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Simple Elegant Weddings

Fort Myers , FL

LOCATION

All of Southwest Florida and surrounding areas, Corporate Office - Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL 33919 US

PHONE

941-451-6680

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

First and foremost ~ CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!



Simply Elegant Weddings specializes in creating a complete Florida Wedding Package for you.

Our... Read more
First and foremost ~ CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!



Simply Elegant Weddings specializes in creating a complete Florida Wedding Package for you.

Our team has the local knowledge and expertise to make your dream wedding a reality ~ guaranteed! We have extensive knowledge of the South/Southwest Florida Area and are local to Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Marco Island and surrounding areas. We are a licensed DBA via the state of Florida as Simple Weddings of Southwest Florida, LLC located in Fort Myers Florida.

Our Team has been creating dream weddings from Tampa, Orlando ~ south coast to coast! While specializing in the Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island area.

Regardless of how small, how large, how simple or how extravagant ~ we have the staff ready to dedicate 110% to each and every client. We are more than honored to provide you will all aspects (Planning, Coordination, Officiating, Photography, Decor, Musicians, DJ's, Venues, Caterers, Hair/Makeup and Floral Design).

Simple Elegant Weddings guarantee to you is a simply elegant Florida Wedding full of excitment, fun and many cherished memories while alleviating the stress on you!

We specialize in South Florida Beach Weddings, lawn ceremonies/receptions, golf and country club weddings, church and indoor venues for your ceremony

The selections are YOURS and the honor to create is OURS!



