Member Since: 6/25/2001
Where to begin?! We wanted a beautiful wedding, but knew we didn't have the skill or creativity to design it. I had followed Vanessa's blog and admired her work for over a year, and it was evident she was an incredibly gifted designer. We called her to see if she could plan a small, intimate wedding for us on fairly short notice. It was the best call we made! Vanessa agreed to work with us and said she could plan the wedding with little notice. We held her to it when we settled on a date less than four weeks away!
Vanessa is a design and detail genius. Her creative talent is unlike any I have seen before. We gave her background information on how we met and our relationship, and she took the design process from there. We gave her free reign - she is an expert in her field, and I knew she could design a prettier wedding than I could ever dream of. She absolutely delivered! When we decided to get married at an estate in Scottsdale, I had no clue how we were going to pull off a wedding there, but Vanessa said to trust her. Thank goodness we did because she created the most magical, amazing, BEAUTIFUL ceremony and reception space I'd ever seen. She so completely transformed the space that even our guests didn't realize the entire event took place on a driveway?! Vanessa planned every little detail to perfection - from the invitations, to the lighting, to the flowers, to the dinnerware, and on and on and on. It looked like an event straight out of a wedding magazine!
What you can't tell from Vanessa's blog is how incredibly business-minded she and her assistant Jill are - they are just as good at the planning process as she is at the design. They were always accessible when I needed them and provided me updates as needed. They held each vendor accountable and were amazing at negotiating. We had several vendors flake or bail on us leading up to the wedding, and Vanessa and Jill always dealt with them and kept us completely shielded from the drama. They asked me to have faith in them that they would pull everything together, and somehow, in only 3.5 weeks, they did!
We feel so fortunate to have met and worked with Vanessa and Jill. We highly recommend Alchemy Fine Events!!