40 total reviews
Wow! I don't even know how to put into words how AMAZING Missy and her ACE team were! I was so overwhelmed (and honestly uninterested) in planning my wedding - but Missy and her team made it the most enjoyable and fun process. During the year of planning, Missy and her team were extremely prompt in their responses to my questions, very honest, supportive and respectful of every decision I made. From the lighting, to the food, down to the finest details of the chargers and napkins - Missy was there every step to support and give advice. The day of my wedding was the most relaxing day I've had. Missy and her team were there with me, down to the seconds before I walked to my groom, offering nothing but kind and supportive words.
My husband (and parents) and I could not have asked for a better experience. Missy is fun, professional and passionate about her work - she will make you feel as if your wedding is the only wedding she is planning, and will make you and your groom feel like family.
Hiring Missy was the best wedding decision we made!
This review is a MUST read for brides and MOB's that are looking for someone to not only ensure all goes smoothly, but to also always "have your back" when unexpected situations pop up, which are likely to occur with any wedding. Missy is the most caring, detail-oriented and visionary professional - her passion for wedding planning is the first thing you notice and she certainly makes you feel so comfortable every step of the way. As mother of the bride, that was such a priceless gift for me! She has a very calming affect, but at the same time lets you know who she is there to please and make happy! Many of the personalized touches we had at the reception were all Missy! Countless number of guests commented to me at the wedding and afterwards that they felt so incredibly special because of those personalized touches. That is also priceless. Our guests were so very special to us so what we were able to convey to them during the reception will be a lasting memory for them and for us. Missy was the leader of our A-Team and we are forever indebted to her for making Ansley and Chris' wedding absolutely perfect!! Warmest regards, Lisa Fraser
I hired Missy and her team to help guide me through the process of planning my wedding. I hired her for her "day of service," and the service she provided me went far beyond just "day of". For 15 months we worked together to plan my dream wedding. She and her team were always there for me answering every e-mail and phone call in a prompt manner. She provided me with great ideas, vendor recommendations and piece of mind. She made sure to meet with me several times through out the planning process. She personally reviewed all vendor contracts and made recommendations accordingly. Missy helped me save over $2,500 based on her recommendations. On rehearsal day she was there to help guide my entire family through the wedding rehearsal, which was no small feat! Thanks to Missy and her team, on my wedding day I woke up and didn't have to worry about a thing! My wedding ran so smooth, there were no issues and she was on top of every thing! Every little detail from ceremony to grand exit was perfect. I would highly recommend her! If it weren't for her and her team I don't know what I would have done!
Missy and her ACE team are incredible!! We hired them for day of planning, but they were with us every step of the way. They were able to give us so many suggestions on how to make our wedding a success. Missy knows so many vendors and was able to suggest someone for all the little things I still needed to plan. Missy and her team were like my best friends during the planning of my wedding. They gave me advice when I needed it and told me how to make my crazy ideas feasible. The biggest help though was actually sitting down and planning out my wedding day. After that, I knew everything would run smoothly and I wouldn't have a thing to worry about. My wedding was the perfect day, and that had a lot to do with Missy! I would recommend Missy and the ACE team to any bride out there looking for some extra help and peace of mind. Don't wait either, book them as soon as you can, because they know the wedding business like the back of their hands. I already miss them so much!
Missy and her team came very highly recommended from a family friend who works in the wedding industry and boy did they live up to their glowing praise! We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Team ACE for our wedding this summer.
We hired Missy to manage “day of” coordination but we got so much more in return. From the moment we met with her for our kick-off meeting to our reception send-off, Missy and her team were always there to answer any questions, provide expert opinion and recommendations and lend a helping hand whenever needed. If we had a question about table setting options, they always had a helpful answer. If we needed a recommendation for a killer baker in the area, they had an extensive list of options for us to use. And if we needed some hands-on help putting together our ceremony programs, they were there with rolled-up sleeves ready to dig in. They are truly there to help execute your vision for the big day, no matter the task at hand.
