Rockin Reviews

782-M+J08092014MICHELLE + JAKE’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT HEALDSBURG COUNTRY GARDENS, HEALDSBURG, CA: “I knew that she was organized, reliable, and most importantly, detail oriented. She eased the stress of the process. She helped me find vendors, all of which were great and reasonably priced! She understands the planning process and executes perfectly. She helped us pick the linen colors and even folded all the napkins to make them look like bows the day before the wedding. Every meeting, every phone call, she was there on time. You plan and plan for that one special day and hope that everything goes fine. I did not show up until an hour before the actual ceremony, trusting everything to Cristina. I was amazed! Everything was perfect! The tables were beautifully set, the bar, the desert table, the table with all the favors, everything was perfect. I used a lot of Cristina’s decorations and she did a fantastic job setting everything up. The ceremony, dinner, everything went smoothly. At one point, one of the guest spilled some wine on her dress. I brought her to Cristina. She had wine off and everything you could think of to remove a stain. My friend’s response was, “It is certainly worthwhile to hire a good wedding planner!” I can not thank Cristina enough because my daughters wedding was PERFECT! There is one more very important thing. Cristina is not only a great wedding consultant, she is one of the nicest people you will find. Always calm, always pleasant. Just a great person!”

Julien_and_Nique_59A2991DOMINIQUE + JULIEN’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT RIVERSBEND RETREAT CENTER IN PHILO, CA: “I’ll preface this review by saying: I am already a hyper-critical, detail-oriented person. So, THAT magnified by the craziness that is wedding planning made me a pretty tough customer to please. But, Cristina & Melissa were amazing in every way — my husband and I still talk about how impressed we were, and how our wedding weekend would never have been as magical, memorable, and silky smooth if it weren’t for the Heald crew. They are the most friendly, organized, experienced and professional wedding planners I’ve yet to encounter… and we’ve been to a lot of weddings! As an event planner myself, I live & die by spreadsheets, checklists, calendar reminders, etc. Cristina & Melissa are the same! We were totally in sync with all our info sharing, and I knew nothing would slip through the cracks thanks to their organization. Not only did Melissa handle everything flawlessly on the day-of, and had all our wedding details practically memorized, but she dealt with our friends and family with the same care and thoughtfulness. Things were getting done without us even having to think about it. She was the behind-the-scenes hero of our rustic, outdoor, summer wedding. If that’s what you’re looking for, you must give these girls a call.”

1[resized]AndrewNoga-394NOGA + ANDREW’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT THE GENERALS RESIDENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA: There are not enough exclamation points in the world for how amazing Cristina is. Where to even begin? Awesome things about Cristina: Her breadth of experience helped me in decisions ranging from vendor selection to setting the wedding day timeline. She is extremely flexible, in everything from arranging meetings to finding ways to accommodate the last minute guests. We had a Jewish wedding with many traditional elements, and Cristina was not only familiar with the proceedings but helped me strategize how best to organize those less well-known portions. Cristina helped me with budget and cost decisions, always offering a variety of ways to do something and how to save. She juggled our family dynamics smoothly and gracefully. She is a resourceful problem-solver, weathering at least two rental fiascos and quickly offering solid solutions. I was really able to enjoy the wedding because of her. I could go on!! Suffice it to say, Cristina’s services are an amazing value, she runs a great team, is a delight to interact with, and I’d recommend to her to any friend or family!!!!”

SARAH + JEFF’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT VINTNERS INN, SANTA ROSA, CA: “My husband and I marveled at the way she seemed to be everywhere at once, popping up like a genie when needed and then melting into the background to check on another detail. She doesn’t miss a single thing, thinks of event logistics that would be so easy to regretfully overlook and has an incredible roster of preferred vendors.”

FredJennifer_527FRED + JENNIFER’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT THE RICHMOND YACHT CLUB: “My daughter found Heald Wedding Consulting for her Wedding in October all I did then was write checks, but dealt a lot with Cristina on phone and in person.. When my then fiancee and I picked a date an venue my most brilliant contribution to a perfect wedding was hiring Heald to do our wedding planning. Cristina was very professional but made it fun and if such a thing is possible at least for the groom “stress free”.. She dealt with mother in law, club mangers and chef.. got them all on the same page.. all great.. She came out to wedding venue several times.. was there for the rehearsal and was first on the scene wedding day and one of the last one’s to leave at the end of a great day.”

ANDREA + JASON’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT THE BACK BAY INN, LOS OSOS, CA: “I do not even know where to begin …. Cristina is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I do not know what I would have done without her! She was SO easy to communicate with and work with all the way through the planning process. I honestly felt like she was a friend who just happened to be helping me plan my wedding. When the wedding day came, I literally worried about NOTHING. She was on top of every single detail, she worked flawlessly with all my vendors and helped me create the most perfect night! I can’t even say enough how much I recommend Cristina, her knowledge and professionalism and awesomely positive attitude are just a breath of fresh air among the stress of wedding planning. And, added bonus, she has a great inventory of decorative items (vases, chalkboards, cake stands, easels, etc.) that she lends to clients for free. A very nice little bonus. If I could give 10 stars to Cristina I would! She is incredible!!”

0272-M+J 05182013MEGHAN + JAY’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT FARMSTEAD IN ST.HELENA, CA: Cristina was the best and made my wedding an event to remember. She was very responsive to all of my emails and concerns. She recommended great vendors and saved me money where she could with rentals. She even let me borrow a few of her items for free. She was a great value and can not imagine how the day would have gone without her (or I can but chose not to). My # 1 advice to brides would be to get a planner or at the least day of planner. You think you won’t need one to save $ but in the end they save you the $$ and stress. You don’t have to call vendors to confirm she does it. You have someone there to answer all of your weird questions. I would recommend Cristina if you want a well organized worry free event! We cannot thank Cristina enough. She really made our day perfect.”

ANNIE + RICHARD’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT THE WESTIN VERASA, NAPA, CA: Cristina is the best! She is professional, experienced, great to work with and carries out a can-do attitude every step of the way. We wouldn’t have had such a smooth, memorable wedding without her. We highly recommend her for your wedding planning needs.” 

Sphynge_Photography-0053TOVAH + SCOTT’S WEDDING TOOK PLACE AT SYLVAN MANOR, ANGWIN, CA: “Cristina was amazing! I think hiring her was the best decision we made…..the wedding could not have gone more smoothly! She is so sweet, super responsive, professional and a hard worker. She did everything from bring me wine to deal with a shuttle that broke down. Any time a problem came us, she calmly told me that she would figure it out. I cannot recommend her more highly. I say hire her now before she is booked on your date. Thank you, thank you, thank you Cristina!!!”

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