We thought we didn't need a wedding planner...boy were we wrong. We live in NYC and had the wedding at our home in Nederland Colorado. The wedding never would have happened without Rachel. Our wedding was beautiful and perfect. She sent me options and I just picked what I wanted.I barely lifted a finger and was able to relax and enjoy the event. She was very attentive to the timing of the event as a result it flowed naturally. We had some last minute issue that she handled immediately. At the last minute the photographer (a friend of my husbands) cancelled Rachel found us a wonderful alternative photographer. She was also able to find a last minute baby sitter for the 7 children at the wedding.
Rachel really went above and beyond the call of duty. She even carried our old dog down the isle to put the finishing touches on the event.
The day was magical and Rachel is responsible for making it go off perfectly. We couldn't be more happy.
Rachel did an amazing job helping me put all the small details of my wedding together and making sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry about anything and I could just enjoy the day.
Rachel is THE reason why we had the best wedding we could have imagined.
We used Rachel from the planning inception. She was invaluable for so many reasons. She kept us on top of the planning schedule in a gently suggestive (rather than nagging, which I have heard has happened with other wedding planners) and timely manner, would come up with great ideas based on our direction and helped us choose the best vendors based on what we were looking for. She came with me to all of the vendor meetings (multiple cake tastings, florist and caterer meetings and venue walk-throughs) and was so instrumental in asking all of the important questions I would never have thought to ask. She was also fantastic at helping us find creative ways to cut costs while maintaining the look and feel that we were after, throughout the event.
On the day before the wedding she seamlessly directed venue set-up and coordinated our friends who volunteered to help, was a go between for the renal company, the caterer, the sound system people and the venue manager.
On the day of the wedding among a million other things, she called to see how I was doing and to see if I or anyone in my family needed anything. She managed the entire set up, the caterer, bar service, sound guys, cake delivery, DJ set up and guest transportation. (We had limited parking and had to have a shuttle service for all of the guests.) A key part of Rachel’s service was that she worked so well with our families, and kept both of our mothers extremely happy which was worth her weight in gold right there. She orchestrated the timing of every part of our day and we are still so grateful we hired her.
For me personally, one of the many details that stood out about Rachel is that immediately after the ceremony and before the reception, she escorted us to the place we were to have alone time and before she left us, she gave us both little cartons Odwalla limeade, wrapped in a napkin with a straw for me so it wouldn’t mess up my lipstick. It was an afternoon in August and it was just the most thoughtful thing that I didn’t even realize I wanted until she handed it to me. Limeade is my favorite drink ever and she is so attentive to the details that she just knew exactly what I wanted.
It may sound like I am overly gushing or exaggerating her services but I am not joking at all when I say that I am not sure we would be married if we hadn’t had her. If we did manage to pull this off on our own or even with another event planner, there is no way it would have been as incredibly special to us both. So many guests kept saying that it was the best wedding they have ever attended, some including their own wedding.
At the end of the day, I paid her well over her fee because I was so happy with her service.
I can not recommend Rachel highly enough.
Rachel has such a creative way of blending natural and organic elements together with beautiful, elegant pieces to create wedding styles that are perfect for Colorado couples. My clients who've worked with her have been thrilled with the looks she creates for them.