Dear Olivia, Ericson and I wanted to thank you so much for your hard work and dedication in making our wedding day absolutely perfect! You helped to achieve our wedding vision and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of wedding day coordinator! Your organization helped us have a smooth and happy wedding for our families and guests. They had nothing but praise for your work. Our vendors found your presence particularly helpful on the day of, our guests were especially thankful for your help in finding their misplaced items, and our families found your guidance and management from start to finish so accommodating!
A big thank you also for the extra effort you put into emailing back and forth with us making sure you knew what we wanted, and taking the time to call me to make suggestions. You caught all the little details that I overlooked and helped me to create a unique and organized day-of schedule. You are a true professional and it has been such a pleasure and blessing being able to work with you.
We appreciate all your help in making our day extra special. We will be recommending you to all our family and friends!
With love, Jessica and Ericson
Sarah and Mike
Olivia was essential to making our wedding day perfect and worry-free and we would HIGHLY recommend working with her on your wedding or any major event. When we first started our planning, we were looking for a non-traditional venue . We stumbled upon Chileno Valley Ranch, a beautiful working farm (certainly NOT already setup for a wedding or event space), and stopped on a whim. We instantly fell in love with the farm, which has been in Sally Gale’s family for generations. While getting married in a non-traditional wedding venue was our dream, it did mean that we had multiple levels of logistics to deal with. We had to bring in EVERYTHING, from the kitchen for the caterers to the bathrooms for the guests which meant multiple touch-points for organizing our big day. The last thing that we wanted to be worrying about on our wedding day was coordinating all the different people required to transform a farm into the perfect site for a wedding! Mike and I are both very hands-on people, and while it was hard to turn over all the logistics to someone else on our wedding day, we knew that this would be necessary if we wanted to enjoy every moment and not worry about anything. Thankfully, Olivia took control of coordinating our wedding day and put us completely at ease. She handled every little detail. I didn't stop once to think about whether the tables were set up in the correct place or whether the florist had delivered the flowers. Instead, Olivia took care of everything and allowed us to enjoy a perfect day focused on sharing our commitment with our family and friends. Our various vendors all praised Olivia's ability to seamlessly coordinate the many activities and quickly work through any road blocks that emerged (they always do!). We can't thank Olivia enough! Without a question, we would recommend that you include her in your wedding day!
Mike & Sarah
Jennifer and Chris Kong
My husband and I are both busy individuals with little time (and interest) in refining the details of our wedding plan. However, we both wanted our wedding day to be memorable, not only to us but to everyone involved. Olivia understood this and she dove right in to make it happen.
So how can Olivia can add value to your event plan? Here's my top 3 reasons.
1. Olivia has taste Olivia knows how to pick out quality products and service. Whether you have a need for invitations, wedding favours or make-up, Olivia demonstrates her keen sense of style by being honest. Olivia was not afraid to tell me after my make-up trial that I should either change the artist or demand a better application. Even though this was 2 days before the wedding day, her honestly reflected how much she cared about me getting the best. In the end, I took her advice and changed make-up artists. I never looked and felt better because of it!
2. Olivia pays attention to detail As the first in my family to get married, Olivia guided us through the typical wedding template and proceeded above and beyond to coach us through details that might have otherwise been overlooked. These details included: incorporating a series of "surprise" guest presentations during speech program as well as ensuring that the caterer set aside a portion of appetizers just for the bridal party. These minor touches were not only essential to the smoothness of the day but also heightened our moods!
3. Olivia can manage people Whether it be a group of rowdy groomsmen or two feuding mother and daughters, Olivia can crack the whip or ease the tension depending on the situation. Her high emotional intelligence and sharp wit is a perfect balance when it comes to managing egos, emotions and even power-complexes. She focuses everyone on the bottom line - which is to ensure the bride and groom have an amazing day. Her role as older sister, older cousin, and leader in community day camps transcend into people management skills.
The combination of excellent taste, sharp attention to detail and ability to manage people were critical to the success of our wedding and the happy memories that my husband and I, as well as our families share.
If I could give just one piece of advice to any bride-to-be, whose top priorities are keeping the peace, maximizing fun and making memories, it would be: hire Olivia as your event planner!