Love Letters

Rodney & Courtney – Thanks to Amanda our wedding planning was 100% easier. She was on point from beginning to end. Her attention to our wants and needs was exceptional. From assisting us in dealings with venue, rentals, set up, wedding planning and time scheduling to ensuring everything was grand right to the end. She is truly amazing and a pleasure to work with. We’re so happy we were lucky enough to have her friendly, professional assistance. We feel she deserves 10 stars on a 5 scale rating. We would recommend her to anyone … at anytime. She truly GSD. Thanks Amanda.

 

Rich & Paula – Amanda was truly a pleasure to deal with and when it was “game time” on the day of the wedding, she crushed it, which was not an easy job with my beautiful bride – thank you Amanda for everything you did, as you made the day unforgettable!

 

 

 

Dal & Ashley – After reaching out to a few vendors, we had a call with Amanda to discuss our wedding planning needs. We weren’t looking for a full planner, as we were having a relatively small wedding. Amanda’s services were great, as we had the option to have full planning (vendor selection, etc.), or partial, which included vendor recommendations and support the day of the wedding. We got to meet Amanda in person to discuss our needs, and we knew we had to hire her. Our wedding was taking place about 3 hours from our home in Paso Robles, CA, and we were unfamiliar with vendors in the area. Amanda was able to provide 2-3 recommendations for each vendor, based on our style, budget, etc. She was very responsive to e-mails, and was really great at easing my nerves as the wedding drew near. Amanda set us up through a planning site, which was a huge help. If we had issues reaching a vendor, Amanda stepped in and resolved quickly. The day before and day of the wedding, she was absolutely phenomenal. I didn’t have to worry about a thing, not because I asked her about how things were going, but because I just knew everything would go well. We had a few members of the wedding party that were a bit rogue, but she handled it very well. She was absolute perfection the day of my wedding and during the ceremony/reception (I believe she was the one who got my each glass of wine consumed, asking if I was doing OK, etc.). Her vendor recommendations, assistance prior and amazing support during our special day was everything we hoped it would be. We paid for the partial service, but I feel that we go so much more. I highly, highly recommend her and only hope to be able to cross paths with her again for another event.

Evan & Devon – Amanda was a true professional! She had the exact balance we were looking for in a professional—someone who can get the job done with no-nonsense but also help gently guide us through this experience that was so new to us. She was a great resource throughout our entire engagement but it was the last 3 months (and wedding of course) where we got her more involved that we felt like everything she touched was TAKEN CARE OF. It was nice because as you get closer to the wedding, so many things really slip your mind and she didn’t forget about anything. The week before our wedding she learned from the caterer that we’d need to rent all the chaffing dishes and food prep equipment (this was never mentioned in several conversations or our walk through) and she completely handled the additional order (she had to use a second rental company because the company we were using didn’t have this equipment). I still don’t even know exactly what was ordered—but i certainly didn’t care at that point. She even picked up the equipment the day of the rehearsal so we didn’t incur a second delivery fee. That was 100% not her responsibility and we were so grateful. My ONLY regret was not bringing her on board to plan our entire wedding weekend start to finish. She definitely helped but my husband and I wanted to be very involved. Mistake. Wish I had just hired her for EVERYTHING.

Rob & Kalyn – Rob and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Amanda. She went so above and beyond for us and always had a sense of ease that made all aspects of the planning stress free. She brought our vision of the day to life (and actually made it better in a lot of ways)! We received nothing but wonderful feedback from family and friends on how lovely, professional, and creative the decor/food was. Most of all, Amanda, her mother and her husband made us feel apart of their family, and made sure we were taken care of. We would recommend Amanda to everyone and anyone for any of their event planning needs!

 

Ryan & Melissa – Amanda did a great job planning our wedding! She made the whole process enjoyable, easy and stress free! We received many compliments from our friends and family on how efficiently and effectively Amanda got things done while still being a very kind and enjoyable person to be around. Everything at our wedding turned out exactly how we had hoped and everyone had a great time.

