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I knew long before I met Rachel that I wanted to work with her. I had been following her on Instagram for months and her work blew me away every time. When I met with her at our first meeting, it solidified that for me. She was so incredibly helpful and had such amazing ideas. I know the amount of weddings she handles (many with a larger budget than mine) however for every meeting I attended, I felt like I was the most important client she had. Right from the first meeting Rachel instantly understood my ideas and what I liked and took them all to the next level. Meeting with her was always so exciting. Because I felt that Rachel understood my vision so well, I left my head table as a surprise. When I walked into the hall for the first time I was mesmerized. It was more than I could have ever imagined. I can honestly say it was the most beautifully decorated wedding I had ever seen. It has been almost a month since my big day, and I still get so many compliments from people about the decor. Someone just asked me the other day "how did you even think of that!? It was like an art exhibit". That's all Rachel!!! If you want to feel like you're in a dream for a night, then I HIGHLY recommend Rachel A. Clingen Wedding and Event Design!!!!!!
I'm sure if you following this company on Pinterest or Instagram you can see how beautiful their work is. We walked in with a budget and they were extremely helpful on how to make that work for us. Our budget wasn't small, but it was not a $10,000 + for decor and flowers. I fell in love with one of the weddings Rachel did in Muskoka with the gazebo. I wanted to use this company soooo bad, but I was truly afraid that with our budget we wouldn't be important enough, as I had seen some of their expensive weddings. From the moment we walked in and met her team we felt amazing. They treated us like everyone else.
During the creative meetings we were soo impressed with the options, things we loved but would never have thought about. This is one amazing company that truly deserves all the praise they get. They are extremely good at what they do, and you don't even need to worry. I don't think they could honestly do a bad job. I highly recommend this company for flowers and decor no matter what the occasion.
When I started to plan our wedding, I had a specific look and feel in mind. Jessy knew exactly what I was looking for! She made planning extremely easy, and as an out of town bride, was extremely accommodating to me. With just a few meetings, we'd figured out exactly what would be needed to achieve our dream wedding look. Stephanie was very helpful and organized as we determined the final touches. On the day of the wedding, everything looked spectacular. It wa even better than I could have imagined. It rained on out wedding day and the team was willing and ready to make adjustments for us, all with a smile on their faces. I couldn't say enough good things about Jessy, Stephanie, Rachel and the team. I would completely recommend them!!
My husband and I got married on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Palais Royale and we were so lucky and fortunate to have Rachel Clingen and Jessy help us create the wedding of our dreams. To simply put it Rachel and Jessy truly create a fairy tale wedding for us. The flowers and décor they provided were outstanding and beautiful. All of our guests raved about the flowers and how they were the nicest flower arrangements and bouquets they had ever seen. This was all thanks to Jessy and Rachel. We felt completely comfortable with letting them take the reins for the décor and design on our big day. We gave them some color ideas to keep in mind and they worked their magic.
They truly created the wedding of our dreams! It was such a pleasure to work with Rachel, Jessy and their team. We are so blessed to have met them and have them part of the most important day of our lives. We cannot thank Rachel and Jessy enough for all of their wonderful work. Our friends and family are still raving about the flowers.
We highly recommend Rachel Clingen for all wedding décor needs. She is so wonderful to work with! She is very accommodating and ready to work within your budget which is great and I have highly recommended her to all of my friends getting married. Another thing about Rachel and Jessy that we LOVED was that they actual care about their clients and helping them create a wedding they will love. It was so nice as a Bride to know our wedding decorator cared and it put me at ease to not to have to worry at all as I felt so confident and truly comfortable with whatever Rachel and Jessy had planned.
I could honestly rave for hours about how amazing they were to work with and what an outstanding job they did! If you are looking for wedding décor there is really no need to look further than Rachel Clingen! A BIG THANK YOU again for all of your spectacular work!
