Claire O. | The Bride
“I plan events for a living, however the idea of planning my wedding seemed overwhelming. I wanted to enjoy the day, and not be at the helm of logistics, but knowing so much about events I thought it would be hard to turn things over to a planner. Well, I can tell you ALL of my worries went out the window the minute I met Kayla!!! Not only did she instantly demonstrate that she GETS weddings and events (when we started talking event flow I just knew she was the one!), but she even helped me brainstorm ideas that would help give us the wedding of our dreams, within our budget. My husband was a wedding planner skeptic, supportive that I was interested but questioned the value of hiring someone, and I suggest you check out his review of Kayla because he was SO impressed and we both know she was the all star of our wedding. Everything from including the ice cream bar my husband wanted, to incorporating our dogs into the ceremony, projecting an old video of my dad and I dancing for our father daughter dance, to making sure our decor was elegant, practical, and beautiful, Kayla did it all.
But what stood out most to me in the entire experience is that the wedding was so reflective of US. My husband and I got so many compliments – ‘this is the best wedding I have ever been to’ – ‘this was the most beautiful and perfect wedding’ – ‘your wedding was the most fun and down to earth wedding, so perfect for you two and so much fun!’ – and Kayla’s secret? Besides being extremely talented, she gets to know you as a couple, and makes sure things that were important to both of us were incorporated, and that is was a shared vision and reflection of our love. Not only did Kayla help us find great vendors, brainstorm ideas for decor and activities, provide rentals for decor, AND made sure everything the day of was executed flawlessly, she is truly now a friend of mine. I can’t recommend Kayla and Simply Gorgeous Events enough – especially for the bride who wants to be involved and is capable, but also wants to truly enjoy the day and be present. I worry a lot about details and timeline, but can truly say my entire wedding weekend I was comfortable, relaxed, and present thanks to the trust I had in Kayla.
I think too many people have blurry recollections of their wedding, or spend more money than they wanted to, or passed on things they wanted to incorporate because it was too hard or too expensive to execute – well I’ll tell you, the sky is the limit with Kayla, and the wedding of your dreams IS possible, and you can ENJOY it all!!! Just meet with her, and you’ll see how passionate she is about making couples dreams come true and celebrating love. THANK YOU KAYLA!”
Erin T. | The Bride
“Kayla was an absolute doll to work with! She made the wedding planning process low stress and actually FUN! I appreciated all of her insight to the logistical nightmare that weddings can sometimes be – but she had a solution to everything. On the day of, Kayla made everything a smooth and simple process handling any issue that may have arisen (but never let me or my family in on any of the issues). She handled it with grace, and her assistants were awesome as well. Our day went off perfectly because of her guidance. Because of her, my now husband and I were able to be in the present moment and enjoy our incredible wedding day.
I would recommend Kayla to any future bride, especially ones who want someone who is extremely talented and organized but also very polite and kind-hearted. I only wanted to work with vendors who made my wedding day actual feel like a WEDDING celebration and not just a production or event, and we got that with Kayla. She kindly reminded us to have a second for ourselves during the chaotic day, eat when we had a moment and helped me to bustle my dress as well. She also made sure our champagne glasses were never empty. Kayla even had to lift 100+ pound speakers into our car at the end of the night when everyone had left the venue in order to help us avoid an overnight charge. She is seriously the best and cannot thank her enough for all that she did for us!”
Paige D. | The Bride
“Kayla was a joy to work with throughout the process leading up to our wedding day and on the day itself! Her ability to adapt quickly to changes, coordinate arrival times with all vendors, review contracts, etc. was so impressive. With our ceremony being off-site at a church, Kayla ensured every transition went smoothly, so my husband and I, along with our families, could ENJOY our day and live in the moment, rather than worry about the logistics of it all! Kayla is so positive and always has a smile on her face, which makes such a difference in a time that can get stressful at the very end! She makes it evident that her couples are her priority, and no matter what she has to do, she will make sure they have the best day of their lives! Thank you for everything Kayla!!!”
Maddie E. | The Bride
“Working with Kayla was such a relief throughout the wedding planning process!! She was so helpful with answering all of my (sometimes silly) questions and went above and beyond to help me in areas I felt less comfortable with, like decor! She was always open to have phone meetings with me- and was an absolute god-send when it came to planning decorative details for every table and the overall vibe. Her rentals was seriously stunning, so affordable, and everything looked beyond incredible thanks to her understanding of my vision and her professional abilities!! The tiniest details I was so concerned about turned out flawless the day of the wedding. She even stopped by where we were getting ready that morning and made sure everything was going great. I can’t say enough good things about Kayla!!! Look no further- she’s a dream!!”
Kelly H. | Mother of Bride
“I don’t know where to begin this review. Kayla was recommend by a friend so there was some hesitancy in using ‘a friend of a friend.’ Kayla quickly put me at ease as she is the ultimate professional. She came to the first meeting ready to work and listened intently to what my daughter wanted for her day. (I cannot emphasis enough that she is a good listener). She asked many questions and took many notes. She is creative and offered suggestions to enhance the ideas my daughter had. These suggestions were the small touches that made the day perfect.
The thing I appreciated the most about Kayla was her demeanor — she always appeared calm and everything was handled beautifully. I did not want to be concerned with details on the day of my daughter’s wedding — I wanted to enjoy it and not make any further decisions. Kayla made sure she knew all of our wishes ahead of time. When we walked into the reception, it was stunning. In the beginning I would have said we didn’t need an event planner. I could not have been more wrong. There was so much to do that day that I never would have enjoyed the day and I would have been uncomfortable asking that many people to help. I will always be eternally grateful to Kayla for implementing our vision for that day and making it perfect.”
Kayla P. | The Bride
“Kayla and her team were amazing! I could not have asked for a better wedding planner. From the first conversation with Kayla I knew immediately I wanted to have her as our wedding planner. She made us feel confident and comfortable about planning our wedding. She is full of energy, passion and loves her job all while being professional and taking care of business. I literally could not have done this wedding planning without her! On our wedding day I did not have to worry about a single thing. Kayla is so amazing at what she does and I am the biggest worry wart but on that day Kayla made me feel so calm and allowed me to not worry/stress and just truly enjoy our day. Im going to miss our planning meetings with her!
We had many issues happen with our photo/video and the day before we did not think they were going to show as we had not heard from them in weeks. Kayla explained to me if they did not show on our wedding day she had already reached out to another photographer and already had someone ready to come take photos for our wedding. Our issues with the photographer/videographer continued months after the wedding and even though our wedding was over Kayla was still helping me in every way with the situation at hand. I cannot thank Kayla and her team enough for all they did and dealing with the difficult situations that occurred. Wedding planning can be stressful but Kayla always had a smile on her face and was always positive throughout the entire process. Kayla, I cant thank you enough for all your did for us. We literally could not have done this without you!”