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Tarabrook Events

Kalamazoo , MI

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serving all of SW Michigan and beyond, based in Kalamazoo Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI US (map)

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269-344-1616

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ABOUT US

"Simple, yet elegant"
That is the request I get most frequently from my clients when they are describing the look that they want for their wedding. And it's my goal is to achieve... Read more
"Simple, yet elegant"
That is the request I get most frequently from my clients when they are describing the look that they want for their wedding. And it's my goal is to achieve whatever look my clients envision for their wedding, and then make sure that look flows from one element to the next, smoothly, with the details delighting the eye all the way. Chair covers, linens, backdrops, lights, candles.....all to make your event unique and all your own. You can be assured your decor will have a professional, upscale look, to give you the atmosphere that assures that you and your guest will be comfortable while they relax in the beautiful look that you have chosen. Almost any venue can have that special ambiance if done correctly, just call me!

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INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What lighting services do you provide?
Accent, Chandeliers, Hanging Lit Decor, Lanterns, String
What decor services do you provide?
Drapery, Event Design, Event Planning, Setup
What decor items are available?
Backdrops, Candles/Holders, Chalkboards, Paper Flowers, Signage, Table Runners, Trinkets, Vases

REVIEWS

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megan
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My decorations everyone loved, the colors I had were different than your normal pink and Kristen went out of her way to make sure she found the perfect match for table cloths and bow decorations. Everything I had in vision ed Kristen brought it to life for me. All my wedding guests said how beautifully my wedding was decorated.. Thanks for going above and beyond for me. And I would highly recommend tarabrook to other brides looking for someone to help with anything decor wise for their big day!
My decorations everyone loved, the colors I had were different than your normal pink and Kristen went out of her way to Read more...
My decorations everyone loved, the colors I had were different than your normal pink and Kristen went out of her way to make sure she found the perfect match for table cloths and bow decorations. Everything I had in vision ed Kristen brought it to life for me. All my wedding guests said how beautifully my wedding was decorated.. Thanks for going above and beyond for me. And I would highly recommend tarabrook to other brides looking for someone to help with anything decor wise for their big day! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
This vendor supplied chair covers for my wedding. The chair covers were very reasonably priced and the quality was excellent.
This vendor supplied chair covers for my wedding. The chair covers were very reasonably priced and the quality was Read more...
This vendor supplied chair covers for my wedding. The chair covers were very reasonably priced and the quality was excellent. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Marge
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristin was so easy to work with during the entire process of planning and implementing. Much of the coordination was done via e-mail, texting and phone calls. She made a very plain setting and large banquet room look like something out of a book that became the setting for a "fairy tale exquisite" event. All the attendees, owner of the event venue and DJ were very impressed and stated that it was the nicest they had seen. She did all of the decorations for the reception of our granddaughter's wedding. We would definitely recommend Kristin and her attention to details for any upcoming event that you may have.
Kristin was so easy to work with during the entire process of planning and implementing. Much of the coordination was done Read more...
Kristin was so easy to work with during the entire process of planning and implementing. Much of the coordination was done via e-mail, texting and phone calls. She made a very plain setting and large banquet room look like something out of a book that became the setting for a "fairy tale exquisite" event. All the attendees, owner of the event venue and DJ were very impressed and stated that it was the nicest they had seen. She did all of the decorations for the reception of our granddaughter's wedding. We would definitely recommend Kristin and her attention to details for any upcoming event that you may have. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
One of the best decorated and beautiful reception halls I have ever seen. The whole room just came alive for my granddaughter's special day. Kris and Dave went the extra mile tending to all the decorating details so that everything was perfect. The back drops they used were very unique. The owner of the reception hall commented that it was the nicest set-up she had ever seen since they opened.
One of the best decorated and beautiful reception halls I have ever seen. The whole room just came alive for my Read more...
One of the best decorated and beautiful reception halls I have ever seen. The whole room just came alive for my granddaughter's special day. Kris and Dave went the extra mile tending to all the decorating details so that everything was perfect. The back drops they used were very unique. The owner of the reception hall commented that it was the nicest set-up she had ever seen since they opened. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.6/5.0
We were very pleased with TaraBrook. We met with her once, explained what we were looking for, and she was able to create a unique atmosphere, specific to us.

The day of the wedding her team was there, on time, and very helpful. This is one vendor we were happy to choose.

Great bang for our buck!
We were very pleased with TaraBrook. We met with her once, explained what we were looking for, and she was able to create Read more...
We were very pleased with TaraBrook. We met with her once, explained what we were looking for, and she was able to create a unique atmosphere, specific to us.

The day of the wedding her team was there, on time, and very helpful. This is one vendor we were happy to choose.

