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Karlie & Matt2015 Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, Hawaii
If you're planning a wedding on Maui and you're hoping for a wedding planner with a mainland work ethic... Katy Roberts is your gal! She is from the Kirkland/Seattle area & lives on Maui. She is classy, warm and fun to work with. She is very plugged into the Maui wedding scene! Katy dazzled us with her organization and responsiveness. Once I saw her detailed timeline for the day of the wedding I knew everything was going to be just fine. She went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day at Olowalu Plantation House ran smoothly. She never looked down upon our desire to review multiple bids and she was able to get us a deal with one vendor that we simply would not have been able to get without her! Katy made it easy for me to visualize by taking a video of the property (which she went out of her way to do on a holiday). She is just that kind of wedding planner who goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are comfortable and enjoying the whole process. We will never forget our wedding day. It was a dream come true and we owe many thanks to Katy Robert--wedding planner extraordinaire!
Victoria & Ricky2015 Wedding at Chism Park and the Bellevue Club
Everything I’ve envisioned for my wedding day wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my wedding planner, the remarkable – Channy Sea from VOWS wedding and event planning.
When my husband and I met her at our initial meeting over Starbucks, we immediately felt the connection and knew we had to have her asap! She made us feel very comfortable, listened very carefully to my ideas and also established a trusting relationship that soon turned into a friendship.
Her expertise of wedding planning showed thru her examples of other wedding timelines, answering all of our questions, and constantly reassuring us that we would have a stress-free time during the process and on our wedding day. Which she was right because I was able to relax and actually enjoyed the wedding process. Did I mention that she is an absolute SWEET HEART!
What is really great about Channy is her communication with you, attention to details and making things happen for the bride (and groom of course!) Channy was there for us a year out from our wedding date and we went straight to planning. Channy picked up where I left off in the planning process and provided suggestions of vendors for our needs. Even when I didn’t approve some of the suggestions she initially provided, she always comes back with another list of vendors. She did a great job in narrowing options to my taste because I was a very indecisive bride. She does very well in staying within our budget when she makes her suggestions and is well connected with many other vendors, which is a major plus in having a planner. She was always there to vent to when problems came up and found solutions right away.
She is definitely someone I would recommend to all future brides-to-be. Even if you can’t have her as a planner because of your budget, just make room in your budget for her as she has a great package for “day of wedding” coordination. Either way, you just have to have her be a part of your wedding process.
Stephanie & Robert2015 Wedding at the Seattle Aquarium
My wife and I did a lot of our own planning up front, we just needed a superstar to help with execution on the day of the wedding. Out of pure luck, we found VOWS and met Amber who would be our coordinator for the day. We could not have asked for a better “team captain” on our vendor dream team. Not only was the execution flawless, but she helped me and my wife stress out a lot less as the big day approached. Although we hired her as a day of coordinator, she did a lot more in the days leading up to the wedding. We felt very comfortable with Amber. Our interactions with her were more like that of a trusted friend than a vendor. Above all she was professional, easy to interact with, and she pulled off a spectacular event! We can’t thank you enough Amber!
Cara & Jeff2014 Wedding at Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
Dear Katy and the VOWS Team, Jeff and I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day such a magical experience for us! We truly had the time of our lives and we have you to thank! Thank you also for being my go-to person for the last year. I’ll miss our weekly/daily emails.
Vy & Victor2014 traditional Chinese Wedding at O’Asian Restaurant, Seattle
My husband and I had a blast at our wedding thanks to the expert planning of Channy Sea; she was such a delight to work with. Channy worked so hard to make sure all of my expectations are met, she is very organized and got great ideas.
I was over stressed with wedding planning along with other issues; didn't think the result of the wedding would be great. Thanks to Channy for being there to motivate me with her positiveness and gave great words of advice.
A few of my vendors were not the easiest people to work with and I was so impressed on how well she handled the situation with them. Channy allowed my husband and I to relax and enjoy our wedding, we are very thankful to have her as our wedding planner! Channy exceeds all of our expectations!
Becca & George2014 Wedding at The Foundry by Herban Feast, Seattle
My fiancé recommended getting a wedding planner and I was completely hesitant to the idea. Professionally I work with vendors daily and I have zero patience for someone not doing their job 100%. I knew if I was going to have a wedding planner it had to be a perfect fit. After an introductory phone call with Katy to discuss ideas, timeline, etc. I knew she was going to be great... without question! We decided to handle most of the initial points and had Katy attend to the final details and lead the event from 8 weeks out.
What Katy did for us...