Ashley and Mario
My husband and I got married at the Four Seasons in Toronto on April 25th, 2015. Rachel was referred by my husbands brother and wife, who worked with her the previous year. For us, Rachel was tried and true. We saw her work and immediately knew we needed her on our team. To say that Rachel gave us the wedding of our dreams is a HUGE understatement! I will never forget sneaking into the Aria ballroom during setup the day of our wedding, and being completely overcome with emotion. Our design meetings were always thorough and Rachel is SO passionate and invested in her clients - but what I saw that day blew me away. Rachel's attention to detail, commitment, guidance and patience made for a truly memorable experience. The Four Seasons was transformed into a fairytale! Our guests (including my husband and I) could not believe what we were experiencing! A month later, the compliments are still coming in - our guests are still telling us it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended!!
To top off her creativity and skill, Rachel and her husband Dave are 2 of the most amazing people I have ever met. By the end of our design process, I felt like I was working with two friends. They are funny, down to earth, and incredibly kind. I would recommend Rachel to anyone - it'll be the best decision you'll ever make!
Rachel and Dave - Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for the most spectacular wedding we have ever seen in our lives. You exceeded our expectations and turned our dreams into reality. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you. Words simply aren't enough - you are the salt of the earth!
All our love,
Iva & Chris
Rachel and Jessy were absolutely fabulous to work with. Their creativity and talents exceeded what I could imagine. When I walked into the ballroom at Palais Royale it literally took my breath away! Absolutely stunning flowers and glittering candles everywhere! As the Mother of the Bride I am so thrilled and grateful from the bottom of my heart to them for making my daughter's dream wedding come true! I have already received phone calls and emails from guests asking for the "name of the amazing decorator/florist".
My husband and I met with Rachel after she had been suggested by our cake vendor. Rachel A. Clingen Wedding and Event Design was extremely professional and creative. I had worked mainly with Rachel and Jess - both of which were very knowledgeable and patient (I wanted guidance and specific visuals to help me make decisions and both Rachel and Jess worked with me until I felt comfortable).
Rachel completed all of the decorations and flowers at my wedding - going from petals down the aisle and my bouquet (which had a very difficult flower to work with - Gardenias) to the draping, lighting, head table and receiving line tables! I had specific looks that I wanted to avoid and Jess and Rachel were able to pick up on this. Jess and Rachel were able to help us select centerpieces that we liked as well as went over details such as candles to go on the head table - which looked gorgeous! Jess and Rachel were able to remove stress from me when the little wedding conflicts arose, such as the need for a fake purple calla lily 2 days before the wedding to match the real one's the rest of the groomsmen wore!
Their staff stayed on location on the day of the wedding to ensure the decorations stayed in place during the ceremony and were transferred properly to our main hall following.
Thank you very much Jess and Rachel!
Ashley Tucker (Mitchell)
Rachel and her team were a pleasure to work with. I have not met a team more opened and receptive to any question or feedback throughout the whole process. I used Rachel Clingen for my floral and decor this past weekend. I could not be happier with the end result.
Rachel did a tremendous job on Saturday. The florals and decor were absolutely fantastic. I loved everything about what they did. The uniqueness and attention to detail was amazing. The ceremony hall was beautifully decorated with beautiful ribbon connecting each row, beautifully lined aisle with pedestals of flowers, and the two arrangements at the end of the aisle were incredible - stunning is an understatement.
The formal dining room was just breathtaking. The first moment I walked in to the room I nearly cried. I couldn't get over how well Rachel and her team did at making my dreams become a reality. I am the first to admit that I cannot make decisions, and I barely know one flower to the next, but through our meetings and Rachel getting to know me - she somehow put together a room that was so perfect, so bang on, and so beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything better.
I had so many guests come up to me and comment on how wonderful the room looked and how beautiful the floral was. The table settings were just spectacular - I have never seen such beautiful centre pieces -- we had a mix of high candelabras and low urns which look extraordinary in the room.
I still can't get over how lovely the bouquets were. I don't think I have seen any so beautiful before. They were magnificent!! Just how I had imagined them. The colours, arrangement, and meticulous placement of each flower in the bouquet was beautiful. You can tell that Rachel has an extreme passion for what she does - it is evident in the work she produces.
