About this Vendor
When it's no ordinary occasion...
Antonia Christianson Events is a full service destination social event planning firm based out of coastal Virginia that takes pride in understanding our clients' dreams and needs while incorporating our knowledge into one-of-a-kind event design and planning packages. With a handful of clients on our calendar each year, we are able to fully focus on the needs and wants of each individual couple, while fully focusing on the events at hand. We pride ourselves in a love is love mentality, creating gorgeous details and focusing on the big picture, YOU!
$$$ – Moderate
Engagement Party, After Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Planning
From the beginning of the wedding planning process my mother and I both knew that we wanted a wedding planner. My mom has used a planner for my sister and found it to be more than helpful. Another local wedding vendor suggested ACE. We signed the contract with NOTHING planned and really absolutely NO direction for the wedding. I met a former ACE bride through mutual friends and she had nothing but amazing things to say also! As the wedding planning progressed, I got to know Missy and her staff more. They answered every single e-mail so quick and never made me feel like I was asking dumb questions, which sometimes I was. I would have never imagined that they were planning other wedding's also. They made me feel like I was their only bride. The day of the wedding, as far as I know, was flawless. I felt so calm because I trusted Missy and Danielle 100%! Anything I asked, Missy was on it; gum, tissues, helping to the bathroom, sorting out venue issues, communicating with other vendors. I heard people but I never really believed when they said how stressful the wedding planning process can be; my type A personality didn't really help the situation either. It was so nice to know that the day of myself and my mom could relax and enjoy the day. I was sad when the wedding was over and I didn't have a reason to e-mail them! I really don't have enough good words!
The BEST Decision We Made!Reviewed on 10/23/2015 Lauren G
Missy and the ACE team are simply the best. A wedding planner is one of the most important decisions that a bride makes during wedding planning. We chose to do a partial plan which included vendor selection, logistic coordination, day of planning/ coordination and so much more! Missy and her team did a great job with recommending vendors. We honestly could not have had better vendors for our wedding. People would often ask us who our planner was throughout the process and when we told them, they consistently said "Missy and her team are the best!" And we completely agree! Missy's advice, guidance, creativity and support throughout the process was absolutely invaluable. We could NOT have done it without her - and we wouldn't want to! I honestly cannot say enough about the ACE team! On the wedding day, everything was perfect. I remained calm (and my family did too) and truly enjoyed the entire day because I knew that Missy and her team were at the helm. It was truly a pleasure to work with the ACE team over the past year and it was the BEST decision we made during wedding planning. I would highly recommend the ACE team to other brides/grooms/and their families.
VERY BEST Wedding PlannerReviewed on 10/01/2013 Lisa F
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
We had the most wonderful experience working with Missy of Antonia Christianson Events. She planned my sisters wedding five years ago and when I got engaged, she was the only person we considered because of our previous experience with her. She gets to know the couple and the families and really puts her heart into every event to make the couples vision come to life. She offers expert and honest insight, remains calm in times of stress, has a "can-do, we will make it happen" attitude like I've never seen and quickly adjusts on the fly if needed. She helped make our weekend seamless and stress-free and our wedding the best day of our lives!
