Extraordinary Weddings and Events

Santa Rosa, CA

Get up to five quotes from pros like Extraordinary Weddings and Events within hours. Get Quotes

About this pro

How does your business stand out?

With three offices, our teams think local all the time! We have built relationships with local venues, venders and are deeply committed to adding to the amazing surroundings. We believe truly memorable weddings and events often start with a bang and provide stellar service throughout the event. We carefully craft every aspect of your event to ensure your guests are talking about it long after the event is over.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Who wouldn't want to work with a bride and groom to build their dream day? Some of our clients we may know for over a year and we have been fortunate to call most of them friends. We have then worked with them again for special events throughout their years together as a couple.

Location

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Years in business

10

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Jamylia S. Aug 7, 2017
    Lura was more than we hoped for! As the mother-of-the-bride it was wonderful to truly by a guest at my daughter's wedding.
  • Chauntel G. May 11, 2017
    We hired Lura and her team for full service planning. There was no stone unturned with her. We are so thankful that we had Lura on our team and she is absolutely amazing! The planning process was so simple and Lura came up with a full proposal to every one of our ideas including the children's room with babysitters and children's entertainment. The best part of it was that Lura worked so well with us even though we were over 500 miles away. She was willing to make all of our ideas come to life no matter how big or small. Including a shot of my wedding dress hanging in the window of my hotel room with my flower girls looking up at the dress. She made sure that the hotel maintenance came to the room to set this up in a window that had no hangings. It is unbelievable the amount of dedication Lura has for her role as a planner and her undivided commitment.
    Lura A. May 11, 2017

    Oh Chauntel we were so fortunate that you put your trust in our team to make your vision come to life. From shopping for your perfect wedding dress to finding the spot for the after party, your wedding will always be remembered!

  • Lisa T. Apr 7, 2017
    Wedding Planning
    Verified Review
    Great pre-hire consultation.
    Quotes on wedding coordination packages. In person phone calls. Patience and follow up. I couldn't ask for anything better so far.
    Lura A. Apr 7, 2017

    Thank you Lisa! I am looking forward to the coming year and I am excited that the planning process is unfolding...

  • Larissa P. Nov 29, 2016
    By the end of the wedding- she was called Amazing Lura.
    For anyone looking for a review- snag Lura up! Hiring her for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made in my planning process. Her experience, knowledge, and creativity cover her professional aspects, and on top of that she is a genuine, sweet, and caring individual who truly cares about her job and your wedding.
    Lura A. Nov 29, 2016

    Thank you Larissa for your sweet words! We so loved being part of your special day!

  • Lusiana G. Sep 11, 2016
    Wedding Coordination
    Verified Review
    Thank You Lura❤️
    Prior to our meeting with Lura we were nervous, lots of questions running through our heads, how do we know this is the right person. Our meeting went better than we expected, she had us in her best interest and we just had good vibes, to top it off we had Fiji in common, We are from fiji and she has visited and loved our country and culture and traditions which was great because our wedding was going to be traditional. Lura is very positive, always checking in to see if there was something she could do to lift any weight for that day. Always smiling, and she always made sure we remembered that it was our day have fun and she would handle the rest. Our day ran so smoothly lura went above and beyond our expectations. We didnt feel worried and when we did she handled it. It was great having lura, our families loved Lura. Lura thank you for allowing us to enjoy our wedding day, your amazing. We love and appreciate everything you did for us. May God continue to bless you. You mean so much to us. Patrick & Lusiana Levy
    Lura A. Sep 13, 2016

    Thank you Patrick and Lusiana for your kind words! Your traditions in the Fijian culture allow so many family members and friends to take part in your day. It was my pleasure to be included in a wedding that I will remember forever!

  • Laurie V. Sep 1, 2016
    An affair to remember!
    Lura was amazing on every level! She was there before, during, on call, etc. Very organized and professional! We had a beautiful wedding and one of our friends said," this was the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to".....!
    Lura A. Sep 1, 2016

    Thank you so much Laurie for letting me be part of your special day! The smile on your face said it all!

  • Jane S. Aug 16, 2016
    Wedding Planning
    Verified Review
    Lura at Extraordinary Weddings was truly amazing, upbeat and positive, completely organized, and really took charge of the flow of our wedding day. She also helped us tremendously at the rehearsal. She was great at communicating our needs to all our vendors. We could really relax and have a great time because she took care of everything, even above and beyond. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I can't think of anything that went wrong, it was perfect. Absolutely fabulous, and I highly recommend her!
    Lura A. Aug 16, 2016

    Thank you so much Jane! Your wedding was just beautiful and it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day!

  • Lorna J. Feb 24, 2016
    Lura was awesome and helped me right from the start - from initial planning to day of coordination and honeymoon planning! She has a ton of creativity and is a joy to work with. Highly recommended!
    Lura A. Feb 24, 2016

    Thank you Lorna! You were so wonderful to work with! Thank you for letting me be part of your amazing day! Cant wait to see the pictures of your honeymoon in Italy! Ciao!!!

  • Jim B. Jan 5, 2016
    Travel Agency Services
    Verified Review
    What a fantastic person to work with. Lura Albee was a joy to talk to, and very knowledgeable of her work and my needs. Think I've found my new travel agent for life. Thanks, Lura!
    Lura A. Jan 6, 2016

    Thank you Jim! The pleasure was all mine! Cant wait to plan your next family trip!

  • Ally U. Dec 18, 2015
    Travel Agency Services
    Verified Review
    Lura was the sweetest most understanding and patient person ever! She jumped through hoops and worked her magic to help me :) I am so grateful for her! I recommend this agency to everyone looking to book flights, plan trips, or honeymoons! If there were 7 stars I would rate them that ;) -Ally
    Lura A. Jan 6, 2016

    Thanks Ally! So glad that everyone was able to be together for this special time! Looking forward to planning for the wedding!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Absolutely not! At Extraordinary Weddings, we plan, design, and manage your wedding or event. We can be involved in just one area or you can have us take the lead on every aspect of the event. The most important thing is that you will be part of every decision and we have checkpoints to make sure that we are on always on track.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every client is unique. Our first step is to listen to the clients vision and then see what elements need to be done to make that vision come alive. We believe truly memorable events often start with a bang and provide stellar service throughout the event. In the end, if the guests aren't raving about the festivities, then we haven't done our job. We carefully craft every aspect of your event to ensure your guests are talking about it long after the event is over.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have twenty+ years experience and have traveled worldwide in the event and travel planning space and would love to work with you on your project.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
This is just something that I have loved doing forever! I am fortunate that I have a mind that is very detailed oriented and I always want to do something different.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with all sorts of brides and grooms and we can say that every wedding was absolutely unique. Some needed very little help and others left all the details to our team.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We just planned an amazing wedding for a couple that had a strong vision of what they wanted. They had the venue picked out and we did the rest! We had a spectacular tent, band, dancers and some of the best locally grown cuisine. It was an amazing day! I recently completed an event for a nonprofit called The Beautiful Mind Foundation. I booked the event space and negotiated the contract which included the catering and event staff. Additionally I designed, created and printed a magazine that was included in the gift bag given to the attendees. The event was a success and far exceeded their donation goal. We made this event happen in less than 3 weeks!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
In the end, you have only one opportunity to provide a lasting impression for your guests. The event not only needs to seamless but also needs to represent your vision appropriately.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your vision for your special day? Is the company that you are trusting the implementation of this vision listening to every detail?