Great bang for our buck! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Hilary
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I just got married on May 31st at the Kalamazoo Country Club. My mom found Kristin/Tarabrook online along with many other chair cover companies. She was the most affordable I found by a lot so I met up with her and she was absolutely amazing. I was just looking for chair covers and table runners and don't like to be sold to but never once did she make me feel pressured to rent anything I wasn't interested in. She made a lot of great suggestions of things she's seen over the years (not something she even sells; for example: instead of doing table numbers do places/things that are important to us as a couple). I ended up renting an arbor and vase from her in addition to the chair covers/bows and table runners. She worked with the wedding planner at the country club and I didn't have to do a single thing. She accommodated my wishes to drop things off early and everything looked absolutely beautiful.
I just got married on May 31st at the Kalamazoo Country Club. My mom found Kristin/Tarabrook online along with many other Read more...
I just got married on May 31st at the Kalamazoo Country Club. My mom found Kristin/Tarabrook online along with many other chair cover companies. She was the most affordable I found by a lot so I met up with her and she was absolutely amazing. I was just looking for chair covers and table runners and don't like to be sold to but never once did she make me feel pressured to rent anything I wasn't interested in. She made a lot of great suggestions of things she's seen over the years (not something she even sells; for example: instead of doing table numbers do places/things that are important to us as a couple). I ended up renting an arbor and vase from her in addition to the chair covers/bows and table runners. She worked with the wedding planner at the country club and I didn't have to do a single thing. She accommodated my wishes to drop things off early and everything looked absolutely beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My only regret is that the photographer did not capture any night time photos to show the pure glow of the decor! It was truly breathtaking!
My only regret is that the photographer did not capture any night time photos to show the pure glow of the decor! It was Read more...
My only regret is that the photographer did not capture any night time photos to show the pure glow of the decor! It was truly breathtaking! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.0/5.0
I actually found Tarabrook Events by googling for event decorators in Kalamazoo. She was wonderful when I met her months in advance before my wedding. I was excited about the fact that she had "waterfall chair covers" as they appear to be very chic and would very much compliment the decorations of my wedding. I did communicate that we were expecting 200 guests. The owner told me that it should not be a problem. I also asked her to do a ceremony backdrop for our church location and was able to show her a picture of how I wanted it.

As my wedding date got closer, I tried communicating to her through e-mail. However, she had technological problems so it took days before she could respond to her email. I also asked her if she would be able to show me a sample of the backdrop as she tells me that it would be the first time she will be doing a tall backdrop. She said that I would have to pay to see a sample as it is very labor intensive -- which is completely understandable. However, she did say that she would be able to make a mock one. Unfortunately, it never happened.

Approximately 3 weeks before my wedding, she sent me an email saying that she will not be able to do my chair covers because she will not be able to provide the amount of chair covers that I have asked. She said that she was not able to receive the email of my confirmed guest count so it would be too late for her to get extra chair covers. This was something I really did not want to handle 3 not even 4 weeks before my wedding as I tried to organize my wedding appropriately.

The day before my wedding, she sent me an email asking if she could borrow a ladder for the backdrop she will be working on at my church. I felt as if this should have been her responsibility and not mine to figure out especially the day before my wedding. Another thing, the backdrop that she made fell before the wedding ceremony started and after!!!! Thankfully, God was good to us for it not to fall during the ceremony!
I actually found Tarabrook Events by googling for event decorators in Kalamazoo. She was wonderful when I met her months Read more...
I actually found Tarabrook Events by googling for event decorators in Kalamazoo. She was wonderful when I met her months in advance before my wedding. I was excited about the fact that she had "waterfall chair covers" as they appear to be very chic and would very much compliment the decorations of my wedding. I did communicate that we were expecting 200 guests. The owner told me that it should not be a problem. I also asked her to do a ceremony backdrop for our church location and was able to show her a picture of how I wanted it.

As my wedding date got closer, I tried communicating to her through e-mail. However, she had technological problems so it took days before she could respond to her email. I also asked her if she would be able to show me a sample of the backdrop as she tells me that it would be the first time she will be doing a tall backdrop. She said that I would have to pay to see a sample as it is very labor intensive -- which is completely understandable. However, she did say that she would be able to make a mock one. Unfortunately, it never happened.

Approximately 3 weeks before my wedding, she sent me an email saying that she will not be able to do my chair covers because she will not be able to provide the amount of chair covers that I have asked. She said that she was not able to receive the email of my confirmed guest count so it would be too late for her to get extra chair covers. This was something I really did not want to handle 3 not even 4 weeks before my wedding as I tried to organize my wedding appropriately.

The day before my wedding, she sent me an email asking if she could borrow a ladder for the backdrop she will be working on at my church. I felt as if this should have been her responsibility and not mine to figure out especially the day before my wedding. Another thing, the backdrop that she made fell before the wedding ceremony started and after!!!! Thankfully, God was good to us for it not to fall during the ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
Tarabrook Events responded with the following comments:

