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Tracy

9 August 2019

Where to even begin except to say: YOU NEED TO HIRE EVENTS INSPIREDD! Julia was our day of coordinator and we couldn’t have imagined needing her so much not just physically to help set things up, but also emotionally! As a bride, it is so reassuring to know that you have someone who has all eyes on the entire event (including your groom, family and friends!). And as a grooms you want someone who can keep your bride calm and happy—going through the wedding planning process there are so many emotions that arise for each couple. For us it was that my (the Bride) mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I felt it was extremely important to have a coordinator who would be understanding, compassionate and extra attentive to my family's emotional needs on the day. Julia did this beautifully allowing each of us to have a our special moments and making sure we had tissues available .In addition to being a great source of calm for us, Julia was also extremely detailed and throughout the planning process. She helped us create a seamless timeline (which our other vendors raved about!) which kept the event running beautiful start to finish. She went so above and beyond that when my groom and I snuck off the dance floor for a quick bathroom break we saw her calmly walking our guest’s puppy in the background without even being asked!!!!! Lastly, our coordinator is one of the last people who you walk down the aisle with and you want to be reassured you have a positive connection to send you off into married life. We could not have imagined someone better suited for this important role then her. So bottom line is BOOK EVENTS INSPIRED! You will be sooo happy you did! More...

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B. Wong

16 July 2019

Julia is an outstanding coordinator, detail oriented, professional and very timely. Everything a bride needs to ensure the wedding day goes smoothly! Her guidance and the itinerary she put together was amazing. More...

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Kelly R.

18 June 2019

Michelle with Just Escape Travel did an amazing job!! We used her services to help us book travel, hotels, and excursions for our honeymoon. Due to our inability to decide where to go, we didn't have tons of time (approximately 3 months) for planning, but Michelle still made it work! Our tours/excursions in Dubrovnik, Croatia were all so fun; from the transportation to the tour guides, everything was perfect. The hotel we stayed at (Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel) was gorgeous and had great customer service (plus an awesome breakfast buffet). Next we were off to Greece, which was equally as amazing. We had the pleasure of staying at the Anteliz Suites in Santorini and we would highly recommend this hotel. One of the best parts of working with this travel agency was that we had local contacts in both countries, so if anything came up, we were able to reach them directly. Michelle was always quick to respond to our questions and made sure to let us know if anything was going to affect our budget before she moved forward with booking. She will make planning your next vacation an absolute breeze!! More...

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Natalie Denando

6 June 2019

I couldn't have done this without Julia and Events Inspired!

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Meagan

2 May 2019

I can with 100% certainty say that the BEST DECISION I made for our wedding was having Julia as our coordinator! From our first inquiry to see her availability I knew she was the perfect coordinator because she was personable, prompt and made me feel at ease right off the bat! I began meeting with Julia 2 months prior to our wedding and there is no way I could have done any of the planning without her- honestly wish I had her from the day after we got engaged! She is the perfect balance of being personable/fun/exciting girly talk with wedding planning, but then also kept me on track, was fully reliable, quick to action, and extremely organized. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding and Julia took so much work off my plate and made any involvement on my end as easy as possible- she is seriously a rockstar! I always looked forward to our meetings because she is such a great person and always made me feel so much more excited for the big day! Above all, Julia went way above and beyond for our wedding, specifically with my Mom’s decorating visions haha. My Mom is so sweet and thoughtful and fully decorated every little detail for our wedding. The décor was breathtaking, but my worry was always that my Mom would be stressed/not able to enjoy the day because of her wanting to make everything look perfect. Julia and her team were so accommodating and assured us that everything would be taken care of- and it all looked absolutely AMAZING! Every little detail was exactly how my Mom and I had envisioned it, and Julia went way above and beyond, which was so extremely nice of her. I know there were times we were probably way more than she bargained for haha, but she always made us feel at ease and was so beyond sweet throughout the entire planning process. My Mom and I seriously could not have done it without her! The wedding day was executed perfectly, and not a single thing went wrong- it was perfection. I am typically known as a very stressed out person, and my bridesmaids/parents/now husband were shocked at how calm I was leading up to the rehearsal, at the rehearsal dinner and getting ready. They all were almost weirded out haha, but the reason I was so calm and was able to enjoy is because I knew Julia had everything taken care of and was going to make it the most perfect day, and she 1,000% did! My wedding was everything I could have ever asked for, and it is all thanks to Julia and her efforts and being an amazing coordinator! And even though planning is done, I have already told her we need to grab drinks and reminisce on the day! THANK YOU JULIA!!!!!! More...

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Becke W.

1 May 2019

Michelle planned a multi-city trip to Europe for our family, which includes 9 and 11-year old boys.  We wanted to pack in 3 cities in 9 days during spring break.  She planed an itinerary that maximized our time and was tailored to our family's interests.  The communication was great, and the tours and accommodations she chose were excellent. More...

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Ellie Ward

24 April 2019

I can’t recommend Events Inspired highly enough! This review is long overdue. Julia was invaluable in our planning and day of for our October 2017 wedding. She was a pleasure to work with and really put us at ease. Julia was super responsive during the lead up and always dependable. She was calm and organized as we went through all the details. Her sample timeline, checklists and vendor lists were also invaluable. I was also super impressed with her help in creating a floor plan for the ceremony, dinner and reception. Her input really made a difference. On the day she and her partner were calm and helped everything run seamlessly. Thanks for all your help in making our special day amazing! More...

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Ana V

24 April 2019

We initially worked with Stephanie and even observed her and her assistants setting up for another wedding months before ours at the same venue. We ended up working with Kathleen as the date we chose Stephanie was not available. We loved and would recommend both of them, as they put passion into her work like it was their own wedding. They think of every detail and really worked hard running our big day so we actually got to enjoy it!
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April Simpson D.

12 February 2019

Michelle has booked 3 of the best travel experiences we have ever had to date - Indonesia, Australia/New Zealand, and Switzerland. Just Escape Travel is our only choice for travel experiences - big or small! More...

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April-Anthony Darr

12 February 2019

Best travel experiences to date! I would not use anyone else!

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Kathleen Brown

19 January 2019

Julia is a goddamn QUEEN.
I was origninally talking with another company and was ready to book when I sadly found out that the coordinator was moving, leaving me with only a recommendation from her to Events Inspired.

Bridal. Freakout.

But after talking with Julia the first time, I was put completely at ease. She was not only incredibly diligent, she whipped us all into shape at the rehearsal, made sure that the timeline was perfect, all with a beautiful smile and happy soul.

I once heard the best present you can get a bride to be is an awesome coordinator. I really don't think our day would have happened without her.
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Ali Ries

4 January 2019

Events Inspired was recommended by my wedding venue since they were the most knowledgable of my venue (University Club atop Symphony Towers in San Diego, CA). I made a great choice! I only needed a coordinator for "Day Of" as I did all the other planning and vendor contracting on my own. We met with Stephanie a month prior to our event to get the whole timeline organized, and then we saw her again at rehearsal, where I handed off all the materials for her to handle. When we showed up to our wedding, the scene was spectacular. Stephanie and her assistant created our vision into a reality. The night flowed smoothly, and if there were problems happening behind the scenes, Stephanie didn't let on. All our guests were happy and impressed, and so are we! More...

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Ian T.

6 December 2018

Michelle planned my honeymoon to Fiji and New Zealand and my entire experience was phenomenal! It simply could not have been better. When I was initially thinking about a honeymoon, I knew generally where I wanted to go but did not have the time to do all the necessary research and plan a full trip myself.  Having never used a travel agent before, I decided to contact Michelle to help make the decisions for me. I knew it was the right decision immediately. Michelle has so much knowledge that would have taken so long to gather independently, and she quickly provided several alternative itineraries to use as a starting point for planning the trip. It was clear that she listened to my priorities. She worked with me continuously and answered all of my questions until we had the perfect trip laid out - locations, transportation, hotels, activities, everything. By the end of the planning I got exactly what I wanted and had total peace of mind because I trusted Michelle's experience.As for the trip itself, it was perfect in every way. Michelle sent detailed itineraries for each location weeks in advance - I didn't even have to ask for it. All of my transportation was pre-arranged and could not have been easier. And of course, Fiji and New Zealand were both spectacular. The accommodations were incredible. For example, I'm pretty sure Michelle hooked us up with the best villa on the small island resort where we stayed in Fiji (perks of leveraging someone with prior knowledge and connections). As for activities, everything was planned so that we had the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure that we were looking for. I came away feeling like we got the most out of both locations and experienced them exactly how we wanted. I was totally satisfied and had the best vacation of my life. Michelle was professional throughout. Quick to respond to questions and very helpful in updating reservations when needed. She made the entire experience totally pain free. Thank you so much and I look forward to planning another trip together in the future! More...

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Susan Bagai Page

29 November 2018

Michelle at Just Escape Travel planned my dream trip to Australia. Beyond expectations! I cannot wait for my next trip. I would highly recommend Just Escape Travel.

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Valentina Turri

29 November 2018

Best advices on my trip to Indonesia. Michelle knows exactly what you need to have the best journey of your life!

