Cara and Jordan
The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables, Florida
Photos by Maloman Studios
“Look no further!! I couldn’t imagine working with anyone but an affair to a remember. I personally worked with Rachel McCurdy-Willems who was referred to me by a friend. She went above and beyond my expectations and executed the wedding of my dreams perfectly. Rachel and AATR have so many contacts from the paper needs to linens. I found linens that I absolutely loved and she looked all over until she finally found them in California! She was constantly doing things like this for my husband and I. The whole time leading up to my wedding and the day of was stress free. Rachel is so easy to work with and is the best wedding planner. “
— Cara and Jordan
Jessica and Austin
Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida
Photos by Kristen Weaver Photography
Hiring Rachel from An Affair to Remember was the BEST money I spent on my wedding. I truly mean it when I say nothing else that day would have been possible without her.
During the planning process, she really listened to my tastes/ideas and took them to a bigger and better place all while minding my budget. Having her there to help coordinate my floral planning appointment was SUCH a relief for what could have been a very daunting task.
As for the BIG day, worries will always come but she was a step ahead of me the whole time making sure everything was taken care of! My bridesmaids have all raved how easy and stress free the day was even for them! Everything we had worked so hard to plan turned out even BETTER than I had pictured. Rachel and A Girl and her Glitter even surprised me with an extra paper flower section because she knew one just wasn’t going to be enough.
I am so grateful for all of Rachel’s hard work. I would HIGHLY recommend her and An Affair to Remember to all future brides
— Jessica and Austin
Samantha and Chris
Photos by Stay Forever Photography
When I decided that I was going to have a destination wedding in Key West (and I live in Washington, DC), I knew that I needed a wedding planner. A couple of my friends have used An Affair to Remember for their weddings and they had so many nice things to say about them, and now I do too! My wedding wouldn’t have been as stress free and organized if it wasn’t for Rachel and An Affair to Remember.
We hired Rachel and AATR for their month of wedding planning services, along with an extra fee to have them research vendors in the area. Rachel used her knowledge of the industry, along with what we wanted, and helped us find that most amazing vendors. She was always available for me to call, text, or email her and would get back to me quickly. She would even “check in” with me if she knew we hadn’t talked in a while. The month of the wedding, she took over all the vendor contracts and made contact with them to make sure everything was going the way that it should.
The day of the wedding, Rachel and Ashley did everything and anything that needed to be completed in order to make my day flawless. They held my dress, checking in with Chris and I to make sure that we were okay multiple times through the day and night, and even taking important things (cards, decor, cake, and cake topper) back to my room so that we can go out with all out friends after the reception. I did not stress about anything the whole day, which is totally unlike me!
If you are thinking about hiring AATR, don’t think…just do it! You will not regret it. Rachel and Ashley were super friendly and extremely professional throughout the entire process. My wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect and I owe it all to Rachel and An Affair to Remember!
— Samantha and Chris
Elizabeth and Marc
A Chic and Stylish Wedding at The Grand Bohemian
Elizabeth and Marc are stylish professionals looking to host a formal wedding that was a reflection of their individual beliefs and a celebration of their new life together. They chose the Grand Bohemian for their ceremony and reception because of its sophisticated feel and incredible service. They wanted a very simple look and chose a ceremony just as the sun was setting. With amber uplighting and a variety of very simple, but lush white flowers, the tent took on a very dramatic and romantic feel. The reception centered around a very specific shade of apple green and gunmetal. We kept all of the guest tables dark with the gunmetal and accented in green. The bridal party was seated at a feasting table at the front of the room which allowed our bride and groom to be seen by all, but surrounded by those closest to them. Silver Chiavari Chairs and Purple uplighting added the perfect finishing touches to their ballroom.
We hired Lisa Bowen through the Petite Package option of An Affair to Remember, but she was so much more than a day-of coordinator! Lisa was available to answer any questions I had throughout the planning process and recommended so many fantastic local vendors. We were able to save money through the discounts we earned by using her vendor connections and, more importantly, the end results were absolutely wonderful!
I enjoy planning events and wanted to take charge of my wedding, but it gave me such peace of mind to know that I had Lisa’s knowledge and expertise backing my decisions. She made great suggestions along the way and thought of details that didn’t even cross my mind.
Lisa really proved her value during the wedding weekend. It was such a treat for my mom and I to be able to sit back and enjoy the festivities while Lisa and her team coordinated with the vendors and created a seamless wedding celebration — from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. Many guests have said it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever been to and, while I’d like to think it was due to my planning abilities, I know that Lisa is the real reason the evening went so well!!
I highly recommend An Affair to Remember and especially Lisa!
— Elizabeth and Marc
Jennifer and Tim Piccirrillo
A Winter Wonderland Wedding
When I first met Jennifer, she knew she had met the love of her life and she was eager to plan a wedding that really showed off those things that made them happy. They wanted everything to be over the top, but they also wanted the ballroom to feel like a very comfortable living room. With a wedding near Christmas, we brought burgundy in throughout their ballroom. Their Elegant Christmas Affair began with floor to ceiling pipe and drape in dark burgundy. Escort cards were hung from Christmas trees and couches were set throughout the room to make guests comfortable. In the reception room, eggplant and burgundy linens were used in conjunction with gold chiavari chairs, gold beaded chargers, purple hydrangeas and dark red roses to create a very modern and sophisticated holiday feeling. The dance floor was covered in white to create the illusion of an ice rink and Kaleidoscope kept the uplighting and dance floor lighting moving throughout the evening. For the couple’s first dance, the Buzzcatz accompanied a family friend and snow began falling to create the perfect winter evening. They had a very Married Christmas!
I found Lisa Bowen and an Affair to Remember through an online search for wedding planners. The minute I met Lisa, I knew she was ‘the One’ and that an Affair to Remember was the company I wanted to work with. After having worked with Lisa for nearly a full year, planning the perfect day, I can honestly say that the money we spent on An Affair to Remember’s services was – hands down – the best money we spent on the entire wedding!
Throughout the entire wedding planning process, Lisa was absolutely stellar to work with! She was extremely prompt with return phone calls, return emails, vendor lists, etc. Every step of the way, she let me know what I needed to be thinking about – photographer, videographer, florist, venue booking, wedding dress, etc, etc. Wedding planning can, at times, feel quite overwhelming but with Lisa’s help, it was a breeze!!
Fast forward to the ceremony rehearsal and the wedding day itself – Lisa was there, again, every step of the way! She took care of every single last-minute detail so my groom and I could just enjoy the entire weekend, without having to be concerned with anything. The day of the wedding, she had everything so completely under control, I was able to spend the afternoon just relaxing with my maid of honor and bridesmaids. Everyone commented on how relaxed and happy I looked walking down the aisle and throughout the entire day – I give all the credit to Lisa for that!!
Lisa and the rest of the girls at An Affair to Remember made sure that our wedding day was everything we dreamed it would be – and MORE! The entire day felt like a fairytale and everything went so smoothly and perfectly, our guests are STILL saying that ours was the best wedding they’d ever been to!
— Jennifer and Tim