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Ode to Joy Weddings and Events

Roanoke , VA
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Roanoke, VA US (map)

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540-589-6289

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ABOUT US

My name is Bridget Powell and I have been a consultant for over 15 years.

Detailed below are the job duties I will fulfill being your weddingplanner. I also include reviewing... Read more
My name is Bridget Powell and I have been a consultant for over 15 years.

Detailed below are the job duties I will fulfill being your weddingplanner. I also include reviewing with you in person a 6 page event guide detailing your wedding day, phone calls to vendors, emails, and any other correspondence necessary to see that your event is flawless. I also review your contracts to ensure that events scheduled are within the times you have contracted for and as a resource the day of the wedding. Also included in my package is a customized agenda which I create based on the info you gave me during our time together. I forward this agenda to all of your vendors.

I offer you 2 hours at the rehearsal. It usually takes an hour for the rehearsal but I allow time for late comers and meeting with your officiator.

I offer 8 hours on the wedding day. Duties include being at the church with my emergency kit :) and helping and assisting as needed. I have been known to sew buttons, make corsages, create flower baskets, and run to Michael's for a last minute forgotten garter. I use the agenda as a guide to see that all the wedding party is where they are supposed to be and when. (I have a little mantra that I joke around about...I'm a facilitator not a dictator.) After the ceremony I feverishly drive to the hotel and have a copy of the Banquet Event order in my hand. I double check it to make sure the hotel set up is exactly what you contracted for. When the guests arrive for cocktail hour I greet them, direct them to the gift table and answer any questions they might have. (Usually it's "where’s the bathroom" but that's my job.)

For the reception my duties include helping to line up the bridal party for intros, communicate with the DJ, photographer and banquet staff, and overall facilitate the events throughout the evening. (First dance, cake cutting, best man toast, bouquet/garter toss) I make sure your gifts are packaged up and items are returned to the folks who need them back.

