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Where do I even start? If I could give 10 stars for Brannan Events I would in a heartbeat! Elise and Michael were hands down the reason why my husband and my wedding was a huge hit and ran FLAWLESSLY. From the moment we got engaged, I knew there was absolutely no way we could plan our wedding alone…and when I found Elise, I knew she would be the first and only coordinator I’d meet with. Elise’s calming nature, bubbly personlity, and years of experience in the Wedding industry immeditely sealed the deal. My husband and I got hitched at Ravenswood Historical Site in Livermore, CA. We signed on with Elise for the month-of coordination, and let me tell you, she was incredible the whole way through! During the month of coordination, Elise was there for us 110%. She answered any and all questions that came to mind, and her responses were immediate. When we asked about using different vendors, Elise sent us more than enough options, (well before our wedding), willing and ready to reach out and give a hand wherever need be. Not only did she go with me to finalize the last minute details and decisions with my vendors, she also helped me make some really tough decisions when I was stuck and I’m so thankful for that! On our Wedding day, I didn’t feel stressed one bit, which I feel is rare given how many brides I’ve talked to this past year. I felt happy, relaxed, and very excited! Looking back, I immediately recognize Elise for all of that, including the absolute success of our wedding. All her hard work, support and comfort leading up to and during our wedding spoke volumes. I still have guests telling me how fun our wedding was, and how beautiful everything turned out. I cannot tell everyone how much it means to have someone by your side for YOU on the most special day of your life. Elise was that for us. She had our backs leading up to our wedding, on the day of, and even after. She provided to us so much more than I can even put into words on this review, but I want everyone to know that Elise and Michael are rock stars! Absolute professionals at what they do!

Natalie M.

Is it weird that after my wedding, all I could think about was how badly I wanted to stay friends with my wedding planner? Who cares, it’s true. Elise was the very first person we hired for our wedding, and it was honestly the best decision we made in the planning process. We knew Elise was the planner for us immediately. Her positive energy and can-do attitude was infectious. You could instantly tell that she and her husband loved what they do, and that was really important to us when choosing the people that would be around us on our wedding day. She is an effortless problem solver– every time we came up with a crazy wild idea that was out of reach for whatever reason, she would immediately come up with creative ways that would make our dreams work. We can be pretty indecisive people, and Elise was amazing at encouraging and helping us with every decision so we could meet planning deadlines in a timely manner. She made sure that we kept to our budget, which was super important to us from the beginning. She was consistently available and communicative—during the peak periods of the planning process, I would sometimes receive multiple emails from her on a daily basis. I LOVED IT. Her calm attitude was a godsend during every bridal meltdown that I had over the past year, especially on my wedding day. All I had to do was tell Elise what I wanted… and POOF! It would happen. I would send her emails asking, “Did we get the thing that I wanted? Did we confirm that ‘blah blah’ was happening?” and she would be like, “Oh! That’s done. Confirmed it last week.” I remember hearing our pianist play from the ceremony space during our First Look, and thinking to myself, “Oh! The band got here already? And they’re in position? AND I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING?” As a bride, I cannot tell you how much of a blessing it was to have a planner that I trusted on my wedding day. All I had to worry about was getting dressed and practicing my vows—and even that was enough to send my heart racing! If I had to worry about the vendors, caterers, officiants, florists, photographers, etc etc ON TOP of all the family members and pressure of my wedding… I don’t know what I would have done. Thanks to Elise and her ANGEL of a husband/assistant extraordinaire Michael, I was able to absorb all the splendor of my wedding day with the least stress possible. NOT TO MENTION: My wedding was only a week ago, and all of my guests still won’t shut up about how gorgeous and detailed the décor and production was. Everything was planned out and ordered to the perfect detail, and I wish I could take the credit. But I can’t, because Elise is a natural at what she does and any bride would be lucky to have her.

Yassi M.