My wedding went off without a hitch, and that's largely due to Missy and the ACE team! Missy truly cares about her clients and it is evident in everything she does. I was not a local bride and I'm quite indecisive when it comes to just about everything. Missy was so helpful and did not make decisions for me, but helped me evaluate different options and offered recommendations so that I could make great informed decisions. Her recommendations by the way, were all spot on! She made being a non local bride a breeze. She always made time for me (especially on my random trips in town) and we chatted like we've known each other for years. I never felt neglected or less than because I was not local. On the day of the wedding, Missy transformed into Wonder Woman! She went above and beyond to make sure our day was smooth and stress free - and not just for us but for our entire bridal party (and guests!). When my flower girl had to use the restroom during the middle of our ceremony, Missy took her so that our family could enjoy the ceremony. When my sister had a coughing attack, Missy was there with a glass of water. Missy anticipated our needs before we even knew them ourselves! Honestly, my family cannot stop talking about how amazing Missy and the ACE team were. Our bridal party truly was able to relax and enjoy the day. I would highly recommend Missy and the ACE team to any bride! She was a joy to work with and I could not be happier. A+++++++
I moved to a completely different city during my wedding planning process, but Missy worked closely with my mom to ensure my vision for my wedding day became a reality! Even from miles away, Missy helped with every detail, vendor meeting, and made each Pinterest vision come to fruition. The cool thing about Missy (and there are a lot of cool things ;) ) is that she creates everyone's wedding differently. She looked at all of my different ideas (and there were a ton of them) and created an absolute masterpiece! I'm the type of gal who knows what she wants, but can't always make a decision or clearly articulate my ideas. Missy and ACE did not disappoint and made sure the rehearsal and our wedding day went smoothly - even with the rain and all 😀😍 I would highly recommend Missy and Team ACE to anyone and everyone ❤️
I cannot gush enough about Missy and her team at ACE! My now-husband and I are not the most creative people but we are perfectionists and had broad-sweeping visions of what we wanted our wedding to be like ("secret garden", "traditional/ colonial", "elegant/ classy", "bring the outdoors in", "bright autumn") though we couldn't put together the pieces and details to create that vision. I had wanted to have our reception on a plantation overlooking the water, but as none were elderly friendly and my grandmother was the reason I had my wedding where I grew up in Williamsburg, I switched to the Williamsburg Lodge ballroom. But we really didn't want a Marriott ballroom looking wedding, though that is exactly what the Williamsburg Lodge is. So I specifically was looking for a planner that could help with design and not just organization. ACE was PERFECT. Missy took what we said and put together an amazing vendor team that brought our vision to life! We went through several designs as Missy helped us work through our budget while still getting the look we wanted, and we ended up with something truly magical and spectacular! Our guests were blown away and told us the reception ballroom was like stepping into an enchanted garden while still completely tasteful and elegant and not over the top. The hanging lanterns Missy came up with along with the dance floor just brought the high ceiling down and created an intimate atmosphere that was still grand. And all this on top on of the basic stuff you'd expect from a wedding planner around planning the day, coordinating with the vendor teams, etc- everything went smoothly without a hitch thanks to ACE. My husband and I had so much fun on our wedding day - completely stress-free - and all because we were in amazing hands. Thank you, Missy and team!!!!
Planning a wedding is such an intimidating process. There are so many checklists and timelines that can be overwhelming if you don't have the help of an experienced event planner. Missy and the ACE team was by far the best decision we made in making my daughter's dream wedding a reality. She knows the best vendors in the business and can steer you in the direction you need to create a team who can bring your vision to life. in addition to being a respected professional by all, Missy is down to earth, easy to talk to, and quick to respond to any email or phone call. The rehearsal and wedding day could not have been any smoother due to Missy's months of planning and attention to detail. Whether it's planning another wedding in the future or hosting a party or family event. Missy and the ACE team will be by our side! Thank you times a million!
Missy and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with. Anything you need as a bride, she is there! You never truly realize how many moving parts there are to planning a wedding. We really couldn't have done it without the help of the A.C.E. team. If you want a stress free wedding have Missy by your side and they day will run smooth! Thanks A.C.E.!!!!
We could not have been any more pleased with our wedding weekend & Missy & her team were a huge part of that. I, as a planner myself, have high expectations - I knew that the only person I could trust was my mentor & long time friend, owner, planner & designer at ACE. I planned an outdoor ceremony and a reception to be out under the starts. As the week approached the forecast began reading 100% chance of rain. I spent days crying that the vision I had and had worked so hard over the past year to pull together would be ruined. Missy jumped to action working with the venue to make sure we had every option available. She coordinated details with the vendors and everything went off without a hitch. The clouds parted during our ceremony to reveal the beautiful mountains in the background and it didn't end up raining the rest of the night. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and have team ACE to thank for the hard work they did to make our dream wedding come true!
Carolyn Cox and Missy Christianson were absolute pros and helped me with all the details leading up to my wedding day. Carolyn was my day of coordinator and really helped turn everything around when the weather decided not to corporate for my outdoor ceremony. She has a wonderful bubbly personality that's contagious and my fiancé and I loved working with her. I would recommend Carolyn, Missy and everyone on the ACE Team for all your planning needs!
