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Billie Schwartz · Married on 01/19/2020
The absolute BEST. Hire now and you can relax.
We hired Blue Water Weddings for our wedding planning and WOW, it was the best decision we could have ever made. Julia Timmins is absolutely outstanding at her job and she and her team helped us create and host the wedding of our dreams. Every step of the way, Julia has made herself available and was incredibly accommodating, truly listening to the vision I was hoping to have and helping make that happen. She kept us organized and focused through the planning, turning what I was expecting to be a stressful time to a memorable experience, sparking excitement and joy as we planned around our location and budget. She is well connected in the region, had great suggestions for vendors, and worked closely with everyone we chose. On the day of, she was the epitome of calm, collected, professional, and efficient like the conductor of an orchestra. The day of the wedding was timed and executed so perfectly, I actually got to ENJOY my own wedding, it was the best! Our family and guests even commented on how amazing and professional she was, as well as how beautifully and meticulously our wedding was planned and played out. The number one word I got described to me was "relaxed." Well, that was because Julia was right on top of everything. Our vendors even commented on how efficient and seamless the wedding was both during and after the big day. We simply can't sing her praises enough! Hiring her for our wedding planner was the single best decision we made for this wedding. Big shout out to Jacque and Dene as well, from Blue Water, who designed a number of amazing pieces for us. Jaqcue helped us set up our welcome party the night before and it was absolutely lovely. She also helped us create an incredible archway with her fantastic floral skills. Dene did all of our day-of-printing and it turned out just fabulous. Blue Water Weddings is a gem! Stop looking a call them to book.Sent on 02/04/2020
Ali Strauss · Married on 02/22/2020
Seamless and Professional
I could have NEVER planned my wedding without Julia. She is worth every single penny and then some. The day of went off without a hitch, even when a cold front came in and Julia ran to get me a blanket so I could stop shivering, she is truly so in tune with her brides, believe me when I say she can handle any situation. Her eye for design does without saying, it's stunning. I am so thankful for her. My day truly looked like it was out of a magazine and I have her to thank for that.Sent on 03/24/2020
Erica · Married on 02/20/2020
Such a BIG help! I had the wedding of my dreams!
We live out of the country and so we hired Julia as our full-service wedding planner two years before our wedding. She was detrimental in helping us choose the perfect location (she gave us FaceTime property tours of venues and hotels), and was a huge help with our save-the-dates, invitations, the wedding website, our budget management, keeping on track with a planning schedule, and just being the point person in the area for all things wedding related. It was definitely lower-stress planning of an out-of-country wedding than I expected or imagined. And where Julia really shined? The little day-of details, coordination and decorating. I mean, just wow. I still have guests tell me that my wedding was the most fun and most beautiful they've ever been too. She really has a knack for making your day flow smoothly and look flawless. I still did a lot for my own wedding, but Julia and I were a team and she was such a big help. Thank you, Julia, for helping me plan the wedding of my dreams. It was everything I hoped it would be!Sent on 04/07/2020
Suzanne Rice · Married on 05/06/2019
Could not have done it without her
Julia with Blue Water Weddings was incredible to work with, very professional, and knowledgeable. She provided options I had not thought about for wedding venue sites to help stay within budget. Her contacts and vendor list was great. All of the vendors highly respect her and said, “Oh Julia is your wedding planner? Then everything is going to be taken care of.” Day before my wedding and day of wedding she was there making sure everything ran smoothly and was totally organized. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!Sent on 05/18/2019
Carolina Portela · Married on 01/19/2019
Best decision EVER!