From putting together our minute-by-minute wedding weekend itinerary to running the rehearsal and on-site management of the wedding day, Missy and her team have got you covered with “day-of” coordination. I cannot tell you what an incredible relief it was to have such a calm, creative and considerate group of professionals at the helm on our wedding day allowing us to just focus on enjoying all the special moments. The friendly professionalism we received was the same treatment they gave our friends, family and guests. They had a special way of putting everyone at ease, which any bride will tell you is very important on your big day! Hiring Team ACE was one of the greatest investments we made when planning our wedding and one that we would recommend to other brides, their grooms and their families.
Planning our wedding was a wonderful experience with Antonia Christainson Events. Antonia knows the business and made me very comfortable with her as our event planner both on a personal and professional level. Everyone on the team was a pleasure to work with and the process was almost worry free and really fun.
I would have liked to have ironed out some specific details earlier in the planning process, so I could have been more involved in the aesthetics. However, with that said, ACE handled all of them in the days leading up to the wedding and everything ended up being beautiful!
We particularly were so impressed with their help on the day of the wedding. The ACE team handled everything from planning, to set up, to keeping schedule, and ensured that the whole day was seamless. They made it possible for our families and guests, and especially my husband and I, to have a worry-free and incredible day. Thank you ACE!
Could not have gotten through my wedding day without ACE wedding planners ! They helped with every detail so that me or my bridal party did not worry about a thing !!!! What a great day 👰💍
Antonia Christianson and the ACE team are simply the best. Their caring professionalism in everything they did resulted in the dream wedding that my daughter and son-in-law had envisioned. The recommended vendors were the very best in their fields. The wedding was complicated in that the groom's family did not speak English as their first language, and that the entire wedding event moved from site to site at our home through out the evening. The ACE team was able to orchestrate everything seamlessly. I have already booked them for an upcoming event in early 2016!
Missy and her team are awesome! I came in with a very ROUGH idea of what we wanted to do wedding wise and she guided me in the right direction and everything turned out just the way we wanted!! I highly recommend Team ACE!
Missy and her team provided a phenomenal service. As someone who considers herself well organized, I initially questioned the need for a planner, but I can say that ACE far exceeded expectations at every step and proved their value many, many times over. They were highly responsive, diligent, organized and provided the perfect amount of attention and sense of calm, not only during the wedding weekend, but the several weeks and months before. Missy and team are incredibly knowledgable about the planning process, event planning, vendor management and etiquette. Additionally, they are terrific people and I enjoyed every interaction. I would highly recommend their service! I can't imagine having a better experience.
Antonia Christianson Events provided excellent service before and during my wedding. They were prompt with emails when I inquired about vendors weeks to months before, handled some last minute cancellations for me two weeks before the wedding, and took care of everything the day of the wedding! I didn't have to worry at all. Missy also did a great job tip-toe-ing around my loud controlling officiant at the rehearsal. She let him "think" he was in charge. ;-) THANKS!
The one vendor my husband and I were determined to get and the best we could afford was the wedding planner. A wedding planner can make or break the wedding and all that goes into it. I researched wedding planners over a month by reviewing wedding sites, bridal magazines, and portfolios. I contacted my top three, but had my mind set on Antonia Christianson given the high reviews. Missy, the owner, set up a call for us to talk and I could not have been happier than getting her as my wedding planner. We chose to do a partial plan which included vendor selection, transportation, and day of coordination. Missy and her team were great with providing us with high quality vendors. We could not have had better vendors for our wedding. When locals would ask who we were using, we always got the same remark, “you could not have gotten a better vendor or planner.” We could not agree more! Missy and team did all of our transportation including a shuttle to and from the wedding site and our “get away” car. The best part of having Missy and team help with the vendors besides the top quality is that they all worked together frequently which made it easy for coordinating the wedding. The day of our wedding we did not have any concerns and knew we were in good hands. Missy supervised the coordination of vendors and the set up. Everything went on without a hitch. I was a nervous bride, to say the least, and Missy and Adenna literally got me to walk down the aisle by keeping me calm. The whole day was run to perfection and it was all thanks to their coordination. We cannot express my gratitude enough. As a project manager for a living, I know how much time and effort goes into the planning of a project that is executed smoothly. Missy and team are the best planners with perfect results in everything they do. You cannot ask for anything better than that.