My daughter and son in law used Antonia Christianson Events for the wedding planning needs and they were wonderful, they took care of everything from speaking to all vendors, setting up appointments, handling all rsvp responses, and all payment schedules. The day of the wedding Missy came to the house and when she left to get to the church, her assistant stayed with us to make sure we had everything we needed. I would recommend them to anyone, and I can promise you will not be disappointed! :)
The best decision I made while planning my wedding was working with ACE. I was relaxed the entire time planning and enjoyed every step of my engagement because I was working with such an amazing team! They go above and beyond for their clients! My wedding was a dream come true thanks to Missy and her team. THE BEST!!!!!!!
I can not say enough nice things about this team. There were a lot of hiccups in my wedding planning process starting out and Missy and her team were there to solve them all and help me a long the way. I felt so absolutely blessed to have them go through this process with me. Missy and her team are honest, hard working, extremely personable, incredibly wise in their field, kind, 100% supportive and make you feel like family from the get-go. They took care of anything and everything I needed so that I didn't feel overwhelmed and stressed out. They talked to vendors, helped with appointments, read through contracts, and made sure there were no holes and everything was just perfect. On our wedding day, my husband and I were stress free, and knew everything was going to go off without a hitch because we had Missy and her team. I am so thankful to have had them and I know because of them our wedding day was everything we had hoped it would be.
Missy and her team are the most INCREDIBLE wedding planners to work with. If I had to do the best day of my life over again, I would 100% do it with Missy by my side again...no doubt about it. Not only is she is tentative, extremely detailed oriented and the most amazing wedding planner of all time, she is also such a fun person to be around and feels like a best friend who genuinely cares about you. When you are planning one of the biggest most special days of your life, that is exactly the type of person you want holding your hand through every step and little detail you didn't even know existed. I highly recommend Missy and her team to all of my friends who get married. Every bride should have a Missy and her team while planning and in the day of their wedding!!
Missy and her team are INCREDIBLE!!! Antonia Christianson Events not only ensured my wedding day was wonderful and perfect and amazing, but the wedding days of my little sister and two sister in law's as well. Each sister had a fantastic wedding experience with Missy and her team, and all 4 of us would use Antonia Christianson Events again. Missy treats your wedding day like it's her own, and her team was the glue to a seamless experience. Each person on her team is of the highest caliber, and you just want to remain friends after your wedding experience. Definitely use Antonia Christianson Events for your wedding, and if I could give Team ACE 1000 stars I would, but 5 is the highest and they are definitely 5 stars. Team ACE is the BEST!!!!
Antonia Christianson Events took care of every detail in planning my daughters dream wedding, down to the last detail. Missy was so easy to work with and helped us stay organized and on track in getting all questions answered. Missy made suggestions and asked questions about items we hadn't even thought about. Even though our wedding was hundreds of miles away, Missy handled everything by phone and when she arrived for the rehearsal and wedding everything went smoothly and just as she had planned. I would highly recommend Missy and her team to plan the wedding of your dreams!
Missy and her crew at ACE brought the many moving parts of our daughter's wedding together for us. Since they handled everything from the communication with vendors to the timing of events, we were all able to thoroughly enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends. ACE's relationships with trusted, top-notch vendors have obviously been developed over the years, and they led us to recommendations for flowers, photography, catering, music and more that were all beyond outstanding. From pre-wedding planning through the wedding day itself, Missy and her crew were professional, thorough, and fun! We'd rate them an "11" on a scale of 10!
Missy and her team were a pleasure to work with! Every time I had a question throughout my planning process they answered me within the hour. Most of the times, within 5 minutes! Their answers were always thorough and so very helpful. On my special day, I had 0 worries because they handled everything so gracefully! I would recommend ACE to anyone and everyone! xx
Missy and her ACE team made our destination wedding to Iceland possible! Once my husband and I choose the location, Missy took the reins. She found the florist, communicated with the hotel and connected us with the Icelandic priest. She kept us on task when it came to managing our timeline leading up to the wedding. Her team was amazing! Missy is an expert at handling the little details – she managed all the communication to our international vendors and traveled with us to Iceland. Her and her assistant made sure everything ran smoothly from the rehearsal through the reception – even carpooling the guests from the chapel to the reception through the snow. There was no stress the day-of because we knew everything was being handled by her team. I wholeheartedly recommend Antonia Christianson Events to anyone that wants an experienced, thoughtful planner. I could not have done it without them!
