48 total reviews
Words can not express how amazing and talented Kindra and Holly are! lets start from the beginning.....they helped me plan a surprise wedding in only 28 days and it was simple incredible, it was a dream of all dreams coming true. they went above and beyond to make my day special and make sure that I had only the best. I absolutely loved working with them, not only because they were so professional, but because they were down to earth, fun and incredibly kind!!! It was amazing how fast they worked to put everything together and how absolutely gorgeous everything turned out. It's been a little over a month since I got married and the wedding is all my family and friends can talk about! How we pulled of the surprise, how beautiful the space looked, how amazing everything was! I would HIGHLY recommend using these to for your next party...I don't think I could have ever planned my wedding without using these to and I am so extremely grateful and blessed that they were there to help :). they will forever be my go to girls when I need a party or a surprise planned!
Unfortunately I live 6 hours from where our wedding was, so I really wasn't as involved in the wedding planning as most brides are, but without Simple Elegance it wouldn't have worked out as smoothly as it did. I tend to be a type A person, so it was hard for me to "let go" and let them do their job, but once I got into the wedding day, it made all the difference in the world to have them there.
I could not have made my daughter's dream winter wedding come true without the help of Simple Elegance, and especially Erin, the coordinator! Erin was very sweet and easy to work with, and she was right there to help out with anything I asked of her. An elegant, romantic, perfect winter wedding!
Lisa Forbes was our our wedding planner and was absolutely phenomenal. Her organizational skills are enhanced by her people and communication skills. We had a big change in direction mid-stream for this event and Lisa handled it with grace and calm. We could not have done it without her.
Lisa's assistance particularly on the wedding weekend, enabled all of the family including the bride and groom to really enjoy the weekend and the actual wedding, knowing that Lisa was keeping track of the details and the clock. She was really a member of the family by the time the process was over.
As the mother of the bride, I knew that if I didn't have someone to manage the details, I would not be able to fully experience to magic of my daughter's wedding day. In stepped sweet Lindsay Howes to get the job done! I worked hard up until the event to make sure that my daughter's wedding would be one that she would remember and cherish forever but as we neared the actually wedding weekend, I was extremely grateful to have Lindsay by my side to encourage me and help ensure that every last task was completed. By the time my out of town guests began to arrive that week, I was tying up loose ends and feeling confident. Lindsay had contacted each of my vendors, and confirmed timing, delivery, and set up so that I didn't need to worry about anything. She was with us at the rehearsal to make sure that everyone knew exactly where they needed to be and at what point. On the day of the wedding, she was at the Hobbs Building in the afternoon making sure that the venue was set up as we had planned. She arrived back at the church in time to help organize the wedding party and family and to receive guests as they began to arrive. After the wedding, she sat down with a list and made sure that every important photo was taken and that the bridal party got to the reception in a timely manner (with all of their belongings). She had an assistant at the reception to greet guests as they arrived and to receive gifts and cards and make sure that people signed the guest book, received their place cards and found their seats. By the time, my husband and I arrived at the reception (30-40 minutes later), everyone was having a great time. I didn't have to do anything but greet my family and friends and celebrate with my daughter and new son-in-law. We had a timeline for the day, and it was executed perfectly. No detail was missed! By the time the last guest left the reception, my car had been loaded with all of the gifts. All of the items I brought to the venue were then packed and loaded and all of the vendor items were gathered for pick up the following day. We were out within 30 minutes. At the end of a very fun, but exhausting day, it was so comforting to know nothing was left undone.
If you can find a way to work it into your budget, it is money well spent. Lindsay was a great resource and a helpful guide through what could have easily been a very stressful process. She was very willing to meet whenever it worked into my schedule and was always quick to respond to email questions. And most importantly, the wedding weekend was everything we had hoped it would be, including stress free!
I cannot say enough good things about Holly & the team at Simple Elegance. Holly and I met at the beginning and end of the planning process. She helped me gather my ideas and thoughts and make sure my vision for the day truly came together. Having her there to bounce ideas off of and keep me on track was absolutely necessary. Leading up to the wedding Holly played a huge role in organizing my vendors, creating lists upon lists, being there for the inevitable last minute snafus and ultimately providing an honest option and the support I needed to get me up to our wedding day (mostly) stress free. On the day of the wedding Holly could not have been more helpful and caring. If there was anything that went wrong that day I had no idea because Holly took care of it before it was an issue! I cannot imagine having a wedding without her help, nor would I ever want. Thank you Holly & the Simple Elegance Team for EVERYTHING you did!!
