I learn a lot and take away from each couple I work with. The thing that really stood out to me about Heather + Justin was how thoughtful they are. For instance, the couple searched long and hard for gifts for her bridal party that they would utilize and truly appreciate. At their rehearsal dinner, it was like Christmas when they arrived with large boxes filled with gifts for their family and bridal party. All were thrilled to receive said gifts and there was so much exclamation, delight and (happy) tears that it really made me determined to put as much effort into any future gift giving.
Heather + Justin have a wickedly dry sense of humor, and are kind + genuine individuals that belong together. One of my favorite images of the day is the look Justin gives Heather as she walks towards him at the ceremony. It says it all. Here it is below so you don’t have to scroll searching for it. You are welcome!
They had a hot air balloon theme since Justin proposed to Heather in one. A game they played that was a lot of fun for family and guests was The Newlywed Game. It produced a lot of laughs and showed how in sync (or not) the couples were with each other. In this case, it was girls vs. guys with the couple and their parents. Scroll down to see more images below:
Below is the review Heather left that knocked me over:
“Within 3 minutes of sitting down with Sarah Kee, I knew we would be hiring her as our wedding planner.
We had looked at over 75 different planners online (!) and met several in person, but no one felt like the right fit. Rather than asking “what do you want for your wedding?” which can be difficult to answer, Sarah met us with a smile and came prepared with a very specific (yet not overwhelming) questionnaire that not only gave her a sense of what we wanted for our big day, but also proved that she wanted to get to know us as people.
She showed us real examples of her work for couples with similar budgets and size restrictions. We even came up with a design, color scheme, and theme at that very first meeting! We also appreciated that she showed us her wedding planning portal, which she sets up for all couples to track budget, guest lists, checklists, design elements, and more…all this before even booking her as our planner. Laying out her services right off the bat without any strings attached definitely set Sarah apart from her competition. We booked Sarah for both wedding planning and design for the entirety of our 14 month engagement.
Within a week we were already attending meetings with vendors. We really appreciated how Sarah helped us prioritize our budget and narrowed down the hundreds of options for vendors so that we could focus on a more manageable list for each category. If for some reason we didn’t find what we wanted in that short list, she had no problem finding more for us until we landed with someone we loved. Sarah showed up to every single vendor meeting we went to, regardless of the day or time, fielding questions, communicating our vision, and taking detailed notes. It really helped make us very comfortable when choosing the players for our wedding.
Part of our package included unlimited communication…and we used it! I’m sure I averaged 1-2 emails a day (and many more toward the end) and Sarah answered each email diligently, never making us wait more than an hour or two. We had weekly phone meetings to keep tabs on action items. Even as we neared the wedding and I was not the nicest person, Sarah remained calm and patient and ensured everything I needed was handled. She never once treated us with anything but professionalism and respect. Sarah became a real friend and made sure we knew how much she cared about making our day special.
Our wedding went off without a hitch. There are always things that go wrong, but Sarah and 2 others from her team spent over 12 hours on our wedding day running around to make sure everything was the best it could be. Sarah created very detailed timelines for our wedding party and vendors that made sure even our flakiest friends were on time. We ran ahead of schedule ALL DAY! No one came to me with any issues…it was all handled before I had a chance to notice. Even better, none of my family had to deal with setup, cleanup, moving items between venues, or managing vendors.
We could not have pulled off the wedding we had without Sarah. She made the whole planning process so incredibly easy and allowed our families the luxury of sitting back and enjoying the weekend. While I’m so happy to be married, I can honestly say I miss my Friday afternoon chats with Sarah. I would absolutely recommend Keestone Events for any bride. We were so lucky to have met Sarah and we can’t wait to see the beautiful events her team produces in the future.”