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Sue Rubinfeld

29 November 2018

We had an amazing time in Cancun. Thank you for connecting us with such excellent guides/driver and we had the best time with them! Our Mexico trip was 1000% better thanks to Just Escape Travel. We are already thinking about next year's spring break! More...

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Karen Abbott

29 November 2018

This was my first time using a travel agent and I couldn’t be happier! Michelle was there every step of the way and answering our questions and minimizing our concerns. Thanks to Just Escape Travel we had an amazing Thailand trip. Outstanding experience, I highly recommend her travel services. More...

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Jennifer Powers

29 November 2018

Just when we thought professionalism and customer service no longer existed, along came Just Escape Travel to blow us away! They were friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, accommodating, and super professional. Just Escape Travel is hands down the best travel company we have ever worked with. We received white glove service and can't recommend them enough. Thank you Michelle! More...

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Abby Domingo

29 November 2018

Finding Just Escape Travel was a blessing! We were looking into organizing our honeymoon and didnt know where to begin except that we wanted to go to Spain. In today's world, it can be information overload and you dont know who to trust. Michelle was INCREDIBLE!!! Right from the beginning she worked on getting to know us and our preferences. She then put together a few options to narrow it done. From there she created a dream honeymoon! Everything was so detailed and organized before heading out. While on the trip we had people to contact if necessary, rides from airports to hotels for ease, and amazing experiences included! She not only planned a great trip but the value of getting to truly enjoy every minute and feel safe in every moment was priceless! We high recommend Just Escape Travel and are trying to figure out another trip to take so we can use them again! More...

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Sita Toor

29 November 2018

“We had the most spectacular time in Mexico and the memories we created will last a lifetime! From the moment, we got picked up at the airport, complete with cold water & moist cold hand towels, we instantly felt refreshed and excited to commence our amazing journey to Mayakoba. The hotel offered unparalleled service and great attention to detail from the staff making our stay even more enjoyable. The highlight of our trip was our private tour to Tulum & Tankah - truly wonderful and very informative. Thank you, Michelle, for suggesting such a beautiful place to my family and I. I will certainly recommend this place to all and will definitely be sure to return.” More...

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Charles W

10 November 2018

Kathleen was amazing! We would 100% recommend her to anyone seeking a coordinator. She was absolutely incredible to work with.

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Melissa

27 October 2018

Julia was the absolute best. We had a pretty small wedding (15 people), and I still felt overwhelmed at first. We created a custom package for our wedding, and it worked perfectly. Julia was super accessible and responsive, had great ideas, and was a perfect sounding board for me. She has a calm demeanor, and she helped calm me down when I was stressing out. Events Inspired definitely made this a better process for me, and hiring them was the best decision I made in the planning process. More...

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A A.

13 October 2018

Michelle was awesome!! Help with every question along the way and was great about getting right back to me, via email or phone. She even returned emails while traveling in Dubai. She was very accommodating with my special requests and had a huge amount of knowledge to share. Our trip to Kauai was effortless thanks to her!!! More...

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Sarah

6 October 2018

We had Kathleen as our day of wedding coordinator and she did a fabulous job making sure everything was executed as planned. She was very organized, reliable and was always available to answer any questions. More...

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Nicole

6 October 2018

Stephanie is a pro. I can't imagine our day going any smoother. We were in a unique position where we had most of our vendors when we sought out the help of Events Inspired, but Stephanie filled in the blanks with a few awesome recommendations and kept us on track in ways we didn't even think of. Thanks to Stephanie and team, I had no worries or issues on the day of the wedding. She even took the time to meet with my mom and I via Skype when she was on vacation. I cannot recommend their services enough, this was absolutely one of the best investments we made for our wedding. More...

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Jacinta Belezos

5 October 2018

Julia was amazing to work with as our day of coordinator! From the moment I first met with her to working more closely the 2 weeks prior to our wedding she made things go smoothly and was very comfortable to talk with about everything. She provided a lot of guidance for us with her timeline assistance and various inputs I needed help deciding on. She was very professional while being personable at the same time. I knew there was one thing I wanted to get the day of, and that was a coordinator, I did not want to have to worry about anything especially timing (i.e. speeches, dinner, ect.) and I would absolutely recommend to hire her as your coordinator! More...

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Patty C.

21 September 2018

In July, my family took a spectacular 2-week vacation in Southeast Asia and we can't thank Michelle Barth enough for planning our entire trip. I chose Just Escape Travel because I rely often on Yelp ratings and Michelle had rave reviews as a travel agent.Our trip was rather complicated because our travel dates kept changing in order to accommodate my son's availability and we wanted to squeeze 3 major destinations in 2 weeks - 6 nights in Hong Kong, 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and 3 nights in Singapore. Michelle not only met our schedule and criteria but also arranged it quickly and seamlessly. Throughout the planning stage, Michelle was in constant contact with me on the proposed travel itinerary. She coordinated the multi-city flights, transfers to/from airport to hotel, extraordinary hotels, complimentary breakfasts and fabulous city tours. Everything was so perfectly arranged that we didn't have to worry about a thing when we arrived in these foreign countries. At the last minute, my sister and her husband decided to join us for our trip. Within 24 hours, Michelle did her "magic" and coordinated their travel plans to match ours. Michelle booked us the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore! This is the spectacular hotel featured in the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" with an infinity pool on the top floor that overlooks the breathtaking view of the city. Our trip was the best we've ever experienced! Michelle is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, resourceful, reliable, responsive and experienced! We plan to take more trips in the near future and we can't wait to have Michelle plan them for us again! More...

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Lola M.

16 September 2018

We have been back from our Grecian dream vacation for about two weeks now, and have never felt better. My husband is active duty military and advance planning isn't always in our favor. However, when we got our travel dates approved by his chain of command, we had a little less than a month and half before leaving and chose to enlist Travel Escape's Michelle Barth, to make this a reality for us. This wasn't just an ordinary vacation, we were celebrating my husband's 30th birthday, alongside my golden birthday and leading up to our 3rd wedding anniversary celebrations. Michelle was really candid with us about this being short notice- however, she worked her magic and within a week of reaching out to her we had a full itinterary and 8 days so meticulously thought out and planned + booked in Greece. We were overwhelmed when researching how to get around, where to stay, best beach clubs etc. She made sure we stayed in 5 star resorts and that details and luxury were present in every step of our travel. We started in Athens, moved our way to Mykonos, then Santorini and ended our travel with another night in Athens. Each time we checked in to our hotel, we were greeted with notes, travel vouchers and fruit and wine, compliments of Michelle. The best surprise we had was in Santorini when we were already in awe of our hotel, only to find out we had been upgraded to a private suite.This was all thanks to Michelle of course. We will continue utilizing Michelle and Just Escape Travel for all our future travel endeavors, and can't wait to let her know where we are off to next. I 100% recommend her. Disclaimer: I am a control freak, highly detail oriented, and constantly research within the hospitality space (best hotels, restaurants, nightlife) as it overlaps with my career and past experiences. My friends and family always come to me to book restaurants and pick them for special occasions whether it be in Vegas, San Diego, LA or New York (where we are from). I do like to control where I go and ensure I am at the "hottest spots" so turning this over to Michelle was difficult for me. However, I do not regret this decision and feel as though I couldn't have done a better job myself! She saved us stress and time, and made me the go-to Greece travel expert with the ability to lend advice, only I didn't do the research this time. Thank you SO much Michelle!Love,The Matos Family :) More...

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Alla Young

9 September 2018

My experience with Events Inspired was about as perfect as I could have hoped for. The entire process was easy and pleasant: from my first conversation with Stephanie, to meeting and subsequently working with Kathleen. Kathleen was so organized and helpful and largely due to her, my wedding day went off without a hitch. She was such a pleasure. We chose Day-of coordination but had open communication several weeks prior to that. I would highly recommend Kathleen and the entire team at Events Inspired. More...

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Camille

8 September 2018

Stephanie was great. She helped me feel at ease during the wedding planning and the day of. There’s no way I could’ve gone through the wedding without having someone like her to help coordinate everything. It made such a huge difference! Thank you Stephanie for your attention to detail, responsiveness and professionalism! More...

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Jenny B.

2 September 2018

Stephanie helped us with our month of coordination and she was a rockstar! Prior to our first meeting, I had some what of an idea of which vendors I wanted to use but everything was a bit unorganized in terms of counts and scope of services, etc... my husband and I both have insane work schedules and planning these large events is not our area of expertise and we were so glad that we had Stephanie to guide us through everything! She made me feel so much better after we met and seriously took the reigns and made sure all the contracts, payment, timelines, and details were in order. She worked with several of our vendors before and all of them were happy to hear that she was part of the team. The event went so smoothly and she was so attentive. We even threw in a couple last minute curve balls and she didn’t even flinch! (I.e “Type A” aunts with their own opinions and demands, adding a grandmother/son dance out of nowhere) She definitely knows what she’s doing and we were so relieved to find someone like her for our big day! More...

