Local to Kent, Washington, Block Weddings & Events specializes in event coordination services for weddings throughout the greater Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. First established in March 2015 by lead wedding coordinator Candi Block, Block Weddings & Events is dedicated to helping you and your partner feel empowered to confidently tackle your wedding planning.
Candi Block is happy to coordinate weddings for couples worldwide, while fellow lead wedding coordinator and assistant Amy Gorton is exclusive to the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. Candi is a self-care guru who is well versed in meditation and yoga, and enjoys sharing her self-care mindset and techniques with clients. Amy prioritizes a fun, stress-free planning experience for her clients. She is passionate about handling and organizing every detail of your wedding.
Block Weddings & Events provides a variety of wedding planning packages and online tools to help you plan and organize your wedding. Candi and Amy both specialize in day-of coordination and are happy to provide frequent consultation services as your wedding day approaches. Their standard day-of coordination package includes a venue visit, unlimited email communication, vendor recommendations, decor and layout review, all setup and cleanup, and rehearsal assistance. Block Weddings & Events will also handle your wedding’s logistics and timeline, and will fully manage your vendors on your special day.
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Kira Lund · Getting married on 08/09/2020
Wonderful Wedding Coordinator
We had the pleasure of working with Amy as our wedding day-of coordinator, and after our wedding, our family commented over and over at what a great team of vendors my husband and I had assembled. I credit the cohesiveness and final product to Amy. While my husband and I had hand-picked all our individual vendors, Amy tied it all together and put the prettiest bow on top. She’s the absolute sweetest (can’t tell you how many of our other vendors and family members commented on this, too!), and I don’t think our day would have gone nearly as smoothly had we not had Amy by our sides. I was a little nervous that we were cutting it close on the timeline to finish all the planning when we brought Amy on board, but she quickly put me at ease that everything would get done, and that we were right on track. Always with a smile on her face, Amy helped with everything from the timeline for our entire wedding day to ideas of how I could incorporate my step-dad into the “giving away” portion of our ceremony, to teaching our small flower girls and ring bearer how make it down the aisle. Scheduling meetings with Amy was super easy, and our meetings were productive and fun, as it seems like we were always laughing about something.Sent on 12/15/2019
We also were lucky enough to have Candi there working with Amy on our wedding day, and together they were incredible. They worked seamlessly with our other vendors, Amy having already contacted all of them prior to our day, confirming details and the timeline. (I can’t even imagine how much work she did behind the scenes that I never saw to make everything come together!) Amy and Candi made it so that my husband and I could truly enjoy our day, relax, have fun, and not worry about a thing. From the time we got to the venue for bridal party photos in the morning until the limo driver closed the door after the reception, Amy was there. She made sure that I got the food that I wanted during dinner, helped me take my shoes on and off when my husband and I played the “shoe game” at our reception, made me a bouquet out of our glow-sticks for our send-off, and made sure we had cake in the limo to have when we got to our hotel. Amy was absolutely fantastic, super sweet, and I’d work with her over and over again. She helped give us the absolute most perfect wedding day, and we cannot thank her enough!
Taylor Romero · Married on 09/13/2019
Candi is the best
We got so many complements from our wedding party, parents, and other vendors on how fantastic she was to work with and I couldn’t agree more. She paid such careful attention to help our day run smoothly - I’m sure for each small thing we noticed and appreciated there were perhaps 40 smaller things that she helped handle.Sent on 09/19/2019
Every meeting she took thoughtful notes and even things we mentioned vaguely from 5 months earlier she noted and brought to life on our wedding day. As I was telling everyone who asked about how wedding planning was going I replied, “Great! We have the best wedding planner who has the calming voice of a therapist and we couldn’t do it without her!”
Allie Tripp · Married on 09/07/2019
Can't recommend enough!
Can't say enough about Amy from Block Weddings & Events. Will do my best by breaking it down into a few parts:Sent on 09/18/2019
Initial Meeting: We had met with a few day-of coordinators already and had been wowed by one (very expensive) person and honestly nonplussed by others. Amy (& Block Events) was the perfect combination of in our budget, offering the services we wanted (day-of coordination + final weeks takeover of vendors) and her bubbly, friendly personality (matched with an obvious attention to detail and flair for creativity) were the ideal combination.
Preparation: Her help troubleshooting and brainstorming the whole year(!) leading up to our wedding this September was fantastically helpful. She asked thoughtful questions, did two site visits with us as a part of our three included meetings, and was always game to answer emailed questions. She was prompt in communication (and also let us know before she would head out on long vacas just in case something came up while she was away!). Our rehearsal went off without a hitch and all our family members from there on were like "where did you find this woman?!" (Sometimes the internet is a glorious place!)
The day of: I really can't begin to marvel at how much she made happen the day of. Her assistant the day of our wedding, Bailey, was also stupendously kind, attentive and on her game. They did wonders with our flowers (when a garland didn't show up Amy simply MADE ONE with our extra flowers). From our perspective our whole day went off without a hitch which is all I ever could have dreamed of.
In summary: James and I are beyond grateful for her kindness, professionalism and depth of knowledge that helped us throughout this process. As someone who has planned events professionally for years, Amy blew me away! Seriously, hire this team. An extra bonus was also all the great extra advice from the Block Weddings & Events blog and podcasts!
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Candi with Thrifty Events is a dream to work with! She is well grounded and knowledgable in all that she does. While working with her as a vendor she communicated well and often. She was a great representative for her clients and communicating their needs. Party on the Rocks can't wait to work with her even more!
I had the great opportunity to work with Candi from Thrifty Events at a July wedding. Candi took the time to talk with me about the day of the events to make sure we were all in sync. It's great to ensure we were all on the same page and kept in constant communication throughout the event. Candi was great in paying attention in details and I enjoyed the collaboration. I definitely enjoyed working with her and her professionalism. I hope I get the chance to work with her in the near future.