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“Hiring Brooke as our wedding coordinator was (by far) the best decision I made during the 16 months I spent planning our big day. I do not know how I could have gotten everything done in time without Brooke’s help. Brooke helped me extensively during the month leading up to the wedding, and constantly went above and beyond her contracted duties. On our actual wedding day, Brooke was a savior – from rescuing a forgotten veil, to ensuring that everything and everybody was in the right place, at the right time. As I write this review it has been almost three weeks since my wedding, and my husband and I are still constantly saying to ourselves, “thank god we had Brooke!” because with her help, our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Through it all, Brooke has been not only a wedding coordinator, but a friend, and I cannot express in words how amazing she is! I highly recommend Brooke and her team at Orange Blossom Special Events.” -Sue Jean
“Absolutely loved Brooke!! I plan educational conferences and programs for a living… so I know goes into making an event run smoothly and seamlessly. We had several consultations before Brooke was referred to us by our MC/DJ. We set up a meeting with her to talk about our wedding… and we hired her on the spot. Brooke is very responsive, organized, experienced and very sweet. She came with us to coordinate the church, confirm the flowers and figure out the play-by-play for the whole day. The week of the wedding, she confirmed with all of the vendors and set up a timeline for everyone. Seriously… I didn’t really need to do a single thing… Brooke made everything happen. On the day of the wedding, several changes came up with the logistics, the guests, the seating arrangements… and Brooke rolled with the punches. When I got to the church and the reception, everything was gorgeous and perfect. There was definitely no stress on our big day because of Brooke… and my hubby and I got to enjoy the whole day with our friends and family.
I had 5 dresses for my wedding (it’s a Chinese thing to have multiple dress changes), and Brooke was there to help me in and out. One of the most impressive things was at the end of the night, after everyone left, Brooke handed my groomsman the car keys… she had packed all of my dresses, the extra wedding favors, the presents, the guest book, the extra wine, my shoes and everything else into the car… and we were ready to go. If it wasn’t for Brooke, I probably would have lost all of those things or left them at the restaurant!!Highly recommended for anyone planning a wedding!” - Anne & Jason
“I usually like to handle everything myself when it comes to planning events. However, when you plan a wedding, the event tends to take on a life of its own. Thank God for Brooke and her superior planning abilities. Brooke helped me with getting over 200 invitations addressed and mailed out. She assisted me with figuring out the logistics and time line for the big day. When the day FINALLY arrived, Brooke kept me calm and collected. I cannot think of one thing that went wrong. Brooke made sure the bridal party was in the right spot, the flowers looked amazing, the music superb and more. I could not have imagined a more perfect day, and (as cheesy as this sounds) thanks to Brooke’s vision everything was sublime.”- Kristine
“Brooke is truly the best! Originally, I did not think there would be a need for a coordinator. I had almost everything planned and our reception site had an amazing site coordinator. But after speaking to others I knew there were small details that I would need help on the day of such as packing up gifts at the end of the night. I wanted all my friends and family to enjoy themselves and not have to work the night of the event. So began my search for a Day-of-Coordinator.
We met with Brooke and I knew she would be perfect for us. She was so understanding, professional, friendly and I could see her genuine love and passion for weddings. We booked her right away. It was the best money we spent. She contacted all our vendors, created a timeline, stored and transported all the wedding details (picture frames, candy buffet supplies etc) and even brought the bridal party food while we got ready! She really goes out of her way to do anything and everything to make sure you have all you need and are completely calm. She paid our vendors and we did not have to do anything but enjoy ourselves and party that night! She also helped us book a last minute vendor we needed for rentals.
Most importantly, she was always available and easy to reach. I loved that! She kept us calm and sane during our last month and a half, even though we only hired her for the day.
Brooke, if you are reading this:
We love you and cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us and all you did to make our wedding as amazing as it was. We had a vision but you made it happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I wish we could give you ten stars on this thing! You deserve it!”
- Julie and Heisler
“Our wedding was nothing short of spectacular with the help of Brooke!!! My fiance took care of most of the details, but we were still looking for a planner to ensure that our day went smoothtly..Brooke was referred to us by a friend and she was everything we were hoping for and more..!
She helped us greatly in reminding us of the little things that needed to be done before our wedding date…and stayed in constant contact w/our vendors and made that everyone arrived on time (from the photographer to the officiant), and was a great mediator when we had a minor issue with our location…
When my fiance and I renew our vows a few years from now…Brooke will be the first person we will contact!” - Loann and Danny
“When I began looking for a wedding planner, most of my wedding plans were done. I was expecting to find someone to work on the day of the wedding, making sure everything flowed. Brooke ended up being so much more than I had expected. From the first time my husband and I met with her, we knew it was going to be a great experience. Brooke was helpful, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. Even though most of the planning had been done, she helped with finalizing plans, contacting vendors, and discussing vendor prices and payment. The best part of having Brooke as a wedding planner was the day of the wedding. I did not have to worry about a thing! Brooke had everything under control from getting guests seated, making sure everyone in the bridal party knew what was going on, taking care of the cocktail hour, and keeping us on track during the reception. Brooke was absolutely amazing! Our wedding day was wonderful because Brooke helped us take our vision and make it a reality. All of the behind-the-scenes people commented too on how great everything ran and how beautiful it all looked. Working with Brooke was the smartest thing that we did in planning our wedding. Thank you Brooke for everything!” -Elizabeth
“I know very few people that can say that they had exactly the wedding they wanted. Thanks to Brooke, Brandon and I can honestly say our wedding was perfect. Brooke really listened to us and gave us the wedding we wanted. She was willing to work with any vendor we chose or any crazy idea we brought to her. I talked to a few planners before Brooke and felt like I would be purchasing someone else’s wedding. I’m sure it would have been lovely, but I wanted a wedding that was personal and represented us, not a particular wedding planners style. Brooke created a wedding that was as “us” as a wedding could be. Every guest at our wedding told us that it was one of the most beautiful and personal weddings they had ever been to. If anything went wrong, we were not aware of it.
I really cannot say enough great things about Brooke. She will forever be the person who saved my wedding from being a disaster!” -Jill and Brandon
The day of my wedding, many people told me: “You are the calmest bride I have ever seen.” This came from not only friends and family, but also from seasoned wedding veterans, like my makeup artist.
The reason? Brooke. Plain and simple, hiring her was the best decision we made during our planning process, and my only regret is that we didn’t bring her on board sooner. I talked to several other planners and got quotes from them, and here’s why we picked Brooke:
1. She is fast and responsive. With other planners, it took half a day or a full day to get a response. No doubt they were busy with lots of other clients, but I had already dealt with a couple slow-responding vendors and did not want to deal with that in a planner. Brooke responded very quickly, and this level of service—from the moment we started communicating until two days after the wedding when she dropped off some cake stands—never waned. We were always amazed when, at some random hour of the night we’d send her an email, we’d get a response right away.
2. Her service packages are very reasonable. She worked with us to custom-design a package based on our needs. The value for what we got was excellent. She executed beautifully, and most importantly, she gave us peace of mind.
3. She immediately understood our aesthetic. Granted, I did put together a 41-page deck of my ideas, but she really “got” our style down perfectly. Moreover, she helped refine and improve the feel we were going for, while keeping the projects manageable….. My husband and I planned our Los Angeles wedding from New York. Brooke was instrumental in making the wedding not only look gorgeous, but also in implementing so many of our personal touches throughout the day.
So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended. It was the happiest day of my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Except hiring Brooke earlier. -Robin and David