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James · Married on 09/15/2012
Blue Sky, and our chief wedding planner Kerry Hawk did an UNBELIEVABLE job planning and coordinating our wedding at Ehrman Mansion, south of Tahoe City, CA, this fall. Ehrman is a tricky venue -- everything has to be shipped in because it is in a state park, and timing is tight because there is a limited window available for using the venue. Kerry coordinated everything masterfully, and all the while exuded an air of calm and confidence.Sent on 09/26/2012
One aspect of the reception that particularly has to be mentioned: our DJ (who we'd found ourselves rather than through Blue Sky -- I guess a mistake) cancelled on us on the day of the wedding. Blue Sky was able to find us a replacement immediately, even before Kerry called us to tell us about the original cancellation. So we never had even a moment of thinking we were in the lurch.
Blue Sky were also consistently responsive to emails and calls before the event, and did a great job working with us originally to customize the set of services we wanted. They handled all of the arrangements with vendors in the period leading up to the event, which saved us a lot of headaches.
Overall: what can I say but great job. Can't say enough about Kerry and Blue Sky. Only regret was not hiring them right at the beginning when we were first planning things.
Maggie Wyatt · Married on 07/14/2019
Lindsey was amazing! I had a destination wedding and would not have been able to do it all without her.Sent on 07/19/2019
Tori · Married on 06/08/2019
Hire Blue Sky if you want the best day of your life!
I was not sure if I wanted to spend more money and hire a wedding planner, but oh my goodness it was probably the best decision I made to hire Blue Sky Events! Aimee Salcido is MY SAVIOR! She was my month of and day of planner and I can't even begin to express my gratitude for everything Aimee did. My mom actually recommended Blue Sky because she had friends that knew the owner Kerry. I was hesitant but it made all the difference for my wedding. Aimee took on every detail, she was thorough, communicative, honest, and made sure I never took on more than I needed to. She kept me calm and if I needed anything, she was always there! I never felt like I had to rush from one thing to the next on my wedding day, she worked seamlessly and professionally with all my vendors to make sure I had the best day of my life. It was also a bonus that she had worked at my venue before and knew all there was to know, which was extremely helpful considering I was planning a wedding in Tahoe when I lived in Colorado!Sent on 06/12/2019
I urge any bride in the Tahoe area to hire Blue Sky if they want to feel calm and supported on their wedding day, taken care of throughout their planning process, and desiring the best day of their life, with their vision carried out with perfection! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
Aimee, thank you will never be enough! You are truly phenomenal!
Claire Navarro-Silver · Married on 06/08/2019
We cannot recommend Blue Sky Events enough. We elected the Day-Of package and worked with Chelsea, who is absolutely amazing. She was so helpful, so on top of everything, and so knowledgeable about vendors, processes, details, and even the ins and outs of the marriage license process. When our DJ became unavailable the night before our wedding (yes that happened), Chelsea handled everything, securing a new, absolutely amazing DJ within hours. Our wedding day was beyond even what we imagined and we are so thankful to Chelsea and the Blue Sky Team for help making it what it was. Look no further - you've found your wedding planner.Sent on 07/17/2019
Marisa Tovar · Married on 05/04/2019
No words can express how thankful we are that we decided to get a planner. We were crazy and decided to plan a wedding in 4 months and having Chelsea is the main reason we were able to pull it off. She guided us, was patient, took time to get to know who we are, was responsive, beyond helpful, and knows Tahoe weddings inside and out - the best vendors, places, etc. She didn’t force any vendors and really took time to think about who we are, what’s important to us, and what vendors would work best with us - which is priceless when it comes to navigating choosing all your vendors. She went above beyond (like driving all around the lake to get us a “to-go” cake tasting while in the midst of a storm) and we truly couldn’t have done it without Chelsea! If you’re on the fence about hiring a planner - DO IT! You don’t know what you don’t know, and most of us have not planned a wedding before - BSE was completely worth it!Sent on 06/10/2019
Megan Crimmins · Married on 02/01/2019
Wouldn't have made it without her
Our coordinator was Aimee and our wedding was a destination. We live in NY and had the wedding in Lake Tahoe, CA. Aimee is amazing and made our day as perfect as it could perfectly be. Especially since it was a destination and we couldn't meet any of our vendors in person until the wedding day. She was there every step of the month before planning ensuring no detail slipped through the cracks. The actual day of the wedding proceeded as smoothly as possible due to her help.Sent on 02/06/2019
Jennifer · Married on 09/22/2018
Could not have lived without them!
