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I do not have enough positive words to describe Mark! He was one of the fist vendors that we booked for our 9/6/15 wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club and I can honestly say that it was the best money we spent on our wedding experience! He was exceptionally professional and validating during the difficult moments of wedding planning (which I can guarantee will happen, even if you think they won't!) We relied heavily on his curated list of wedding vendors and it was so helpful to have him as a guiding resource when reading dozens of WeddingWire and Yelp reviews. Everything from his social media presence to our in-person meeting convinced us that Mark would make our day-of experience as wonderful as possible...I suggest booking a meeting today to find out for yourself, we would recommend Mark to all of our friends and family!
Mark and Alex were absolutely AMAZING!
Having Mark as a resource through the planning process was my life saver. To say that he's knowledgeable about the wedding industry is an understatement; he's a true professional and expert in his field. Both Mark and Alex's performance on our wedding day was nothing short of impeccable. They guided us breezily through a beautiful stress free day so we could focus on each other. If I had one thing to do over I would have let them plan the whole thing :)
I would (and plan to) recommend their services to anyone planning a wedding.
Alex was our day of (month of) wedding coordinator. She is awesome! She was the ultimate professional and a valuable resource in ensuring that our event went well. She was wonderful to work with, very responsive, and helpful with whatever we needed. I highly recommend her for your event!
It is truly difficult to put into words how thankful we are for Mark's undeniable talent and experience as a wedding planner. Admittedly, my husband and I are difficult. We have big personalities with strong opinions that come with serious type-A tendencies. Trying to please both of us and land on some semblance of a middle ground in planning the wedding presented a giant challenge...one which Mark navigated gracefully. He helped us merge our ideas for the wedding and he deserves the utmost credit for defining our abstract ideas into tangible ones that, when the day came, were executed flawlessly.
About five months before our big day, our family was handed some very difficult news that would impact how involved my husband and I could be in the final months of the planning process. Mark didn't even think twice - he continued to execute behind the scenes, involving us only when needed so that we could focus on our family. There will never be a way to properly thank him for this. We can say with total confidence that our wedding wouldn't have happened without him.
Mark's professionalism - which is, of course, colored with a brilliant sense of humor - alongside his years of experience, deep connections with vendors, artistic vision, and patience are rare. Our wedding was beautiful beyond our dreams - we were surprised at every turn by the amazing details (most of which I didn't know were even planned) and everything ran without a hitch because Mark and his incredible team kept the night moving the way it needed to. If there were any hiccups, we surely didn't know about them!
Mark was a trusted advisor - and a friend - when we needed him. If you're looking for a planner who *literally* does it all, and does so with class, you have found him.
Plus, he's got some killer dance moves. What more can a bride (and groom) want!?
Without a doubt, our wedding would not have been the amazing event it was without Mark. From start to finish, he was there to assist with every detail, no matter how small. His resources are incredible - the man knows everyone - and his experience is invaluable. Combine that with his professionalism and sense of humor, and you've got guaranteed success. Mark helped us book the ideal venue (University of Denver), found us the perfect flowers (Bella Calla), photographers (Ali&Garrett), linens (Chair Covers & Linens), and even an awesome photo booth (Shutter Booth). To say he went above and beyond is truly an understatement. His responsiveness, knowledge and attention to detail are incredible. Mark made our day truly memorable, for us and our guests!
We hired Mark to plan our daughter's wedding in Colorado. My husband and I live out of town, as does our daughter and her (now) husband. From the very first meeting, we loved Mark. He was everything we wanted in a planner. Organized, professional, detailed and incredibly helpful. The wedding was exactly as our daughter envisioned her day would be. I truly cannot say enough good things about him!!!
Deciding to work with Alex H. as our day of/month of coordinator was one of the best decisions we made in our planning process! Alex was sweet, organized, and always calm and collected. She made my husband and I feel like we didn't have to worry about a thing! She was there from beginning to end and made everything run perfectly smooth. She even handled a situation with an upset family member with professionalism and poise (keeping it all from us so we could enjoy our night at that!).
I cannot imagine our wedding day going as perfectly as it did without Alex! Highly recommend her services with Mark Christopher Events!