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Brenda O

1 September 2018

I was fortunate to learn last minute about a bridal fair at a possible venue location. There, I met Stephanie from Events Inspired and I'm so glad I did! Stephanie was warm, informative, and gave me a sense of calmness that is essential with wedding planning. Needless to say, we booked her to be our wedding planner. And, I could not be happier with the results! Stephanie is professional, yet keeps it fun. There were a lot of lol's at our meetings that made the planning less stressful. She kept us on schedule without making us feel rushed. She also never made us feel obligated to choose from their list of preferred vendors. To sum it up, Stephanie was with us from start to finish taking care of every detail. Day of the wedding, if there was a problem, I had no knowledge of it. She was on it making everything run smoothly. I am thankful for her professionalism, but I'm also thankful for her guidance in realizing and making our special day just what we wanted. All the while making planning feel like we've always been friends. More...

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Christopher Ryan Jefferson

1 September 2018

Stephanie made navigating the wedding process so much better. There are a million decisions to make along the way and having someone there who knows what they are doing is invaluable. Whenever an unexpected issue arose, she would be right on top of it, and she made sure everything went off without a hitch. I highly recommend {Events Inspired}! More...

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Sheela R.

27 August 2018

Michelle planned a wonderful vacation to Peru for us this summer! All the travel details were thoughtfully chosen and we could have not been happier with how smooth the trip went. I would highly recommend using Michelle for your travel needs! More...

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Rebecca V.

28 July 2018

Michelle at Just Escape Travel was absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Our river cruise on the Danube was great; the pre package that she arranged for us in Prague was great. Every item was covered, from the moment that we arrived until we were dropped off at Budapest airport for our return flight. ZERO ISSUES!! Every base was covered; She certainly went above and beyond. From our initial contact until our departure; we were in contact, every question answered. Michelle is very informative and give us great tips as well. She is very kind . The prices for everything were very reasonable. If you want a worry-free vacation, please contact Michelle; and Just Escape!! Happy Travels. More...

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Erica Zug

28 July 2018

Events Inspired was awesome! We got married this past July and Stephanie at Events Inspired was so helpful throughout the process. She was so flexible with when and where to meet and she knew the answers to all our questions - and all of my mom's questions! She was so professional throughout the process and worked great with all of our other vendors! I would highly recommend working with Stephanie and Events Inspired! More...

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Megan M.

26 July 2018

Michelle at Just Escape Travel was great. She spent a long time on the phone with me and my husband to figure out what we would truly enjoy for our 10th wedding anniversary. Michelle also sent sample itineraries for us to consider before we made the decision to use her. We spent 12 glorious days in Thailand, including Chiang Mai, a city we would not likely have visited without her suggestions. It was our favorite part of the trip, filled with walking tours, amazing food, the best sausage we have ever had from a vendor in the market, and a day with elephants. In addition to loving Thailand, we also had a seamless trip. Michelle covered every detail, including meet and greets at the local airports and a limo ride from San Diego to LAX. We highly recommend Just Escape and Michelle! More...

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Anne

22 July 2018

Julia was perfect- we hired her as a "day of coordinator", but she helped us a month out from our wedding. She was super organized, attentive and had our day run so smoothly that our guests even complimented us on it! Definitely recommend Julia and Events Inspired! More...

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Jen B.

18 July 2018

Our vacation was planned perfectly. Michelle was patient and helpful with plenty of information through the whole planning process.

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Michele Kaneshiro

2 July 2018

I planned my wedding from Arizona with the help of Michalene! She was great from start to finish!! No issues and great outcome.

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Samantha Rembo

26 June 2018

Stephanie is AMAZING!! From our first conversation I knew working with her would be easy. She removed all of the worries and stress and took care of everything. She has checklists and kept on top of everyone. Every interaction we had was perfect and the day of could not have gone any better. She was everywhere doing everything so I didn't have to. I highly recommend her to any couple looking for a planner in San Diego!! More...

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Sherry Kalish

11 June 2018

I was very impressed with their organizational skills and how they handled everything so well by coordinating everything with our vendors and running everything very smoothly at the wedding, I would definitely recommend!

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Anna

2 June 2018

I worked with Stephanie and she quickly become a friend. She's patient, kind, and stellar at her job. I would recommend to anyone looking for a planner. Love you Stephanie!

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michele

12 May 2018

I chose Events inspired because out of my list of preferred vendors that I was given, they were the first to respond with a reasonable price. I planned my wedding with Michalene and all things went as smooth as possible. We live in Arizona so even planning a wedding from another state did not cause any issues. Michalene was great from start to finish!!! 05/12/2018 will forever be in my heart and now Events inspired will too!! More...

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Chris B.

29 April 2018

Michelle is an awesome Travel Agent. I first reached out to her in September to see if she could help my girlfriend and me plan a trip. Michelle asked us important questions to understand our purpose for the trip and our budget. My girlfriend and I were rookie travelers and Michelle was always extremely responsive and accommodating to our wants and needs. It didn't take long for us to trust Michelle and her decisions. Michelle picked Nicaragua as an April vacation at a beautiful 4,000 acre resort called Morgan's Rock. We had our own private bungalow, with a plunge pool that overlooked the resort's private beach. The food at the resort was Farm to Table and the menu changed every day. The meals were excellent and the portions were very generous. The cocktails were fantastic as well. The Morgan's Rock bartenders used the freshest juices  and the local dark rum was delicious. The people at Morgan's Rock were the best. They were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The excursions offered through Morgan's Rock were very fun and we had a bilingual guide and driver for all of them. My girlfriend and I are planning to visit Nicaragua again in the future after visiting a few different places first. We will absolutely work with Michelle again for future trips. If you're looking for a romantic, relaxing and adventurous getaway in an authentic location, I'd highly recommend Morgan's Rock. The prices at Morgan's Rock are what you'd expect from an American resort, but you are getting your money's worth, for sure. More...

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Chonny H.

16 March 2018

We have used Michelle Barth at Just Escape Travel for two trips "Downunder".  One for Australia and the other for New Zealand.  They were both unbelievably well planned and well thought-out.  She and her team contacted us whenever we asked and followed up on all our concerns.  We traveled by boats, planes and trains, besides car, and everything messed seamlessly.  While we were traveling, we could tell Michelle was a much better planner than any of the other folks we spoke with and there wasn't a day that went by that we didn't say, "Thank you, Michelle".  No question we will be using her again.  Our only hesitation is if she gets too well known, she won't answer my calls and emails in less than two nanoseconds. Seriously, she is a hidden treasure and highly recommend her if you want a trip of a lifetime, over and over. More...

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Leslie K.

7 January 2018

When my family contacted Michelle Barth at Just Escape Travel about a special, custom trip we wanted to take to Israel, we had already reached out to several travel agencies that either proposed a generic itinerary that we did not want (claiming that what we were asking for was not possible), or inexplicably failed to respond to our inquiries. We were frustrated.Michelle was different and immediately stood out to us because of her prompt, professional communication and obvious understanding of our desire for a custom itinerary we could enjoy at a leisurely pace (not the hectic pace we've experienced on packaged, group tours).We sent Michelle a long list of 18 sites we wanted to see that included spots throughout the entire Country of Israel. We understood that our requests were not typical - these were sites that my mom had discovered over several years of reading about and studying Israel and its people.Michelle enthusiastically took on the challenge of our requested itinerary and made sure that our trip was exactly what we wanted. When Michelle first reached out to a local operator in Israel to help her plan the trip, it was obvious to both us and Michelle that this operator had not read our list of must-see sites, and instead was trying to push us into a generic itinerary. Michelle immediately acknowledged that this operator was not the right fit for us, and found another local operator who helped create the perfect itinerary with the perfect private guide.We all agree that our Israel trip was one of (if not THE) best trip of our lives, and we will always cherish the experiences we had there. We also acknowledge that there is no way we could have planned such a perfect trip on our own, and we will always be grateful to Michelle for that. We are also thrilled that we have finally found the travel agent we will return to again and again, knowing that Michelle will make sure that all our future trips run smoothly and deliver incredible, meaningful experiences. More...

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Tori S.

26 December 2017

I absolutely cannot say enough good things about Michelle and Just Escape Travel.  When we decided to plan a safari trip to Africa, she took in all of our (mostly my mother's) requirements (which was mainly only 5-star accommodations) and planned a seamless vacation for us.  We just got back a few days ago and had the most incredible, amazing trip thanks to the planning that Michelle did for us.Michelle is super responsive and organized.  We were given all the information we needed with plenty of time to review, etc.  Nothing felt frazzled or rushed.HIGHLY recommend working with Michelle if you are looking to plan a vacation.  I know it's really weird to be working with a travel agent with the internet being such a resource, but believe me, it is so worth it, so save yourself some hassle and research time, and talk to Michelle! More...

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Kelly Oakley

26 November 2017

We are so happy we had Events Inspired to coordinate our wedding day! From the start, Julia was extremely helpful, responsive, and made everything absolutely perfect. She answered all of our questions immediately and would even work with us on Sundays and off-hours. Our wedding was such a fun celebration and went off without a hitch, thanks in large part to Julia's organization, timeline, and coordination. She was a calming presence during the planning process and the day-of logistics were spot on! We can't thank Julia and Events Inspired enough for making our special day perfect. Highly recommend them to any couple! More...

