Your Wedding, My Experience, Your Story
Whether you identify as a Perfectionist, a Dreamer, a Rebel, an Explorer - or more than one of these - when your vision is backed with our experience your story will be told. We serve the Portland metro area, all of Clark County and beyond planning and coordinating weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. Our office is conveniently located in the historic Elks Building at 916 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, WA.
We probably have plenty of time to plan your wedding (or maybe we don’t). And even with last minute planning, the sooner we begin — the sooner you can relax, collaborate and watch your story unfold. Your wedding date will approach quickly - let's get planning!
Melodi provides her services to assist in planning wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals. She offers couples the option of full planning or partial planning options, or even day-of coordination for those who want to do everything themselves leading up to the wedding.
The types of services 1000 Stories Events, LLC can perform are guest list management, timeline creation, event design, to-do lists, and budget analysis, as well as vendor referrals and selection.
Melodi is experienced in planning civil, destination, eco-friendly, non-religious, and religious weddings.
21 Reviews for 1000 Stories Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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kailey · Married on 10/19/2019
The Perfect Cape Kiwanda Elopement
Where do I even start?! Melodi was the FIRST wedding planner to respond to me. I am a Florida bride who decided to cancel my 165+ guest list wedding here in FL and elope in OREGON. Never have I been there so I knew I needed a planner to help me, not only did she help me pick a destination Melodi was more than helpful with everything. She went above and beyond, she went to the ceremony site a week before the wedding, (2 hour drive for her) just so she could check it out, take photos, see how busy the area was, see what time the sun started to set, see how far it was from our getting ready location, ect. I did not ask her to do this, she took it upon herself to do it and make she she would know how every detail of the day would play out. She even drove to the airport and met me at baggage claim to welcome us to Oregon. Without her, my planning would have been chaotic. I did talk to a few others in the beginning and not one gave me the warm welcome like Melodi. She loves her job, she takes pride in what she does, and most importantly she felt like someone I had known forever. She is simply the BEST. Thank you Melodi for EVERYTHING! - Kailey & BrentSent on 09/26/2019
1000 Stories Events's reply:Wow! Thank you so much Kailey! I do love my job and elopements and destination weddings are especially fun because I want my couples to LOVE their Oregon experience. I'm so glad you did! The Oregon coast is really special and I worked really hard to clear away the rain for you that afternoon too :))
Rebecca Karlsen · Married on 09/15/2019
Melodi made my wedding day a breeze!
Melodi is a wonderful wedding planner. My husband and I purchased her “Day of Coordination” package for our wedding and I’m so happy we decided to bend our wedding budget to do so. I was so impressed with Melodi’s willingness to help (even if it meant going the extra mile) , thoughtfulness, organizational skills, and knowledge. One of my favorite things about Melodi’s service is that she made personalized timelines for everyone involved in the wedding. I would recommend Melodi/having a wedding coordinator to anyone because it honestly made everything go so smoothly. Lastly, one of my guests had a wardrobe malfunction (her dress ripped) and Melodi saved her day! Just another example of how awesome she is. :) Choose Melodi for your wedding!Sent on 09/28/2019
1000 Stories Events's reply:Mrs. Karlsen, thank you for your review. I was happy to help keep your plans on track and assist your guests in need. Your wedding was beautiful and memorable and I wish you and Lane the best in everything!
Lane Karlsen · Married on 09/15/2019
Do it if you can
Melodi provided smooth communication, clear directions, and great support. She gave advice and support for many aspects of the wedding planning based on her years of experience and our preferences.Sent on 10/07/2019
1000 Stories Events's reply:Thank you for taking the time to write a review about 1000 Stories Events! I'm glad you and your wife felt my coordination was helpful. I truly enjoyed being a part of your beautiful day!
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Melodi is a dream to work with. She planned and ran a major photo shoot at our venue. At our first meeting she was organized, ready with ideas, took initiative and made the shoot better than I ever imagined it could be. The time she took to book vendors, style the shoot, go to fittings etc was way more than I expected. She absolutely amazed me. I reccomend her to all my clients and I know you will be blown away with her planning skills.
I highly recommend Melodi at 1000 Stories Event Planning. She is what is known in our industry as a Driver, which means the following things: 1) She is focused and dedicated to execute YOUR vision, not what anyone else thinks the day should look like. 2) She is dynamic and has an active personality type that gets along with everyone in the room. 3) Melodi is also a visionary that is great at seeing the big picture. Unlike most drivers, she has a good eye for the details and knows the steps to take to make the big picture happen according to plan. 4) She is adaptable to changing situations and moves fast when an adjustment is quickly needed. This means that she is realistic that sometimes things happen outside of the vision and has the experience to make quick fixes if something were to stray from the plan. 5) Every event needs a self-aware person in the planning mix because they are the ones that are problem-solvers, not only for themselves, but the entire team. Melodi is this problem-solver! I strongly feel that every wedding NEEDS, at the very least, a Day-Of-Coordinator and I can think of no one better than Melodi. I have worked with her professionally for nearly 10 years and she really shines in this arena. Do yourself a favor and have a consultation with her because I can guarantee that she is not looking to execute her vision, it is all about making YOUR vision come to life.