"Festoons and Flourishes put together our Wedding at the Detroit Yacht Club on April 16th, 2016. Their work can be summed up in one word: PERFECT!!! Jennifer and I worked with Ashley for six months to plan our special day. She was up on every detail and produced a countdown line-up leading up to the day. When it came to execution, we didn't have to worry about anything. We will be forever grateful for working with Ashley. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Festoons and Flourishes."
Jennifer and Alejandro Bodipo-Memba
"With two months left before my wedding and feeling the pressure of everything that needed to get done, my fiancé and I hired Festoons and Flourishes to be our wedding day Coordinator. Ashley helped me get completely organized before the big day. She helped me make lists and had me consider many details I might have overlooked. Because of Ashley's experience in wedding details, she provided suggestions and advice in scheduling, timing, and yes…even napkin folding. Through our meetings and the lists we made together, Ashley knew exactly what we wanted. She made sure every detail was in place…and when there was anything that needed adjusting (for example, I forgot to label one our favors), Ashley made it happen and made everything run smoothly. She even had dinner waiting for me at the end of the night because she knew I was too excited to eat anything all day! I was so thankful Ashley coordinated our wedding because it allowed our families to focus on hosting, rather than dealing with all the logistics of the day. Furthermore, I was able to completely relax and fully enjoy our big day because I knew Ashley had everything under control!"
Kristen and Aaron Smith
"Hiring Festoons and Flourishes to coordinate our wedding was the best decision we made. Ashley was absolutely wonderful to work with every step of the way. She made sure we got every detail just the way we wanted and executed all those little details perfectly on the big day. On the day of our wedding were able to relax and simply celebrate with our friends and family without worrying about decorations, issues with vendors, problems with guests, etc. As far as we were concerned, everything went as smoothly as could be. I would highly recommend Ashley for any future event- her professionalism, attention to detail and true passion for her clients sets her apart. Thanks to Ashley, we had the wedding of our dreams and we will be forever grateful to her."
Catherine and Eitan Daniel
"Ashley was exceedingly professional in every aspect of her Coordination services, from when we first met at a bridal event to correspondence beyond our wedding day. Her attention to detail and efficiency were evident throughout the planning process, and truly seamless the day of our wedding. We sought her out for reception Coordination services at the Howell Opera House and were beyond impressed, hiring Ashley was one of the best investments of our wedding budget and wasn't even on our radar when we began! The “homework” assignments she tasked me with helped me re-prioritize when I was getting bogged down with the stress that comes with planning a wedding in under five months.
The most challenging aspect of planning for me was compiling the timeline of events for the day of the wedding. Her confident guidance and plethora of experience made this painful task seem like an easy puzzle to fit together. The completed itinerary impressed all of our vendors, especially our Photographers who knew what to expect from the time they arrived on location…and they helped us stick to the schedule, as it was so intricate that our timeline seemingly flowed with precision. I was also able to share all of the months of detailed planning with our Bridal Party & immediate family members in advance so they know where they were expected at all times; it not only was a relief for me, but they all appreciated having this information at their fingertips so as not to stumble on any surprises as the blur of our wedding day passed by.
Ashley was the perfect “shadow” in the room at our reception, invisible to our guests, but so easy for us or members of our Bridal Party to find when her assistance was needed. I was truly amazed at all the little details I found out after the fact; even a week after our wedding, my Maid of Honor confessed that she confided in Ashley during a moment of weakness and got the reassurance she needed to give an exemplary toast that everyone enjoyed! I would definitely recommend her services to anyone I know getting married or having any sort of large event requiring expert guidance and detailed efficiency. In fact, one of the members of our Bridal Party has already connected with her and we are thrilled to see her in action again on their wedding day!"
Sarah and Ryan McCollough
"We hired Ashley about a month before our wedding. We realized there were just some tasks we would not be able to do on our wedding day on our own and we didn’t want to put them on our family. She was extremely accommodating, working with us in the short amount of time to get everything together for our big day. She helped settle our last minute unrest with our vendors, so that we knew the day of, she would make sure everything was set up exactly as we’d pictured it. Our wedding day, she was everywhere, from setting up our décor and organizing our vendors, to tying me into my dress when no one else could figure out how. Having Ashley coordinate our big day was the best decision we made…and helped us relax and enjoy ourselves, knowing everything was in capable hands!"
