Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
We wanted a beautiful wedding, but didn't have the skill or creativity to design it. I follow Vanessa's blog and admire her work, and it's evident she's an incredibly gifted designer. We called to see if she could plan our small, intimate wedding on short notice. It was the best call we made! Vanessa agreed to work with us and said she could plan the wedding, which was four weeks away!
Vanessa is a design and detail genius. Her creative talent is unlike any I've seen before. We gave her free reign of the wedding design - she is an expert in her field, and I knew she could design a prettier wedding than I could ever dream. She absolutely delivered! Our wedding was at an estate in Scottsdale. I had no clue how we were going to pull off a wedding there, but Vanessa said to trust her. Thank goodness we did because she created the most magical, amazing, BEAUTIFUL ceremony/reception I'd ever seen. She completely transformed the space - even our guests didn't realize the entire event took place on a driveway?! Vanessa planned every detail to perfection - it looked like an event straight out of a wedding magazine!
Vanessa and her assistant Jill are also incredibly business-minded - they are just as good at the planning process as they are at the design. They were always accessible when I needed them and provided me updates as needed. They held vendors accountable and negotiated as needed. Several vendors flaked or bailed on us leading up to the wedding, and Vanessa and Jill always dealt with them and kept us shielded from the drama. They asked me to have faith that they would pull everything together, and somehow, in only 3.5 weeks, they did!
We feel so fortunate to have met and worked with Vanessa and Jill. We highly recommend Alchemy Fine Events!
Last summer we had our wedding ceremony and reception on the beach in Carlsbad, CA. We had Vanessa, from Alchemy Fine Events, work with us to help design our wedding. If you are like us, and don't have a clue about how to design a wedding, and to make it even more challenging, have everything on the beach with no power, buildings, etc.... Vanessa is your lady! She absolutely thought of EVERYTHING! From the sails covering up the inside roof of the tent, to the shelving behind the bar that looked out to the ocean, our wedding was stunning. She was involved in the design and layout of the reception area and the ceremony. She offered us great suggestions, like having a shade lounge area and stand up bar tables on the beach. She created many subtle accent pieces that fit the theme and our vision. She labeled different areas of the event using organic wood signs that she hand painted herself, and even brought in custom artistic surfboards for a photo op for our guests. There were so many details that we would have never thought of on our own. She executed our vision and then accentuated it with all of her creative details. When we arrived at our own wedding, we were blown away with how beautiful everything looked. She also did a great job coordinating with all of our other vendors, in order for the day to run smoothly. She had some unique ideas that we thought would be difficult to pull off, yet she brought them all to life. It was art, design, and creativeness all wrapped together.
We highly recommend Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations for their unique and creative design skills. They will compliment any event that you have and make it even...
Vanessa is incredible! I had a tight deadline, which she was able to work within, and a tall order regarding the design that I wanted. In short, I think it required a bit of mind reading. I had a very specific idea of what I wanted, but I am not an artist, so communicating what was in my head for her to interpret left a lot of room for error. However, within a couple of days she sent me a draft for a design, I left comments, and the second draft through was better than I could've even imagined.
Furthermore, she is an absolute professional. She is prompt to reply, answered all the questions I had, and did it all with a friendly demeanor. Vanessa is worth every penny. I have already received rave reviews for the invites that went out and I am so proud to have them represent my wedding to come.
Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations provided a wonderful and memorable wedding event. Their creativity resulted in a unique venue that was a favorite of all who attended. Several attendees mentioned that it was the best wedding event they had ever attended. The weather was a challenge, and Vanessa was quick to adjust the setting to take into account quickly changing temperatures. The venders she recruited were all outstanding and provided outstanding service, food and beverages.
This a much delayed and overdue thank you for all the special things
you did for Laura's wedding. Your creative talents made the venue a
beautiful setting and everything looked outstanding. The planning
effort by yourself was really fun to witness and if "wedding planners"
are supposed to take the hassle out of weddings you get an A+. No
problems, no hang ups, everything on schedule what a beautiful and
memorable event you created. It almost makes me wish I had another
daughter, almost being the operative word.
The event was, of course, special to Pat and I and you certainly did
your upmost to create a setting that made everyone fit right in and
made the night one we will not forget.