Contact us today ~ 239 851-2143 or www.simpleelegantweddings.com Read less

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/17/2016
0.5/5.0
These people stole my sister's money. She had everything all set up and ready to go (so she thought) and they had her send the final payment. And now their phone is disconnected and she cannot get in contact with them. So disappointed that people would be so selfish. Absolutely awful. They are ruining people's weddings.
These people stole my sister's money. She had everything all set up and ready to go (so she thought) and they had her send Read more...
These people stole my sister's money. She had everything all set up and ready to go (so she thought) and they had her send the final payment. And now their phone is disconnected and she cannot get in contact with them. So disappointed that people would be so selfish. Absolutely awful. They are ruining people's weddings. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
This vendor closed their business 9/1 (per an automated email message). They have closed their email account and disconnected all their phone numbers. I have been screwed out of $3000, 2.5 weeks before my wedding I am now scrambling to start my planning over from scratch. FRAUD ALERT!!! :(
This vendor closed their business 9/1 (per an automated email message). They have closed their email account and Read more...
This vendor closed their business 9/1 (per an automated email message). They have closed their email account and disconnected all their phone numbers. I have been screwed out of $3000, 2.5 weeks before my wedding I am now scrambling to start my planning over from scratch. FRAUD ALERT!!! :( Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Tim
Wedding:
11/5/2016
0.5/5.0
Don't give them any money if you can find them. They disappeared with all our funds for wedding in less than a month. No communication and all phone numbers are disconnected emails all bouncing. Classless garbage. Can't even find them to fight for a refund.
Don't give them any money if you can find them. They disappeared with all our funds for wedding in less than a month. No Read more...
Don't give them any money if you can find them. They disappeared with all our funds for wedding in less than a month. No communication and all phone numbers are disconnected emails all bouncing. Classless garbage. Can't even find them to fight for a refund. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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K
Wedding:
10/15/2016
0.5/5.0
As for Kim's review below, I would like the contact information you have because we hired April Kelley in February to secure the wedding of our daughter on Oct. 15, 2016. 2 days prior to the date they arrived in Sanibel, FL and discovered that no reservations were made for the reception and no one knew who we were. We had to start from scratch to make this happen. Did I mention that it was 2 days before the wedding? April took our final payment Aug 20th and allegedly closed the business Sept. 1st. She knew exactly what she was doing, you think? We could not reach her and received the following bogus email stating that the company had been bought. From: Prestige Events Date: October 4, 2016 at 1:49:03 PM MDT To: April Kelley , April Kelley Subject: Your upcoming wedding with Simple Elegant Weddings (Details) Good afternoon First and foremost let me introduce myself, I am Michelle Hester of Prestige Events. We have purchased all clients and inventory which belonged to Simple Elegant Weddings as of September 15th in the dissolution of their business. In doing so we have taken over all planning aspects from their team for your wedding day. Nothing has changed other than the name and our faces. Should you have questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 941 451-6680. We look forward to meeting each of you which we already feel as we do. Have a great day Michelle Hester; Lead Planner, Prestige Events The phone number is the same as with April and never goes through, we sent numerous emails to the new planner with no response, the fax number works and the email was not returned so apparently someone is monitoring the account. I except April/Michelle to open another dba and do this again. Currently she is under investigation by our credit card dispute department since we never received any services. Check the listing for the BBB.
As for Kim's review below, I would like the contact information you have because we hired April Kelley in February to Read more...
As for Kim's review below, I would like the contact information you have because we hired April Kelley in February to secure the wedding of our daughter on Oct. 15, 2016. 2 days prior to the date they arrived in Sanibel, FL and discovered that no reservations were made for the reception and no one knew who we were. We had to start from scratch to make this happen. Did I mention that it was 2 days before the wedding? April took our final payment Aug 20th and allegedly closed the business Sept. 1st. She knew exactly what she was doing, you think? We could not reach her and received the following bogus email stating that the company had been bought. From: Prestige Events Date: October 4, 2016 at 1:49:03 PM MDT To: April Kelley , April Kelley Subject: Your upcoming wedding with Simple Elegant Weddings (Details) Good afternoon First and foremost let me introduce myself, I am Michelle Hester of Prestige Events. We have purchased all clients and inventory which belonged to Simple Elegant Weddings as of September 15th in the dissolution of their business. In doing so we have taken over all planning aspects from their team for your wedding day. Nothing has changed other than the name and our faces. Should you have questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 941 451-6680. We look forward to meeting each of you which we already feel as we do. Have a great day Michelle Hester; Lead Planner, Prestige Events The phone number is the same as with April and never goes through, we sent numerous emails to the new planner with no response, the fax number works and the email was not returned so apparently someone is monitoring the account. I except April/Michelle to open another dba and do this again. Currently she is under investigation by our credit card dispute department since we never received any services. Check the listing for the BBB. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Kim
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Michelle took over my wedding once Simple Elegabt Weddings closed just as promised to me at the closing. Our wedding we t just as planned for months. We were scared at the closing and change a few weeks prior. There was no reason as we know now Michelle carried through all April planned for our wedding date. Our vendors and resort were amazing!!! We were honored to have worked with both companies and planners. Thanks you!
Michelle took over my wedding once Simple Elegabt Weddings closed just as promised to me at the closing. Our wedding we t Read more...
Michelle took over my wedding once Simple Elegabt Weddings closed just as promised to me at the closing. Our wedding we t just as planned for months. We were scared at the closing and change a few weeks prior. There was no reason as we know now Michelle carried through all April planned for our wedding date. Our vendors and resort were amazing!!! We were honored to have worked with both companies and planners. Thanks you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/8/2016
0.5/5.0
Being required to use this 3rd party coordinator turned into a nightmare for us and the loss of $2,000 in deposits, due to her negligence and complete unprofessional manner. Simple Elegant Weddings Owner, April, has now stolen funds that she was ordered to refund. If you are a bride, I urge you to proceed very cautiously if using a venue that requires this company. I was amazed after seeing so many positive reviews, however, I have now heard many negative reviews which make me believe they have a way of removing the negative feedback.
