Carly designed and planned our Santa Barbara wedding last August. I was planning remotely from San Francisco and wanted to work with a team that 1) Knew Southern California vendors 2) Brought a vision and process to a bring everything in oursel...
ves venue, and 3) Could crack a good real life joke in the haze of wedding planning.
I read the previous 1 star review on this page, and have to say, after working with Carly for a full 8 months, I really couldn't disagree more. I found her operation to be exceptionally professional. She was upfront with our budget and costs, and was always willing to go the extra mile for us. She was a great communicator, both with us, our vendors, and our families. We also quickly gravitated to her genuine kindness and great sense of humor. Truly, we dig her.
Carly & Nicole transformed our no frills hacienda in Downtown Santa Barbara into a gorgeous, totally charmed space. As far as I know, every guest and vendor had everything they needed at exactly the right times. No one was ever hungry, or too hot, or too cold, or confused with what to do and when, and even the party crashers, who my husband invited to stay for the whole night, somehow understood that it was time to go and sweetly thanked us as they danced out the door (thank you Carly).
I left the hacienda in a pedi cab wearing my second dress, holding just my shoes and cellphone without a care in the world. I had no idea what happened with the truckloads of stuff vendors piled into the place, or how long the strike took. I do know that we got every one of our deposits back in full, my wedding dress made it home, and everyone had a magical time.
I couldn't put a price on how great it felt to know everything and more importantly, everyone, was considered before hand at our wedding. My husband, our friends, and our families still talk about how awesome Carly and Nicole were, and how lucky we were to have their help and support.
You can see all Carly & Nicole did here: sharkpig-1.wistia.com/pr… (and of course, she helped us book that vendor too!)