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Lora is amazing. We had the pleasure of witnessing Lora's awesome work at a friend's wedding and baby shower, and had no hesitation in reaching out to her when we became engaged. From the very first meeting at our house, Lora was 'on the ball', organized and prepared for every possible need we could have. We used Lora for our floral, some planning and day of coordination. Her floral creativity was superb and she was exceptionally patient throughout our journey with finding the perfect floral for our day. She was easy to contact through various means and always reassured us step by step and minimized what could have been a very stressful experience. Leading up to the event, every vendor was contacted and on the same page -- we had nothing to worry about. Our wedding was a beautiful one and we know it would not have been as seamless and fun without Lora on our team!
How great was Lora? she was awesome! Which other florist could meet with you on the day before St Valentine's lol. I am from out of town (out of the Country actually) and she was ALWAYS opened to come and meet up when I was on a business trip trying to squeeze in wedding planning.
Communication with Lora was easy and she was always ready with a sketching pad to bring ideas to life. She is so down to Earth, calming and so artsy - she always knew exactly what I was imagining for decor and she is simply the best. She also is very flexible for pricing and can help you find the floral arrangements to fit your budget. I couldn't of asked for a better florist for our day! Thank you for all your talent. I am so grateful I was referred to you from another bride!
How lucky I was to find Lora! Thanks to her, I was a calm and at ease through the entire planning process. She is very organized and knows how to keep all vendors in check. Lora was incredibly flexible, willing to meet on my terms and as many times as I'd like to review even the smallest of details. She was quick to respond to any question asked and had great suggestions to steer me in the right direction. Her floral arrangements were beyond my expectations, from the creative center pieces to the beautiful bouquets. She was such a pleasure to work with, who I was highly recommend to anyone in need of a planner. Lora is as good as it gets in this business!
Lora arranged a party for me and went out of her way to get everything perfect. Her personal manner and attention to detail is extraordinary, and I would use her services again and again for any event without question. The best!
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner and Floral designer than Lora Ritzie Wardman! She was so amazing. She goes above and beyond to make sure your wedding day turns out flawless! She is very organized and is excellent with following up and keeping you in the loop. Thanks to Lora and her team my wedding day was stress free and was absolutely perfect!!!!!! Our flowers were gorgeous. I explained what I wanted and she made my vision a reality. I highly recommend Lora Ritzie Wardman! We were so lucky to have found her! Thank you Lora for making our wedding day a dream come true!
Lora is an amazing human being as well as a fantastic wedding planner. Lora was always an email or phone call away. Very easy to reach. She helped me make my wedding day completely stress free. She also helped me create my wedding vision and made my reception exactly how I envisioned it. She truly just wants to help the bride have the wedding of her dreams. She also was my florist and was reasonably priced. Lora is GREAT!!!
Lora is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!
My husbands best friend and wife got married at English Gardens and she was also there wedding planner. They recommended her and the Venue to us. It was the very first one we looked at and I absolutely fell in love with the Venue and Lora!!!! She was so helpful and would do absolutely anything to make your wedding everything you dreamed it would be she actually made mine better than I could ever imagine on the budget we had!!!! Any phone call I made to her she would get right back to me if I left a message and she would help me with everything I asked her about! On my wedding night she did the set up of everything. When I was stuck on picking out songs she played hundreds for me until I found that perfect one to walk do the aisle too!!! : ) She made sure everything was perfect just how I would like it. She also even helped with my gown. She went above and beyond for my husband I and I couldn't imagine my wedding being as spectacular as it was without her. I'm still to this day in touch with her. She is like another part of my family!! Without her I wouldn't have had my fairy tale wedding!!! Thank You Lora!!!
I loved this place. I was a bride on a strict budget and this was the only place that I got my bang for my buck. Everything lookes so elegant and classy. Lori made me feel like I was special and calmed my nerves. The garden is beautiful. She helped us with the wedding lineup. She was always very personable. You will NOT regret it. Hopefully I'll be able to do my vow renewal here as well.
There isn't much to say except that if you want to have the perfect wedding, have it at English Gardens. The only things stressed over in the wedding planning process were things that Lora wasn't there to help with. She went above and beyond what was expected, and felt more like a friend than a business owner. We can not stop saying "everything was perfect!" and thats because it was! Our night was absolutely amazing thanks to Lora and English Gardens. Thank you!!!
