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Meredith

5 November 2018

Laura is an incredible DOC and goes above and beyond. Not only did she pull the whole day together but she decorated the tables with lanterns and greenery and provided bouquets and boutonnieres. Also, Laura and her assistants helped me with my gown during pictures so I wouldn't step in puddles or get caught on anything. Finally, she did a great job making sure everything was delivered and was in its place for the wedding. She gave me my dream wedding. You must hire her! More...

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Allena

11 June 2018

Laura is a wedding planning ROCKSTAR!! She and her crew coordinated my wedding day to perfection. You will realize after your first conversation that she is incredibly detailed, organized, knowledgable, and communicates extremely effectively. I just can't say enough good things about her! It is clear how much pride she took in making my day as smooth as possible and she was there to support me with any questions I had during the planning process. She's the best!

ps. Laura also did my flowers. She made my tiny budget look stunning!
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Kathy

11 February 2018

My husband and I hired Laura for wedding planning and day of coordination for our January wedding in Brooklyn. Laura and her team were pleasures to work with for the entire planning process and day of. Our wedding exceeded our wildest expectations. The decorations and flowers were perfect (and she stayed under budget!). She helped us to hire and coordinate with amazing vendors. It was easily the best night of our lives and that is largely due to the work of Laura and her staff. I cannot recommend her enough. More...

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Courtney

8 December 2017

Laura and her team at Elegant Events was an absolute DREAM to work with. They truly made my vision come to life and ensured the day ran smoothly (a difficult task with a bridal party of 20 people and 315 wedding guests!) Elegant Events not only planned and executed the perfect day for my husband and I, they also did ALL of the floral arrangements.. not an easy task when there were different size tables and different centerpieces on each! These ladies are the best in the business! More...

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Kathleen

18 November 2017

Working with Laura and her team at Elegant Events was a pleasure! Thanks to Laura I was able to enjoy my daughter's wedding day. Her expertise and lovely personality was a winning combination. Highly recommended! More...

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Kelli

16 November 2017

I can't begin to explain how great Laura and her team were during the planning process and especially on our wedding day! From unexpected guests to a missing cake, they literally handled it all.
I was very passive when it came to planning and Laura knew how to handle that. She gave me deadlines and options from everything from centerpieces to makeup. She was so organized and filled in all the gaps when it came to things I would never even think of.
On our wedding day, our cake did not arrive to the venue (despite being confirmed the day before), so Laura and her team ran to the closest store and created the most magnificent wedding cake with fresh flowers and all! It was beautiful! They made the day so seamless that I didn't even know anything was going on behind the scenes. Laura and her team are absolutely amazing and were beyond helpful. I can not recommend them enough for helping create the best day of our lives! Thank you!! 5 stars!
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Dan

14 November 2017

Laura was the best! So organized and thoughtful! Would use again!

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Megan

14 November 2017

Working with Laura was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding - she was incredibly helpful, easy to work with, thought of everything, went above and beyond, helped us find our vendors (including an amazing photographer), and helped out so much day-of. We couldn't have been happier working with Laura! More...

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Christine

12 November 2017

My daughter contracted with Laura for her services for the day of her wedding Truthfully, I didn't think it was necessary Was I ever wrong! I don't know what we would've done without Laura and Kelly on that day… They attended to all of the details, mishaps that arose , and made sure everything ran smoothly. They were extremely professional, supportive, calm and somehow managed to be everywhere at once . "Elegant Events by Laura" is awesome! More...

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Megan

29 June 2017

Laura and Kelly are angels sent from heaven...for any brides/grooms that want to have a chance to enjoy the fruits of their planning, avoid added stress on their wedding day, and just take it all in...these ladies with Elegant Events will make that happen. From simple day-of details that can make a woman pull her hair out, to general planning timelines or outstanding vendor advice, these girls will take the pressure out of the planning process. Prepared for anything, masters of bridal nightmares, and willing to jump no matter how high, you are getting beyond your investment with Elegant Events helping with your wedding!!! More...

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Christine

21 June 2017

This is the one review that I wanted to make sure I wrote! The day of my wedding, Laura was my personal super hero. She and her assistant swooped in ready to take on the day and fixed problems before I even knew they happened! I was super unhappy with the bouquet my florist made for me and Laura's teammate went out to a local florist and they remade it for me! It was like magic. They were so on top of it - my entire family was impressed. The manager of the club where I got married even came by specifically to let me know "your planner is a total rock star" (and I'm sure he's worked with plenty of planners in his day).