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DeAnna

19 November 2017

Stephanie with Events Inspired was absolutely AMAZING! Stephanie is soooo organized and made me feel so relaxed the day of my wedding. Stephanie was my day of wedding coordinator and she worked with me a few weeks out to organize and finalize everything. Stephanie was easy to get in touch with and was helpful from start to finish. I gave her a bunch of decor for the ceremony/ reception and told her to work her magic. Boy, did she ever! Everything looked amazing and was so smooth ! I honestly could not have done it without her.

I could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Stephanie and Events Inspired, I would recommend her to anyone in a second! She will not disappoint!
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Elizabeth Kurtis

15 November 2017

I would give more than 5 stars if possible. Julia has been an absolute GEM! Her patience, kindness and vision have created the best experience for me. I had no idea how much work planning a wedding would be and Julia took over, kept vendors up to date and kept me sane! She is super organized, she really listens to me and has great relationships with vendors all over San Diego, she stays professional and is also a lot of fun. She has been THE BEST part of the planning process! I can't recommend her and Events Inspired enough! Stephanie seems equally as awesome for all the times I ran into her at their adorable office too! It is clear that they go above and beyond for their clients and their prices are incredibly fair!! More...

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Srta L.

14 November 2017

Working with Michelle, I couldn't expect more. We loved her communication and listening skills, and references. We planned our trip to SE Asia, and we got what we wanted and even more for a very reasonable price. I would totally recommend working with her. More...

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LISA

28 October 2017

I highly recommend Events Inspired! As a first time Mother of the Bride, I was looking for guidance and working with Julia was just what I needed. Her preparation materials were thorough and very helpful. Julia is organized, proactive and just a pleasure to work with. Their pricing is very competitive and worth every penny. If you want a very special day, Julia will make it happen....... More...

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Sue

29 September 2017

Amazing and professional come to mind about working with Julia Bagunu and her team at Events inspired. Throughout the planning process, Julia was attentive, organized and responsive. Which was important as parents of the bride we lived out of town from the event venue, This was important as Julia alleviated any additional stress leading up to the wedding. She took away all the worries and kept us from feeling overwhelmed. Julia was in total command and kept us informed, Julia also worked closely with all the vendors. She kept them on task and aware of the venue requirements. And on our rehearsal day Julia made sure we all knew our roles including working hand in hand with the venue to ensure the ceremony and all events went off as planned.

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Since we had smooth sailing through all the planning, There was absolutely nothing to stress or be concerned about. While we hosted the reception we enjoyed our daughter and son in law’s special day as much if not more than our guests.
We truly believe be the day was magical and so beautifully perfect due to Julia. We are so grateful for julia’s expertise and the pride she takes in providing her clients with top notch service.
We highly recommend Julia and her team to help you plan a fabulous wedding day!
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Abby F.

23 September 2017

Finding Just Escape Travel was a blessing! We were looking into organizing our honeymoon and didnt know where to begin except that we wanted to go to Spain.  In today's world, it can be information overload and you dont know who to trust. Michelle was INCREDIBLE!!!  Right from the beginning she worked on getting to know us and our preferences.  She then put together a few options to narrow it done. From there she created a dream honeymoon! Everything was so detailed and organized before heading out. She booked everything including our flights!  While on the trip we had people to contact if necessary, rides from airports to hotels for ease, and amazing experiences included! She not only planned a great trip but the value of getting to truly enjoy every minute and feel safe in every moment was priceless! We highly recommend Just Escape Travel and are trying to figure out another trip to take so we can use them again! More...

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Joanna

23 September 2017

Julia from Events Inspired worked with me to coordinate my wedding reception (day-of) last month. She was always extremely organized and professional. She was thorough about covering every little detail of the day. She made suggestions to help things run smoothly and to make things as beautiful and appealing as possible. Even for the most organized bride, as the wedding day approaches and the number of tasks and decisions that need to be made skyrocket, it's easy for some things to slip through the cracks. Luckily I had Julia keeping tabs on everything and making sure that nothing was missed or forgotten and that all my vendors were informed! More...

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Sandy

26 August 2017

Julia from Events Inspired was our secret weapon! She was not only a calming influence with a great personality, but a very knowledgeable and organized professional! She worked with my daughter and me to plan a destination wedding in San Diego by having online meetings (since we are each in a different city), providing timelines, suggestions and generally being a sounding board. We honestly could NOT have done it without her. She was great with all our vendors. The weekend of the wedding she was a godsend. We had a lot of moving parts – and she kept them all moving right along, seamlessly. The ONLY advice I would offer to anyone is …… hire Julia at the very beginning & never look back!! More...

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Kim S.

18 August 2017

Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Switzerland-May 2017Highly recommend Michelle at Just Escape Travel! She helped us to plan & organize the European Vacation of our dreams for our 35th Weddding Anniversary. We did not know where to stay, what time of year to go or what to plan- only that we wanted fun, adventure, great food, service & amazing scenery. Michelle led us though the myriad of options & her expertise was truly invaluable.  She listened to our goals, made suggestions & all of the arrangements. One especially pivital suggestion was to hire drivers or take trains.  Normally we drive on our own and feel the stress of that.  Having groud transportation organized ahead of time, made the best use of our time & was a stress-less way to travel  ~Australia is next on the Travel Bucket List, can't wait to see what Michelle & Just Escape Travel comes up with~ More...

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Stephanie G.

2 August 2017

Just Escape Travel was so helpful planning our family hiking adventure in Norway, Michelle helped me plan our itinerary, lodging, rental car, airfare to travel to this beautiful country. She was always willing to make changes to accommodate our desires and had great suggestions of her own to make sure our trip was an amazing experience. All travel went smoothly and we will never forget our trip, especially the unbelievable hikes: kjeragbolten, priekestolen, trolltunga and nigardsbreen glacier! More...

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Joe H.

22 July 2017

I have always wanted to visit Italy but was not certain where to start. Many places to visit and or stay. I found that planning a 2 week trip a hassel. So, I decided to call Michelle. She was very friendly and had more than a few ideas for me and my family. Michelle reserved and booked everything for us. We enjoyed an amazing vacation without the stress of having to blindly plan on our own. All of her recommendations were truly wonderful!If you desire an unforgetable 5 star vacation, call Michelle! More...

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Abby

1 July 2017

I have two words for you: HIRE THEM!!! I was one of those brides who thought I didn't need a wedding planner, I am organized and figured I could get everything together and then ask a friend to be a point person for the big day. I quickly realized that I needed not only help but guidance and ideas! From the start I was impressed with both Julia and Stephanie. Julia was our wedding planner and was the best vendor that we hired! She was helpful, guided me in where to spend money and where to save, helped our vision come alive and was so easy to work with! Many people say that wedding planning is stressful, we did not have that experience at all! Julia and I would meet, she would help me with a list of things to accomplish, I would get them done and we would meet again. This process was seamless and made our special day perfect! I HIGHLY recommend working with this team! They are professional, full of integrity, easy to get along with, and fun to be with you! You wont be disappointed! More...

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Jessica J.

25 June 2017

Michelle from Just Escape Travel helped us plan an amazing, super family friendly trip to Hawaii with our two toddlers. She was so incredibly helpful  and super responsive (which was especially impressive since she was communicating with us over a long weekend since we were booking very last minute). Michelle gave us great recommendations for activities and restaurants that helped to make our trip extra memorable. We are so grateful for the experience of this family trip and everything Michelle did to make it extra special. More...

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Emily

24 June 2017

Stephanie at Events Inspired exceeded our expectations in every way! The in-person meeting a few weeks ahead of the wedding gave us complete peace of mind that Stephanie had thought through and prepped for any surprises. She let us talk through our ideas and then offered us the expert suggestions, which we thankfully were smart enough to adopt! The day-of coordinate was not easy as our wedding party and guests were a little wild - but Stephanie kept everyone in line, as much as any human could have! THANK YOU!! More...

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Kathlyn

24 June 2017

We just got hitched June 24th at the Bahia and Julia was our day of coordinator. She was awesome and we highly recommend her, she did a fantastic job on making sure things happened and kept us organized. Thank you Julia!

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Sita T.

7 June 2017

"We had the most spectacular time in Mexico and the memories we created will last a lifetime! From the moment, we got picked up at the airport, complete with cold water & moist cold hand towels, we instantly felt refreshed and excited to commence our amazing journey to Mayakoba. The hotel offered unparalleled service and great attention to detail from the staff making our stay even more enjoyable. The highlight of our trip was our private tour to Tulum & Tankah - truly wonderful and very informative. Thank you, Michelle, for suggesting such a beautiful place to my family and I. I will certainly recommend this place to all and will definitely be sure to return." More...

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nina a.

7 June 2017

Just Escape Travel helped me plan the most amazing wellness trip to Costa Rica. Michelle made excellent suggestions and everything went smoothly thanks to her careful planning. Her knowledge was far greater than others and truly felt that I was well looked after during my travels. I would highly recommend Just Escape Travel services to others traveling. Namaste, Michelle! More...