 

 

Denise – Amanda Leath was an absolute joy to work with. She listened to what we expected and followed through, even with last minute changes, AMANDA was on top of everything every step of the way. My daughter’s wedding went smoothly and she kept us to our timeline.

 

 

Frank & Kaitlin – Amanda was our Full Service wedding “producer” for our April 15th wedding at Standing Sun Winery in Buellton. My husband’s family is from LA and mine is back in the mid-west, so without them nearby to help with planning, Amanda had especially big shoes to fill. She was one of my first calls when we got engaged because I’d known her for several years professionally as an event planner, and I wanted to learn more about her wedding services. I thought I knew how valuable a wedding coordinator was going to be, but she exceeded our expectations! It was like she read my mind throughout the planning–every time I sent her a question about something she would reply with exactly the information I needed because she had already gathered it and was on to the next item. I don’t know how she managed to work on so many things at once, and our wedding being in Santa Barbara County with vendors from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez was a little more than her average local San Luis Obispo affair. Whether it was exploring vendor options or locking them in, Amanda was by our side. My mom said that at first she thought getting a coordinator for the wedding was a bit excessive, but once she saw how everything was coming together she knew it was the best decision we made. That’s a pretty huge compliment from any mother of the bride, but especially from mine! The day was absolutely more than we could have imagined! A month later and we are both still glowing, and getting so many compliments about it from our friends. I remember pulling up to the winery and seeing everything set up–the caterer cooking, the tents and decor beautifully arranged, the mariachi band playing, guests having fun from the moment they arrived. Everything we shared with Amanda, the feeling we wanted at our wedding (a fun and festive atmosphere), the ease for our families, guests, vendors, and ourselves–it was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you, Amanda! It was truly the best day of our lives.

View More: http://applemoon.pass.us/katie-and-austin-wedAustin & Katie – We had the pleasure of working with Amanda in October 2015 for our 85 guest wedding at See Canyon Fruit Ranch. Amanda was our wedding coordinator and the experience was fantastic. Our original plans for the wedding did not include a wedding coordinator but as we did more planning and discussion we decided to hire one to help make the event run as smoothly as possible. This was a great decision in retrospect and hiring Amanda and her team was money well spent. From the initial meeting with her before the event all the way up through the big day she was very pleasant, responsive, and kept everything under control and running smoothly in an almost effortless way. We spent a lot of time planning the big day ourselves but when it came down to the actual flow and details of the day Amanda was the one who made it run so well that we were able to enjoy the event from beginning to end. She also had a small team of assistants that were great and added a lot of support to the day’s events. As the person we interacted with the most for the wedding Amanda was always pleasant and prepared. She created a clear timeline for the big day that kept us on track. This was a great help. She handled questions and issues from vendors, guests, and us quickly and easily. The whole day went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. I think we were expecting to be somewhat stressed the entire time but, amazingly, we were able to relax and enjoy it, and I think a lot of that is a direct result of her work. Highly recommended.

Ryan and Celia OrtizRyan & Celia – Amanda was a great coordinator! We really enjoyed working with her. From the first consultation, Amanda was professional and I knew I could trust her to coordinate our wedding. Our wedding was a destination wedding for us and having her know the area and local vendors was great! It really helped me a lot. The day of the wedding she not only kept up with her professionalism but she brought our vision to life and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. Amanda truly loves what she does and you can tell she enjoys making couples happy on their special day; it shows in her genuine attitude and enthusiasm.

 

Chantal – Amanda is hands down amazing! She is passionate about what she does which shows through and makes the wedding process such a breeze. As a wedding coordinator myself, I needed someone who I could trust to take the lead and simply make the wedding happen. Amanda did this with no hesitation and went above and beyond. I didn’t have to think about timeline or details on the big day because Amanda was there to run the show. I also don’t think I would have made it through all the meetings and the big day without her because she has such a calming and relaxed presence. She gave helpful suggestions when needed and helped stand behind my ideas when others didn’t think they would work. She also made herself available throughout the planning process and always answered my questions and emails promptly. Amanda is a wonderful person and I thank her for helping make our day perfect!

