Megan Braemore Photography
I could not possibly recommend Keri / AYE strongly enough! We started planning on our own, and two vendors in we knew that was a mistake. I found Keri on theknot.com and am so lucky that I did. We had a very specific vision for our wedding and Keri listened intently and then took our ideas above and beyond our wildest wedding dreams :) She helped make our wedding day so incredibly personal and allowed us to feel like we were guests at our own party. She was amazingly accessible throughout the planning process and was incredibly calm and effective when our plans for a wedding at a somewhat nontraditional venue inevitably hit a few road bumps. She kept us on schedule, while being understanding and supportive of our hectic schedules. Her positive attitude and “can do” spirit were an incredibly appreciated source of stress relief during such a busy time—we knew we could count on her to resolve any issue that arose. She went way beyond her call of duty to make our whole planning experience and wedding day perfect. She even sat with me during my hair and makeup trial when my mother was unable to attend. We have been married almost two months and our guests are still raving about what a great time they had and what an amazing job Keri did curating and directing the day’s events. We had the most perfect day ever and will be forever grateful to Keri for providing us with such wonderful memories.
Initially my husband and I weren’t sure we wanted a wedding planner. We were convinced with enough Pinterest and magazine clippings we could confidently plan the most amazing party ever. Just shy of going out and buying enough glue and glitter to decorate at least one vegas show girl we stumbled upon a website for a local Cape Cod wedding planner. Her website and portfolio were so intriguing that we figured why not giver her a call. 20 minutes later we booked her. WHY the change of heart you might ask.... I will simply tell you this, Keri within a short conversation was more genuine and informative and creative than any industry professional we had ever met. She intently listened to what we were thinking and with ease and fluidity put together a plan and executed. We worked together throughout the process (This is important as we did want to be present in the planning!) and she secured us the best vendors, negotiated all of the contracts ( things you don’t want to be doing during a wedding) and coordinated every logistic and backup plan that could possibly be needed. She also was there for us for every glitch that we encountered from how to handle family shenanigans to what to do in a crisis ( my dog ate all of my bridesmaids gifts the day before the wedding - 10 pairs of expensive gold earrings) She was ON TOP OF IT ALL. She is simply put the best wedding planner out there and a beautiful person. I have been to two of her weddings now and they are fun, aesthetically breathtaking, and unique. So much so that 2 of our friends who are engaged have booked her for 2017.
Where do I even begin. I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Keri and Always Yours Events for my wedding in Sandwich, MA. Keri helped me plan the month of coordination activities for my wedding, working with all of my vendors, creating a super detailed timeline, and managing any and all issues that surfaced on the big day! My wedding day was absolutely perfect, in large part due to all of the hard work Keri put in to make sure everything ran smoothly. And best of all, she and I had a lot of fun together along the way! She was wonderfully reassuring during our calls and in person meetings leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Keri blended in beautifully with me and my bridesmaids, laughing and smiling, while simultaneously maintaining a constant eye on the clock and expected activities. I was so relaxed and happy the whole time, knowing Keri had everything covered! My husband and parents absolutely loved working with her. And our entire bridal party was so impressed with her! Keri’s love of wedding planning truly shines in her work. She was absolutely meant to do this. Any bride-to-be would be so lucky to work with her. Thank you Keri!
During our planning we found Keri at just the right time. I originally thought we wouldn’t need a planner and I slowly realized how mistaken I was. I spoke with several planners before we settled on Always Yours Events. When we met for coffee, I just knew Keri would be perfect for us. She has an amazing eye for design, is super organized, and her focus is placed on making the event truly special and personal. We had our wedding at a working farm where we literally needed to bring in everything. The only thing the farm provided was one staff person that would be on-site the day of our wedding. We also wanted to have a mobile pizza oven for our wedding which made things extra difficult. Keri spoke with several of the vendors we were considering (who weren’t used to catering for weddings), helped us negotiate contracts and handled all of the logistics. We would’t have been able to do this without her! In addition to the pizza vendor she also handled all the contracts and logistics for many other vendors including furniture rentals, servers, liquor and bar, dessert, photographer, and florals. Even with a rambunctious wedding party, Keri worked with our officiant and ran our rehearsal smoothly. She was also with us the day before to help set everything up and make everything look beautiful. The day of the wedding ran smoothly thanks to Keri’s detailed timeline and coordination. Because of Always Yours Events we were able to enjoy our day and celebrate with our friends and family without having to worry about a thing!
Keri at AYE helped plan our wedding from the beginning to the very end, and she completely exceeded our expectations. I met Keri through a client of mine after a conversation about my engagement. My first conversation with Keri was on the phone and by the time we hung up, not only did I have my wedding planner but I gained a new friend. Keri and all her knowledge and expertise made for a flawless wedding day. Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, she went above and beyond the services required; meeting me at our NH venue, checking in on the phone, and holding a last-minute review meeting with my fiance and myself. She made sure that the wedding vendor team was all on the same page throughout the whole planning experience. Keri was on the ball with everything...from getting me scissors to cut my fake lashes, to contacting each other to make sure my bridesmaids and I did not cross paths with the groom and his groomsmen. Keri played a key role in this entire process and that was to make sure my fiance and I were happy and calm at all times, which I truly appreciated. I would recommend Keri and AYE to anyone looking to have a well-organized, thoroughly planned wedding. For me, it was not just a business relationship, but a new friendship to cherish for a lifetime.