9 featured reviews
Member Since: 10/14/2012
Gena did a wonderful job!!
From meeting with our vendors a year in advance of the wedding up to the end of the reception, everything Gena did was fabulous and professional! She understood immediately what Evan and I wanted our wedding to be like, and she executed it perfectly--and added special surprises and details for us that made our wedding day better than I had ever imagined!
With Gena planning our wedding, my family and I didn't have to worry about a thing--I would recommend Gena to every bride!
Member Since: 7/29/2011
Gena worked with me for my wedding. The thing I most loved about Gena was that she made the day for the bride stress free. If there were hints of things going wrong, she would just smile and say that she had it covered. Even when I asked if the ceremony site was all cleaned up before the reception, she just smiled and said not to worry. It was such a relief to not worry about name tags, labels, guest transportation, or anything! At one point, the champagne had not been delivered to the reception site (we brought our own wine and beer), but she made sure I had no idea that this was happening. She got the champagne there, and all was well. Know that you can trust her with absolutely everything. You are in good hands! She even had the caterers bring out food to the site we were taking pictures at before the reception. She makes sure you are well fed (and always have a drink in your hand).
She absolutely nailed my wedding! I hate to be so blunt, but I can't tell you how above and beyond my vision she went. I explained what I had in mind, and she did it perfectly. There is no way I could have even accomplished what I wanted, and then she did even more than I expected! She has an eye for detail and the little things. She adds unique touches that totally wowed the guests too. I trusted her with the final image, and she delivered way more than I had ever dreamed of. She is very intuitive.
Member Since: 6/26/2011
Gena and her team really made my wedding a dream come true. She answered every email in a very timely manner and really listened to what I wanted. From the beginning, I wanted a "barefoot on the beach" ceremony with a super fun reception. Gena and her team made all of this happen. She was willing to meet multiple times when I came into town, and kept in constant contact about all of the small details that I would've never thought of. The day of my wedding was completely stress-free! I knew that every last detail had been taken care of. While Gena was making sure the wedding went smoothly, Danielle and Esra were busy setting up the aquarium and making sure everything was perfect when we arrived. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about our wedding, and how everything seemed to flow without any hassles. I was referred to P3 by several friends who had worked with them for their weddings. All of my expectations were met and I could not have asked for a more perfect day! Gena and her team are so dedicated and truly love what they do. I would highly recommend this team to anyone who is planning an OBX wedding!
Member Since: 11/2/2009
My husband and I live in DC, so when we decided to get married in our favorite vacation spot - Corolla, NC - we knew we would need some help, and that a day-of coordinator would be a non-negotiable.
Gena came highly recommended to us by our floral and decor guru, Renee Landry. Being familiar with Renee's work and given HER reputation as the best of the best for Outer Banks weddings, I booked Gena without a second thought. I am so glad we did. Gena was super organized and, even though we only booked her for "week-of" services, she was attentive and helpful all the way up to the big day. She was always available to answer my questions via email, and was diligent about sending me periodic reminders to do things (i.e. nail down a final menu, book our transportation, etc.). In terms of choosing our other vendors, I am EXTREMELY picky, and we attended the wedding expo where I was able to easily pick all our vendors ourselves. However, I have no doubt that Gena would have been stellar in helping us make picks as well :D
To say that I am not someone who gives up control or delegates to other people well is a GROSS understatement - I ALWAYS have to do everything myself, BY myself (you could say I'm a teensy-bit of a type A perfectionist ;) haha). BUT, Gena and Danielle made me feel COMPLETELY confident in relinquishing control on my wedding day. I couldn't have been more relaxed knowing that all the details were in great, fellow-type-A hands ;D
One last thing: our wedding wasn't large (around 70 guests) but group is a young, rowdy one (neither myself nor my husband has a large family so it was mostly our friends). Our playlist was EXCLUSIVELY hip-hop and rap (we specifically banned all slow-songs and all typical wedding songs), and we danced well into the night...fueled by lots and lots of booze. If we had had kegs, keg stands would have happened for sure. Gena and Danielle were so patient with us and did a phenomenal job cleaning up and breaking down as well - truly above and beyond.