Being required to use this 3rd party coordinator turned into a nightmare for us and the loss of $2,000 in deposits, due to Read more...
Being required to use this 3rd party coordinator turned into a nightmare for us and the loss of $2,000 in deposits, due to her negligence and complete unprofessional manner. Simple Elegant Weddings Owner, April, has now stolen funds that she was ordered to refund. If you are a bride, I urge you to proceed very cautiously if using a venue that requires this company. I was amazed after seeing so many positive reviews, however, I have now heard many negative reviews which make me believe they have a way of removing the negative feedback. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We wanted our wedding at the Inn on Fifth from the day we were engaged. We met with them several times which presented different coordinators at the Inn. Finally we were informed that the Inn had gone with a third party planning company which made us a bit Scarsdale. We did teach out to the planner which is now Simple Elegant Weddings for the Inn. We were MORE than impressed from day one!!! April is amazing and she made our wedding all we had ever dreamed of. The Simple Elegant Weddings and Inn On Fifth are a match made in heaven!!!! We love you both!!!!!
We wanted our wedding at the Inn on Fifth from the day we were engaged. We met with them several times which presented Read more...
We wanted our wedding at the Inn on Fifth from the day we were engaged. We met with them several times which presented different coordinators at the Inn. Finally we were informed that the Inn had gone with a third party planning company which made us a bit Scarsdale. We did teach out to the planner which is now Simple Elegant Weddings for the Inn. We were MORE than impressed from day one!!! April is amazing and she made our wedding all we had ever dreamed of. The Simple Elegant Weddings and Inn On Fifth are a match made in heaven!!!! We love you both!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katy
Wedding:
7/16/2016
1.0/5.0
We planned our wedding with April from Simple Elegant Weddings. She was actually great throughout the whole process and our wedding was a huge success, in large part to her efforts, so I am not sure what happened after our wedding in July.
However, toward the end of the wedding planning she insisted that we needed more time with our photographer for which we sent her extra money. The photographer did not stay the extra time and she sent us three emails acknowledging she owes us $435 back. She never sent the check.
A vendor also contacted my husband asking for money from us for the services they provided. We kindly emailed the vendor back and said that all contracts we had were through April and they needed to contact April. The vendor said they could not get a hold of her. Not only was she scamming us, she was not paying vendors. I have also received the same bounce back email as everyone else from April in trying to retrieve the money I was owed. We do not expect to see that money, but I felt it was necessary to write this review so no one else falls for her scam.
A quick google of “April Kelley and Fort Myers” brings me to a Vantage Construction Company. It looks like she has a new job as a project manager there. I am so sorry for everyone who has lost out because of her.
We planned our wedding with April from Simple Elegant Weddings. She was actually great throughout the whole process and Read more...
We planned our wedding with April from Simple Elegant Weddings. She was actually great throughout the whole process and our wedding was a huge success, in large part to her efforts, so I am not sure what happened after our wedding in July.
However, toward the end of the wedding planning she insisted that we needed more time with our photographer for which we sent her extra money. The photographer did not stay the extra time and she sent us three emails acknowledging she owes us $435 back. She never sent the check.
A vendor also contacted my husband asking for money from us for the services they provided. We kindly emailed the vendor back and said that all contracts we had were through April and they needed to contact April. The vendor said they could not get a hold of her. Not only was she scamming us, she was not paying vendors. I have also received the same bounce back email as everyone else from April in trying to retrieve the money I was owed. We do not expect to see that money, but I felt it was necessary to write this review so no one else falls for her scam.
A quick google of “April Kelley and Fort Myers” brings me to a Vantage Construction Company. It looks like she has a new job as a project manager there. I am so sorry for everyone who has lost out because of her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Harriette & Joe (Parent of Bride)
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I chose YOU for ihr daughters wedding out of all SW Florida had to offer as planners. Your dedication and determination to make not only Alicia and Scott happy but also my husband and I was definetly a chore and you did it with a smile and promptness every time we meet with you or called. What tipped the scale was when you looked at us and told us you were onboard and guaranteed it will alleviate the stress for us and our new son in law. You warned us that Alicia would not stress or get worried with planning from 9-5 but once she laid down her head at night and we wanted to sleep, hahaha. You were right!!! You handed us your phone and said tell her to call you.... We couldn't image you were serious but as we learned YOU WERE!!! You did create that dream come true for our family which I know had yo be something else as we cab be difficult - we all know :) you never skipped a beat and I want to personally thank you and recommend you for any bride creating her wedding in SW Florida - don't attempt yo do it alone. Let the Simple Elegant Weddings team be a teammaye for your day. THEY ARE WRLL WORTH IT!!!!!
My Husband and I chose YOU for ihr daughters wedding out of all SW Florida had to offer as planners. Your dedication and Read more...
My Husband and I chose YOU for ihr daughters wedding out of all SW Florida had to offer as planners. Your dedication and determination to make not only Alicia and Scott happy but also my husband and I was definetly a chore and you did it with a smile and promptness every time we meet with you or called. What tipped the scale was when you looked at us and told us you were onboard and guaranteed it will alleviate the stress for us and our new son in law. You warned us that Alicia would not stress or get worried with planning from 9-5 but once she laid down her head at night and we wanted to sleep, hahaha. You were right!!! You handed us your phone and said tell her to call you.... We couldn't image you were serious but as we learned YOU WERE!!! You did create that dream come true for our family which I know had yo be something else as we cab be difficult - we all know :) you never skipped a beat and I want to personally thank you and recommend you for any bride creating her wedding in SW Florida - don't attempt yo do it alone. Let the Simple Elegant Weddings team be a teammaye for your day. THEY ARE WRLL WORTH IT!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jack & Aspen
Wedding:
3/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing team!!!!!!! THANK YOU :)
Amazing team!!!!!!! THANK YOU :)
Amazing team!!!!!!! THANK YOU :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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