Jocelyn Rae Photography
Grace is an ANGEL human sent straight from above. If you are a bride like me, wedding planning and the many, many details it came with was a bit dizzying. Grace swiftly removed the intimidation factor out of all the things and provided straight to the point advice on vendor recommendations, prioritization, budgeting, and things to consider. She listened intently and I instantly felt understood on everything we were looking for to pull our wedding together. She was a guiding light for checking all the boxes, but also for keeping your mind on the big things that truly matter. She problem solved like a queen always providing multiple solutions to any obstacle we encountered. Her coordination of all the vendors and her minute-by-minute timeline creation of wedding day was what dreams are made out of. From set up, to tear down, to directing our rowdy crew, getting all the shots, making sure every last detail was in place, AND in between all that, thoughtfully checking in providing Seth & I with snacks and drinks and moral support – she poured her heart into making sure our wedding day went seamlessly in which she pulled off maintaining the biggest smile. I had so many vendors and family members tell me how impressed they were by her and my dad told me it was the best money we spent, which is saying a lot (ha!). Grace is a rock star girl boss who is truly in her calling.
DANIELLE | BRIDE
GRACE!!! GRACE!!! GRACE!!!! She made our wedding day seamless! We were the couple that tossed and turned when it came to deciding whether or not we needed a coordinator. I had most of my vendors booked and felt pretty good about things – deciding to get a day-of coordinator was not on our original budget. We decided to hire Grace as a token of good faith from the advice of our friends. Honestly, I am so glad we listened. Both my husband and I both feel that Grace was the best decision we made!!! She literally saved us!!! She was definitely the finesse to our wedding and made everything run smoothly and effortlessly. She was on time, professional, and came with a world of knowledge. She helped me so much with figuring out the order of the event as we had a not-so-traditional wedding. I even made some last minute changes to the ceremony and reception and she made sure those changes were carried out with ease. She stayed until the very end and made sure everything ran on schedule. I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding with ease. All of our friends and family noticed her hard work and were impressed with her! She is the reason my wedding went so smoothly…literally perfect. Thank you so much Grace for working with us! We were so lucky to have found you!! My advice to brides out there: Get at least a day of coordinator. You have no idea how stressful the wedding day can be. The last thing you want to worry about is details. Grace understood my vision and worked with all of my vendors so I didn’t have to. She was my “Saving Grace”!
AZADEH | BRIDE
Bonnie Nichoalds Photography
LOVE FROM THE PROS
"We, at Barnett on Washington, had the pleasure of working with Grace and her team for a clients wedding. She made our job as a venue effortless. She was very responsive with our clients needs and was very easy to work along side for the couples big day. She took charge of the wedding rehearsal, oversaw all the décor placement, and packed up everything into the clients car at the end of the night. We definitely look definitely forward to working with Grace again very soon."
BARNETT ON WASHINGTON |
ST. LOUIS EVENT SPACE
Photo c/o: Barnett on Washington
Alex Nardulli, Photographer
I am a photographer who has worked with Grace on several occasions. The first time was a styled shoot, which was a big event. There was atleast 8 vendors and 4 models to coordinate, and she did so efficiently and graciously. Every detail was seen to, from the stuff that seems small -the organized schedule, fresh coffee in the morning and healthy lunch for everyone that afternoon- to the big things like the beautiful tablescape she put together for our styled reception. Grace even took it upon herself to give a sweet card to the bakery owner who had her wedding anniversary that day. The day went smoothly and all vendors and models left happy. I also have worked with Grace on a wedding recently where I was the photographer, and she impressed me even more. Usually when there isn't a wedding planner, I end up having to try to fill the role, making the timeline and coordinating with family members. But Grace being the planner was an amazing experience, because I could focus on doing my job. Her wedding day timeline blew what I would have been able to do out of the water. She was in touch with all the vendors weeks in advance to make sure they were happy with the schedule, and had a detailed call sheet/timeline that covered every base possible. When I make a timeline with brides, we just focus on the photography. When Grace made the timeline, she was taking into account the florist, DJ, caterer, and every other detail I know nothing about. I could focus on the photography, and the bride, groom, and family members could all just enjoy the day. I have seen a lot of stressed out brides and family members on wedding days trying to get everything to go smoothly, and not being able to enjoy one of the most important days of their life. I have heard numerous brides say they are just ready for the day to be over because they are tired of planning it. Seeing first hand how an amazing coordinator like Grace changes the whole experience from stressful to joyful, I could not recommend her enough. She works tirelessly and efficiently to make people's wedding dreams come true, and the best part is she genuinely loves it.
ALEX NARDULLI | PHOTOGRAPHER
Grace is incredible. As a hair stylist who does a ton of weddings and works with many wedding planners, I can vouch that Grace is THE BEST. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She's not only super organized, and very professional, but a kind hearted easy going person. Many of my brides tell me that they wished that they would have used a wedding planner to save themselves from stress. Grace is not only affordable, reliable and knowledgeable, but she's St. Louis born and raised and knows this city better then anyone. I take my recommendations very seriously, and Grace will never let me, or you down! Hire her, you won't regret it!
CAITY LUEKEN | HAIRSTYLIST
Photo c/o: Caity Lueken, Hairstylist