Alex and Autumn MacielAlex & Autumn – I never thought I needed a wedding planner. I mean I love planning and coming up with ideas and honestly I was on a budget and thought wedding planners were only for the rich, first time brides with no regard to what they spend. That being said, my florist gave me good vibes so I scheduled a meeting with Amanda. She is probably one of the sweetest women I have ever met. We met over wine and talked and talked. She gave me her background and was seriously impressive. I could tell she was just the perfect person to help me. We hired her on the spot. When you are a bride you tend to get a little coo-coo. Even when things are running smoothly you just get stressed. Amanda has a calmness about her that you need to have on your wedding day. She is extremely organized, passionate, positive upbeat and gets the job done. But her calmness and getting you to calm down was the single most cherished quality I can say. She always had an answer and was so eager to help. Nothing phased her and she always had a smile on her face. I put all my trust in her to take my vision and put It in to fruition. Not only did she bring it to life, but she made it even better than I ever could have imagined. The venue was perfect and I cried all the way down the aisle. Once the ceremony was over it was time to breathe and party and Amanda was always there with a drink to hand me or directions to do what was next. It went as smoothly as it could have possibly gone. Everything was perfect, everyone had fun and even my venue staff and management said she was the “BEST” coordinator that they had ever had and they have been doing weddings for years. It was definitely worth every penny and exceeded our expectations in every way. I hope this will help you choose Amanda to plan your wedding. You will not be disappointed!

George and DevonDevon – Amanda Leath is a true professional and a master of her craft. We were so lucky to have her services throughout the pre-planning, planning and execution of our special day. We trusted her completely and she generated our vision with grace, beauty, class and exceeded our expectations. Amanda went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for.

George – Excellent experience. Amanda and her team were organized and prepared and provided amazing support. She guided us along a complex path from beginning concept to wedding day support. The Wedding Closer is calm, efficient, skilled, experienced and well-connected; all things that are a must in a wedding planner. The wedding went off flawlessly. Family and guests continue to comment on how well things were run and how smooth the event was.

Erik and Chelsea Schei Erik & Chelsea – Amanda was a god send for our wedding! We previously booked with another wedding coordinator, but was not receiving timely responses and it was making us very nervous. We mad the decision to look elsewhere and found Amanda. From our first conversation on the phone it just felt like it was meant to be. She is everything you need in a wedding coordinator: organized, responsive, flexible, positive and will take control when needed. She put my mind at ease over so many little details and let me text her with anything on my mind, which was very helpful! I feel like it’s very rare that you here someone say their wedding day had nothing go wrong, but we can absolutely say that, thanks to Amanda. Everything was executed to perfection and Amanda kept the whole night moving smoothy. Hiring Amanda was the right choice and she was a priceless member of our team!

ALE_LaCuestaRanchWedding-MarkandKellyMark & Kelly – Amanda was my wedding coordinator for my wedding on May 2nd at La Cuesta Ranch in SLO and was absolutely amazing! She was so helpful and responsive throughout the entire planning process, kept us on track, answered all of our questions, and helped me pick vendors (and got me discounts on one!). She was also very knowledgeable on the venue which helped tremendously. Also, her assistant the day of the wedding was awesome, so helpful with anything and everything we needed. I truly had the perfect wedding, all thanks to Amanda. We really couldn’t have pulled it off without her! She is worth every penny, highly recommended!

