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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

Here’s what our clients are saying about The Events Department:

  • Morning Laurie!!I thought I sent this last night – but it didn’t go through- or it could have been the vodka influence. ?

    I wanted to let you know how incredibly appreciative Jale and I are of your team’s support for our wedding.  Being able to change our date at the Cree was truly life-changing – So thank you.

    And Peggy – well Peggy, she is simply amazing.  Her expertise, laughter and all around bad-assness saved the day in so many ways.  There is no way our wedding would have been possible without her by our side every step of the way.

    She was more than our coordinator-  she was like family.

    Rachel (Bride)
  • I’m about to go into major offline honeymoon mode, but I just couldn’t disappear yet without dropping you a quick note to say thank you.

    Brandon and I are still in a daze with the perfection that was our wedding and just smoke tree ranch in general. You are both amazing and I truly, truly thank you for everything you did to make our day so absolutely perfect.

    We’ll keep in touch and I’ll be writing you much more heartfelt thank you’s when we are back in real life mode. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Brandon and Beth
  • Good morning.Now that the COD State of the College event is over, and we have a minute to breathe, I wanted to say thank you for all you did to help produce and deliver when we really needed you.We were all given impossible timeframes and expectations to perform, but thanks to a great creative and production team and some truly herculean efforts, the first-time event was a terrific success.What seems like a miracle was made possible in large part because of your efforts. Your team was responsive, professional and great to work with.Please know how much we appreciate you.Thank you.

    Kay
  • I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We had the best wedding and we have you to thank for it! Thank you for keeping everything smooth and for all of your assistance. Even though there was a hiccup or two, it all appeared to go off without a hitch! Every vendor I talked with during the planning process spoke your and The Events Department’s praises. And they couldn’t be more right! If there is anywhere I could leave a review, I would love to do so! We would like to send you a little something to show our appreciation! Do you have a preferred mailing address we can use?I attached some photos but will also be sending you more if you would like to use them for anything! Thanks again Lisa! It was a fun process with you!!!

    Katie and Justin
  • I have been trying to find the words to express how unbelievably grateful I am to you, but I simply can’t — there ARE NO WORDS to describe how amazing you are and how lucky I am to have worked with you!!!!! You are the best. You are just the best, ever… the best wedding planner and overall person in general.It was such an honor to get to work with you, and our wonderful and ridiculously perfect wedding was due 100% to you and your staff. I just really can’t get over it. I had no idea what that day was going to be like, and my memory of it will forever be one of happy surprise — surprise at how every single detail went perfectly, like magic, and how much fun it enabled me to have.Based on everything I’d heard about weddings, I thought we would have moments of true happiness and love sprinkled throughout a hectic and draining and crazy day. Um… no. The ENTIRE day was flawless. I spent the morning surrounded by my best friends as we got ready, cracking up and having a blast together, then proceeded to the wedding ceremony where everything was not just perfect but so much more than I ever expected, then onto the reception where everyone kept telling me they felt like they were “in a movie” (seriously, multiple guests made this comment), and finally the after-party which was also PERFECT and SO MUCH FUN! I mean, not only did nothing go wrong, but everything went AWESOME! Not just good, awesome.I want to star in a commercial for your company, basically. If you have clients who want to know what it’s like to work with you please have them call me. Like my mom said in her speech at the wedding, I honestly feel bad for any bride that doesn’t get to have you as their wedding planner.Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

    Maggie
  • ,I will send you a proper thank you snail mail after this week of family but I wanted you to know how indispensable you proved to be. I was so happy to leave you to take care of the behind the scenes and last minute details and you did a SUPER job of it. I was not worried but Is see how minute last minute details there are! Finding a mike…finding Nancy and Taylor….getting things set up for the guests…greeting all the vendors….WOW You did it all and probably much more that I did not see! I felt safe knowing that you were there and keeping things moving. As far as I can tell, it went without a hitch and we have gotten RAVE reviews from our friends and family for everything from flowers to food to cupcakes to dancing! And I loved the ceremony with the harp and Reverend Jim. Also loved the fact that somehow…everything got back to my room!Thanks so much for all your efforts on behalf of our family and Nancy and Taylor. You did a fantastic job!

    Mary (Mother of the Bride)
  • I am just so very grateful for all of your help with our wedding. (And Marko is too!!!).  As you remember, I was a little hesitant about using the Events Department’s full services.  And now I just look back and laugh.  I can’t imagine our wedding without you or your fabulous team.  From the small details to your ability to say yes to my last minute requests, I felt like no matter what you were going to make sure that Marko and I had the wedding we envisioned from the beginning.

    I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from ALL our guests to how great the venue looked to how smoothly the entire night went.  And it truly did!  Marko and I look at our pictures with such tremendous fondness (and there’s not a single picture with a worried look on my face).  I was able to really enjoy the day and “be present” during the ceremony and reception because of all you had covered.

    I wish you so much success ahead.  I will recommend you to ANY couple even considering hiring a wedding coordinator.

    I will forever remember our wedding as one of my best days.  And I know that you were instrumental in making that happen.

    Sarah
  • Thank you for coordinating the day of Rachel and Ryan Foltz’s beautiful wedding at the Sherwood Country Club, May 18, 2013.  Your promptness, attention to detail, ability to move things along, and staying power through wrap-up were very much appreciated.