It takes a long time to go through in excess of 120 emails between this client and I , but I definitely have everything "in black and white" so to speak, including our agreement that states that this client was reserving 170 chair covers. I made it very clear to her that if the quantity was going to increase I needed to know right away due to limited stock, if I needed to order more. Our email correspondence shows that I contacted her on June 11 for her final count, and on June 16 she responded that her count was at 250, maybe more. I then advised her that she may need to try to locate a company that she could get the 70 additional covers from, and I also immediately started desperate attempt to locate the amount of covers that would now be needed, and I was able to locate additional covers from another company.She responded that she had located another supplier, and so would not need the chair covers from me. Imagine my surprise when the covers that she ended up with were standard chair covers, of which I had plenty of! We had daily email correspondence from then on, and there was never anything mentioned that I would not be able to receive future emails. That comment is very confusing to me. She was advised at the very beginning that if the church did not have a ladder tall enough I would need to bring my own. I had been told yes, and I was just confirming that a few days prior. Even after we REPEATEDLY requested that the people at the church did not push the altar table up against the backdrop supports, it kept on happening, both during set up and tear down, thus moving the two center supports out from underneath the top of the backdrop, causing it to tip forward. We were there both times to catch it. It never actually fell. It did not happen during the ceremony because after seeing the problem they were causing they eventually paid heed to our concerns by the time we left the church, but there were different people there after the ceremony.
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Cassie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
We used Tarabrook to provide decor services at our wedding reception. Kristin decorated our head table, cake table, and candy table, as well as a provided a backdrop for our head table. Everything looked beautiful, especially the candy table which she did a wonderful job with. The only thing that was a little distracting was that she started to take things down at the reception toward the end of the night before it was completely over, so I felt like I needed to attend to making sure that she was getting everything she needed back so that we got our deposit back. And I think it also made the guests feel like the reception was over before it was because things were getting taken down. Other than that, Kristin was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone!
We used Tarabrook to provide decor services at our wedding reception. Kristin decorated our head table, cake table, and Read more...
We used Tarabrook to provide decor services at our wedding reception. Kristin decorated our head table, cake table, and candy table, as well as a provided a backdrop for our head table. Everything looked beautiful, especially the candy table which she did a wonderful job with. The only thing that was a little distracting was that she started to take things down at the reception toward the end of the night before it was completely over, so I felt like I needed to attend to making sure that she was getting everything she needed back so that we got our deposit back. And I think it also made the guests feel like the reception was over before it was because things were getting taken down. Other than that, Kristin was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
Tarabrook Events responded with the following comments:

Cassie, Thank you so much for your review on my services for your wedding. It was a pleasure working with you. I'm sorry I don't know where the confusion came in on the end of the reception time. We were there at the time that we were told by the venue that the reception would end, and that is the standard operation for tear down/picking up. Once again, thank you! I enjoyed being able to have a part in making your wedding and reception beautiful.
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
2.4/5.0
I thought the decor provided by tarabrook was very beautiful, however i thought the owner was unorganized and not very kind. I wish I would of shopped around. There is too much going on during a wedding event for people to make you feel like they don't want to be there:( Even though she was being paid. She also advised us two days before the wedding that she would not take a check. She requested a money order which was one more thing we had to figure out before the wedding. I can still picture her walking by me and not smiling or saying anything, like I didn't exist. I wasn't the only one who felt this by her presence.
I thought the decor provided by tarabrook was very beautiful, however i thought the owner was unorganized and not very Read more...
I thought the decor provided by tarabrook was very beautiful, however i thought the owner was unorganized and not very kind. I wish I would of shopped around. There is too much going on during a wedding event for people to make you feel like they don't want to be there:( Even though she was being paid. She also advised us two days before the wedding that she would not take a check. She requested a money order which was one more thing we had to figure out before the wedding. I can still picture her walking by me and not smiling or saying anything, like I didn't exist. I wasn't the only one who felt this by her presence. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
Tarabrook Events responded with the following comments:

It is really difficult to know how to respond to this, as I have never, in all of the years I've been in business, heard anything like this, in fact, always just the opposite. I apologize if I appeared unfriendly in any way. All I can recall on the day of the wedding was several different, friendly interactions with the bride and her family. When I first arrived at the site, and was concentrating on the task ahead, I didn't even know I had walked past anyone as I was thinking about a million different things. When she said my name I was surprised because I honestly had not seen anyone, let alone her. Disorganized? Thankfully I lived close to the venue because if I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to do some of the decor I did due to the venue setting things up in such a way the decor that had been agreed on could not be executed. Many vendors would have taken a "too bad" attitude, and done what they could do, but it was important to me to make everything look as good as possible, which included having to leave the location, go and pick up different supplies, and return to the site, and they were not charged anything extra for this. As listed on the last page of the clients agreement, I ask for final payment in the form of cashiers check or money order. This should not have been a surprise. I also fulfilled my part of our agreement , even against agreement terms, as the client did not return the signed agreement to me with a security deposit. I have never done a set up without a signed agreement and deposit in place, but rather than upset everything and make a big deal out of it, I elected to proceed as I had no desire to upset things on a wedding day by insisting on this. Lastly, even though this was totally my own problem, I did explain to the bride that I was not myself that day right at the beginning as I had woken up with a horrible headache, and even though I said it was better, it wasn't. I sincerely apologize for lack of many of my usual smiles, or anything that appeared less than friendly in my attitude. No good deeds go unpunished I guess.

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