"My husband and I initially started the wedding planning process and in the beginning phases we knew that we wouldn't have the time to plan our perfect wedding given that we both work full time. As a result, one of my friends recommended that we connect with Carmin. From the initial correspondence and meetings with Carmin, we were hooked.
Carmin is so warm and friendly and positive! She is like a fabulous glass of Champagne, she'll make you feel like the princess/prince and cater to your needs but she does so in such a delightful way...in a way that you can just tell she loves what she does.
From the point we hired Carmin, we realized it was the best move we had made. She thought of things that we would have never considered. She had connections with industry companies that made our wedding more affordable. The amount of time and energy Carmin put into our wedding really showed! Our wedding was so incredibly beautiful! The flowers and desert table and table settings looked like it came right out of a high end magazine for the rich and famous! It looked like a $1 million dollar wedding!! And she brought her team to help on the day of and they also somehow had time to dote on our every whims!
It was the best experience and money that we have ever spent. I have a few friends that will be getting married in the upcoming years and I hands down recommend Carmin to them. I tell them that it's the best money you'll ever spend and your wedding will be so classy and so elegant and so beautiful...and the best part is you don't have to worry about anything as a bride or groom!!!
-Heather & Ryan, July 2009"
“Dear Future Clients,
You are so lucky to have met Carmin! Get ready for a beautiful and fun wedding!
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have had Carmin as our wedding planner and florist for our October 10, 2009 wedding, and she was by far the best investment we made for our special day. I’m sure you, like us, debated on whether you really need a coordinator / planner, and if you can really spare those extra precious dollars on such a luxury. After going through the wedding process, from one bride to another, you cannot afford to not work with Carmin. My husband and I agree whole-heartedly that Carmin more than paid for herself, and made our day so beautiful and stress free, that aside from our love, was our favorite part of our wedding.
A little background on me…. I am a very “Type A”, get it done, super on-top-of-everything accountant. I am also very creative and did many little “special touches” for our wedding. I had lists and spreadsheets and was incredibly organized, and “knew” that I had thought of everything and did not need a coordinator. The only reason that I even met with Carmin was because I wanted a “day of” coordinator so that my husband and I, as well as both of our moms, could truly enjoy the day without having to deal with tiny stressful details. Boy was I wrong. There were tons of details that didn’t even occur to me because weddings were simply not my area of expertise. For example, we had an outdoor wedding at a beautiful venue that we fell in love with….during the day. There were some market lights already there, which we thought would be sufficient. Carmin took one look at the place and informed us we were wasting our money on all the little details, because no one was going to be able to see anything. We went back and forth and finally agreed to get additional lighting, although we still weren’t totally convinced. On the day of the wedding, Carmin got to the site at the crack of dawn, and set up the most beautiful lighting I’ve ever seen. And to top it off, when it got dark, we realized that there would have been no way that the lighting we thought was sufficient would have worked. Everyone would have been stumbling around in the dark, and would undoubtedly have gone home early. Not to mention…we got more compliments on the lighting than we could have ever dreamed of.
I could go on and on about the great work Carmin did, like meeting with me at 6:00AM when that was the only time I had available, making sure nothing got left behind at the ceremony location, turning into an impromptu professional seamstress when my dress tore, staying long past the end of our wedding to make sure everything was picked up and none of our deposit was withheld, making sure that all of our wedding gifts were accounted for and safely put away, and getting us a better price on rentals and catering than we could have ever hoped for through her business connections and friendships. Most important, and above all else, Carmin made our wedding more fun than we could have ever done ourselves, saved us substantially more money than we spent on her fees, and was an absolute joy to be around. I highly recommend Carmin to anyone with an upcoming wedding or party. Please feel free to call me at 858-752-7771 if you would like any further details.
“Carmin (and Robert too!),
I really don't know where to begin. Shane and I feel so blessed to have met you. You truly helped to make our day turn out as amazing as I have always dreamed of! You are incredibly talented in what you do. We couldn't thank you enough for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives! Please keep in touch! Love, Heather and Shane”
We just want to say thank you so much for the amazing most beautiful wedding ever. When we first met I knew you were going to be great, but when I walked into the ballroom WOW, I could not believe my eyes, everything was perfect and so beautiful. It was just what we wanted and more. You are truly blessed with a God given talent, and we were blessed to have you in our lives. I can not wait until our other daughter gets married. :) You are amazing, love, Marucas”
Thank you for coordinating a wedding more beautiful than we could have even imagined. Everything was more special than we dreamed possible. :) Thank you for making it all happen. Almost everyone of our guests came up to us & said best wedding I've ever been too! Thanks! Love, Nichole & Johny”
Thank you so much for all your hard work and thoughtfulness when you took care of us on our special day. The flowers where amazing :) and everything went so smoothly. It really was better than we both could have imagined. Love, Monica & Nick”
Where do we even begin our thank you? We spent the last two years volunteering for a non-profit that worked in Africa. We had absolutely no money and you gave us the wedding of our dreams. We just can't thank you enough. Inviting us into your home; your family, and spending so much time on every little thing. The details of love and passing we saw in your work made out wedding just unforgettable. You are one of the most generous and thoughtful women we've met. I can't say enough good things about your husband, and your team. They all just blew us away! If we can ever repay you or be of help in anyway please just ask. Thank you again. Lacey & Nick 12/09”
Thank you for making my daughter’s dream come true (and mine too.) I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding for Chrissy. You thought of it all, every detail, and you put style and class into everything you touched. Your entire family will be linked to mine in one of the happiest days of our lives. I have visions of your mom and dad helping to set the tables, your dear son helping with the fish and your gracious husband affirming assistance at every turn. You, dear Carmin were the BEST. You kept us calm you answered every phone call and you had the vision. You asked if we were ready for a one of a kind wedding and I had no idea that we were in for such a treat. It just kept going and going, getting better and better. The flowers on the bed, the sand, fish and your artistic flare shined. I am running out of adjectives to describe everything. I thank you for it all and will never forget the wonder and excitement you brought to the day. You created an environment for happiness to shine and sparkle. Much love, a many thanks to your entire family. Peggy and Al”
Thank you again for sharing your incredible creativity and helping to make our event a HUGE success. I'm hoping we'll work together again on another one!! Warm regards, Shelly 6/20/08”
WE can't thank you enough for all your hard work and amazing vision for our wedding! You took what we said and incorporated our personalities into every detail! WE loved your hilarious and fun loving personality and can't wait for wedding season to slow down so the us four can hang out!
Love You! Delshad & Matt