Amanda Vineyard was my wedding planner. I live in New York and had my "destination" wedding in wine country, CA. Amanda is super friendly, acessible, flexible and professional. I felt like she had my best interest at heart during the process and my wedding came out beautiful thanks to her!!
My wedding was this past August! My (now) husband and I met with Amanda Vineyard back in November for coffee and immediately knew that she was the right fit for us!! And boy were we right. From start to finish and everything in between she was with us every step of the way, always putting us at ease and allowing us to enjoy every moment of wedding planning. She even managed to keep us in budget and in-line - which is a good combination when you're a excited bride! The day went absolutely flawless and it was not only noticed by my husband and myself but it was also noticed by our family and friends. I am extremely appreciative for her help, and would recommend her to any bride. Her dedication to her clients shows and she will go above and beyond to make your wedding day better than what you ever imagined. She did for us! Thanks Amanda! We love you! The Webbers - 8/31/2012
Amanda was creative, flexible, and fun to work with. The only draw back was she was so swamped with work, you had to remind her on some details and be pro active with her
Amanda is AMAZING! We had our wedding in Bodega Bay and thought I could handle everything until I realized the day of I didn't want to worry about the little things. Amanda handled all the little things with such joy and enthusiasm. From the rehearsal to coordinating vendors, she had it covered. Plus, she is just so fun to work with. She has a great sense of humor and is very easy to work with. All my bridesamaids loved and raved about her as well. If you need a day-of coordinator she is your gal! Oh, btw- she also did my flowers for my rehearsal dinner and they were wonderful! I had someone else do my flowers for my actual wedding but Amanda would have been a great choice as well.
Awesome... no complaints from me :)
Amanda was awesome. Her services were the best money we spent on our wedding and allowed us to enjoy the entire process without any stress or drama. She was unbelievably flexible and thought of all the little things we didn't realize we needed. For everything we wanted to do or change at the last minute the answer was always "yes, we'll find a way to make that happen."
The wedding was beyond perfect and everyone loved it. We even heard later about her communicating in sign language to our deaf aunt and finding flowers in the garden for our little nieces' hair--and she didn't even tell us about it. If it needed done then she just did it.
Hiring Amanda was absolutely the best decision we made in planning our wedding.
Amanda was amazing! Without her... well I don't want to think what it would have been without her! My wedding was absolutely beautiful and so memorable. The best part was I didn't have to worry about any little details all day because she took care of everything. Amanda made sure that I was blissfully happy. Thank you Amanda! You are a life saver!
I don’t even know where to start! I am a professional event planner but when it came to my wedding, everyone told me I would need some help! My hubby and I had a grand idea to get married on a vineyard... The only issue we had was that we lived in Chicago! We decided to go on "tour" as we called it to Sonoma and Napa to find a wedding venue... If we found one great, if not we would get married in the city. My mom found Vineyard Events online and I quickly called Amanda and put her through the million event questions that I had. I needed someone to be there for me... no one else, just me! I told her that we will be in Sonoma for 3 days with the sister-in-law and my Mom in tow... Let’s see if we can make this happen. I asked for Amanda to arrange a bunch of different hotels, venues, vineyards, cake tastings, and photographers but also make it fun as my husband to be needs some entertainment along the way. Our "tour" was perfect and we viewed a ton of locations. Amanda was there every step of the way- driving, advising, guiding, and being my best friend. On day 3 we settled on a beautiful vineyard location at B.R. Cohn and our party would be at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. I knew I could take it from here with the planning but wanted Amanda to be there for the big day to ease my stress. I trusted her 100%. For the next 10 months Amanda and I spoke occasionally and she offered advice on who to use for hair and makeup. Of course I took her recommendations and I was certainly glad I did. Her personal approach to her work and her knowledge of wine country only made things easier for us. We arrived three days before our wedding. Amanda took us to get the marriage license and I sat down and told her what still needed to be done the day of the wedding... I’ll be honest, since I am an event planner I wanted to go set the room up myself but everyone told me to let go and enjoy my special day. Amanda took notes and got EVERYTHING correct- even making my little puppy have her special appearance. Just seeing her face on our wedding day calmed me down. Our day was perfect. I can’t take Amanda enough for her time and making our wedding day the best day in our lives. Thank you Amanda!! Love your Chicago Bride and Groom- Kara and Ethan
Amanda Vineyard was helpful from the very beginning. I sent an email inquiring about a venue in Bodega Bay, and she emailed me back immediately. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and answered every question I had quickly and thoroughly. She has an immense amount of patience (you know how demanding we brides can be) and made my initial planning way less stressful than it could have been. Amanda also recommended excellent vendors whom I am impressed with as well. Amanda did an excellent job decorating my ceremony and reception site. She went above and beyond what I imagined. She also did an excellent job on my flower arrangements and bouquets. I received many compliments on her work, and I’m delighted every time I look at my wedding pictures. I am forever grateful for her help, and would recommend her to any bride who is looking for a dedicated individual who will go above and beyond to make your wedding day exactly the way you envision it to be (and better). Thanks again Amanda!
