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Jerry and his team were brought on board pretty much at the last minute and performed beautifully. The food was delicious; the layout was beautiful, and his staff was right there keeping the trays full and the tables neat. The bartender was proficient in pouring drinks. The bar service was another area where it was a last minute decision on our part. That Food Guy was amazing in fulfilling what we needed. They arrived promptly and immediately started set up for our event. And, they stayed until the venue manager signed off on the kitchen and event spaces. We would definitely look to That Food Guy for other event catering. He and his staff were helpful, professional, and especially interacted well with our attendees. I've been in fundraising and event planning for many years and can say Jerry Crane and his staff are up there with some of the better caterers I've used. Juanita Barrabee Business & Fund Development Manager Community Access Services
We really enjoyed Julie and the service she provided. We would certainly use her again for a party or event.
My wife and I knew from the start that we couldn't plan a wedding for 100 guests by ourselves. After reviewing a couple event planners, we found Morgan. It was clear from the beginning that her personality was a nice match for ours, so we hired her for the full wedding package. She anticipated our needs and understood the level of effort we wanted to put into the big day (ie not much; we're fairly lazy, but we still wanted to throw a beautiful wedding). Morgan took our aesthetic, goals and budget into account at every turn, and was awesome at laying out each choice and presenting our options. She gently prompted us to complete tasks to stick to our timeline, but it never felt like a chore. She also connected us to amazing vendors. On the surface, she was so cool, calm and collected, she made it look easy. But make no mistake, Morgan worked her tail off, and in the end, everything came together beautifully with no drama. I can't recommend her enough!
Will was absolutely wonderful! We had an intimate little wedding of 30 people, but even with that low of a head count, there was so much to be coordinated. He took charge in the best way possible--very courteous and collaborative. He was so pleasant to work with and so calm under pressure. He also had such nice mannerisms dealing with all the guests and our wedding party. People loved him. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect because of him and I can't say enough good things about him! Just know that you're in good hands and with him, you'll be able to enjoy every single minute of your special day with no stress or worry!
Oh my gosh, what fun was had by all. We hired a balloon artist and two face painters but these were not just any artists. This was Peter Pan and Tinker Bell and they brought Jasmine (princess in Aladdin) along too. I also had Ariel the Mermaid at a private event a week ago and was so impressed with her performance and these folks I can't say enough. They all stayed in character, they were wonderful with the kids (about 50 of them at the firm picnic) and such a pleasure to watch. At both events they were the center of the fun for the kids. Even the older kids (25-60) got painted and enjoyed the humor of the artists. The private event was an hour the firm event was 4 hours and these artists were "on" the entire time. They were on time (even early) to set up and they were ready to go when the first children arrived. I was totally charmed and will definitely use the Dragon Theater again for children's events.
Nicole is knowledgable, proactive, extremely creative, no pressure, open to feedback and opinions, and provides options. Nicole's wonderful personality makes any planning and the event a joy!
You can count on Shoshana for brilliant work from start to finish. She has assisted our non profit in a number of events, including a golf marathon, gala fundraiser and evening lecture events. Her attention to detail, planning and implementation skills are superior. I highly recommend Shoshana for event planning, project coordination and fundraising.
Daylee was amazing to work with. She knew her stuff well, from catering to layout design, while helping us to plan our school prom. When we got to decoration planning, she brought in boards with photos and provided many ideas that would fit with our theme. These examples and ideas really gave us a better picture of what we wanted for our prom, and she was super willing to go with our thoughts and create one of the best proms we've ever had. On the day of, she came early and brought all of the decorations in her truck, helped us set up, and even stayed the whole event to make sure everything went well. Her dedication and commitment to making the event the best was outstanding, and we really appreciated it. Daylee is easy to talk to, fun to work with, and always on top of everything; she is probably one of the best in the event planning industry. We can't thank her enough for her services and hope to work with her in the future.