I hired Elise as our Day of Coordinator. Elise is so kind and thoughtful, it was like working with a friend I’d known much longer. She’s organized, detailed, and always responsive. I had some sporadic questions and she was always willing to give ideas and advice which was very helpful. Elise and Mike made sure the set up of our ceremony/reception went perfectly and kept us all on track through the evening. Everything went off without a hitch and we couldn’t have been happier! My friends/family commented on how nice and helpful Elise and Mike were theday of the wedding, which just assured what I already knew. I was so thankful to have someone I trusted on site who knew my vision/plan to set up the details I brought and receive everything from the vendors, it looked perfect. I definitely recommend hiring a Day of Coordinator, it alleviates that stress from you and/or putting it on a friend or family member so they can enjoy the day with you. Elise and Mike did an amazing job!

Nicole R.

We absolutely couldn’t have pulled off our wedding without Brannan Events! Elise was instrumental from beginning to end, from helping us craft our initial vision, to executing every last beautiful detail! Our day was chock-full of complicated logistics (for one, the skydumped buckets of rain on us!), but Elise was the image of composure and professionalism, putting us all at ease. We had the most beautiful, UNFORGETTABLE day thanks to Elise’s expertise!

Jenni A.

Thanks to Elise, our wedding was beautiful and unforgettable. We hired Elise for her month-of-coordination services, and I’m so glad we did. She took our big picture idea and made it a reality. Not only did she communicate with the vendors and take care of the day-of schedule, she ran last minute errands and designed our decorations, and who knows how many other countless little things that came up that day. We had so little to worry about knowing that she was behind the scenes making everything perfect. We couldn’t have pulled it off without Elise’s organization, quick thinking and positive attitude. Thanks, Elise!

Dylan P.

You should hire this company for your wedding! We chose Elise for our flowers for our wedding this past June and we were thrilled with the end result. Even throughout the planning process, she was extremely helpful, kind, and went above and beyond to assure us that she would do a great job, and she did! We went back and forth through email with pictures and descriptions, and I felt great about everything she was doing for our wedding. She really encouraged participation and input from us, which I greatly appreciated!

I was being pretty particular for the type of bouquets I wanted (almost too picky), and she exceeded my expectations for them! She did an amazing job bringing my visions to life and made beautiful bouquets for me and my bridesmaids. Not only were those amazing, she also made lovely floral arrangements for both our ceremony site and our reception. We went with a coral/cream color combo and she really made it look great with the flower arrangements she put together for our centerpieces and other tables. Super classy, elegant and stunning!

I could go on much longer about how awesome she is and what a wonderful job she did! She even battled a major traffic backup on her way to the wedding, and still got everything looking amazing on time! Definitely go with Brannan Events and Floral Design for all your floral, arrangement, and planning needs for your wedding. Seriously, you will be so pleased! Thank you Elise, you rock!!!

Paris S.

We hired Elise for our month-of wedding coordination.  Elise has the PERFECT demeanor to be a wedding coordinator.  She is professional, eager, positive and engaging.  She knows how to offset and dispel nerves and negativity with a positive “can-do” approach.  She has some very nice ideas for a DIY touch and she has the eye of a designer.  When it comes down to the day-of … she works very hard and makes sure that all issues are professionally addressed.  She works with the best interest of the bride in mind, and keeps the bride well-informed and at ease.  Elise’s team member, Michael (also her husband-to-be) … worked very hard as well and they did a very good job, despite some difficult logistics with our wedding. Thank you for everything Elise 🙂

Tony P.

Elise is fantastic! We hired her for the month-of-coordination, and I’m so glad we did! Since we had already hired all of our vendors and planned the “big picture,” I thought we didn’t need a coordinator. However, I had no clue how to plan the little details, make a day-ofschedule, or manage the vendors. That’s where Elise came in. She was super accommodating to our needs and was able to roll with the inevitable last minute mishaps without batting an eye. She was able to take our general decor ideas and make them a beautiful reality. She is super organized and just an overall good person to work with. Elise is the person you want behind the scenes! She will make your wedding unforgettable.

Callie P.