May June Events is a wedding planning & design boutique based out of Gainesville, Virginia centered around crafting beautiful, welcoming, and effortless experiences. Their designs are anchored in a classic, romantic, and natural feel often set against stunning wineries, estates, and sprawling Virginia farmland. They offer full service planning & design and partial planning tailored to your needs, as well as wedding day coordination.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sandra Gray · Married on 06/15/2019
Jennifer of May June Events was wonderful!!
Professional, organized, smart, efficient, respectful, warm, and tasteful are just a fraction of the superlatives I can give about Jennifer from May June Events! I am writing this review from the perspective of the Mother of the Bride (MOB) who, along with the father, paid for the majority of the wedding and am getting zero kick-backs or discounts to influence my review. I just wanted you to be aware because my review, like I am sure the majority of Jennifer’s clients’ reviews, probably sounds too good to be true. Well, she is really as amazing as she sounds! I will try to make this as brief as possible but there is so much to cover so I hope you can read to the end.Sent on 06/24/2019
We chose Jennifer after speaking with several wedding planners recommended by our venue, the lovely Morais Vineyards. It was evident that Jennifer had a lot of experience working with the venue team and that is so important. We opted to use Jennifer’s full service plan and that was the wisest decision and the best money spent for the entire wedding. The bride and groom were located in California and we are located in Northern Virginia so it could have been very difficult logistically to select vendors, schedule tastings and rehearsals, etc. The key here is effective coordination and communication and those are probably Jennifer’s most important strengths. My daughter once remarked to me that she was always shocked when Jennifer brought up something she had done at a recent wedding. “You mean she has other clients!?” Of course she does but she really makes you feel like you are her most important client and she is there for you 100 percent.
Jennifer worked seamlessly with the bride and groom, myself and all of the vendors throughout the entire process. We had regularly scheduled Skype meetings where Jennifer kept us on track with military precision. She started with an in depth consultation with the bride and groom to really learn their sense of style, personality and vision for their big day. Based on that, she worked with all of us to establish a budget that she strictly adhered to the entire time and gently reminded us if she thought we were heading into difficulties. She also pointed out the areas, from her experience, that our money could be used most wisely. As we had never been through the wedding process, I feel that she saved us a lot of unnecessary expense and focused our money to where it would best utilized. I believe we would be considered a medium cost wedding for our area but I am sure that Jennifer would be able to work well with any budget point that was required.
After developing a beautiful design scope with the bride and groom, Jennifer presented us with at least three vendor recommendations for each category including a detailed assessment and comparison of the proposed vendors for each category. She was very adept at discerning our various personalities and tailored her vendor selections for consideration in that direction. It made the vendor selection process proceed very quickly and painlessly. In retrospect, it gives me the cringes to think that I initially contemplated trying to pull all that together by myself with the bride and groom living across the country.
Fast forward to the day of. It turned out just beautiful. All of the vendors worked together seamlessly and the decor, flowers, food and music were just as lovely as hoped for. It was clear that all of the vendors love working with Jennifer because they know how dependable she is. If there were any crisis that went on behind the scenes, I was not aware of them. Jennifer’s team set out and cleaned up all the decor beautifully. The photographs are just amazing! I just couldn’t be any happier with how it turned out.
Which brings me to how painless and enjoyable Jennifer made this entire process. After observing what some of my friends have gone through in the lead up to their daughters’ weddings, I envisioned some stressful and tense moments throughout this process with my generally easy going but sometimes feisty and independent daughter. That never happened!! My daughter never turned into a bridezilla and I didn’t become an overbearing MOB. Of course there were some minor meltdowns on the day of because, even with the best of planning and I sincerely believe we had the best of planning, stuff always happens….older relatives, young children, multiple family sub-dramas lend an element that can never be fully controlled. But because of the meticulous planning on the part of Jennifer, I don’t think the day could have come any closer to the vision that my daughter and her husband had for their beautiful day.
Caroline Heflin · Married on 06/15/2019
Let me start by saying I don’t have enough time to write how wonderful our experience was with Jennifer. She is a true joy to work with. She is kind, attentive, and always professional. Jennifer made the whole planning process fun and easy for me and my husband. We were able to brainstorm and be creative together about our ideal wedding while she handled the logistics. I’m a huge control freak normally so the idea of planning a wedding was both exciting and terrifying. I thought it would be stressful giving her most of the reins, but it was truly the opposite! I felt liberated and happier right from the beginning. We were lucky to find her soon after our engagement when we only had our venue booked. Jennifer made every vendor decision easier for us by providing tailored, highly-rated options to choose from, each with detailed comparisons, and all while remaining extremely conscientious of our budget. She took my vision, which I’m not sure I even fully knew it yet, and completely understood ran with it from the start. She set up a timelines and checklist for us, handled all communication with vendors, and arranged check-ins so we always knew where we were in the process. For the amount of work and personalization she gave us I had to keep reminding myself that she was helping other couples as well, and that we weren’t here only client.Sent on 07/17/2019
Funny enough, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it takes to plan a wedding. I had no idea of what it takes to plan a GREAT wedding. There are so many little factors she would touch on that I would have never thought of until the day of. Little things that ended up making a huge difference to us and our guests. Our main goal for the wedding was to make sure our guests had an amazing time. With Jennifer’s help we were able to have an incredible and carefree wedding day that our guests are still raving about!
Virginia · Married on 06/01/2019
Jennifer is phenomenal!! My husband and I used her for day-of coordination and cannot say enough great things about her.Sent on 07/01/2019
She was so easy to work with, incredibly organized, and thought of every detail to ensure our wedding was seamless. She has so much experience in this industry and with our venue (Morais Vineyards) which really helped to provide insight when we were thinking of our wedding day timeline. The resources she provided for us really helped us tackle all the wedding tasks we needed to do (or didn't even think about) without feeling so stressed the weeks and days leading up to the wedding.
On the day of the wedding, she and her assistant were able to bring our wedding vision to life and really allow us to enjoy the day with our family and friends. We never felt stressed the day of the wedding because we knew Jennifer would be there to care of all the details (and execute it beautifully too!).
My husband believes that the wedding industry is a racket but he 100% attests that Jennifer was worth every penny. We seriously cannot thank her enough for making our day truly amazing!
I had the opportunity to work with May June Events at Faithbrooke In Luray for a beautiful September wedding. I provided the DJ services for the event and as we all know the planner and the DJ have to be on the same page and I must say we worked great as a team. She provided a well detailed event layout, she was well organized, and her communication was great. I would certainly be happy to work with her anytime. Keep up the great work!!
Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast knows Jennifer's attention to detail is second to none. She easily works with vendors making sure that every minute detail of the couple's day is exactly how they envisioned it. For this reason alone, we highly recommend May June Events for their services and can't wait for the chance to work with Jennifer again.
MAYJUNE with Jennifer Baer coordinating is a brides dream come true! Jennifer is a detail oriented, soft spoken, classy lady who really knows how to listen to your wishes and then put them into action. Watching her work at her tablet amazed me as she talked about different elements and with an ever so graceful demeanor, she showed how different colors, textures and themes could blend effortlessly together to create stunning , breathtaking results. As a fellow wedding vendor , I will not put my own reputation on the line, unless I KNOW the name I give the bride will end with only positive feedback. I can highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who wants to put their wedding into the hands of a wedding coordinator and know for sure they will have no worries!!! Karen Cakes in Art