Lauren Kelly Events
Lauren Kelly is a delightful, spirited, and friendly individual. We hired her because of her colorful style and confident can-do attitude. Our wedding turned out even better than how I envisioned it because of Lauren Kelly’s creative ideas and perfect execution. I’m hesitant to sound overly complimentary in this review because it might lose some of its credibility, but I really want others to know why we liked Lauren so much. We wouldn’t have had such an awesome and memorable wedding if it wasn’t for Lauren and her great team. We’ve received and continue to receive numerous compliments about our wedding day and how much fun everyone had. They commented on how organized the event was and all the little décor elements.
Whether you are looking for a planner that is strictly professional or personal and friendly, she does both. She is quite perceptive, so she understands her client’s needs and wants not only pertaining to wedding details, but also when it comes to the relationship between herself and her clients. The process with Lauren Kelly began when we had our first theme meeting. She asked several questions to get to know my now husband and me, and we got to learn a little bit about Lauren, too. From that, she came up with a theme and décor design that was not only personal, but also WOWed the guests. Every detail we envisioned was coordinated and beautifully put together for the big day.
One thing I liked most about Lauren is that she did a great job of keeping my stress level low because she was always reachable by email or phone, and she made herself available to meet when I needed her. When it was time to crunch the budget she was innovative and pulled together her resources, so that every element of the wedding was well thought out, all the way down to the napkin holders. She also doesn’t let you settle for anything you’re not sure about. Just before we signed on a venue, I told her I wasn’t exactly 100% about the place, but I didn’t know where else to go. Even though we were behind on schedule for having an event space under contract, she encouraged me and helped me to find the venue that turned out to be an amazing event space for our vision.
Lauren will go over and beyond what a typical planner would do to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch. We had an intricate wedding with multiple events and interesting décor, and she and her team executed everything to the last detail. Even at times when her personal life was more stressful or needed extra attention, she never skipped a beat with me.
She does extremely well at managing your vendors. I didn’t talk to any of my vendors the few days before or on the event date. She took care of everything. She even managed to buffer me from the more difficult vendors to deal with; we were oblivious to any issues she was having in the operation during our special day. And that was intentional, so that we could completely absorb every detail and each moment. She even helped me close out any last business items with the vendors after the wedding, for which I was very thankful! She really sticks with you until the end.
Lauren and I clicked as friends, and she was a thoughtful confidant. Still, she maintains her professionalism at all times, and she is very open and approachable as your wedding planner. I was able to express any concerns candidly, and she always did a great job of addressing my issues quickly to assure that I felt “good” about everything.
What I love most about Lauren is that you can tell she does it because she likes to be a part of the most special day in the lives of a couple in love. That’s because Lauren and her husband are madly in love. She just gets it.
Lauren is easy-going, creative and helpful. She flawlessly executed my entire wedding reception! My Mom and I both agreed that we would have been super stressed if it weren't for Lauren Kelly!
Lauren helped my us plan a beautiful wedding for our daughter at Moon River Ranch two years ago. Her wedding was everything we had hoped it would be. I noticed that some pictures of our wedding were used on her new website. We couldn't have been more pleased until we discovered our our credit card had been charged repeatedly 8 months after the wedding and traced it back to her business. She did return all of the money after a period of time. We had paid our balance in full before the wedding day and there were no outstanding charges. I would not give her your credit card number --- pay the charges by check or cash if you use her services. I don't want others to experience this and feel it is my obligation to share this.
Lauren provided creativity and class to my wedding. She was professional and fun, poised and in charge. I felt extremely comfortable leaving her in total control of my wedding weekend and was very pleased with her services. A star all around!