Exquisite Weddings & Events is a professional wedding planning company based in Northern California. While they primarily plan weddings in the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, they're available worldwide to create the wedding of your dreams. They specialize in not only meeting your expectations for your big day but exceeding them. Exquisite Weddings & Events wants your wedding to fill you with the same butterflies and excitement you felt when you knew you were dating "the one."
Jill Stark is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Exquisite Weddings & Events. She has over 25 years experience in the event planning industry. She prides herself in her attention to detail which allows her to walk you through each element of your day. Jill wants to make sure your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life.
This wedding planning team offers day of coordination, partial planning and full planning. They also offer a la carte items at an hourly rate. They understand that each couple is unique so they will customize their services to fit each individual couple.
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Kayo Yanagisawa · Married on 10/10/2018
Amazing, reliable and the the best decision we made
My husband and I are at an agreement that getting Jill as our wedding planner was the best decision we made, and the rest built on it.Sent on 10/21/2018
To start, we only had a very vague ideas on what we wanted (small, intimate family wedding somewhere in Europe, either fall or winter). Jill took this and did an amazing job materializing it!!! She helped compile a huge list of venue options anywhere from the ice hotel in Finland down to the southern tip of Sicily, taking our feedback on what we liked or didn’t like, so that she could come up with the perfect venue. After choosing the venue, she located all the vendors, negotiated excellent prices and ensured that the wedding was a huge success.
Working with Jill was super easy, because I could send her general requests or just a few pictures for my taste (be it in the wedding, in flowers, etc.), and she was able to understand and communicate this to the vendors perfectly. She also understood our tastes and when we were uncertain what to do, she’d make great recommendations to help us out.
Our wedding was a multi day family vacation, with a wedding ceremony for one day. She made sure that the venue was good for such an event, and helped coordinate these efforts as well. We were also quite picky in that we were vegan, and had only 8 people, so pretty much everything had to be custom. For example, on the arrival date we wanted to have a family dinner - Jill worked with the hotel to coordinate a custom dinner for that. Or, when we wanted to go down to the lake area - Jill made sure we had transportation, all the information we needed to make sure everybody was comfortable, and (again) dinner plans were set.
All of our guests agreed it was the best wedding they’d been to and had a wonderful time. Between custom made Michelin Star tasting menus, custom mini wedding cakes, stunning scenery and great activities for everyone, it’s easy to see why.
All in all, I would absolutely recommend Jill to anyone!
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My · Married on 04/14/2018
I hired Jill as my day of coordinator for my wedding. Even though most coordinators start work about 2 weeks before your wedding, Jill went above and beyond and started helping me right away almost a year in advance.Sent on 04/24/2018
She was available by phone or text for advice on vendors, logistics, and anything I was worried about. She met with me in person many times before the wedding to go over details and decorations, offered decorations & furniture for me to use on the day of, and got on the phone to whip vendors into shape when they weren't being responsive.
On the day of the wedding, we had decided to DIY almost everything. This meant a lot more work for Jill than just making sure vendors were showing up. Jill and her assistant, Ginger, were running around making sure everything got moved from ceremony to reception and they made it happen while the wedding party and guests were enjoying their cocktails and appetizers. To top it all off, one of the groomsman was late which ended up throwing the whole event half an hour behind. Somehow, they were both able to help me bring everything back on schedule before the photographer had to leave, and then they even stayed to make sure everything was cleaned up. Jill wanted to make sure we got the deposit back on the venue and we did!
The best part of it all was her attitude in the whole process. She was so friendly and approachable, even when things got rough. After the wedding was over, quite a few of my guests commented on how great and pleasant she was.
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Taylor · Married on 02/09/2018
After our wedding, we said the best money we spent was for Jill!
Jill was our partial planner/day of coordinator, and Ashley helped out as well. Jill was amazing, thoughtful, creative, responsive and so easy to talk to about everything.
From early in our planning process, Jill was happy to offer tips and recommendations for vendors, which was awesome. When she took things over for us in the weeks leading up to the wedding, it really put me at ease. I'm a crazy type-A, OCD kind of person and she met my every expectation, handling things exactly how I would or better!
Day-of, both Jill and her staff made sure everything went perfectly and handled any minor issues that arose, not letting me or my mom worry about anything. She thought of everything and made sure that we were on schedule for all that needed to happen at the reception. When we thought there might be an issue with the Vintage getaway car not being on time, she stayed on it until she made sure he was there on time - it was such wonderful experience.
If I have one piece of advice, it is to hire a wedding company that you can trust. And you can trust Exquisite Weddings & Events!
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We highly endorse Jill and Exquisite Weddings! As a photographer and photo booth company owner I have worked with many different coordinators and I have to say that our experience with this company was exceptional and seem less. If you want an awesome team to stand behind you, you can count on Exquisite Weddings! Ruben, Sybex Studio