Ocean Breeze Weddings and Events
I don't even know where to begin with this review because Amanda and Anna did such an amazing job on my special day! From my first phone call with Amanda I knew she was going to be the perfect match for helping me plan my wedding. I didn't really know where to begin planning or anything and she provided the best guidance I could have asked for. She took the time to meet with my now-husband, family and I for a weekend that we were in town visiting the area and scheduled meetings with vendors, etc. so we could start making decisions. I fully trusted her to work and find vendors (especially because I lived out of town and in the process of moving) and she totally brought me the best of the best and well within our budget! Amanda and Anna are the absolute best - they customized my wedding for my husband and I's vision and it was the most beautiful day. If you are looking for a planner who has your best interest at heart - Ocean Breeze Weddings and Events is the answer. She was the only planner I talked to that gave me comfort and peace! Amanda truly takes the best care of her brides and their families and will become a dear friend after your day.
All that i dreamed up was brought to reality - and then some! Although professionalism was of utmost importance, the personal service we recieved exceeded our expectations. Everything we envisioned, from the beach ceremony to the poolside reception and all the special moments in between was amazing. The coordinator, Amanda, suggested vendors and arranged everything for us from the cake to the chairs to the photographer to makeup to set up to reception to obtaining the marraige license... we live over 1,000 miles from where our destination wedding was held yet when we arrived just days beore the ceremony, it was all taken care of. Nothing was overlooked. During our stay there, i was required to received treatment for a chronic medical condition and she took it upon herself to assist with finding a nearby treatment center and preparing for any unexpected issues i might face. Her assistance was a God send and not only helped us plan our trip but relieved us of so much potential stress. She went above and beyond, meeting every request and making our day priority. We highly recommend Ocean Breezed Wedding & Events. Miracle workers in our book!
Amanda with Ocean Breeze Weddings and Events was a dream come true. We had a destination wedding and didn't have any idea where to start we found Amanda on line and she went above and beyond anything we could imagine. She found us reliable vendors to work with and went and met with them for us since we were so far away to make sure they got everything just right. There were lot of challenges thrown our way during the planning time such as a major music festival scheduled for our date, a hurricaine and a few hospitalizations but Amanda took those challenges in hand and made it work. I can never thank her enough for all that she did for us. She made my dream wedding come true!
FANTASTIC! Amanda did so great planning our destination wedding a year out. The day of was madness, but Amanda and Anna made it look easy! They were so wonderful to work with!
Amanda was amazing! We hired her to do month of coordinating for our destination wedding. She did so much more than that! Six months before our wedding we had a large move. We went from living about 4 hours away from our wedding destination site to being over 1200 miles away. Without Amanda I am not sure how we would have managed to pull off the wedding we got! My ability to take a few weekends and go meet vendors and try things became impossible. I was forced to go with Amanda's contacts and somewhat blindly follow. Everyone of her recommendations was perfect. She is locally from the area and knows someone for everything. When you hire a coordinator or planner you need someone who is able to plan and organize your big day but also keep your desires priority. Amanda did just that. Our wedding was truly what we wanted. Every little detail was the way we wanted it to be. During all the planning she was great with communicating everything I needed to know, to plan and to answer my questions. At one point I discovered the florist I had hired prior to Amanda had gone out of business. This was 6 weeks before our wedding and Amanda had it taken care of. She works with a great florist, Dee, who was able to do everything we wanted and stayed within budget. The day of she and one of her associates, Heather, made sure everything went as planned. (They even had people more their spot on the beach because it would be in the background of photos!) We had a schedule but we were not help to it religiously. It was there to make sure we got everything done that we had wanted to but before we did anything (walking down the aisle, cake cutting, toasting) and so on Amanda would ask me if I was ready and the time felt right and then we would either go with what was planned or wait for a better time. We could not have had the wedding we did without her!
I can't say enough good things about Amanda! She is TOPS! When I first contacted her, I was a hysterical mess trying to plan a wedding on at a house on the beach in another state from where I lived and getting shot down every way I turned. She was super helpful at directing me to Paradise Beach Homes, who handled the house rental. She assured me and comforted me and guided me every step of the way! In the lead up to the wedding, she reviewed all my contracts and made sure all my ducks were in a row. We had a vision of a casual, non-traditional wedding on the beach with good food, good music, and lots of drinks and it really could not have come to life without Amanda. She thought of everything. We spoke frequently by phone and via email about every detail and on the day of, everything was PERFECT because she made it happen. I sat back, relaxed, and had the time of my life on my wedding day. Amanda and her assistant Heather took care of every little detail from how the tables were to be arranged, to our cupcake platter centerpieces, to our cigar bar, to where the vendors were to be at what time, to bringing us and our parents something to eat when we sat down, to renting the mp3 speaker system - just EVERYTHING. She even gave us a lovely gift. We did our wedding on a budget and before I hired her I thought getting a wedding planner might be a luxury I couldn't afford, but it was easily the best money I spent. She earned every penny and then some. Plus she is a super sweet person to interact with. All of my guests and vendors loved her! We cannot thank her enough for all she did to make our day the perfect wedding for us.
Amanda made our special day perfect. She was able to take our thoughts and dreams and make them a reality. We knew the minute we met her that we could trust her to handle every detail. We wanted our wedding day to be relaxed and stressfree. Our guests had a wonderful time at our intimate beach wedding and it was memorable and exactly what we wanted. We would recommend Ocean breeze weddings to any of our friends and family.
The happy couple, Richard and Kate
Amanda was amazing! She was always there if I had any questions and she went through every detail with me. She also knew that I was a college student and was flexible on payments with me. i would recommend her to everyone!!!
They were absolutely fabulous. Did everything and more than I asked and paid for. They were extremely professional and still very friendly and personable. We loved everything about them. They were such good and hard workers.
Amanda, the owner of Ocean Breeze Weddings and Events, was the best! It was so nice to enjoy the day of our daughter's wedding instead of worrying about all the details that she did to make the wedding the perfect day!
Amanda and Staff always have it together! When planning for Tekesha and Chris' Wedding in April 2012, http://www.blog.kimberlypettyphotography.com/?p=3515 , she dedicated ample time prior to the Wedding to get to know me and my needs for smooth photo timelines. I could see that she made everything perfect for this couple and went above and beyond when coordinating with me and other vendors. Planning your own wedding is so stressful, Leave it to Amanda Peterson with Ocean Breeze Weddings! You will not be disappointed!
Amanda from Ocean Breeze Weddings and Events is by far the most professional and hard working planner I know!! I have had the luxury of being involved in hundreds of weddings and have came across many planners. I have never seen a planner be so involved, caring, creative and precise! She knows what to do, when to do it and lets the bride relax while running the show!! It will save you money to get a planner like Amanda and you will thank your lucky stars you found her!! :-)
I have worked with Amanda Peterson in Destin, FL and highly recommend her as an event planner. She is thorough and comes with years of experience.
I love Amanda and appreciate her hard work and dedication to her brides, and her commitment to the other venors.
We help busy, career-driven couples who are struggling to find time to plan their destination wedding in Florida’s Gulf Coast to create the ultimate wedding vacation experience for themselves and their guests. What makes me different from other coordinators in the area is that I don’t plan cookie-cutter one-size-fits-all weddings. Instead, I specialize in custom event and entertainment planning which allows my clients to not only have the personalized wedding of their dreams, but also accommodate their out-of-town guests who are looking to have some fun and relaxation while they’re away. Because of this, couples who work with me have a flawless wedding that reflects their unique style and the free time to enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free getaway with family and friends.
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