testimonials

 

kendraDear Allison and Lori,
RD and I would like to sincerely thank you both for our unbelievable wedding last August. We are so appreciative of all of your help and guidance during a period that would have otherwise been stressful had it not been for you both.  After watching other brides and grooms on or before their wedding day, we realized that we were incredibly spoiled.  Because of you, we were able to totally and completely enjoy each other, our family and friends the weekend of our wedding without worries or concerns that something may go wrong. And, if anything went wrong on the day of our wedding, we did not know about it.

We have spent hours since the event enjoying the photos, reminiscing about the day, and marveling at your skills. We went to 6 other weddings in 2012 and not one compared to our wedding in any way- food, decor, flowers, photography, venue, DJ, fun, etc.  Your knowledge about regional vendors was invaluable!  We watched in awe the weekend of the event as everything we could have dreamt of- and more - came together seamlessly.  The decor and flowers were perfectly executed and exactly what we wanted.  Innumerable guests commented that our wedding was something out of a magazine but, more importantly, we were able to enjoy every second because of your planning, insight, judgement and organization.

In addition, throughout the process you were both incredibly responsive, responsible, friendly, and flexible. Not just any planner could have designed our wedding while the bride and groom were thousands of miles away and sometimes ambivalent or indecisive!  Not once during the planning process did we feel rushed or worried though.  We knew our wedding was in capable hands. Even our crazy little last minute requests- gift bag caramels, family seating arrangements, shuttle schedules etc.- did not phase you and everything was planned to perfection.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Our wedding weekend was a dream... A dream we didn't even know we had. You both are truly exceptional planners and wonderful people. We would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone.

Happy holidays and thank you again.
Kendra and RD

 

danielle-ramon

Dear Allison and Lori,
I want to thank you so much for the excellent work you did surrounding our wedding this past August at Holman Ranch. Ramon and I could not have done this without you both. It was obvious that you are both well versed in the wedding process taking on all the details including the minutia.

It was such a joy to work with you during the planning process.  You had the right questions and of course the right answers. You both have a way about allowing the process to unfold where the bride and groom can realize their own unique vision. I always felt that you understood my desire for an understated but sophisticated Californian wedding. I felt so comfortable handing over all the details. I had absolutely no fear about the wedding nor the rehearsal dinner logistics. (Thanks for keeping Peter the Flamenco Guitarist a secret from Ramon; he is still touched by his presence at our rehearsal dinner.)  Beyond your great taste, everything that you had your hands on turned out perfectly. The rentals especially were very well executed and everything looked excellent. The day of you were both so relaxed and this was very helpful especially when my right eye blew-up with an allergic reaction at 9:30 in the morning. I knew it threw the whole timeline into upheaval but you dealt with it very well. There was no possible way that we could have done this without both of you and your excellent team. You are obviously pros at wedding day insanity. Guests were very impressed about how well-planned the event was and how easily it unfolded. It was seamless and organic, just the way I wanted it! Everyone worked very hard on that hot day an I am eternally grateful.

Thanks a million,
Danielle

Allison and Lori,
Your reputation as the best area wedding planners in the area is certainly justified and probably an understatement.  You were nothing short of fantastic.  Julia and I never had any jitters or worries because we knew that everything was under control with you running the show.  Every vendor that you recommended not only performed well, but were nice people as well.  We can hardly wait to see Scott Campbell's photographs!  Kim and FFK provided delicious, excellently presented food for three events this weekend.  Kim England's flowers were gorgeous and exactly what we wanted.  The baby sitters, transportation people, really everyone involved were professional and dedicated.  Only Mother Nature didn't cooperate too well.  But since today is blazing hot in Carmel Valley, perhaps being cool was preferable to boiling hot!

We will pass your names on to everyone who is planning a wedding!!
Carol Wilhelm
Julia and Tim

Jennifer and Kyle

Dear Allison,
Now that plans have turned to memories and the intensity of the wedding has relaxed, I want to tell you that I have thought of you a hundred times and cant wait to thank you for helping to make our wedding one of  the most special events in our memory.  You took all of our disparate needs/preferences and wove them into a common thread that worked so well for our bride and groom as well as the rest of the family.  You kept us on track when a host of tangents continued to be attractive.  You were in the thicket of dealing with every vendor - when they needed you and when it counted for us.  You pulled a rabbit out of your hat with a magnificent floral show - at the very last minute.  Your computer tools kept us in touch from the different parts of the world that we each operated in.  You were unstinting with your time, always professional, and there for us in every way.  How do we say thank you for all of this - for more than a year long relationship that only got better and better.