I received beautiful invitations, I love her work! She has amazing vision and can turn your dreams into reality.
Vendor response to review
Thank you Jackie! It was a pleasure working with you and your invitations were beautiful! I'm so glad you loved them.
As a response to the 3 out of 5 stars for responsiveness, I was out of the state for a week and had limited email access so responded 2 days later instead of the same day.
Vanessa was amazing throughout the whole process of planning and open to working with us on our budget. In the end the whole vision we had for decor met and EXCEEDED our expectations. We originally hired her to help with just the decor/design process as well as with our invitations, but ended up also having her coordinate the rehearsal and wedding day festivities. I think almost every guest commented in their RSVP card how creative, unique, and truly representative of our style. Many said something like "I've never seen a wedding invitation like that before!."
Vanessa is truly a collaborative designer and really listened to my ideas while also offering her own suggestions that always seemed to compliment my own. She has a real eye for design and for seeing the big picture ie the final outcome. Which for us was perfect!
I highly recommend her and her team.
Vanessa designed my baby's birth announcements! They turned out beyond amazing and I am so thrilled with the result. They're super creative and adorable. I have received tons of compliments on them. Also, Vanessa was receptive to changes and did them fast and efficiently. I am planning to to use her in the future!
Vanessa designed my wedding invitations, as well as the menus and tablescape for my Rehursal Dinner. I am thrilled with her work; she is classy, hip to new industry trends, and has an amazing creative sense. During the process, I felt very at ease and happy with Vanessa's vision and work. A true inspiration for any event!
Vanessa at Alchemy Fine Events brings a level of organization, style, professionalism, forethought, attention to detail and passion for what she does that allows her to execute her client's dreams perfectly. Her events are flawless!
Vanessa recently planned my vineyard wedding in Paso Robles, and she did an absolutely spectacular job. Everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever seen, and it was truly a work of art.
The great thing about Vanessa, and the reason why I chose her among all the other wedding planners out there, is because she is so much more than just a great wedding planner; she's an extremely talented graphic designer and stylist with a charming and sophisticated aesthetic, and her design and artistic services come along with the total package! No detail was overlooked, from the toile-inspired light pattern on the dance floor to the copper-backed lasercut + letterpressed menus worthy of a top restaurant, to the customized lavender and verbena Mistral soap favors. And Vanessa designed it ALL—dance floor light pattern, pillows, table runners, to-go hot cocoa cups, paper goods . . . EVERYTHING! On top of that, she was always available throughout the entire process and was never less than perfectly polished and professional, even when running around in the rain at the end of night making sure every last thing was taken care of. As far as wedding planners go, she is truly unreal!
Thanks, Vanessa, for making my dream wedding come true.
Alchemy Fine Events is a flippin' wizard of design when it comes to pull together a theme or setting! We are amazed every time we see an event created by Vanessa. She just has that touch that so many people think they have...but just don't. She has great relationships with key players and makes use of trading display pieces and design features to enhance every event. Seriously talented lady!
About: Weddings & Special Events
We pull inspiration from you, our clients, to create one-of-a-kind designs for each special event. Our creative vision and direction will be carried throughout every detail including the flowers, food, venue, and even the small, unexpected surprises. We combine vintage finds, fashion fabrics, unique elements, and then combine them with modern and contemporary components for gorgeous and interesting juxtapositions.
We work with chefs to create customized menus, invent new pastry items or cocktails, and ensure that the presentation of each item is as beautiful as the setting it is in. Whether it be an elaborate dessert bar, liquid nitrogen ice cream stand or hot toddy station, we create beautiful and fun new ways to combine food and art.
Let Alchemy gently guide you through the design and decision making process of your special celebration to make the planning fun, stress free, and most importantly, representative of your individual style.
After creating the first impression with the invitation, the tone for your special affair has been set. Alchemy creates one-of-a-kind invitations and stationery that are inspired by you and translated onto rich papers and unique materials such as metals and woods, for unforgettable presentations sure to excite your guests. We create every piece your celebration may need from the Save the Dates, Invitations, Welcome Booklets, Programs and Seating cards. Whether it be a complete suite of elements or a single card, let us add to your event with our custom designs.