She's wonderful. Hire her!
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Sarah

24 April 2017

Laura and team are a true jack of all trades! From our first phone conversation to the end of my wedding she went above and beyond to make sure that everything was in place, from the vendors to the littlest of details. The entire process was stress free, because any little incident was quickly taken care of. I did not have to worry about anything, but was always asked and ensured that mine, my husband's, and families' interests were driving the decisions. I was able to relax and enjoy the BEST evening! I highly recommend Elegant Events and could not imagine have doing it without them!!! More...

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Terri

17 April 2017

My daughter chose Laura (Elegant Events by Laura) to help plan her NYC wedding ---- and it was beautiful! Laura is amazing and has a great eye for all the details -- from wedding dress shopping, vendor selections, floral arrangements and centerpieces, Laura can do it all! She even was able to alter my daughter's dress 3 hours before the wedding. I was a bit nervous about a NYC wedding (hosting and the cost), however Laura made it simple and with her assistance, we were able to host a fabulous wedding and party for much less than the "average" cost of a Manhattan wedding. If you are considering a celebratory event in the tri-state area, you won't regret contacting Elegant Events by Laura. More...

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Lauren

13 February 2017

Laura was wonderful to work with! She was a huge help both before our wedding and on the day of.

We had grand visions for our photos and Laura spent months applying for permits for us, which is no easy feat in NYC. She handled the paperwork and followed up with each location several times to make sure we were totally covered. Right before the wedding she checked in with all of our vendors and made sure they knew where to be and when, which was something I REALLY did not want to be doing the week of my wedding. She answered all of my silly, last-minute anxiety questions and kept me calm during the home stretch.

She also clearly has a lot of day-of experience and was prepared for every situation - scissors, safety pins, and hairspray were all ready to go when we needed them. She even had a walkie talkie system set up with her assistant, who would be in another location waiting for us, so all of our timing was perfect. I didn't have to worry about a single thing all day except where my next glass of champagne was. I can't recommend Laura highly enough.
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Annie

29 December 2016

Laura was an absolute life-saver as our day-of coordinator! When our previous coordinator canceled two months before our wedding, Laura stepped in seamlessly. She was an invaluable resource -- from helping us with our floor plan to even picking out vases -- and had great suggestions for any advice we needed.

On the day, Laura and Kelly handled everything with calm, professional grace, coordinating all the DIY decor and vendors and communicating across the ceremony and reception venues. When our table delivery showed up late (just minutes before the ceremony!) they somehow magically transformed the reception venue before our guests arrived.

Anything that went wrong, we were none the wiser - so we and our families could relax and enjoy the wedding. I can't say enough how thankful we were to have found them!
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Sara

28 October 2016

My husband and I got married in October at Bacchus bistro in Brooklyn. I hired Elegant Events for day of coordination and they were the perfect team to bring the vision I had to life. For the month before the event Laura was there to bounce ideas off of, offer advice, ease my mind about questions & concerns and be a partner in mapping out the flow/schedule for the event. When we met, she instantly got my vision for the aesthetic I was going for, and did everything she could to make it happen, w/o being overbearing but also offering a solid opinion on things that may not work or decisions that might cause more stress than necessary. This was so key in helping me make important decisions and maintain sanity during the stressful month before the event. From one meeting with Laura, I knew I could trust her taste and she was beyond patient as I sent her ex's of lights, candles and flowers before the wedding to get her thoughts. I already had a flower vendor (who I loved!) booked, but I know Laura does gorgeous arrangements and has impeccable attention to detail – so would highly recommend booking her for florals. The day of our wedding, she went above and beyond to create additional arrangements for the bars and tables in the restaurant when we realized we may need some extra. Our wedding day was rainy and windy but Laura and Kelly worked seamlessly w/ our amazing contacts at Bacchus to make last minute décor adjustments – I know the day was stressful for them but I didn’t get a single email/text from Laura with questions or concerns, her and Kelly handled everything like pros and let me enjoy the day getting ready and toasting w/ friends & family. By the time we arrived for pictures, the venue looked stunning and my husband and I were able to relax and have a glass of champagne before the ceremony. From dress adjustments, driving us to the venue for pictures & making sure the entire evening flowed seamlessly, Laura & Kelly helped make our wedding day a spectacular one! More...

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chelsea

12 July 2016

Organizational skills and keeping brides calm are Laura's super powers. As our day of wedding coordinator, she took care of everything to put my family and me at ease (as much as you can be before your big day!). Vendors were called, plans were double checked, the day of schedule was followed...everything went smoothly because I left it all to Laura to coordinate, which she did magically! There are not enough thank you's to express my gratitude to her! More...

