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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. We were hired as her Day-of Coordinator. Fortunately, I document all correspondence with vendors and clients and send out timelines to all parties. I had been to all scheduled venue meetings with the bride, in person and with the bride herself choosing her own design details over Skype. Myself and her venue representatives were present. Several of the meetings were not in their contract, but I wanted to make sure all decor through the venue was done the way they desired. The venue worked very hard to accommodate her needs. This couples venue staff and caterer were responsible for all food and drink services and the 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 this couple had contacted me prior to this review, but I was told through messenger afterwards that they would be writing "scathing reviews" all over the internet. Very sad from a nice couple that I went out of my way for.
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!
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.
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.
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!