It is hard to find the words to describe how much I appreciate all of the work that Lisa did in preparation for my special day, as well as on the big day. She is quite possibly the most organized person I have ever met. A good attribute to have as a wedding planner, I guess:) I was what you would call a very 'Type B' bride, but had several anxieties surrounding the big day. Most of them organizational (i.e. coordinating/communicating with all the vendors, scheduling throughout the day, etc...) Other worries included keeping track of family heirlooms used at the reception, making sure my grandparents ate in a timely manner, etc... Lisa took care of all of these things. The day ran so smoothly that it was almost unbelievable. Hattie, Lisa's assistant was also much appreciated. She helped mostly at the reception. I am extremely happy with our decision to go with Simple Elegance and would undoubtedly recommend them
(specifically Lisa and Hattie) to any family member or friend in search of a wedding planner.
My daughter and I had the pleasure of working with Lisa and Hattie at our October 25, 2014 wedding at the Hobbs Feast of Fancy in Kansas City Mo. Everything about the wedding was pretty perfect! I attribute a big part to Lisa's coordination and organization skills. She and Hattie were both awesome. This was our second daughter to marry and our first experience with Simple Elegance (we used another planner at the first wedding). I can tell you this wedding went much smoother and was much less stressful. I was actually able to feel like a guest and had a much more enjoyable time. I highly recommend Lisa and her assistant to coordinate your wedding. You will not regret your choice.
We had an amazing experience using Simple Elegance. Kindra was so attentive, professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire wedding planning process. She was able to help us execute the wedding of our dreams. Could not have done it without her! Loved working with them from start to finish.
I worked with Holly from Simple Elegance and thought that she was superb. She's very organized and there were zero major issues the day of the wedding. Any minor issues she quickly took care of so that we could all just enjoy the day. Wedding planning was fairly painless. I told her what I wanted, didn't want, didn't really care much about, and she presented me with choices, sent me updates, and communicated with me throughout the process. I would highly recommend Holly to any bride who's looking for a great coordinator who is flexible about being hands off when needed but very hands on when needed as well based on your needs!
I would highly recommend this service to any bride/groom/ who value a beautiful, organized and professional approach to their wedding. Lisa and her assistant offered us guidance that was informative without being over-bearing. I valued their expertise, their willingness to understand my hopes for the wedding, and their attention to detail. Several of our vendors complimented Lisa's balance of organization and kindness.
No complaints! Wonderful experience!
I am so impressed with Lindsay and Simple Elegance. Initially, I was reluctant to hire a wedding planner thinking my daughter and I could handle it. If my husband and I said it once, we said it 5,000 times on the day of the wedding - "thank goodness we hired Lindsay. Best decision we made!" Lindsay was so professional, unflappable, organized, and helpful throughout the entire process. She had great insights and suggestions, and gracefully directed us based on her experience. She worked seamlessly with all of our other vendors and really allowed us as parents the chance to enjoy the day and not be worried about weekend logistics. She literally rolled up her sleeves and kicked off her shoes to help with dress movement during photographs and final dress adjustments before the ceremony. I recommend Lindsay and Simple Elegance with absolute enthusiasm and confidence. You could not be in better hands for your wedding and wedding planning!
As professional Event Coordinators, my Husband and I didn't want to plan our own wedding, we wanted to enjoy every moment. But, obviously, I was extremely skeptical on finding someone who would do as great of a job as we would or would get our big production like vision that we had! I am sooo thankful I found Kindra!!! She was a DREAM to work with. Also, prior to hiring her, I did a few venue tours on my own and I would ask the venue contacts about her to get a little more insight and they had nothing but praise for Kindra and her whole team at Simple Elegance. So, I knew that if other industry professionals had great things to say, that I was on the right track. Also, being in the Events business, that meant that most of my guest list was, as well. So, our wedding was not a "typical" wedding. It was important that we brought a very "production" like quality to it, to best represent my him & I, and for the guests to really enjoy the day! Kindra did an amazing job of working with the other vendors to execute every little unique detail and create a "production". The only complaint I have about my experience with her is that now that Im married, I won't get to work with her again! :(
From our first meeting with Holly, Kimberly and I knew we were going to use her services. When I had to click a category above to put this review in, I wanted to click everything. Holly Davidson helped us in every aspect of our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and made fantastic suggestions for vendors, saving us hours of time searching thru vendors to line up. She streamlined the process for us while suggesting vendors we came to love and they all did a fantastic job. Holly had everything timed down to the minute, kept the schedule for us and had answers for every question. She asked questions we would have never known to ask, made suggestions that handles issues before they could become an issue and was always one step ahead of the game. Holly is the ultimate professional and helped plan a wedding that we're extremely proud of and a perfect day for us. Her positivity the day of was contagious. Nothing was ever an issue. I often looked at her with a blank face as I was unsure of the next step and she'd just smile and guide me along. We told Holly at the conclusion of our wedding that we were going to miss working with her as we had become pretty close and we both consider her a friend. Its a special quality she has to work with people, make them feel comfortable, get to know them and plan something that fits their unique tastes. She's fantastic..her team is remarkable.. and there is no way we would have had the wedding we did without her. She impacted every aspect of our wedding! Thank you so much Holly and all the best to you, your family, and your truly special team at simple elegance!