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erin

12 July 2016

As the MOB, this is the most important service to have for the day before and DAY OF WEDDING. All behind the scene scheduling and executing were handled flawlessly. I was able to immerse myself in the joy of the day without having to deal with the little headaches that pop up. All emergencies/issues were rectified. Both ladies had extreme patience and organization. DO YOU SELF A FAVOR... More...

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Whitney

29 June 2016

From the very first conversation with Laura of Elegant Events by Laura to hiring her and to our wedding night everything was seamless and perfect.

My husband and I were planning a New Jersey wedding from Virginia, and we needed someone we could trust to not only recommend vendors, but assist us with the day-of planning and making sure everything went off without a hitch.

Laura's expertise at wedding planning and how everything worked immediately put us at ease and we knew we needed to hire her! Laura was so incredibly responsive throughout the entire process. She was accessible by phone and email and we also met in person a few times when we were up in NJ. (I know she would have been willing to meet more frequently, but we just weren't in the area!)

We did have a bit of a snafu in the morning (relating to other vendors -- one of our shuttles broke down!) and Laura handled everything like the amazing professional she is!

I already miss working with Laura. I would hire Elegant Events by Laura for my next party in NJ in an instant!
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Jennifer

12 June 2016

Laura was so attentive to me as a bride during the planning process. Sending me lots of options and making mock centerpieces and flower crowns until we got it perfect. I had lots of questions and I personally didn't have a clear vision and she helped me bring it all to life. I highly highly recommend. What a true pleasure to work with. More...

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Colleen

22 March 2016

Laura was an absolute dream! We found her while visiting our venue before we decided to book it. She was setting up for a New Year's Eve wedding. She was so on top of everything going on around her plus she was just the sweetest when we spoke with her that we decided to book her services as a wedding planner!

I wasn't sure I wanted a planner when I first got engaged, but I can tell you that she was worth her weight in gold. Laura helped us from helping find vendors (photographer and caterer), to keeping us on track throughout the year of planning, to doing all of our flowers (ordering wholesale + arranging). Everything she did was so helpful and reduced so much stress on our part.

On the day of, Laura handled paying the vendors, setting up the venue, and keeping the time of the event. The decor was exactly what I wanted and everything went so well! When the bustle of one of my dress layers broke because a guest stepped on it, Laura and Kelly rushed me into the bridal room to help pin it up. At the end of the night she helped handle all the clean up, allowing me to go enjoy the after party!

In addition to being extremely competent, Laura and Kelly are just really wonderful people who listen to you and help make your vision come true!!
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User6365375

15 February 2016

Laura and Kelly were amazing throughout the whole process. We did our wedding a little different in the sense we rented a space and had to use our own vendors. Without their help we wouldnt have been able to have the wedding of our dreams. The flowers were beyond gorgeous and every little detail was perfect. We could not be happier!! More...

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User6029511

7 December 2015

Laura was quick to respond, thorough, and always patient with all of my questions. Needless to say she helped make the wedding day run so smoothly. All of my family and friends were asking for her name and number because they were so impressed. More...

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2 December 2015

Laura and her team was absolutely amazing! So detail-oriented and thoughtful. Made my day go really smoothly and I was stress-free. Most importantly, Laura ensured that my ceremony went as exactly as what I wanted, encouraged me to speak up for the things that I wasn't comfortable with. At the end, everything was beautiful! She was a gem!!! THANKS LAURA! More...

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User4473662

3 November 2015

We hired Laura for day of coordination and decor services for our wedding this past August. We booked a venue that basically only came with tables and chairs, and we knew we would need a coordinator to help put all the pieces together. Laura worked with our vendors to put together a clear and thorough timeline of the day. She also organized all the logistical details from the processional to the reception announcements to the dinner service... and everything in between. I did not have to worry about a single thing at my wedding because Laura was always a step ahead and making sure everything was taken care of. She also sorted out the mess that was my DIY wedding decorations and managed to put it all together with a clear vision. She handled all the flowers and decor for the ceremony and reception, and everything came out truly beautiful. It was exactly what I wanted. I can't thank Laura (and her sister Kelly!) enough. More...

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Diana

20 October 2015

Elegant Events by Laura was extremely helpful with my wedding planning. She sent me a list of venues and also made phone calls to get prices. She met with me to format the timeline for the rehearsal , the church program, and the reception. She also was in contact with all of my vendors to make sure everything was scheduled accordingly. She met me and my bridesmaids to help us get ready and then headed to the church to meet the photographer for groomsmen pictures. Any time I called her leading up to the big day she got back to me promptly . I would highly recommend her and her team for any type of event ( especially weddings). I could have not done it without her! More...

