Stephanie was our day-of coordinator and we could not be more grateful for her! We didn’t hire Stephanie / Naturally Yours until about 6 weeks before the wedding day after a long debate on my end regarding whether a day-of coordinator would be necessary. As soon as we hired her, I felt a huge sense of relief. She was honestly worth every penny and MORE! I can’t even count how many times during those 6 weeks (and on the actual wedding day!) that my parents, the groom, and I, said “Thank goodness for Stephanie!” Stephanie helped the last 1.5 months of wedding planning run smoothly and she addressed every last detail with us so that we felt completely prepared for the wedding. Stephanie was very responsive to my countless emails and gave me such peace of mind. We appreciated her knowledge and candor when it came to last minute decision making on decorations, vender communication, timeline, etc.
On the actual wedding day, she kept everything running smoothly and kept our energetic bridal party in line. Stephanie handled every obstacle with a calm smile and kept everybody on task. After pouring so much time, energy, and money into your wedding day… you want to be able to relax and enjoy every moment! We wouldn’t have been able to do so without Stephanie! We had the time of our lives thanks to her.
Hailey & Jay, 2016
We worked with Kristen of NYE for our wedding, and to echo what others have said, it was one of the best decision we made to hire a wedding planner! We were blown away by Kristen’s professionalism, her enthusiasm for helping us with our wedding, and for her endless positive energy. She was so calming on our actual wedding day, and constantly made us feel comfortable and kept us on task. I would HIGHLY recommend working with this company, it is absolutely fantastic, affordable and wonderful.
Shannon & Liz, 2016
If you want someone you can trust to take care of your big day, Carlene’s your girl. The idea of planning my wedding was kind of daunting but once we hired Carlene, the majority of our stress just melted away. We hired NYE based on a friend’s recommendation for full planning. Carlene’s great at communicating, offering advice, making sure to take your thoughts and opinions into account, and just handling things. My day of ran so smoothly, all my bridesmaids told me they had never been to a wedding that was so smooth, on-time, and stress free. Just knowing Carlene was in charge of everything really made the day enjoyable for us. My husband and I agree that hiring Carlene was probably the best investment we made for the wedding.
Marguarette & Andie, 2016
I met with both Kristen and Carlene. Carlene did my sister’s wedding which was absolutely flawless. Kristen did mine and I felt I was SOO at ease. When I met with Kristen to go over the details she was on top of the game. She knew exactly the things to ask and what to look for. Having her as my wedding planner made my day go absolutely so smoothly. Everyone says that things will come up and not everything is perfect, but Kristen truly made it perfect!! My husband (who is not the best at wedding planning) said he really enjoyed the meetings with both Kristen and Carlene. It is SO worth it to have a wedding planner but FOR sure choose Naturally Yours… they are wonderful and I will continue to recommend them to any future friends getting married!
Abby & Ryan, 2015
I’m a very selective person and didn’t want a typical wedding planner. So, finding a planner that met my particular needs was especially challenging. Hiring Carlene was the best decision I ever made. I was married September 2015 and a year later, my guests are still raving about how amazing everything turned out- especially how seamless everything went. We owe that all to Carlene and her team who didn’t miss a beat. If you’re looking for someone who is extremely organized, up front and honest, unique and easy to communicate with- look no further. Carlene will make the wedding planning process a little less stressful, recommend great vendors to work with, all while keeping you on a timely schedule and within your budget. NYE is a great company and Carlene is worth every dime!
Jes & Kevin, 2015
When the planner provided by our venue turned out to be below par, my husband and I made the decision to look for a Day-of Coordinator for our wedding. We were both unsure about spending money we weren’t already counting on spending, but once we met Carlene and her team we knew it would be more than worth it. Looking back — I would have spent double Carlene’s rate if I had to. That’s just how good she was and how integral she was in pulling off our dream wedding.
As a day-of client, I assumed we would have minimal contact until right before the wedding. I was wrong about that. Carlene worked with us frequently for almost 2 months leading up to the big day. When our wedding came I knew everything would be taken care of and all I had to do was enjoy the day. It was priceless to be able to enjoy the day and know that someone else has got it covered.
If you’re on the fence about hiring a DOC, just go for it. It will be the best money you ever spent. Go with Naturally Yours Events and you will be golden.
Liana & Eric, 2015
I only have one regret when using Naturally Yours for my wedding, and that’s not hiring them from the beginning. I purchased the “Month-of” package, and I quickly realized that I should have gotten them far sooner. Jessie was our primary planner and she was an absolute joy to work with. She’s like a walking, smiling, always planning cupcake. She embraced our vision and ideas while giving us suggestions/seriously expert advice on things we hadn’t even considered. She was invaluable in keeping us on schedule with our tasks and coordinating with our other vendors. The day of the wedding, if there was a problem, I had no idea. Jessie and Carlene handled everything deftly and professionally, which is exactly what we wanted them to do. If there’s another chance for me to work with them again, I’ll do it in a heartbeat!