Amanda of Vineyard Events was an absolute joy to work with. She brought professionalism, expertise on our venue, enthusiasm and an amazing can-do attitude to the planning process and day of our wedding. The months before the wedding, I really hesitated on whether I needed to hire a day-of coordinator at our event. I thought it was an area that surely we could handle ourselves - or that I could just appoint one of my cousins to do it. I thought - why spend that extra chunk of change when the expenses were getting over-the-top? I felt like it was one of those expenses that wasn't worth it. Boy am I glad that, in the end, I decided to hire Amanda. There is so many unforeseen things that need tending to during a wedding - so much coordination of the vendors, the decorations, the gifts, the timing. Having Amanda there to take care of everything (things I didn't even know were happening) gave me a sense of relief and allowed me to relax and enjoy the day. Even my family and friends remarked at how good Amanda was at what she does. She is super friendly, always smiling, down to earth and just genuinely great to be around. Thanks Amanda and Vineyard Events for a fantastic job! I highly recommend Vineyard Events and wish Amanda the best.
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Oh Elaine! Thank you so much. Reading your kind words brought me back to what was undoubtedly a FABULOUS day, a beautiful wedding and the MOST memorable first dance EVER. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with everyone. You were such a delight to work with. Best of luck and love to you and Ted. HUGS!
Amanda was so great from the begining to end. She was very professional and got me through some of the stressfull times. My flowers were BEAUTIFUL and she set up the whole wedding and it looked amazing. Everyone at the wedding said it was the best wedding they had been to- I chalk this up to Amanda and the vendors she suggested. Also, after the wedding she drove half way to meet me to bring stuff that was left. This was going above and beyond her duty. This is how she works in every circumstance.I would reccomend using Amanda for any event.
Amanda is amazing -- we could not have done it without her! She was fun, attentive, professional, sweet & SO on top of everything! I arrived the day of the wedding and all I had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy the day - I knew that Amanda would take care of the rest.
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Micaela- truly a joy. Every second of the day was beautiful. You, all your friends, your joyous family and the selection of the perfect venue. I had a blast and would certainly do it all over again with you. Thank you for such kind words.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Vineyard Events. Amanda was professional, friendly, made everyone feel comfortable, and most importantly handled all the last minute potential wedding day-of problems so that we didn't have too. I have had multiple friends ask me for her name/contact because they were so impressed. I highly recommend!
My goal all along the wedding planning process was to have a stress-free, fun-filled party for our wedding day. I didn't want to be "bridezilla" worrying if the flowers were there on time or if the centerpieces were arranged correctly.
With Amanda and the team at Vineyard Events, we got what we hoped for... and then some! Amanda & team allowed my groom and I to have a completely stress-free wedding day! Every step of the way during the planning of our wedding, Amanda was there to answer our questions, offer suggestions, and give advice. She's super experienced with a variety of wedding styles, and she took time to understand what we wanted with our wedding, and helped us make it all come together beautifully.
The energy of the wedding day was electric, but Amanda kept her cool and took care of EVERY little detail for us (such as: managing the rehearsal, delivering snack trays to the wedding parties for pre-ceremony munchies, creating & delivering our flower arrangements, setting up and tearing down all the decorations at our venue, orchestrating the entire ceremony & reception timing, coordinating with our DJ for special announcements, ensuring all our gear got packed up in the proper vehicles before we left the reception, etc. etc.)... all the big things you plan for, PLUS all the little details that you don't think of until the day comes.
My husband and I remember needing a hand during the reception, and we turned around... and like MAGIC, Amanda was right there ready and willing to help with whatever we needed. She even had our favorite beer poured and ready for us as we walked up the aisle, right after the ceremony!
I could go on and on. Amanda is a gem! Such a joy to work with. I love her energy and positive attitude. She knows her stuff and I would recommend her to ANY bride/groom looking for extra help making sure their wedding day is magical. (In fact, our engaged friends were so impressed with seeing Amanda in action, that they're hoping to book Amanda for their nuptials in Fall 2011)!
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AW- Michelle! Thank you so much. I enjoyed every minute of your wedding day as much as you did. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for letting me experience such a perfect day with you. Cheers!
Amanda at Vineyard Events is highly recommended!~ She is super organized and if you are the type of person that needs to have everything spot on, perfectly executed, and be able to enjoy yourself, you need Amanda from Vineyard Events. She is all you will need!!
From our first conversation, I knew that working with Amanda would be a treat.
She's professional, organized and a strong communicator.
On site at the event, her execution was flawless - topped off with a great smile and spirit that created great energy.
I feel fortunate to have been able to work with her.
I would highly recommend her services.
Amanda and the Vineyard Events team is amazing! Always on top of every detail for the bride and groom. And I know... my wife and I had the pleasure of working with Amanda for our big day last summer. I highly recommend Vineyward Events for any couple looking for expert advise and services on their wedding day.
Vineyard Events has worked on several events here at The Bodega Harbour Yacht Club and our brides have always been thrilled. Very professional, fun, organized and helpful.
I worked with Vineyard Events at a wedding in Bodega Bay last August. They did such a great job! Not a detail was overlooked and they kept things running smoothly all day day and night. If you are looking for a great planner to help with your wedding or event, check out Vineyard Events. Not only did they make my job easier, but I know the bride and groom were more than pleased as well.
We've worked with Amanda and her staff on several events (including her own wedding several years back), and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. Her work is top-notch- she has a sharp eye for design, and is very easy to work with. Highly recommended.....
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