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Beth

15 October 2015

About a month before the wedding I finally realized (/was finally convinced by family) that I needed a day-of coordinator. I'm so happy that Laura was recommended to me! She is professional, friendly, responds quickly and is on top of everything! I would not have been able to enjoy the day nearly as much without her expertise.

Laura was incredibly easy to work with and immediately made me feel comfortable. She accommodated my crazy and unpredictable work schedule, and she reminded me of details and logistics that I had completely overlooked (despite creating dozens of lists...oops). She even emailed to check up on me the day before the wedding.

On the day of, Laura managed to take charge without ever being pushy. We had a big wedding with a lot of unrelated vendors, and Laura was calm throughout. She also magically seemed to appear wherever she would be needed. Laura put me at ease, and made it possible for me to enjoy the day without any worries.
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User5436528

14 September 2015

I can't say enough good things about Laura and Kelly! They were absolutely amazing and helpful. We didn't decide to hire a wedding coordinator until about a month or 2 before the wedding, but I am SO glad that we did. I really don't know what we would have done without them. From running to the grocery store to get more ice, to decorating and lighting lanterns and cutting cake, they were invaluable. I would highly recommend them for anyone! More...

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Siobhan

29 July 2015

Laura was amazing from the moment we were first in touch. She's responsive, organized, flexible, creative and she really listens to what you want — and then makes it happen. I have heard stories about planners who bully and take over, who insist on lavish things the bride can't afford. Laura did none of that. She helped me save on costs here and there, and she really helped me figure out how I wanted the day to go, what it was going to look and feel like, and then it all came together perfectly.

We hired her initially to do planning and day-of coordination, but when I told Laura I still hadn't figured out an affordable way to do flowers, I learned that she is a florist, too! So we hired her to do all our bouquets and the centerpieces and everything looked so stunning and understated (which was what we wanted).

Even more than that, though, Laura and her team just took care of all the things you don't want to think about or forget to think about — and she does it without breaking a sweat or stressing anyone else out. She kept the day and night running super smoothly to the extent that, frankly, all I had to do was show up and do as I was told :)

Laura feels like a friend you've had your whole life—someone you just trust implicitly to help you out on one of the most special days of your life. I'd hire her again in a second.
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User5294922

27 July 2015

I can not say enough about the fabulous job Laura did as my day of coordinator! I was definitely a bride who thought they had everything planned out and just needed someone there to run the show- boy was I wrong. Laura and Michelle thought of things that never even crossed my mind. They kept the day running smoothly, and if anything went wrong I didn't know. They went above and beyond in all aspects. It rained on the day of wedding, and during a couple of outdoor shots we decided to take Michelle held an umbrella over our heads and hid behind us (getting soaked) just so we could get a great NYC shot. Laura did all of our bouquets and they were STUNNING!! I got so many compliments on them. I would absolutely recommend Elegant Events to anyone! More...

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Jill

26 July 2015

Elegant Events by Laura - what can I say? They are simply the BEST! Laura and her team made our wedding not only the best day I can imagine, but the smoothest and stress-free day.
She helps us create a beautiful and perfect wedding, but to me, the most important thing was that I was able to enjoy the day and not worry about schedules, timeframe, etc. And Laura took care of all of this for me. During the entire planning process, Laura helped keep everything organized and a schedule on track for the entire weekend of events.
Her day-of services are incomparable. She knows exactly what to do with all vendors and how to deal with the schedules of limos, getting ready, photos, the church, the venue, and the reception overall. I was so calm during the entire process and I owe all of the things to Laura and her team. And all of my vendors loved working with her too.
What's also amazing is how she keeps herself educated about the wedding/event world. She is on top of her game when it comes to new/creative ideas to make your wedding a success. You will love working with her and will turn to her with every future event you have!
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Jessica

20 October 2014

Laura was an amazing planner.. My now husband and I had been together for 10 years and 2 of those years we were engaged and we needed someone to help us finally get married. We met with Laura and fell in love with her and by the following weekend after hiring her, she found us our dream venue. She was so attentive and made herself always available to us. We had our wedding at a barn and needed many outside vendors and she helped us manage all of them. I gave Laura images of inspiration of what we wanted our wedding to be and she 100% helped execute it! Our day was soo amazing because of her and her teams hard work...I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Laura for everything! More...