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25 May 2017

From the first time I met this dynamic duo I knew my future husband and I would be in good hands. We knew we wanted them to be part of the day! They made the wedding planning so seamless and I never felt out of my element. Julia and Stephanie were always there for us with any questions we had and even let us know if they were out of town, just in case there was any reason we needed an immediate response. These ladies helped us with each process and kept us on track so even the month before the wedding there was NO stress! No stress a month of the wedding is unheard of and Julia and Stephanie nailed it! They say your wedding day is a blur, but my husband and I can honestly say we remember every minute of it because these ladies made sure every 't' was crossed and every 'i' was dotted. We completely trusted them and they absolutely, 100% did not disappoint.
I can not say enough about these wonderful women. They are so sweet and really cared about our day. They paid attention to what personal touches were important to us, they heard our love story and ran with it! They saw my vision before I could even finish explaining it! The planning became more like a friendship and I was just telling 'my friends' the details. I am forever in their debt for how special they helped make our day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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User5151597

25 May 2017

Our wedding day was perfect thanks to the coordination of Julia and her team. She was extremely professional, detail orientated, and responsive to all of our questions. She worked with all of our vendors with no issue, and was flexible as the schedule shifted during the reception while still keeping the night on task. They even surprised us with drinks during our pictures after the ceremony so we could have a few minutes alone with the photographer without missing drinks at the cocktail hour. We also asked Events Inspired to make our seating chart design and it matched our vision perfectly and was done professionally. They closed out the venue and my family didn't have to do a thing but instead could enjoy the night with our guests. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Julia and her team for your wedding as couldn't have done it without her on our special day. More...

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25 May 2017

Stephanie was very patient with us and let us avoid stressing out teh vendors by acting as interface. Everything just happened in teh background. By the end of the event I think even Stephanie was little frazzled; but she did not show it. She rounded up some wedding party members to help take things form wedding back to our house instead of volunteered to transport them. She transported them to the wedding as favor. It was not part of the service we contracted for. More...

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User4243320

25 May 2017

I needed the inspiration of {Events Inspired}!!
Julia & Stephanie helped me find a 'vision' for my wedding. I was not a woman who had imagined every last detail of her wedding. In fact, I had never thought much about it at all. So J & S 'interviewed' me; and basically helped me tap into what few ideas I had and then narrow down my style. Before I knew it, I had a vision for my wedding and the enthusiasm to move forward with the planning.
They broke down the overwhelming steps of planning a big event into manageable tasks. I chose the package where they had their tasks and I had mine; and we would meet periodically to discuss our progress. Stephanie and Julia were always fully prepared for each meeting. They had great vendor suggestions and excellent ideas of places to shop. I really looked forward to those meetings!
I felt comfortable asking them any questions along the way. If not immediately available, they would get back to me in a timely fashion. They were always gentle and positive in their approach, and they listened to my thoughts and concerns.
At rehearsal and throughout the wedding, S & J were extremely professional. They arrived on site exactly when they said they would, and were prepared. They took charge and remembered all of the details, even some that I'd forgotten. It was wonderful to see the plans coming together around me, knowing that all I had to do was relax into the whole experience!
Don't let their sweet faces fool you! These ladies have backbone and finesse. You can trust them to understand your ideas and see them through. My advice: listen to their ideas, too. They're so creative and capable, you won't want to miss out on their view of things.
My father, who never pays an unwarranted compliment, was extremely impressed with the ladies of {Events Inspired}. That alone is worth a 5-star review!
S & J ~Thanks, girls! It was unforgettable, fun, wonderful. Love you!
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User4237635

25 May 2017

I feel like I hit the jackpot when I found {Events Inspired}--Stephanie and Julia. First of all, they are unbelievably sweet and enthusiastic and it made planning the wedding more fun and less stressful for me. I was on a tight budget and had a lot already planned out so I was looking for a "Day of coordinator" only. However, their "day of" package started months before the wedding and felt like the best deal on the planet considering I got months of assistance from them. Since I was planning from the East Coast, they went above and beyond and volunteered to take care of a lot of the local activities for me since I couldn't be there, like going to my tasting and meeting with my vendors. My venue came bare bones and we had to bring everything in and I had a lot of additional DIY elements which I know was hard work for them but they never batted an eye. I really trusted their instincts and relied on their input to help me make decisions and I think that is key in a coordinator because I had no doubt that they would be able to handle the logistics so I could enjoy my own wedding. On the day of the wedding, I actually tripped over my dress and ripped it right before the ceremony. While I was about to burst into tears, Julia and Stephanie grabbed their emergency kit and took over and that dress was safety pinned and taped back to look better than the original just in time for me to walk down the aisle! I am SO grateful that I found {Events Inspired} and thank Stephanie and Julia for making my wedding come to life! More...

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25 May 2017

Events Inspired is the place to go to find the best wedding coordinators. Stephanie and Julia are the most professional, honest, and helpful coordinators out there. I searched high and low for a company that was able to work with my budget and, at the same time, help me with only the items I needed help with. They were willing to do all that and more. Before, during, and after the wedding, they remained professional and helpful. They are extremely organized and always answered my questions in less than 24 hours. My wedding was everything I wanted it to be, and I know that was mainly because of Stephanie and Julia. If you are in need of a wedding coordinator, look no further. Contact Events Inspired and talk to Stephanie and Julia. I promise you will be thrilled with their enthusiasm and expertise!!! More...

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Elena

20 May 2017

We used Events Inspired for our May wedding at the Catamaran Resort and it was the best decision we could have made!!! Julia was our coordinator but her partner, Stephanie was also there on our wedding day and both were fabulous. We planned our whole wedding with 165 guests in only 5 months. In the beginning, I was completely overwhelmed. I knew I needed a good coordinator to pull it off and I interviewed 7 of them. SOOO glad I chose Events Inspired! Julia is so calm and in control and it helped me relax through the whole process. She really listened to what WE wanted and never tried to force her opinions on us...she understood what our vision was but would also tell me if she thought there was a better way to do something.

We chose the "month-of" package but also paid by the hour to have Julia come to our tasting at the Catamaran (b/c it occurred so early). SOO worth it! There are so many decisions that you have to make (how do you want the napkins folded, what size table for the photo booth, etc) that I have no clue about and having Julia there allowed us to just relax and enjoy our tasting. As we got closer to the wedding, Julia took over the coordination with all of our vendors and she helped me think of all the little details that I would have missed.

Our wedding day went off without a single hitch and I give all the credit to Events Inspired! The whole day was coordinated perfectly, all of our vendors were exactly where they needed to be, all of the personal effects and decorative items were set up exactly as we wanted them and the families/wedding party knew exactly what was expected of them. Julia helped us set up a timeline that allowed plenty of wiggle room so we never had to rush. The best part was, I NEVER felt any stress and really got to enjoy my day. Even when I realized I forgot my veil right before the wedding, Julia stayed calm, found a key to the room it was in, ran to get it and put it in my hair herself. Julia is the BEST!
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April V.

19 May 2017

We had an amazing carefree trip through SE Asia, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. Michelle did a great job balancing our honeymoon with adventure, exploration and relaxation. The accommodations were wonderful, the service was superb, breakfasts were to die for and the hotels were the nicest I've ever stayed in and kept getting progressively nicer throughout our stay.  The guides and drivers we had along the way went above and beyond, they were always professional, prompt and friendly.  She did a great job tailoring the trip to our preferences and helping us select which countries would be best to visit during our 3 week honeymoon.  Once the itinerary was complete we were able to alter the itinerary to fit our needs and add or remove excursions. I would highly recommend Just Escape Travel and couldn't have imagined a better trip! More...

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Kelly

29 April 2017

I can't say enough wonderful things about Stephanie! My husband and I purchased the month of planning package and knew from the moment we met her for an initial consultation that she was the one! She is warm and really knows her stuff. She was very professional in the meeting and answered all our questions and went over exactly what to expect throughout the planning process. We met with Stephanie two or three times before the big day and she came prepared with a descriptive timeline and helped us make our vision for the day come true. She was always very responsive to email and she did a spectacular job of putting all of our decorations to their best use. Even if the day didn't go off flawlessly I wasn't aware of it, because she made it so carefree and smooth for us. After the wedding, our hotel vendor did forgot to return a cake pillar to the bakery we used and the bakery wasn't able to return our deposit until they got it back. My husband and I had already left for our honeymoon and Stephanie was nice enough to go pick up the pillar from the hotel and take it to the bakery for us. Even after the day of she went above and beyond! You can't go wrong with Stephanie and I highly recommend her. My family and friends were raving about how kind she was and how smooth the day went. If I can give bride's any piece of advice it would be to get a coordinator. It's so vital and Stephanie does an amazing job! More...