Lindsey Johnson from Blue Sky Events was our wedding planner and by far, the most valuable resource to our wedding. I researched a ridiculous number of vendors on my own and felt overwhelmed trying to figure out who I could depend on and who would be able to do a good job. As soon as we hired her, she gave us her list of trusted resources and made everything a breeze! People were shocked to see how relaxed and stress-free we were about wedding planning and it's all because of Lindsey. She was super responsive and professional. The day of, she kept everything running smoothly, resolved all hiccups that I wasn't even aware of until the following day. She even did all the little things - had champagne and snacks in the bridal waiting room before the ceremony, put the notecards for my thank you speech at our table, made sure the wedding cards were safe and back in our room at the end. Most of all, she was kind, understanding, funny - everyone told us that she was wonderful and genuinely enjoyed being around her. It's definitely a bit of an investment but if you're able to, it will save your life.Sent on 01/24/2019
Claire B L · Married on 08/25/2018
My husband and I worked with Chelsea to plan our wedding, and her organization and expertise was invaluable. We were planning our Tahoe wedding from Washington, DC, so it was super helpful to have a local expert. I researched and interviewed multiple wedding planners in the area, and Blue Sky rose to the top of my list because of their positive attitudes, their welcoming energy, and their attention to detail. The week of our wedding, Chelsea made sure that all of the details were taken care of, and her coordination the day of was amazing! We never worried about anything the day of, and the event was perfect. Many of our friends and family told us that they had never been to such a wonderful, well-executed wedding.Sent on 01/27/2019
We also really enjoyed Chelsea's personality - she was fun, laid back, but also very competent and took our opinions seriously. The day of the wedding, she made sure we were feeling good and happy, and after the ceremony she put together a plate of our appetizers for us with our signature cocktails to make sure that we got to enjoy everything. She was amazing, and we would highly recommend Blue Sky Events for planning a beautiful, fun, smooth wedding!
Katherine · Married on 08/24/2018
I had a great experience working with Blue Sky Events and specifically, my planner Amie, for my wedding this summer. I do a lot of event planning as part of my day job, so my bar is pretty high, and I was extremely satisfied with their services. In particular, Amie did a wonderful job recommending and helping me manage my vendors, and coordination in the week of my wedding and on the day itself was outstanding. The whole thing went off without a hitch and was extremely low stress for me, thanks in very large part to Amie and her team. Would definitely recommend.Sent on 09/10/2018
Kristine Morris · Married on 08/11/2018
AMAZING wedding planning
Planning a wedding in Lake Tahoe was a daunting task from out of state, let alone at a venue that is a private property, requiring us to bring everything in ourselves. Being someone who likes to organize and plan things on my own, I was looking for a month-of wedding planner to help out. I was lucky enough to come across Blue Sky Events in my search and couldn't be happier with our choice. We spoke to Chelsea on the phone and she immediately impressed us with her professionalism and knowledge. We met with her in person when we were in town, but mostly communicated via email and phone. She always responded promptly, even in the midst of a busy wedding season, making us feel like a priority. Chelsea was SO MUCH more than a month of planner. She gave us incredible vendor recommendations when some of ours fell through, did the entire rental order which would have been a huge headache to figure out, and organized the rehearsal and the whole wedding day schedule down to every last detail. From the ceremony schedule, to the layout of tables and food stations, she handled it all perfectly. Our family and friends were honestly floored by how incredible Chelsea was, pulling it all off with a smile. She made every effort to ensure we weren't stressed on our big day, and I am forever grateful for that! I highly recommend hiring Chelsea from Blue Sky Events!Sent on 12/19/2018
Erin Ballard · Married on 07/30/2018
Blue Sky Events and Aimee Salcido were incredibly responsive and professional. An absolute pleasure to work with! Aimee answered all my questions, organized vendors for my needs and kept me on track. Highly, highly recommend them, you won’t be disappointed!Sent on 12/19/2018
Christopher · Married on 07/21/2018
Where to begin? During the initial planning stages of our destination wedding to Lake Tahoe, we somehow thought we could handle everything ourselves from the other side of the country. Reluctantly, we reached out to Kerry and her team just to say we at least explored the idea of engaging with a wedding planner. Coming from someone who is a total DIY'er, we completely changed our tune- and it was the best decision we made. Kerry tailored the perfect package for our needs.Sent on 08/04/2018
We were absolutely blessed to be paired with Lindsey Johnson. From day one throughout the next eleven months, Lindsey was not only extremely attentive, she continually hit home runs with her recommendations and suggestions. Having a local planner proved to be intrinsically valuable. Even though we picked out most of our vendors prior to engaging Blue Sky Events, she already had amazing working relationships with them from past events. Having that familiarity on your side goes a long way in removing some of those "unknowns" and the stress that comes with it.