Hiring Julia and her amazing team was the best decision we ever made. Her relationships with all the vendors and knowledge of the Keys in general was so helpful and took a lot of the pressure off our plate. She provided so many options that fit our parameters, which were a little difficult given the size of our guest list. She was extremely kind and so calm, which was very comforting during the inevitable stress that came with planning a destination wedding for 300 people. There is no way we could have done it without Julia and her team. Period. She kept us organized and on track from the day we hired her and made the entire weekend feel like a seamless celebration for us and all our friends and family- and we didn’t have to worry about a thing! Julia and the entire Blue Water Weddings team truly made our dream weekend come true!Sent on 05/31/2019
Magdalena Moeller · Married on 12/08/2018
Best Wedding planning decision we made!
We are SO happy we chose Julia and Dené to help make our special day absolutely amazing.Sent on 12/22/2018
They were on top of it for the entire wedding planning process and really shined the day of. I didn’t lift a FINGER. I didn’t worry about anything and Julia continued to check in throughout the day to make sure I had everything I needed. It was exactly what I wanted.
And the wedding itself - we’ll lets just say they were troopers. We had some unexpected rain and they were outside with us all night long while we danced in the rain. That’s what I call above and beyond!!
So thank you one million times Julia and Dene for the best wedding planning experience I could have ever asked for and more importantly the most beautiful wedding day that fit my vision perfectly.
Nancy · Married on 11/10/2018
Wedding in the Keys
Julia and her assistant, Dené were wonderful! They pulled together everything we wanted in less than 4 months. Our wedding day went seamlessly thanks to them! Their vendor recommendations were all superb as well!Sent on 11/13/2018
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you Nancy! It was such a pleasure working with you and we are so happy for you both! Congrats and all the best!! xoxo
Jen Fernandez · Married on 08/11/2018
Thank you for the best day ever!
Julia and Dene at Blue water weddings made our wedding day a dream come true! Four months post wedding I still have guests telling me that it was the best and most fun wedding they have ever been to! Although we do not live too far (just up in Fort Lauderdale) we still hired them to be full service planners which made everything a breeze. Anytime I had a "what do we do about this" moment, Julia always had an immediate solution. She always kept me calm throughout the planning process and I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you for everything!Sent on 12/14/2018
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you Jen! It was such a pleasure working with you and your family. We loved our meetings together and hope you keep in touch! XOXO
Payton · Married on 03/24/2018
Julia and Dené did an amazing job on our wedding! Everything came out perfect and they take all the pressure off of you on your big day!Sent on 04/18/2018
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you Payton! It was such a pleasure to be a part of it and you looked so beautiful and happy! Keep in touch!
Melissa · Married on 03/03/2018
Julia Timins with Blue Water Weddings is AMAZING! She is very supportive and incite full during the whole planning process. Julia is so professional and she knows the best vendors to use.Sent on 03/13/2018
On my wedding day I could just sit back and enjoy the day since Julia had everything organized and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Jessik · Married on 05/13/2017
Blue water weddings made our wedding day unbelievable!! It was the best weekend of our lives. Not a detail was missed the entire weekend. Julia made sure that we were stress free during the planning process. We can't thank her and Danielle enough for all the hard work that was put into making our day magical. Thank you sooo very much!!Sent on 05/17/2017
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you Jessika! Such a pleasure to work with you and Austin. Wishing you all the very best for the future.
Pamela · Married on 02/25/2017
Coming from an Event background, I thought I could plan this wedding from out of state by myself...Well, I am SO Glad that I found Julia to keep my sanity...She pulled everything together and gave us the perfect wedding! She really knows what she is doing and allowed me to have the most perfect day! Thank you!Sent on 03/15/2017
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words. Loved pulling it all together for you and seeing you have a such a great time.
David · Married on 02/18/2017
We had an amazing wedding in the Florida Keys with Julia's help. We booked a location that fell through and luckily we found a better location (Coconut Palm Inn) that was perfect for a few day destination wedding. When the wedding is far away do not expect emails to be answered right away. She has a ton of weddings and the ones a month out are going to be top priority as it should be. She does a ton of weddings. She helped us find all the right vendors for everything to make our day perfect. A month out she was on top of everything getting it all finalized. There were a few minor things that were missed the day of but overall the day was 99% perfect. I do not envy the job of a wedding coordinator. There are a million things going on and she did a great job keeping everything organized.Sent on 03/23/2017
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you David. It was a pleasure and enjoyed working with you both.
