Erin Stubblefield Weddings and Portaiture
Look no further for the wedding planner of your dreams! Saving Grace Occasions is simply the best. Grace wears many hats - counselor, cheerleader, personal assistant, comic relief, and true professional. From our first meeting, it was evident that Grace prides herself on giving brides and grooms her full attention and supporting their wedding day vision. She is incredibly thorough and provides excellent vendor recommendations. I had a small mishap with my first hair and makeup trial and Grace was so quick to problem solve and make me feel worlds better about the entire situation. On the wedding day, she was so happy and kind and punctual. (She also brought my bridesmaids and I Starbucks, each with the perfect order! No easy task!) She met my Dad at the reception venue for him to drop off pictures and make the wedding morning a little less stressful for him. She is always thinking of others, validating concerns, and staying calm under pressure. I have 100% confidence in saying that Grace will give the same spectacular, personalized experience to all of her clients. That is simply who she is as a lovely person and as a hardworking professional. Words are insufficient to express gratitude to Saving Grace Occasions for they did to give Zack and I such a gorgeous, fun, unforgettable wedding day in August! We adore you!
LAUREN | BRIDE
We love Grace! As a very organized "planner" type bride I wasn't sure we needed a coordinator, but after one meeting with Grace I knew she needed to be a part of our wedding! Now that our big day has come and gone I can honestly say that it wouldn't have been the perfect day we dreamed of without Saving Grace Occasions. Grace has amazing talents not only as a planner, but also to make you feel like yours is the only wedding she is working on. From our first meeting I felt more like Grace was my old friend rather than a wedding vendor, and I already miss our meetings together! The week of our wedding we encountered some minor problems with our venue (which felt very major at the time) and Grace handled them with ease, both keeping me calm and also researching and recommending solutions which alleviated the problem! It's thanks to Grace that I avoided any "bridezilla" moments during planning or at our wedding and have only happy, non stressful, memories from the whole process. We could not recommend Grace and her team highly enough, she will be invaluable to your planning process and especially on your big day!
RACHEL | BRIDE
Photo: Kate Hargis
Bonnie Nichoalds Photography
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
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