While pursuing a degree in accounting at Loyola Marymount University, Holly knew there was something missing. Never one to settle, Holly decided to pursue a career in wedding coordination. In her senior year at LMU, after persistence, she landed an internship with celebrity wedding planner, Mary Dann and fell in love with the business. Under the wing of one of the most sought-after wedding planners in Southern California, paired with her experience managing a small event site in San Juan Capistrano, Holly learned the ropes of the industry and soon decided to start her own practice. With an education in business, experience in luxury events and a passion for pleasing her clients, Holly has mastered all aspects of the planning process efficiently. In addition, her enthusiasm and compassion for clients is contagious and makes brides and grooms feel at ease under her care. Her high level of organization allows clients to pass on the planning responsibilities to ensure a beautiful stress free day.
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L. W. · Married on 07/31/2019
Melissa was over and above the best thing that happened to us when planning our daughter's wedding. She was always there during the planning stages with vendor recommendations, decoration ideas and all around great advice. She was even more amazing on the day of the wedding. She made everything happen with such ease and grace and we were all able to just enjoy the day. All the details were carried out and handled to perfection. We would not do another wedding without her that is for sure. Anyone looking for a classy, organized and all around perfect wedding planner - Melissa is for you!Sent on 07/31/2019
Bradley Toms · Married on 04/10/2019
Amazing Wedding Planner!
Holly is amazing! I'm a videographer and I worked with her at Greg and Marcy's wedding at Franciscan Gardens, she was nothing but amazing to work with from the weeks leading up to the day to the day of, and even after! She made the wedding run so smoothly, she cared about every detail, and made sure the bride and groom were good to go all day without making them feel stressed or under pressure! 10/10 recommend Holly and her team!Sent on 10/25/2019
Tami · Married on 10/06/2018
Melissa and her team were AMAZING! I can honestly say that there are no words to describe how irreplaceable Melissa and her team were for our son's wedding on Saturday.Sent on 10/08/2018
We threw our daughter's wedding 7 years ago and how I wish we would have known about Melissa then.
Every detail was taken care of by either her, or her staff, under Melissa's direction. Melissa worked diligently with each and every vendor making sure that everything went extremely smooth, which it did.
When ever there was a situation that may have come up, Melissa had a solution. Her calm, loving, patient, kind, compassionate and talented demeanor was a gift to all of us especially the bride and groom.
If you are thinking you can handle all this on your own, and you've got this, I'd say you might want to rethink it...
Hands down Melissa was worth every penny and more for what they did. They are worth their weight in gold.
My husband and I have thrown numerous large parties, hosted huge holiday events and thrown a wedding for 250 people at our home for our daughter. Hands down this wedding for our son, where Melissa was in charge was a dream come true.
I actually got teary when I was able to leave the venue at 12:30am along with the last guests, while leaving all that still had to be done up to Melissa, her team and all the other vendors. I've never been able to walk away at the end of a party that we've been a part of throwing, while there was so much still to take care of and shut down. I was able to get on our shuttle back to our hotel with complete peace and joy in knowing that everything was taken care of. It was a beautiful thing to behold...
Simply Sweet Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you Tami! It was a privelage to share the planning process with your family.
Superior word done by this very talented professional. We thoroughly enjoyed working with this organization
Simply the best! Love them!