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Mayra

25 March 2017

Our reception venue (The University Club atop Symphony Towers) recommended Events Inspired as their preferred coordination vendor. We worked with Julia for our day of coordination. From the initial phone call with Julia, she was very attentive and accommodating in customizing our day of coordination contract. Since our wedding ceremony had an onsite ceremony coordinator, Julia offered to remove this fee from the day of coordination contract, which was an awesome savings! We met with Julia three weeks before our wedding to review our reception timeline and immediately felt at ease and knew we would be well taken care of. Julia walked us through our timeline in detail and made suggestions to ensure a seamless transition throughout the evening. She went above and beyond in joining us at our venue's final walkthrough and was of tremendous help in guiding us through the meeting. She also helped us secure the ivory linens we wanted as the venue had discontinued them. Up to the day of, we communicated via email mostly and she was always very quick to respond. We decided last minute that we wanted a photo booth and she immediately contacted a vendor she had previously worked with and let us know they were available on our date. She contacted our hair and make up vendor and secured an earlier start time and the vendor added a second hairstylist to ensure that the bridal party would be ready by our ceremony departure time. The day of our reception Julia flawlessly executed our timeline and allowed us to be present and be 'guests' at our own wedding. We cannot thank Julia enough for her professionalism and dedication in ensuring we had the best day ever. More...

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Frank A.

15 March 2017

Michelle at Just Escape Travel has recommended and organized two major trips for us. One on a trip to Europe, a safari in East Africa and Capetown, South Africa. The other for a month to Australia and New Zealand. Each trip a month long. If you don't want to worry about your travel agent handling all the details, then Just Escape Travel is your best choice by far. On each trip Michelle demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the things to see, where to stay and eat. Then coordinated everything perfectly and I mean perfectly. On one trip, we had 13 flights, many hotels and excursions and each went off without a hitch.We are planning a trip to the Middle East soon and Michelle will be helping us with those plans. We wouldn't even consider using another firm. In today's crazy world, it is so refreshing to discover a true travel professional! Hence our highest recommendation... More...

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Rebecca

18 February 2017

Stephanie was a joy to work with on our wedding day! She was so kind and helped make our wedding vision come alive. When our outdoor venue showed the forecast of rain, she was helpful and responsive in working out the tent situation and supporting us. She also planned out our open garden space just beautifully! I would recommend her to anyone getting married. More...

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Paula

18 February 2017

Book this vendor! We had a wonderful experience working with Julia. She was willing to work with our budget constraints - altering her package to accommodate our needs. She was incredibly responsive, ALWAYS replying to our emails in a very timely fashion! She did an absolutely fabulous job which totally allowed me to enjoy my daughter's wedding knowing Julia was taking care of absolutely everything. You won't go wrong working with Julia at Events Inspired. I am so very glad we found her. More...

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crizanne

4 February 2017

Julia and Stephanie are the dynamic duo! They work so well together and perfectly. I feel like they were consistently and always 10 steps ahead of me and what I was thinking. They truly made all my dreams and visions come to life. These two definitely have all the answers when it comes to looking for vendors in the area, finding the perfect place for your ceremony or reception, and still will execute perfectly and making sure your day runs smoothly. No matter how busy they are, they always are on top of responding to all of my emails. I really couldn't ask for anything better when it came to them helping me with whatever it was or answering my 1000 questions because I was a typical lost bride in the big wedding world. They are worth every penny spent and they just know how to solve and deal with everything and anything. If it wasn't for them, I don't what I would do or how my wedding would have turned out but I know that my special day couldn't have gone any more amazing and perfect. I highly recommend choosing Events Inspired when it comes to your EVENT/WEDDING COORDINATING needs. More...

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Andrea C.

20 January 2017

Our family was in need of a vacation! With two toddlers, I was overwhelmed with the planning process. I needed help and am so happy I found Michelle at Just Escape Travel. After discussing the wants and needs for our family, we decided on Maui. Michelle had so much knowledge of the island and recommend tours, activities and restaurants that were perfect for us. One highlight was she arranged an exclusive tour of the Maui Animal Farm, the kids loved it! Our condo had fantastic ocean views and plenty of amenities for us all to enjoy. We really couldn't have asked for a better Hawaii trip. More...

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Kat

22 October 2016

This review is way overdue! Events Inspired is amazing! They came highly recommended by my sister. I contacted them right away and was able to get a response quickly. My husband and I got the pleasure to work with Stephanie VandenBerg. She did an amazing job setting up for our reception. I definitely gave her allot and she did everything perfectly with the welcome table, dessert table, center pieces, sweethearts table. She managed the flow of the reception and made sure the events were done timely. My mother in law noticed how composed she was the entire night! Simply the best! Tommy and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! XOXO More...

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Kaila

8 October 2016

Julia and Stephanie of Events Inspired are girls everyone wants as friends. They are smart, capable, kind and have a killer sense of style. I used them for month-of wedding coordination for my recent wedding in San Diego and couldn't be happier with how things turned out.

From the beginning I knew I was in good hands. Julia was prompt and professional in her email replies and very proactive, asking relevant questions. She listened intently from our first meeting and I loved that we shared a common goal of creating a thoughtful personalized ceremony and reception. She was my go-to for problem-solving and helped me navigate the scary world of all things "wedding!"

Highlights of Events Inspired:
- Great value for services provided.
- Active listeners and creative thinkers.
- Stylish and well connected with local vendors.
- Professional and courteous.

I highly recommend Events Inspired for wedding and event planning. Cheers!
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Joslyn

8 October 2016

Michalene was an absolute joy to work with. My fiancé and I decided to do a lot of our wedding planning ourselves, but as we got closer to the day we realized we needed a day of coordinator. Luckily our caterer (the lovely Merlot Dalton) recommended Events Inspired. Their price point was in line with our budget and they offered more services than other comparable vendors at the same price. I worked with Stephanie over the phone and she was professional and extremely helpful. She even made recommendations of where we could save costs (not having the event planner at the ceremony location), to keep us at a price point we were comfortable with. We met with Michalene a few weeks before the wedding and I almost cried with happiness when the meeting was over. She took so many things that were stressing me out (like difficult to contact vendors) off of my plate. She did so much to make sure our wedding was perfect and I whole heartedly recommend her to any stressed out brides out there (or even laid back brides like I foolishly thought I was). The whole team at Events Inspired is fantastic. More...

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Geneva

24 September 2016

We were lucky enough to work with Julia from Events Inspired for our recent wedding in Coronado. Being from San Diego but living across the country, it was crucial that we had someone flexible and on-top of everything and that is exactly what Julia was. We hired her for day-of coordination but she went above and beyond answering emails and questions in the months leading up to the wedding. For the day of our wedding, she was so key to everything running smoothly and was calm, flexible and attentive! Thank you so much for everything, we would have been lost without your services! If anyone is need of a day of planner, go with Events Inspired! More...

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Jay

16 September 2016

Stephanie was my day of wedding coordinator. I had contacted her 6 weeks before my wedding because we needed help to execute our plans so that we can focus on enjoying the day. She was very pleasant and understanding during our first initial phone calls and I immediately felt comfortable. I emailed her all of the vendor contracts before we met so that she can review them ahead of time. 3 weeks before the wedding, we met in person to go over the details. I am extremely organized by nature and she listened to all the details I had to relay. And honestly, she surprised me with additional details/questions that I hadn't even considered. It was a relief to be able to talk to someone that knew the details of my wedding and anticipated more than I had thought of. We then met the day before the wedding at the venue so that we can drop off some of the wedding items such as table numbers, candles, linens, etc. We had some specialty items that required specific set up and Stephanie executed flawlessly on every single item. All of our guests loved the venue and all of the details that went in to the wedding. Stephanie took care of us throughout the wedding night with the best balance of anticipating the next detail without being pushy. She even had a band aid for my now husband after he accidentally cut himself with the dinner knife. If you are looking for someone to take care of you, hire Stephanie now. More...

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Sarah

4 September 2016

Stephanie was awesome to work with! She made the whole day go by flawlessly. She was very thorough with the details and very prepared for any unexpected surprises. She had a very calming manner that made me feel very at ease. I would hire her again in a heart beat! More...

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Karolyn

14 August 2016

What an experience! I cannot say enough genuinely positive things about Stephanie and Events Inspired. I was drowning in wedding planning when I found Stephanie. From the moment we spoke on the phone I felt like she cared about me and our wedding. She got to know me and Jeff by being curious about who we are as individuals and our story as a couple, and immediately invested in the vision we had for our event.
Stephanie took the reigns while still allowing ample space for my creative mind to run free. She kept us on track, on budget, and all the while made it fun. Each time I sat with Stephanie I would tell her how calm I felt in her presence. She truly has a gift not only to create a magical space from two peoples' visions, but she made it easy for us to embrace the process of planning, which was incredible.
Our wedding day was by far the most amazing day of our lives to date. The care, detail and attention .... everything far exceeded our expectations. Stephanie was an absolute joy to wok with and we could not have been happier with the whole experience start to finish! She helped make our day one we will never forget!
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Jen

12 August 2016

My husband and I have both said over and over again that hiring Stephanie at Events Inspired as our day-of coordinator was the best decision we made. If we could do it all over again, we would have used her for the entire wedding planning process, not just for the day-of. Stephanie was so instrumental in making sure every detail was accounted for- even things we never would have thought about. She helped us create a timeline for the wedding and went over all of our vendor contracts. She answered endless emails from us, and was always quick to respond. Stephanie coordinated our dress rehearsal, and our bridal party and parents were all commenting on how helpful and organized she was. Our photographer fell through at the last minute and Stephanie reached out right away to other photographers, and that same day she told me three of them got back to her and were willing to help us out- wow that saved us a lot of extra stress of having to find someone who was available a week before our wedding. We knew we would not have to worry about anything on our wedding day, because Stephanie gave us that peace of mind. I don't know how we would have done it without her! When we arrived at the reception venue, Stephanie brought us into the room for "the big reveal" and we were in awe of how beautiful it looked. It was so much better than we imagined- everything looked so elegant. Stephanie set up our decorations and made everything look the way we had envisioned- only better. During the wedding, she kept everything on schedule, and my husband and I literally did not have to worry about anything, other than enjoying the wedding with each other! Stephanie quickly and efficiently packed everything up into our car at the end of the night, which was really helpful. She worked hard from start to finish to make sure our day was everything we dreamed of, and much more!! We highly recommend using Events Inspired for your big day- you will definitely be thankful you did!! More...