Jill · Married on 01/28/2017
I had planned most of my wedding from out of state, and realized I needed a day of coordinator. Hiring Julia was the best decision I made throughout my the wedding planning process. Looking back, I should've hired her to plan the entire thing. She was professional, sweet and really went the extra mile. Our wedding day went extremely smooth, was totally stress free for me and my husband, and we know she put a lot of effort into making that happen.Sent on 02/16/2017
Erin · Married on 10/24/2016
Our experience started while searching for a venue in the Florida Keys. Struggling to really know the best route I decided to find a planner from the area and see where to go from there. I called Julia AFTERHOURS and she picked up! What? Someone in the Keys actually answered the phone but afterhours, GREAT! Before even signing any contracts she provided several places within budget to research. Luckily we live about 3 hours away and there was a Wedding Show in Islamorada in January so we able to meet venue managers, DJ’s, caterer, and florists etc. While there she introduced us to her preferred venders and all was well. From then on the phone calls, emails, tasting and walkthroughs were coordinated on time. Working well within budget Julia and her assistant along with all venders. I was so nervous about how everything was going to come together but with her vision and keen eye for the smallest of details was far more than I could imagine. Everyone raved at how smoothly everything came together without a hitch! It was beachy, whimsical, and elegant. Recommending Blue Water Weddings is not enough, I would say it is a MUST HAVE if you are planning a wedding in the Florida Keys. Thank you to Julia and her team for making our wedding absolutely perfect! ~ Erin & SupoSent on 11/04/2016
Natalie · Married on 07/21/2016
Julia was the best decision we made while planning the wedding. We had a destination wedding in the Florida Keys and planning is hard from further away. Julia took all the worry from us and took care of everything down to every detail! Her professionalism and timeliness is incredible! She is also a joy to be around! Loved every little detail she put together for us. She truly made our wedding a dream come true. We will forever be thankful for her! ??Sent on 08/01/2016
Jim Muszynski · Married on 06/12/2016
We highly recommend Blue Water Weddings and Julia.Sent on 09/08/2016
Our wonderful adventure started with Julia at Blue Water Weddings prior to us even hiring her. We were interviewing Wedding Planners and when we were talking to Julia we told her about the location we were thinking of having our wedding. Without us even hiring her she suggested she do a FaceTime at the property so we can get a better idea of the property and what it had to offer. This type of excellent proactive customer service made us fall in love with her and her staff. From our initial conversation over the phone, Julia quickly learned our style and vision and she was spot on, after we face timed, we were convinced this original venue was not for us. Julia was instrumental in working with us to find the perfect venue for us and our guests and she took all of our visions and made them a reality and much more. Her knowledge of vendors was unreal. Each vendor she recommended added their own imprint to making our wedding day exceptional. She treated us as if we were her only client always making herself available for a call or meeting to touch base. Her unending dedication in making our Wedding Day the most amazing event for us and our guests is an experience everyone should have on their special day. From the smallest details Julia and Jenny handled everything and we always had nothing to worry about with Julia and her staff at the helm. We even believe they had something to do with the rainbows that appeared during the photo session.
Being from Chicago, our family and friends are accustom to elegant, over the top weddings. What Julia arranged for us blew our mind away. We are still hearing from people that it was the most elegant, beautiful Wedding they have ever attended.
Anyone who is thinking of having a wedding in the Florida Keys, their first call needs to be to Julia. We could not image our wedding without her.
Thank you Julia for making our Wedding Day spectacular.