Macy and Eugene
Thank You sooo much Laura for your help!!! The venue was beautiful and she was very professional. Everything went very well. I am so grateful that she was there to help. She did an excellent job and I would definitely recommend the venue for future brides.The officiant was also very good. He did a great job and we felt very welcomed. Once again thank you for making my day perfect.
This is a gorgeous site. I just had my wedding there, and it was absolutely perfect. It was in the evening, and the coordinator was perfect. She was on the ball, and she was incredibly accommodating. The site was the perfect size for my 100-guest wedding. I couldn't have asked for a better site. My wedding dreams came true.
Lora was easy to work with and she had everything perfect for my wedding day. It was all DIY, which can be stressful, but she made it much easier than I could ever imagine. Thank you, Lora!!!
I had my wedding and reception at English Gardens. Everything was wonderful. I was so happy when my wedding planner found this place for us. We wanted to have our wedding and reception in one location and this was the perfect place. I just feel in love with the bridal cottage. The whole place is breath taking you have to go there web site and see for yourself. You will be pleased with everything that you see.
English Gardens was a wonderful place! It allowed us to have a beautiful, no-fuss wedding at a great price. Lora, was extremely helpful and had a great personality. I recommend this place to everyone!
Lora was a wonderful wedding coordinator for my wedding! She helped my husband and I plan everything, from the menu to the music. Because of her and her planning, my wedding day was the most beautiful day. I didn't have to worry about anything at all that day.
We were pleased with the owners and the staff. Although we felt some of the servers were maybe inexperienced they still showed professionalism and were very friendly. The owner Lora did a wonderful job, kept things organized, great communication, and was always willing to help. She kept the ceremony in flow and gave me as the bride confidence to trust it all over to her lead. The garden itself was beautiful in August. The temperature was manageable outside and English Gardens provided a comfortable temperature for the inside. It was very cozy and gave a warm close friend/family feeling throughout our time there. Pricing was more than comparable and although we did not take advantage of all that English Gardens offers, we were impressed by the amount they did have to offer. You can get an all in one package for a great price.
English Gardens does give the appearance (gardens well kept) and communication (relationships with staff) an overall authentic sincerity of joint happiness with their customers on their new marriage. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat for anyone who is wanting to get married in a garden. Especially a garden that provides a home like feeling.
Please do not hire this coordinator as YOU WILL REGRET IT. I hired Lora from the site called thumbtack. 4 out if the 6 I have hired from this site were scammers or just not good for my wedding that was this past Saturday. Lora was one of them. She did absolutely nothing on my behalf and every job you gave her she did not do. I had to meet with the venue after she was supposed to on my behalf. She never verified with the cake vendor if the cake was right and of course it was not the rich cake or color or design she never made sure my guest for any of the party favors if they were seated properly she did not even put the simple wine bottles on each table. I have cried all nigh all day sin e my big day. She says you get two people which you get her and a younger woman who both do nothing. To add insult to injury I just spoke to my paster to pick up the license who again had to tell me that the coordinators did nothing WHAT A BIG WASTE OF MONEY PLEASE DO NOT RISK YOUR ONLY PRECIOUS DAY ON THIS COORDINATOR IF YOU DO YOU WILL REGRET IT
So very unfortunate to see this review from one of our couples. Sadly, she gave all of her vendors a bad review, SNI Photography excluded. Her photos were beautiful. I was hired as her Day-of Coordinator and conducted business in the same professional manner as I have with all of my clients. Fortunately, I document all correspondence with vendors and clients, call all vendors and send out event confirmations and timelines to all parties. Communication is an important component when planning a wedding. I was present and on time to all confirmed meetings. I was at her cake and venue design sessions and have all e-mails and paperwork showing that the cake was exactly as she ordered. Lollie chose all of her own design details over Skype and in person with myself present. All items were set up and ceremony organized. I drove to their hotel to pick up bar and set up items the day of the wedding to ensure plenty of time to set up all details. I am glad I did, since the bridal party showed up an hour and a half late to the venue. Myself and her venue worked very hard to accommodate her needs, even last minute details that were changed by the client. The couples venue staff and caterer were responsible for all food and drink services. The wine bottles were placed on the tables and I have photos proving so. New escort cards were never received from the couple after they changed the seating the day prior to the wedding. This created confusion with their guest seating and we tried very hard to accommodate guests who wanted to be seated together as a large group. I wish the bride had contacted me prior to this review, but instead I was told by her, through text that she would be writing "scathing reviews" all over the internet. It is unfortunate that this review was submitted under false pretenses.