Andy & Kimberly Tuley
If there is anything I would do again and again for my wedding it would be to use Holly Davidson and Simple Elegance. My parents live in Kansas City, which is where our wedding was, but when my husband proposed to me, he was in the process of moving to Seattle, and I was living in Chicago, only to move to Seattle as well. When my mom and I sat down to start planning the wedding, I realized we had absolutely no idea where to start. There were WAY too many options and WAY too many price differences... The emotions were HIGH, but then we made the best decision to be made during the wedding planning process, we looked into wedding planners.
Our first meeting with a wedding planner was with Holly Davidson from Simple Elegance, and IMMEDIATELY we KNEW she was a perfect fit. (We even signed our contract AT that meeting!). She was extremely organized and professional, but what really made the difference was at that first meeting, even without being an official client, she was already providing me with advise, guidance, and reassurance.
I am a very detailed oriented person and ask a million questions; however, I am also extremely indecisive. And with these qualities, Holly was AMAZING! She answered every question, never getting frustrated or minimizing any of their significance. She always provided me with just a few options - not giving me too many to choose from - and if there wasn't something that caught my eye, she would find other options. She was honest, giving me pros and cons for different ideas I had, but never swaying me any direction.
Wedding planning out of state can make things difficult, because decisions need to be made without visuals or in person communication, but Holly was extremely accommodating. Besides emailing me DAILY, Holly called frequently to simply check in and make sure I felt good about our progress. She always found a way to arrange ALL of my meetings in the few shorts days I could travel home. She took care of all the vender communication, leaving me with just creating the vision.
What also stuck out with Holly was the relationship she created not just with me, but with my husband as well. My husband is an urban design, architect, with a very modern taste. I, however, am very traditional. This difference made things difficult when it came to the reception venue, floral displays, and more, and what we found was I was only familiar with the companies in Kansas City who had been around forever. Holly, however, talked with countless venders, explaining our styles, and introduced us to local, extremely talented venders. The group of venders we ended up using were beyond incredible, yet we may not have found them without the help of Holly.
Finally, I want to mention the wedding weekend itself. I had heard from countless previous brides how hectic their wedding weeks were, from their rehearsals to the day of to the reception itself, so that was what I was prepared for, but my wedding weekend SHOCKED me by how smooth and enjoyable it was. Holly had every detail in order with every vender aware of these details. I was able to enjoy EVERY minute of EVERY wedding event. I have been a bridesmaid in other weddings, but I have never been so calm walking down the aisle. I knew nothing was going to go wrong.
I think back on my wedding every day. It literally took my breath away. Holly Davidson and Simple Elegance helped me create my dream wedding, and a weekend that I will always remember as the best time of my life!
My daughter and I worked with Erin Webb, from Simple Elegance, as our "day-of" wedding planner. She was terrific. She was always calm, always in control. As a result, my daughter and I could fully enjoy the wedding day without being worried about vendors, about timing, about coordination of all the million details that had to fall in place for the wedding events to be fun and successful. As I look back now at the pictures, I see how relaxed everyone was and how happy and joyful all the smiles are. Thanks to Erin and her team - we all had a magical and memorable day. I would recommend Erin without hesitation and, if my second daughter gets married in Kansas City, I will most certainly use her again.
My husband, family, and I are so happy with the service provided to us by Simple Elegance and our wedding coordinator Lisa. She helped me pull together my fairytale wedding in a matter of months and we could not have done it without her. Lisa provided everything from vendor recommendations to emotional support and I am truly grateful she was there the entire time on my wedding day to keep everything running smoothly and on schedule. I would recommend Simple Elegance 100%!
Holly Davidson's wedding coordination expertise is amazing! She is very professional, super organized, trustworthy and dependable. She is very personable, works well with all the vendors and is highly respected by them, and goes above and beyond to make your wedding day special. Holly was always readily available by phone or email throughout the planning process. Holly and her assistant, Amanda, orchestrated a smooth, stress free wedding day for my daughter, Lauren. It was the "wedding of our dreams' for Lauren and Kory. We could not have done it without the assistance of Holly and Amanda. Thank you, Holly. You are amazing!
Lisa Forbes at Simple Elegance was great to work with. She coordinated and organized the Day for me and it went so smoothly. She answered questions from the vendors and kept me on top of what was happening and what I had left to do. It was such a relief to let her take care of last minute details and to know they would be taken care of.
On our wedding day, Lisa and Lauren arrived on time and guided us through the rehearsal and everything up to the ceremony.
I really appreciate the work she did ahead of time and on my wedding day.
Working with Simple Elegance is a way to insure your wedding will go off with only one hitch and that's the hitch that happens at the altar. They are professional, thorough, work with a great sense of anticipation to cover all bases and most of all, do it because they enjoy it. A fantastic experience and a consultation firm you'll recommend to others without having to think about it.
Thank you, DJ's For Hire for the kind words! We always look forward to working with your great team!
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