Our ceremony and reception took place at the top of Heavenly Ski Resort at the Lakeview Lodge. From a logistical standpoint, this isn't the easiest venue due to vendor loading times, etc. Due to her vast experience of working with both the venue and our vendors, she was an absolute maestro in all communications leading up to, and day of our wedding.
As everyone knows, SOMETHING almost always doesn't go as planned. That's the beauty of life, I suppose! In our case, we had a massive hail storm right before our wedding ceremony was to begin. Lindsey knew how much an outdoor ceremony meant to us, so she immediately took charge and worked with the venue staff, our officiant, and our guests who were patiently waiting at the bottom of the tram to make the necessary adjustments to make it happen. And it was perfect!
We highly recommend BSE and their amazing staff.
The pic we posted is from Theilen Photography from the night of...
Kelly · Married on 06/16/2018
We would not have been able to pull off our wedding without Chelsea from Blue Sky Events. We planned our wedding in Lake Tahoe from across the country and while we could do a lot of the research and emailing ourselves, having someone local was invaluable. We didn't have the budget to have someone plan all the details of the wedding, but Blue Sky Events let us choose a plan where we could have a few hours with Chelsea before the wedding to review our vendor choices, have her create a detailed itinerary for the wedding day, and also be physically present the day-of to meet the vendors and make sure things went smoothly. Having someone local review our vendors and make suggestions for people to contact gave us confidence that we weren't missing any red flags and having someone there to orchestrate the day meant that our friends and family could fully enjoy the wedding. Thanks Chelsea!Sent on 06/24/2018
Cara · Married on 06/01/2018
Our wedding planner, Chelsea, was absolutely a pleasure to work with and she and her team truly made our wedding the amazing event it was! From helping us pick vendors to the day itself, she was there every step of the way and I know our perfect day was so perfect because of her! Do yourself a favor and actually enjoy your wedding day by booking Blue Sky Events...you won't regret it!Sent on 06/29/2018
Amy · Married on 05/25/2018
Lindsey planned our wedding from start to finish and I don't know how we would have done it without her! She walked us through every decision and vendor selection laying out thoughtful options, and giving her advice where we needed it. On the day I didn't have to think about anything and it was the smoothest, most stress-free day I could have imagined. We had SO MANY compliments on our wedding and it's all due to Lindsey's careful planning.Sent on 06/04/2018
Shannah · Married on 05/04/2018
I realized I was in over my head towards the end of my wedding planning. I had too much going on and not enough will power to pull all the strings together. I checked with many wedding planners, some flat out refused a day of or month of event planning process, some told me I couldn’t afford them (very rude...). But Blue Sky Events made me feel extremely welcome! They didn’t make me feel bad for forgetting details I forgot to tell them till a few weeks before hand, and they really took hold of all the strings and pulled it together. Thank you specifically to Aimee who really made my day come together perfectly (even after a fire marshall almost put a kaibosh on the whole thing for no real reason. She handled it and if I didn’t have her there it would have been a major issue). And I believe her assistant’s name was Keri (pronounced curry. I am so sorry I don’t know the spelling of your name. I hope I got it right!). Thank you for helping out and making my day super special! We really had a wonderful day all thanks to you guys :)Sent on 05/11/2018
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Melody · Married on 10/07/2017
Kerry just made our wedding everything I had imagined it would be and more! I hired her and her company as a month of coordinator for my Edgewood October 7th wedding. She did everything from small favors to herding my sometimes oblivious family.Sent on 10/18/2017
I explained my wedding vision to her and she delivered perfectly. I couldn't be more grateful for the help and support that she gave to me and my family on that special day.
