New VOW Promo Card!!!

Thanks to my incredibly talented friend Stacey at Event Logo House….we have a NEW Promotional Comp Card for VOW Wedding Consulting…We can’t wait to get these printed & start giving them out to vendors & clients!

{design: event logo house}

VOW.Client.Video

Last year I did a lovely wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club and this is the video montage of that beautiful day. This client wedding of mine was also featured on Style Me Pretty Blog…{click here}…

Client.Review

It always warms my heart when my clients review my services…I get a knot in my throat with excitement & satisfaction as I read…thank you once again Lindsey & Peri for yet again validating WHY I love planning weddings so much…your words touched me!

By: Lindsey & Peri – Wedding 3/5/2011 @ the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY {Click Link to direct you to Wedding Wire Review}

Laura was amazing! At first my family was not 100% convinced we needed a planner/coordinator and kept telling me it was unnecessary, and then during and after the wedding, every member of my family thanked me for hiring Laura because the wedding would have been a logistical disaster without her! She helped with everything from organizing our ceremony and making sure everything was set up perfectly and according to our vision, to helping giving out our payment envelopes and helping us plan our surprise first dance. She was extremely professional and fun to be with all day, but also kept everything running smoothly and kept everyone in line! Laura really made it so my mom and I were able to enjoy the entire wedding without having to worry about anything. I am so thankful that I hired her, and have already recommended her to a bunch of my engaged friends! Laura clearly loves everything about weddings and it shows…she is excellent at what she does!

Quality of Service: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Value For Cost: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)

Lindsey & Peri. Photo Montage

Modern Wedding Photography did an excellent job capturing my clients’ beautiful day…and they have shared some of their preliminary shots with everyone. Please check out their photo montage.

 

Allegria Hotel Wedding-Long Beach, NY Lindsey and Peri from Modern Wedding Photography on Vimeo.

{image above: vow wedding consulting}

Click on the image below to view Lindsey & Peri’s wedding day!

2011.Brides.Choice

Three years in a row…Thank you Wedding Wire for giving us another years award for Bride’s Choice Award 2011. We appreciate it…it’s an honor…and we will continue to bring our clients exceptional service & deductions.

Montauk.Wedding

My journey started over a year ago…to create a sunkist beachy & vibrant wedding for my clients Marissa & Paul. Location, Gurney’s Inn in Montauck, NY…I was also tasked to create a look for the rehearsal dinner which would be held the night before at Gurney’s but on a tented deck overlooking the ocean…

Marissa & Paul were some of my favorite clients that I’ve had the privilege to work with…open to ideas that I threw at them…and allowed for my creative talents to really kick in. This was by far one of my favorite weddings that I’ve planned soup to nuts…and here are a few highlights of their destination wedding in Montauk…

You can also see this clients review in a previous post {Client Review}

Venue {Gurney’s Inn}…Flowers {East Hampton Weddings & Events}…Dresses {Priscilla of Boston}Invitations {Wedding Paper Divas}…Menu’s {designed by VOW Wedding Consulting}…Wedding Planner {VOW Wedding Consulting}…Band {The Touch}…Photography/Videography {SilverFox}

 

Client.Review

As always…touched

Quality of Service: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Value For Cost: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)

Laura was our saving grace throughout the entire planning process! Although I am a VERY organized person, I have obviously never been married before and needed guidance to get us started and keep us on track. I’m having a hard time putting into words just how helpful she was, so being that brides will be reading this review let me tell you some of the things she did that really stuck out in my head: she comprised a spreadsheet of venues with many of the specifics we were looking for, scheduled appointments, looked over contracts to ensure and protect us, formatted menus, programs, etc. and helped me print them til 11 PM!, pulled us in when we needed pulling in (thank God she talked us out of breakdancers! lol), responded to emails and phone calls extremely promptly (this was SO helpful to me, sometimes I feel like went back and forth about 20 times), helped us stay within budget, accompanied us on site visits which was particularly helpful when choosing vendors and picking flowers, provided “Day of” services which really helped keep myself and the bridal party on-time and troubleshoot the “problems” that inevitably arise (although I thought my anal-retentive planning skills could outdo any mishap, no matter how diligently I planned, things happened, and our special day I felt SO much better knowing I had a highly-skilled professional dealing with them other than a friend/family member — it’s your wedding day!), met face-to-face with us every few months just to make sure we were all on the same page, she listened to what WE wanted and took our ideas and put a creative, personalized twist on them to make them extra special and believe me our guests noticed…

I really hope you get the idea of how helpful her talent, professionalism, honesty, guidance, support and services were to us! She took the stress and tears out of wedding planning and really helped us keep it fun! Everyone at our wedding said how polished, personal and creative everything was, which was SO nice to hear because that told us all of our hard work was recognized and had paid off.