Deborah – My daughter was married last weekend at the beautiful and magical La Cuesta Ranch in San Luis Obispo. Amanda served as our coordinator extraordinaire!! She is organized, service oriented, helpful beyond words and a consummate professional. Not only is she sweet and beautiful (inside and out) but she also offered a sense of calm, serenity and security to each moment of our event. The wedding and reception exceeded our expectations in every way in large part due to Amanda. As the mother of the bride my wedding weekend was completely stress-free and one of the most memorable and enjoyable weekends of my life. Thank you Amanda-you are the BEST!

wed1Jed & Carrie – I hired Amanda just a couple months before my wedding was going to take place. Not only did she take on a jumbled mess that I had put together, but she took that mess and made the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined. She really listened to my vision and put it all together, beautifully. Amanda helped with organizing, setting up, managing the vendors, cleaning up, AND putting my mind at ease. Not only did she have to deal with me being a bride, but she had to keep me (a hormonal mom-to-be) at ease! Her soothing voice and meticulous planning made her the most PERFECT fit for our big day. I am beyond thankful for her services and would recommend her time and time again. We will definitely be booking her for our baby shower and many events to come.

10562544_320643104787964_1606571433163749839_oKeith & Alisha – Amanda was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond what I expected from a wedding coordinator. She was extremely organized and always on top of things. As soon as I hired her, I immediately felt a huge weight off my shoulders. Amanda took care of everything down to the tiniest detail and our wedding could not have gone any smoother. She made sure everything happened when it was supposed to and was always there to make sure I had everything I needed. Our wedding was fabulous and I know it’s in large part thanks to Amanda. I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator!

Gina Becchetti Axsom – I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone who needs a wedding planner/closer or event coordinator. She is friendly, knowledgeable, organized, creative, professional, energetic and calm under pressure. As a result of Amanda’s hard work and skills, my daughter’s wedding and reception were absolutely beautiful, timely, well organized and fun. My family and I were able to fully enjoy the wedding and reception because Amanda was in charge.

Gabe & Brenda-HilltopGabe & Brenda – “We hired Amanda after our wedding planner was unable to finish our wedding. Amanda stepped right in and made me feel comfortable about everything that needed to get done for our wedding. She was so on top of it. She made herself available to my vendors and me and she was incredibly organized, prompt and has great communication skills. I feel really lucky that we were able to hire Amanda. She did an amazing job and she is so personable. There is no one better to help you create your very special day.”

Cecile DeMartini, CEO, Butlerz Events – “Amanda is an expert planner that has been flawless in detail for all the times we have worked with her. It’s amazing how she can easily understand her bride and groom’s wedding vision and ensure that every detail is exactly as it should be from start to finish. She is in the top 1% of wedding professionals available here on the Central Coast and I will recommend her every time.”

wed12Kristina – As the bride, you don’t want to stress over the details on your very special day. You also don’t want to stress that the wedding party is going to stress for you and not enjoy themselves on a very special day! Hiring Amanda a.k.a the WEDDING CLOSER was a gift in and of itself. She took care of pre-wedding details like a boss! She took care of everything on the day of the wedding so that every guest could actually enjoy the wedding and be in the moment. Hiring her was a no brainer!!!

Rick – Amanda (The Wedding Closer) made our day very special and very easy. In the pre-planning phase in the months leading up to the wedding, Amanda’s savvy input, industry knowledge and connections helped us put together a fantastic plan for our big day. She did everything from providing suggestions to negotiating best pricing with vendors. On the day itself, she took charge of all the details. We were left to just focus on the intimacy and enjoyment of the big day, with Amanda at the helm of everything else. it really made what could have been a very stressful ride into the most enjoyable day of our lives. I honestly don’t know how it would have played out without Amanda’s help. One of the best decisions we could have made was bringing Amanda on board to handle our big day.