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Joannie L.

26 July 2016

I strongly recommend Michelle at Just Escape Travel for anyone wanting an unforgettable travel experience! Michelle put together a custom 12-day Peru itinerary which included exploring Lima, Cusco, Lares Trek and Machu Picchu. Our itinerary was better planned, more coordinated and most importantly she delivered on what we wanted to do and see. You will be very pleased if you pick Just Escape Travel for your next trip. There is a REAL DIFFERENCE...and look forward to working with Michelle on our next trip. More...

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Sharon B.

17 July 2016

Thank you, Michelle, for making our Spain and Portugal Trip in May, a most memorable one! First, we spent 8 days between Madrid and Barcelona and everything was top notch! We were pleased with the hotel selections, both in great locations making it easy to enjoy and explore. In Madrid, we took private day trips to Toledo, Segovia, and Cordoba with local guides. It was evident that each guide had many years of experience. The personal touches and attention to our interests made our time in each city so special! Our drivers were punctual and all transfers and train travel went as scheduled. We never had to do extra research, since we were supplied with maps, local pamphlets, and pre-printed documents that informed us about the history, architect, cultural sites, and restaurant recommendations of each city!From Barcelona, we sailed on a 12 Day Oceania Cruise through Spain, Portugal, and France. Michelle helped us coordinate between our land and private excursions options. She secured our reservations at Alhambra in Granada with VIP entry, which is not to be missed. Oceania offers premium cruise experience compared to others. Would highly recommend.We loved Spain and all the decisions you made on our behalf, thank you!We're already thinking about our next trip and will certainly be booking with Michelle at Just Escape Travel. More...

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Wren

4 June 2016

We booked Events Inspired as a "day of coordinator" for our June 2016 wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. We had already selected the majority of our vendors when we booked them, so I initially wasn't sure exactly what I would need a coordinator for, but I quickly found Julia(my primary contact) and Stephanie to be a huge asset in the planning process. My biggest concern and reason for wanting a day of coordinator, was that I didn't want to be stressed about the execution of the last minute details on the day of the wedding, and I didn't want it to fall to my family or bridal party, either. I also wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing anything, and I found it very helpful to have someone with vast experience in weddings to bounce ideas off of or tell me if I had forgotten anything.
Julia and I had one meeting before the wedding weekend, but communicated by phone and email a lot. Julia looked over all of my vendor contracts to make sure nothing was missing and that there were no red flags. We ended up paying them their hourly rate to attend our walk thru a couple of days before the wedding (once I figured out that I actually have no idea what goes on at a walk thru), which was worth every (very reasonably priced) penny, I would have never been able to answer all the layout and catering questions the venue had for us. The day before the wedding Julia met us at the venue for the rehearsal (which she oversaw) and picked up all of our decor items and favors so that she could bring them to the venue on the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, Julia and Stephanie were both calm and collected, knowing just what to do. Any issues that did come up I was blissfully unaware of, they just handled everything.
I cannot recommend Events Inspired enough if you are looking for a wedding coordinator. The stress that they were able to alleviate during what can be a very hectic time made them completely invaluable.
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Katie

15 May 2016

When beginning to plan my wedding last June I wasn't completely sure where to start. Excitement flooded my ideas but I had no plan. I decided to book {Events Inspired} and it was honestly the best starting off point I could have ever chosen and gave me the peace I needed knowing my Husband & I would be taken care of on our big day. It is an overwhelming thought thinking of all your ideas and expressions of love coming together the day of while also trying to grasp that there is no way you will have any time to make sure that they do. And you won't want to. You'll want to work with someone all the way up to your wedding but when it comes to that day you are going to want to be with your family and friends, enjoying every minute with them in what you saw for your dream day. That is why {Events Inspired} skills were so critical to my wedding day being absolutely perfect. Julia and Michalene are quite possibly the sweetest, most talented girls I could have ever asked for. Communication was made so simple via GoogleChat, and was beyond enlightening of the things I hadn't even considered to figure out. They helped me take care of things I am positive I would have left undone for the big day. I live in San Luis Obispo and from the moment they got here from their travels from San Diego it was game on. They poured out their expertise and everything just ran perfectly. I know of not one thing that went wrong on my wedding day I am completely confident that was because of {Events Inspired}. The most important part is they were people I would want with me on such a special day, they are part of my memories, and I am positive they were celebrating my love with me. Best money I spent out of my wedding budget, hands down. More...

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Tammie

1 May 2016

Like a fine tuned machine, these ladies really have it together! We never anticipated the need for a coordinator on the day of our event however they proved to be most valuable from planning our event from thousands of miles away all the way through the most miniscule details of our wedding day. From the beginning they took personal interest in who we are as individuals and as a couple. Not only did it take the pressure off of me leading up to our event but to allow all of the wedding party to be in the moment and not have to put the pressure on them was priceless. Not only are these gals extremely organized and professional, they left no detail unturned. They are truly the Crème de la Crème of their trade!!! More...

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Frances

23 April 2016

Hiring Events Inspired was, undoubtedly, the best decision we made for our wedding! Initially, we reached out to them because of their customizable packages. We knew we wanted a day-of coordinator, and we had already planned some parts of our wedding but had to admit that we needed help with others. (Our venue, the Scripps Seaside Forum, is gorgeous but very barebones.) Stephanie and Julia were integral in creating and executing the layout and timeline. We had a unique ceremony structure that they made a reality by ironing out all the issues that came up. Over the planning process, they kept us on track and supported us. Stress levels were much lower, knowing that Stephanie and Julia were on top of it and no detail would be missed. On the day of, they gave us tremendous peace of mind and allowed us to enjoy our wedding to the fullest - we and our families didn't have to worry about a thing. We were completely in awe of how amazing the setup looked and how smoothly everything went, and we have EI to thank for that! They truly went above and beyond. Stephanie and Julia have an impressive attention to detail and foresight - they brought up key points that we never would have anticipated ourselves, but were totally crucial. We had strong opinions about certain aspects of our wedding, which they completely respected, and for things we had no clue about, they offered such helpful suggestions. I loved that they were never pushy about the one "right" way to do anything - recognizing that all couples and weddings are different. They were always available to address any questions/concerns and very quick to respond. We found we could trust them 100%, which is so important given the craziness of weddings! Also, they are extremely reasonably priced - we still talk about how they were the best value vendor we had. We were thrilled with how dedicated and energetic they were, from our first contact to the cleanup at the end. Could not recommend Events Inspired more highly! More...

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Sindi

17 January 2016

I'm not sure I can write a review to do justice to Stephanie and Julia. My now husband was unsure if we needed to spend the money on day of planners. After the event, he couldn't sing their praises enough. Julia and Stephanie made sure our day was calm and fun, exactly what we wanted. Did anything go wrong...I have no idea! They made it so I could spend the day getting ready with my girls and live in the moment. I can't thank them enough for keeping us on task the weeks leading up to the big day and allowing us to enjoy our wedding and reception without having to worry about what tables should eat when, sending grandparents down the aisle on time, etc. It was the best money we spent throughout the entire process! More...

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Molly

12 September 2015

I'm 100% sure my wedding would have killed me without the help of Stephanie and Julia. They were so helpful with answering all my milions of questions, helping me with difficult vendors, and they were a huge help in making decisions. My fiancé was out of town for 9 months of the one-year planning process, and without the help of these 2 wonderful women I would have surely lost my mind (more than I already did...). Wedding planning is one of the most stressful things for the bride and groom, for reasons beyond just "party planning". My advice to any bride out there is to hire these ladies to lend a helping hand. I did a variation of their partial planning package, and it blew my mind how smoothly the last 3 months flew by. And the day of! Absolutely PERFECT in every way possible! If anything did go wrong, I never once heard about it. I allowed myself to get swept away by the magic of our wedding knowing full well Stephanie and Julia and everything taken care of. If I had to do it all over again, they would be the first people I would call. If you want a perfect day with coordinators willing to go above and beyond, call Events Inspired! More...