- provide amazing contacts and recommendations for every vendor needed
- consistently kept in touch throughout the early planning process, even though she wasn’t obligated to with our chosen contract
- attended all meetings and was on time if not early
- responded quickly with all requests
- provided advice and suggestions to make our day special and unique and was never pushy
- day of was an asset to keep us calm and handled EVERY detail
In addition, to Katy’s excellent customer service she made the planning process fun. Katy is bubbly, professional, and easy to work with. We “floated” through our wedding day thanks to her!
Nancy & Jake2014 Wedding at Willows Lodge
We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to the expert planning and coordination of VOWS Event Planning, specifically Channy Sea, who worked so hard to oversee every detail. Channy is extremely organized and proactive, plus she is a delight to work with. I was so impressed that she handled so many things at once as we were on a short timeline, allowing me to relax and enjoy the fun parts of planning a wedding. Her professionalism really shined on our big day when we had a fiasco with alterations on my dress (she worked some serious magic with double-stick tape!) The day of the wedding was absolute perfection, we had so much fun with literally zero stress. Channy exceeded expectations on every front!
Dana & Jeremy2013 Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, Hawaii
I recently hired Katy to help plan my Maui wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House... and I am certainly glad I did!
As an event planner myself, I know how important hiring a wedding planner is for your own big day. Without Katy there on my wedding day I would have been one seriously stressed out, micro-managing, high strung bride. But I could relax and truly enjoy the entire day because I knew every last detail was being taken care of – Katy was on it! She is extremely detailed, always thinking 3 steps ahead, ensuring a plan is going to be executed just how you want it to. She is very quick to respond to every request – even when I didn’t expect to hear back for a few days, I would get a reply within an hour.
Katy is also a great resource for planning a Maui wedding. She has wonderful vendor contacts and referrals, and really knowledgeable about the Island, venues and activities. It was great working with someone who lives in my hometown (of Seattle) because we could meet in-person, and we were in the same time-zone. She was also great about being in contact on-Island, easy to get in touch with, and really seemed “on-call” for the few days leading up to the wedding.
If you are looking for an amazing wedding planner, you have found one with Katy!!
Kristin & Bob2014 Wedding at the Ballard Bay Club, Seattle
I knew living in Phoenix and planning a wedding in Seattle was not going to be an easy task (let alone planning a wedding in 5 months!) Enter VOWS Wedding & Event Planning... Working with Channy from VOWS was hands down one of the best decisions I made for my wedding! I know that she had so many other weddings going on, yet she had the most incredible ability to make me feel like the most important and only one. It was a true gift and something every bride wants and deserves from their wedding planner!
A lot of my friends and family members talk about their wedding as “a blur” or they say that it passed by in the “blink of an eye.” Thanks to Channy, the entire wedding party and I felt prepared and fully present at the wedding. The level of organization, commitment and care Channy demonstrated to the wedding party and the guests helped create an atmosphere of family, friendship, fun and love.
Not only does Channy handle all the details with the utmost professionalism , attention and ability to just ‘make it happen’, she was also just so much fun to work with! She truly became a friend throughout the planning process and my husband and I are forever grateful for her.
Amanda & Johnnie2013 Wedding at Bella Luna Farms
Veronica & Max2012 Wedding at the Seattle Tennis Club
We were absolutely thrilled with how amazing Katy and VOWS were during this process. Everything was thoroughly organized and on time, we had lots of great options in our price range plus extras to splurge on. It was great to have someone with so much experience as Katy guide us through such an overwhelming new experience. We were thrilled with our wedding, our guests are STILL talking about it, and we’ve recommended VOWS to everyone we know. You cannot go wrong working with this fantastic team.
Shelby & Dave Cantu2011 Wedding at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery
From the first meeting with Katy, I was thrilled by her professionalism and ability to connect with her clients. Her energy, passion and organization skills kept our wedding on track and an enjoyable planning process. In addition to planning, Katy made our special day go off without a hitch. She set the tone for the day with her calm nature and ability to coordinate everything on time with ease. We were able to enjoy our special day and spend time with family and our wedding party instead of running around – we were completely confident that Katy had everything under control. She is easy to relate with, super patient and brings creative, relevant ideas to the table. I would recommend her to friends in a heartbeat. I hope that my experience with Katy shows that she is a super talent wedding planner and can help make dreams come true, as when I remember my special day it will be amazing!
Tyler & Tiffany Rourke2010 Wedding at the Woodmark Hotel
I planned the majority of our wedding from out of state. Katy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was extremely well organized and was able to coordinate meetings with vendors on the weekends that I was in town. Katy was super laid back and matched the personality and style of my husband and I. The day of she kept everyone at ease and made sure everyone was in the right place at the right time. I was able to sit back and enjoy our wedding day. My husband and I have recommended Katy to several other couples all of whom have hired her. She was like working with a fun girlfriend. We would recommend Katy with VOWS to anyone planning their big day.