    Grace under pressure and a willingness to pleasantly and cooperatively flow with changes as décor and timing are tweaked before and on the day of the wedding are traits needed in an event coordinator.  Good listening skills and careful records of the families’ timeline wishes make the planning process smooth.  Understanding and accommodating the amalgamated styles of the family, even when at variance with the coordinator’s personal style, requires delicacy and good humor.  It’s not an easy assignment.

    We thank you for balancing all these demands, Peggy.  It was such a relief for us to hear that you told the groom’s parents about ten minutes after the guests left from the wedding, “Go home.  I’ve got this handled.”  I don’t know how long it took you to get everything out the door, but it was speedy.  You put in a very long day with your able assistant.

    Your dedication to doing your job with excellence is very commendable.

    Kapaka and George (MOB and FOB)
  • Why hello there!!! Good Morning!!! or I should say almost afternoon!! You are probably busy with a wedding already but I wanted to send you an e-mail because I am taking to long to get my thank you cards out!!! surprise surprise!!!!Well really where do I start!! There are no words to express how thankful David and I are for your making our wedding so incredibly unforgettable! Everything was perfect! The wedding and reception were just gorgeous! Everyone that we talk to tell us that they had the best time at the wedding and that they had so much fun! My Uncle Harlan even went as far as saying that it was the best wedding that he had ever been at he had so much fun! I just point my finger to you and Carina!!!I could not have done this with out you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! David and I still try to make it down to the desert some Sundays so we should do lunch one Sunday when we are in town!!!Carrie JACKSON!!!!! AAAHHHHH!!! I’m a Jackson!

    Carrie
  • Thank you so much for all you did to make John and Briana’s wedding so wonderful!  The had the most amazing weekend and it was all thanks to you.  Your team was incredible and we will forever be grateful to you!  Happy Holidays!

    Emily
  • Peggy,

    The wedding in the end was a great success. Chris slept about 17 hours when we got home. We have had nothing but compliments on how smooth things went and many have said it was the best wedding they have attended.

    As someone who watched the process and was aware of the inner workings, I noticed whenever a potential glitch arose you were right there taking care of it. Please don’t be offended if I draw a comparison between you and an Australian Sheepdog moving the flock. But a well placed nip, a slight growl or even just a stern look seemed to keep everything moving in the right direction.

    Thanks once again and mark up another success for The Events Department.

    Best,

    Dennis and Chris Miller

    Dennis and Chris
  • Aww man… I’m already getting emotional just writing your name!We are back from the honeymoon and settling into “real life”, lol. We are still floating on clouds…

    Our wedding was amazing. I kept walking around thinking “wow… it’s perfect”. The flowers were perfect, the lights, the dance floor, the stage, the band was amazing, the food also amazing, the staff, the linens…everything. We had so much FUN!

    Even with Mike’s fainting spell which cut the rehearsal short..yikes!… the ceremony flowed smoothly. The reception was amazing, I can’t say enough about the staff at STR, sooo awesome! Lisa S.  kept everyone on schedule and didn’t bother me with all the backstage drama (I heard there was a little) ha!The past year was so much fun for me. I am actually one of those brides who likes to plan a wedding. But I know that the key ingredient to making the process less stressful… was YOU! All of your ideas were the right ideas, and all of your advice was taken! You are an incredible party planner, and a lovely person. We enjoyed our time with you and I will miss our weekly emails!  I hope to keep in touch every now and then!looking forward to the vow renewal….  ?

    Mimi and Mike

Your Personal Care Team

Right from the start, we listen to You. We tend to everything for You, following the detailed proposal and your budget requirements, your every need will be exquisitely planned and executed for your memories.

As a full event management company, we have the ability to provide every element you need for the wedding you desire.

  • Flowers to Flatware and Fine Linens,
  • Ice Sculptures, Decor and Centerpieces,
  • Photographers and Videographers
  • Complete Rehearsal Dinner and Brunch planning,
  • Finding Your Perfect Location
  • Elegant, Classic Transportation
  • Music
  • Invitations
  • Accommodations
  • Activities and more
  • Size Does Not Matter
  • and more!

Most brides dream of a traditional wedding and reception, while some consider alternatives. From small and intimate, to large and lavish, casual or themed, we can handle it all for you. You CAN have it all with The Events Department. Unique combinations of traditional, alternative, universal locations, ceremonies, receptions and sites may also include personal “quirky nuances” relevant only to you, your family and friends.

Traditional or Themed Wedding / Receptions

Traditional weddings will always be very popular, as will receptions. You will be in warm, experienced hands when the Events Department plans and produces your wedding.

Want Something Different?

Imagine a wedding or reception that takes everyone away to another place and time. Transport your wedding party and guests into a magical, mysterious time of celebration and delight. Creative Lighting, Floral Arrangements and Fabrics, Backdrops, Accents, Music and Delicious Food all contribute to transforming the wedding and/or reception into Your Unique Wedding Experience.

Share your ideas with us, we can make it happen.

Your Choice

You really can have it your way. If you desire, we can handle every detail from start to finish, relieving you of the stress that inevitably increases as the big day gets closer. You can also select the areas and details where you would like to devote your own personal attention. Your Personal Care Team will work closely with you all the way through so that your big day is sweetly memorable.

Your Ideas – Our Expertise

Even after looking over our web site, you still may not see quite what you are thinking about. No problem! Jot down any questions you may have, make a few notes and Contact the Events Department. We are here, eager to turn your dreams into reality.