Rachel and her team went above and beyond and made my dreams a reality. I never once was questioned what Rachel was going to produce - she has a great talent!!
We were blessed to find Jessy at Rachel A. Clingen through a reference from our sister-in-law. The atmosphere we wished for was elegant, peaceful and romantic. Our wishes were, by all means, exceeded. Our family and friends were taken aback by how beautiful and welcoming the overall decor for our morning ceremony was and by the romance of our evening celebrations. Jessy and her team were super accomodating and flexible in meeting our needs. Each request was met with an honest and straight-forward approach, all the while keeping our budget and capabilities in mind. We felt Jessy and her team maximized their creative skills to bring our vision to life. We have ended up with a beautiful, glowing memory of our special day, and we plan to carry that forward into our new lives. Thank you for all that you did to make our day complete, both Jessy and Rachel. You have a very special place in our hearts as we look back on our wedding.
Lots of Love
When Marco and I decided that we would have an outdoor/tent wedding we knew that without question we had to hire the best in the industry. We had high expectations for our wedding as we wanted to create a setting that was unique for our guests, an experience like no other. After reviewing Rachel's work in magazines we decided to set up a meeting, and within minutes we knew this was the right team for us.
Working with a tent involved numerous factors that had to be taken into consideration, it was a blank canvas that had to be transformed into our vision. Our outdoor venue was built the week of the wedding. Everything from lighting, chandeliers, flooring, carpet, draping, floral, candlelight, linens and much more had to be installed and pulled together to create the look and feel that represented us. Words cannot describe how Rachel and her team not only nailed our vision but also surpassed it on so many levels.
When I walked into our tent for the first time in the beautiful gardens of The Doctor's House, I was overcome with emotion. It was perfect, romantic, elegant and classy just the way I envisioned.
The compliments from our guests were endless, many in awe and stating that this was the most beautiful wedding they had attended. Classy was an understatement. It was absolutely breathtaking.
Not only was Rachel's work brilliant, but she and Jessy were by my side along the way. They were impeccable in responding to every question I had in a timely manor and would pick up the phone and call me if I needed reassurance or clarity. The service level was remarkable. They made it known that my special day mattered to them.
Rachel I can't thank you enough for being part of this special day. You have a brilliant team and there are no words for how amazing Jessy is! Your passion for what you do shines through your work.
Keep doing what you do.
Daniela and Marco Drigo
Upon my first meeting with Rachel, I knew I needed to look no further. Even before I took out my "wedding binder" filled with magazine clippings and pinterest pictures, she already saw my vision. She listened to what I said instead of telling me what I should do. Her level of professionalism combined with her kind nature made working with both her and Jessy and absolute joy!
Even through the final weeks leading up to our big day, I felt no panic or uncertainty where my flowers and décor were concerned.
When I arrived at the venue on the day of the wedding, Rachel saw me in the lobby and said "I waited for you, I wanted to be here when you saw it", and as I entered the main room, tears came to my eyes. Everything that I had imagined so many months before and every day leading up to our day, became a reality. It was everything I had dreamed of...and more.
Thank you Rachel & team. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. xo
There are so many positive things I could say about Rachel A Clingen and her team! They are absolutley wonderful people who not only executed our vision for our wedding perfectly but they far exceeded all of our expectations. They make every bride feel like they are the only bride they are working with. Their creativity, originality, and vision are remarkable. I highly recommend Rachel A. Clingen for any wedding. You will not be disappointed.
We worked closely with Jessy and her kindness and professionalism was so refreshing. Thank you all for making our day more perfect than we could have imagined!
Adele and Tarek
From the moment I saw Rachel's work I knew I wanted her to do my wedding. Jessy, Rachel and her whole team were absolutely amazing to work with. I went back and forth wondering if I should hire a wedding planner or not but after my first appointment with Rachel I trusted her completely with my whole wedding. I left every meeting feeling organized and calm, and that feeling continued right up until the moment I walked down the aisle. Her whole team is very professional, caring and make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding they are planning. The design meetings were SO fun and every small detail was discussed and nothing was ever missed! They are very talented and her work speaks for itself, but more importantly they are an absolute pleasure to work with. Through it all we developed a wonderful friendship ! I would definitely recommend Rachel and her team to anyone I know planning a wedding, you will not be disappointed!
