We worked with Stella Event Design for day of coordination as well as chair covers. I wanted to plan my own wedding and to do many of the details myself, but once I got to the wedding day I wanted myself and my family to be guests and to hand the coordination off to Stella Event Design. We booked Jessica in April of 2008 for our June 2009 wedding. Since I worked with her for such a long period of time, I feel very confident in saying that Jessica is extremely prompt in her responsiveness, gives great advice and goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients have the information and assistance they need. She is a southwest Michigan expert! She literally has contacts in every area of planning your wedding. We asked Jessica questions that went above and beyond her day-of coordinator role and she never hesitated to help us out. We especially appreciated the vendor referrals, the ideas for staying within our budget and the help immediately before the wedding. When we ran out of time right before the wedding, Jessica came to my mom’s house to pick up the materials for the ceremony and reception set-up and even arranged ice cream cones for our guests at an ice cream shop. She sent me several e-mails in the weeks before the wedding asking if she could do anything to help and it was clear she wanted to be of assistance. Once we hired Jessica, we were completely at ease that we had someone to coordinate our rehearsal, organize and set up our reception and ceremony and who would make sure the day ran smoothly. The wedding set-up was gorgeous, as were the chair covers. Jessica and her staff handled issues that were not necessarily part of her official duties and helped smooth over issues with another vendor. I was glad to have someone at the wedding be the “go-to” person so we could enjoy the day! It was 100% worth every penny spent for both the peace of mind through the planning process and the ability to fully enjoy my wedding day!
Married 6.27.09 in St. Joseph
From Chicago, IL
Thank you so much for all that you did for us, you were great to work with! Our day was perfect and we couldn’t have dont it without you and your staff! Thank you again and we’ll definitely be sending new clients your way!
Married 7.11.09 in St. Joseph
From Ann Arbor, MI
Jessica is awesome! She was pretty great to work with and responded quickly to emails. She was constantly searching for solutions to my many problems. On our rainy wedding day, Jessica even got our entire set up ready on the beach for our ceremony an hour after the rain ended! I honestly could not have planned this wedding without her!
Married 6.13.09 in St. Joseph
From Chicago, IL
My goal as a bride was to have an affordable wedding, which meant I would be doing most of it myself. I lost weekends printing, stuffing and addressing envelopes. I even lost sleep over what color of ribbons to use and where I would be able to find it. I knew of people that had event planners and I thought that I would have to have this fancy expensive wedding to be able to justify the added expense. Two months before the big day I decided to reach out for help. I emailed Jessica at midnight when I was at my wits end and that morning when I got to work I had the reply I needed. Jessica’s help more than paid for itself. She helped me find a wonderful videographer last minute at a wonderful price. She also helped me with transportation and finding affordable centerpieces. More importantly I became a bride and a guest at my wedding. My parents and I were able to sit back and enjoy our night without having to worry about setting up, tearing down, making sure the cake gets cut and everything is running on time. My wedding turned out wonderfully and everyone had a great time. I can’t thank Jessica enough for all of her help. She truly gave me a night I will never forget!
Married 10.11.08 in Buchanan
From Grand Rapids, MI
Amazing is the one word I would use to describe Jessica! My fiancee and I knew we wanted a destination wedding on the beach that would be drivable from Chicago and Cincinnati but were at a complete loss as to where that would be. After multiple trips to different locations feeling completely overwhelmed, I had just about given up when I decided to speak to several coordinators. After speaking to Jessica, I knew right away she was the one I wanted to help plan my wedding. Her knowledge of the area, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and attractions made St. Joseph a beautiful, relaxing, and easy place to choose for my wedding. To say that Jessica just helped is an understatement! She went above and beyond to ensure that all my wants were met. Jessica made sure every detail was captured and everything fell into place perfectly without me feeling the slightest bit of stress or worry. My wedding day went absolutely seamlessly and I have her to thank for making that memory happen!
Married 9.27.08 in St. Joseph
From Chicago, IL
We were so grateful for your help—from last minute items forgotten at the hotel to making sure the cake got cut and people knew it, I counted myself very smart to have secured your services! I tell every bride to be sure to hire at least a day-of coordinator! Even though I plan big events for clients every day, I was so glad to have you there so I could enjoy the party and spend time with my guests, not waste precious time having to answer questions from the shuttle drivers or the caterer. Like most people, I’ve never done this before, so it was great to have advice from someone who has been involved with many weddings on the best way to do things. Thanks again, Jessica!
Married 5.31.08 in New Buffalo
From Washington, DC
Originally, we were planning on completing the decor for our wedding ourselves (with the help of family and friends) but as we moved closer to the wedding day, we realized how much less stress we’d have if we hired someone to help us design our decor and decorate. Our photographer recommended Jessica from Stella Event Design.
We had such high expectatations for the look of our reception and Jessica far exceeded our hopes. We were so happy and pleased to walk into Foundry Hall after our rehearsal to find the old warehouse completely transformed into a beautiful and inviting venue! Jessica from Stella Event Design did such a fantastic and beautiful job decorating Foundry Hall for Tracy and I! And what helped even more was her cordiality and smile as she worked with us! Our sincere thanks to Stella Event Design for helping make our day so wonderful!
Married 7.11.08 in South Haven
From Chicago, IL