Bryanne and Ian Green
"Hiring Festoons and Flourishes as our Wedding Coordinator is one of the greatest decisions we have ever made. I've always been obnoxiously over planned and organized but Ashley even put me to shame. No matter how prepared and organized I thought I was, she always came up with things I hadn't even considered, which is so great! You don't want to get to your big day and then realize there are details that you hadn't even thought about! Ashley is so sweet and helpful, she feels like a second Maid of Honor. I did a ton of DIY and wanted every detail personalized to my Groom and I. I had maybe 50 different decor photo examples and she never made me feel like I was bothering her with with them, being too complicated, or anything. She's great with communication and she'll answer any question kindly, no matter how silly it seems.
On the Wedding Day, she put everything together exactly as I'd imagined it...everything was absolutely perfect! She worked with all of our vendors to make an exact timeline for the day so that everything ran completely smoothly. And she handled absolutely everything on the big day so that we could just sit back, relax and enjoy ourselves. I would recommend Festoons and Flourishes to anyone and everyone! They are amazing!"
Shay and Justin Spencer
"Festoons and Flourishes was by far the best decision we made for our Wedding, well aside from the fact we got married! Not only is Ashley extremely professional and organized, she has a presence that is calm and collect, one that everyone needs around them for their BIG day. Ashley created the ideal Wedding for us, even helping up find vendors that we needed and ensured every detail was complete. I would highly recommend Festoons and Flourishes for any event you have if you want to take time to enjoy the event and let someone else handle the details. Fantastic job Ashley, we truly appreciate all you have done for us!"
Aleia and Ryan MacDonald
"Ashley worked with us on our day-of wedding Coordination. Having Ashley as our go-to person throughout the day was more than helpful. Ashley was more than prepared for all of the unexpected things that are bound to happen on a wedding day and did a great job facilitating our day. With Ashley, we were able to enjoy our wedding day without worrying about the details. Ashley helped keep us on track with our detailed itinerary, but we never had to worry about keeping track of time or the places we needed to be. We would fully recommend Festoons and Flourishes’ services to all couples planning a wedding."
Ashley and Adam Prew
"Ashley was fantastic coordinating the day of our wedding in August 2012! Upon getting to know Ashley during our first meeting, I immediately decided she was the perfect person for the job. She was organized, asked the right questions to better understand the important details I was looking for…and was incredibly personable. In all of our back and forth communications, Ashley always followed through and kept me on track. Her preparation showed through on rehearsal night as well as the day of the wedding, where everything flowed seamlessly without either of us having to worry about anything. Even with a lot of details to keep track of on the big day, Ashley was a calm and reassuring presence with a smile on her face. She kept everything moving along even when things got a little crazy. When a CD with a particular version of a song went missing in the shuffle, Ashley worked behind the scenes with the DJ to find that specific song…and I'm sure there were other things that I never found out about, since she just took care of it. I would highly recommend Festoons and Flourishes to any Bride who is looking for day-of Coordination or wedding Planning help. She is awesome!"
Amy and Anthony Ongaro
"Our wedding day turned into more than I could have ever imagined. I had every intention of doing everything myself until I met Ashley from Festoons and Flourishes at a bridal show. We clicked from the first moment and I knew she was the missing ingredient I needed for our day. She kept me on track all throughout the planning and was there whenever I needed her. She kept the flow going on the wedding day from beginning to end. I would highly recommend her and her company to anyone. Thank you again Ashley for making our dream come true."
Emily and Mike Gehringer
"Honestly, we were skeptical of hiring a Wedding Planner. We thought it may be a waste of money. But let me tell you, Ashley was absolutely amazing…from the minute we met her we knew we were in good hands. She answered every question we had and went out of her way to make it all come together without a hitch. When it comes to the wedding day, Ashley literally has every single detail covered. She wrote up a minute by minute itinerary, made sure all of our vendors knew where they needed to be and when…but most of all she took every ounce of stress off of our shoulders which allowed us to actually enjoy our magical wedding day. We were so happy with Ashley, we could not fathom attempting to throw a wedding without her. As for the price, she would have been cheap at twice the price. We highly recommend Festoons and Flourishes for your special day."
Melissa and Ron Bergman