My husband Kevin and I got married Friday June 20th 2014 at The Royal Ambassador!!! Rachel. A Clingen Wedding and Event Design completely took my breathe away starting with the arrival of the gorgeous flowers! They were exactly what I had envisioned and the mens boutonnieres were fabulous!
We had quite a few things go wrong with literally all of our vendors EXCEPT for Rachel A Clingen Design. They are AMAZING! When I walked into our reception room and saw the stunning back drop, centrepieces and decor I starting crying tears of joy! Jessie was there putting the finishing touches on and I was so thankful after such a stressful morning. Everything turned out better than I had even imagined. The back drop with the chandeliers, fitted panels and gorgeous drapery was worth every penny! I still have guests say that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been too!
Our ceremony was stunning with huge flowers arrangements in white urns, lanterns and hanging flowers up the aisle! I was beyond impressed! I felt like royalty sitting up at our stunning head table! The decor made our photographs completely unique! I have a stunning canvas up in our family room of our head table!
Jessie was extremely patient with me considering I was a bit of a picky bride and I also wanted to incorporate my own DIY such as picture frames throughout the venue, personalized names cards, personalized table names, my DIY photobooth, vases, lanterns etc. I called and emailed her ALOT asking how everything was going to work considering we didnt have a wedding planner. She was very helpful answering all my questions and took the stress off my back. THANKYOU for making my wedding absolutely stunning and a dream come true!
I connected with Rachel and Jessy when I was only months away from my wedding date and delivering my undergraduate thesis while my fiancé and I were preparing for him to start a new position in England. I had no doubt that Rachel and her team were also up to their foreheads in work with the Spring season approaching but they enthusiastically took me on and I will be eternally grateful. Rachel A. Clingen Wedding and Event Design brought a British botanical Spring to Casa Loma with gorgeous floral and flickering candles fit for a timeless storybook; our guests enjoyed an unforgettable "fairytale" as the ambiance brought each room to life into the evening. Rachel and her team are first class both personally and professionally; in addition to their expertise and passion they are each genuine, sincere, honest, kind and generous. I will carry my experience with Rachel and Jessy into my design profession.
My aesthetic is high modern and traditional, which are at opposite ends of the spectrum and leaves everything in between as an option. Rachel and Jessy thank you so much for always responding to me so quickly to talk through the random visuals that you received and for encouraging my initial concept, it was a reminder to have faith in my aesthetic and vision. I appreciate your guidance and enthusiasm so much and never once felt rushed or swayed, only that my happiness and comfort were your top priority and I deeply appreciate that.
Our wedding was nearly three weeks ago now and our decor still comes up in conversations with our family and friends as being magical and the photos are breathtaking. Thank you for making our day exquisite and creating the spirit of an English Spring, Casa Loma felt more like a home than a castle and it looked as celebratory as we felt. Thank you so much for being there for me all the way, I won't forget it.
I found out about Rachel and all the amazing work she does through reviews on this site and photo shoots in wedding magazines. I knew I had to book an appointment for a consult. From the first appointment to the last, Rachel and Jessy were amazing. They were always there to answer questions, reassure me on my decisions, and add their ideas and input when I wasn't sure. The flower arrangements and my bouquet were the most important aspect of the decor to me and Rachel understood exactly what I was thinking of. Her team created the most amazing, colourful, and rustic looking arrangements. It was more than I had ever imagined could be done with flowers. They were so amazing on the day as well. They were there to set up and take down the chapel and venue in no time and with out any problems. They were very easy to work with, professional, and very experienced. They always made me feel like it would all work out and I trusted they knew what looked best and for a bride that is the most important feeling.
They created an atmosphere at our wedding that was not only beautiful but rustic and I couldn't have asked for anything more. They created my dream wedding and no words will ever be able to thank them enough for all their work.