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Melizza

5 September 2015

This review is long overdue (sorry Stephanie & Julia!). My husband and I had a very beautiful wedding, and it really truly was perfect, but that’s all because of these two wonderful women! I reached out to a lot of wedding coordinators, but I fell in love with these two immediately. First (and honestly, the most importantly), they responded right away. I didn’t have to wait the next day or the 12 hours… I had my answer from them right away. I was planning my wedding on my own because I wanted to DIY most of it, and when I met up with them, they swooped in and took over, and I wasn’t the least bit bitter or worried. They took off a great deal off my shoulders, and I remember telling Stephanie that prior to meeting with them, I was constantly busy and didn’t want to admit that the stress was really starting to take over. After that meeting, I had nothing to do but enjoy the last few weeks I had being single and spending as much as I could with my family and friends, which is what all you brides should do! Also, I would email these girls random questions and worries throughout the morning, day, evening, and ungodly hours combined, and they always responded and never made me feel like I was annoying and the most hated customer on earth. As for the wedding, Stephanie was there before the time she was supposed to be there and stayed later than the agreed time on our contract just to make sure everything went smoothly and everything did! If there were any issues, I never knew what they were because they really took care of everything. I can go on and on and on and on, but in the end, my wedding was perfect because they’re the best. Trust me =) More...

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Carly

29 August 2015

Working with Stephanie & Julia on our wedding was the best decision we could have made! We were planning from across the country and only were in town a couple of days to meet with vendors, do our food & cake tasting, and iron out all the details. They worked really hard to coordinate times that fit into our limited schedule. We even had one of our meetings AT the airport! The personalized checklists and regular Skype and phone calls really helped to make sure that we were getting everything done on time and that we weren't forgetting any details. It was also so nice to have someone to turn to when you can't decide what color napkins to have, how many people can fit at each table or your fiance is just tired of talking about wedding stuff. All of my family commented on how great Stephanie & Julia were the day of the wedding - so nice, professional, organized and there to make sure everything ran smoothly (which it did - or at least if it didn't, I didn't know about it!!) Thanks Events Inspired! More...

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nicole

8 August 2015

My husband & I could not have imagined our wedding without {Events Inspired}! It was an investment towards peace of mind on the happiest day of our lives. Julia & Stephanie are nothing short of amazing! They are incredibly creative, passionate, professional & organized! They made the entire planning process fun & easy. People would ask me “How are you such a relaxed bride?” & my response was “I have amazing planners!” They kept us on track every step of the way, listened to our vision & helped turn it into a reality! We knew we were in great hands throughout the entire planning process. But Julia & her team completely blew us away when the big day was finally here! Every single detail we discussed throughout the last 14 months was executed flawlessly! They handled the entire day & evening with extreme composure & professionalism. The day goes by so quickly, but Julia made sure we had everything we could’ve needed at the drop of a dime. {Events Inspired} genuinely cares about their clients. My hard to impress father-in-law cannot stop talking about how amazed he was with Julia & her team! I think he said it best when he called them “Top notch! Absolutely phenomenal!” We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day better than we ever dreamed! More...

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Misato

19 June 2015

First of all, we could have gone crazy if we didn't have Stephanie and Julia to help us plan our wedding. They made everything from day one to our wedding day an easy transition. They are there when you need them day and night as well as being quick with your questions. I never had any doubts because we trusted them that our day would be amazing. Hands down, best wedding coordinators anyone could ask for. More...

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Kim

24 April 2015

Events Inspired was the best wedding investment we made. Stephanie and her team took care of EVERYTHING the day of and allowed us, out family, and friends to enjoy our most special day. It was important to us not to burden our wedding guest with tasks or errands the day of the wedding.

We met face-to-face with the Events Inspired team a couple months before the big day to draft an outline of our event. EI was timely with all pre-wedding e-mail communication and gave us some fabulous suggestions on a ocean front photography location as well as our overall reception timeline. The day of, Stephanie and her team set up our reception hall just the way we envisioned. She kept us on our time schedule and also came to the rescue when we couldn't figure out how to turn down the lights in the venue once the dance floor opened. She was there for the entire bridal party with everything you could imagine: bobby pins, breath mints, tissues, and deodorant! :)

Thank you Events Inspired for helping our perfect wedding day become a reality!
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Lauren

18 April 2015

My husband and I planned our San Diego wedding from across the country in Boston. We hired Julia and Stephanie as our "day-of" coordinators but they went above and beyond all expectations. Firstly, they are so sweet and so fun to chat with about all things weddings. Even my mom was getting bored of talking about wedding planning all the time, but for these ladies it is their passion. Secondly, they were amazingly organized. We took about a year to plan the wedding and Julia and Stephanie helped keep us on track every step of the way. They were very responsive to all my emails, no matter how mundane or particular my questions were. They ran our rehearsal, coordinated the timeline with all of our vendors, gave me advice whenever I needed it, made our lovely signage, and set up all of the decorations. Our entire day went off without a single hitch thanks to them. These ladies are professionals and they really have an eye for making things beautiful and they captured my vision perfectly. Not to mention they were great with all of our guests, our entire bridal party and even our 2 year old ring bearer. Everyone had nothing but good things to say about these two. Thank you Stephanie and Julia for making our special day so special and so stress-free!! More...

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Erika

27 September 2014

I got engaged January 11th 2014; by January 12th I was in tears, completely overwhelmed at the idea. I called {Events Inspired} and it changed everything. Julia and Stephanie are the whole package. Whichever {EI} package you go with I assure you it will be the best money spent towards your wedding.
I am the type of person that knows what I want…can you say control freak?! I wanted to have creative control over the big day so the idea of a wedding planner was scary. Julia and Stephanie listened to my ideas, paid attention to my style, and encouraged my own creativity; they helped me make my dreams a reality by keeping me on track with my schedule and budget. They were so enthusiastic about my own ideas, but also helped me rein them in and made suggestions that were always unique and appropriate.
I live out of area, so we often had our meetings via googlechat. Each time we met they were organized, professional, prepared and a total blast to plan with. Leading up to the wedding I always felt prepared and most importantly overwhelmed with excitement.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Everything went off without a hitch- at least I was under the impression it went that way. Come to find out there were plenty of problems, but {EI} made sure I didn’t witness any of them. They handled absolutely everything and did it with composure & poise. Do not be fooled by these ladies. They are so fun & sweet to deal with, but when it comes time to be a BOSS these ladies have it down. Their directing, problem solving and professionalism made me feel completely confident in their day of coordination.
{Events Inspired} handled everything with grace and professionalism and were extremely dedicated to making sure my husband & I had the best night of our lives; and we did. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the ladies of {Events Inspired} but I can tell you these two with far exceed your greatest expectations. I absolutely LOVE them!
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Julie

25 May 2014

We were so very pleased with the creative service from Events Inspired. They made the most perfect invitations for our event that set the whole tone of the party. There was great attention to detail and both Stephanie and Julia are so pleasant to work with. More...

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Molly

21 December 2013

Events inspired made our wedding exactly what I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. They went above and beyond to make my dreams come true.
They always had prompt responseto any questions or concerns I had. They didn't let any problems come between mine and my husbands special day and handled them in the most professional way possible.
Events inspired flexibility was exceeded due to my husband being military. They went out of their way from San Diego to Sacramento to meet with all of the vendors and make sure all was in order.
I would recommend event spires for any special occasion you have, they will hands down exceed your expectations.
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Andra

20 April 2013

"We were amazed by their creativity, elegance, professionalism and special touches! They were a joy to work with and a pleasure to get to know, not only as wedding planners but as friends. They managed to make our “Big Day” personal and unique to us. And they did it with such grace. I would highly recommend having Events Inspired plan your special day, shower or birthday. They will laugh with you, cry with you, and have a way of calming you down when needed. I can’t wait to have them plan my next event! I could go on and on! Love you girls!" More...

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Jenna

20 October 2012

Words cannot express how grateful I am to Stephanie and Julia for doing an outstanding job designing and planning our wedding. They’re both extremely creative, organized, talented ladies and I can’t imagine my wedding without them. My husband and I did a music theme and had lots of ideas and details that we wanted to implement. Stephanie and Julia would listen to our ideas then figure out how to make it happen. For example, I envisioned our cupcakes displayed on real drums and they made it happen, we wanted to have our favorite bands on the tables instead of table numbers, they made it happen and with so much creativity and style. They had the idea to create a 3D music sheet for my escort card display, the escort cards were little black notes! Incredible. They worked extremely hard making signs, banners, timelines, drawing me diagrams and pictures of what everything would look like, coordinating with other vendors, and answering all my questions/concerns promptly. They thought of all the details that I didn’t even realize wedding planning involved like making mini schedules for the people in the wedding so they knew where to be and when. No details were overlooked.

On the day of the wedding each moment was perfectly planned and they expressed confidence and poise in everything they did. I remember how calm they both were and just how good that felt! There are SO many moving parts during the day that it is impossible to do it all yourself. Stephanie and Julia were always there directing and guiding me so I could relax and enjoy the party. Little did I know they were putting out fires along the way, with ease! Stephanie and Julia are the perfect combination of wedding design and planning and I would highly recommend them to plan ANY event that is important to you! I can’t thank both of you enough for all your hard work, you made our wedding day perfect!
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