At the end of the night I make sure you leave with a smile on your face and thankful I was a part of your day. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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Luz
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridget Powell is an outstanding event planner. Bridget ensures everything is in order. She is willing to go an extra mile to make things happen. My daughter is the bride, and her and I enjoyed working with Bridget. She is very professional in her dealings with everyone involved (i.e. venue coordinator, caterer, and florist just to name a few). I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
Bridget Powell is an outstanding event planner. Bridget ensures everything is in order. She is willing to go an extra mile Read more...
Bridget Powell is an outstanding event planner. Bridget ensures everything is in order. She is willing to go an extra mile to make things happen. My daughter is the bride, and her and I enjoyed working with Bridget. She is very professional in her dealings with everyone involved (i.e. venue coordinator, caterer, and florist just to name a few). I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great vendor! Very organized and flexible with meetings, timing, and arrangements. Helped make the planning process and day go smoothly. Would highly recommend.
Great vendor! Very organized and flexible with meetings, timing, and arrangements. Helped make the planning process and Read more...
Great vendor! Very organized and flexible with meetings, timing, and arrangements. Helped make the planning process and day go smoothly. Would highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made sure to capture all the details of our big day and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. As soon as we signed the contract she provided us a huge questionnaire to keep us organized and would follow up as the time got closer to the wedding. We had several in-person meetings throughout the planning process and Bridget was always timely with her responses via phone or email. On the day of the wedding, she and her wonderful husband, Jay, took care of all the details (even some that I’m sure I didn’t think of), organized both sides of the families, and made sure the order of events went as scheduled. Bridget was a quick thinker and was our biggest advocate. We highly recommend Bridget Powell from Ode to Joy and would use her again in a heartbeat!
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made Read more...
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made sure to capture all the details of our big day and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. As soon as we signed the contract she provided us a huge questionnaire to keep us organized and would follow up as the time got closer to the wedding. We had several in-person meetings throughout the planning process and Bridget was always timely with her responses via phone or email. On the day of the wedding, she and her wonderful husband, Jay, took care of all the details (even some that I’m sure I didn’t think of), organized both sides of the families, and made sure the order of events went as scheduled. Bridget was a quick thinker and was our biggest advocate. We highly recommend Bridget Powell from Ode to Joy and would use her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Great to work with. Recommended great vendors. Handled all situations professionally to ensure wedding and reception went off as planned and were as beautiful as we imagined.
Great to work with. Recommended great vendors. Handled all situations professionally to ensure wedding and reception went Read more...
Great to work with. Recommended great vendors. Handled all situations professionally to ensure wedding and reception went off as planned and were as beautiful as we imagined. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridget was so informative, knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. I have nothing but the highest praise for how she helped put the event together. She cared about every last detail. We could not have done it without her.
Bridget was so informative, knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. I have nothing but the highest praise for how she Read more...
Bridget was so informative, knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. I have nothing but the highest praise for how she helped put the event together. She cared about every last detail. We could not have done it without her. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridget did a wonderful job helping my husband and I plan our wedding! The day would not have been as wonderful or gone as smoothly without her. She assisted us with hiring vendors, developing a wedding timeline, and making the ceremony/reception something memorable for both us and our guests. I highly recommend her to any bride who is planning a wedding. Her attention to detail, vast knowledge of wedding event planning, and professionalism makes her a valuable asset to any bride. I would not have enjoyed my wedding day as much if I had not had her help!
Bridget did a wonderful job helping my husband and I plan our wedding! The day would not have been as wonderful or gone as Read more...
Bridget did a wonderful job helping my husband and I plan our wedding! The day would not have been as wonderful or gone as smoothly without her. She assisted us with hiring vendors, developing a wedding timeline, and making the ceremony/reception something memorable for both us and our guests. I highly recommend her to any bride who is planning a wedding. Her attention to detail, vast knowledge of wedding event planning, and professionalism makes her a valuable asset to any bride. I would not have enjoyed my wedding day as much if I had not had her help! Read less
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Josie
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Very helpful and attentive to things that needed to be done. Would highly recommend to a friend for any event.
Very helpful and attentive to things that needed to be done. Would highly recommend to a friend for any event.
Very helpful and attentive to things that needed to be done. Would highly recommend to a friend for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made sure to capture all the details of our big day and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. As soon as we signed the contract she provided us a huge questionnaire to keep us organized and would follow up as the time got closer to the wedding. We had several in-person meetings throughout the planning process and Bridget was always timely with her responses via phone or email. On the day of the wedding, she and her wonderful husband, Jay, took care of all the details (even some that I’m sure I didn’t think of), organized both sides of the families, and made sure the order of events went as scheduled. Bridget was a quick thinker and was our biggest advocate. We highly recommend Bridget Powell from Ode to Joy and would use her again in a heartbeat!
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made Read more...
It was such an honor to have Bridget Powell as our wedding coordinator! From day one Bridget was very organized! She made sure to capture all the details of our big day and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. As soon as we signed the contract she provided us a huge questionnaire to keep us organized and would follow up as the time got closer to the wedding. We had several in-person meetings throughout the planning process and Bridget was always timely with her responses via phone or email. On the day of the wedding, she and her wonderful husband, Jay, took care of all the details (even some that I’m sure I didn’t think of), organized both sides of the families, and made sure the order of events went as scheduled. Bridget was a quick thinker and was our biggest advocate. We highly recommend Bridget Powell from Ode to Joy and would use her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so pleased with Ode To Joy Events. Bridget Powell organized and orchestrated the most beautiful wedding for my daughter I have ever seen. My daughter's exact words after the wedding were "This was the fairy tale wedding I have dreamed of." Wow!! It doesn't get any better than that. We were so pleased with Bridget's professionalism, planning, and poise through some interesting planning issues. She recommended several vendors and met with each as often as needed to assure that all went smoothly. Some of the contracts my daughter had already signed needed rewritten to protect our interests. Without Bridget reviewing the contracts we would not have known they were written with the protection of the vendor only. She and her husband, Jay, went above and beyond expectations in a number of areas. If we plan any future events or parties we will call Bridget for her expertise first. Thank you Bridget!
I am so pleased with Ode To Joy Events. Bridget Powell organized and orchestrated the most beautiful wedding for my Read more...
I am so pleased with Ode To Joy Events. Bridget Powell organized and orchestrated the most beautiful wedding for my daughter I have ever seen. My daughter's exact words after the wedding were "This was the fairy tale wedding I have dreamed of." Wow!! It doesn't get any better than that. We were so pleased with Bridget's professionalism, planning, and poise through some interesting planning issues. She recommended several vendors and met with each as often as needed to assure that all went smoothly. Some of the contracts my daughter had already signed needed rewritten to protect our interests. Without Bridget reviewing the contracts we would not have known they were written with the protection of the vendor only. She and her husband, Jay, went above and beyond expectations in a number of areas. If we plan any future events or parties we will call Bridget for her expertise first. Thank you Bridget! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bridget was great to work with. She really took the pressure off of me and handled so many logistical issues for me. She was very responsive, pleasant, and professional. I couldn't imagine doing it without her. I totally recommend her and would eagerly use her again if the occasion arose. Thanks Bridget!.You were terrific!
Bridget was great to work with. She really took the pressure off of me and handled so many logistical issues for me. She Read more...
Bridget was great to work with. She really took the pressure off of me and handled so many logistical issues for me. She was very responsive, pleasant, and professional. I couldn't imagine doing it without her. I totally recommend her and would eagerly use her again if the occasion arose. Thanks Bridget!.You were terrific! Read less
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