Lacy was a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to make our special day perfect. Not only was she an excellent coordinator, but she also provided invaluable insight and suggestions that helped in our decision making leading up to the wedding day. Without Lacy, the day would not have turned out like it did. She is an extremely responsive, a great communicator, talented when it comes to calming the nerves of the wedding party, and just a wonderful person who truly cared about us and our wedding day. If I could give her more than five stars, I would – I absolutely recommend Lacy to anyone looking for a coordinator or planner.
Elaine is very accommodating and easy to work with! We ordered the fajita bar for an event with about 40 people and it was a huge hit! I personally loved the fajitas and the appetizers were a very nice touch as well.
Although I wasn't a client of A Touch of Etiquette, I witnessed the entire process and outcome of a beautiful wedding that was recently planned. A Touch of Etiquette attains all the desired attributes you're looking for in an event & wedding planner: Professionalism Works above and beyond with your budget Works well with any timeline given Unique Vision/Creativity with you in mind Completes tasks in a timely manner Great communication skills Very easy to work with Keeps you stress free!! You won't be disappointed! Book now! :)
Paul just catered mine and a friend's multi day birthday party. He prepared three WONDERFUL meals three days in a row. As a long time friend of ours he was incredible at balancing his responsibilities as caterer (which I assure you he took very seriously) with his ability to have fun with the group!! The meals were all meticulously made and served just when the group was getting antsy. Seriously, his menu was beautiful and delicious. I would highly suggest you give him a shout. Ps he has experience with carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans so don't be worried about that!!
Autumn is a seriously amazing person to have plan your wedding. She puts so much effort and time into making sure your day is special!
Chef Stef has catered several parties at our home. She prepared the food, help with the wine paring and kept guest entertained with her knowledge. She is the perfect hostess for any party. Her culinary skills are well-honed.
There is a time in a woman's life that is the most important day she will experience. A time that she daydreams of her entire life. On September 6th, 2015 Amanda and I both had the most important day of our lives! But every bride knows that it is a whirlwind to actually get to the day of the wedding with all the planning, collecting, and projects it takes to actually pull of the day. Six months before our wedding a perfect gem came into our lives offering to be a day of coordinator for our wedding for learning experience to build her business in the best way possible. Of course we jumped on the offer and met with Vanessa the next week. We had an instant connection with Vanessa and right away she became family to us. She expressed to us right away what she was going to do for us and we all started to plan that night. The first thing that caught my attention was her immediate organizational skills. She wrote down everything we talked about right away and threw in amazing ideas. When Vanessa left that first night Amanda and I felt like we struck gold! As weeks went on Vanessa kept in close contact with us, always asking how we were doing and asking what she could do to help us. Vanessa came out to our house to work on projects with us, to continue planning, and to figure out our venue prospects. When we finally decided on a venue Vanessa was right by our side meeting with the venue managers and coordinators. She asked every question that we didn't think of and she made sure that we got the best deal possible. As the day came closer Vanessa was a constant support system for us and kept us cool and collected as the stress of a wedding came closer. As most wedding do we had a few hiccups with our venue and Vanessa took charge and fixed all the little speed bumps that came our way. At our rehearsal Vanessa came ready to shine with her impeccable organization. She knew what she was doing and kept explaining how the day was going to go to our wedding party. When we left that day we knew exactly how to walk down the isle, where to stand, how to walk out, and had a plan how the rest of the wedding would go. Needless to say we all felt comfortable and ready for the actual event. Of course when Amanda and I went to bed that night we were so ready for our beautiful outdoor dreamy wedding. When we woke up the next morning it was down pouring. As a bride panic set in knowing that our outdoor wedding could become disastrous. Not even a minute later I got a call from Vanessa calming my nervous and telling me she has a plan. Instantly I knew the day was would be perfect. When my side of the bridal party and I showed up to help set up there were beautiful white tents up to cover our guests and us during the wedding. Vanessa made magic happen to make sure our day went perfect. She directed everyone what still needed to be done and we got all decorations and tables set up in a fashionable time! When we all went to take pictures Vanessa stayed and continued to make our venue perfect. When we arrived it was like a fairytale, she put her beautiful touches on everything. When the wedding started she gathered the wedding party and since it was raining we had to change quickly where we were going to stand and Vanessa took charge and quickly made a decision for us. As we started walking down the isle the rain stopped and the sun came out and all I could do is smile because I knew Vanessa must have pulled some strings with the rain Gods because only she could pull off something like that! Needless to say the wedding went perfectly and the reason I know that is because Vanessa was running her butt off to make sure very thing was perfect and even if there problems she didn't let us know about any of them she just took care of it herself. As the night came to an end and we were getting ready for our exit and Vanessa was still in great spirits and ready to make sure the last few minutes were perfect!! As we got into our truck and drove away we noticed that Vanessa had placed all of our gifts and cards into our truck for us to enjoy that night! Vanessa stayed and cleaned the venue and that night dropped off all of our decor and supplies to our house so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Our over all experience with Vanessa was beyond amazing. Not only was she our day of wedding coordinator but now she is and will forever be Auntie Vanessa to our sweet babies!! If you are looking for a dedicated, organized, passionate, loving, creative day of coordinator for your wedding Vanessa Humphrey is the woman for you. She will blow your exceptions out of this world! Vanessa thank you so much for your support and love for weddings because we wouldn't have been able to do half of what we did without you!! We love you to the moon and back!!