I honestly don't know how anyone could pull off a wedding without Missy and her ACE team. I booked Missy for day of coordination; however, we were communicating months before our wedding day. Missy and her team helped me choose all of my vendors. They helped me handle all of their contracts and make sure I didn't miss payments. They gave me a checklist before the wedding to make sure I got everything done in a timely manner as well as an extensive timeline of the day before, and day of activities. Not to mention all of my vendors were on time frames for set up which was a huge help. My wedding seemed to go off perfectly without a hitch. All of my guests were amazed at how "nothing" went wrong. Every wedding will have it's hiccups but Missy and her team are so experienced that to everyone else the wedding will appear perfect! My officiant could not make it to my rehearsal the day before, and Missy stepped up to the plate and ran my rehearsal smoothly and ensured everyone knew exactly what to do on the wedding day. I should also mention that Missy and her ACE team were coordinating 2 weddings AT THE SAME TIME! The 2 weddings never even knew the other was in the ballroom next door. She had the speeches timed to where the music from the other ballroom would not interfere with the speeches. How they managed to make my wedding seem like the only wedding in the venue was amazing. Missy still answers to my emails super fast even after the wedding. (I had a few questions about name changing). If you want to have a worry free wedding where you or your bridal party, or family members are running around setting up centerpieces or making sure everything is set up, then YOU HAVE TO BOOK MISSY AND HER TEAM! Thank you so much for everything Missy and ACE team. I don't know how I would have pulled it off without you girls! You are simply the best in the business. Thank you for making my wedding perfect! Mak
Missy and her team are hands down, some of the most incredible people I have ever met. They are so professional and so extraordinarily helpful. If anyone is trying to decide between coordinators, or if they even want one to begin with, you need to hire ACE. She has great recommendations for other vendors and she can point you in the right direction. Missy is amazing, and I would recommend her to everyone.
You cannot go wrong with choosing Antonia (Missy) and her ACE gals. They are the sweetest and most down-to-earth girls you will ever meet. Missy has an eye for details and design and knows when to bring it to the table. Literally! She helped us choose our table decor (i.e. plates, silverware, cups, etc.) to coordinate with our linens/table arrangements. One thing I love about Missy is she will always warn you before you have to make a toast, dance with dad, or cut the cake. Having an wedding planner was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding and Missy is a fabulous choice!
As the mother of the bride, you worry about ... well everything and that is exactly what I did, until my daughter told me that she had a wedding planner. I have never had experience with a wedding planner but I knew that she had to be one of the best since my daughter works in the wedding industry; and indeed she was. I have never seen someone do so much in such a small window of time and everything came out so perfectly, even better then what my daughter had envisioned. Not just the look of everything was lovely but none of us had to worry about anything. Even my poor grandson needed Tylenol and Missy and Carolyn made sure he got some. Above and beyond and Incredible are the words I would use to describe this dynamic team. Thank you!
When my bride to be told me that she was going to be working with Team ACE, I did not understand why. But let me tell you that I completely get it now and would recommend that every single bride work with a wedding planner and more specifically with Missy and her team. They did so much and there is no way we could have ever done any of it without them. They even checked in our flights for us so we could get prime boarding position! Amazing! Love these ladies and could not have imagined the day without them.
Meet The Owner
A natural born leader, detail oriented, and a passionate worker, Antonia Christianson has all the qualities to make her clients’ dreams a reality. Owner of Antonia Christianson Events, Antonia is thought of as the “go to” event professional in both Coastal Virginia and Wine Country California. For eighteen years, Antonia has lived and breathed social events and has been recognized for her outstanding talents in publications, television, and online media sources. Antonia Christianson Events has taken both the East and West Coasts by storm, creating nationally recognized, one-of-a-kind events.