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We met Kristie at a Starbucks, halfway between her and us. She was very friendly at our first meeting. We told her what we wanted. We had about 20 tables that needed to be decorated in a beach theme. She showed us 2 pictures of beach table displays. We picked one we liked. It was simple, but pretty. Basically all the tables would have shells, sand, and candles. A month after we first met with her she stated we needed to pay her in order to book her, as she is very busy. So in September, 2016 we paid her, IN FULL. We planned and paid for our 130 people wedding ourselves. I had not heard anything back from Kristie, after I paid her in September. I felt she should have followed up with us a few months before our wedding, just to make sure everything was going well. So after I didn't hear anything from her, In March (2 months until our wedding) I reached out to her. I sent her all and any info she should need for our reception, including diagrams, times, contact people, etc. I asked her if she got my email, she said yes, then she proceeded to ask me all these questions that were all answered in the email...... basically she lied about reading my email, which cost me extra time. Then she said she would call me on the following Sunday @ 1:00, I waited on her call, then I texted her @5pm, and then she finally called me back. Things seemed to be ok at that point. Then I sent out a follow up text to her the end of March and she tells me she's upset because she needs to be able to get in the venue sooner in the day because she has 3 other events that day!!! Even if you do, you don't tell a stressed out bride to be that!!!! We paid her for a service so that we didn't have to worry if our tables were going to get decorated or not. She definitely made us feel unimportant. The Wednesday before our wedding I reached out to her, I even let her know that I was going to have a close friend there to help her out. I texted her, and called her, finally later that night she responds, all is well! To be honest, we didn't even know if she was going to even show up, that's how nervous she had me. My friend and I even had back up shells and candles, just in case she didn't show up!!! Then as she's decorating the tables, she's all stressed out, being rude to everyone there, even the caterers. She states, "Well she's just not going to get what she wants, I'm in a hurry" This is a quote!!!! Did she really think my friends wouldn't tell me what she was saying?? The other super weird thing about her is that I am the one who hired her, NOT my husband. She had my phone number, she had my email, and my info was on thumbtack.........WHY would she call my then fiance at work, when she couldn't even get back to me in a timely manner?????? This is super weird. Then she saw me at the end of our reception, she didn't even say 2 words to me, like congrats, anything! Super unprofessional!!!! Every other person we hired were so professional and amazing. Also everyone else took a deposit, then a week or 2 before the event the balance was due. She was the only one who had to have 100% up front. That is why she didn't care come time for the event, she had already been paid almost a year earlier, so there was no motivation or incentive to care about our event. DO NOT hire her!!!!!! So unprofessional!!!May 22, 2017Verified
Kristie is awesome to work with. She goes the extra mile to make wedding dreams come true. If we showed her an example of something we liked she new how to get it, either by making it herself or where to get it.We had a destination wedding and Kristie came to the beach and worked so hard to get us what we wanted.We came home and had a beautiful reception. So many guests replied " it looked like something out of a magazine" it was gorgeous. Kristie spent a lot of time with us working on every detail. She even MADE beautiful hair accessories that looked like antique brooches,found mothers gifts, bridesmaids gifts, she did it all, flowers, food , music, venue, photography. There are so many decisions and details with a wedding that we couldn't have done it with out her. She is so talented and has the best ideas. I would use her services again for parties, dinners, receptions, showers, loved working with her.Aug 6, 2015Kristie H.'s reply
Im speechless...this is a beautiful review. Thank you so very much.
This woman made my dreams come true! I could go on and on about everything wonderful she did for me, but I'll say she did everything I had asked her, but made it ten times better. My beach destination wedding was the most beautiful scene I've ever seen, it could have been in a magazine. She made my arch out of branches, in 90 degree weather, in the sand! (Meaning she traveled for our wedding). Then for the reception back home she turned an old barn into an elegant dinner party, full of beautiful lights, flowers, and the best country style decor. All of our guests complimented her work. I would highly recommend her to anybody. And I'd definitely use her again for a party!Jul 31, 2015Kristie H.'s reply
You are an amazing bride. I enjoyed working with you and LOVED your ideas. I had fun bringing them to life for you! Thank yo so very much for the kind words and awesome review!!
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelors of fine arts in interior design and film. I took my knowledge from both degrees and went into the film industry as a production designer for seven years. I use my knowledge as a production designer to turn every wedding into a scene in a movie! The bride is now my director. I presently read everything I can when it has to do with hot trends and colors- everyone in my field need to be in the know!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always loved being the hostess and entertaining. I have great attention to detail and I love the constant change- it perfect for my creative side.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Weddings, showers and dinner parties