Jim & Harry
julie · Married on 05/11/2016
Julia was amazing!!! we could not of down it without her. She went above and beyond every step of the way. To making sure we had a cocktail in our hand, to making sure we ate, following the timeline so everything went smoothly, meeting with us several times before the wedding, skype calls, pushing us when we needed to make a decision, offering advice every step of the way, dealing with the questions of the parents, making sure the bridal party had there act together it goes on and on. She was a rockstar and you need to hire her for your wedding. She was the best investment we made.Sent on 05/24/2016
Naomi · Married on 04/28/2016
From start to finish Julia and her team at Blue Water Weddings were able to take our vision for a wedding and turn it into a reality. We met with Julia on a whim after the first place we had booked fell through. We described our ideal wedding to Julia and without hesitation she suggested Southern Diversion in Marathon Florida.Sent on 05/15/2016
Throughout the wedding planning process Julia responded to all of my emails (and there were many) in a timely manner. Any bumps in the road, which to a bride may seem like catastrophes, Julia handled calmly and efficiently. Julia helped to coordinate all details for both the Welcome Dinner and Wedding from the menu, to the flowers, to the decorations. She helped create a schedule for transportation so that all guests. As a wedding favor, I wanted all of the guests to leave with a picture frame containing a family picture from the wedding. Julia not only had her assistant Jennie take pictures of the guests, but then she went to Rite Aid to get them developed so the guests could leave the wedding with a memory of themselves at the wedding. The guests all raved about the favors.
With her help, planning a destination wedding was enjoyable as she helped to alleviate stress from being so far away.
Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at the wedding and how beautiful all of the details turned out.
Blue Water Weddings's reply:Thank you Naomi, you and Jason were such a pleasure to help bring your vision to life. I wish you all the very best. Keep in touch! xo
Jennifer · Married on 04/23/2016
Julia is awesome and very cool/calm under pressure. Our venue had a conflict and we actually had to change our wedding date! Julia handled it immediately and with such professionalism. We had a fantastic wedding and everything went as planned. In addition, we were a destination wedding so we had to do a lot of the planning remotely. Julia was a lifesaver because she was local in Florida when we could not be. Thank you Julia!!Sent on 05/18/2016
Melissa · Married on 04/16/2016
Julia & Jenny at Blue Water Weddings were a blessing for our wedding! They truly came in and saved the day, making sure everything went smoothly and with no stress. Every detail was taken care of and the vendors she booked for me were amazing! Chris and I truly appreciate everything Julia and Jenny did for us!Sent on 04/27/2016
-Chris & Melissa McBee
User6401773 · 2+ years ago
Julia and her team made the most special day of our lives picture perfect. Blue waters wedding made our vision a reality and executed everything perfectly. Everyone was asking me how I was so calm all day. I kept telling everyone I have nothing to stress out about because Julia is taking care of everything. It was a pleasure working with Julia every step. Her taste is impeccable and her happy calm energy is contagious. After having Julia there I am telling everyone she is the person you must hire for you wedding!Sent on 02/23/2016
Sarah · Married on 01/09/2016
Julia was so incredibly helpful, I said multiple times, "I don't know what we would do if we didn't hire her!". She made it easy planning a destination wedding, keeping in contact and responding to all of our emails in a timely manner. She was very professional and knew exactly what she was doing. I am so grateful to have had her there with us on our big day.Sent on 01/14/2016
Susan · Married on 01/02/2016
Julia was amazing. Very calm under pressure, amazingly creative and so organized! I had no idea that hiring a wedding planner was necessary but I was so wrong! Organizing a destination wedding on a tight time frame during the busiest weekend in the Keys ever made Julia indispensable! Her knowledge of venues and styles and the amazing eye for design and detail made my dream wedding come true. There is not one single thing I would change. If you are considering hiring a wedding planner and getting married in the Keys, you must hire Julia.Sent on 01/11/2016
Chiara · Married on 01/01/2016
Kat celebrated our wedding in Islamorada: she was top chioce for us. She made our wedding day very specialSent on 01/11/2016