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User3835474

20 January 2014

As the mother of the bride, I could see the positive influence that Laura had on the planning process. My daughter and I did not see eye to eye on some details, but Laura was always helpful with suggestions that enhanced our discussions. The event itself came off without a hitch, bride, groom and guests were extremely happy with the wedding. This was due in part to Laura's fabulous planning and beautiful decorations. I would recommend her highly. More...

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Melissa

17 January 2014

Laura is an amazing wedding planner!! I highly recommend her!!

I got engaged in October and married in December. I worried about everything coming together in such a short time frame. Luckily, I had Laura to make sure everything came out perfectly. She handled complex logistics and was available to answer my random questions. Even if I couldn't fully articulate my vision she was able to understand what I was trying to say and would present me with multiple options on how to make the vision a reality.

Laura not only planned the wedding but was instrumental in the decorating and set up. She transformed the space with lights, candles and fresh flowers. Laura advised me on selecting, handled the ordering and beautifully arranged the flowers herself. I did not know at the time, but the roses for my bouquet did not ship as expected due to weather issues. Laura worked it out so that new roses arrived, on time, at no additional cost. My perfect bouquet was handed to me before my wedding and I had no idea there was even an issue. The delayed roses arrived 2 days after my wedding as a bonus.

I am so thankful to have had Laura's calm presence, profession knowledge and skilled artistic talents helping me throughout my engagement and wedding weekend.
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Jacqueline

13 January 2014

Choosing Elegant Events by Laura was the best decision I made during the wedding planning process! My husband and I were married at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminister, New Jersey. Having Laura as our wedding planner was such a wonderful experience. Laura is a true professional who made the wedding planning process exciting, fun, relaxing and stress free! She is so talented and knowledgable with the wedding planning process and how to throw a memorable party! Laura made sure that every detail of our special day went perfectly! Having Laura and her team with us on our wedding day allowed us to truly enjoy our special day with our family and friends. We can never thank you enough Laura!! ~The Loyeks More...

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Laurie

5 January 2014

Laura and her team transformed our home into a beautiful, enchanting wedding venue for our son and his gorgeous bride last weekend! We never imagined our home could be such an amazing backdrop for such an elegant, joyous and incredibly fun event! She worked tirelessly, patiently, and so calmly to create amazing flower arrangements, soft and truly magical lighting with candles and tiny lights, and a myriad of other details that just seemed to appear from her hands. Truly breathtaking! I would highly recommend Elegant Events by Laura!! More...

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Brian

1 July 2013

We were married on Hotel on Rivington in June 15th, 2013 and it was absolutely memorable. Laura and her team were so awesome! We couldn't have done it without them. Laura was so thorough and so helpful. She thought of every detail that ensured our wedding proceeded flawlessly. She guided us through the daunting process every step and when our special day finally arrived she took care of all the little and big 'day of' things. We'll never know all those things Laura and her team handled because they shielded us from it all so all we had to do was celebrate with our guests. Thank you so much! More...

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Tanya

25 July 2012

I was extremely fortunate to have Elegant Events by Laura do day of coordination for my June 2012 wedding at Citi Field in NYC. I admit that at first I was hesitant to use a day of coordinator. But boy, am I glad I did! Laura and her team stepped in and took care of every detail large & small to make sure that all my hubby & I had to do was enjoy our day. They did everything from set up to break down, including helping us load our car at the end of the night. Plus, they came to the rescue several times during the day. For example they swooped in to save our best man who had, shall we say, a "wardrobe malfunction" during the reception. I didn't even know about it until after the fact. These ladies work fast and efficient! Laura was by my side from the beginning to end offering her expertise and kind & calming spirit. I was very thankful to have her & can't imagine what my day would have been like without her help. Feel free to check out our photographers blog to see pictures from the day that Laura helped make unforgettable: http://feminaphoto.com/blog/weddings/tanya-james-citi-field-wedding-nyc/ More...

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23 July 2012

Laura had a bright and reassuring disposition that really put me at ease. She made sure that all key points in our evening were smoothly connected and she got along so well with our other vendors; they really responded to her. Laura was cool and organized throughout the day and I was so happy that she had everything under control. We were able to enjoy our big day without worries. Laura really rocked it!! More...

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User2555195

22 July 2012

Laura and her team made the day seamless so the bride and groom could sit back and enjoy the day and spend time with the guests without worrying about anything.

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22 July 2012

Laura and her team made the day seamless so the bride and groom could sit back and enjoy the day and spend time with the guests without worrying about anything.

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User2555195

22 July 2012

Laurie's creativity helped put together a gorgeous table setting and center piece in an extremely pink and flowery room.