1977482_733424630073608_3665154587750663862_nKristen, Teacher – “I have worked with Amanda on multiple events. From my engagement shower, wedding showers, rehearsal dinner and wedding day she was always there to help in any way. Helping with shower decor, food, music, finish programs, favors, wedding day planning details to actually being with me on my wedding day to ease nerves and ensure details that were important to me we’re attended to. Even when my wedding cake began to melt Amanda’s quick thinking averted what could have been a disaster. I don’t know how I would have done it without her! Since my wedding day Amanda has always been my go to girl for any party planning needs, from multiple baby showers to birthday parties, holiday parties and beyond. If I want it to be a fabulous, memorable event, I always know she’s who I can count on for help to make it happen.”

Kate, Marketing Professional – “My first impression of Amanda was, “She’s really got it together.” I admire her integrity, courtesy, attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever it takes to make things happen – the right way. Amanda is a genuinely kind, friendly, positive professional who instills a sense of confidence and calm in her clients. When I know Amanda is involved with a project, I know even the smallest detail will not be overlooked and the overall results will be utmost satisfaction (and more), all around. I’ve worked with Amanda on several occasions planning corporate events and know from behind the scenes that this woman gives her clients her best, no holds barred.”

Patrick, Strategic Marketing Professional – “If you’re considering Amanda to help execute a wedding or any event, stop considering, just hire her! Amanda’s expertise executing events is legendary at REC Solar (now SunRun) where she worked for me handling a continuous stream of varied events both very large and small. Few people deserve the title “expert” but Amanda most certainly does. From planning with great listening skills, to anticipating the labyrinth of choices, to estimating and tracking costs, all while having a great time doing it, it’s always a pleasure to watch this expert make it happen so you can actually fully enjoy the experience when the guests arrive.”

Yvette – My experience in working with Amanda was delightful. She really listens and pays attention to detail and is a meticulous planner. She is professional yet she treats her clients in such a friendly manner. Amanda is also imaginative and goes the extra mile to achieve a momentous experience. She also worked within the budget!

Sam – Amanda has exceptional customer service. She is organized, communicates well and is highly motivated to ensure all aspects of the event get her attention to detail. I will continue to hire her for all our our corporate events year round.

Cathy – I had the absolute pleasure of working with Amanda on a fundraiser event for a not for profit organization. She helped to turn around an event that was raising about $500 a year, to raising over $2500. She was innovative and creative with her ideas and brought such a positive attitude every time we interacted. Every time we met to plan, she was prepared and had such great ideas. I can’t wait to work with her again this year and see how much more successful we can make our event.

Kristin – I have worked with Amanda for years in her job as a corporate event planner. She managed events for over 200 employees, delivering an amazing experience each and every time. She is professional, approachable, flexible, organized and always delivered an experience that exceeded our expectations- with a smile of course!

Hannah – I have worked with Amanda Leath on multiple corporate events in the past and would highly recommend her to plan any event. Amanda is extremely organized and does not let a single detail go forgotten. She accomplishes all tasks with professionalism and a smile. You can trust Amanda to plan an amazing event and execute it perfectly as planned. Having worked with her to coordinate a 300+ attendee, 3-day conference across the country, I know she can handle anything!

Caty – Amanda is the best! Great vision and high energy. When she worked on an event I knew it would be of the highest quality.

Candice – Amanda’s attention to detail, organizational skills and creative ideas lead to one of the best corporate events I have ever attended. I highly recommend Amada for any event. Her confidence, experience and focus is exceptional. Her execution is flawless.

Joanne – Amanda was a joy to work with….her responsiveness and flexibility was very much appreciated and rare. The value of her quality of services is hard to beat. You will not be disappointed because Amanda will always take that extra step to make your event a memorable one.

Mike – Amanda planned a major sales and marketing conference for my company in both 2012 and 2013. She did a fantastic job coordinating all major functions of the event planning. Moreover, the week was highlighted by a sensational beach party complete with tee-pees, fire pits, live music and drinks. Overall, Amanda is an excellent event planner and I know these skills will carry over to her Wedding Planning business. Be clear about what you are looking for and I am sure she will be able to make your dream wedding or event a reality.