Laura, thank you for helping to make our day ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

New.Client.Review

The wedding is done…my clients seemed really happy…so check out the new review written by my recent wedding client.

Quality of Service: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Value For Cost: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)

Working with Laura was a pleasure! I hired her for DOC services, but she was extremely responsive long before the day of, and was just a pleasure to have as a sounding board and a calming presence. I booked with Laura after speaking with many DOCs. Her rates were reasonable but beyond that, she was the most flexible and most enthusiastic about the task. Leading up to the wedding, I appreciated having her to email, ask questions of, etc. Before the wedding, she worked up a very detailed schedule for the day of, and during the wedding, she coordinated vendors, the venue, and helped make some of my DIY visions come to life. I really appreciated having her come up with that detailed schedule–it was a lifesaver and she had really good ideas for how to order things during the reception.

Before I had booked her, some people had told me that because my venue provided a maitre’d and a bridal attendant, that a separate DOC was not necessary. False! Brides need someone there to keep their interests at heart, not just the interests of the venue. It took a big load off of my parents and my husband and bridal parties’ shoulders to have her there. She was great and I appreciated her calming presence and her help very much!

Original can be viewed on Wedding Wire – Click HERE!

It makes me feel tremendously proud when my clients are happy with the services I provide. It’s a real pleasure to do what I do & more importantly a big passion of mine. Stay tuned for a board on their wedding!

Planners.Diary

I wanted to apologize to my readers for not keeping on top of the posts recently…as you all may know June is High Wedding Season & I’ve not only been working on a few weddings for this month {one of which I’ve been working on for over a year}, but I also traveled to Spain. I would have loved to visit these venues {https://wevowtoinspire.com/2010/02/11/weddings-in-spain/} but with going from Barcelona to up north on the French border, then out to Madrid all in 5 days…I didn’t see a slot to fit a site tour this go around…but it was lovely nonetheless.

On my travels I started thinking about enhancing my blog…maybe I don’t have time to create beautifully pictured posts & visual boards…but I can keep my readers up to speed on my thoughts & process while I plan weddings for my clients…I can bring you all into my world…I can give you a view of some of the “Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner” visuals…

So starting today…with a wedding that I’m doing tomorrow…I will start my VOW Diary Entries. I’m not only a blogger but I started & run my own Wedding Planning Company called VOW Wedding Consulting, of which I am very proud of having started & built a great reputation for.

Tomorrow I have a wedding for my clients Jennifer & Gene at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. I was there last night and saw the grounds. They were stunning & they have made some incredible improvements. Beautifully LED lit pool & waterfalls, new stone on the terrace & Thomas Reitano is by far one of THE best Event Managers I’ve had the pleasure working with {and for my fellow Wedding Planners out there, we all know how difficult & uncooperative they can be sometimes, especially when a client comes in with their “own” wedding planner}. So I’m really looking forward to working this event tomorrow.

The bride & groom are just absolutely lovely & been a pleasure to work with. And it will also be my first experience with a Korean Ceremony {Paebek}. The couple has done a few DIY projects for this wedding & they came out looking like they were done by a professional, quite stunning actually. {custom tags for their favors, DIY Reception Menus, ceremony programs & an incredible escort table set up – pictures will be posted after the event are just a few}

As always, I take tons of pictures of the event so that as soon as I get home, I edit them & create an Online Photo Album for my clients to view immediately after the wedding {it’s something nice to look at & get a taste of prior to getting your final professional shots, but I think I do a decent job capturing the details if I do say so myself}.

So stay tuned to my “VOW.Diary” Entries, along with the regular posts & finds…Pictures of the event will come this weekend! Hope you all look forward to getting a closer & more inside look into my world..whether it be pertaining to outside information or a deeper look into me! Enjoy!

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{credits: wedding planner: vow wedding consulting, photo – tae photography}

2010.Bride’s.Choice

Press Release for my Wedding Planning Company!!! I’m truly excited…& honored!

