Rachel was truly a God-send for my wedding. In the planning process, she not only listened intently to our wishes, but she would even come up with new ideas and inspire us with her vision. She made the wedding day a piece of cake for myself and my family, and she handled every single detail, big or small. I remember my mom telling me later that she didn't feel stressed or like she had to run around like a crazy person, like she had with my other sister's weddings. The day was simply relaxing for all of us, which is the way it should be! Rachel allowed us to be able to focus on what really mattered that day, instead of worrying about cake, band, flow of events, etc. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone getting married!
MacKenzie and Nick Volpe, 7.31.15
Paul and I, two friends separated by an entire generation in age, decided after whirlwind, six-week-long courtship that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives “dating” — and we were to be wed seven weeks later. Rachel, a longtime friend, immediately recognized that we were a couple who had not considered the logistics of what it would take to plan and execute our dream wedding and she offered her wedding coordination assistance. This was a time when not only were the bride and groom getting to know one another, our wedding coordinator was expected to know an “us.”. From “stalking” my guest list on Facebook to help find addresses, to calculating the amount of champagne needed for 400+ guests to toast our crazy vision, she was there. She politely worked with the owner of our venue, yet firmly discussed some of the much-needed updates. Our beloved party venue, for example, had no stalls around the two women’s toilets. Within a week of her mentioning this “problem” to the owner, privacy stalls were built. She took our vintage-theme and love of repurposing, and helped create a lovely, warm, romantic environment. She had a spreadsheet for everything, right down to how many napkins we would need! At the reception, Rachel kindly pulled us aside, asking us if we’d like to take five minutes to refresh, eat and share a moment alone. She privately took us to a cute little nook (in an empty storage room) that she had set up with food, drinks and toiletries — and it was even decorated to theme! Given that we didn’t have a formal “head table,” she knew that we wouldn’t have had an opportunity to eat otherwise. It was details like this that made Rachel’s service especially unique. During the wedding dance, dressed professionally in a nice black suit, I remember catching a glimpse of Rachel discreetly carrying a black trash sack to the bartender, yet she had time to flash me a confident smile, assuring me everything was running smoothly! Rachel took on wedding coordination like an entire herd of the best bridesmaids a girl could have, and she did it in a loving, professional and even hands-on approach when needed. Now, almost six years later, I still look back at our engagement and wedding day with gratitude for Rachel, knowing we could never have pulled off such a beautiful, well-planned event had she not been the backbone of it all.
Tara and Paul Hayden, 11.26.11