I met Katie at a wedding expo over a year before my wedding. None of the other wedding coordinators fit my style or vision of what I imagined my wedding day would look like and I was feeling pretty discouraged until I turned the corner and saw the most adorable booth and Katie’s smiling face behind it. From our very first interaction, I felt like I was talking wedding details with a friend, not someone who was trying to get my business. Our very first meeting, prior to even hiring her was incredibly detailed and we covered things that I hadn’t even thought of yet. I knew instantly that Katie was genuine and a true professional. I was definitely a bride who needed reassurance before committing to certain aspects of the wedding. I asked a lot of questions and leaned on Katie for her opinion often and she was incredibly patient, super responsive and very thoughtful in her replies and suggestions - I never once felt like she was just telling me what she thought I wanted to hear.
We also hired Katie to handle our floral and I cannot stress enough how glad I am that we did. Katie understood my vision and I didn’t have to worry about making sure two different vendors were on the same page. Not to mention, all of the flowers were stunning! Walking into my ceremony space for the first time took my breath away. Katie & Em truly outdid themselves and our guests raved about it.
About three weeks before the wedding Katie and I had our final meeting and from that point on, she completely took over. She coordinated with all of my vendors so I didn’t have to worry about it, created the most organized timeline and ensured everything and everyone was where it/they should be. The morning of my wedding, I woke up feeling completely calm and did not have to worry about one single detail because I knew Katie and Em had everything under control – the entire day was totally flawless! After my first look photos which were taken outside, the bottom of my dress had gotten dirty. The next thing I knew; Katie was by my side with baby powder making my dress look brand new again! She is incredibly prepared and has a solution for every problem! Towards the end of the wedding, Katie and Em even made a trip to our hotel room to deliver our gifts (and some left over food and wedding cake :)) and handled packing up and taking care of our décor and personal items so that we could enjoy the rest of the night with our friends and family.
I can confidently say that hiring Katie and Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design was the best decision I made in the planning process. I honestly would not have changed one single detail of my wedding day. It was absolutely perfect and I owe much of that to Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design.
Thank you, Katie & Em!
— Amanda O'Brien

Photography by Thirty Three and a Third Ector Javier

Planning & design by Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design

Florals by Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design

Rentals from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Hair & Makeup by Ever After Hair & Makeup

Catering by Puff n Stuff Catering

Cake by Publix

Draping by Quest Drape

Transportation by VIP Wedding Transportation

Specialty rentals by Wish Vintage Rentals

Linens from BBJ Linen

Entertainment by DJ by CJ

Getting ready space: Grand Bohemian Hotel

Venue: The Ballroom at Churchstreet