I wish I could give Anna more than 5 stars...
Anna Pohl is an absolutely fantastic wedding planner and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and getting to know her. I planned my wedding from out of town. Although we only used her day of services, we hired her a year in advance and she was absolutely invaluable. During my year of wedding planning I was able to call/email with questions and we met a couple of times so we could talk over the details. In the weeks leading up to the wedding she finalized the timeline and made sure vendors were confirmed. Anna knows all of the vendors in town and she's been in the business for quite a while so she can answer any questions and she has tons of ideas. She is also incredibly responsive through phone and email. Her constant reassurances that I was on schedule with my planning helped a lot, too. The big day could not have gone more smoothly and it was just beautiful thanks to Anna's help. We were all able to relax and enjoy while Anna made sure everything flowed flawlessly. I loved her, my new husband loved her, my mom loved her...you get the idea. I worked with several great vendors for my wedding, but Anna was the best. Anna, I can't thank you enough for everything!
Wayne is a fantastic DJ and we really enjoyed working with him. He does a wonderful job of reading the crowd and he listened to all of preferences and requests beforehand. It's obvious he is passionate about what he does and he is very professional. He definitely helped make our reception amazing!
We used US Tent for ceremony chairs and a couple of tables. While I didn't interact with them much directly, but instead had everything arranged through our wedding planner, everything seemed to be done promptly and correctly. It all looked perfect when I walked down the aisle!
We got married in a park and Sights and Sounds set us up with wireless mics and a sound tech on site for the entire ceremony. Everything went perfectly!
Fun, beautiful cake that was absolutely delicious. Each of the three tiers had a different flavor that we picked at a cake tasting. We described what we had in mind, Ron sketched out our idea and turned it into a beautiful cake!
Barron at Sarasota Trolley Company was fantastic. We used three trolleys for the wedding party and guests and everyone loved it. The trolleys are fun a alternative to buses and have a great old-fashioned look. It's a little pricey, but worth it!
Flowers by Fudgie did a fantastic job with our wedding flowers. The bouquets were absolutely stunning and the centerpieces were gorgeous Manzanita branches with orange lillies and pink raval roses that matched the bouquets. We got married under a Banyan tree and Becki put together an amazing centerpiece/spray that was nestled into the branches of the tree. I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers in our photos!
We had our wedding reception at Michael's on East and it was absolutely fabulous. Phil Mancini was so much fun to work with and we enjoyed putting our menu together with him. He's creative with food and menus and is open to any ideas you bring to the table. Our biggest priority for the wedding was to have food that would amaze the guests and we definitely did! He works with you to stay under his quoted price per head and doesn't nickle and dime. Not to mention, it's generally accepted that Michael's on East has the best food in town. Working with Phil was wonderful. My only complaint is with Phil's assistant who I had a difficult time communicating with. I had trouble contacting her at times and we had several instances where she made incorrect changes to our menu/proposal. Ultimately, I went straight to Phil and got things taken care of promptly and efficiently because he is fabulous (as I've mentioned many times)!
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