"In terms of planning: I was the first wedding in my family, so to say that we were newbies or unaware of the task of planning a wedding is a bit of an understatement. I am SO glad we had Nicole and Adrienna, because I had no idea how much work it would be to coordinate a wedding. Ivory and Beau gave us a nice timeline of things to do, which was a great help since we had no idea where to start. Once Ivory and Beau had an idea of what we envisioned fro the wedding, they made several vendor suggestions for rentals, officiants, and event spaces. We ended up using someone they recommended for all of our vendor choices because they had really great recommendations.
I was an out of town bride, but I did have the chance to meet with Nicole and Adrienna fairly frequently. We had a lot of contact through email, and that is how I communicated pictures of things I liked. They are pretty active on all forms of social media too. Throughout the wedding planning process, they were very quick to respond to any questions I had, and they also dealt with my mother fairly frequently.
About a month before the wedding, we had our final meeting where we decided the timeline of the wedding day. This was so great because I knew at that point we were pretty much done with planning, and everything was streamlined and ready for the big day. I can't tell you how much this decreased the overall stress level of my immediate family and now-husband. Remember how I said we were all newbies? Well Ivory and Beau mentioned things throughout the planning process that I had never thought of, and especially during the hour-by-hour planning of the wedding day (like our grand entrance, first dance, cake eating, and grand exit). Ivory and Beau helped us plan all of that out, and the timing of events was perfect.
Now to the actual wedding day: All of the planning on behalf of Ivory and Beau made our wedding event amazing. Not only did everything turn out beautiful, but we didn't have to worry about ANYTHING. Everything was in place and taken care of, and this allowed us to really enjoy our moment. Ivory and Beau coordinated with our band so that they announced when all of our events would occur (grand entrance, first dance, cake eating, etc.). This allowed my husband and I the freedom to float around our reception and enjoy everything without having to worry about what we were supposed to be doing. We actually talked to people, ate the food, and danced the night away (and my grandmother always told me you never get to eat at your own wedding). Nicole was the coordinator at our reception and she was invisible for the most part. But she kept every single votive lit for the entire 4-5 hours of our reception, and made sure the event was running smoothly.
Flower arrangements: I felt very comfortable with Nicole and Adrienna's creative magic throughout all of my dealings with them. I sent them probably 6 pictures of things that we liked for bouquets, boutonnieres, and flower arrangements at the reception and maybe 1 or 2 things we absolutely hated. We also provided many details of our own like small vases and wood. From that, they sent a flower quote that included pictures of the types of flowers to be included and a written description of the centerpieces. Pretty much after the quote, the next time we even though about the flowers was when we actually saw them on our wedding day. All of the table centerpieces were beautiful and so perfect. We had two larger tables that had the most amazing suspended centerpieces. People still talk about those.
Overall: My family and I LOVE Nicole and Adrienna. They did such an amazing job on our wedding. My sister recently bought her wedding dress at their boutique (which is AMAZING). I also love the fact they they are both female entrepreneurs, and they have internships with SCAD students. I recommend them without any reservations. Happy Planning!" -Kathleen > see their wedding.