You know that feeling when everything clicks on a first date, and you know that relationship's going to work out wonderfully? And then you go on one or two dates with other people because you're "supposed to see what your options are", but you ...
know right away that those aren't going to work out?
That was exactly how my wife and I felt after our first call with Jackie.
We got in touch with her while looking for help with wedding planning after our jobs devolved into twelve-plus hour days of corporate mayhem, and we couldn't be happier that we did. (We had two other initial calls with other planners. They were lovely people, but we knew we were set on Jackie.)
From the first call, it was clear Jackie understood what we wanted our wedding to be and the kind of support we'd need to make it real. And boy, did she follow through.
Every single one of her vendor recommendations (photographers, florist, makeup artist, DJ) worked out amazingly for us- both in terms of the quality of their work (top notch!) and in their personalities (absolute gems of people!).
Every phone call left us confident nothing had slipped through the cracks- Jackie's excitement and attention to detail really shined through. If we had a particular opinion about something, she made sure it happened; if we didn't, she had tons of beautiful ideas for us to consider.
Her dedication to making sure our wedding was perfect was unreal: One of our signature cocktails featured cucumber, so she special-ordered ten pounds of it from "her guy at the farmer's market" to make sure we'd have plenty day of. We wanted dim sum desserts for our wedding, so she toured dim sum restaurants all around San Francisco to find the best ones she could. (Spoiler: my very-much-a-tiger-mom mom was impressed.)
As for the wedding day itself: utterly seamless. (I really mean this: people from our wedding party have since been in other weddings, and continue to comment on how calm and organized our wedding was. We did none of that; it was all Jackie.)
We were able to relax, stay present, and enjoy each moment of our wedding, and we can't thank Jackie (and Cookie!) enough for all of the work they put into making our wedding day the best it could be.