My husband, Tim, and I got married a year ago in Santa Barbara, and Nicole did a fantastic job on our wedding. We were overwhelmed when we started planning, and knew we needed help. We looked on the Santa Barbara Historical Museum's website (our reception location), and saw that Nicole had planned a really beautiful wedding there before, so we gave her a call. After talking to her for a few minutes and finding out that she went to Boston College and used to work for J. Crew, we knew it would be a good fit!
We met with Nicole before we started any of the major planning, and she took a ton of notes about what we were looking for. One thing Tim and I were stressed about was how to choose good vendors out of the seemingly endless options. There was no way to tell from a website whether a florist, DJ, or caterer was really as great as he/she looked or was a total nightmare. When it was time to choose a photographer, caterer, etc., Nicole would send us three or so options that she knew we would like, and then we would choose the final one. She coordinated the vendors, told us when to pay someone, helped us negotiate, and kept us on a timeline leading up to the wedding. Nicole also worked with our florist to develop a cohesive design for everything from my bouquet to the buffet to the cake table. On the day of the wedding, Tim and I didn't have to worry about anything. Nicole had it all handled. And, because Nicole had it handled, our families were also able to relax and enjoy themselves. The wedding was beautiful, fun, and totally exceeded our expectations. Our wedding photos even ended up on the California site for stylemepretty.com, which we didn't expect but allowed us to relive the day.