I would highly recommend Kerry and her company. I'll be calling them for our 10th wedding anniversary celebration ;)
Thank you Kerry! xoxo
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Lindsay · Married on 09/29/2017
I received the full service package with Blue Sky Events since I live about 4 hours away from South Lake Tahoe and I could not have been happier with everything the staff did. My husband and I met with Kerry to begin with and she was very personable and understanding of our situation and time constraints. The pricing can seem off putting at first for someone who has never planned a wedding before, but their services and efforts are worth much more after everything is said and done.Sent on 11/14/2017
We mainly worked with Melissa and Lindsey during the whole process. Melissa did leave Blue Sky Events in the middle of our wedding planning process, but Lindsey picked up right where Melissa left off and the transition was seamless. I have to admit I was worried when this happened due to creating such a bond with Melissa, but Lindsey and Kerry made me feel reassured that nothing would be dropped and nothing was. The vendors that were recommended by Blue Sky were fantastic. Kerry, Melissa, and Lindsey were responsive to everyone one of my emails. Even to the point where I would be emailing Lindsey on her day off thinking she would get back to me the next business day, but she would get back to me that night. I was amazed and thankful due to my anxiety was running high when it was getting close to the wedding.
The wedding occurred at Edgewood late September 2017 and now since the wedding and planning is in the past, I am still impressed with Lindsey's professionalism, knowledge, and kindness. She was there during every anxiety ridden moment, especially during interactions with family members that do not understand wedding etiquette. Overall, our wedding day was perfect and Lindsey was with us every step of the way on that day.
If you are thinking of getting a wedding planner, please go with Blue Sky Events. You will not be disappointed at all!
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Lisa · Married on 09/16/2017
Chelsea and the team at Blue Sky were brilliant! They made it so much easier to plan a Lake Tahoe wedding from far away - helped match us with fabulous local vendors and keep track of all the little details, making the planning process much less stressful. Thanks to Chelsea's attention to detail, we didn't have to worry about anything on our big day - it went perfectly! We would definitely recommend them!Sent on 10/04/2017
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Vinti · Married on 09/10/2017
We got married at Heavenly on Sep 10th 2017. We were originally not thinking of getting a coordinator, but soon realized that we needed one, even though our was a small wedding (60 people). We talked to Kerry at Blue Sky Events and decided to hire them. Kerry was very professional and helpful. Lindsey was our day of coordinator, and let me tell you, she is as good as they come! She made the planning and our big day a breeze. Everything, and I meant EVERYTHING, went great! We were prepared for a few hiccups on our big day, but there were none. The whole day was like a dream, and we are sure that its because Lindsey was always stayed on top of it. We are very thankful and appreciative of Lindsey, Kerry and the entire Blue Sky Events team for making our day so very special and stress free! I would highly recommend them!Sent on 12/08/2017
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SB · Married on 09/03/2017
Hiring Blue Sky Events is the best decision you will make for your wedding!!! Words cannot do our experience justice for how much we loved working with Lindsey and the immense amount of support and relief she gave us planning the wedding and coordinating on our wedding day! After a couple of months trying to find vendors for our destination wedding in North Lake Tahoe I started to get anxiety about the task I had taken on, so I switched my search to wedding planners. Blue Sky Events was a clear first choice based on their response time, friendliness, what they offered and price! You get so much for your money…piece of mind being the most important! Lindsey was assigned to our wedding and we could not have been happier with the services she provided. She helped me pick my vendors, understand wording in contracts and stay on track with planning. My husband and I flew up several times and Lindsey made herself available to join us while we were meeting vendors and gave great advice. She responded quickly to questions or concerns and followed through with everything discussed. Leading up to our wedding weekend I only stressed about minor details and never had any major stress because Lindsey had it all under control. The weekend of our wedding we were not the only people impressed by Lindsey, our family and friends also saw how helpful and organized she was making everything run so smoothly. There were even some bumps in the road on our wedding day that my guests and I were never aware of because Lindsey fixed the situations before they affected our wedding. My parents even appreciated Lindsey so much they mentioned her in their speech! The bottom line is Lindsey and Blue Sky Events are extremely helpful, friendly, organized and professional. Hiring them is the best decision you can make to have an enjoyable, much less stressful engagement, wedding planning and wedding day experience.Sent on 09/20/2017
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Kim & Chris · Married on 08/26/2017
Perfect Planning, Perfect Day!Sent on 01/28/2018
Kerry Hawk and her team at Blue Sky events are BEYOND AMAZING! They are delightful to work with and truly make wedding planning a more relaxed and enjoyable process than we imagined possible.
