About this Vendor
Creative. Beautiful. Timeless.
Husband and wife team with over 20 years of experience in event planning. Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants: Specializes in comprehensive planning of distinctive weddings and unique events. Clients love our attention to detail and accountability to produce a truly flawless and successful event.
$$$ – Moderate
After Party, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Planning
JoAnn is very good at making you feel she's in control, she makes you feel that "motherly love" and you believe it. JoAnn hires excellent vendors, which she gets a monetary compensation for referrals, and the bride spends a large amount of money and JoAnn gets get a good kickback. She opposes to anyone you suggest, for obvious reasons. On top of the cash she makes with your vendors, she overcharges! Her prices are ridiciulos! She doesn't do any of the work, her vendors do, she takes credit! She creates fear and intimadates the venue, makes staff members cry, and humiliates staff members who worked hard. She pretends to be one person to the bride, but she turns around and threatens anyone beneath her. She creates too much conflict, do yourself a favor, and watch the way she patronizes everyone, and don't hire. Don't support a bully that makes the staff cry, yells at them. It could be your daughter or a loved one, and because of individuals like JoAnn, many people gave up their careers in the industry. She scares everyone, and manipulates everyone, including bride and families.. Many vendors have to say they're booked, if the planner is JoAnn. You'll do better with a younger, friendly, smart, and respected planner. JoAnn is bad, bad!
Will Use againReviewed on 8/18/2015
We would have not made it without Joanne. The biggest help was the relationship she had with all of our vendors, and the respect they all had for one another. She was the point person of the team that we put together. The relationship only made our lives that much easier with all of the different facets of putting together the wedding. Joanne also had no problem letting us know when we were going in the wrong direction, and was so helpful in guiding us always in the right direction. We look forward to using her again.
Meet The Owner
Jo Ann and John Woodward
Schwartz & Woodward has created countless unforgettable weddings for Houston brides and grooms since 2001. After receiving her master’s degree, Jo Ann went on to become the director of business development for major Houston corporations. She left the corporate world to pursue her passion for weddings, joining forces with her husband John and his extensive background in the restaurant and catering business. His expertise combined with Jo Ann’s unmatched vision, meticulous planning and passion for weddings have proven to be an invaluable resource for Houston brides.