Can't say enough great things. Your wedding will be in GREAT hands if you book Gena and Danielle :D Thanks again, ladies!!
Member Since: 3/23/2012
Gena and Danielle were absolutely fabulous! When I first started talking to Gena I said my wedding date was about 8 or 9 months away. We scheduled our first meeting, and soon after we decided to move the wedding date up, to 8 weeks away and 6 months earlier from our original date. They were wonderful and planned everything perfectly, even within the sudden change in date. Our wedding was everything I ever dreamed it would be and so much more! It helped tremendously having such an amazing wedding planner, especially since it was a destination wedding. She was so attentive to every detail and making things exactly how I wanted. I wouldn't have been able to plan it without them. I will never forget how special of a day it was and how perfect everything turned out. Much thanks to Gena, Danielle, and Platinum Party Planning!!!
My handsome husband says 2 thumbs up for Gena and Danielle!
Member Since: 8/23/2008
Gena and Danielle were fabulous!! I could not have asked for better wedding coordinators! Gena helped to make the planning process non-stressful and fun! She took my ideas and made them into creative masterpieces. Her goal was to make the wedding encompass who the groom and i were as individuals and as a couple...and she did just that. Everyone was astonished by the detail and uniqueness of the decor. I had countless compliments about how the entire wedding perfectly reflected who we were and how it was the most amazing wedding that individuals had been to. In addition, people kept asking me from the moment I woke up until the end of the reception how I was so calm...and the answer was: Gena and Danielle. Through the close relationship i established with them throughout the planning process, I developed extreme trust. I knew that with the wedding in their hands, everything would work out and go smoothly. The amazing thing about it is that the wedding turned out even BETTER than i imagined....they went above and beyond my expectations by doing little things that meant so much: sewing my gown where a clasp broke off (at the reception!), fixing us plates of food when we were caught up socializing, refilling our drinks, bringing our suitcases to our honeymoon suite and stocking the room with food (so that it was all their when we arrived), etc...and they did all of this in addition to being the complete backbone of the entire wedding/reception. I could go on and on. I HIGHLY recommend Platinum Party Planning to any bride, local or distant! They will achieve all of your dreams and more!
Member Since: 11/12/2008
Gena treasures your wedding as if it were her own. The attention to details, genuine enthusiasm, passion, creativity and ability to make each wedding unique, personalized and a dream for each couple, makes each step of the planning experience even MORE amazing! Our wedding was everything we had hoped and more. My husband and I cannot rave enough about Gena and the services of Platinum Party Planning (P3), we were honored to have them plan the most incredible wedding of our dreams!
Member Since: 12/9/2008
Gena was the perfect balance of friend, cheerleader, and wedding planner. She helped me pull off an amazing party, and her efforts didn't go unnoticed. Even our guests wanted to know all about how I found Gena - she certainly sets herself above the rest.
My husband and I agree the best spent money at our wedding was used to hire Gena. For all of you brides out there, I'm sure you understand what it means for the GROOM to make a statement like this - especially one who is in finance. I couldn't have done it without her.
Gena - if you're reading this, thank you, and I miss you!
Member Since: 7/5/2010
I am getting married this July and began working with Platinum Party Planning in July 2010. From the first meeting, I knew Gena was the one I wanted to plan my big day. My two "musts" in a wedding planner were someone who wanted my fiance and I to have to best day of our lives, and someone who believes details are essential. Platinum Party Planning has already fullfilled my "musts" and far beyond!
Even though the wedding is not completely planned yet due to me living in VA, Gena has already guided us in all the major decisions that need to be made. Gena knew all the right things to say in every situation in order to help me decide on the venue, florist, photographer, baker, officiant, etc.
I feel like I can call/email Gena whenever I need, whether to ask a question, bounce a new idea off of her, or just talk about the wedding day. I could not imagine going through this process without Platinum party planning!
Excitedly waiting for big day in OBX, Kim
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