I, like a lot of little girls, used to play “princess”. I would put on a white dress my mother had and hold audience with an unseen court. The identity and location of my prince? Well, I didn’t find that out until I was 32 years old.
re engaged a little less than a year before tying the knot, but I believe the planning of one’s wedding truly begins in that doe-eyed stage of adolescence. We carry a picture in our head of our most special of days, conceived when the heart and mind are most unfettered.
It is a truly incredible feeling to see that picture brought to life, more vibrant in color, sound and texture than you ever imagined.
I have a lot of people to thank for making the hopes of my heart a reality.
This review is an endorsement of the exceptional Nicole Alexandra.
When my fiancé (now husband, YAY!) and I were in the beginning stages of wedding preparations, we did not give much thought to getting a coordinator. It was not until our photographer, the ultra-talented Tiffani Matsuura of Sun & Sparrow, advised us to, at least, have someone handle things the day-of, that we earnestly discussed it. She gave me Nicole’s information, and that in itself was a true gift.
Despite being on a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii, Nicole returned my call right away. Talk about making a great first impression! It did not take long to realize that we had to book her, and I am so thankful we did.
She was able to make sense of me saying, “We both love Thoroughbred racing. Also, it would be great if my Middle Eastern culture was represented. As for esthetics, I basically want it to look like a unicorn could pop around the corner any minute.”
Guess what? With the exception of an actual unicorn, my wedding had ALL of those elements, in seamless, glorious harmony!
Officially, Nicole’s title was “day-of coordinator”, but she went far and beyond that restrictive description without even a hint of hesitation. She is someone whose heart is unquestionably sincere and whose work ethic is BEYOND. The lines of communication were always open. She gave and gave of her time (and coupons), even going shopping, not with, but FOR me. When we asked about doing a rehearsal with little heads-up, she happily obliged. She listened. She advised. She was honest. She made it easy to hand over the reins, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
She made our family and friends feel special and comfortable. Our wedding day guests were greeted by her lovely smile, and the beauty that she and my other fantastic vendors breathed into the event. My day was a smashing success, forever etched in my heart and memory.
Nicole gave me peace of mind – the FREEDOM to enjoy a sacred day I had waited for since understanding the meaning of marriage.
Nicole also gave her friendship, freely and without agenda. If all the work she put into my wedding wasn’t enough, when the event was over, she was still there for me. Knowing we were leaving for our two-week honeymoon the next day, she offered to store all of our gifts at her home until we returned, and helped load our car (!!) when we came by to pick them up!
Not only do I endorse Nicole professionally, I endorse her as a woman of integrity and class; a competent planner who can think outside the outside of the figurative box... and an amazing friend who truly cares about your happiness.