They have a "can do" attitude that means the sky, literally, is the limit because they'll make anything possible. For example, we wanted to parasail away after taking our vows and this seemed daunting to some folks, but Kerry said "fabulous, let's do it!" and it was a highlight of the day. Kerry turns challenges into opportunities.
Kerry and her team were always available for questions by phone and email and met with us repeatedly at the wedding venue, with the caterer, and with the florist. Her attention to detail, timelines, organization and follow-through are impeccable!
Our wedding was at a particularly complex venue and due to Blue Sky's expert planning, logistical savvy and personal connections with our many vendors, everything went off without a hitch (except we did get hitched!).
And all of this is more remarkable because Blue Sky's event planning rates are shockingly reasonable (to be frank, we worked briefly with another wedding planner who was 3 times as expensive and not nearly as easy to work with).
And if, like me, you inadvertently try to walk down the aisle without your bridal bouquet, Kerry and her team will save the day!
Kerry is kind, creative and fun. Her team is professional and able to respond to the crazy unforeseen circumstances that are inevitable with any complex event. After our wedding, numerous guests commented on how terrific the Blue Sky team was. They'd be a tremendous asset to anyone planning to walk down the aisle. We'll return to Blue Sky for any future events we host in the Tahoe area.
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sue · Married on 07/24/2017
5.0 star ratingSent on 07/07/2017
Planning a destination wedding for our daughter's wedding in South Lake Tahoe @ Edgewood Golf and Country Club seemed overwhelming in the beginning but finding (on Yelp) and hiring Blue Sky Events made the task smooth and simple! Kerry was our initial contact who was with us from the start. She then assigned our wedding details to Lindsey who was FABULOUS! She guided and directed us with professionalism, listened to every detail! We feel so lucky and blessed to find the right fit for our needs. The Blue Sky Events team deserves more than 5 stars *********! As a professional myself, working in the customer service -real estate industry -details and communication are key components to a successful event/transaction! Kudos to Blue Sky Events for making our event a success! They did it all! **I have read others reviews about the planning pod and feel it is a necessary requirement to planning any event! Lauren and I are appreciative for Lindsey and her assistant for coordinating the #thechristensenwedding2017 and making Lauren and Kyle's wedding a HUGE success! Lindsey we can't "Thank you" enough for everything you did for us! You were with us every step of the way! You are a class act and very professional!! Thank you!!!
Las Vegas, Nevada
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tina · Married on 06/24/2017
Kerry was amazing! She is super on top of every detail! A true multi-tasker and detail oriented planner. Couldn't have done this without her. The guests were in awe of what a great job she did (although I let them think I had more to do with it than I did) She will do a great job for you!Sent on 07/06/2017
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Patricia · Married on 06/24/2017
Blue Sky was indispensable in planning my daughter's June wedding. We hired them for the full weekend as we had events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, extremely professional. We started with one planner, who transitioned out during our planning process for personal reasons, and Blue Sky made sure the transition to our new planner was seamless. They listened to what my daughter (and I!) wanted, provided very good options and advice, kept track of the budget and handled all of the details. Their promise to me was that they would deal with the stress of the weekend and I would be able to enjoy the whole event. Promise kept! I cannot recommend them highly enough.Sent on 12/08/2017
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