Alex with Mark Christopher Weddings & Events made our wedding day perfect! We hired Alex for day of (month of) coordination. She made sure that everything went as planned the day of the wedding. We had our wedding at the Clock Tower and of course it was the one day in June that it was 95 degrees outside. She made sure that the dessert station was moved to the 18th floor because the 21st floor was way too warm. She also made sure that the wedding party had water before the ceremony. I don't know what I would have done without her that day. To say that my wedding day was stress free is an understatement. Having Alex by my side that day I knew that I didn't need to worry about a thing. She made sure that the Groom and I received appetizers (and of course I had to spill food on my dress but Alex was right there with a tide pen), drinks and dinner. Without her I probably would have gone the whole night without eating. Hands down day of coordination was the best money we spent on the entire wedding. If you are thinking that you or a family member can handle what a day of coordinator can you are wrong! Enjoy your wedding and let you friends and family enjoy it as well by hiring a day of coordinator.
We mostly dealt with Mark's assistant Alex. Alex was great, she always responded to e-mails, phone calls, and texts promptly. She took care of some tense situations for us where we had some issues with one of our vendors and we were pleased with how she handled it.
Mark put together the absolute wedding of our dreams. Every step of the way he kept us updated with a realistic expectation of the budget, pairing us with vendors that fit our price range, vision and personality. The actual wedding day was completely on schedule and none of the stress went our way.
Of particular note, Mark spaced out tasks so we were never overwhelmed, and his foresight left us with almost nothing left to do the last two weeks before the wedding. You're missing out if you choose any other planner.
Sarah & Nathan
I'd be giving 6 stars out of 5, if I could. Mark is the most professional, thorough, and simply amazing event coordinator I have ever worked with. There was not one ounce of stress since he handled every detail with precision and excellence from start to finish. As far as I'm concerned, he's already under contract for my next three kids' weddings!
My husband and I hired Mark as our day of coordinator, and our only regret was not hiring him for our entire planning process. He was so professional, organized and made me feel so at ease on this Type A girls wedding day. He went above and beyond his job to make sure the day went flawless and perfect. I couldn't recommend him and his team more!
We were looking for a day of coordinator to ease our minds a little bit on the day of our wedding. Hiring Mark was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. The moment we hired him it was like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. He knows his trade and is a true expert, he brought up things I wasn't even thinking about and made sure we were prepared and in some cases helped us execute. I was a very detail oriented bride but having a day of coordinated in my opinion is crucial, it enables you to relax and just go through the amazing motions of the day. Mark truly is fantastic, you will not be disappointed with him or any who work for Mark Christopher Weddings & Events.
I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to Mark Christopher Weddings & Events.
After deciding on a destination wedding, the thought of planning from the other side of the country was extremely overwhelming. After booking with Mark, the process from then on out was a breeze. He was extremely attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, generous... I could go on and on.
Fast forward to the day of my wedding, it couldn't have gone any smoother. He took my vision and made it into reality. Better than I could have ever imagined. Every single thing was spot on. He was so organized and made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be without making it stressful.
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Mark and his associates. I can say for a fact that my wedding would not have been possible without him and because of that, we are forever grateful.
Thank you again Mark, for making our dreams come true.
I cannot express how amazing Mark was throughout my 16-month engagement. I was so thankful for him every day and don't know how any bride has done it without a Mark! It wasn't stressful planning at all. He did everything. He understood what I was going for and gave me all that, as well as offering unique ideas that I never thought about, despite all the pinterest and googling! I had an exit and escort cards you won't see anywhere else! I also never found my venue on my own (we looked around before interviewing Mark), and then he introduced it to me and it was absolutely perfect! All the vendors he introduced to us were great. I have zero complaints. We got so many discounts from other vendors because they enjoy working with Mark. He's also VERY quick to respond to emails and calls (I bugged him a lot haha)! He has so much experience and successful weddings behind him that I could completely trust his opinions. I wasn't a bride who had an envision for my wedding, but I was picky here and there. I wanted everything to flow well (I didn't want some vintage there and rustic here and modern there) and I was all about consistency and symmetry. I told him these things from the beginning and he was so careful to keep all that going. He really understood what I was going for. He was very, very conscientious about staying within my budget. For example, I was thinking about throwing flip flops out on the dance floor, but he explained it probably wasn't worth the money. It's clear he was always looking out for my best interest. I was concerned about the reception having to end at 11PM because the venue I wanted wouldn't let me go longer, and he assured me that most people are fine with that. To end the night on a happy note in case guests are upset, he came up with the idea of an accapella group singing good-bye to them! I know he has a lot of clients, but you'd think your his only one. Honestly, I could go on and on about him! I will forever be grateful for Mark.
Mark was very helpful from the first time we met with him. Our wedding was great and that is largely due to the coordination we received from Mark. He was always prompt professional and great to work with and we would refer him to anyone.