Kathryn Kenna is off the charts, the perfect 10 of event planners. Smart, easy to work with, unflappable, resourceful, able to adjust on the fly when necessary. Kathryn planned our daughter’s wedding out of town. Not easy, iffy weather, no cars could reach the site. Because of her attention to detail it was smooth, flawless, even though the bride tried to kiss the groom before the ceremony was complete. Can’t say enough. You can’t go wrong.
I interviewed five wedding planners and it was clear right from the beginning that Kathryn was the best by a long shot. Kathryn did a fantastic job sweating the details with me and giving me all the options I could handle. Whether it was coordinating the right stripes on the napkins with the border around the menus or debating the exact right size and color of the dance floor, Kathryn was with me all along the way and was a pleasure to bounce ideas off of. She was also very good at cutting me off when it was time to make a decision and we couldn’t take a look at another three options. It was perfect. I never felt pushed, I never felt ‘handled’ and I just always felt like I had a great partner to plan my wedding with (in addition to my wife).Now onto the wedding. All of the vendors that Kathryn recommended were phenomenal. The quality of their work was top notch, they all revered Kathryn and all of them were just as easy to get along with and almost as much of a pleasure to work with as Kathryn. I thought Kathryn did a great job leading up to the wedding, but the way she managed the day of was nothing short of delightful. She had everything taken care of and my wife and I were free to fully enjoy every minute of the day. My best man, my good friends, my parents and my wife’s parents all commented on what a wonderful job Kathryn did the day of the wedding. She made them all feel extremely comfortable and it was as if she was a part of the family.
We can’t thank Kathryn enough for all that she did for our wedding. It truly was the best week/day of our lives and more than we could have ever imagined. We had numerous friends tell us it was the most relaxing, enjoyable wedding they had EVER been to. Thank you, Kathryn, for all your guidance and advice. We could not have done it without you!
Where to begin?!Thanks to Kathryn, the wedding was absolutely perfect. I’ve never seen a person think so creatively and work so hard, and her tack in dealing with the vendors, the bride and groom, and their families was extraordinary.When we began planning the wedding, I felt terribly insecure about it, given that Napa Valley was far away and I did not know the territory, locations, vendors, or any of the resources that we would use. With Kathryn’s help, all the pieces were put in place and worked just perfectly. She helped us to select the venues, the photographer, the videographer, the valet service, the antique car, the officiant, (whom my daughter tells me will be an advisor for them on important things as they go through their lives), the dress salon, and probably others I can’t think of right now - which melded into an exceptionally effective team. One of our guests, our most exacting and experienced party giver, called us the next morning to talk for 20 minutes about the wedding. He said, ‘It was perfect in every detail!’ Trust me: that’s high praise from a difficult fellow to please.Kathryn guided us along the paths we knew we wanted to take, but also gave us good advice we hadn’t expected. As we moved through the process of planning the wedding, my faith in her grew exponentially. Kathryn just stayed so calm. Sewing Caroline’s dress when she tore it right before time to walk down the aisle was definitely a high point in my daughter’s and my appreciation of her. She was about to collapse with concern, and Kathryn took care of it so beautifully. It’s hard to imagine that we could give Kathryn any recommendation that she doesn’t already have. Know that she has a fan club that will last a long, long time. She’s the best!
Kathryn has style, heart, and dedication. She is a wonderful person and so supportive during every step of the way. Thank you, Kathryn, for being an amazing planner and friend. We are grateful to have you in our lives.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kathryn, she is absolutely amazing. I lived in Chicago and was planning my wedding in SF long distance, so choosing the right coordinator was very important.I feel that Kathryn’s relationship with vendors was a huge strength. Every vendor I dealt with had nothing but glowing things to say about Kathryn when her name was brought up, and the vendors were all genuinely nice people who were fantastic at their jobs. Kathryn was essential in helping us find vendors that stayed within our budget and did it in a way that you never felt like you were ‘missing out,’ which is something I felt when we interviewed other coordinators.I met with Kathryn every time I visited SF, and I talked to her on the phone and e-mailed her constantly - she was always available and worked with whatever my schedule was. I truly feel that hiring Kathryn was the best thing that we did when planning our wedding, and even my CPA father tells everyone who will listen that it was the best money we spent.
Kathryn Kenna is calm, cool, nice as can be, and well connected to reliable and equally professional vendors. She has been in the wedding coordination business a long time; nothing ruffles her. While our date, location and caterer were chosen already, she was extremely helpful on all other matters from reading contracts to offering tip guidelines with a whole lot in between.Planning a wedding, whether simple or formal, with lots of guests or very few, involves many decisions and details. Kathryn is there to help, guide, keep all vendors on track and up to date. In addition, Kathryn has a cultivated design eye. You will be very satisfied! We were.
I cannot say enough good things about Kathryn.She was so easy to work with and brought up questions that I haven’t even thought of. Kathryn made sure everything stayed on time and that things flowed perfectly. I seriously don’t know what I would have done with out her.Kathryn goes above and beyond! I am still in awe about how things went so smoothly. She is absolutely amazing.
Our daughter decided she wanted an at-home garden wedding with only five months notice. We were thrilled to be able to make her dream come true, but we could not have done it without Kathryn Kenna. Kathryn was amazing. She was so easy to get along with and she knew all the right contacts to make everything come together beautifully. My daughter loved her and I adored her. Having a party for 200 is not an easy feat, but Kathryn made it seem like we were having six for a small, intimate dinner party. Her recommendations for lighting, linens, photography, flowers and more were all 100% perfect. As soon as she received our approval for colors and vendors she handled all the follow through, including confirmations and a checklist for me. The day of the wedding, Kathryn was busy handling all the little details that I didn’t have time to do or had completely forgotten. She even helped move chairs and attend to a child’s bee sting! We barely noticed she was there. Everything was done quietly and efficiently, and we were able to enjoy the festivities. I am so thankful to her for her guidance and professionalism. I would not hesitate to work with her again. It was all pleasure!
Wow! What can we say? Our wedding was beautiful and more important, very special!You are amazing! The team you pulled together was fabulous. Your vision and guidance helped me through this process so much. You made it easy! I couldn’t have been more calm and collected without all of your help and support.
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