Hugs and a giant kiss,
Nancy Forester

Allison and Lori,
We cannot thank Allison Weddings enough for creating and orchestrating the perfect wedding. How many brides can say they didn't have to worry the day of their wedding? Very few. I knew that everything would be set up beautifully, nothing would be forgotten, and I could just enjoy the best day of my life (truly the BEST day of my life). My mom is usually the one worried everything won't be perfect or she takes on too much responsibility, but even she relaxed and enjoyed September 3rd because you guys were so on top of it! Your attention to detail was amazing. The place card table, the cookie table, the guest book table-- the timing of everything! I felt very comfortable working with both of you and appreciated your willingness to accept our vision of the wedding. We just received the DVD. . . thank you, for convincing me to do that, Allison (you were right, it's great to be able to experience it all over again)!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you . . .
Maureen Mintkeski

 

Allison and Christy

Allison,
Dan and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. You did an amazing job orchestrating the day, so that we could truly enjoy our wedding and not worry about the details. Your recommendations on decor and your unique ideas were perfect in creating a beautiful and magical wedding. Your calm disposition helped ease the stress not only for us, but also for our family and the wedding party.

I still have people telling me it was the best wedding they have ever been to--it meant so much to us to see our friends and family having such a good time.

There is absolutely no way we would have been able to coordinate such a day without your help, you were so professional throughout the entire process. We would recommend over and over again Allison Weddings to any bride. Our wedding day will always be the most cherished day in our hearts--it is such a wonderful memory.

Thank you for making sure that we truly enjoyed every moment.
Dan and Christy Facchetti

Dear Allison,
John and I want to extend our sincere thanks for all you did to help coordinate and plan Erika and Jason's wedding day. Your experience and professionalism helped us tremendously with all the many decisions we made throughout the planning process. Words fail me in trying to describe how much we appreciate you and your wonderful staff at Allison Weddings. With your guidance, we hired fabulous vendors who really achieved our vision for the day. You oversaw every detail, which resulted in a flawless wedding day for Erika and Jason. The ceremony and reception was so warm and elegant from beginning to end. Many of our guests commented on the incredible attention to detail everything was given.

Thank you, Allison! We could not have done it without you!

Fondly,
Suzanne and John Swanson
Erika and Jason

Jacqueline and Danny

Dear Allison,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all you did to make our son's wedding so special. Not only did you handle everything in such a gracious capable manner, but you made the planning so fun for us, too. Every time we met with or talked to you on the phone, you were so sweet and encouraging, while also being so organized and keeping us on track. You were so great about sending reminder e-mail's: "you are going to have to start thinking about this…", or "this needs to be decided by such and such date." Also, you had such wonderful vendor suggestions! We were so thrilled with Fionna Floral and the videographer. The whole process can be so complicated, especially when half the wedding party was coming form Missouri, and the bride living there during most of the planning process. But you never made us feel like it was difficult at all. And I still marvel at how completely in control you were the day of the wedding, in such a sweet, gentle way. You had earned the respect of the whole bridal party at the rehearsal and they loved you. It was a long day with the ceremony and two receptions - but you made it the most delightful experience for me, allowing me the freedom to just enjoy it while you ran everything so capably. I could never thank you enough, and I have recommended you to all my friends. You will always be so special to me - thank you for allowing me to relax and savor every moment of my son's wedding day.

Much love,
Barb Torres

Allison,
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! From start to finish, we wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Your style and professionalism sets you apart from the norm; we were so lucky to find you and be able to work with you.

Please let us know if we can be a reference for your future clients. We would love to be able to brag about how well you managed every situation and how much we appreciated you and your help!

Thanks, again,
Eden & Aaron Sears

Eden and Aaron

Katy and Jared

Dear Allison,
We just needed to say it one more time … THANK YOU. Our wedding was absolutely magical, perfect in every way, and we are so grateful for all of your hard work and help making it that way. It was also so much FUN to work with you through this entire process! We feel so lucky that we found someone who was on the “same page” as us and who was able to translate our gibberish into a beautiful day.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.

With much love,
Katy & Jarrod

PS—Don’t think you are getting rid of us because the wedding is over…

Allison & Lori,
We never got the opportunity to formally thank you both for your hard work during the last several months. We were absolutely thrilled with the wedding weekend. Your attention to detail allowed us to truly enjoy the celebration.

We worked with a ton of people during the process and you two were by far the most responsive, professional and original. From your advice and input to your Gucci fanny packs, everything was first class.

We hope you can both take pride in knowing you make the most important day in a couples life that much better. We can be a testimonial that you are worth the investment and then some.

Fondly,
Hibby and Adam

Hibby and Adam

Jenny and Jared

Dear Allison,
Thank you – thank you – thank you!!!

Jarred and I appreciate everything that you did to make our wedding perfect. All of your suggestions and ideas, vendors you knew, every detail was just what we wanted. I really don’t know how we could have done everything without you. You did an amazing job and were a true pleasure to work with. I know my mom and I will miss your emails and Jarred will miss your advice and “Allison-isms” as he calls it…

xoxo
Jenny Marlin

Dear Allison & Lori,
Words honestly cannot express how thankful I am for everything you did in such a relatively short period of time for me and our wedding. The best wedding gift of all was my luck in finding out that you both were available on my wedding day a mere six weeks beforehand. I cannot imagine the day without you. From pulling a rabbit out of the hat after my make-up artist cancelled last minute, to helping me through my final floral and design meetings and countless other minor (and major!) miracles, you two were amazing.

I really cannot thank you enough. You are amazing at what you do – I’m so thoroughly impressed with you and thankful for you both.

My sincerest thanks,
Kimberly Saper-Sanner

Kimberly and Danny

 

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