Oh, Kristina. This poor thing. I drove her crazy. Truly. I was not the easiest bride to deal with and with COVID-19, I might have made her start greying.
However, with all my crazy aside, Kristina executed my coordination seamlessly. She truly showed me professionalism from the very beginning. Our original wedding was supposed to be 500+ people. So, she was in for quite a ride with me. When that all changed with the times, we ended up having a much smaller wedding. Her communication was top-notch. Her unwavering support with me when I freaked out about my three venue changes showed me that I can do this. I can have a wedding, no matter where it was or who was there. And when the wedding venue changed, 14 days before the wedding, she jumped and jumped and jumped until we got to the finish line.
My now husband and I had our wedding at his family's private estate. Although it was not my original plan, it turned out beautifully. I truly felt like a princess. I was able to enjoy and relax the day of my wedding because I knew I had Kristina and her team taking care of everything. Kristina became family to us. She truly was there by my side through the hard times and the best times planning. I would not have been able to do it without her. She is truly a great asset to any wedding.
Kristina, thank you for being the sweetest soul and having the kindest heart. You are the best!
I just got married September 24, 2020 and couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out! The flow, the decor, and the whole experience was better than we could have imagined! Our friends and family had the best time! We received so many compliments! Being in the wedding industry myself, I thought the decision to narrow down and select my vendor team would be really hard, but Kristina made selecting a wedding coordinator and designer easy. She has an eye for design, she’s so organized, detailed, professional, and has a calm demeanor which allowed me to not stress throughout the whole planning process. Kristina checked in periodically to see how planning was coming along and always was willing to assist, give recommendations, and reassurance that our day would be perfect, despite the 2020 curveballs.
In the beginning my husband (fiance’ at the time) didn’t understand why we needed a wedding planner / coordinator because that’s what I do for a living. He quickly realized how much goes into wedding planning and how much Kristina pulled all the pieces together for us. He was so impressed and thankful we had hired her especially as we got closer to the wedding day. She took over vendor communication several weeks out and connected all of them into one email chain to coordinated the timeline, special details that were important to us, and kept everyone in the loop with updates and minor changes. Kristina really has a passion for making weddings seamless and beautiful! Our wedding day was proof! Remy was also so helpful and a wonderful addition to Kristina’s team. The two of them made our wedding vision come alive and we are so thankful!! Thank you ladies!!!
We highly recommend Events by Kristina Elyse!! Her time, talent, and the peace of mind she brings is worth every penny! You won’t be disappointed!! We love Kristina and her team!
There are so many things I could write and say about choosing Kristina to be a part of our (MY) wedding journey. I knew from the time I watched my sister plan her own wedding. I knew that I would never do that. I knew from that moment that I was going to have a wedding planner. Having Kristina be our wedding planner was a no brainer. She is well connected in the Wedding/Party Planning business. She had questions on questions about details I knew I would never even think of. Kristina and her assistant made our wedding day absolutely beautiful. Coupled with our amazing photographer, these ladies made pure magic for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. Kristina has no problem being the middle man if there is ever an issue between vendors, family, etc. She truly knows her stuff! She will find every way to keep you on budget. Come our wedding day, Kristina and her amazing assistant Remi turned our venue into pure magic. We are eternally grateful for her and her services and commitment to give us the most beautiful wedding during a pandemic.
-Amanda & Andrew Castillo
Kristina was more helpful than I could have ever imagined through the wedding process! She was the first person I booked and in my opinion was one of the most important aspects of the wedding. She planned and finalize every detail from start to finish. Kristina is so kind, incredibly organized and super helpful with everything!
Kristina practically planned two weddings because our original wedding date was at the peak of covid-19. She was able to keep us up to date with all of the changes with state regulations and having a wedding. Not only did she plan our original wedding date and have everything complete and finalized about 3 months before. She also contacted all vendors to ensure we had a second and even a third possible date if we needed due to covid-19.
One of the perks working with Kristina is that she has amazing connections in the wedding industry. Her husband David was also the DJ/MC! My wedding was about 4 hours from her and her husband but their willingness to help with absolutely everything was so generous. The venue was in an unfamiliar small town and vendors were limited in the area. To ensure a smooth wedding day we booked vendors that Kristina has worked with in the past and offered to pick up everything the day before including DJ equipment, cake, table details and even the floral arrangements and drive it all to the venue!
Everything turned out better than I could have ever imagined. She took all of my ideas and things that were important to me and made everything come to life. There was so much attention to detail and time put into the wedding. Kristina is an incredible person and an amazing wedding planner! She honestly made all of my wedding dreams come true and then some. My husband Kyle and I are forever grateful for what Kristina and David did in making our wedding come together. Everyone needs Kristina to be their event planner!
When it came to planning our wedding I knew I needed a "day of coordinator" to come into play the last few months prior to the big day to tie up loose ends and make sure all of our vendors were on the same page. The most important part of a "day of service" for me was being able to give my family and friends the time to enjoy the day and not run around making sure things were in place and ready. Her team is literally essential for day of coordination. We were a "covid" wedding where we were only able to host a ceremony and postpone the reception until it was safe to do so. Kristina made it possible to keep the same value and style of our original plans for our wedding. We really wanted to be able to serve champagne at our wedding and our venue was not allowing us to serve anything by bartender or drink pitchers. Kristina had the best idea to rent a champagne wall where it was single touch and covid safe (they also looked beautiful at the event). She was game to do whatever we needed to be able to make us happy and our event beautiful. Her team set up the decor I had and rentals exactly as I had envisioned and was completely blown away. The day of when we all arrived and were changing and getting ready we needed her more than ever! Scissors, safety pins, glue...you name it she was there with whatever supplies we needed. Her team helped keep champagne glasses full, areas clean, the timeline moving, and us happy. My father is not one to compliment unless thoroughly impressed and he called the team "professional, couldn't do without, and well worth every penny". The communication through emails, phone calls and texts was always professional, timely and helpful. We are very happy to have Kristina and her amazing team back for our wedding reception.
First off this is a message to grooms everywhere. I was a doubter in the need for a wedding coordinator but I’ll admit publicly.. I WAS WRONG! If you get one be sure to hire a pro, like Kristina. The service essentially pays for itself. Trust us.. we hired her twice and wanted to share our story.
Words cannot describe how wonderful both Kristina and Tori are. Kristina and her team might be an upstart in the industry but they are truly one of the best in the business. We originally hired her in February 2020 for our June 2020 wedding. Like I said earlier, I (the Groom) was a bit skeptical as we had already hired all of our key vendors but figured some day-of-coordination would be nice to have to free up our wedding party to allow them to just enjoy the day. Fast forward a month later we are in the midst of a global pandemic. This is where it really started to pay off having a wedding coordinator.
She gave us the latest details on ever-changing state/county public health regulations, coordinated updates with our venue and vendors, and somehow kept us calm all at the same time which was no small order. When it came down to the dreaded postponement, she took care of ALL of it and arranged revised contracting for September 2020. Fast forward to early August, we sensed the incoming second wave of the pandemic and she helped us pivot towards our second postponement.
The second postponement was extremely upsetting but we know we did the right thing. While we were schlubbing it in our COVID at home work attire eating away our sadness with our favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor we came across the concept of a micro-wedding. Feeling inspired and wanting to save what was left of our wedding date we reached out to Kristina to talk about our idea. This is how we ended up hiring her for a second time. She took our inspiration and turned it into reality in under a month! The intimate ceremony with just immediate family was better than we could have ever imagined. The success was largely because of the vision and execution of Kristina and Tori. With Wedding #1 down, my wife and I are excited to work with her on our even larger dream wedding in 2021!