{1.19.2010} – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced VOW Wedding Consulting has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning services!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

VOW Wedding Consulting is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that VOW Wedding Consulting is among the very best Wedding Planning Service within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at {VOW Wedding Consulting}.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of www.MarthaStewartWeddings.com. For additional information, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

VOW.Client.Video

A few days ago I posted a board that showcased my clients wedding {Karen & Jonathan}…well today I received the recap from my client that her Videographer {Magic Flute Films} did of their wedding…I have to say I teared up! Please check it out! It’s a visually stunning video!

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Real.Wedding: Karen & Jon

As the owner of VOW Wedding Consulting, I like to always feature our weddings. Most recent I did a wedding in New York City…What a truly classy & elegant event it was. It was by far one of my favorite weddings that I ran & the clients were absolutely wonderful…

*Also check out the wonderful review Karen {kdecastro} gave us on Wedding Wire: CLICK ME!

Dress {Monique Lhullier}, Shoes {Manolo Blahnik}, Headpiece {Maria Elena}

Bridesmaid Dresses {Love by Enzoani}

Photography {Anthony Vasquez (recently did the Jonas Brother’s Wedding)}

Videography {Magic Flute Films}, Music {Hank Lane}

Ceremony {St. Ignacius Loyola}

Cake {Cheryl Kleinman Cakes}, Flowers {Lenox Hill Florist}

Venue {The Central Park Boathouse}

{all photos by: anthony vasquez}

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Prime.Opportunity.For.Service

Hello Newly Engaged Couples…I am going to be holding a Wedding Planner Mixer essentially for anyone who’s getting married within the next year in the NY Tri-State Area and wants a Day of Coordinator for free. You can interview these planners and see if you click with anyone of them.

Please send me an email to vow-weddings@hotmail.com if you are interested in attending. The Mixer will be held in Oceanside, NY either at the end of October or beginning of November.

I hope to see you there!

2009 Bride’s Choice

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that VOW Wedding Consulting & We VOW To Inspire has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!  Also check out our blog being featured on Wedding Wire! Click Here

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In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means VOW Wedding Consuting & We VOW To Inspire is one of the very best.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

I would like to thank my past & current clients for speaking on my behalf and helping VOW win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

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Clarke.Kent.Wedding

Recently a friend of mine from High School asked me to be her wedding planner …and I was truly honored. Not because she is a friend of mine…but she was one of the most stunning brides I’ve ever seen. She’s such a wonderful person inside, that as a bride she glowed. Kelly Clarke & James Kent were married on June 22nd, 2008…I wanted to feature their wedding on my blog because it was one of the most fun weddings I’ve done…and it was even more special because they both are friends of mine.

Kelly & James (Jamal) met back in High School…I knew them both, and from that time they were just the most adorable couple I’ve ever seen. Both Jamal & Kelly were the type of people that everyone gravitated towards. They are funny, kind and just good people.

After many years…these two love birds made it official…Here are just a few of the wedding details…

They got married at the beautiful St. Bartholomew’s church in New York City.

The bride wore a stunning trumpet style dress with fantastic embroidery and crystals throughout. Her veil was cathedral length with matching flower crystals and lace. Kelly had a stunning white peony bouquet, while her bridesmaids walked down the isle with lush pink ones.

After the ceremony it was of course time to party. The reception was held at an Abigail Kirsch venue, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The decor was simple and elegant. Superior Florist created happy Gerber Daisy arrangements on each table, that was accentuated by pin-spot lighting.

The escort table had an incredible lush peony centerpiece that was breathtaking.

You can always tell when the groom completely adores his new bride. It was an incredible crowd…an incredible wedding…and I enjoyed every minute of it. One of the best weddings I’ve ever done…and I’m truly lucky to have been a part of Kelly & James’ wedding day. Congratulations you two!

[photos taken by: keara – KPrints]

Here are a few of the vendors that took part in their special day:

Wedding Planner: VOW Wedding Consulting [My Wedding Planning Company]

DJ: Classie Sounds [fantastic DJ…Keith the MC was professional and knew how to get the crowd going]

Flowers: Superior Flowers [simple…elegant..and affordable]

Venue: The Lighthouse [incredible food…great service…smooth flow…highly recommended venue]

Videographer: Edisonian Studios [Exclusive VOW Team Videographer]

Photographer: Tae Photography [Exclusive VOW Team Photographer]

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