From the first email to our amazing wedding day, Lisa and her team are who you want on your team. I was lucky enough to snag her last spot for 2022, and I count my blessings for that! Lisa only takes on a limited number of weddings each year, a...
nd I felt that difference as a bride! Lisa and her team were always quick to respond with email, happy to find a time to meet over the phone (regardless of how many months out the big day was), and were always adding inspiration to our Pinterest board! Mid-engagement I found out that my fiance and I would be moving across the country, and my loved ones were concerned about how I would possibly be okay giving up that much control! I can say that because I had Lisa and her team by my side, I knew things were going to be okay! Between Zoom calls at weird hours because of the time difference, and linen selections via FaceTime, it all worked out perfectly!
On the wedding day itself, we were again SO lucky to have Lisa and her team by our side because they had already been so involved in the planning. Though I was one of the first Greek Orthodox brides she worked with, you wouldn’t have known! One of the biggest things I value in Lisa was her willingness to understand and accept components of my Greek culture. Though it may seem a little deal to some, it was SO impactful as a bride even to hear Lisa use the same language I did to describe certain items and part of the ceremony.
From the hotel, to the church, and then to the venue, even a rainy day didn’t slow her team down! In the hustle of leaving for the church, I realized I had left a special heirloom in the hotel room but brushed it off saying it would all be okay. As I got ready to walk down the aisle, one of Lisa’s assistants handed me the heirloom. (!) After dropping us off, she went and retrieved it! In moments like that, I was reminded that I wasn’t just a client of Havard Events. Lisa and her team truly care for each one of their brides.
The event coordination went off without a hitch! Lisa had the great idea of giving us some alone time during cocktail hour and ensured we were eating whenever we could! We were able to get a preview of the reception space, and had an intimate setting for the cake cutting which I LOVED and highly recommend!
I could write for days about the value of having Lisa and her team as part of your vendor team. I thought right after I was engaged that I could do it all on my own, but WOW was I wrong, and I’m so glad I made this investment! Having the vision, organization, systems, and life experience of Lisa and her team was a game changer, and I only wish I lived back in DC so I could help her make other brides’ special days amazing!