Antonia Christianson Events is hands down the best wedding planning service in the industry! Since their services cover both the East and West coasts, you are sure to be able to hire them in your most desirable location. To say they made all of our wedding dreams come true is an understatement!
My (now) husband and I planned our California wine country wedding with Antonia, and it was the best experience. She makes the planning process so easy, is very knowledgeable, is always available and is so much fun to work with. Her attention to detail and organization with vendors was such an incredible help to us. We always felt taken care of no matter how overwhelming the planning process felt.
Our wedding day literally went seamless, and it was all because of the incredible planning Antonia put into our day. As a bride, it was the best feeling to be calm and able to enjoy every second of our special day. She took away all of our nerves and allowed us to focus on the important aspects of the day. Our day was truly magical, and one we will never forget!
Family and friends have since commented on what an amazing wedding we had, and they have all asked, "Who was your wedding planner?!" My husband and I highly recommend ACE to make all of your wedding dreams come to life and more!
Missy Christianson, of Antonia Christianson Events, is an expert at what she does, my wife and I were extremely fortunate to work with Missy and her team. Her attention to detail make her one of the most top notch wedding planners in the area.
Missy's confidence and utmost professionalism allowed us to have a flawless and perfect wedding experience.
I would recommend Antonia Christianson Events to anyone planning a wedding! With their guidance I was able to find vendors who fit my vision and my budget. They answered all emails promptly and I never felt like I was a burden or asked too many questions. On the day of our wedding it was like everything magically fell into place...Missy and her staff took care of setting up everything and it was perfect!
I doubt whether I can fully express what an amazing experience we had with MIssy and her incredible team. Missy's infectious passion, professionalism, and attention to detail came through from the moment I first met with her. Missy made what could have been a very overwhelming process an enjoyable and fun experience. Missy and her team were always available and very prompt in their responses, helping to assuage any potential stress or concern. Her support throughout the planning process was truly invaluable. Our actual wedding day was (to my surprise) one of the most relaxing and enjoyable days I have ever had! Missy and her team were so proactive and thought of every single detail so that we could just enjoy our day. Missy and her team gave us the gift of relaxation, which is priceless for any bride. She was also there to discretely handle any situations that could be an issue, so we really felt like she had our back, so to speak. Hiring MIssy was probably the best decision we made in our planning process! I honestly could not imagine what our wedding day would have been like without Missy and her team. My only regret is that I did not get to work with her more (we booked the day-of package).
There is only one word that I can use to describe my wedding thanks to Antonia Christianson Events - PERFECT. We originally had a huge wedding planned for Fall of 2013, then I found out I was pregnant and plans had to be changed. Missy took charge and created an elegant intimate affair at our favorite restaurant. It was perfect.
Missy is seriously amazing. I am a total control freak and only needed the day of service, but she helped the whole way through. They were perfect and could not have asked for a better team :)
Antonia Christainson events is by far the best out there. They went above and beyond for our big day! I couldn't be more happy of how the day turned out. Everything was beautiful and I wouldn't have had it perfect without her help! She's worth all your pennies and then some! Thank you
I really thought I was going to do this on my own. What I didn't realize was that I had a difficult venue in terms of catering, and I was cutting the wrong corners with vendors and DIY projects. Missy came in the month before (I wish I had called her WAY sooner) and salvaged everything. She is efficient and to-the-point. She has good relationships with every great vendor in the area. She responded to my freak-outs with a personal phone call. She was patient and supportive. This was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Invest in a wedding coordinator, and choose Missy!
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Antonia Christianson Events is a bi-coastal social event planning firm based out of coastal Virginia and Wine Country, California that takes pride in understanding our clients' dreams and needs while incorporating our knowledge into one-of-a-kind event design and coordination packages.
- Price Range: $$
- Services: Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination, Full Coordination Services
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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