A full-service wedding planner in Charlottesville, Virginia, Amore Events by Cody, LLC brings care, compassion and creativity to every event it creates. Taking a fresh approach to each celebration, the company believes your event should be as unique as your union. Encouraging personalized concepts through an understanding of wedding industry trends, Amore Events by Cody, LLC is sure to infuse your affair with the style and imagination it deserves!
Award-winning owner Cody Grannis is a certified International Event and Wedding Professional (IEWP). With certificates in both Non-Profit Management and Meeting and Event Planning from the University of Virginia, she spent six years planning large-scale events at her alma mater prior to creating Amore Events by Cody. A member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), as well as the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Cody employs an experienced team of planners and consultants to contribute to her talented team of event professionals.
Cody and her team take great pride in providing an unparalleled level of service to all couples. To ensure no stone goes unturned and no detail is overlooked, the following services are provided:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Nicole · Married on 02/26/2016
Cody is not just a wedding planner, she's an amazing and passionate human being FIRST. It just so happens, she's PRETTY DAMN GOOD at wedding planning. I'M TELLING YOU, BRIDE TO BRIDE, WOMAN TO WOMAN, YOU NEED HER.
Every bride needs the positivity that Cody exudes. Her enthusiasm, her love for you and your ideas, everything, is contagious. In the times where I ever doubted anything, freaked out over nothing, she was there to tell me everything was going to be O.K. and not to stress out. She understands the process and she WANTS to be a true friend to you and she WANTS you to be able to tell her anything. Because she WANTS to be that for you, because THAT is the person that she is.
The actual wedding planning and logistics seemed almost too easy because of Cody. In February, she heard all my ideas; by April we had talked to all the vendors; and by October we were just waiting until the wedding February. She knew exactly what I wanted, she knew exactly who to go to, she knew exactly what to get. And I just needed to show up!
The day OF the wedding, went off without a hitch!!! I mean, I cant believe how much I DIDNT have to do. All my guests told me, "that was such a good Idea!" ...That was cody. "Oh I really like how you put [these] there"....That was cody. Like I said, she made a vision come true. to every last detail! And I didn't have the typical country-rustic wedding. We had FULL RED CARPET, full GLAM, and FULL GRAND wedding. Which was no easy feat!! She has such a good rapport with vendors which made everything SO MUCH easier.
I honestly don't know what I would have done without Cody. Stop wasting your time looking for wedding planners and just get Cody. There will never be enough words to describe all that she has done and all that she is. I will be forever thankful.
Emily · Married on 01/26/2019
Best In The Business: Exquisite Taste, Artistic, Incredibly Organized, & Thoughtful
Our wedding was gorgeous, and it's because Cody is a creative leader with the patience of a saint and the professional tact of a Fortune 500 executive. If her 500+ perfect reviews haven't convinced you of her skill, then you should know that I had to change my original venue 60 days out and Cody magically took my heaping mess and transformed it into the best day of my and my husband's lives. We held our ceremony at the UVA Chapel and then hosted our reception at Common House on the mall. Cody planned the first-ever wedding at Common House, leading not only her own staff, but also working seamlessly with the venue's entire staff + my external vendors to ensure everything from music to flowers to food to drink to toasts and so much more were amazing.
I can't put into words how incredibly amazing and hardworking Cody is. She went above and beyond thinking of details I couldn't even begin to forecast, making our wedding absolutely beautiful, personal, and unique. This woman recreated Kate Middleton's bouquet for me, which required flying flowers in from freaking Europe. She even coordinated our sword arch the day-of as a last minute request. Her timelines are a detailed work of art, and she handles coordinating with staff and vendors, ensuring everyone is exactly where they need to be at the perfect moment.
Of all the expenses involved in a wedding, I would say Cody's services are the most imperative. I promise it will be the best decision you make. And just as a side note–she and her family are good people, and I feel honored to have gotten to know and work with her. Ooorah.
Caroline · Married on 11/17/2018
Karen at Amore is my FAVORITE!
Karen McGrath at Amore Events served as our day-of coordinator. She was positively flawless and we couldn't have done it without her! She really took the reins about a month before the wedding. We had weekly calls, and it felt weird at first to surrender control over some of the vendor relationships and things, but it was a real joy to not have to worry about the small details. She also helped us in a pinch when we couldn't find bus vendors because so many were booked up. She was great at getting us through rehearsal with as little stress as possible, and helped us think about all the details we might have missed. On the day of our wedding, she seemed to be both everywhere and nowhere - she and her team of assistants were taking care of everything seamlessly without feeling like they were underfoot. There was a minor medical emergency with one of our guests - and Karen made sure there wasn't a big production stopping the whole reception. At the end of the night, everything that needed to be packed up and returned with us was neatly prepared and put into my mom's car. She even worked with our friends who were serving as our "vendors" for things like flowers, decorations and our Master of Ceremonies. We absolutely couldn't have done it without her.
Cody is such a sweetheart, and we frequently send our inquiring brides her way if we are not a good fit or have our dates booked.
When I know I have a wedding that Cody has planned I always know it's going to be something special and I can't wait to get there on the day-of to see what she has created. Cody is talented, kind and the most genuinely enthusiastic person I know. Cody lives and breathes for her brides and any one of them who has the opportunity to work with her is a lucky girl... in short, she is the best at what she does!
Cody is one of the most amazing event planners I have had the pleasure to work with. Her love and passion she has for her work and couples definitely shows with everything she does. You can't go wrong trusting Cody with your wedding or any special event you may be having.