Nataliya is hands down the best wedding planner a bride could ask for!!! She is extremely detail oriented and will make the best day of your life even better than you could imagine. She will help no matter how big or small the request is. From helping me find the perfect venue to cake to flowers she does it all. On the day of the wedding she made sure all the vendors knew where/what to do without me having to talk to anyone and just focus on being the bride. The venue looked perfect because she listened to everything I wanted and made it magically appear. My bridesmaids loved how kind and respectful she was when helping them find their places for the ceremony and herding them for the never ending photos I wanted. There is hands down no better wedding (or any other event) planner in Portland!!! I can’t wait to have another event that I can hire her to help me cause I know she will go above and beyond my expectations and make the day unforgettable.
My wife should be writing this review, but I want to take a moment to tell you what a great job Lisa (my wife) and Soleil Bliss Event Productions did for us. We had been planning our wedding for about 13 months and from the very beginning my wife knew she wanted a planner. Liz drove from Vancouver, WA to Seattle to meet with us as purely a consultation. Our first impression of Liz was here is a woman who knows how a wedding should be done. Within five minutes we knew we had found our planner. As my wife's vision of the wedding changed over the 13 months Liz was there every step of the way to help with any problems or offer solutions on how to make her plans become reality. The amount of stress that Liz took off my wife's shoulders as our special day drew near was astounding. On the day of our wedding Liz was able to fix a major dress malfunction, whip out two corsages for my wife's mother and my mother, coordinate a less than accommodating venue staff in reference to their idea of decorating, and all this was done after she had stayed up until close to 2 AM to decorate our ceremony and reception areas. Liz took a great event, location, setting, and environment and transformed it into something completely phenomenal. Our expectations were so far exceeded that we could not believe what she had created was our wedding. Thank you so very much Liz. I can't urge anybody reading this enough to talk with Liz and let her plan and coordinate your wedding. You will not regret a single moment nor worry in the slightest that your event will be anything less than extraordinary.
While I haven't had Angel plan an event for me yet, I can attest that no one will work harder to be sure your event is a success. You have never met a woman with more energy than Angel!
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I can speak several languages. Familiar with different customs so I am very adaptable to most any event. I have in my lifetime Bartendering well close to 1,000 weddings of numerous different types ( Kosher, Persian, Chinese, Korean , Gay) Mat/Bar Mitzvah, Quineanera . Plus most find me efficient and very amusing as a server who interacts with the guest to make a more memorable expieriance.
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I go above and beyond my customer's expectations.
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Red Crown Affairs is a full-service event and meeting planning company for corporate, community and private events specializing in conferences, trade shows, team building incentive programs, golf tournaments, auctions and community festivals. The owner is dedicated to the kind of detailed execution which will allow clients' vision to become reality while enhancing the image of the organization. The company provides courteous and friendly service to clients while offering comprehensive logistical planning and cutting edge ideas in support of any event concept.