought over plates of appetizers to my husband and I while we were taking pictures during the cocktail hour to make sure we got to eat and enjoy the food we selected. I've heard over and over from brides and grooms that they didn't get to eat at their wedding - with New Sunrise Events you will!

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say Karen is great at what she does and you will not regret hiring her for your next event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
New Sunrise Events planned our destination wedding to Hawaii and was absolutely wonderful. Karen was meticulous at making sure every detail was in place for the big day. She knew the style we were going for and made sure everything matched exactly. I highly recommend her for planning destination weddings!
New Sunrise Events planned our destination wedding to Hawaii and was absolutely wonderful. Karen was meticulous at making Read more...
New Sunrise Events planned our destination wedding to Hawaii and was absolutely wonderful. Karen was meticulous at making sure every detail was in place for the big day. She knew the style we were going for and made sure everything matched exactly. I highly recommend her for planning destination weddings! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Karen, we knew she was the one. Incredibly sweet, nice, detail-oriented, and a real interest in us as a couple! She was always there to offer advice, help with our vendors, and of course, all the planning.
She made sure every little detail was taken care of - from the small things such as color schemes for our table numbers, to the big things like when the caterers would arrive, where they would be set up, and if the contract looked good. Everything was setup in a detailed time line for the day-of so everyone knew where to be and when!

The bottom line is this: If you really want to make sure your wedding goes PERFECTLY, and you want an unbelievable planner who has a genuine love for what she does - look no further than New Sunrise Events. We could not recommend her more highly.
From the moment we met Karen, we knew she was the one. Incredibly sweet, nice, detail-oriented, and a real interest in us Read more...
From the moment we met Karen, we knew she was the one. Incredibly sweet, nice, detail-oriented, and a real interest in us as a couple! She was always there to offer advice, help with our vendors, and of course, all the planning.
She made sure every little detail was taken care of - from the small things such as color schemes for our table numbers, to the big things like when the caterers would arrive, where they would be set up, and if the contract looked good. Everything was setup in a detailed time line for the day-of so everyone knew where to be and when!

The bottom line is this: If you really want to make sure your wedding goes PERFECTLY, and you want an unbelievable planner who has a genuine love for what she does - look no further than New Sunrise Events. We could not recommend her more highly. Read less
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