Lauriean & Sean, 2014
I’m definitely what you would call a Type A personality. So, at first I had a bit of trouble handing over the reigns. Once I got to know Jessie and realized how awesome she was at this whole wedding planning stuff, I had no problem trusting her to take care of all the details and she did such an amazing job. She set up our decorations beautifully – I actually gasped when I first walked into the venue – I was so shocked at how great it looked. Also, she took care of everything. I’m sure things went wrong that day because there were a ton of moving pieces, but I don’t know of a single one. Jessie just handled everything (even making sure my wine glass was adequately filled) so I was able to relax and actually enjoy all of my wedding.
I can’t recommend them enough. Stop whatever you’re doing right now and call/email/hire these women.
Sara & Ian, 2014
Carlene was truly invaluable to us during our entire planning process. From recommendations to scheduling, budgeting and organization, we were kept on track and sane. She reminded us of numerous details that we would never have thought of on our own. She found us an amazing photographer and a wonderful DJ! One thing that was especially great was that Carlene was able to set up all of our initial venue visits for one day so that one of our moms (who is not local) could come in and be there with us. Also, our wedding day was seamless, I don’t think it could have gone any smoother! She was a joy to work with and made our wedding a complete success.
Davora & Roxy, 2014
We hadn’t been sitting down for 5 minutes when we knew. Carlene. Was. The. One. We trusted our day in her hands.
From there, she handled EVERYTHING. She had idea, after idea, after idea. If we were unsure, she had an answer or knew someone who did. We used her recommendations for multiple vendors and are so glad we did. Carlene’s attention to detail made everything come together. The days leading up to the wedding, she ensured everything was taken care of. As we all know, this can be the most difficult time in the entire process. Without her help, I’m not sure how I would have survived!
Wendall & Franny, 2013
Planning a wedding sucks. Seriously. Everything everyone else has ever told you is lies! Thankfully Carlene came into our lives, took a major portion of that stress away, and helped to make our wedding even more perfect than we ever could have imagined.
I decided to do a lot of DIY projects (because I’m apparently insane) and Carlene always had great suggestions about the best way to get things done. She helped us organize the 6546510684654687 ideas that we had about our wedding into one, amazing, well put together event.
Chelle & Dave, 2013
Naturally Yours Events did a fantastic job with my wedding. I had 2 wedding ceremonies (Indian/Hindu and American) and a reception on the same day. Carlene and her team managed all the events very smoothly.
I will totally recommend Carlene and Naturally Yours Events to everyone who needs a “very organized, calm, but taking charge and getting stuff done” kind of planner.
Priyanka & Pat, 2013
We were very excited to work with someone who shares our vision of an “eco-friendly” wedding that is chic and elegant. Carlene never made us feel that going green means going short on quality and style, and she was also able to combine our desire for green with our fairly tight budget.
Carlene is really accessible, easy to work with, warm, and considerate. She always provided great advice based on her professional experience but never pushed us into accepting only what she suggested. Instead, we felt that she really listened to our ideas as well, and worked like a true partner with us in all aspects of the wedding planning. She also helped us save a lot of money on many wedding items.
All in all, we wouldn’t have had such a perfect wedding if not for Carlene’s help, and on top of that, we actually had fun during the planning process because we got to work with her! We highly recommend her to anyone thinking of working with a wedding/event planner.
Belinda & Phyllis, 2013
Naturally Yours Events is amazing. I have horrible luck with contractors and vendors for anything I try to do and I cannot believe I stumbled upon someone as amazing as Carlene. She was nothing like the cheesy lady I pictured in my head when I thought of a “wedding planner” (that’s a good thing)! I found that I could really relate to her and felt comfortable talking to her. She is very genuine and real. She has great ideas, great taste, and great connections. She is incredibly organized and technologically savvy with quick email communication and shared documents for planning- something I really appreciate!
I seriously cannot even adequately express how thankful I am to have found such a great planner (and person) and I cannot recommend her enough!
Lara & Matt, October 2013
Carlene was awesome from the start and I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding! Carlene was very detailed oriented and ensured that we weren’t missing anything on our big day. Carlene is extremely calm and composed which definitely helped me ease my stress level especially leading up to the big day. I never had to ask her to do anything, rather when, and if, I thought of a task that needed to be done, she had already done it! I was truly able to enjoy my wedding day and not worry about the little things such as whether or not my monogrammed champagne flutes made it home safely because I knew Carlene had it all under control. Carlene was truly flawless and we are so glad to have hired a Day of Coordinator!
Jessica & Nate, 2012
I used Naturally Yours Events for help with wedding coordination. Carlene was incredibly organized, very professional, hard-working, and always most concerned about helping us organize the wedding we wanted. She was invaluable on the day of the wedding, making sure everything ran smoothly so we could enjoy our special day and not worry about a thing. I would highly recommend Carlene for event planning.
Becky & Charles, 2012